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Ben Eager Facing Assault Charges After Bar Fight

from CityNews Toronto,

NHL tough guy Ben Eager is facing charges after an alleged fight at a Toronto bar.

The Edmonton Oiler and his brother Michael are both facing assault charges after an incident involving a doorman.

It happened at The Quail pub on Yonge street around 1 a.m., Saturday.

Jennine Lombardo, general manager at The Quail and Firkin Pub, told CityNews the fight began inside the bar and then moved outdoors. The doorman allegedly had to hold up a patio chair to shield himself from the attack.

"We are used to dealing with young professionals. Last night stopped staff dead in their tracks and is not typical of what happens at our establishment. Once the fight started, service ended immediately. Our staff was in shock. And we are concerned for our door man who was brutally attacked and hurt." said Lombardo.

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Who’s Going To Pay For The Camera?

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The NHLPA filed a grievance over the Edmonton Oilers docking $13,000 from Ben Eager’s pay, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN.com.

Say what, you say?

Let’s explain.

It all started during a game in Vancouver on Dec. 26 when the Oilers’ tough guy shattered an HD camera in the penalty box…

The Canucks informed the Oilers they were on the hook for the $13,000 cost of replacing that camera. The Oilers then turned around and docked Eager’s pay (from his $1-million salary).

read on and watch the camera breaking incident below or at the linked ESPN site…

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More Eager Tonight

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Fourth liners are not supposed to have that sort of an impact on the outcome at this time of year, and when they do, it’s usually because they score an unexpected goal or make a helpful play. Eager? Well, he did score a goal – his first of the playoffs – but too late to make a difference in the outcome, a final window-dressing score that he celebrated with gusto, arms raised high.

Talk about wearing the black hat. Eager then delivered a verbal greeting to fallen goaltender Roberto Luongo as he skated away from the crease, prompting a melee that left both teams unhappy. Luongo wouldn’t share the conversation, but took a little pot shot of his own afterward, noting that the Canucks like it when Eager plays. They want the 27-year-old from Ottawa on the ice, instead of on the bench or in the press box.

Sharks’ coach Todd McLellan was clearly looking for energy from Eager, but he also wants control to accompany that energy – not the sort of grandstanding, look-at-me performance that he delivered in the waning moments. Eager escaped NHL justice for his second-period boarding penalty on Daniel Sedin, so you can expect McLellan to come right back with him tonight.

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Eager Traded To The Sharks

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

ATL receives a fifth-round pick from SJ in exchange for Ben Eager.

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Eager Suspended Four Games

via Craig Custance tweet,

Ben Eager gets four games for punching Colby Armstrong

added 12:18pm,

    Toronto (January 8, 2011) – Atlanta Thrashers forward Ben Eager has been suspended for four games and will forfeit $20,752.68 in salary for delivering a blow to the head with a punch to Toronto Maple Leafs forward Colby Armstrong in NHL game #605 on January 7, the National Hockey League announced today.

    Eager’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

    The incident occurred at 17:05 of the second period. Eager was assessed a match penalty under Rule 21.1 Attempt to Injure.

    Eager will miss games Jan. 9 at Carolina, Jan. 14 against Philadelphia, Jan. 15 at Dallas and Jan. 17 at Florida. He is eligible to return Jan. 20 against Tampa Bay.

 

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Two-Goal Start for Sutter, Productive Youth (and No Injuries!) All Good Signs for Carolina

He’s not the youngest player on the roster, nor would he be considered a shocking contributor after last season’s 21-goal, 40-point showing but Brandon Sutter is most certainly a key piece to any Carolina Hurricanes success this year and his two-goal performance in Thursday’s season-opening, 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild in Helsinki, Finland is an excellent early sign for a club hoping for a lot to go their way in 2010-11.

For the Hurricanes, banking on both young guns and sustained health and rejuvenation for several veterans who were hobbled last year, a player like Sutter, at 21, serving as an alternate captain and coming off of a breakthrough season a year ago, will play a major role in determining their fortune. So far, so good for Sutter, who played just six seconds less yesterday than Carolina captain Eric Staal and so far, so good for the ‘Canes, who dressed six players 25-and-under in the game and got production from Sutter (two goals), Zac Dalpe (assist) and Jamie McBain (assist), as well as sparkling reviews for 18-year-old forward Jeff Skinner from that group.

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Post-Kovalchuk Thrashers Deep on ‘D’, Look to New Faces and Young Guns for Offense

For the Atlanta Thrashers, a team with just one playoff appearance in ten National Hockey League seasons (and not a single post-season victory to their credit), the time for a fresh start was clearly at hand.

By first turning a negative into a positive in moving on from superstar sniper Ilya Kovalchuk late last season and then raiding the cabinet of the cap-crunched Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta begins their new era, under both a new general manager and head coach in Rick Dudley and Craig Ramsay, with a wealth of promising youth and several veterans with recent championship experience.

They may no longer boast an individual showstopper but that formula wasn’t producing a consistent winner in Blueland anyway (and that alone rarely does as much anywhere). The post-Kovalchuk Thrashers appear to be headed for greener pastures, though there will be that little issue of replacing his 45+ goals, of course.

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Southeast Division Statistical Previews by Position: Forwards

As the new season approaches, I’ll be making an effort to preview the Southeast Division in a slow and steady, comprehensive manner. To kick things off, I thought I’d take a look back at last year’s individual player statistics, updated to reflect this summer’s off-season transactions. (In other words, for example, we’ll group Dustin Byfuglien’s 2009-10 statistics with Chicago alongside his new Atlanta Thrashers teammates and their performances from last year.)

In short, we’ll look at last year’s stats with this year’s rosters, both by division as a whole and by individual teams, broken down by position… Because a look to the recent past can often be a good indicator of what’s to come. (Often… Not always. See: Cheechoo, Jonathan.) And, besides, I don’t know that you’ll find a list like this in too many places (at least I hope you won’t… Cause that would mean I spent too much time on all of this!)

To get things started, we’ll start tonight with the forwards.

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Eager Reaches An Agreement With Atlanta

via TSN,

Forward Ben Eager avoided arbitration on Wednesday, agreeing to a negotiated settlement on a one-year deal with the Atlanta Thrashers at $965,000.

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2nd Great Save Of The Day - Luongo On Eager

added 11:59pm, The Versus version of the save can be watched below…

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Eager Suspended For Three Games

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 21, 2009) – Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Eager has been suspended for three games, without pay, for a blow to the head of an unsuspecting player during NHL Game #1068 against the Edmonton Oilers on March 20, the National Hockey League announced today

The incident occurred at 7:30 of the third period and involved Oilers forward Liam Reddox. No penalty was assessed.

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Eager Gets Three Games

TORONTO (October 8, 2008) – Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ben Eager has been suspended for three games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a match penalty during NHL pre-season game #81 against the Dallas Stars, October 2, the National Hockey League announced today.

At 9:45 of the third period, Eager was assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure Dallas player Sean Avery. At the time of the incident, Eager was on the players’ bench and swung his stick in the direction of Avery, who was on the ice.

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Flyers Trade Eager To Chicago For Vandermeer

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Jim Vandermeer from the Chicago Blackhawks.

On the Flyers homepage, no details yet.

added 10:47pm, via the Chicago Blackhawks,

Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have obtained left wing Ben Eager from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Jim Vandermeer.  “We wanted a high energy player for our fourth line and Ben Eager is that kind of player,” Tallon said.  “He is just 23 years old, he can skate and heis a very gritty player.”

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