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Video- Darryl Sutter Post-Game Comments

Los Angeles Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter post-game comments after being up 2-0 against Toronot but losing 3-2.  The Kings had won 8 games in a row before last night.

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Video- Another “Intent To Blow” Call Goes The Wrong Way

via the Situation Room Blog,

At 9:37 of the first period in the Toronto Maple Leafs/San Jose Sharks game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck entered the Toronto net. The referee informed the Situation Room that he was in the process of blowing his whistle to stop play while the puck was under James Reimer's body in the crease. According to Rule 78.5, apparent goals shall be disallowed "when the Referee deems the play has been stopped, even if he had not physically had the opportunity to stop play by blowing his whistle." This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee's call on the ice stands - no goal San Jose.

 

These types of calls have to become reviewable now.

the goal of the NHL is to get the call right, but the language of the rule doesn't allow a change to be made on plays like this.

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Video- Randy Carlyle On Returning To Anaheim As The Leafs’ Head Coach

Tonight will be first game Carlyle has coached in Anaheim since he was let go by the Ducks.

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Post-Olympic Leafs Have Yet To Win (0-3 Two Loser Points)

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

“Any time you’re off the ice for that long, it takes ice to get it back,” said defenceman Cody Franson wryly. “In Montreal on the weekend, I felt better than I had all season. But you can practise as much as you want. It’s still not the same as games.”

To be fair, the Leafs could have won against the Islanders and Canadiens, and with some puck luck might have gotten the jump on the Blue Jackets Monday night as well. But they didn’t in all three cases, and now this group of 22 players, plus the injured David Bolland, has to sweat through the next two days until Wednesday’s trade deadline.

“It’s not a lot of fun being a player at this time of year,” said head coach Randy Carlyle, who was himself dealt at the deadline 30 years ago. “With Twitter and everything, there’s a lot more rumours floating around. There’s a lot more to it than there was in ’84. I don’t think there was Twitter back then, was there?”

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Video- Dale Weise Takes Nazem Kadri’s Skate To The Face

You have probably seen the 'after' picture (below) of Dale Weise, who took Nazem Kadri's skate to his face last night.

Here is how it happened and scroll to the 1:45 mark for a slow-motion replay.

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Morning Line

Just a hunch, but can’t help but think the New Jersey Devils will make a surprisingly big purchase before the deadline. Wouldn’t it be wild if he re-acquired winger David Clarkson from the Leafs? Devils GM Lou Lamoriello’s style goes beyond just trading away goalie Martin Brodeur, if that happens.

-Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun where you can read more hockey talk...

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Video- Jonathan Bernier Now A Bad Goal Of The Night Candidate

Bernier with the giveaway to Michael Grabner who scores this shothanded goal, which happened to be his second 'shorty' on the same Toronto power play.

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Report- Dave Bolland Seeking Long-Term Deal

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

Dave Bolland has played just 15 games in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform, yet the pending free agent is seeking a new seven or eight-year deal from the club, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos.

The total salary the 28-year-old Bolland is seeking over that term could exceed $40 million.

Bolland’s current contract, which expires on July 1, carries a $3.375 million cap hit. 

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Clarkson Ready To Start Producing

from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,

After a season so far defined—unflatteringly—by his contract, David Clarkson has a chance to prove that he’s more than years and zeroes and production that falls well short of what $36.75 million should provide fans and a franchise.

He’s got 25 games and hopefully a playoff series or two to make year one of his “local-boy-makes-good” signing something other than a frustrating prelude to a deal that lingers around Leafs general manager Dave Nonis for years to come.

The Toronto Maple Leafs forward claims to be only marginally aware that he’s routinely had the adjective “bust” attached to him on social media, in regular media and anywhere else that four goals and five assists in 39 games seems a poor return for the $5.25 million he’ll earn this season and the next six after that.

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Video- Peter Holland Has Lace Bite, What Is It?


What is lace bite?

Blackhawks' asst. athletic trainer Jeff Thomas explains in the video below...

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