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Hot Stove Recap

Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun said Jarome Iginla has been told he will not be asked to waive his NTC this season.

Pierre LeBrun says the Kings want a big player and since Iginla is not available, a player like Patrik Elias may be and also Brad Richards could be dangled at the trade deadline.

LeBrun also said he feel the Stamkos negotiations could be a long, drawn out process.  Said Yzerman will say we want to build the team around you, hoping for some kind of discount.

Mike Milbury brought up the Colin Campbell emails and said again all he wants is a simple apology from Campbell.  Eric Francis said it was refreshing that Campbell called out Marc Savard because that is what he is.

Ron MacLean chimed in and said Campbell was wrong by bringing up his son in the emails.  Ron said current refs may be a little concerned with Campbell having some influence on calls, even though he says he walks out of the room when any action may be taken against his son.

added 10:30pm, Watch the video of the Hot Stove on HNIC below…

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Video- Montreal Canadiens Pay Tribute To Pat Burns

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Sabres Face Offensive Challenge From Lightning

After turning Philly’s Wells Fargo Center into a shooting gallery the other night, it will be interesting to see what the Tampa Bay Lightning can follow that up with tonight in Buffalo.

The Sabres have a little streak going with five wins in seven games, and coach Lindy Ruff has reached a conclusion regarding the defensive struggles of his club.  Since a few of his blueliners aren’t carrying their weight, Ruff has decided that for the time being he’s better off going mostly with four guys.

In last night’s 4-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings, Tyler Myers, Andrej Sekera, Jordan Leopold and Steve Montador ate up most of the ‘D’ minutes.  Based on Ruff’s comments to the media, we’ll be seeing more of that tonight. 

Mike Smith will be in goal for Tampa, while the Sabres haven’t made an announcement.  Ryan Miller will not play tonight and is listed as day-to-day with a lower body injury.  Buffalo will go with either Patrick Lalime or Jhonas Enroth, who was just recalled from AHL Portland.

Edit 6:32 pm: Lalime will start in goal for Buffalo.

Twitter: @DaveDavisHockey

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Sound Familiar?

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-rakers,

Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel was at once angered and delighted by the fracas that coincided with the final horn Friday in the Blue Jackets’ 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks.

Anaheim forward Corey Perry, who had been pushing the limits of legal physical play throughout the game, took a whack at Blue Jackets center Antoine Vermette, then jabbed at him two or three times before throwing what Arniel termed a “sucker punch.”

A five-on-five skirmish ensued. Skirmish, I say, because it stopped just short of an all-out line brawl. As Perry skated away holding his arm, Vermette and Ducks winger Bobby Ryan wrestled each other to the ground and drew roughing penalties at the 20:00 mark of the third period.

Remarkably, Perry was not given a penalty. But there is a check next to his name in Arniel’s book.


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Playing in Honour of Burns Tonight

As much as I’d enjoy watching the Leafs whoop the Habs by a score like 6-0, I really hope it’s a close game. Heck, I’d take a close game where the Habs win even than a blowout where the Leafs win.

I know there are Leafs fans out there who threw up in their mouth as I said that. I don’t care.

Because tonight is not about the Leafs. Nor is it about the Habs. It’s about Burnsie.

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Gaborik Returns To Minnesota

from Jim Cerny of NewYorkRangers.com,

Many, including Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck, have said that, despite all of his success in Minnesota, Gaborik will be booed this evening.

“I can’t control how they are going to act,” Gaborik said of the Wild fans. “Hopefully it’s going to be pleasant. I think I’ve done a lot of good things there and had good success as an expansion team, so hopefully it’s going to be positive.”

Gaborik’s current teammate in New York, as well as former teammates in Minnesota, Derek Boogaard, hopes that Gaborik receives the warm response he feels he deserves.

“He put in a lot of good years for that organization and he did a lot of good things there, so if anything it should be all positive,” said Boogaard.


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Report- Brodeur Out At Least Ten Days

via Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

There will be no late appearance in St. Louis from Devils goalie Martin Brodeur.

Brodeur has informed people close to him that he had an MRI and has been told to rest his bruised right elbow for at least 10 days.

That means he won’t be back until early December and will likely miss at least five games. The Devils play the Montreal Canadiens at home on Dec. 2, which is surely a game Brodeur will not want to miss.

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Savard Practices But No Contact

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

Marc Savard, cleared yesterday to participate in non-contact practice, wheeled around the TD Garden ice during the morning skate with his teammates. After the session, even following some conditioning work, Savard was all smiles about the skate he had just powered through.

“It felt unbelievable,” Savard said. “It’s been a long time. It’s pretty special to make it to this step. Hopefully I’ll gradually feel better and go from there.”

Savard said he turned a corner approximately two or three weeks ago. Savard has been symptom-free in that time period. Savard credited his teammates, the Bruins’ staff, and fans for helping him overcome his postconcussion syndrome.

During his darkest times, Savard acknowledged wondering about the future of his playing career. In retrospect, Savard understands that it was depression that played a significant role in clouding his temperament.


At some point, Savard has to participate in contact drills, then see how he recovers from those drills.

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Remembering Pat Burns on HNIC Tonight

Ron MacLean with some Pat Burns stories,

The loss of Pat Burns will be foremost in our hearts and minds tonight. As I’ve told a few friends in the press, Pat conjures three key memories for me.

The first is from 2003 in Anaheim, Calif. I was up early to catch a flight back to New Jersey for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup final. The Ducks had beaten the Devils hours earlier to force the deciding game. Pat, the Devils’ head coach at the time, was already up and pacing around on the lawn in front of the hotel, talking on a cell phone. At 5:30 a.m.!

I thought, poor man. Pat already had a history of tough experiences: the 1987 world junior brawl in the Czech Republic; the 1989 Stanley Cup final series that his Canadiens lost to Calgary; Game 7 of a 1993 conference final, which his Maple Leafs lost to L.A., and here we go again. But Pat elected to dress an old warhorse, Ken Daneyko, and the Devils won the Cup.

Read more from Ron at CBC.

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All Rick Dudley

from Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Q. Are there trades, call-ups in the works, and how do you see this roster changing?

A. That’s a tough question to answer. Have a talked to people about trades? Sure. I try to talk to people on a semi-constant basis. Is there anything imminent? No. I don’t look at it and say we are going to make a trade. Do I anticipate that we are going to try to tweak things? Yeah, that’s the way I work. I think I’ve made a lot of trades that have helped the hockey teams I’ve been involved with simply because I don’t care if I help the other team. There are some guys that want to [fleece] you every time they talk to you. If we are toward the deadline and there was a team that we were tied with for seventh or eighth in the conference, would I be hesitant? Yeah. If it’s not that situation, I don’t care. The reality is trying to get better than 29 teams and in the conference better than 14 teams. Do I care about helping another team? Not if it accomplishes what we are tying to do. We’ll keep talking.


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