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October Numbers

from John Kreiser of NHL.com,

The NHL’s busiest day is followed by its quietest. With the League turning over the final day of October to the trick-or-treaters after a 14-game bonanza Saturday, it’s a good time to take a look back at the numerical goings-on during the first month of the season:

0—Combined home victories by the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, both of whom went 0-4-1 in their own buildings—the only teams that didn’t win at least once at home during October. One of the four home losses for each team came against the other.

1—Goals scored by teams while skating 3-on-5. Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders scored on a penalty shot in Philadelphia on Saturday after being hauled down with his team playing two men short. It was one of four penalty-shot goals scored on the same night—Florida’s David Booth, the Rangers’ Ryan Callahan and Washington’s David Steckel also scored on penalty shots.


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Who Said It?

You’ll have to think early 1980’s to figure out who said this…

“I scored 56 goals one year and made $86,000, players score 50 now and they’re making $8 million.”

Find out who said it along with other hockey notes from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.

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Video- Yandle Claims Dirty Hit By Pavel Kubina

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

Kubina received a two-minute penalty with 7:06 left in the third period for the knee-to-knee hit, and then had to fight Coyotes captain Shane Doan, who retaliated. After the game, Yandle told reporters he had no doubt in his mind Kubina stuck his knee out to initiate the hit.

“It was such a dirty hit,” Yandle said. “He sticks his knee out deliberately. I had him wide and he stuck his knee out deliberately. There’s no room in the game for that.”

But Kubina, who said he had not yet watched a replay of the hit, said there was no intent.

“No, not at all,” he said. “I didn’t try to knee the guy. I was going to back up first and then I tried to hit him and he skated right into me. That’s all I can say.”

read on and watch a video of the hit and fight below or scroll to near the end of the video for a replay of the hit…

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Video- Hit Of The Night Goes To Douglas Murray

Kyle Chipchura gets rocked by Murray.

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Flames Sinking

from George Johnson of Flames Insider,

Brent Sutter wasn’t only blaming the penalty killing or some of the idiotic decision that led to those incarcerations.

“We (coaches) have to get better ourselves,’’ murmurred the embattled Calgary Flames coach, shellshocked by a comprehensive 7-2 obliteration by the Washington Captials on Saturday night. “I hold myself responsible and accountable for what’s going on.

“We’ve got to try to get these guys back on the tracks. We’ve got to get it done, find a way.’’

For the third game in a row, the Flames piddled away a lead, this one 2-0, and in the process gave up six goals in a period for the first time since 1984.

They didn’t simply lose. They capitulated.

Nothing is too drastic, nobody should be safe, now.

continued and watch Brent Sutter’s post game conference below…

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Saturday Night Hockey Points

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

• Reality has sunk in for the Maple Leafs. You can’t succeed without quality centres in the NHL and the Leafs don’t have them. Last year, Tyler Bozak seemed to be on his way. This early season, not so much.

• How did Central Scouting get Jeff Skinner so wrong, ranking him 34th last year. They should have listened to his former GTHL linemate, Seguin, who said he’d be the steal of the draft and he’s looking like that with the Carolina Hurricanes.

• I should have known better than to second guess Craig Ramsay, one of the brightest minds in hockey that nobody talks about. When he moved Dustin Byfuglien to defence, I made a wisecrack about it. But did anybody see Byfuglien’s Bobby Orr-like goal Friday night? End to end. The guy has nine points in eight games on defence and for those counting, three more goals than Dion Phaneuf.

more hockey points…

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Wild Game In Philadelphia

Sean Leahy of PuckDaddy has the recap on the Flyers 6-1 win over the Islanders.

Fights, triple minor for roughing, DiPietro ready to batte.

One thing I noticed, Flyers had their #1 line on the ice with a minute to go in a game that was already decided.

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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

In case your were busy watching the numerous games tonight, Don Cherry and Ron MacLean touched on numerous hockey topics.

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Video- Trent Hunter Five For Boarding Plus Ten And A Game Misconduct

Andrej Meszaros was the victim of the hit.

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Kings Would Have Interest In Iginla

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPH,

...it’s well understood around NHL circles that since Los Angeles didn’t spend the money it had budgeted for Ilya Kovalchuk last summer, there is indeed room in the budget and under the salary cap for an important acquisition before the Feb. 28 trade deadline. I believe Jarome Iginla is among the list of players the Kings have in mind.

That would go along with the character-type guys the Kings have added over the last two years, players like Ryan Smyth and Willie Mitchell. At this point, I don’t see any indication at all that the Flames would even entertain the thought of moving him. But I bring all this up given the stories out of Calgary this week regarding a possible rift between the Flames captain and the head coach (which was denied by both in the papers).

Iginla is signed for two more seasons at $7 million per year and also has a no-movement clause, so he controls his fate.

Of course, Smyth also had a no-movement clause in his contract, but the Kings persisted for almost a year before getting him out of Colorado in the summer of 2009. Food for thought…

more topics, some which were discussed on the Hot Stove segment of HNIC…

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