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Video- Is This A Headshot? Doughty Hit On Hall

Only penalty was Dustin Penner received 2 minutes for roughing.

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Judging Bryan Murray

from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

Bryan Murray has been general manager the Ottawa Senators for three years and seven months.

It only seems longer — for two reasons.

1. Those three-plus years have been tumultuous, with the team on the verge of missing the playoffs for the second time in three seasons after nine straight post-season appearances.

2. Hired as head coach in 2004, Murray has been in the organization for nearly seven years, leaving the impression he has been managing longer than he has.

We list here every significant transaction the Senators have made under Murray’s guidance. Judge for yourself the results, keeping in mind there is nothing static about management moves. The true impact often takes years, which is why a compelling case can be made that the moves of Murray’s predecessor, John Muckler, have had as much bearing on the Senators’ current standing as the Murray moves over the past three-plus years.

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Ducks Upset With Yandle’s Slash

from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog,

“It’s a tough one to take,” Perry said. “It was a good slash right on the wrist. He got me between elbow pad and glove. It’s bone on stick.”

Perry came out for the third period and ended up playing nearly 17 minutes.

Coach Randy Carlyle said his team was affected by Yandle’s slash and suggested the NHL’s disciplinarian staff might review it.

“We got angry when Yandle slashed Corey Perry,” Carlyle said. “It was a pretty vicious slash, kind of a baseball swing at his hand. I’m sure they’ll be looking at that. That got people a little upset.”

more and watch the slash below…

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Crosby Update

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

The Penguins have stopped giving daily updates on Crosby, but his agent talked to him Saturday and told the Sun his post-concussion symptoms are still there.

“He feels better, but he’s still not there,” said Pat Brisson.

“He’s groggy in the morning and doesn’t feel too good.He’ll feel better for five or six hours, and then it gets worse. It’s the grogginess more than anything. He had severe neck pain after the (David) Steckel hit, but it’s going away a bit.”

more plus other hockey topics…

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Saturday Night Notes

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

• Well, you knew it would happen at some point with the Sharks’ season going the way it is. People have begun to ask whether San Jose would consider a coaching change. I spoke with Sharks GM Doug Wilson on Saturday and he said no way, that Todd McLellan and his staff were not the issue. The players have underperformed, and the team has had key injuries, the latest being to Ryane Clowe….

• The Islanders have already shipped out Dwayne Roloson and James Wisnewski. What will they do with Matt Moulson? He’s also an UFA July 1. I’m told the plan right now is to try and sign him, but if that fails, they have to listen to offers. He wants to stay so hopefully a contract can be worked out.

• Owen Nolan entered the weekend with 21 points (6-15) in 19 games with Zurich of the Swiss League. He turns 39 next month and hopes to catch on with an NHL team this season. He would have to clear NHL waivers if he returned.

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Video- Flyers Practice At Central Park

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Playoffs? Sabres Formula Simple But Not Easy

With the Buffalo Sabres facing the

perennial doormat

slightly underrated New York Islanders three times in the next five games, fans and media here are making various conjectures about what it would realistically take for the Sabres to make the postseason.

What’s the formula for this tenth place team, currently eight points out of eighth place, to climb the charts and grab a playoff spot?

For those of us blogging twitterphiles feeling unarmed sans the required journalism degree to venture into such a realm of analytical complexity, let’s leave this Mensa-level exercise for the professionals.

“It’s a long, long way until the playoffs—Buffalo still has 39 games on the regular-season schedule—but the Sabres won’t get there without beating the teams ahead of them.”

- Buffalo News sports reporter John Vogl, January 14, 2011.

“…the Sabres need to beat the teams below them if they want to improve their 10th-place spot. The schedule gives them an opportunity to extend their 5-1-1 streak.”

- Vogl, later that same day.


That’s pure gold, so on second thought, let’s take a slap shot at this and review some prevailing theories on what parts of their remaining schedule are most crucial for the Sabres to ace in their drive to make the playoffs.

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Hit Detroit To Beat Detroit?

from Tom Reed of Puck-Rakers,

The Jackets were credited with 43 hits last night as compared to 19 for the Wings. That total seems inflated, but the Jackets were the aggressors.

This morning, several players spoke on the topic.

“I think we are just playing harder against them,” Jackets alternate captain R.J. Umberger said. “We knew we needed to do it and now we are doing it. Last night, we saw some frustration in them. They were hitting us back with their sticks and stuff. Maybe we were getting to them, but that’s how you have to play against these guys. You got to get in their heads and frustrate them and slow them down.

“We’ve had three tough games against them and I think they have a sense of how we want to play against them.”

Here is Jared Boll’s take:

“The only way for us to beat these guys is to be physical with them. When you see their skill players taking shots back at us you know you got under their skin a bit and that’s a good sign.”

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O’Reilly & Fehr Have Injuries

via Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

Ryan O’Reilly does not have any head or neck injuries. That’s the extremely good news, after his frightening collision into the boards last night in Minnesota.

But there is an injury, possibly a season-ending one, to his left shoulder. Let me caution that no official prognosis has been made by the team, and likely won’t happen for the next day or two.

from Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider,

Eric Fehr suffered a right shoulder injury when he collided with David Steckel in the neutral zone during Washington’s 4-2 loss to Vancouver Friday night and Coach Bruce Boudreau said that the right wing will be out 3-4 weeks. Fehr had his right arm in a sling on Saturday at KCI.

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It’s Rogie’s Night In LA

from Rich Hammond of Kings.com,

The first “face’’ of the Los Angeles Kings didn’t even get to show his face on the ice.

Rogie Vachon joined the Kings in 1971, after being traded from the Montreal Canadiens, and he joined an organization starting its fifth NHL season, an organization that had enjoyed some early success but that lacked a draw, an established star.

The Kings, no doubt, hoped Vachon would be that star. The masked goalie was that, and more.

Vachon remains revered, by a generation of fans, as one of the best and most popular Kings of all-time. He spent seven seasons with the Kings and holds the franchise goalie records for all-time games (389), wins (171) and shutouts (32).

Fittingly, Vachon will be the first player honored as part of the Kings’ “Legends Night” series. Vachon will be recognized in a ceremony before Saturday’s game against Edmonton, and the Kings will wear their Vachon-era purple-and-gold jerseys for the game.

continued and watch an entertaining video of Vachon (and some Marcel Dionne too) below…

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