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Videos- Post-Game Talk

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Thomas Vanek up first, Jeff Blashill below.

added 10:52pm, game highlights below too.


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Video- No Goal Montreal

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Embellishment!  The Habs did win 5-2.


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Quick Recap- DRW/NYI

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Well just when you thought it was over, it wasn't.

After being badly outplayed, six Detroit penalties helped, the Wings tied the game at 3-3 with 63 ticks left in the third period.

The Wings actually lead 2-1 after 40 minutes but the Islanders scored two quick goals and many probably thought the game was over.

In OT nada.

On to the shootout... no goals from Detroit and the NYI win 4-3.

Stats and goals are below.

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Video- Saturday Headlines

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These items were talked about tonight- The future of Dave Hakstol in Philadelphia, injury updates on P.K. Subban and Oscar Klefbom, the Patrik Berglund suspension in Buffalo and Vladimir Tarasenko's situation in St. Louis.

Plus Andre Burakovsky is in the trade talk category and Jeff Carter would need to be talked to if traded, he may not want to move from LA.

via Sportsnet,


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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

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Items of discussion tonight after the fine dressed men opening included... A pass by Sidney Crosby, the play of Mark Giordano and Shea Weber.  Mark Scheifele playing big-boy hockey, can't stop watching Connor McDavid, faceoff alignments and we don't pay good money to watch the linesmen.

via Sportsnet,



added 8:27pm, YouTube version is below.

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Hockey Talk In The Middle Of December

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from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

- Is New Jersey showing enough to Taylor Hall that the NHL’s reigning Hart Trophy winner will sign an extension this summer and thus alleviate fears he will flee as a 2020 free agent?

Does Hall believe enough in the club’s future to eschew hitting the open market, where he’d be welcomed with offers from multiple contenders an elite piece away?

More to the point: Is there a team whose pajamas No. 9 wore to bed as a child?...

- So wait. While we expand the playoffs to include play-in rounds featuring conference ninth- and 10th-place teams (presumably in a mini-tournament with the seventh- and eighth-place clubs), what is everyone else supposed to do? Sit around for a week?

Playoff expansion is a terrible idea, worse even than the absurd bracket format. 

more on Hall plus two more topics...

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Saturday Notes On Hockey

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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- This is how great the Tampa Bay Lightning are: They were 12-3 with Louis Domingue in goal when the great Andrei Vasilevskiy was out. Steve Yzerman may have picked a Stanley Cup season to leave his GM post with the Lightning.

- I was in the minority. I liked the trade when it happened. Call me crazy, but I still like the Shea Weber-for-P.K. Subban trade for both teams.

- The Ken Hitchcock method: Little-known Mikko Koskinen has a 7-2 record with a goals against average below 1.75 and a save percentage of .966 since the Edmonton Oilers made the coaching change at the start of Grey Cup Week. That’s what he does.

- John Carlson doesn’t get enough love for all he does for the Washington Capitals. He led all NHL defencemen in scoring last season, led last playoff season and is back in the lead again this year. And hardly anybody talks about him.


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Big 5-0 Means a Very Brief LB

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It's been a bit of a 48 hour celebration of my 50th and I promised I'd never post when drinking (commenting? That's fine).


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Preview Of Tonight’s Game Against The New York Islanders

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from Brian Compton of NHL.com,

Players to watch

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin has nine points (four goals, five assists) in a six-game point streak.

Islanders center Mathew Barzal has four assists during a three-game point streak.

They said it

"They're right there. They've still got a lot of talent, they still have a lot of guys that can put the puck in the net. It looks like they're getting some structure, they're not letting up too many goals. I haven't watched too many games with them, but they're going to be fine and they're going to be right there until the end. With or without [John Tavares], it's still a really good hockey team." -- Red Wings center Frans Nielsen

"It's big. I think we've given away points a couple of times lately. Heading on the road playing some good teams, we just need to win the game tonight." -- Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck

Status report

Neither Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill or Islanders coach Barry Trotz was willing to divulge any lineup information. … Howard, Frk and Megan participated in an optional morning skate after the Red Wings lost 4-2 to the Ottawa Senators in Detroit on Friday. … Kuhnhackl and Sbisa stayed on the ice after the Islanders morning skate, a sign they won't play. … Ho-Sang, a first-round pick (No. 28) at the 2014 NHL Draft, is expected to make his season debut.


added 2:04pm, Below, watch Frans Nielsen before the puck drops tonight.

added 2:37pm, Over 4 minutes of Blashill after the skate is below.

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A Three-Year Contract Extension For Robert Bortuzzo And The St. Louis Blues

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(Dec. 15, 2018) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the Blues have signed defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year contract extension worth $1.375 million per season.

Bortuzzo, 29, is currently in his fifth season with the Blues.  He was originally acquired by the club via trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Mar. 2, 2015.  This season, the 6’4, 216-pound defenseman has dressed in 12 games, collecting three points (one goal, two assists) and six penalty minutes.

A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Bortuzzo was originally drafted by the Penguins in the third round, 78th overall, of the 2007 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft.  Overall, he has recorded 45 points (13 goals, 32 assists) and 310 penalty minutes in 288 career NHL regular-season games.  Bortuzzo has also appeared in 23 career postseason games, tallying two assists and 10 penalty minutes.

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