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from Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Their hearts tell them they should be homesick. But their hockey sense says something else entirely.
Jarome Iginla was a fixture in Calgary since 1996, captain since 2003, franchise record-holder across the board and civic treasure from his arrival until however long that flaming “C” burns. He was as gritty as he was gifted, as committed to his craft as to the community.
Upon Iginla's trade to the Penguins last month, the Calgary Herald's editorial board penned the following on a page usually reserved for war, politics and other serious stuff: “If anyone has truly earned a shot at the Stanley Cup, it's Jarome Iginla. Good luck in Pittsburgh, Iggy. We'll cheer for you all the way.”
Iginla reached one Cup final with the Flames, in 2004. He lost to the Lightning.
Brenden Morrow was a fixture in Dallas since 1999, captain since 2007, franchise record-holder in penalty minutes and second in goals. Gritty, gifted, committed, community-minded … all that, too.
Upon Morrow's trade to the Penguins last month, a Texas-based blogger for SB Nation wrote: “What did the Stars get from Brenden Morrow? Everything.”
Morrow reached one Cup final with the Stars, in 2000. He lost to the Devils.
from Mike Cole of NESN,
Bruins coach Claude Julien was clearly agitated with Cooke’s play, a hit that Julien deemed to be too low.
“It’s pretty obvious that it’s a cheap shot from Cooke,” Julien said. “The typical, same guy. He’s gotta go low and getting a guy right around the knee area and turns his back.
Watch the hit below...
update 2:00pm, replaced the original video with one of better quality.
added 2:14PM, below is the video via gwyshynski of Edward's on-air apology.
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
While the forensic investigation into whether the Pittsburgh Penguins’ shift disturber intentionally sliced the Achillies tendon of the club’s top defenceman on Feb. 13 continues, Melnyk won’t speak until the results are complete.
“Look, it’s got nothing to do with settling down,” said Melnyk. “I’ve committed to not say anything about it until we’ve completed everything we need to do, and speak to the league about it.
“I’ll do anything I have to do to protect my players. It’s as simple as that, and that’s exactly what I’m doing there, and after that I can’t really comment.
“It’ll take a couple of months before anything really comes out.”
Melnyk doesn’t believe there will be retribution against Cooke when he arrives here Monday with the Penguins.
“I don’t think so. We don’t care about those kinds of players,” said Melnyk. “They’re not the ones we’re worried about for Pittsburgh. We have to worry about the elite players and that’s what they’re going to be focused on.
NEW YORK/TORONTO (April 19, 2013) -- The game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins scheduled for tonight at TD Garden has been postponed, the National Hockey League announced today.
The game has been tentatively rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20, at TD Garden beginning at 12:30 p.m., Eastern time. The game's status will be formalized no later than 8:30 a.m.
The game between the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres, scheduled for Saturday night in Pittsburgh, has been moved to Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m., ET.
By Eli Epstein of TiqIQ
In what was most likely the most emotion-filled game of the 2012-2013 campaign, the Boston Bruins dominated the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night for two periods, but were unable to clinch a victory in the third, squandering a one goal lead and eventually losing in the shootout.
For Boston, the loss was not a reason for dismay. After the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, the city used the game to come together and push the horrors of the blasts out of its mind.
Numerous reports flowing in via Twitter that Malkin will miss tonight's game in Florida due to a serious sunburn.
from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Penguins winger Brenden Morrow hasn't scored yet for his new team, hasn't done anything especially flashy and hasn't received as much attention as some other new acquisitions.
Morrow isn't concerned, nor is anyone else in the organization. General manager Ray Shero brought Morrow to Pittsburgh because of what he will contribute in the playoffs.
“If we could add grit and leadership to our top nine, we wanted that element,” Shero told the Tribune-Review about the trade to acquire Morrow in exchange for former Penguins prospect Joe Morrow.
“That led us to the Morrow deal. His game is not so much about stats and goals, even though I believe he will chip in. He could be that battle-tested guy who comes up big for us in many ways.”
First a little note about the lack of posting last night. I was the victim of a surprise birthday party and was told, no work all play.
So instead of doing what I was supposed to do last night, I sit here at 5:00am to catch-up.
There was no penalty on the play and no update on Neal post-game.
Tempers were getting a little high last night too, watch below as Matt Cooke does some back and forth chirping with the Rangers.
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