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NHL Suspends Slava Voynov Pending Formal Investigation Of Domestic Violence

NEW YORK (October 20, 2014) – Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League of an arrest this morning on charges of domestic violence.

The suspension was imposed under Section 18-A.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which provides that, during the pendency of a criminal investigation, “The League may suspend the Player pending the League’s formal review and disposition of the matter where the failure to suspend the Player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the League.”

Voynov, who will continue to be paid during the pendency of the investigation, was arrested for California Penal Code section 273.5, Domestic Violence.

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Video- The City In Sweden Known For Their Hockey

In the post previous to this one, I mentioned Sportsnet feature yesterday on The Worlds Greatest Hockey Factory/

Well, here it is...

note- I always try to credit the original source first, but sometimes it is not available, but thanfully for our sake others do supply...

 

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

One of the topics Ron MacLean and Don Cherry discussed were the  goal nets.

Don Cherry said the net has become too top-heavy because they took 12 inches off of the back and that someone is going to get hurt the same way Mark Howe got impaled by the goalpost back in the day. 

A few other topics including a look at Tyler Toffoli of the LA Kings.

 

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The AHL Has Yet To See A Shootout This Season

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

Is it merely a matter of time before the National Hockey League moves to 3-on-3 overtime, or is jeopardizing the future of the shootout too risky?

The American Hockey League is currently testing an overtime formula that begins with the dreaded dry scrape before three minutes of 4-on-4, followed by four minutes of 3-on-3. 

Through Friday, the AHL has had six overtime games - with three decided in the first three minutes and three decided in the new 3-on-3 window. 

Yes, it's a small sample size, but not one AHL game this season has required a shootout to decide a winner. 

The NHL, unwilling to embrace 3-on-3, is watching the AHL experiment closely.

continued plus a few more hockey topics...

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Nashville Will Host The 2016 NHL All-Star Celebration

NEW YORK (October 17, 2014) – The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced the selection of the Nashville Predators, the city of Nashville and Bridgestone Arena as hosts of the 2016 National Hockey League All-Star celebration.  The League’s mid-season showcase will take place Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31 and will include the Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the NHL® All-Star Game.

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Why The Iginla/Phaneuf Fight Was Stopped Before It Started

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

Given the climate within the game that has evolved over the past number of seasons there is heightened awareness and sensitivity to player safety issues. Ongoing studies conducted by both NHL and independent medical experts provide scientific evidence and newfound knowledge that is slowly changing attitudes and redefining acceptable practices and behavior. 

This is being addressed in part, with the addition of new rules relative to protective equipment. Last season visors became mandatory for any player with fewer than 25 games of NHL experience (rule 9.7). In addition, no player is allowed to remove his helmet prior to engaging in a fight. If he does so, a minor penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct will be assessed under rule 46.6. 

You witnessed a continuation of the player safety theme on Tuesday night when Linesmen Scott Driscoll and Greg Devorski demonstrated their good judgment and quick response to intervene in an altercation before it escalated to full-blown fisticuffs. 

more and you can watch the incident below...

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  Tags: dion+phaneuf, jarome+iginla

Video- Spend An Hour With Al Strachan Talking Hockey

Granted, a little long for a hockey show, bur I have been listening to the show for about 45 minutes and it is entertaining, just like Al Strachan is.

 

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Which Rule To Follow?

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

Assuming the on-ice officials determined O'Reilly contacted the puck above the crossbar but below his shoulders the puck is eligible to be played by any player. We know that the puck did not enter the net directly off the stick of Ryan O'Reilly but instead glanced off Bruins goalie, Niklas Svedberg and then deflected into the net off the leg and skate of Dennis Everberg.  Since there was no distinct kicking motion by Everberg, logic and common sense would indicate that this should be a good hockey goal.

Bill, this is where your question has exposed the contradiction!

Rule 80.3: When an attacking player causes the puck to enter the opponent's goal by contacting the puck above the height of the crossbar, either directly or deflected off any player or official, the goal shall not be allowed (This translates that the subsequent deflection of the puck off the leg and/or skate of Everberg should still result in no goal).

Only to be contradicted by Rule 78.4: If an attacking player has the puck deflect into the net, off his skate or body, in any manner, the goal shall be allowed. The player who deflected the puck shall be credited with the goal...

more and watch the play below...

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The Buffalo Sabres Will Host The 2016 NHL Draft

NEW YORK (Oct. 13, 2014) – The Buffalo Sabres® will host the 2016 NHL Draft™ at First Niagara Center, the Buffalo Sabres and National Hockey League announced today. The Draft will be held over two days – Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, 2016. NHL® club executives, scouts and coaches will be present on the NHL Draft floor while more than 15,000 fans and hundreds of print, television and radio media are expected to attend.

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Auio/Video- Chris Pronger On His New Job With The NHL

Chris Pronger joined Hockey Central at Noon to discuss his new position with the NHL.

 

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