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Video- Ottawa Fans Greet Dany Heatley

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So it’s not NJ that always beats the Habs, it’s Brodeur

New Jersey almost always beats Montreal. It’s a pattern going back over a decade. Tonight, the Habs rolled over the Devils, 5-1, after the Devils beat the Habs just weeks ago. The difference? Marty Brodeur two weeks ago, Johan Hedberg/Mike McKenna tonight. A goal ten seconds in, and another just a minute later. Great play by Lars Eller. Extremely strong play by Yannick Weber. All this depsite a press-box seat for the Habs most talented player (arguably) PK Subban.

Oh, and Carey Price? Bang on. Yet again. Almost got a shut-out. The best NHL hockey he’s ever played has been this season.

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  Tags: carey+price, lars+eller, pk+subban, pk+subban, yannick+weber

Evening Line

“I was trying everything to see if we could get something going.  I could’ve benched nine guys, but you can’t.”

-New Jersey Devils Head Coach John MacLean after losing to Montreal 5-1.  More from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger.

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Flyers Go 82-0

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

Imagine if the Flyers never lost.

That was the premise of a Verizon wireless commercial that six players shot today over 4 1/2 hours at the Wells Fargo Center. The commercial promotes the new NHL GameCenter Live mobile app for subscribers.

The players start growing their beards at the beginning of the season and go 82-0, so they never shave.

The players involved were Sergei Bobrovsky, Danny Briere, Braydon Coburn, Claude Giroux, Scott Hartnell and Mike Richards.

continue for three pictures of Flyers with beards…

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Report- Marco Sturm To LA Kings

via Darren Dreger tweet,

Sturm to La. Working on details

update 12:49pm, Bob McKenzie confirms via tweet,

Marco Sturm has been traded to the LA Kings. Details to follow.

added 1:18pm, another tweet from McKenzie,

Hearing the Bruins received a conditional draft pick for Sturm.

Remember, the Bruins could not take much salary back in order to stay under the cap.

note: original post time was 12:47pm  Now this…

Bob McKenzie tweet,

Sturm waived NTC to go to LAK and thought he was on his way but fact he is still injured complicated matters. Stay tuned. No timeline


Pierre LeBrun tweet,

was told Sturm deal “dead as of now.” Both teams leaving door open


added 9:52pm,

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli has released the following statement:

“I am aware of the various media reports today regarding Marco Sturm. I can confirm that I spoke to Marco about waiving his no trade clause and have had discussions regarding Marco with other teams. I can also confirm that there is no trade in place with Marco. At this time, Marco is a member of the Boston Bruins and will continue to train with our team.”

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Eight Games Tonight - What Game(s) Interest You?

Some of the games tonight have an interesting storyline.

Of course, if you are a fan of one of the sixteen teams playing tonight, you will be watching that game.

But, if you are a neutral fan and just want to watch hockey, which games will you be watching?

I’m interested in Edmonton/Toronto to see if the Oilers can sweep Eastern Canada.

Also will be watching San Jose/Ottawa as Heatley makes his return while keeping an eye on all the games.

added 4:02pm, Forget Thrashers/Penguins.  Atlanta will try to find out how good they are.

Full schedule is below…

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Pay No Attention To Forbes

from Ted Leonsis of Ted’s Take,

Forbes undervalues us.

But who cares?

We are in first place in the NHL.

We sell out every game.

We are situated in a top 5 media market.

We now own the building that we play in,too.


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Ritola Deals With Meniere’s Disease

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mattias Ritola knows he will be able to play tonight against the Bruins because, as of the morning skate, he had not heard the ringing in his ears or felt dizzy. Ritola has something called Meniere’s Disease that, basically, is caused by a build-up of fluids in the inner ear, which controls a person’s balance.

“I know when it’s coming,” Ritola said. “I can feel when it’s coming and it’s not here today.”

Ritola said he doesn’t experience the symptoms every day. “Maybe once or twice a week,” he said. Ritola also said he pretty much knows early in the day whether he is going to have an attack. For instance, he said he woke up before Tuesday’s game in Toronto and immediately knew he could not play. But the signs are not always immediately show up.

“It’s unbelievable,” Ritola said. “You can wake up and you don’t know if you can play or not. That’s the worst part. You don’t even know if you can practice. It’s been really frustrating.”


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Pest- Perry Or Holmstrom?

from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

Both are among the most respected members of their respective teams. Both make their living around the net. And both have a way of riling up the opposition — especially the goalies.

Whether it’s part of the reason why they’re so effective or whether they just delight in being a nuisance, the Ducks’ Corey Perry and Detroit’s Tomas Holmstrom are equally good at providing offense and digging their way under the skin of the players they go up against.

Perry, 25, is the more naturally talented player and he leads the Ducks with 28 points this season, including 12 goals. Holmstrom, 37, has just six goals but he’s got 220 in his career and is arguably the best at battling for position inside and screening a goalie for his teammates.

Sometimes their zeal for competition straddles the line or crosses over it. But Perry and Holmstrom probably wouldn’t be as effective as they are without playing on the edge.

continue to vote on “Who is the bigger pain to deal with on the ice” or comment below.

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  Tags: corey+perry, tomas+holmstrom

The Slumping Blues

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

These are challenging times for Blues coach Davis Payne. His team is sputtering. The Note is playing hard enough, but not well enough.

There is no reason to panic. But there is no time to dawdle, either, given the hyper-competitive nature of the NHL’s Western Conference.

Payne must find ways to get his group back on the playoff-bound track. His job got a whole lot tougher the last few weeks.


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