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Video- Latest Hockey Talk From Elliotte Friedman

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman on the Vegas Golden Knights trading some of their defensive depth, where the New York Islanders will be playing in the next few years and how a loophole might see NHL players still go to the 2018 Winter Olympics.


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Another Loss For The Habs

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

“In the first period, we were dominating, cycling the puck and getting shots from every line,” Jonathan Drouin said. “Then they scored two quick goals. It’s frustrating, (but Chicago) is a team that has proven for a while now they don’t need many chances.”

The Canadiens were outshooting the Blackhawks 15-5 when Chicago took advantage of an unsuccessful clearing pass by Jordie Benn to get on the board with rookie Alex DeBrincat’s first NHL goal. Brandon Saad scored 19 seconds later after a rare breakdown from the top defensive pair of Shea Weber and Victor Mete.

Things might have been different if the Canadiens had capitalized on a 5-on-3 power play early in the first period.

“Every night we have little breakdowns,” captain Max Pacioretty said. “We have a lot of new faces and we’re still learning what we can do. We have to be strong. Tonight, we had a chance to step on their throats with that 5-on-3 and we didn’t do it. We thought we were having a picnic.”

The power play has been disappointing this year. The Canadiens went 0-for-5 Tuesday and are 0-for-14 on the season.

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It Was More Than Just A Game In Las Vegas Last Night

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

The names of the dead were emblazoned on ice and a second ticked away for each one on the video screen high above.

For a heartbreaking 58 of them in the silent darkness of T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday night, we were again reminded about a sanctuary that has been known to offer refuge from the brutality of terror.

It’s just sports and, by God, it isn’t.

If sorrow and gloom is part of the healing process for Las Vegas to eventually emerge from under the menacing cloud that has immersed the city since those horrifying 10 minutes Sunday evening, so, too, is the opportunity for a community to gather and celebrate what can be a needed distraction.

No one could have imagined the first home game in the history of the Golden Knights would be defined by such a mournful cause, but as it has so many times in the worst of moments, sports proved to be the most powerful of remedies.

“We were trying to thank the town and bring the town together,” Knights owner Bill Foley said. “We wanted to show Vegas that we really are a part of the community.”


added 9:28am, from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

Fifty-eight seconds. That was the length of the moment of silence at the Vegas Golden Knights' inaugural home opener Tuesday.

Fifty-eight seconds, one for each person killed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival of country music on Oct. 1 by the gunman on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, just down the Strip from T-Mobile Arena.

The wait forced you to feel the weight. As the scoreboard counted, you were confronted by how much was lost in the worst mass shooting in American history. But as you looked around, you were comforted by something else.


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Video- The Best From Last Night

4 1/2 minutes to watch the full video.


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NHL Short Notes

Home Team in Caps
St. Louis 3, NY RANGERS 1
Columbus 2, CAROLINA 1 (OT)
Chicago 3, MONTREAL 1
NASHVILLE 6, Philadelphia 5
DALLAS 4, Detroit 2
Ottawa 3, VANCOUVER 2 (SO)
VEGAS 5, Arizona 2

The Golden Knights scored four goals in the first period, including two from James Neal, en route to winning the first NHL regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and becoming the first club in the 100-year history of the League to begin its inaugural season with three straight wins.

* Neal has scored the game-winning goal in each of Vegas’ three contests. Via Elias, he is the second player from any NHL team in the expansion era (since 1967-68) to register the game-winning goal in each of his club’s first three games in any regular-season (also Brian Propp: 1982-83 w/ PHI).

* Elias adds that Neal (5-0—5) joined Real Cloutier (5-0—5 in 1979-80 w/ QUE) as the only players in the expansion era to score five goals over his team’s first three games in their inaugural campaign.

* Additionally, Neal is the fourth player in that time frame to score in each of his team’s first three games in their inaugural season. Only nine players achieved the feat before 1967-68, including six in the League’s first season.

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Chicago Blackhawks in for Big Surprise for Bets with Franson for Upcoming NHL

By Sam




Canadian ice hockey team is currently on the binge for celebration and betting extravaganza even before the major league games: on account of Cody Franson. Coming from a background of outstanding statistics, the 30-year old defenseman is presently on a try-out pact with the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey team. The icing on the cake for gambling punters comes as Franson prefers keeping his mettle high in tandem with professional players and is therefore often greeted with a bit of exaggeration and contortion. In a few words, Cody is ‘the’ player which the Blackhawks got on for a reason – much to the enthusiasm of potential bettors.

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Video- VegasStrong


added 10:57pm, Below, 58 seconds of silence.

To me it felt much longer.

added 8:49am on 10/12//17, another video added below, honoring the first responders...

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Video- The Pittsburgh Penguins Visited The White House Today

13 1/2 minutes long.


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Video/Audio- Glenn Healy On Matt Duchene

via Sportsnet YouTube page,

NHL insider Glenn Healy believes if Matt Duchene had the mic right now, he'd say sit me and trade me, just like former Avalanche player Peter Forsberg said.


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Understanding the Ropes for Betting from Preceding NHL Hockey Preseason Comps

By Sam,



Everybody identifies hockey as a game where two squads of players try to make a goal at their opponents’ nets. However, the aura of NHL (National Hockey League) with high-flying excitement on previously processed ice-rinks is a completely different affair, especially in the betting perspective. Although the game is observed for college leagues also, it is the professional fixtures which rule the roost. Here we ascertain significant aspects and punter advice from the preseason September games. So relax and read along!

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