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Your Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Finalists

NEW YORK (April 20, 2018) – Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov, Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson and Buffalo Sabres center Ryan O’Reilly are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, awarded “to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability,” the National Hockey League announced today.

Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association submitted ballots for the Lady Byng Trophy at the conclusion of the regular season, with the top three vote-getters designated as finalists. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 20, during the 2018 NHL Awards™ presented by Hulu at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Following are the finalists for the Lady Byng Trophy, in alphabetical order

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Open Post- Three Elimination Games Tonight

The three road teams, Philadelphia, Minnesota and Colorado are down 3-1.  Is it over for all three tonight?

Comment away if you wish to.

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NHL Department Of Player Safety Video On Point Of Contact

via NHL.com,

The NHL Department of Player Safety explains how they determine the main point of contact of a hit under Rule 48.


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Video- Nazem Kadri On His Suspension

He returns Saturday night.


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Goodbye Bill Peters

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

Ah, the great moments of the Bill Peters era. There was … or … uh … yeah.

Really, it comes down to yapping at Eddie Lack from down the hallway last year – “make a (bleeping) save” – or his epic rant in February about how sending the same team out again would be “unacceptable” at which point the Carolina Hurricanes proceeded to send the same team out again for the next game. Never anything on the ice.

Peters spent four years with the Carolina Hurricanes, made some bad commercials for water-purification systems, never made the playoffs and exits with essentially the same record as his predecessor, Kirk Muller. Peters was a terrific tactician who never connected with his players. This season, they had clearly tuned him out by December. He should have been fired then.

Then again, if Scott Darling isn't grossly negligent in net, the Hurricanes are in the playoffs right now (or at least, would have been earlier this week) and Peters is still in charge.


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Fishing Trip Of A Lifetime With Former NHL Players

A second fishing excursion has been added.

Couldn't schedule the first one (which is still open), then how about this one?

Join NHL Legends July 21st - 25th, 2018 for the trip of a lifetime by traveling to the edge of Haida Gwaii, BC Canada to spend four exciting days fishing, sightseeing and hanging with the Legends of the NHL. 

Marty McSorley, Owen Nolan, Jamie Huscroft and Wayne McBean are eager to spend the week with fans telling stories from their time in the NHL over delicious meals, while fishing on the open ocean in a very exclusive setting surrounded by untamed wildlife.

This all-inclusive adventure trip guarantees memories that will last a lifetime and dozens of pounds of fish to bring back for your friends and family.

This incredible experience includes:

  • Welcome cocktail reception in Vancouver penthouse suite
  • Overnight in Vancouver – private dinner with renowned chef
  • $500 gift bag and personalized gift (jerseys)
  • Chartered flight from Vancouver and helicopter ride to resort
  • $2500 in fish to take home
  • Whiskey tasting experience 
  • Oyster shucking presentation and lesson with vodka tasting
  • 4-day fully guided fishing experience
  • 4-day jaw-dropping wildlife viewing
  • Prizes given out everyday

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Afternoon Line- Drew Doughty

via Jon Rosen tweets,

Doughty (1/2): Rob Blake & Luc Robitaille, they took this job because they want to win. They want to transform this team into its winning ways again. Whether or not they do a lot in the offseason, I don’t know, but...we have these young guys coming up that I think...

DD (2/2) ...are going to make a difference, and that shows me how much potential we have in the future, and I’m good with it and I’m happy to hopefully re-sign here.”

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Bill Peters Resigns As The Head Coach In Carolina

RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today announced that Head Coach Bill Peters has resigned his position. The team will immediately begin its search for a new head coach.  

"I have a lot of respect for Bill as a person and coach," said Owner/CEO/Governor Tom Dundon. "We thank him for his time with the Hurricanes and wish him success in whatever comes next."

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The Toronto Maple Leafs Could Not Win A Game They Needed

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

This is the game the Maple Leafs will look back at with all kinds of dismay, wondering how it was they let this playoff night and this playoff series with the Boston Bruins slip away.

This is that defeat. The one that shouldn’t have happened. The one that will hurt like hell in June and July and August.

This was the game they let get away, when the Bruins weren’t great but were opportunistic enough to win, when too many Maple Leafs players skated on the periphery and played the part of passenger, when they gave away another freebie goal in the first minute of play and scored only once themselves in 60 minutes.

This was the night when the future of the Leafs — building a team around Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander — didn’t seem to be a very sound approach. In fairness to Marner, who did all the work on the only Toronto score in a 3-1 Game 4 loss, he was again the Leafs’ most dangerous forward.


Below, watch the game highlights and Mike Babcock post-game.

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Videos- “We Sucked” -John Tortorella

John Tortorella post-game after the Columbus Blue Jackets suffered a 4-1 home loss to the Washington Capitals.



Below, watch the game highlights.

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