Kukla's Korner Hockey
A musical montage set to 'Not Guilty
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired defensemen Jesse Blacker and third-round and seventh-round selections in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft from Toronto in exchange for center Peter Holland and right wing Brad Staubitz. The third-round pick becomes a second-round selection should certain conditions be met. The 2014 seventh-round pick returns to Anaheim after originally being sent to Toronto with right wing Ryan Lasch in exchange for center David Steckel.
Brendan Shanahan explains...
Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Thursday afternoon for a hit on Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center.
At 7:07 of the first period, Kadri hit Backstrom while driving to the net. Backstrom initially remained in the game after being attended to on the ice, but was replaced by Josh Harding at 10:31 of the first period and did not return.
Kadri received a two-minute minor for goaltender interference on the play.
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: goalie interference/charging. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.
via Sportsnet, Randy Carlyle and Mike Yeo talk about Kadri's game last night...
Michael Russo of Russo's Rants...
Brought to you by the tweets of Damian Cox...
If that Kadri hit was a match, then the NHL rule book changed overnight. I'm ok if they want to call it that way, but never have before.
If Kadri just hauls off and punches him, it's a minor. National Hypocrisy League.
Again, I'm cool with the call on Kadri if they want to call it that way from now on. But they haven't and they won't.
But not a match penalty if you punch a guy into unconsciousness. Very sensible.
Kadri received a match penalty for the hit.
If you missed the first questionable hit from Kadri tonight, watch it here.
Kadri received 2 for goalie interference and Backstom did leave the game.
gif added 8:50pm,
Dedicated to Remembrance Day.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
It is the return to the scene of the crime.
Morally wounded after giving up a 4-1 third-period lead in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Boston Bruins in Beantown last spring, the Toronto Maple Leafs will play their first game at TD Garden since that fateful evening, one that won’t ever be completely forgotten by the players no matter what the result is Saturday night.
To a man, the Leafs shrugged off the return to Boston after Friday night’s 2-1 shootout win over New Jersey.
"I think we’ve moved past that," said star winger Phil Kessel, who notched his 10th goal of the season.
They insist they’ve tried to erase most of those memories from Game 7.
About Kukla's Korner Hockey
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.
From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.
Email Paul anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org