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Ryan Johansen with the game winning goall after a turnover by Joe Pavelski.
from the CP at TSN,
from David Pollak of Working the Corners,
I was also curious about how his sense of the game has changed since he played in the 1970s and now views it as a coach in 2013.
“The game’s changed and I’ve been able to adapt to the changes in the game,” Robinson said. “I think I would have been a frustrated player playing in today’s game because when you’re big, a lot of the things you were able to do back then as a bigger player, you can’t do now.”
Then he talked of conversations he had with former NHL defenseman Vladimir Malakhov.
“I related to Malakhov – that was one of the main reasons why he quit hockey. He said, ‘I don’t know what to do anymore. If I put my hand here I get called for a penlty, if I do this I get called for a penalty.’ It frustrated the hell out of him so I think it would frustrate me a little bit,” Robinson said. “The fact that I was a good skater, I could probably adapt to it.”
Robinson has been coaching in the NHL for almost 20 years now. I asked him last summer how has his coaching philosophy changed over that time ?
“I was a little more of a defensive-minded coach. And I think in a way I’m still the same, I still think that good defense leads to offense – but I think you have to be a little more offensive minded now with the way the game is going.
NEW YORK (April 4, 2013) -- San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined $8,378.38, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley in NHL Game No. 542 in San Jose on Wednesday, April 3, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 20:00 of the third period. Vlasic was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing.
A review of the incident that included a conversation with the Minnesota Wild confirmed that Heatley suffered an injury in an ensuing scrum and not as a result of Vlasic’s slash.
As a first-time offender, the maximum Vlasic could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.
if you missed the incident, watch it here...
A great goal by Dan Boyle, but do you take away a little bit of the wow factor because it was a 5 on 3 goal?
from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,
Coach Mike Yeo, after a very abbreviated 20-second press scrum, indicated that Dany Heatley will out for awhile with what looked on replay to be a left wrist injury after an altercation he had with San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic after the game.
Vlasic, Heatley’s former teammate who had an ongoing battle with the veteran much of the third period, got into it with Heatley in front of the Sharks’ net in the final seconds after Vlasic cross-checked Heatley.
Vlasic slashed Heatley across the top of the back. Heatley got up and tried to connect with his stick and missed. Vlasic then two-handed Heatley across the forearm and jumped him. Vlasic got the shirt over top Heatley’s head, lifted him and then violently one-last time drove him down to the ice. That appears to be when Heatley got hurt. He skated to the exit in pain.
more plus watch the only video I could find of the incident below... Russo has the same video too....
update 12:27pm, Added another video below showing the incident and Vlasic talking about it.
Many of the hockey scribes are reporting Ryane Clowe has agreed to a trade to the New York Rangers by waiving his NTC.
So let's go with it.
I will update as information becomes available.
from Louis-Andre Lariviere of TVA Sports (translated with a little editing by me),
Kent Hughes, Clowe's agent
officer, told the TVA Sports asthe Sharks try to exchange the attacker. Namely if the trade transactioncan occur as early as Monday night, given the withdrawal of Clowe from tonight's game training, Hughes responded that it is a precaution. "A match before the trade deadline (Wednesday, Ed), Sharks prefer not to run the risk, he said. They want to share. Difficult to say whether it will (Monday) or if it will wait until the deadline. "
However, he indicated that Clowe lift its no-trade clause provided to join a team that has a chance to win the Stanley Cup and who would be interested to give him a new contract in the summer.
"Without doubt, these are the two key factors," said Hughes.
read on (translated)
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