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Big Hitter Weight

As David Lee blogged about, the Canes won a rough game against the Islanders tonight.

A big hit was delivered by Doug Weight of the Islanders on the Canes Brandon Sutter…

 

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IIHF Investigates

From the IIHF:

The IIHF Disciplinary Committee is reviewing a report that was received on 21st October 2008, which outlines that player Matt Murley, 28, (home IIHF member national association USA Hockey) has played without a valid IIHF International Transfer Card (ITC) for the Russian club Amur Khabarovsk.

The IIHF Disciplinary Committee has informed the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia, the Hockey Club Amur Khabarovsk and the player, Matt Murley, that the committee has opened an investigation with regards to this matter.

Amur Khabarovsk is participating in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) of Russia, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia (FHR).

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As Stu Hackel at the NY Times Slap Shot blog notes, Murley is still under contract to the Carolina Hurricanes, and as recently as October 15th the KHL’s President Alexander Medvedev stated that Murley was not yet cleared to play in their league. Nonetheless, Hackel points to a Russian stats site that indicates Murley has played in four games thus far.

 

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Pitkanen Practicing At Wing

from Chip Alexander of Lord Stanley’s Blog,

The Canes are getting in their last practice at the RBC Center before heading West for two games in L.A.

How about this: Joni Pitkanen on a wing? The defenseman is on a line with Eric Staal and Ray Whitney and is in a forward’s white jersey today.

more and thanks to a KK reader for the pointer…

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Canes Plan Against The Wings - Don’t Get Way Down Early

from Lord Stanley’s Blog,

Coach Peter Laviolette said the Red Wings will be a real test.

“We definitely don’t want to do what we did last night, that’s for sure,” said Laviolette, referencing the Canes going down 3-0 against Tampa Bay before rallying for the overtime win. “I think the most important thing is to just come out and play a strong game. They score first, we score first. That doesn’t matter.

“We definitely don’t want to go down by three against the Red Wings. ... Know what we’re up against. They’re the Stanley Cup champions. They set the bar here in the league. We’re going to have a real strong game on both ends of the ice. “

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Rays Or Lightning

from Bolts Report,

...the Carolina Hurricanes have turned down the Lightning’s request to move the start time, so Saturday’s game will start at 7:30 p.m. as scheduled. Because Carolina plays at home on Friday, and Saturday’s start time falls within the same 24-hour period, the Hurricanes have to agree to the time change. They haven’t, so it’s status quo.

As far as my feelings on that, well, at some point Carolina might be asking the Lightning for a similar favor and all I can say is, what comes around goes around.

more on the Lightning and the Tampa Bay Rays playing at the same time on Saturday…

added 12:07pm, from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

The Hurricanes said no, and it’s hard to blame them. With a home game Friday night — the opener against the Florida Panthers — the Canes would be at a huge competitive disadvantage playing earlier.

But there’s a subtext here. In the summer of 2006, the Lightning added an ice-level club to their arena and closed off the tunnel that connected the visiting locker room to the visiting bench.

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Hand Surgery For Scott Walker

via the Carolina Hurricanes,

Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Scott Walker underwent successful surgery on his left hand this morning. Dr. Harrison Tuttle of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic performed the procedure to repair a torn ligament in Walker’s hand, and the Hurricanes’ winger is expected to miss six weeks of action.

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The Mindset Of A Fighter

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

(Scott) Walker, beginning his 14th NHL season, concedes he literally fought his way into the league. In his first three full seasons, with the Vancouver Canucks, he had 433 penalty minutes in 186 games.

“I have a little bit of a temper,” he said, smiling. “Sometimes, I forget what happens out there. I say some things or do some things I don’t remember.

“People say, ‘Oh, you’re not scared.’ I’m scared every game. You play scared. There are big guys out there and you can get run over. But that’s how you play—you can feed off the fear.”

“I don’t like being that hot-headed, but I think sometimes your faults are the reason you make it,” he said. “To be honest, it got me in the league and it has helped me stay here.”

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Comeback Over For O’Neill

from Lord Stanley’s Blog,

Jeff O’Neill has decided to end his comeback try with the Hurricanes, the team said today.

O’Neill, a former Canes star, came to training camp as an unsigned free agent. The forward did not play in the NHL last season but hoped to win a roster spot with the Hurricanes.

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A Disgusting Sound

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

When Carolina Hurricanes winger Justin Williams tore his right Achilles tendon while running this week, it was sickening stuff for everybody who was watching the accident prior to the players getting on the ice for training camp.

“Joe Corvo told me it was the most disgusting thing he had ever heard. He said it echoed because they were in this huge warehouse,” (Erik) Cole continued. “Willy just dropped and said, ‘What the (bleep) is that?’ All the medical staff knew what had happened. Everybody was like (drawing in their breath).” Williams has had surgery and is out four to six months. He’s in a full leg cast.

many more NHL notes…

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Justin Williams Tears Achilles

from Terrell Williams of CarolinaHurricanes.com,

Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, announced today that right wing Justin Williams will have surgery this week to repair a torn right Achilles tendon. Williams suffered the injury on Wednesday morning and is expected to be out for four to six months.

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