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Video- Carcillo hit on Fedotenko Tonight

Ruslan Fedotenko was OK after staying on the ice for a bit.  Not penalty to Carcillo.

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Afternoon Line

“Fans, for the most part, aren’t very patient.  But I think they can see the development we’ve got going on here. A lot of these guys have been drafted by us, and we’re still waiting for other players to come up.”

-New York Rangers GM Glen Sather.  Much more from Sather by Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 11/02/10 (and an Anti-Cheers for Danny Briere)

Our morning salute to the stars of a night ago, it’s JJ’s Three Cheers for Tuesday, November 2nd:

***Cheers to Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, who shut out the reeling New Jersey Devils with 30 saves in the Canucks’ 3-0 win. Luongo bested Team Canada teammate Martin Brodeur, who was beaten on a penalty shot by Henrik Sedin, in fine fashion, to close the door on another loss for New Jersey. (People are realizing that the Devils are 3-9-2 and that Ilya Kovalchuk is averaging a goal every fourth game and a point every other, right? Uuuuuuuuuuugly!)

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 11/01/10 - Plus Thoughts on Tampa’s Continued Hot Start and Stamkos Contract Talk

Perhaps you enjoyed a day of rest from NHL hockey yesterday. Or, more likely, you were angered, annoyed or even lost at some point last night, with not a shot on goal to be had anywhere. (Or maybe, even, you were like me: Incensed at an awful showing in your weekly football picks – and I mean awful – and left without the catharsis of switching to a different sport at day’s end, left only to the comfort of Dexter and his serial-killing ways… Whatever the case may be, we (or I, that is) have some catching up to do with JJ’s Three Cheers overdue from Friday and Saturday.

Now then, quickly, from Friday first:

***Cheers to Atlanta’s Dustin Byfuglien, whose transition back to defense has gone quite well in his new home. On Friday night, Byfuglien netted the O.T. winner in fantastic fashion for Atlanta, on an end-to-end rush reminiscent of legendary offensive defensemen of years gone by, to top Buffalo 4-3. (I’ll link it twice, actually, because you need to make sure you’ve seen this play.)

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What To Do With Todd White?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Todd White’s future as a Ranger is in doubt after coach John Tortorella admitted last night that he doesn’t know exactly how to use the 35-year-old center who was acquired this summer from Atlanta in exchange for over-35 cap albatross Donald Brashear and minor leaguer Patrick Rissmiller.

“I’ve got to figure out exactly what I’m going to do with Todd White,” Tortorella said before the Rangers’ 3-1 Garden victory over the Devils for which the veteran was scratched in favor of 26-year-old, fourth-line call-up Jeremy Williams, who got 3:43 of ice. “I don’t have him in a spot where I’m certainly giving him a fair chance to show me what he has.

“I don’t know what he is as a player. It really isn’t fair to him. I don’t think he has a ton of confidence in his play and I have a lot to do with that as far as the spots I’ve put him in and how I’ve spotted him in certain areas.

“I’m concerned about his speed and I’ve talked to him about that. But I don’t think I’ve given him a fair shake.”

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News from the Farm: 10/21/10

If you’re looking for an update on Aunt Bessie’s cow, or information on last summer’s harvest, look on.

If, however, you’re looking for news and information on the top minor league affiliates of the NHL’s Southeast Division clubs, you’re in the right place.

In years past, I would run News from Norfolk as a regular feature on Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate and now, News from the Farm will feature the Charlotte Checkers, Chicago Wolves, Hershey Bears and Rochester Americans along with the Admirals, to follow the progress of the Southeast’s future stars at the AHL level (and, at least for now, Michael Nylander and Sheldon Souray too).

We’ll look at game results, standings, league and team-leading scorers and goaltenders, pick a player of the week, have a glance at the schedule ahead and keep you abreast of any other developments for these players and their clubs.

Thursday seemed as good a day as any for this weekly feature, so that’s where it will be slotted in to start (and this week, as the first installment, there’s plenty of AHL action to catch up on).

Without further delay, News from the Farm:

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With Avery In Toronto, Trash Talking Topic Comes Up

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

...there are very few NHL players who are gifted at the art of the verbal riposte. Look at the example of New York Islanders defenceman James Wisniewski. He was suspended for two games earlier this month because the best insult he could manage on Avery was an obscene gesture.

Leafs head coach Ron Wilson, who claims he was never much of a trash-talker in his playing days but admitted to supplying teammates with material, lamented that it is a lost art. Political correctness in society in general means “the things you used to say, you can’t say anymore. It’s as simple as that,” Wilson said.

His players, on the other hand, said there are limits on what can be said on the ice but trash talking is still alive in today’s NHL. A player’s race, for example, is an obvious taboo and so is family, particularly wives and girlfriends, although there is much evidence the latter restriction is not especially respected.

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Rangers Exposed

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The season isn’t yet two weeks old and yet over the course of the final 10 minutes of the Rangers’ 3-1 defeat to the Avalanche last night, the Garden had the feel of late winter with the Blueshirts already out of the playoff hunt.

“I can’t tell that,” said Henrik Lundqvist, blameless yet not brilliant. “But maybe everybody was just waiting for something to happen to get them going.”

Lundqvist, who has allowed 15 goals in the Blueshirts’ 1-2-1 getaway that includes three straight losses since the Oct. 9 opening victory in Buffalo, was talking about the fans, not his teammates.

At times, though, it seemed as if the Rangers were waiting for someone else to make something happen, especially on the power play that rarely threatened while going 0-for-5 over 10:00 and is now 2-for-17 overall.

The team lacks a shooter from the point and, without the injured Marian Gaborik, lacks a one-shot finisher from the slot and the circles. Unable to get the puck through from the top and lacking a quarterback to run it from the half-wall or down low, the Rangers unfortunately seem to be exactly the sum of their parts on the man-up unit that hasn’t manned-up.

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What Can Boogaard Do?

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

We’re not assigning Boogaard blame for anything, and we’re most certainly not blaming him for Colby Armstrong’s crushing and penalized second-period hit on Marian Gaborik on which the Rangers’ indispensable sniper suffered a separated shoulder.

We’re not blaming Boogaard for Dion Phaneuf barreling into Henrik Lundqvist early in the first period, either, though preventing such blatant nonsense was specifically listed as one of No. 94’s most important responsibilities by Glen Sather when the general manager hired hockey’s Primo Carnera as a free agent on July 1.

The idea a fourth-line player—who gets a mere handful of fourth-line shifts a night and who is essentially in the lineup to punch it out with the opposition’s fourth-line heavyweight—can be a deterrent is flawed. The idea this presence will create more skating room for his team’s stars is misguided.

It’s even more misguided when it comes to Boogaard, who is so feared as a puncher that very few of the league’s heavyweights are even willing to drop the gloves against him, and that includes the (almost always) willing Colton Orr, who wanted no part of the 6-foot-7, 285-pound Rangers galoot on Friday.

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Once Hot, the Lightning/Panthers “Rivalry” Needs a Serious Spark

The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning share a home state, divisional alignment and the perks of leaving their home rinks to 80 degree-plus temperatures on the regular.

Their tenure as National Hockey League member franchises is nearly identical as well, with Tampa entering the league for the 1992-93 season and Florida one year later.

But you won’t find much evidence of a rivalry when speaking to current players from these clubs and, from members of the organizations of years gone by, what once sounded like legitimate hostilities have either fizzled into forced assertions or a longing for the good ol’ days.

It can’t hold a candle to the long-standing, emotionally charged levels of Calgary/Edmonton, Boston/Montreal or Colorado/Detroit.

It’s not likely to ever split households, a la Islanders/Rangers or Canadiens/Maple Leafs.

And, though both teams have had their share of supreme talents over the years, the odds of a superstar-driven rivalry, as in Ovechkin-Crosby/Capitals-Penguins, between the Lightning and Panthers are poor.

But there has to be something there still, right?

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