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Hall & Eberle Now Roommates

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Too Many Scoring Chances Given Up By Capitals

from Tarik El-Bashir at Capitals Insider,

Coach Bruce Boudreau was in foul mood after the Caps self-destructed Friday in Atlanta. He was even grumpier this morning after reviewing video of his team’s sloppy, 4-2 defeat at Philips Arena.

“I’m still pretty disappointed in the way we played last night,” he said. “But then I have to sit back and say, it’s one game. You’ve got to blend the two. We can’t play like that, but at the same time, we’ve got a game tonight, so we can’t dwell on it.”

Boudreau planned a post-skate video session with the full team to dissect the specific defensive zone miscues.

“They had 15 scoring chances, nine in the second period,” he said. “That’s way too many.”


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Morning Line

“Did you see the slew foot that (Henrik) Zetterberg (did)?.  Zetterberg slew footed Matt Beleskey at center ice. Everybody in the building saw it. We ended up getting the penalty.

“I’m not saying we didn’t deserve the penalty. But there should have been an even-up call on the play. Those are frustrating things that happen. They continually happen in this building.”

-Anaheim Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.  More Ducks talk from Eric Stephens of the OC Register.

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When Should Hockey Start?

from John Shannon of Sportsnet,

While hockey’s following in Canada would jump on a September start, it just makes no sense for US-based teams. Competition from baseball and three kinds of football (high school, college and pro) make an early start for many American teams impossible.

Don’t laugh. More than once, discussions have taken place at the executive level, to start hockey in November. That was one argument, when the NHL understood the Canadian mentality.

Take a look at the present schedule, where Canadian teams play more home games in October, allowing the U.S teams to have their home games later in the season. With less competition in their markets, it puts a great deal of pressure on the six Canadian teams to have great starts.

And as far as hockey ending in May? Don’t hold your breath.

more plus additional hockey topics…

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24 Teams In Action Today

Are you ready for some hockey today?

Phoenix and Boston start the day off at noon from Prague and the last game of the night is the Kings taking on the Canucks at 10pm.

Toss in some games in-between and we have a day and night of hockey before us.

Enjoy and see today’s schedule below…

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Report- Chara And Bruins Will Finalize New Contract

from Kevin Paul Dupont of Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

This was a homecoming for Zdeno Chara. Turns out, it was a very lucrative return to the city where Big Z really got his hockey career started as a teenager, playing for Sparta Praha in the spring of ‘96.

Chara, the 33-year-old Bruins’ captain, in the next few hours will finalize a long-term contract extension with the Bruins, one that is believed to expire on or about his 40th birthday.

Contract terms have not been released by the Bruins, but based on a conversation just minutes ago with his Wellesley-based agent, Matt Keator, Chara today will ink a six- or seven-year deal that probably will bring him slightly less than his existing deal, which this season will pay him $7.5 million.


added 11:11am,

PRAGUE, CZE – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that the club has signed defenseman Zdeno Chara to a seven-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/09/10

In the debut of the new, daily feature from yours truly, I offer a morning toast to those who deserve as much for their performances of a night ago:

***Cheers to Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk, for stepping up to Anaheim’s Corey Perry and earning the decisive victory in a scrap last night. He may have taken himself out of the running for the Lady Byng Trophy in this season’s very first game but taking out a bullying Perry, in this instance, was well worth it.

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  Tags: corey+perry, jeff+skinner, ondrej+pavelec, pavel+datsyuk, tuomo+ruutu

Still Trying To Sell The Coyotes

from Rebekah L. Sanders of the Arizona Republic,

If the Phoenix Coyotes were a Valley house for sale, the brochure would sound urgent.

“Fixer-upper with troubled past needs TLC. Foreclosed after owner spent hundreds of millions and walked away from spending more. National Hockey League and Glendale highly motivated to sell. No less than $140 million. Deadline to close: Dec. 31.”

It was nearly a year ago when the NHL bought the Coyotes out of bankruptcy, hoping to quickly unload the asset to a new owner who would keep the team in Glendale.

The underdog team, which stunned everyone by reaching the playoffs last year, takes to the ice today for the start of the 2010-11 season.

Efforts to sell the team have been grueling, characterized by missed deadlines, failed negotiations and growing worries as the final cutoff for negotiations looms.


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Did Leighton Hide His Back Problem?

from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,

“I first felt it in the playoffs last year,” Leighton said. “I gave it time to settle down, and, obviously, it was injured and it never really went away. So when I was working out in the summer and doing activities, it was flaring up a little bit, but nothing to the point where it is now.”...

His injury could have impacted the Flyers’ decision to sign him. Leighton signed a 2-year, $3.1 million extension on June 30.

“Obviously, I’m not happy about this now,” general manager Paul Holmgren said, “but we certainly didn’t know about this in the summertime, when we were going through the contract negotiations.”

Holmgren stopped short of saying Leighton was dishonest, as happened earlier in the summer. Ian Laperriere, who was hit in the face with a puck during the playoffs against New Jersey last April, did not disclose his full postconcussion and vision symptoms to the team’s medical staff and he could miss the entire season.

“They all want to play,” Holmgren said. “We had this conversation in training camp.  We started out training camp by saying any injury, however slight, please report it, so we can get ahead of the game….


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Breakout Players

from Darren Pang at HockeyChats.com,

I recently taped another season of previewing the NHL for TSN in Canada and as I have done for the last several years on their NHL Preview show, under various guidelines determining potential “Breakout players”, I prognosticate with the vision that a 3rd or 4th year player that has scored in that 8-15 goals area the previous season, can have that jump to the mid 20’s or more area….

Gilbert Brule (EDM) Another example of a team giving a young player entitlement far too early in his NHL career after being a high 1st round pick (6th overall) of the Blue Jackets and while Columbus was targeting Anze Kopitar as their 1st pick, they went with Brule after his Memorial Cup performance. He is a very good player. He can make plays, shows some grit and is versatile. He played some games last year alongside Dustin Penner and Sam Gagner that were dominant. Look for more this season.

Brandon Sutter (CAROLINA) In his 1st season he scored 1 goal, last season he came up huge with 21, so it is about projecting even a bigger jump to put him in this group so that’s how much confidence I have in the son of Brent.

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