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from Andrey Kuznetsov of Sport Express (Google translate),
- Now is potentially the first Olympic goalkeeper country will have time to forget everything and tidy nerves.
- Yes, Semen can safely prepare for February 2014. Plus his career in the NHL nothing more threatening. If the court, God forbid, Varlamov deported from America, a club in the KHL, he would certainly have found. But just imagine what would have been dealt a blow to the psyche, the reputation of the keeper! And now all the roads are still open. I will say more: I am sure that after this story in our hockey will be an extra incentive to show itself in all its glory goalie. At the club, and at the Sochi Olympics. Simon wants to have his name associated with people not all of these courts, and with great victories at the Olympic Games. Still, the fact that all this scandal broke, there is a small fault of the Varlamov. Theoretically, he could understand and early, with whom he was dealing.
- In one of the bard songs like Alexander Galich written about him. "A guy walks with Sema damoyu through the fog. What we say about this lady? Not fountain."
- Let this case will be a lesson for all of our guys. You need to understand people, to know that the girls are divided into good and different. Here is my paternal covenant carefully enemy does not sleep (laughs) . Damsel-then this really behaved as an enemy of the people. How can before the Sochi Olympics this venture? Would understand even if a foreigner started a scandal. But Russian girl Russian guy is trying to take a monastery. It is clear also that she does not care for the hockey team. The whole country for our national team soul hurts. And her self-interest instead of patriotism. I may now harshly criticized. But I see the same right. Indeed, the court in detail all figured out and admitted that the rights Varlamov.
from Raquel Villanueva of 9News,
The case against Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov was dismissed Friday after facing a misdemeanor assault charge for allegedly attacking his girlfriend.
Varlamov, 25, charged with third-degree assault Nov. 22. The case was dismissed because prosecutors say they could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
His girlfriend, 24-year-old Evgenia Vavrinyuk, says the encounter happened in late Oct. at her home in the 1700 block of Bassett Street. Vavrinyuk, had bruises consistent with a physical encounter, the police report said.
thanks to Sean Leahy for the heads-up via Twitter
added 3:53pm, via the Denver Post,
The district attorney's office on Friday morning filed a motion to dismiss the remaining misdemeanor assault charge because further investigation led prosecutors to believe they could not prove the case at trial.
"That's not to say we don't believe our victim," district attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said, adding that investigators reinterviewed witnesses whose statements began to shift. "It became clear we didn't have a belief we could prove it beyond a reasonable doubt."
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...
Montreal sent Patrick Roy and Mike Keane to Colorado for Jocelyn Thibault, Andrei Kovolenko and Martin Rucinsky.
Below, watch video highlights from Roy's last game as a member of the Montreal Canadiens.
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.”
No need for the push from McLeod.
Earlier this month McLeod was suspended by the NHL for 5 games.
from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,
Roy's post-game news conference was unremarkable until he praised winger Patrick Bordeleau, the Avalanche enforcer who scored the only goal against the Blues, and used that as a jumping-off point to add: "You know what, I was very mad at the end because I have been jabbed by different coaches around the league, especially Hitchcock when he said that was junior stuff, talking to players, talking to the referees. But I saw a guy on the other side who was talking to players and then was also talking to the referee and got the referee (mad).
Seems to me that there's different rules for everybody in this league. I guess the old guys are allowed to do whatever they want and I guess us, because we are younger, we are not allowed to say anything. I am a little (mad) about that."
Did Roy say anything directly back to Hitchcock?
"I can't say that here, I'm sorry," said Roy.
Outside the visiting locker room, when Hitchcock was told of the gist of Roy's comments, the St. Louis coach responded: "Oh, give me a break. Tell Patrick to shut the (bleep) up." Then he asked if Roy had really said that, and repeated his suggestion.
more and below, you can watch Roy make his remarks.
from Eric Macramalla at CBS Sports,
Under Colorado criminal law, third degree assault is called a Class 1 Misdemeanor and is often charged in cases of domestic violence. To be considered third degree assault, Varlamov has to have knowingly or recklessly caused bodily injury to Vavrinyuk.
As far as prison time, if convicted, Varlamov could face up to two years in jail (and not a maximum of six months as some have reported). He would also have to attend mandatory domestic violence classes.
Since the sentence could be anywhere between zero to two years, a judge would look at a number of factors when sentencing Varlamov, including whether it's his first offense, the type of damage inflicted and whether there are surrounding circumstances that justified his action (like self-defence).
So jail is Varlamov's first concern.
The second: deportation.
Under a federal US law called the Immigration and Nationality Act, a noncitizen can be ordered deported if he or she is convicted of a crime that is listed as a "crime involving moral turpitude." One such crime is domestic violence. So a conviction on third degree assault could trigger deportation.
Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov was charged with third-degree assault on Friday morning after allegedly kicking, stomping on, dragging and threatening his long-time girlfriend back in late October.
Third-degree assault is a misdemeanor.
His girlfriend, 24-year-old Evgenia Vavrinyuk, says the encounter happened on Oct. 28 at her home in the 1700 block of Bassett Street. Vavrinyuk, had bruises consistent with a physical encounter, the police report said.
from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,
If all goes well, Matt Duchene will miss only a week of action with the Avalanche because of an oblique injury.
That was the word Sunday from Avalanche coach Patrick Roy, who said Duchene and the team's medical staff informed him a week off will be needed for Duchene to recover from the injury.
"We will hope it's not more than that, but (Duchene) said he would need about a week," Roy said.
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