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Video- Tom Wilson Will Have A Hearing Today With Department Of Player Safety

First hearing for George Parros.



Video of the hit is below...

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What’s Next For The NHL And China?

from John Shannon of Sportsnet,

If you’re going to go to China, commit to it. Don’t be half-baked. Don’t expect six days in September to suffice as “growing the game.” Do it, and do it well. And do it beyond 2022. Don’t disappear after the Olympics. If this market is as fertile as many suggest, it means continuing to play games, and create awareness for years — YEARS — to come.

All to often we have seen enthusiastic plans followed by corporate apathy.

That can’t happen this time.


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Morning Line- Travis Green

"The responsibility once we leave is, how do we get kids on the ice? How do we get kids playing hockey and falling in love with the game the way it is in North America? It's a great game. It's a fast game, competitive. I think it's a great sport to watch, especially live in person.

"Hopefully we can get people to fall in love with it in China, and the next time we come over there's more people playing the game."

-Travis Green, head coach of the Vancouver Canucks.  Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com has more on the future of hockey in China.

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Zach Parise On His Reported Back Injury

from Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune,

Parise remained vague about the injury — reported to be a back issue — that kept him out of full workouts for the first seven days of camp. He also declined to predict whether he would play any preseason games. Still, he felt good after a practice that lasted a little less than an hour at Xcel Energy Center, which seemed satisfying enough under the circumstances.

The goal, Parise said, is to be ready for the season opener Oct. 5 at Detroit. By his definition, that means feeling completely healthy, a goal he still is pursuing.

“It was a good step, I thought,’’ said Parise, who sat out the 2016 playoffs because of a herniated disc that bothered him for much of the season.

“It’s frustrating, but at the same time, there’s still a good chunk of time before the season starts. Right now, it’s about being smart.

“At this time of the season, you want to go in feeling good. You want to go in without nursing something or at 80 percent. You want to not have that stuff be on the top of your mind. Just go in, relax and play. And that’s what I’m shooting toward.’’

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Steven Stamkos Returned To The Ice Last Night

from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times,

Stamkos said it was a rewarding return after a long summer of rehab from a torn lateral meniscus, the toughest injury physically he has had to come back from. He said he didn't feel nervous heading into Friday; he was more excited.

"I was pleasantly surprised with just the calming influence I had in making plays again," Stamkos said.

Hedman said he knew Stamkos saw him before the first shift-assist.

"The talent he is, the natural he is in this game, he's one of the best in the league," Hedman said. "For him to come back like that after a scary (injury), to see him up and running again, it was fun to watch."

Stamkos showed off his trademark speed and shot, finding his familiar spot in the left circle on the power play. He got bumped and said he wasn't thinking much about the knee.


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Business Ideas 101: How to Make Real Profit by being a Professional Horse Racing Gambler

By Mark,



While there may be many business ideas you can take advantage of, there’s something to be said about taking advantage of online resources such as betting sites. Many sports have become popular for punters, both professional and amateur alike, but horse racing has become ever more popular today. If you love sports such as horse racing and you like to place bets from time to time, why not translate this passion of yours into something more substantial; something that could actually make you a profit? It is possible to become a professional horse racing gambler, but it doesn’t happen overnight. Here’s what you need to know to make real profit as a professional horse racing punter.

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The Chicago Blackhawks Are Waiting On A Decision Regarding Marian Hossa

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The NHL has yet to rule if Marian Hossa is eligible for long-term injured reserve — and if the Blackhawks are eligible for the $5.275 million in salary-cap relief that comes with it. But an answer is expected soon.

‘‘Marian Hossa underwent an independent medical evaluation several days ago,’’ NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email to the Sun-Times. ‘‘We are waiting for the report. Once we have that, we should be in a position to determine his proper status.’’

Hossa announced in June that he will sit out the 2017-18 season because of a skin disorder and the side effects of the medication he had to take for it. The Hawks are expected to put Hossa on LTIR once the NHL season begins Oct. 4, possibly in time to use his cap space by their season opener Oct. 5.


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The Re-energized San Jose Sharks

from Paul Gackle of the Mercury News,

After months of dismissals and denial, Pete DeBoer finally submitted to the truth after the Sharks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs last April: “We ran out of some gas here the last month. It’s just the reality.”

The last thing a hockey player wants is to be caught making excuses, so the Sharks spent most of last season swatting away any suggestion that their run to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015-16 combined with Joe Thornton, Logan Couture, Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski and Joonas Donskoi’s participation in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in the fall would wear them down by the end of the season.

Now, after a four-and-a-half month break from hockey, the benefits of a prolonged summer are glaringly obvious to a team that came into training camp relatively healthy, in shape and mentally refreshed.

“A lot of energy, a lot of excitement, that’s all good stuff,” DeBoer said. “But that doesn’t translate to points. You’ve still got to get the job done once they drop the puck.”


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Now The Vancouver Canucks Will Deal With Jet Lag

from Ian MacIntyre of Sportsnet,

Due to the 15-hour time difference between Beijing and Vancouver, the Canucks arrive home on Saturday.

Everyone will have a day off to sleep — or not — before general manager Jim Benning and head coach Travis Green blend their China roster and the Canucks’ North American roster of mostly younger players into a single group and start practising for final pre-season games next Thursday and Saturday.

But given the ongoing overhaul of the Canuck roster, and the need to refine systems and integrate prospects and six free-agent signings, two games is not a lot of time to get ready. Especially when, as Swedes Hank and Daniel Sedin acknowledge, it takes about seven days to get over trans-ocean jet lag.

“And by the time your body feels good again, it’s probably another three or four,” Daniel said. “Ten days all together.”

“It’s never ideal,” Henrik said. “It’s never ideal to travel in the pre-season. But it’s still early. It would have been worse if we left a week later and got back home only a week before the season starts. You have to look at it this as a positive.”


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