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Hockey Thoughts On A Tuesday Afternoon

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,

- The referees are taking a beating after a rough weekend, but it's important to remember none of them worked during the lockout -- the second time in seven years that they refused to take anyone's job during a stoppage. The one thing they must start doing more of, though, is asking each other, "What did you see?"  For example, take the Ottawa Senators' erased score in Montreal last Sunday. There was no conference -- and in a situation where the four officials are allowed to discuss it.

- Toronto Maple Leafs fans didn't like this one from Monday. I generally don't like that call, either. But every time I have this debate, someone points out that, after Clint Malarchuk and Richard Zednik, they don't want kicking motions around the unpredictability of the net. It's a legit argument.

- Last year, approximately 22 per cent of the NHL's goals were scored on the power play. This year, it's closer to one third. The Nashville Predators had the league's best power play in 2011-12 at 21.6 per cent success. It's early, but that number would be 13th right now.

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The referees are taking a beating after a rough weekend, but it’s important to remember none of them worked during the lockout

They still used their eyes during the lockout though, right?

Posted by Garth on 02/05/13 at 01:11 PM ET


There are seven prospective free-agent centres who could, in theory, centre a No. 1 line next season:
Valtteri Filppula, 29, Detroit, $3M cap hit

Wow, I like Filppula (as a second-line winger) but feel bad for fans of any team that has him as their #1 centre…

Posted by Garth on 02/05/13 at 01:15 PM ET

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