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Another Roy Suspension

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Sportsnet,

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League suspended another of Patrick Roy’s sons Monday, handing Quebec Remparts forward Frédérick Roy fifteen games for a high-sticking incident during Friday night’s game against the Juniors in Montreal.

Frederick, 17, who is coached by his father Patrick, hit Montreal defenceman Vincent Bourgeois in the face following a melee. Frederick received a five-minute major and a match penalty in the 8-2 Remparts loss and was also to be assessed an automatic one-game suspension.

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Bettman’s First Year on XM Radio

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo!‘s Puck Daddy,

If you’ve never heard The NHL Hour with Gary Bettman, you can download the podcasts on NHL.com. What you’ll find is that Bettman is his usual well-informed self, digging his heels in on a myriad of issues and never giving an inch during a discussion. The man has a politician’s gift for staying on message, even if he’s never had a politician’s gift for charisma.

But you’ll also find the program is a Twilight Zone where harsh criticism of Bettman’s performance over the last 15 years doesn’t seem to exist. The callers are, to a fault, polite and complementary. If they guys behind Gary Bettman Sucks or Fire Bettman are calling in, they might be on lithium.

read on

Filed in: NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: gary+bettman, media, nhl+hour, xm+radio

Ott Out With Broken Hand

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Andrew’s Dallas Stars Blog,

Steve Ott is expected to miss one month with a broken hand. This happened in the fight with Steve Montador the other night.

You can watch the video at Andrew’s blog…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: steve+ott

Zeiler Suspended

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

TORONTO (November 24, 2008) – Los Angeles Kings forward John Zeiler has been suspended for three games, without pay, as a result of a boarding incident that took place during NHL Game #295, Nov. 22 against the Colorado Avalanche, the National Hockey League announced.

            Zeiler was assessed a major penalty for boarding and game misconduct for hitting Colorado defenseman Adam Foote at 6:51 of the second period.

            Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Zeiler will forfeit $8,770.17. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Colorado Avalanche, Los Angeles Kings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: adam+foote, john+zeiler

Pondering the Senators

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Will it come to this for the Ottawa Senators? Cute.

For a more in-depth look at the Senators this week, check out SENShobo from earlier today, Rod Brodie at the Ottawa Senators.com site, plus some fire-sale rumors being discussed at the Sens Army blog.  (Apparently there are people in the universe that think trading Daniel Alfredsson is a reasonable plan after just weeks after signing him to a 4-year contract extension. The mind boggles.)

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  Tags: daniel+alfredsson

Oh…Really?

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

ESPN’s Scott Burnside had this to say about the Stars having to deal with Brendan Morrow’s long-term knee injury,

He re-established himself as one of the top leaders in the game by scoring big goals and bringing a big, physical game every night. His loss is on a par with the Detroit Red Wings of old losing Steve Yzerman, the Carolina Hurricanes losing Rod Brind’Amour or Calgary losing Jarome Iginla.

 

 

 

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More Goalie Equipment Changes Coming

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From John McGourty at NHL.com:

Bottom line: Equipment is there to protect, not make saves.

“We came to the conclusion that we should move forward with some subtle changes for the 2008-09 season,” said NHL goaltending supervisor Kay Whitmore, who played goal in 155 NHL games for the Hartford Whalers, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames. “There will be more changes next year with more proportional fittings for protection only. We have to get back to the beginning of what equipment was for in the first place.”

NHL officials are responding to feedback from players, coaches and management to reduce the size of goalie equipment.

more

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  Tags: goalies, hockey+equipment, kay+whitmore

Top Team In The East

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

It is still quite early in the NHL season, but one team has clearly emerged as the top team in the East Conference so far.  That team is the Boston Bruins.  They have a 14—7 record (with four losses counted as regulation ties).  The only other team with 14 wins in the East Conference is the New York Rangers who have two more games played.  Boston being at the top is a surprise.  I predicted they would miss the playoffs this year.  I think it was a more common prediction to have the Bruins winning one of the bottom playoff berths in the East. 

They were coming off of a season where they had surprised to make playoffs.  They did so despite a lack of offensive depth.  Marc Savard and Marco Sturm were their only forwards to clear 40 points.  They did so with a defence that also lacks depth and is strongly dependent upon Zdeno Chara.  The main reason that they surprised is that Tim Thomas had a very good year.  He was not too far back of the Vezina trophy nominees in terms of his on ice success.  For a 33 year old that had spent most of his life outside the NHL - who had never been considered a top prospect - this was a surprise.  It was easy to predict that it was an aberration and couldn’t be repeated.

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Blues-Leafs Trade

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Nick Kypreos on Fan 590 reporting the follwing trade:  Alex Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo for Lee Stempniak.

added 1:50pm, St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the team has acquired defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo and center Alexander Steen from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Lee Stempniak.

“We feel we have improved our club today for both the short and long term by adding Carlo and Alex,” said Davidson.  “Carlo is solid two-way defenseman and will provide depth to our blueline and Alex can play center or wing and can score at the NHL level.”  “Lee has done a tremendous job in St. Louis.  He is a classy individual and we would like to thank him for all of his work on and off the ice that he has provided to the St. Louis Blues.”

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Matt Murley Cleared by IIHF to Play in KHL

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Press release from the KHL:

The Disciplinary Committee of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) recently met to discuss violations of the IIHF bylaws on player transfers in connection with the transfer of United States forward Matt Murley to the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) club Amur Khabarovsk.

Mr. Murley left the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL) and joined the Amur team of the KHL on October 10. The NHL informed the IIHF that the player had a valid contract with Carolina and had no right to enter into an agreement with any other club.

Complete explanation below. [Update: Plus added links down below]

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  Tags: iihf, khl, matt+murley

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