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Open Post- Tonight’s Second Round NHL Playoff Games

Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders 7:00 PM ET. NBCSN (Kenny Albert, Brian Boucher), CBC and TVAS

San Jose @ Nashville 9:00 PM ET USA (Chris Cuthbert, Joe Micheletti) SN360 and TVAS2

Dallas @ St. Louis 9:30 PM ET NBCSN (John Forslund, Pierre McGuire), SN and TVAS

Feel free to comment on the games tonight and if you need a refresher- Lightning/Islanders tied at 1, Sharks up 2-0 and Stars/Blues tied at 1.

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Your NHL Foundation Player Award Finalists

NEW YORK (May 3, 2016) – Defenseman Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames, forward Matt Martin of the New York Islanders and defenseman P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens are the three finalists for the 2015-16 NHL Foundation Player Award, which is presented to “an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the lives of people in his community,” the National Hockey League announced today.

NHL clubs submitted nominations for the NHL Foundation Player Award and the finalists were selected by a judging panel. The NHL Foundation will present $25,000 to the chosen charitable organization of this year’s recipient. The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 22, during the 2016 NHL Awards – hosted by actor Will Arnett – at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Following are the finalists for the NHL Foundation Player Award, in alphabetical order:

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Afternoon Line- Dan Steinberg On NHL Discipline

Would the Washington Capitals be better off if forward Marcus Johansson had been unable to return to the ice during Monday night’s loss to the Penguins? No one would seriously hope for such an outcome. And yet the NHL’s disciplinary process for dangerous hits at least raises such questions.

-Dan Steinberg of DC Sport Bog where you can continue reading on this topic.

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Bill Foley’s Dream Team

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

His vision for a Las Vegas team: Think the New England Patriots....

Foley would encourage an atmosphere of discipline and accountability, with quotes from Patton about how perseverance, study and eternal desire can make any man great and ones from MacArthur about there being no security on earth but rather only opportunity, being displayed in the locker room.

He would have hockey people handle hockey business.

“I would know what’s going on at all times,” Foley said this week from his Las Vegas office across the street from TPC Summerlin. “I’m not going to let anyone screw things up. I know what I know. But whoever we would hire can certainly convince me of things. I would want open-minded people who want to be part of a team and who listen to others, but when tough decisions need to be made, you make them.

“Team work. No bickering. Free communication. The ability to talk to anyone up and down the line with no fear of retribution. A free flow of information. I talk to everyone in my organizations. I find out who’s working hard and who isn’t, and what’s good and what’s bad, and how we can do a better job from the bottom up.

“You delegate responsibility and give people the authority to make decisions within a certain area. And if they sway from it, I stop them. People would want to play here. They should believe in me, have confidence in me that we would be very successful in a positive environment. Hockey guys are good people. They don’t screw around. They’re fighters. They want to win.”

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Boston Bruins Announce Successful Surgery For Three Players

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Bruins announced today, May 3, that forward Matt Beleskey (left hand), forward David Krejci (left hip) and defenseman Torey Krug (right shoulder) have all undergone successful surgeries and are expected to make full recoveries.

Beleskey’s surgery on his left hand was performed by Dr. Matthew Leibman at Newton-Wellesley Hospital on April 14, 2016. His recovery time is expected to be six weeks. Beleskey completed his first season with the Bruins in 2015-16 and established career highs with 80 games played, 22 assists, 37 points and 65 penalty minutes. He finished tied for fifth on the team in goals (15), fifth on the team in penalty minutes and tied for seventh on the team in points. Beleskey also led the team and ranked eighth in the NHL with 260 hits. 

Krejci’s surgery on his left hip was performed by Dr. Bryan Kelly at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY on April 25, 2016. His recovery time is expected to be five months. Krejci finished his 10th season with the Bruins in 2015-16 after being drafted by the club in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He led the team with 46 assists, tied for second on the team with 63 points and finished fourth on the team with 17 goals in 72 games played.

Krug’s surgery on his right shoulder was performed by Bruins Head Team Physician, Dr. Peter Asnis, at Massachusetts General Hospital on April 21, 2016. His recovery time is expected to be six months. Krug finished his third full season with the Bruins in 2015-16, establishing career highs with 81 games played, 40 assists, 44 points and 33 penalty minutes. His 40 assists ranked second on the team, while his 44 points ranked sixth among all Bruins players. 

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Video- Kris Letang Suspended For One Game

Here is your explanation...

 

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Video- Brad Treliving On Dismissing Bob Hartley

via Sportsnet,

GM Brad Treliving outlines the Calgary Flames decision to fire head coach Bob Hartley, saying there’s much blame to made throughout the organization, but Bob taken this team as far as he could at this time.

 

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Bob Hartley Fired By The Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have relieved Head Coach Bob Hartley of his coaching duties. Additionally, Associate Coach Jacques Cloutier has been informed he will not be returning to the club.

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Kris Letang Will Have A Hearing Today

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The New York Islanders Need To Find “Another Level” Tonight

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

Only eight teams have a shot at winning the 2016 Stanley Cup and the Islanders are one of them. The Blackhawks are out, so are the Kings and so are the Rangers, those three teams that combined to produce an aggregate 28 series victories the previous four springs.

But the Islanders are not only in Round 2, they’re tied 1-1 with the defending Eastern Conference champion Lightning entering Tuesday’s Game 3 in Brooklyn following an opening split in Tampa Bay. Win this series and the Islanders are Early Bird Special champs … but that’s not quite the title this group is seeking.

“We have to understand what’s at stake,” said Matt Martin. “We have to understand that with eight teams left, we have to find another level.”

The Islanders chased away the ghosts of ’93 after chasing the Panthers on the scoreboard for most of the six-game, first-round matchup. Indeed, the Islanders played with a lead for just 45:55 of the series’ 559:12.

But chasing the Florida seniors was less of a task than chasing Tampa Bay’s Triplets, who sliced and diced the Rangers in last year’s conference finals. The Islanders are going to need to throw a much better brand of hockey onto the ice at Barclays than they did over the first two games in order to win three more.

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