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Video- Coach’s Corner Tonight

via Sportsnet,

Ron and Don break down the Maple Leafs and Bruins series, the importance of Frederik Andersen and the consistent play of Austin Watson.

Plus more topics like the Bermuda Triangle spot on the ice.


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Open Post- Four Teams In Action Tonight

Boston leads the series 2-1 and Columbus has the same series lead over Washington.

Alex Ovechkin said after game 2 the series would be tied 2-2 when it comes back to D.C., he has a chance to prove it tonight.

Comment away if so inclined.

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Your Norris Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (April 19, 2018) – Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning and P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators are the three finalists for the 2017-18 James Norris Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position,” the National Hockey League announced today.

 Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Norris Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

 Following are the finalists for the Norris Trophy, in alphabetical order:

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Video- Ryan Hartman Suspended One Game For Illegal Check

The explanation for the one game suspension.


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Afternoon Line- Terry Pegula

"As disappointed as I am in the season, the part of me that's a fan like you is still excited for the future. We have players in our system at all levels of the organization – NHL, AHL, juniors, European leagues and the NCAA – and I am confident they will make us consistently competitive.

"This may not mean much, until we win, it is just words. I just want you to know that I'm in it with you."

-Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres.  John Vogl of the Buffalo News has more regarding a letter Pegula sent to season ticket holders.

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Brad Marchand Goes Nuts As A Three-Year Old

from Brad Marchand at The Players' Tribune,

If you like me, you’ll like this story.

If you hate me, you’ll love it.

It’s kind of a famous story in my family, and it’s probably the first thing I can remember. I was like three years old, and my dad had bought me this sick electric four-wheeler truck for my birthday. I’d always ride it around the cul-de-sac outside our house in Halifax like a maniac. It was yellow with blue seats, and it even had a horn and everything. It was unreal.

So one day I was hanging out with one of my little neighbor buddies, and I guess I got distracted or something, because the next thing I know, I turn around, and he’s in the truck, honking the horn, just lovin’ it.

So, of course, I go nuts.

continued (piece is titled Built for Boston)...

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Video- Ryan Hartman Will Meet With DoPS Today


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Paul Krepelka Named VP Of Hockey Operations For The Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC – The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that the team has named Paul Krepelka as its new Vice President of Hockey Operations. As Vice President of Hockey Operations, Krepelka’s responsibilities will include player contract negotiations and other hockey operations matters.

“Paul has been involved in professional hockey for nearly 30 years, developing experience and relationships that will be of great value to the Hurricanes,” said Tom Dundon, CEO, Owner and Governor of the Carolina Hurricanes.   

Krepelka has gained experience in hockey as a player, attorney, agent and manager, most recently serving as director of player development for the Norfolk Admirals. Prior to joining the Admirals, Krepelka spent 20 years as a sports agent, including 13 years as a co-founder and partner in the Orr Hockey Group. A graduate of Princeton University, where he played collegiate hockey, Krepelka played professionally for the Hampton Roads Admirals from 1991-1993, winning a Riley Cup with the Admirals in 1992. Following his playing career, the Arlington, MA, native returned to Massachusetts to earn his law degree from Suffolk University in Boston before joining Woolf Associates in 1996 as a sports agent.


added 10:30am,


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Under-18 Men’s World Championship Coverage Of Team USA Starts This Morning On The NHL Network

via a press release on April 6th

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Hockey announced today that NHL Network will televise live every Team USA matchup at the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Men's World Championship that begins Thursday, April 19, in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. NHL Network is the exclusive U.S. TV home for the entire IIHF Under-18 Men’s World Championship.

The tournament, which runs through April 29, features 10 nations. Team USA, which has earned gold in seven of the last nine world championships (2009, 20010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), opens play against Canada on Thursday (April 19) at 10:30 a.m. ET.

The live schedule of Team USA matchups scheduled to air on NHL Network are as follows:

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Morning Line- Glen Gulutzan

“The only real regret for me is that I think it’s a great group, there’s great people here, it’s a great city and now I’m not going to be a part of a team moving forward that I think is going to be a real strong team in the years to come. Their best players are their young players, and I think that’s a good recipe. I think Tre (general manager Brad Treliving) has done a heck of a job, to be honest with you, with managing the cap. So I think they’re going to be poised for success for a long time here. And that’s something you want to be a part of, but now you’re not going to …

“You sacrifice a lot of hours, a lot of family time, and I think that’s what every hockey player, every hockey coach, wants is to be a part of something that’s bigger than himself. And now you’re not going to be a part of it. So all that labour, you don’t get to see the fruits of it. But that’s the nature of our game, that’s the nature of our business.

-Glen Gulutzan, former coach of the Calgary Flames.  More from Gulutzan by Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Herald.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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