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Gary Bettman On The 2022 Olympics

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sonny Sachdeva of Sportsnet,

“I don’t know that we want to go to China,” Bettman said Friday of the 2022 Games in Beijing while speaking on a panel at the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. “I think going to the Olympics is incredibly disruptive on a season.”...

While it appears Bettman and the league are still hesitant to allow their players to take time away from the NHL to participate in the international tournament, the commissioner did present one alternate option for the IOC.

“I’ve asked the IOC, I said ‘Why don’t you put us in the summer?’” Bettman said. “You know, just for you history buffs, that the first participation of hockey in the Olympics was in 1920 in Antwerp in the Summer Games. We’d be happy to go in the summer.

“I’m sure the players would be thrilled to go in the summer.”

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Derick Brassard Headed To Pittsburgh

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

added 2:42pm,

 

 

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  Tags: derick+brassard

Videos- Post-Practice Talk

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

Jeff Blashill and Anthony Mantha spoke with the media after today's practice.

Watch below...

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It Matters Canada

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

These are the games you never forget.

It doesn’t matter who you are and where you play. It doesn’t matter that nobody knows your name or your background. It doesn’t matter that this wasn’t the Team Canada we wanted or you wanted on the ice.

It matters that they lost, to Germany, fricking Germany, who didn’t qualify for the last Olympics, and lost the opportunity to play for gold in hockey, not being defeated. Beating themselves.

It matters that they lost and these players we’ve barely come to know will live with this undisciplined defeat, this game lacking direction and common hockey sense, and they will carry this 4-3 loss around with them, probably for the rest of their lives.

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  Tags: team+canada

The Wings Are Practicing Today

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

Dana Wakiji tweets.

Green back in practice today at BELFOR Training Center.

Mantha wearing the full face shield.

While #RedWings Zetterberg and Green are practicing, Abdelkader and Tatar are not.

added 12:46pm, Wakiji...

Mantha May have a facia fracture, going for second opinion, but will be able to play with the full face shield.

added 12:50pm, Okay, you may get a laugh out of this one...

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Changes To TSNs Trade Bait List

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from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

The New York Rangers warned in last month’s letter to fans that this teardown might mean losing some “familiar faces.”

Mats Zuccarello may be one of those faces.

Zuccarello, the team’s leading scorer four of the last five seasons, has joined TSN’s Trade Bait board at No. 10....

Teams are also interested to see what Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has up his sleeve before the deadline in a disappointing season. Chicago will almost certainly miss the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews’ rookie seasons in 2007-08. But that doesn’t necessarily preclude Bowman from tinkering.

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Video Auston Matthews Injury Update

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Bob McKenzie reported Matthews will have an MRI today and it looks like a shoulder injury.

He is not at practice today.

Watch the injury below...

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  Tags: auston+matthews

The Latest On Erik Karlsson

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

The forecast of what’s most likely to happen in the relative short term, IMO, would rank as follows: 1. Karlsson not traded now, but more likely in the summer. 2. Karlsson traded by Monday with Bobby Ryan in the deal. 3. Karlsson traded by Monday but no Bobby Ryan in deal.

1. Karlsson is arguably NHL’s top defenceman and top five, if not top three, players in the game. 2. The Senators are actively/seriously engaged in talks to trade him. 3. Even if it doesn’t happen by Monday, it may very well occur in the off-season. In any case, unique situation.

McKenzie has more tweets on this, so check them out if interested.

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  Tags: erik+karlsson

A Six-Year Contract For Josh Bailey And The New York Islanders

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the New York Islanders,

The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with Josh Bailey on a six-year contract, ensuring that the All-Star forward will remain with the club that drafted him through the 2023-24 season. 

Bailey, 28, has established career highs in points (62) and assists (47) through 58 games this season. The Islanders' first-round pick (ninth overall) in the 2008 NHL Draft is second on the Islanders and tied for seventh in the league in assists this season. He is also third on the team in points.

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  Tags: josh+bailey

Ottawa Should Trade Erik Karlsson Now

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

Here’s the thing about trading Erik Karlsson: It’s never going to be easy.

Not now, in the rushed hours before Monday’s 3 p.m. ET deadline. Not in June at the entry draft, even with fewer cap constraints and more suitors. Not in July, when sign-and-trade scenarios could potentially come into play.

The only thing that changes over time with this type of franchise-altering decision is where the leverage lies. And for the next three-plus days the Ottawa Senators are in a more powerful position than they’re likely to find themselves afterwards.

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  Tags: erik+karlsson

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