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Evening Line- John Tortorella

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Why Is Jeremy Jacobs Being Inducted Into The Hockey Hall Of Fame?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The election and induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday of Bruins’ owner Jeremy Jacobs calls into question the independence of the 19-member selection committee that does its business in sworn secrecy.

Why Jacobs? The committee members can’t say, not even the four members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association who participate on the panel under the pledge of confidentiality. That seems a little bit too inside for my liking — creating news but self-censored from analyzing it — but then, that’s the view from the outside, isn’t it?

Jacobs is the man who has been the voice behind the voice of Gary Bettman for each of the three owners’ lockouts. Clawing back oodles of money for the owners is his claim to fame. This is also the man whose penurious ways forced Raymond Bourque to flee Boston in search of a Stanley Cup, never mind the irony of No. 77 himself having parroted management’s stance for years when his Bruins teammates sought higher pay.

The fingerprints of the commissioner and his lieutenants on the committee are all over this one.

continued plus more topics....

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Saturday Hockey Notes

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Frederik Andersen is a decent NHL goalie. Question is: How decent? Better than Carey Price? Jonathan Quick? Tuukka Rask? Braden Holtby? Corey Crawford? Pekka Rinne? Sergei Bobrovsky? Matt Murray? Cory Schneider? Andrei Vasilevskiy? Jake Allen? Probably not. That puts him somewhere around Top 15. Is that good enough for a Leafs team that struggles in its own end?

- Have you seen the tryout rosters in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang?

It’s enough to make you want to cry or scream or maybe do a little of both.

Canada should have Sidney Crosby and Connor McDavid and despite all that’s going on in Montreal, Carey Price in goal.

The Americans should have Auston Matthews and Patrick Kane and Jonathan Quick in goal.

Instead, we could get Marc Arcobello vs Robbie Earl? We could get Mason Raymond vs. Brian Gionta?

And we could get Ben Scrivens vs. Ryan Zapolski?

more on the Olympics and a few additional hockey notes...

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Video- Jonathan Bernier A Candidate For Bad Goal Of The Day

Plus, never heard Mike Haynes with a more exciteg call for an opposing goal.


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A Veteran And His Puck

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

“Inside the blue line in the Bruins’ offensive zone,” Dotson recalled. “He was trying to keep the puck in the zone. He goes at it. The North Stars player goes at it. Their two sticks collided. The puck goes over the glass. I’m sitting in Row 8. It came right to me and I caught it. I’m superstitious to begin with. To me, a puck off Bobby Orr’s stick three days before I’m shipping off to Vietnam is a good omen.”...

As platoon leader, part of Dotson’s duties was to track enemy installations and call in air strikes. His 14-man platoon would usually go out in two helicopters. Dotson was the last one to board and the first man off.

One day, as he prepared to board, Dotson noticed he had left his puck behind. He would not leave without his talisman. Dotson had a radio operator get off the helicopter to retrieve the puck. This delayed the helicopters’ departure.

“The squad leader wants to know why we’re not going,” Dotson said. “I say, ‘I had to pick up my puck.’ He says OK, walks back to the helicopter, and tells the pilot. This time, the pilot says, ‘What goddamn hockey puck?’ He was from California. In ’69, there’s hardly any teams out there.”

read on with Orr getting involved and more topics too...

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New Team, Same Results For Riley Sheahan

fron Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Riley Sheahan doesn’t have a goal in eight games as a Penguin and has contributed just one assist.

He also hasn’t yet nailed down a place to stay in Pittsburgh.

Let him worry about his own living situation, of course. But should you be concerned about Sheahan’s work as the team’s third-line center?

Tough to say at this point. Maybe. Although Sheahan and Penguins coach Mike Sullivan both believe the chances have been there, and that assertion is backed up by numbers. Sheahan has also had a really goofy start to his Penguins tenure.


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Video- Veterans Day 2017

We salute you.


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Video- NHL Action From Last Night

Just south of four minutes in length.


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NHL Short Notes

Home Team in Caps
Ottawa 4, COLORADO 3 (OT)
Florida 4, BUFFALO 1
TORONTO 3, Boston 2 (OT)
WASHINGTON 4, Pittsburgh 1
Carolina 3, COLUMBUS 1
DALLAS 5, NY Islanders 0
VEGAS 5, Winnipeg 2

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Video- Your 2017 Hockey Hall Of Fame Class At The Air Canada Centre

I have always looked forward to this ceremony which at one time took 10-15 minute just to introduce the past hall of famers in attendance.

Recently that crowd has reduced significanlty but I still enjoy watching.

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Watch as the Toronto Maple Leafs hold an on ice ceremony for the 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame induction class. Those inducted include Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Danielle Goyette.


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