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Sabres Scrimmage: Plenty Of Compete, Lack Of Finish

Blog: The Sabres Observer By @DaveDavisHockey

I know it was only a prospect scrimmage that's not to be overanalyzed, but at least allow me to say that I didn't get the warm fuzzy feeling that most of the other whopping 8,725 or so fans in attendance did.

Tim Murray watched the festivities from the 5th row in section 216.  I'd love to know what he was thinking.  I'm going to venture a guess.

From an offensive display standpoint, it had to have left him wanting more.

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  Tags: mikhail+grigorenko, sabres+prospect+scrimmage, sam+reinhart

What Exactly Is The ‘Capitals Way’?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Alex Prewitt of Capitals Insider,

... since Trotz and his staff assembled in Washington, the idea of the “Capitals Way” has entered their lexicon, another one of the intangible concepts – think “culture change” or “Brooks Orpik’s leadership” – being preached so much.

So what does this mean, exactly? What is the “Washington Capitals Way” Trotz wants to implement, or rediscover, or put back on track?

“I think it’s team-first and you’re able to count on the guy right beside you, across from you,” assistant coach Lane Lambert said. “There’s a lot of togetherness. There’s a lot of team-oriented concepts that we work on this week.”

“I think it’s going to be something we’re still formulating as a staff,” assistant coach Todd Reirden said. “I think a lot of times when you’re forming a model and words you want to use to describe your team before you go out and make those words public, I think you need to interact with the players and watch and now you can develop some of those characteristics after you’ve played, gone through some training camp games and real games. That’s when you get concrete words that define your team.”

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Red Wings afternoon news: a small goalie, large contracts, charitable news and addenda

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Updated substantially at 3:25 PM: This afternoon's selection of Red Wings-related news isn't as interesting as the Paul-posted, "Jimmy Devellano's first words to the media since the draft" article in which the Hockey News's Ken Campbell discussed Ken Holland and Mike Babcock's shelf lives, but I've found enough tidbits to cobble together a respectable mid-July entry.

The first bit of Wings-related news comes from the ECHL, and it involves a somewhat surprising signing made by the Toledo Walleye:

Goaltender Jeff Lerg has agreed to terms with the Toledo Walleye for the 2014-15 season.

The Walleye are the ECHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League and the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

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Peter Holland Signs A Two-Year Contract With The Leafs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Toronto Maple Leafs,

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the hockey club has signed forward Peter Holland to a two-year contract.

Holland, 23, played 39 games for the Maple Leafs in 2013-14 collecting 10 points (five goals, five assists) and 16 penalty minutes. He recorded a career best two goals and three points December 14 against Chicago. The 6-2, 194-pound forward also played 14 regular season games for the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies this past season during which he registered five goals and five assists with 10 penalty minutes. In 11 Calder Cup playoff games he led the Marlies in both goals (7) and points (15), while earning a (+6) plus/minus rating.

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  Tags: peter+holland

Video- NHL 15 True Hockey Physics

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I am not a gamer at all, but this looks pretty good to me.

 

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One Liners

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report,

* Now that the Penguins have shut the door on Martin Brodeur it seems to me that the only club open to Mister Goalie is Toronto.

* But for that to happen some club would have to pick up James Riemer who still labors under the misapprehension that he's better than Monsieur Bernier.

* My Top Flop Of The Past Three Years Award goes to Zach Bogosian. Remember he was the third overall Draft pick in 2008.

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Some Ken Holland And Mike Babcock Talk

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

These are interesting times for the Detroit Red Wings. They’re coming off a season in which they just made the playoffs after moving to the far inferior Eastern Conference, went 0-for-everyone in free agency and have a mix of wobbly veterans and kids that could well see their run of 23 straight seasons in the playoffs come to an end.

Head coach Mike Babcock, who has one year left on his contract and would be the biggest free agent on the market next summer if he got there, said recently that he won’t negotiate a contract extension during the 2014-15 season.

Adding another layer to the intrigue is the status of GM Ken Holland. Both he and Babcock are inextricably linked. In fact, Babcock has said in the past he wants to wait to see what Holland’s status will be before addressing his own.

Like Babcock, Holland has one year left on his contract with the Red Wings. But there is also an option year on the contract, one which Red Wings senior vice-president Jim Devellano recently told me is essentially Holland’s. There is some dispute about this, since it has been reported it is a team option. But I’ll go with Devellano on this one.

Devellano said he and Holland have been talking about an extension for Holland for some time now, most recently as early as last Sunday night. And while talks have been exploratory, Devellano is confident the Red Wings will get Holland under contract. “One thing is sure,” Devellano said. “We’ll do what’s best for Ken Holland.”

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A Ten Year Review Of Free Agency

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sean McIndoe of Grantland,

Let’s start at the beginning: August 2005, when the league emerged from a yearlong lockout and teams got their first crack at a new world of free agency.

2005

The 2005 offseason was a strange one. The lockout ended in July, and teams were given the opportunity to use unlimited compliance buyouts to get under the new salary cap. In theory, that should have flooded the market. In reality, teams largely played it cautious.

Best: Scott Niedermayer, Mighty Ducks, $28 million over four years

This one’s not an especially tough call, as Brian Burke and the Ducks nabbed a reigning Norris winner and future Hall of Famer who still had plenty of good years left. (They also had an advantage over other teams in the form of Scott’s brother Rob, who was already on the roster. The two had always wanted to play together.)

Scott Niedermayer posted a career high in points in his first season in Anaheim. When he was joined by Chris Pronger for 2006-07, the dominant duo gave the Ducks the franchise’s first Stanley Cup.

Worst: Alexander Mogilny, Devils, $7 million over two years/Vladimir Malakhov, Devils, $7.2 million over two years (tie)

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Derek Roy Becomes Another Disciple of Gary Roberts

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jos Cooper of The Tennessean,

After three sub-par years, Derek Roy knew his training needed to change. He knew he needed to work on his nutrition.

So this summer, the newest Predator -- who signed yesterday on a one-year $1 million contract -- enrolled in Gary Roberts' fitness program in Toronto....

"I know coming into this summer I wanted to come in the best shape I could possibly coming into the season, and that's why I sought out Gary Roberts and his workout program," Roy said. "I'm feeling great right now and hopefully at the end of the summer I'll be feeling better and not focusing on injuries."

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  Tags: derek+r, gary+roberts

Matthew Lombardi Signs With The New York Rangers

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from NHL.com,

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Matthew Lombardi.

Lombardi, 32, skated in 46 games with Genève-Servette of National League A (NLA) in Switzerland this past season, registering 20 goals and 30 assists for 50 points, along with 54 penalty minutes and a plus-16 rating. He led the NLA in assists and points, while tying for sixth in the league – and leading Genève-Servette – in goals. In the playoffs, Lombardi registered nine points (three goals, six assists) in 12 games. He tied for fifth in the NLA in assists and tied for seventh in the league in points in the playoffs, while ranking second on the team in each category. Lombardi also tallied four goals and four assists for eight points, along with a plus-five rating in three games while helping Genève-Servette win the Spengler Cup. Lombardi was named to the Spengler Cup All-Star Team, as he led all skaters in the tournament in points, tied for the tournament lead in goals and assists, and tied for second in plus/minus rating.

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  Tags: matthew+lombardi

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