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The Budd Lynch Veterans Suite

from James Jahnke of the Detroit Free Press,

The Red Wings announced today they have signed an agreement with Quicken Loans and Fathead, which will provide internal and external signage, multiplatform advertising, fan-based opportunities and the new Budd Lynch Veterans Suite.

The suite is used to host veterans and active military personnel during home games. Lynch, a veteran of the Canadian Army who served during World War II and was wounded shortly after the Battle of Normandy, has been with the Red Wings for 61 years, first as a radio broadcaster, then as public-relations director and now as public-address announcer.


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Time For The Islanders To Act Like A Professional Organization

from Chris Botta of NYI Point Blank,

There’s one significant long-term problem with the Islanders’ rebuilding program, and I believe the organization - deep down - knows it, too. A lot of it has to do with luck and timing. But yes, one of these days the Islanders have to start running the franchise like a professional outfit - not a mom-and-pop store where a few good friends make decisions and tell themselves they can’t wait to prove everybody wrong…one of these years!

The issue was not Scott Gordon. Everyone, even Garth Snow, has to know that. So much for that brothers-in-arms GM/coach relationship he wanted.


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Top 10 Goals Of The Week

No hits, no saves, just goals.  Takes two minutes to watch, unless of course you replay them all, then it would take about four minutes.

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Report- Markov May Be Out For The Season

via Kevin Mio of Habs Inside/Out,

It is the words no fan of the Canadiens wants to hear, but defenceman Andrei Markov could miss the rest of this season.

That is what is being said in French-language reports by Agence QMI, citing reliable sources. The report says the all-star defenceman could be out of action for as long as eight months, with the possibility he could miss up to a year.

The Canadiens have said nothing more than Markov suffered a lower-body injury and that further tests were needed to evaluate the defenceman’s right knee.

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Ottawa Senators Will Attend Service For Daron Richardson

from Rob Brodie of Senators.com,

Following tonight’s game against the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the Senators will return to Ottawa instead of carrying on to Raleigh, N.C., for the next stop on their four-game road trip. That flight is being delayed until Wednesday, so the Senators can attend the Celebration of Life service that morning at Scotiabank Place for Daron Richardson, the 14-year-old daughter of assistant coach Luke Richardson, who died tragically on the weekend.

“To a man, (we thought) it was the right thing to do,” captain Daniel Alfredsson said of the team’s decision to return home to show their support for the Richardson family. “We want to be there for their family and help them out in any way they can. As far as the road trip goes, we’ll just take it as it comes.

“This is an issue that’s more important than the game and I’m sure we’ll find enough energy to play that night and I think it might even be a good thing for the team.”

The Senators had to obtain National Hockey League permission to travel to Raleigh on the day of the game against the Hurricanes, but that has already been granted. There were certainly no doubts about it in the team’s dressing room.

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Islanders Having A Bad Day

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

The New York Islanders fired head coach Scott Gordon on Monday but only they could turn it into a comic farce.

There was a conference call for Islanders general manager Garth Snow to explain his decision but it almost collapsed at the start because of technical problems. That had one writer wondering if the college radio station that now carries the Islanders’ games was in charge.

Things didn’t get much better when Snow was finally able to answer a few questions. Other than a reference to the players’ lack of confidence, Snow did not offer a concrete reason for Gordon’s firing other than the Islanders’ 10-game losing streak.

He also declined to say just how long interim head coach Jack Capuano, who was promoted from the Islanders’ American Hockey League farm team, will be in charge or if he will be in the running when a permanent coach is picked.

“At this point, we’re just concerned about Wednesday [a home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning],” Snow said. “He’s the head coach of this team as we speak right now.”


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Oilers Looked Bad

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

It seems everyone is prepared to give the Edmonton Oilers a free pass this season no matter what they do. While the red flares are shooting up all over the league, at least as far as the media are concerned, with teams from Calgary to Long Island to Toronto, everyone seems to pretty much shrug their shoulders at the Oilers’ foibles. Fair enough. We get that they are rebuilding after a dead-last finish last season. We are a big fan of coach Tom Renney, and we think he has the perfect temperament to coach a young team that has miles to go before they sleep. But, youthfulness doesn’t excuse lethargy and downright incompetence on the ice and there have to be hard questions asked about the ancillary parts of this team and the example they’re setting for the team’s young cornerstones, Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi.

During a just-completed four-game Eastern road trip, the Oil were crushed 7-1 and 6-2 by Carolina and Detroit, respectively. They blew a 3-1 lead against woeful New Jersey, allowing the Devils to win their first home game of the season. Then to close out the trip, they led the New York Rangers 2-1 before giving up seven unanswered goals en route to a 8-2 shellacking on Sunday. And this with backup Martin Biron in goal for the Rangers.

more topics on the Lightning, Wild, Senators and Flyers…

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Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (November 15, 2010)—Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Semin have been named the NHL ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Nov. 14.

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John Erskine: Pugilist, Sniper, Mustachioed Warrior

Forget Darryl Sittler’s 10-point performance of 30 some-odd years ago…

I believe it is entirely possible that Washington’s John Erskine may have had the greatest hockey game in the history of the planet last night.

No, his stat line won’t wow you but this game-winner against Atlanta was just icing on top of a cake that already included layers of an epic scrap with Eric Boulton and the all kinds of awesomeness that is the Erskine ‘stache.

Take in the fight, please:


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  Tags: brian+elliott, david+jones, eric+boulton, evgeni+malkin, john+erskine, marian+gaborik, peter+budaj, ray+whitney, vernon+fiddler

Islanders Fire Scott Gordon

via Katie Strang tweet,

Scott Gordon let go as #Isles head coach

added 10:49am, via Islanders.com,

The New York Islanders announced today that Jack Capuano has been named interim head coach, replacing Scott Gordon. Gordon will remain with the organization as an adviser to General Manager, Garth Snow.

Capuano has served as the head coach of the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers the past four seasons. He will make his National Hockey League head coaching debut on Wednesday, Nov. 17 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

“We believe we need a change in direction and, with the majority of the regular season still ahead of us, our goal remains to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs,” Snow said. “Scott has made tremendous strides with our team the past three seasons and I look forward to continuing our relationship in an advisory capacity.”

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