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A Grieving Canada Will Honor Those Who Were Recently Killed

from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,

The Leafs will host the Boston Bruins on Hockey Night in Canada, the first gathering of the nation’s hockey congregation after a week in which Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed in a targeted hit-and-run attack in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Quebec and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was murdered on the steps of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the shadow of Parliament. Both deaths are considered acts of terrorism with Canadian soldiers as targets.

The three Canadian NHL teams playing in the early games – Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa — are planning a joint tribute pre-game to Cirillo, the 24-year-old reservist from Hamilton who was part of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders of Hamilton and Vincent, an airmen.

It will no doubt be moving. It represents a rare opportunity for millions of Canadians to reflect on a pair of excruciating events, in particular Wednesday’s shooting which resonates both for its powerful symbolism and the smallest details – in Cirillo’s case a six-year-old boy who will be growing up without his big, rugged Dad; a picture of two very sad pups now without a loving owner; while Vincent leaves a sister without her twin.

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Video- Highlights Of Friday’s NHL Games

All the action in under three minutes...

 

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Videos- Two High-Profile NHL Rookies With Their First NHL Goal Friday Night

Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers and Jonathan Drouin of the Tampa Bay Lightning scored last night.

 

 

Below, Droun's first NHL goal...

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Video- Patrik Elias Hand Pass Bounces Off Of Kari Lehtonen To Damien Brunner - Goal

You would think the goal would not be allowed but truthfully I don't know the rule on this.

The NHL Situation Room only ruled on this and no mention of a hand pass....

Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Dallas net. Video review showed that the net was displaced after the puck crossed the Stars goal line. According to Rule 78.4 "The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still inside both the goal post and the hole in the ice". Good goal New Jersey.

Watch the goal below...

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Videos- Cam Atkinson Relieved He Can See After Taking A Skate To The Face

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson has a nasty slice running across his right eyelid and down his cheek, yet he was counting his blessings after a 4-1 loss to Anaheim on Friday in Honda Center.

At 10:34 of the third peirod, Atkinson was inadvertantly kicked in the face by the right skate blade of Ducks center Ryan Kesler, when Kesler's leg kicked up behind him as he reached ahead of him for the puck.

Atkinson dropped to the ice, and a small pool of flood formed before Blue Jackets' trainer Mike Vogt could reach with with a towel. He walked quickly to the dressing room under his own power and was immediately seen by Ducks medical personel.

About 30 minutes after the game, Atkinson emerged from the trainer's room with two loose bandages and a bag of ice over his right eye.

"I can see," Atkinson said. "Thank God I can see.

"It went right across my eyelid. If it goes through my eyelid ... "

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Videos below of the incident...

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Video- It’s Gordie’s Town

via Hometown Hockey,

Even superstars have a hometown. For Mr. Hockey, it’s Saskatoon, a city that showered him with accolades on Gordie Howe Day in 1966. What makes him uniquely special to Saskatonians is… he is theirs.

Hometown Hockey will be in Saskatoon this Sunday.

Here is a trailer...

 

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Florida’s Potential UFA’s Off To A Slow Start

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

The Panthers were counting on substantial production from four players who likely would financially benefit from putting up big stats.

Through the first six games, only one of Florida's pending free agents has done so.

Sean Bergenheim is tied for the team lead with two goals. Scottie Upshall has just one assist while Tomas Kopecky and Tomas Fleischmann have yet to register a point.

All four signed four-year deals with the Panthers in 2011 that expire after this season. 

"There is no concern from me because I think they are playing well,'' coach Gerard Gallant said. "To me, it doesn't matter who scores the goals but what's important is who competes and plays hard every night. These guys are working hard. I know they want to score goals but when you win, that takes care of everything else.''

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Will The Carolina Hurricanes Try To Cut Some Salary?

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

Peter Karmanos is known as a budget-conscious owner. If things don't improve dramatically, the likelihood increases Karmanos puts heat on rookie general manager Ron Francis to trim the payroll that current stands at $66.2 million (according to capgeek.com). This seems somewhat obvious given the fact the Hurricanes invested money this season to put together a more competitive team.

Francis will preach patience, soundly supported by not having his top two centres, a crippling blow for any NHL club. The longer Carolina waits to make a significant deal, the more money that is paid down in salaries, which may not be budget friendly, but could lure a larger collection of bidders - including cap-strapped contenders - if a key piece like (Eric) Staal is legitimately in play.

What we know at this point is; Staal is not going to be the one to come out and say he wants out.

more plus some Calgary, Stamkos and OT talk...

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Paul Bissonnette Signs With The Cardiff Devils

via the Elite Ice Hockey League,

The Cardiff Devils are pleased to confirm the signing of Paul Bissonnette.  The NHLer is coming in on a temporary basis while he still looks for opportunities in the NHL, but Devils management are excited to have him for whatever length of time that he will be in Cardiff.  

“Paul got in touch with us and explained that he had already had offers from two other teams in the Elite League, but that if he was going to come back to this league he thought he would talk to us,” explained the Devils ManagingDirector Todd Kelman.
 

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Afternoon Line - Barry Trotz

If you missed what Glenn Healy said, you can start here....

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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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