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Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Nov. 20, 2017) – Carolina Hurricanes left wing Teuvo Teravainen, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen and Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 19.

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Did Radko Gudas Deserve More Than A 10 Game Suspension?

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Ever since he became the director of player safety for the NHL, George Parros has pretty much walked the walk. Even though he owns a company called Violent Gentlemen that recently marketed ball caps that said, “Make Hockey Violent Again,” Parros has been surprisingly hard on hockey’s miscreants. So it would be natural for people to be applauding him for banning the NHL’s dirtiest player – and there is absolutely no doubt now that Radko Gudas enjoys that particular distinction – for 10 games for his latest act of violence.

Pardon me if I don’t join in the chorus. Parros made a statement to be sure, but he had the opportunity to make a much bigger and much more impactful one. It was right there, handed to him on a silver platter. Because it’s not as though Gudas has not proven himself utterly incapable of grasping the danger he’s doing to other players. Had Parros really, really wanted to get rid of this kind of rubbish, he would have banned Gudas for 40 games for his vicious slash to the head of Mathieu Perreault, then dared the NHL Players’ Association to come after him with an appeal.


If you missed it, the NHL suspension video is below...

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Video- Slowing It Down On A Monday

4 1/2 minutes of super slow motion action from the past week in the NHL.


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What’s Wrong With The Montreal Canadiens

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

Shea Weber has been everything he’s supposed to be, a tower of power, an intimidating force, a leader. The problem is that on defence, the drop-off in talent after Weber is spectacular. The Canadiens this season could have had a Big Three of Weber, Andrei Markov and Mikhail Sergachev. Instead, it’s Weber, Kneel and Pray.

Whatever the approach was that Bergevin took to signing Markov and Alexander Radulov, it resulted in the CH losing both players: Bergevin, with $8.5 million left in the kitty, came up a day late and a dollar short. Markov went back to Russia to play for Kazan, and Radulov signed with Dallas.

Up front, that meant the Canadiens lost size, muscle and scoring ability. An undersized crew of forwards seems even smaller without the bull-like Radulov out there breathing fire and daring opposing defencemen to try to move him off the puck. The only remaining forward with any size, Max Pacioretty, plays like he’s 5-foot-6 and 135 pounds. The Canadiens lead the league with 36.6 shots per game but rank next-to-last in goals per game, because only Brendan Gallagher, Andrew Shaw and Paul Byron drive the net.

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NHL Short Notes

Home Team in Caps
CAROLINA 4, NY Islanders 2
Colorado 4, DETROIT 3 (OT)
NY RANGERS 3, Ottawa 0
VEGAS 4, Los Angeles 2
ANAHEIM 3, Florida 2

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Video- Austin Watson Suspended For 2 Games

Boarding is the explanation.


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Video- Brendan Smith Hit On Mark Borowiecki

Five for interference and a game.


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Video- Radko Gudas Gets 10 Games

The expanation...


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Stadium Series Game Will Feature Pittsburgh And Philadelphia

NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2017) – The National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today that the Philadelphia Flyers® will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins® outdoors at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as part of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.

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Video- Austin Watson Has A Hearing Today With NHL Player Safety


Watch the hit below...

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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.

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