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Zack Hamill and Blake Wheeler collision.
Tim Thomas and Cary Price tried, but Price letup when the sweater was over Thomas’s head.
At the end of two, Boston is up 6-4. One of those crazy games.
added 9:09pm, The condensed version of the goalie fight brought to you by Jack Edwards is below…
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,
If Nieuwendyk wants to deal, he’ll no doubt set his asking price around what has become the standard package in such deals: a first-round pick, a roster player, and a prospect. Steep. But remember what New Jersey rolled out last February for Ilya Kovalchuk: two roster players (Niclas Bergfors, Johnny Oduya), a prospect (Patrice Cormier), a first-round pick, and a second-round pick. The Devils also acquired Anssi Salmela and a second-round pick from Atlanta.
Chiarelli, remember, holds Toronto’s first-round pick in this June’s draft, part of the compensation for swapping free agent Phil Kessel to the Leafs. He’s got that requisite carrot, the Toronto pick or his own. He also easily could yield Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart, who earn a combined $3.875 million. With Savard’s $4 million cap relief factored in, Richards’s $7.8 million cap hit would be accommodated, virtually to the penny. How convenient. Toss in a prospect and/or a draft pick, and the deal is there to be served, ideally in a big silver Cup.
Now nearly five years into his Causeway Street tour, Chiarelli has yet to pull off this kind of blockbuster.
BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that forward Marc Savard has been placed on long term injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2010-11 regular season and playoffs, should the Bruins qualify.
Savard sustained a concussion during the Bruins/Avalanche game on Saturday, January 22, his second concussion in 10 months (first occurred March 7, 2010 at Pittsburgh). Savard played his first game of the 2010-11 season on December 2 after missing the season’s first 23 games with post-concussion symptoms. In 25 games this year, Savard registered two goals and eight assists for 10 points.
BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli, Head Team Physician Dr. Peter Asnis and forward Marc Savard will hold a press conference at 2:00 p.m. ET at the TD Garden
The press conference will be streamed live on BostonBruins.com and broadcast live on NESN.
All reports are Savard will not play again this season. I guess we will have to wait for the press conference to hear about his future as a player in the game.
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
The league needs more players like Andrew Ference.
While stodgy, old-school hockey logic suggests the Boston Bruins defenceman was being a bad teammate for suggesting Dan Paille’s maiming of Raymond Sawada was “a bad hit,” the reality is he’s being refreshingly honest and progressive with his frank assessment.
“It’s not about throwing a guy under the bus,” Ference told the Sun.
“It’s about being honest with guys, and if you have a strong room, you can call a spade a spade. I talked to the coach about it, and the only way to be honest about it is to switch jerseys. If it was Bergie (Patrice Bergeron) who got hit, how would we look at it?”
“We felt [Paille] tried to square up and circle around, and in fact if you look at the footage at one point he was two or three feet ahead of the player, then circled back. Whether the hit was in the danger zone, that lateral blind spot, it probably was. But I really felt that he tried to circle back and get square to the player and get in front of him. I thought it was a little stiff. I thought maybe one or two games.”
- Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on the “stiff” suspension Daniel Paille received for his hit on Raymond Sawada. More from Douglas Flynn of NESN.
I’ve posted the video below in case you missed it or want to review it again.
BOSTON - The NHL handed Daniel Paille a four game suspension for his hit on Raymond Sawada during the Bruins 6-3 win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday.
TORONTO (February 4, 2011) – Boston Bruins’ forward Daniel Paille has been suspended for four games and will forfeit $23,118.28 as a result of delivering an illegal check to the head of Dallas Stars’ forward Raymond Sawada in NHL game #770, last night, the National Hockey League announced today.
“Paille delivered a lateral hit where the principal point of contact was his opponent’s head,” said Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy. “Additionally, the injury suffered by the Dallas player was a factor in this decision.”
The incident occurred at 8:39 of the second period and Paille was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct under Rule 48 for Illegal Check to the Head.
Paille’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Paille will miss the Bruins next four games—Feb. 5 vs. San Jose, Feb. 9 vs. Montreal, Feb. 11 vs. Detroit and Feb. 13 at Detroit. He is eligible to return Feb. 15 vs. Toronto.
“I mean it’s a bad hit, right? That’s what they’re trying to get rid of and you can’t be hypocritical about it when it happens to you, and say it’s fine when your teammate does it. It’s a hit they’re trying to get rid of. I mean you hear it from every player after they do it, they feel bad, and same thing, I talked to Danny and he feels bad. It’s tough, that backchecking forward, to make those kind of hits, it’s so hard to do it in a clean fashion, with the new rules. It is what it is. He hurt the guy, and I’m sure he’ll have a conversation.”
Daniel Paille received ten and a match penalty for this hit on Raymond Sawada tonight.
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