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Would the review room in Toronto overruled the call on the ice if this type of ruling would be reviewable?
And how about this call from the Colorado/Calgary game...
from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald,
In the wake of a lawsuit, by which 10 former NHL-ers claimed the league hid information that would have prevented ongoing head trauma, (Scott) Parker said in a recent interview with the Denver Post that he was the subject to bullying by coaches who threatened his roster spot if he stopped sacrificing his body.
He directed his harshest criticism at Hartley.
“He was a junior B goalie trying to tell me how to fight,” Parker told the Denver Post. “He was always just degrading me. Not to be a (wimp), but he was a bully. And he could be because he was in a position of authority. What was I supposed to do as a rookie? Go tell him ‘(expletive) you’? I did that stuff at the end of my career, but at the beginning of my career I was just a chess piece to him.”
Hartley was quick to defend himself when asked about Parker’s comments Tuesday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
“I was made aware of that report long ago,” said Hartley who won a Stanley Cup with the Avalanche and spent nearly five seasons at the helm from 1998-99 to 2002-03. “All coaches, but I’ll speak for myself because my name is there, we set expectations. We create standards. There’s not a player I’ve coached that I didn’t try to make better. I’ve never bullied anyone.
“I can be a demanding coach. But I want the best for my players. For me, that’s the end of the story.”
via a press release from the Calgary Flames,
Mark Giordano (defense) – broken ankle – week to week (Injured Reserve)
Curtis Glencross (forward) – knee – 2 to 3 weeks (Injured Reserve)
TJ Galiardi (forward) – back spasms – day to day – (Injured Reserve)
Dennis Wideman – (defense) – fractured hand – 6 to 8 weeks (Injured Reserve)
Sean Monahan – (forward) – hairline fracture in foot – week to week (Injured Reserve)
from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,
Minutes before zipping off for an Olympic conference call with USA Hockey officials, Brian Burke weighed in on the Canadian goaltending debate with a surprising stance.
“As of this week, I’d start Cam Ward,” said the Flames director of hockey operations, who doubles as the American Olympic team’s director of player personnel.
“He’s out of his mind right now — you can’t beat him,” Burke continued. “Everybody’s worried about Canada’s goalies right now, but I’m not. I think they have three guys who could play. You just have to figure out who’s on at that moment.”
As part of a wide-ranging chat with a quaint group of KidSport Calgary supporters Monday, Burke says that while he saw the Canadians as the pre-tourney favourites to win in Sochi “the team that scares the living hell out of me is Russia.”
“Because it’s their home soil, it’s going to be crazy there, and we hear rumours of huge bonuses for players if they win gold.”
Armed with a strong, colourful opinions on everything Burke raised plenty of eyebrows and prompted several laughs with frank answers to some of the biggest questions in hockey.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired right wing Tim Jackman from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
Jackman, 32 (11/14/81), has scored 24-40=64 points with 654 penalty minutes (PIM) in 400 career NHL games with Columbus, Phoenix, Los Angeles, the New York Islanders and Calgary. The 6-2, 225-pound winger appeared in his 400th career contest on Nov. 14, a 7-3 Flames loss vs. Dallas. In 10 contests this season, Jackman has gone scoreless with 40 PIM.
from Kerry Fraser of TSN,
Lance Bouma clearly eliminated Dustin Byfuglien with illegal body contact that directly resulted in Bouma scoring a short-handed goal. Bouma should have been assessed an interference penalty negating any opportunity to score on the play. The Jets should have then enjoyed a two-man advantage for one minute and forty seconds.
A "pick" is defined as the action of a player who checks an opponent who is not in possession of the puck and is unaware of the impending check/hit. A player delivering a "pick" is one who moves into an opponent's path without initially having body position, thereby taking him out of the play. When this is done, an interference penalty shall be assessed. Lance Bouma got away with a text book example of a "moving pick" when he eliminated defender Dustin Byfuglien and then put himself in position to receive a pass from Matt Stajan and slip the puck past Winnipeg goalkeeper Al Montoya.
read on and watch the goal below...
Here are the Seguin goals and Jamie Benn had a great night too, 1 goal, 5 helpers.
from Darren Dreger of TSN,
The NHLPA says the Calgary Flames cannot mandate its players wear protective foot and ankle equipment commonly known as "shotblockers."
Flames general manager Jay Feaster instructed his players get fitted for the guards after Calgary captain Mark Giordano suffered a broken ankle and veteran forward Lee Stempniak broke his foot after being hit by pucks last month.
Flames players have informed the Players Association they were strongly encouraged by Flames management to wear the shotblockers, but were told the equipment wasn't mandatory.
However, Feaster says this is a mandatory team policy which may create a problem as such a policy could be viewed as a CBA violation.
This from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun a few days ago...
In fact, following the loss of their two most consistent players to shot-blocking injuries, the Calgary Flames have issued a directive to players making additional foot protection mandatory.
“With the injuries, it’s too bad that we reacted too late, but we don’t encourage them right now, they have to wear them now — it’s policy starting two days ago,” said Flames head coach Bob Hartley, whose club suited up Wednesday for the second game in a row without captain Mark Giordano and forward Lee Stempniak following painful shot-blocks that broke their ankle and foot respectively.
“It’s too late, but we learn from our mistakes. It won’t repeat itself with what happened to Giordano and Stempniak. Even though the players are pros, once in awhile, we have to put in some strict policies. Right now, we’re certainly not a better team without those two in the lineup.”
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