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Chris Stewart Breaks His Hand In A Needless Fight

from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,

If Chris Stewart, the Avalanche’s leading goal-scorer and rising star, hadn’t suffered a broken left hand in a second-period fight during Colorado’s 7-4 rout of Minnesota on Saturday night at the Pepsi Center, Greg Mauldin would have been the story — and a very heartening one at that.

But because Stewart’s willingness to drop the gloves and throw punches proved to be costly, his injury stole much of the attention.

“Chris fractured his hand,” Avalanche coach Joe Sacco said after the game. “He’ll be re-evaluated in the morning, and we’ll know more.”


Watch the fight below in which the boys just dropped the gloves after a Wild goal…

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The Hotstove Talk

Discussion went from CBA, contracts, ufas, Phill Kessel, Ilya Kovalchuk, the lifestyle of Alexander Ovechkin and more.

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Pronger Can’t Do That

from CBC,

Don Cherry wasn’t too happy with Chris Pronger’s Sean Avery imitation on Friday.

The Philadelphia Flyers defenceman used an unorthodox way of screening Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during overtime, waving his hand in front of the netminder’s face, and the Flyers scored seconds later.

But the goal was waved off and Pronger got a penalty, setting the stage for Calgary’s win in a shootout.

Cherry told Hockey Night in Canada viewers on Saturday that the veteran defenceman should have known better.

“This is beneath a guy like Chris,” he said on his Coach’s Corner segment. “You cannot have him doing this stuff.”

continued and watch Coach’s Corner there or watch it below…

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No Moves Planned For The Flames

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

With the Flames’ mathematical chances of overcoming their slow start dwindling with every loss, a growing number of people want heads to roll. They also want wholesale changes to the team with an eye on making it younger and faster.

That’s not the plan … at this point.

As one GM put it after talking to GM Darryl Sutter, “I think they’re going to stand pat for awhile here and let the team play.”

more plus other topics, some which were discussed on The Hotstove on HNIC tonight…

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Video- Who Do You Root For?  Avery Or Tootoo

Sean Avery and Jordin Tootoo went at it tonight in Nashville.

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All The Hockey World Talk

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Here’s the five biggest disappointments in the West, one-quarter of the way through the season.

1. Jiri Hudler. The Wings hated to see the little forward bolt to Moscow Dynamo last season for $5 million a year, but when he decided to come back this season, they pencilled him in for their third line with Mike Modano and Danny Cleary, figuring he’d be good for 50 points. Hudler will get more playing time now that Modano is out, maybe for three months, after surgery to repair a sliced tendon in his wrist. But, he’s been scratched three times and Justin Abdelkader had taken his spot until Modano got hurt. Hudler has the team’s worst plus/minus rating (minus 5).

2. Shea Weber, who played on Canada’s Olympic team, has the third-hardest shot in hockey after Zdeno Chara and Sheldon Souray, currently exiled to Hershey. But the weight of that C on his chest in Nashville seems heavy today. Just two goals in 66 shots (one on the power play), only eight points and he’s minus 8.

3. Nikita Filatov. The Russian winger flew the coop last year, returning to his homeland because he didn’t like coach Ken Hitchcock’s tough love….

read on and there is so much to read, it will take you some time to get through it all.  Jim also has the five biggest disappointments in the East too…

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Flyers Beat Writer Wants An Explanation

from Sam Carchidi of Broad Stree Bull,

Referee Ghislain Hebert has some ‘splainin’ to do, Lucy.

So does the NHL.

Hebert, in his first full season as an NHL referee, needs to be held accountable for the manner in which he made a call Friday, costing the Flyers a victory over visiting Calgary    

But don’t hold your breath.

continued and maybe Carchidi should listen to what Don Cherry said about the play by Pronger.  Don basically stated it was a play someone with the status of Pronger doesn’t make.

In case you were away and want to know what this is all about, you can go to this KK post from yesterday to see videos, explanations, etc.


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Rapid Fire Rumors

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

If the Rangers decide to go get a centre, and they’re expected to make a move for Richards before the trade deadline, they may deal D Matt Gilroy as part of package. The 26-year-old has a cap hit of $1.75 million and will be an RFA next summer. He’s been passed on the depth chart by Steve Eminger and Michael Sauer. Gilroy is young enough that he could bring return. GM Glen Sather can’t afford to wait much longer ... The Blue Jackets are still looking for an offensive blueliner, especially with the club in contention. Columbus GM Scott Howson could have an interest in the Senators’ Chris Campoli ... Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero will likely go shopping for a Top 6 winger. Don’t be surprised if the Penguins make a pitch for Florida LW Cory Stillman. He’s going to be part of the cash cleanup by Panthers’ GM Dale Tallon and has Stanley Cup rings from Tampa (2004) and Carolina (2006) ... The Oilers might be willing to move C Andrew Cogliano and D Ladislav Smid.


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Evening Line

“The bottom line is, we could have won yesterday. We should have won yesterday,”  It didn’t go our way for a number of reasons. But we’ll have our day in the sun. I’m telling you, just watch this team.”

-Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. Read more on Melnyk by Rob Brodie of Senators.com.

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Saturday Hockey Talk

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

• If the Leafs don’t re-sign J-S Giguere and Tomas Kaberle, Brian Burke will have at least $11 million US to play with in free agency come July. The only problem is that he free agent market is terribly thin this year.

• Weird truth in numbers: From the day the Leafs traded the somewhat lost Lee Stempniak to Phoenix, he has outscored Phil Kessel 21 to 18.

• If the Ottawa Senators are barely average with Daniel Aldredsson playing, what happens to the franchise when the captain is done?

more hockey topics…

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