NHL Short Notes
PERRY, DUCKS MAKE IT SEVEN STRAIGHT
Corey Perry posted 1-1—2, including his League-leading ninth goal of the season just 1:28 after the opening face-off, to power the Ducks to their seventh consecutive victory.
* At 7-1-0, the Ducks continue to match their best start to a season both in terms of wins (7; 2013-14) and points (14; 2006-07 and 2013-14).
* The Ducks now have posted four winning streaks of seven or more games since the start of the 2013-14 season. That inc...
Not Good News For The NHL, The Canadian Dollar Is Dropping
from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
The Canadian dollar has been steadily losing value vis-à-vis its U.S. counterpart. It dropped below 90 cents this week and economists see a further decline in the future. A CIBC report said the loonie could fall to 82 cents early next year.
What does this mean for the NHL?
The league has enjoyed a dramatic rise in revenues over the past decade despite two potentially devastating lockouts. We would like to give NHL commissioner Gary ...
The Winnipeg Jets Are Digging Themselves Into A Hole
from Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press,
They lacked focus and finish. None of their players had good nights. Winnipeg gave too many open looks to Tampa’s big guns and the visitors didn’t miss when given the chance.
Jets coach Paul Maurice is quickly finding out he’s got even more of a challenge on his hands than he might have expected.
His group is mentally soft and doesn’t have a compass.
Inconsistency has been the hallmark of this club since it...
NHL Talk On Twitter
from Irene Thomaidis of the Toronton Sun,
According to exclusive data obtained by the Toronto Sun, the Oilers were the most talked-about Canadian team during the opening week of the NHL season according to mentions on the social-networking service. That despite an 0-3-1 start.
"There's a few things at play there," Chris Doyle, director of media partnerships at Twitter Canada, said. "The 1983-84 team reunited in Edmonton at the beginning of the season. Those tweets combined with excit...
Flyers Need A Defenseman, Showing Interest In Ryan Whitney
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,
According to a source, the Flyers reached out to defenseman Ryan Whitney's camp yesterday to gauge interest.
No deal had been reached yesterday, but one could be brokered soon, depending on how Gostisbehere plays and whether the Flyers can get eyes on Whitney's physical condition.
Whitney, 31, arrived in Sochi, Russia, only yesterday after signing with the KHL's HC Sochi. His deal with HC Sochi is a 1-year deal and he has an "o...
The New York Isanders Are Trending Up
Part of the reason the team has been getting a positive amount of attention this year is due to the fact the Islanders now have a good mix in their lineup. When healthy, this year the Islanders have center Mikhail Grabovski as well as his former Toronto Maple Leaf teammate Nikolay Kulemin, along with proven scorers John Tavares, Kyle Okposo, Michael Grabner, Frans Nielsen, and Brock Nelson. And, of course, there’s a new goaltender to: Jaroslav Halak.
It helps, too, that...
A Grieving Canada Will Honor Those Who Were Recently Killed
from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
The Leafs will host the Boston Bruins on Hockey Night in Canada, the first gathering of the nation’s hockey congregation after a week in which Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed in a targeted hit-and-run attack in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Quebec and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered on the steps of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the shadow of Parliament. Both deaths are considered acts of terrorism with Canadian soldiers as targets.
Video- Highlights Of Friday‚Äôs NHL Games
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Videos- Two High-Profile NHL Rookies With Their First NHL Goal Friday Night
Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers and Jonathan Drouin of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored last night.
Below, Droun's first NHL goal...
Video- Patrik Elias Hand Pass Bounces Off Of Kari Lehtonen To Damien Brunner - Goal
You would think the goal would not be allowed but truthfully I don't know the rule on this.
The NHL Situation Room only ruled on this and no mention of a hand pass....
Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Dallas net. Video review showed that the net was displaced after the puck crossed the Stars goal line. According to Rule 78.4 "The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still inside ...
Videos- Cam Atkinson Relieved He Can See After Taking A Skate To The Face
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson has a nasty slice running across his right eyelid and down his cheek, yet he was counting his blessings after a 4-1 loss to Anaheim on Friday in Honda Center.
At 10:34 of the third peirod, Atkinson was inadvertantly kicked in the face by the right skate blade of Ducks center Ryan Kesler, when Kesler's leg kicked up behind him as he reached ahead of him for the puck.
Atkinson dropped to the ice, and a s...