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Bye Weeks For The NHL Teams

via the NHL PR department,

For the third consecutive season, the League schedule includes a five-day ‘bye week’ for all NHL teams that consists of five consecutive days without games. For teams whose five-day break begins after the All-Star break, all days off up until their first game back are counted. For teams whose five-day break begins before the All-Star break, all days off up until a day before their first game back are counted.

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Video- Jori Lehtera Five For Boarding

Jori Lehtera received a boarding major and a game.


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Minnesota Wild Acquire Pontus Aberg From The Anaheim Ducks

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Paul Fenton today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired forward Pontus Aberg (pronounced PAWN-tuhs A-buhrg) from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Justin Kloos.

Aberg, 25, has recorded 19 points (11-8=19) including three power-play goals in 37 games with Anaheim this season while averaging 15:37 in TOI/game. He ranks second on the team in power-play goals and T-2nd in goals. The 5-foot-11, 196-pound native of Stockholm, Sweden, has tallied 37 points (16-32=37) in 105 career NHL contests with Nashville and Anaheim. Aberg has also collected five points (2-3=5) in 18 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was selected by Nashville in the second round (37th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Anaheim claimed Aberg off waivers from Edmonton on Oct. 1, 2018. He will wear sweater No. XX with Minnesota.

Kloos, 25, has recorded 30 points (12-18=30) in 34 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound native of Lakeville, leads Iowa in scoring and ranks T-1st in goals this season. He appeared in one NHL game last season with Minnesota, skating 8:39 in his NHL debut on Oct. 24, 2017 vs. Vancouver. Kloos was signed by Minnesota as a free agent on March 29, 2017.

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Video- Paul Byron Suspended Three Games




added 5:30pm, Statement from Byron is below.

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All Kinds Of Trade Talk

from TSN,

- The Toronto Maple Leafs have been long rumoured to be in search of a top-four defenceman to strengthen their chances of a playoff run.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie confirmed Wednesday that the Leafs’ first-round pick this year is in play ahead of the trade deadline, but suggested one or even two forwards could be moved for the right addition to the blueline....

- Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said last week that he believes Derick Brassard has struggled to adapt to his reduced role. And TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports that the team is now expected to move him and find a better fit for the team's third line centre....

- As a pending unrestricted free agent on the last-place Philadelphia Flyers, Wayne Simmonds has emerged as trade bait ahead of the deadline.

The 30-year-old winger has 15 goals and 21 points in 46 games this season and TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun believes he could benefit any contender in a Stanley Cup run.

“I think any team that thinks they can win the Cup this year, adding Wayne Simmonds would be a hell of a finishing touch. I love that guy,” LeBrun told TSN Radio 1040 Vancouver on Tuesday....

more on each of the above and other players too....

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Video- Elliotte Friedman On All The Rumor/Trade Talk

Elliotte Friedman was on the NHL Network yesterday and mentions numerous teams as the deadline rumors start.


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Video- Goals Of The Week

A bit over 5 minutes to watch.


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Wednesday Hockey Thoughts

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- Think there were some teams wondering if Philadelphia would be as married to Nolan Patrick now that Ron Hextall is no longer running the show. Current GM Chuck Fletcher stood up for him prior to the player ending a 24-game goalless drought Monday night. It is hard to find big, right-shot centres, and Fletcher recognizes that.

- A number of contenders were liking how many teams were giving up on the season, hoping it meant a buyers’ market as some clubs worried they wouldn’t be able to deal unwanted assets. If you’ve got a true difference-maker, that’s one thing, but how many of those are truly available?

The crazy race for the second wild card in the Western Conference has altered this somewhat, as a few of those teams might sit a little longer to see if they gain momentum.

One of those who might choose to wait is St. Louis. Missing the playoffs in 2017–18 was very hard on their ticket renewals, and this was supposed to be a rebound season. Instead, it’s been a nightmare. That said, they’ve crept within four points of Minnesota currently in the final playoff position.

- Another rental who doesn’t get much attention, but has quietly played pretty well: Detroit’s Nick Jensen. On a team that doesn’t have great possession numbers, his are pretty good. The Red Wings will need to make a decision on him over the next few weeks.


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Video- Paul Byron Will Be Meeting With DoPS Today


Video below.

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Videos- Goalie Issues Last Night


Fleury was not penalized.



Below, Jimmy Howard had a stick issue.

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