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Video- Long Distance Goals

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

Inspired by Subban's goal from centre on Anders Nilsson check out some of the best ever goalie gaffes on long distance shots.


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Video- Brad Marchand Spends Some Time With Cabbie

via TSN's YouTube channel,

Brad Marchand sheds his “little ball of hate” persona becoming a gentler, kinder and more likeable elite NHL scorer. Rehabilitating his image from agitator to friendly competitor, Brad Marchand explains showing love to Toronto's Auston Matthews via twitter and Leo Komarov with a good-natured kiss. Social media wise, there are dozens of fake Brad Marchand instagram accounts out there, but when he’s ready Cabbie provides a t-shirt for his first official post. Lastly, in order to ignite sales for his website, Marchand gets a handful of merchandise ideas including headbands, t-shirts and baked muffins.


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Afternoon Line- Joe Haggerty On Detroit’s Hockey Fans

I didn’t think people from Detroit were afraid of anything.

Apparently, I’ve given them way too much credit. Apparently, they’re afraid of a little snow.

The downtown Detroit area got six inches of snow on Wednesday and that was enough to keep Red Wings fans away from the new Little Caesars Arena. When you’re from New England, six inches of snow is considered a dusting and isn’t something that would keep any self-respecting hardcore hockey fan away.

But anybody who watched the "Wednesday Night Rivalry Game" on NBCSN got an eyeful of empty red seats in the lower bowl at LCA that made Detroit look like anything but HockeyTown. Skipping the game would be understandable if the Motor City was truly in the thrall of a nasty blizzard, but instead Wings fans looked like a player turtling in a hockey fight with the sad attendance. Weak sauce, in my opinion.

Next time just shut down the entire city and cancel everything when an inch or two is in the forecast. 

-Joe Haggert of NBCSports Boston

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Minnesota Wild Say Devan Dubnyk Is Week-To-Week

He had an MRI yesterday.


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Chris Neil Retires From The NHL

OTTAWA - Ottawa Senators orward Chris Neil today announced his retirement from the National Hockey League. A former sixth-round pick of the Senators in 1998, Neil played his entire 16-year NHL career in Ottawa, playing in 1,026 games (third most in team history). He also established the Senators all-time career penalty minutes mark with 2,522, while making a significant impact on the Ottawa community.

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Sale Of 21st Century Fox To Disney Includes Fox Regional Networks

from Brooks Barnes of the New York Times,

The Walt Disney Company said on Thursday that it had reached a deal to buy most of the assets of 21st Century Fox, the conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch, in an all-stock transaction valued at roughly $52.4 billion.



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Recap Of USA Hockey Hall Of Fame Inductions

from Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com,

Scott Young knows what it is like to be part of an influx of talent. He was there in 1996 on the USA Hockey roster that won the World Cup of Hockey, part of a group of American players that would come to be known as the greatest generation, one that included Pat LaFontaine and Brian Leetch and Mike Modano and Keith Tkachuk.

He sees something familiar happening now.

"USA Hockey has done such a tremendous job," said Young, who was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday. "I think you see right from the grassroots of it now when you look at the ADM [American Development Model], the NTDP [National Team Development Program]. There's a clear path now.

"Right now, USA Hockey is in the hunt for all the gold medals in the world championships at every level. They've obviously done it right, and I think there are a lot of countries that are trying to copy the U.S. now."

It was a hot topic amongst the inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. In addition to Young, Ron Wilson, the all-time winningest American head coach in NHL history; Jack Parker, the longtime Boston University coach; Ben Smith, who served as head coach of the 1998, 2002, and 2006 women's Olympic teams; and Kevin Collins, who officiated more than 2,000 NHL games, were honored. Peter Lindberg and Dave Ogrean received the Lester Patrick Trophy for outstanding contribution to hockey in the United States.


Below, USA Hockey press release on the inductees...

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The Ottawa Senators Are Not Up For Sale

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Team owner Eugene Melnyk told Postmedia in an email on Wednesday night he wanted to set the record straight about reports his team had been sold, rumours captain Erik Karlsson is being traded and to respond to comments by former Ottawa centre Kyle Turris.

“I am NOT selling the team — period,” said Melnyk in the email. “My kids (had) first call on the franchise long ago.”

Melnyk, 58, said the source of the talk he’s selling may be the result of a routine refinancing of the team’s debt he’s working on right now.

“Let me set the record straight. I have no idea how a reporter fabricated a fiction about my selling the team,” Melnyk said. “These stories pop up out of nowhere probably from someone ‘hearing something’.

“(The) only thing I can think of is our routine refinancing of our debt involves a financial ‘roadshow’. Virtually every major Canadian, international and American bank have attended one of over 20 presentations in Toronto, Ottawa and New York.

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NHL Short Notes


Home Team in Caps

OTTAWA 3, NY Rangers 2

Dallas 5, NY ISLANDERS 2

Boston 3, DETROIT 2 (OT)

Nashville 7, VANCOUVER 1

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Kyle Turris On His Trade From Ottawa

from Joshua Clipperton of the CP at CBC,

Kyle Turris believes Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is the reason he's no longer in the nation's capital.

Speaking before his team's game in Vancouver against the Canucks on Wednesday, the Nashville Predators centre reflected on his time with the Senators that ended with a three-team trade on Nov. 5.

"It's tough because I think management did want to sign me, but I think that the owner didn't," Turris said following Nashville's morning skate. "And that was his decision."


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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.

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