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Rangers Need Jagr

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

“Physically, I feel great, but I understand that it’s all about the numbers and always has been about the numbers,” Jagr, who is pointless and minus-seven in the last three games, told The Post following yesterday’s practice. “I’m trying my best.

“I give 100 percent every game. I don’t know what to say about why it’s not working for me. If I had the answers, I would use them.

“Things have changed with the way the team is and the way the game is played, but I have never made an excuse for myself, and I am not making any excuses for myself now. I’m just saying the way it is.”

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Russo’s Target Today Is…

...Ken Daniels and Mickey Redmond, the Detroit Red Wings TV broadcast crew.

via Russo’s Rants,

Wonder if the Wings play-by-play guy would be whining about A TWO-MINUTE MINOR for tripping in a 5-zip game if Gaborik was paralyzed?

The play-by-play guy should be embarrassed. Hasek did not lead with his stick. He flung his body into Gaborik’s legs — whether Gaborik’s head was down or not — trying to protect a shutout.

It was reckless play on Hasek’s part and it could have been a catastrophic finish at the Joe last night.

The more I listen to regional telecasts on Center Ice, it just amazes me how some of these local announcers lack any objectivity whatsoever.

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  Tags: ken+daniels, mickey+redmond

With The First Pick Of The 2016 NHL Draft…

...the team selects Max Gerlach…

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Hockey Stick Sculpture

imageFrom Sunday’s New York Times,

“As a retail team, we asked, what should a hockey store be?” said Boge, a principal at Gensler, which was the interior designer of the new headquarters of The New York Times. “Everybody started reminiscing about skating in a rink or a pond, playing high school hockey or going to games. We remember the sticks, playing or watching the game. And people respond to the sticks. It might be from bending or shaping or taping them.”

He added: “We wanted something that said, this is the center of it all. This is where it happens.”

Each ring of the sculpture contains more sticks than the one above it. The top tier has 100, the middle one 145 and the lower one 190, so the full entity feels like something that is spreading its bulk toward those viewing it. The hollowed-out plastic sticks are smaller than regulation, but the blades are standard size. In each tier, the sticks are grouped in fives, with each stick hanging at a slightly different level than the others to create the illusion of movement — a “swishing quality,” Boge said. The structure is held together with an intricate rigging that he compared to an upside-down umbrella.

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*Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images. Click here or on photo to enlarge.

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  Tags: nhl+store, powered+by+reebok, rbk

Westcott Activated

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Duvie Westcott off injured reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.  Westcott, who has been sidelined since November 24 and missed the past five games, is available to return to the lineup tonight when the Jackets host the Minnesota Wild.

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Recchi Now In Atlanta

via TSN,

Looking to add some experience to their lineup, the Atlanta Thrashers have claimed veteran winger Mark Recchi off re-entry waivers.

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Leafs Rebound

from CBC,

What a difference two weeks makes.

Fourteen days ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs hit rock bottom with a dismal 5-1 defeat in Phoenix. The loss, Toronto’s third straight, dropped the team to 8-11-5 and had fans and media alike waiting — some hoping — for the axe to fall on general manager John Ferguson and head coach Paul Maurice.

continued

Fuuny how some MSM folks and one particular “entertainer” told us the end was near.  Now what do they have to say?

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Devereaux Enjoying The Ride

from the Globe and Mail,

“When you’re down you sit back and wonder what’s ahead, but that has made my time here that much more enjoyable,” said Devereaux, who has a modest two-game point streak going. “With Toronto, as a player on the outside, you always wonder what it is like to play in this hockey-mad city. It’s turned into a special experience.

“It’s been a crazy ride sometimes, but I’m so thankful to be playing here in this city where it is exciting every day, win or lose. It’s a challenge, but a challenge you relish daily.”

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  Tags: boyd+devereaux

Gaborik Head Over Heels

The video describes the action.  Hasek received a 2 minute tripping call. 

Hasek commented he asked the ref about the penalty call and was told, Come on Dom, the score is 5-0, lets just finish up.  Hasek was concerned about his shutout which he did get.

added 10:42am, A2Y has another video of the play…

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  Tags: dominik+hasek, marian+gaborik

Jeff Carter Only Worried About On-Ice Play

from Philly Burbs,

Don’t show me the money. At least not yet. That’s the vibe Jeff Carter gives off when questioned about the possibility of beginning contract talks now, rather than wait for his three-year deal to expire in June….

He’s a restricted free agent, so there’s really no urgency to begin negotiations. Like Mike Richards and R.J. Umberger, whose contracts also run out in June, there’s no need for Carter to think about money now.

“There’s nothing I can do about it, just go out and play,” Carter said at Friday morning’s skate. “It doesn’t really matter to me.”

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  Tags: jeff+carter

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