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Saturday Night Hockey Talk

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- The Leafs don’t care to share their wish list for a future head coach but here’s a decent guess of where they’re heading: 1. Mike Babcock; 2. Todd McLellan; 3. Bruce Boudreau; 4. Dave Tippett; 5. Ken Hitchcock; 6. Peter DeBoer; 7. Paul MacLean. Not necessarily on the list, for some reason: Dan Bylsma.

- Amazing how stuff turns out: Dallas GM Jim Nill wanted to sign Vinny Lecavalier before he ended up signing in Philadelphia. Now the Flyers want Vinny out, badly. Had Nill signed him, he never would have traded for Tyler Seguin.

- This is easy: Now that Chris Pronger is eligible for Hall of Fame voting, he’s a sure-thing for first-ballot induction this year. The Class of 2015 will include Pronger, Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov and if the Hall finally gets it right it will add the surprisingly forgotten Sergei Makarov.

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Video- Alexander Steen Out With Lower-Body Injury

 

 

 

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Waiting On Mike Babcock

from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

While the spotlight entering the final two weeks of the NHL regular season is focused squarely on the enticing playoff races in both conferences, there are a handful of general managers and coaches who are primed for a blindfold and last cigarette.

And the reading of the last rites, of course.

Indeed, there is no shortage of men who are playing out the string over the next 14 days, all the while knowing that their tenure with their respective teams is coming to an inevitable end.

Whether it be the Leafs, Sharks, Flyers, Bruins, Devils, Sabres, Blues, etc., there are axes being sharpened throughout the league, poised to come down as part of various housecleanings going on from coast to coast.

And, according to one Eastern Conference executive, the catalyst for many of the ensuing moves could be Mike Babcock.

continued with a look at teams who could use Mike Babcock's services...

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Video- Tanner Glass Fined For Butt-End Hit

 

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GIF- Cedric Paquette Injury

Paqueette was helped off the ice and no update yet on the injury.

 

 

added 5:13pm, Video of the injury is below...

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Video- Shane Doan Hit On Kris Letang

No penalty on the play...

via Sportsnet,

Kris Letang just can’t catch a break this season after a big check from Shane Doan caused the Penguins defender to fall awkwardly tail-bone first into the boards.

 

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Video- Five Minutes For Boarding And A Game For Blake Comeau

via Sportsnet,

Blake Comeau may get a call from the Department of Player Safety after a careless check from behind on Andrew Campbell in the first period on Saturday.

 

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Video- No Goal, Then A Goal For Milan Lucic

via the NHL Situation Blog,

At 1:41 of the first period in the Rangers/Bruins game, video review determined that the puck deflected off Milan Lucic's skate and into the net in a legal fashion. According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal." Good goal Boston.

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Afternoon Line- David Poile

“I’ve been rooting for a Nashville-Washington [Stanley Cup] Final since the first day of the season,” “Things worked out really good for all of us. We’re happy with where we are in Nashville and Barry has done a great job with the Capitals. We both have teams that are capable of doing some damage in the playoffs.”

-David Poile, GM of the Nashville Predators, via Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington.

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NHL Short Notes

THIRD-PERIOD SURGE POWERS WILD TO FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN
Knotted at 1-1 after 40 minutes, the Wild scored three third-period goals to sweep their three-game season series with the Flames and pick up their fourth consecutive victory overall.
 
* At 43-25-7 (93 points), the Wild moved three points ahead of the idle Jets (39-24-12, 90 points) for the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.
 

 
* The Wild also moved within one point of the Blackhawks (44-24-6, 94 points) – who lost in regulation – for third place in the Central Division. Chicago holds one game in hand, but Minnesota owns the ROW tiebreaker (MIN: 39, CHI: 35). The teams face off for a fifth and final time on April 7 at CHI (CHI: 3-1-0, MIN: 1-3-0).

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