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via Bob McKenzie’s Twitter,
No suspension or fine for Scott Hartnell.
added 3:12pm, via Allan Walsh’s Twitter,
Just spoke to client Scott Hartnell of the Flyers. We participated in a disciplinary hearing this am. The verdict, no suspension, no fine.
Colin Campbell, the NHL’s senior executive vice-president of hockey operations, told sportsnet.ca that the league is looking into the comments.
“The League disagrees with Pat Quinn’s post-game comments and his characterization of the Souray-Iginla collision,” Campbell said in an e-mail. “I have had preliminary discussions with (Oilers GM) Steve Tambellini about Mr Quinn’s comments.”
Scott Hartnell had a 15-minute conference call with Colin Campbell, the NHL’s Lord of Disciplone, on Friday morning….
The Flyers winger denied the incident.
“We’re all pretty honest players,” said Hartnell, who was back on the ice Friday morning practicing with the Flyers. “You don’t want to be eye gouging … we’re not savages. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a savage. I just play the game hard.”
Then in the post-game, Kris Letang asked what happened and he states “go ask Hartnell”.
Watch that video below…
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
(Ray) Shero, of course, understands the significance of the Pronger addition.
“I think you have to pay attention to it. It was a dramatic move to get Pronger,” he said. “It really makes their defense stronger. Do we react to that?”
“I think you have to build your team the way you want it to look,” he said.
As for Thursday’s clash, even though it is one of 82 games on the schedule, Shero said he doubts there ever will be such a thing as “just another game” with the Flyers.
“They’re probably our biggest rival,” he said.
We took too many penalties or too many penalties were called. The refs can’t become such a big part of the night. Six penalties in one period and more penalty killing time than playing 5 on 5 time means that our best offensive players aren’t on the ice either. The refs played the best D against our best lines last night!
-Capitals Owner Ted Leonsis on last night’s loss to the Flyers. Read more from Ted at Ted’s Take.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The NHL might have financial issues in a few of its markets, but we once again were reminded just how far the game has come on the ice Tuesday night.
Anyone check out Philadelphia’s 6-5 overtime win over Washington? I needed a towel after that one … and I was sitting on the couch.
Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Mike Richards combined for seven goals in a thrill-a-minute affair that left your jaw open.
continued and watch the highlights of the game below…
added 9:00am, Anthony SanFilippo of In The Room reports Blair Betts suffered a dislocated shoulder and James van Riemsdyk go his “bell rung”.
from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,
There have been several missing links for the Flyers in their quest to win that ever-elusive third Cup. One was in goal. The other was a punishing defenseman, one who strikes fear into the hearts of wingers coming across the blue line.
If the Flyers are going to unseat reigning Cup champion Pittsburgh as “Beast of the East” this season, they will need Pronger’s on-ice demeanor and off-ice attitude to accomplish the task.
You see, the Flyers of recent past – even under Ken Hitchcock – took losing far too casually. They failed to see the impact of today’s mistakes on tomorrow’s expectations.
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
First-year wingers James van Riemsdyk and Mika Pyorala were on the 22-man roster that the Flyers submitted to the NHL yesterday.
Center Blair Betts was not.
Betts, 29, is trying to make the team on a tryout contract. After yesterday’s practice in Voorhees, general manager Paul Holmgren said he was still negotiating with Betts’ agent, Steve Kotlowitz. The two sides appear to be at a stalemate.
Betts, whose agent did not return phone calls, made $615,000 with the New York Rangers last season. He has excelled on face-offs and on the penalty kill in the preseason.
“We’ll see how it goes over the next day,” Holmgren said of talks with Betts’ agent. He said if a deal isn’t completed by today, “then it’s probably not going to happen.”
from the Daily Times,
The Flyers are expected to release veteran defenseman Randy Jones today, according to a team source.
Jones is a four-year veteran who has been one of the team’s rocks on the blue line. The 6-foot, 2-inch Jones played in 47 games for the Flyers last year. He tallied four goals and four assists and racked up22 penalty minutes. In his NHL career, he has 13 goals and 56 assists.
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