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Video- Don Cherry On The Toronto Maple Leafs Stopping The Stick Salute

via Sportsnet,

 

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Another Bad Loss For The Edmonton Oilers

from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

The Edmonton Oilers sunk to a new low Friday, difficult as that might be to comprehend, having to skate off the ice to a chorus of boos after being badly outworked in a 2-0 home-ice loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Once again, all the skill in the world came up short in the face of superior will, as Team Analytics got steamrolled by an opponent that simply rolled up its sleeves and ground out a victory with hard work, determination and smart hockey.

“We have guys in our lineup, guys like Matt Hendricks and Boyd Gordon, they have a ton of will, it’s in their DNA,” said embattled head coach Dallas Eakins. “And we have other guys, who we’re pushing to go there and they will go there sometimes, but we need them to go there every time.

“That’s the challenge, because people are wired a certain way.”

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Watch coach Eakins post-game below...

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Video- Sergei Bobrovsky With The Bad Goal Of The Night

The Blue Jackets lost 4-3 in a shootout.

 

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Video- Johnny Boychuk Hit On Evgeni Malkin

No penalty on the play, thoughts?

 

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Video- Benoit Pouliot Out With A Broken Foot

 

You can see how the injury occurred at the :22 second mark of this game recap video.

 

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Video- Milan Lucic Stunned With A Punch To The Head

Dalton Prout with one punch...

 

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Leafs Waiting For April?

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,

You can understand why Shanahan is keeping out of this. This season was always lost. All he wants to do is get to April. By then, he can torch Carlyle and maybe Nonis, and hire Detroit head coach Mike Babcock.

Babcock is his finish line. In the interim, he needs Carlyle and Nonis to wear this wretched season, but he also needs them to survive it.

Those two objectives only align if the team is mediocre, rather than embarrassingly awful. They’re sliding from the former to the latter.

The pressure is mounting on Shanahan to do the thing he least wants – give in to public frustration and fire Carlyle now.

Then he’d have to hire an interim coach. What if that guy won? And the fans fell in love with him? That would screw everything up.

So Carlyle is left dangling, with no word at all from his bosses. Shanahan can’t be seen supporting or denying him. Any presser he holds right now is going to be perceived as a vote of confidence or a kiss of death. Probably both. It’s an impossible bind.

In the end, all Shanahan can do is hide.

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Los Angeles Kings Will Now Receive Cap Relief Regarding Slava Voynov Suspension

NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 21, 2014) -- The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings’ Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely.

However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to permit the Kings to replace Mr. Voynov’s Salary and Bonuses pursuant to the Bona Fide Long-Term Injury Exception under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
 

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Dallas Stars Trade Brenden Dillon To San Jose For Jason Demers And A 3rd Round Pick

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars continued to shake up their defense Friday, sending Brenden Dillon to San Jose for Jason Demers and a third round draft pick, according to an NHL source.

Dallas already traded Sergei Gonchar to Montreal last week and lost Kevin Connauton to Columbus on waivers this week, so this makes the third defenseman to leave in the first two months of the season.

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No Panic In Chicago

from Corey Masisak of NHL.com,

There are not many franchises in the NHL where a 10-7-1 start to the season would elicit varying degrees of panic amongst the fan base, but the Chicago Blackhawks live in that space in 2014.

The Blackhawks have been one of the best teams in the NHL for seven seasons now, winning the Stanley Cup twice and reaching the Western Conference Final twice in the past six campaigns. There is an expectation to be playing in June 2015, or this season will be considered a failure.

So 21 points in 18 games, which as of Thursday morning was only good enough for ninth place in the West, has set off warning alarms in some homes in the greater Chicagoland area. One person who is not concerned? That would be Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman.

"I think we've played very well, probably better than our record shows," Bowman said Tuesday in Toronto after the League's general managers meeting. "I've been very pleased with our performance. One thing we haven't done until recently is scored a lot of goals, and that has always been a strength for us. We have essentially the same cast of characters back, so that will work itself out. We've been very good defensively. I think we've been No. 1 or 2 in goals against all year, and I think that is going to bode well for us down the stretch."

continued plus the Super 16 Power Rankings with the Blues and Blackhawks in the top 2 spots...

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