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from Scott Cruickshank of Flames Insider,
First off, let’s make a couple of assumptions.
One — that Flames general manager Darryl Sutter, still so in love with his core, won’t rock a blockbuster in the coming weeks. So no Vinny Lecavalier. No Nathan Horton. No Jeff Carter. No Eric Staal.
Two — that Alex Tanguay would return to a team that he, well, couldn’t wait to leave.
OK now, here’s the thing: the Flames are dying for a top-six forward.
Without playing big-ball—and wheeling away one of the cornerstone heroes — Sutter’s options are limited. Tanguay may be one. This is a fellow playing for a reasonable contract (one year worth $2.5 million US — more than half done, of course) with a healthy dash of skill.
On the HNIC Hotstove, the panelists discussed the Steve Ott disputed goal today against Detroit and other topics including, Turco, Kovalchuk and Gonchar.
Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner tonight basically called out Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau for playing Mike Green and Alexander Ovechkin on the power play last night when they had a big lead.
Don touched on numerous topics but the Boudreau conversation starts at the 3:00 minute mark if you are just interested in that topic.
This is a two part video, the 2nd part can be watched below. The 2nd part also includes a conversation with Mike Murphy regarding the FSN Pittsburgh video issue.
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via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Devils forward Patrik Elias left the ice on a stretcher after he took a shoulder to the chin from Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Wilson 38 seconds into the second period of today’s game at Pepsi Center.
Through a team spokesman, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Elias is “OK” and “has all of his faculties.” Elias is back in the locker room and, apparently, was not taken to the hospital. Lamoriello said Elias will be re-evaluated tomorrow and will travel back to New Jersey with the team after the game.
The Devils lost the game, 3-1.
7:22pm, added video of the hit from Ryan Wilson on Patrik Elias below…
Referee on the goal line calls no-goal, Toronto Situation Room says replay is inconclusive but ref following the play and a linesman watching the play say goal.
The call on the ice is overturned, good goal, Wings miss their next shot in the shootout so Dallas wins in the shootout.
The above information was provided from FSN Detroit after hearing from the situation room.
added 5:11pm, The back ref and the linesman on the right are the officials who overruled the original call.
added 5:20pm, The video of the Ott goal is below….
added 6:39pm, added a 2nd video below, from the Stars broadcasting crew….
added 7:05pm, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News has quotes from bot Mike Babcock and Marc Crawford regarding the goal and the game.
from Melissa Harris of the Chicago Tribune,
He orders a chicken Caesar salad and a glass of red wine. Diners nearby turn and stare, and a few snap photos with their cell phones. Ald. Brendan Reilly stops by, and one brave man steps up to the table, apologizes for the interruption and says, “Rocky, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”
“That’s so nice,” his daughter, Hillary, says after the man leaves. “People are so nice.”
Rocky Wirtz, 57, having turned the Blackhawks into a winning franchise almost overnight, is quite possibly the most popular businessman in Chicago. But it hasn’t always been that way. He says he hasn’t forgotten the local headline that topped a story about his divorce from his first wife: “For Better or For Wirtz.”
Time: One minute into the game; Brian Campbell scores.
NHL actions all day and night today.
Two games begin just after 2:00pm ET today and the final horn should sound around 12:30am in Vancouver.
You can view the complete schedule below…
from Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch, T
he last time Rick Nash went 11 games without scoring a goal, the Blue Jackets winger was a rookie playing on a line with Mike Sillinger and Grant Marshall.
In the fall of 2002, the baby-faced Nash was making $1.2 million a season for a fledgling franchise while most of central Ohio was enamored of the promise of another 18-year-old, named Maurice Clarett.
Times, fortunes and expectations have changed.
The Blue Jackets enter today’s game against Chicago as an underachieving club searching for goals and wins. During one of their worst stretches, Nash has struggled right alongside his teammates.
from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,
Gifted offensive players, those scorerers that can turn games, don’t come easy, or cheap. Defence, Calgary’s strength, its depth on defence, particularly with the emerge of Mark Giordano, is where the Flames could best barter. But general manager Darryl Sutter has already growled a terse rebuttal to rumors that Dion Phaneuf, the bait that’d command the most return from prospective suitors, isn’t going anywhere.
Meaning Sutter will more than likely try to upgrade offensively in a minor way before the trade deadline.
What’s becoming obvious is that some sort of injection is needed. Desperately.
Oh, there are those loyalists who’ll argue that coach Brent Sutter’s troops are merely going through a tough stretch at the moment; that they’re bound to wrestle themselves out of straight jacket they find themselves in at present.
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