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Jordan Eberle With His First NHL Goal

The young Oilers defeated the Flames 4-0.

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Steve MacIntyre Sends Raitis Ivanans To The Ice

Reports after the game stated Ivanans was ok.

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Bruins Extend Bergeron

PRAGUE, CZE - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed forward Patrice Bergeron to a three-year contract extension through the 2013-14 season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

The 25-year-old Bergeron is entering his seventh NHL season, having made the Bruins NHL roster in his draft year of 2003 as an 18-year-old. He has served the club as an alternate captain since 2005-06. In 2009-10, Bergeron captured the team scoring title for the second time in his career (tied with David Krejci), with 19 goals and 33 assists for 52 points on the season. In addition, he ended the regular season fifth overall in the NHL with a 58% faceoff efficiency. In 13 postseason games, the 6’2’’, 194-pound native of Sillery, Quebec tallied four goals and seven assists for 11 points, which ranked second on the squad.

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Giguere With The Game Saving Stops Tonight

Gionta robbed!

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All-Salary Cap Team

Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News put together a team with a salary of $59.14 million,

Goalie                     W   L O GAA   SV‚%  Salary

Tuukka Rask (Boston)    22 12 5 1.97 .931 $1 million

Jimmy Howard (Detroit) 37 15 10 2.26 .924 $800,000

Center                       G A Pts +/-  Salary  

Ryan Kesler (Vancouver)      25 50 75 1   $5 million

Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay)  51 44 95 -2 $875,000

Jordan Staal (Pittsburgh)      21 28 49 19 $3.5 million

Travis Zajac (New Jersey)      25 42 67 22 $3.5 million


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Pressure On Price

Elliotte Friedman did tonight’s Inside Hockey piece on Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens.

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CONSOL Energy Center Gets Baptized

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Cam Fowler Ready For The Show

from Dan Wood of Ducks.com,

Fowler will be 18 years, 10 months and three days old when the Ducks take on the Detroit Red Wings in their NHL regular-season opener Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. Only defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky, who was 18 years, eight months and 13 days when he made his Ducks debut on Jan. 21, 1995, was younger than Fowler.

Even more amazing, despite his baby face and boyish charm, Fowler has already defied his youth in the eyes of a generally tough critic – Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.

“You don’t look at him as an 18-year-old kid. You look at him as a hockey player,” Carlyle said Thursday after the Ducks went through their final pre-season practice at Joe Louis Arena.

“He’s done everything to earn the opportunity to play,” Carlyle said. “We think he’s a special kid, but we always have to caution ourselves. You don’t want to put him in situations that he can’t possibly survive in. It’s a feather in his cap that he’s made it this far. For him not to play, something drastic would have to happen.”

read on

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Every Game Counts

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,

By now, we all should understand the primary reason why teams are unable to climb back into the playoff mix later in the season: the NHL’s irrational points system that awards the so-called “loser point” to a non-victorious team in any game that goes to overtime or a shootout.

I detest that system as much as anyone, but as a means to an end – that end being the goal of keeping as many teams at least theoretically in a playoff race – it works perfectly.

And after five years of being in that system, nobody understands how important a good start is more than an NHL coach.

“A good start is absolutely critical,” said Peter DeBoer, head coach of the Florida Panthers. “We’ve been the victim of getting off to poor starts two years in a row and having to scratch our way back into the race. You joke about it a little bit, but to a certain degree we’re playing must-win games from the get-go.”


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Don’t Blame Boudreau

from Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog at the Washington Post,

Before he was apprehended by the authorities, Brooks Laich was spitting fire on Wednesday’s Mike Wise Show, continuing his preseason of molten quotes meant to shame anyone who doesn’t dream constantly of worldly excellence into game shows and a mid-afternoon six pack of pumpkin ale….

And as for the talk that Bruce Boudreau is on the heat seat, you can sort of see where that would come from, because you figure this team has a limited window in which to collect hardware, and you only get so many bites at the apple, and sometimes if it’s not working out you need to hear a different voice in the dressing room, and….

“That’s totally unjust,” Laich said. “Bruce doesn’t play the game. Bruce is the coach, he sets the game plan for us to execute. He’s not the guy that’s out there trying to score a goal or trying to make a pass or trying to make a hit. He does his best. He’s the most prepared guy you’ll ever meet, and I would bet every cent I’ve ever owned on that. You will never lose a hockey game [under Boudreau] because of under-preparation. He cares more about his players and about his team than any other coach in the National Hockey League. You can quote me on that.

“You’ll never find a guy who’s more emotional about hockey, more passionate about it. So any criticism towards him, I’d like to have words with the person that says that, because I think it’s totally unjustified. All the blame should fall on us as players, the people who play the game.”


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