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Video- Cleaning Up Th NHL One Bad Hit/Play At A Time

via Sportsnet,

John Shannon joined Sportsnet’s Hockey Central to discuss how the NHL Department of Player Safety is trying to make a difference on the ice. Shannon also spoke on the NHL’s third jerseys.


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Early Morning Line- Tim Peel

Tim Peel and #24 Graham Skilliter worked the game in Ottawa last night. #24 talking to Bylsma/Blashill so a simple deduction puts Peel on the microphone.

We all make mistakes and I am sure Gordie Howe would have had a good laugh.

Update: Reports say it was the rink announcer with the call so you decide.  Like I said, we all make mistakes.


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Items Discussed At Today’s GM Meeting

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

With scoring up and equipment smaller, it was goaltending that dominated the season’s first meeting of NHL general managers.

They talked about embellishment, coach’s challenges and video review, but the league looks as if it’s going to stay the course with no major rule changes expected on any front.

“The big takeaway today is, we’re concerned about the goalies. We addressed a lot of their concerns. They’re important to their team,” said Colin Campbell, NHL director of hockey operations.

But the goalies — some of whom have been complaining about bruises since equipment was made smaller — might not like the league’s response to their complaints.

“There are forwards and there are defencemen that get bruises when they get hit with 100-mile-an-hour shots,” said Campbell. “We brought that to the GMs’ attention. They had no concern with it. We did address the fact we’re not going to tolerate goalies not being happy with calls. We’re getting a few goalies banging their sticks.”

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Play On Boys

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Wayne Gretzky On The Concussion Settlement

from the CP at TSN,

Daniel Carcillo wants Wayne Gretzky to step up and help the players who protected the hockey legend during his career. But Carcillo, one of the plaintiffs in a concussion lawsuit against the NHL, will have to settle for a show of support for the research that has been done on the issue.

Speaking before the Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony Monday night, Gretzky didn't answer whether he felt US$22,000 — the agreed-upon amount in the settlement for each player who opts in — is a good number for the players. However, he did give his thoughts on concussions.

"When I played, we didn't know what concussions were," Gretzky said. "My kids ask me all the time, 'Dad, did you ever have a concussion?' I probably did, but we didn't know. Hopefully we've got enough knowledge now that we protect the players of today, hopefully we take care of the players the best (we) can from the past and we move forward."

The $18.9-million settlement, announced Monday, is with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with playing.

The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in Minnesota, was by far the largest facing the league. The NHL, as it has for years, did not acknowledge any liability for the players' claims in the proposed settlement and can terminate the deal if all 318 players or their estates don't elect to participate.


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Tom Wilson’s Suspension Reduced To 14 Games

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Nov. 13, 2018) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association and National Hockey League announced today that Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson’s 20‑game suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Oskar Sundqvist has been reduced by Arbitrator Shyam Das to 14 games.

Pursuant to this ruling, Wilson is eligible to play in Washington’s game tonight at the Minnesota Wild.

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NHL Short Notes


Home Team in Caps

NY RANGERS 2, Vancouver 1

CAROLINA 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

Columbus 2, DALLAS 1

ANAHEIM 2, Nashville 1 (SO)

NHL Morning Skate

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Videos- Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction Speeches

First up Martin. St. Louis, below Martin Brodeur, Wilie O'Ree and Gary Bettman.


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The Two Sides On CBA Talk

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

Daly said the league is pleased with the current CBA — which splits hockey-related revenue between the owners and players 50-50 through salary cap – and would not be looking at much by way of change.

“That’s fair,” said Daly. “If you asked me what the board’s view is right now, they’re pretty happy with what’s going on.”

That doesn’t mean the players are happy.

“You don’t see the owner’s complaining about the CBA or player costs very much if at all,” said Fehr. “That’s not surprising given the magnitude of concessions the players made in the last agreement. If you add it up over the course of this agreement, it’s well into 10 figures. It’s one of the reasons franchise values have gone up.

“That said, when things are going well, that’s the point in time employees would look to make improvements.”

more plus World Cup of Hockey talk and Seattle expansion...

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Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Tonight

The Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony starts at 8:00pm ET tonight and is on the NHL Network and TSN2.

The HHOF press release on all the inductees and the media recipients.

We have four NHL games tonight too.

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