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Goals Against A Problem For the Colorado Avalanche

from Nick Groke of the Denver Post,

Patrick Roy's yelling echoed off the walls of the Avalanche's practice rink Monday. That was between the team skating lap sprints.

After a rough, four-game road trip that left Colorado reeling, Avs coach Roy wasn't going easy on his slipping team.

"The way we practiced today, this is how we'll get back on track," Roy said. "The intensity we had, the compete level we had around the net, that will transpire in our game."

The Avs returned home to Colorado with a 1-4-1 record and a mounting problem. In their five losses this season, the Avs are allowing just less than four goals per game.

That's the problem. Roy, though, wasn't about to pin the cause on Colorado's goaltenders.

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All Jason Spezza

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Here are Five Questions with … Jason Spezza:

Obviously it's a major adjustment going from Ottawa to Dallas, so what has it been like for you? Has it been strange, different, challenging? How would you describe the adjustment?

"I would say it's all of the above.

"The strange is starting to wear off. It's definitely starting to become more routine now that I've been to the game rink a bunch and been around the guys a lot. Once you start playing more and more games you start feeling more comfortable, so the strange is starting to go away.

"It's challenging just trying to get to know everybody on the team and what their tendencies are, where they like to stand on the ice. Everybody has their things they like to do, so that's a bit of a challenge for me, figure out guys' tendencies.

"And it's been exciting. Just being on a new team it just feels like the excitement is really in my game. I'm trying to make sure I'm pushing myself to do well and to really help the club."

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Morning Line - Nazem Kadri

Talent-wise, there’s not too much difference, to be honest.

-Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs, comparing himself with John Tavares of the New York Islanders.  More on Kadri and the Leafs from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star.

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Rick Nash Is Scoring Goals Again

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Six games into the new season, Nash is leading the NHL with seven goals. The Big Easy is finding open spaces and driving to the net, much as he did throughout his first nine seasons in Columbus and his first season in New York, the lockout-truncated 2012-13 in which he recorded 21 goals in 44 games.

Last year, Nash’s game changed after sustaining a concussion in the season’s third game, his second concussion within 10 months. He admitted to The Post during training camp he didn’t feel comfortable putting himself in certain situations after returning to the lineup following a 17-game absence.

Still, Nash again led the Rangers with 26 goals in 65 games. Still, he threw his body around with abandon during the playoffs and in the final. He led the tournament with 83 shots, five more than the Kings’ Marian Gaborik, who led the playoffs with 14 goals.

“I don’t know that I’m doing much different than in the playoffs,” Nash, who will remain on the Big and Tall Line with Chris Kreider and Kevin Hayes, said on Monday. “Except that the puck is going in.”

Nash has scored his seven goals on just 22 shots for an obviously unsustainable 31.8 shooting percentage.

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Video- Goals Of The Week

Sportsnet style...

 

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Bruins Lose Kevan Miller To A Dislocated Shoulder

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Dominik Hasek’s #39 Will Go To The Rafters In Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 20, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place Jan. 13, 2015, prior to the team’s home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center. Hasek, who was the fifth and final Sabres player to wear No. 39, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his jersey retired to the rafters. He was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame on March 29 and will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 17.

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Video- It’s Slow Motion Monday, Plays From Week 2 In The NHL

Almost four mintues of slow motion action!

 

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Calgary Flames Make T.J. Brodie Signing Official

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed defenseman TJ Brodie to a five-year contract.

 A native of Chatham, Ontario, Brodie has started the season with three goals and four assists for a six game point streak which is the longest in the NHL this season and a career high. His 176 minutes of ice time leads all players in the NHL and his seven points are tops among NHL defensemen. Brodie, a Flames fourth round pick in the 2008 NHL Draft, has amassed 11 goals and 55 assists for 66 points in 192 career games. 

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Afternoon Line - Paul Maurice

added 2:41pm, Below, watch Paul Maurice post-practice.  Not a happy coach.

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About Kukla's Korner Hockey

Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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