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by Paul on 02/19/12 at 11:14 AM ET
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,
• Twice within six weeks, a Rangers defenseman has been cited for closing his hand on the puck in the crease, an infraction that calls for a penalty shot. Neither time — the first at the Winter Classic, the second on Thursday at the Garden against the Blackhawks in a game not even televised by NBC — was the call substantiated on replay.
A player either closes his hand on the puck in the crease or he doesn’t. There’s no gray area there. That’s a call — unlike goaltender interference, which has become as subjective a decision as there is in the game — that should be subject to NHL video review.
• The Ducks, seven points out of eighth place in the Western Conference as of yesterday morning and with five teams to pass in order to make the tournament, can delude themselves into thinking they’re in the playoff mix, but reality suggests otherwise.
Which is to suggest, yes, Teemu Selanne would look great in Broadway Blue if the Anaheim people and the future Hall of Fame left wing would agree in the next week to a lend-lease agreement.
more and I am sure some Detroit fans will take not of this from Brooks…
I am surprised Red Wings fans aren’t demanding that Joey MacDonald be inducted into the Hall of Fame, too.
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