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From the New York Post's Larry Brooks:
A year ago at the top of Entry Draft week, Phil Kessel was a Maple Leaf, Nick Bonino a Duck and Carl Hagelin a Ranger. Which is to say that in a league in which trades have become tools of last resort, Gentleman Jim Rutherford was able to pull off three of them over the course of seven months to construct what became the most dynamic line in hockey.
The Pittsburgh general manager remade his team and organization on the fly in a process that began with the July 1 acquisition of Kessel, included a coaching change in mid-December, and culminated with a Stanley Cup victory that proves championship windows that seem shut can reopen darn quickly, even in a cap world.
Going into last June’s Entry Draft, Brandon Sutter, Blake Comeau, Paul Martin, Nick Spaling, David Perron, Daniel Winnik, Rob Scuderi, Ian Lapierre and Steve Downie were still Penguins a couple of months removed from a first-round defeat to the Rangers. So was Mike Johnston. None was with the team by the end of January.
The Penguins did not create a template to follow on the ice as much as they perfected the one adopted by teams throughout the league that want to play with speed and with the puck. It is not just one-way speed or north-south speed on the rush. It is speed on the backcheck to negate attacks as much as speed on the forecheck to create turnovers. It is speed to the puck in both end zones to create battles to be won.
The Penguins-Sharks Stanley Cup final was all but devoid of drama. Never truly caught anyone’s imagination. Never was as competitive as the scoreboard connoted. Was not able to carve a niche in the national profile. The modicum of suspense in the series — through which Pittsburgh’s three-zone speed made San Jose look clunky, bad and out of place — was created singularly by the brilliance of Sharks’ goaltender Martin Jones.
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Blake Comeau may get a call from the Department of Player Safety after a careless check from behind on Andrew Campbell in the first period on Saturday.
Tough no-call and I probably agree with it. Bo Horvat did have the puck so no interference for me.
COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Blake Comeau on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Comeau suffered a sprained knee during practice on Thursday and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks.
Comeau, 27, currently leads the Blue Jackets in hits with 131. He has also scored three goals and dished out eight assists for 11 points with 21 penalty minutes in 43 games this season. Acquired by Columbus in a trade with Calgary on Apr. 5, 2013, he has recorded 70-89-159 in 404 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Flames and Islanders.
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed forward Blake Comeau.
Comeau, a native of Meadow Lake, Sakatchewan, has played over 300 career games with 61 goals, 75 assists for 136 points over the course of five NHL seasons with the New York Islanders and Calgary Flames. Last season after the Flames claimed Comeau off waivers on November 25th, Comeau scored five goals and added 10 assist for 15 points in 58 games with Calgary.
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the acquisition of forward Blake Comeau who was claimed off waivers from the New York Islanders.
““Blake is a smart, committed, two-way hockey player who kills penalties, is responsible defensively and can score some goals as well,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “We have liked this player for a long time, and our scouts and staff are convinced a change is going to be good for him. We are excited to add him to our club without having to give up an asset.”
The Bolts Beat, 10/19/10: Lightning on the Road and a Look Ahead, Plus NHL Officiating Issues & More
In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, the boys discuss the Tampa Bay Lightning’s first road swing of the season and preview the week ahead for the Bolts, Jon’s “What the Hell Was That?” segment brings up an interesting debate on replay, major penalties and the like, Mike defends referees (a sure sign of the apocalypse) and much more.
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Kris Letang received a five minutes for an illegal check to the head, a ten and game misconduct.
Today’s three cheers, saluting those who deserve as much for their performances yesterday:
***Cheers to Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, whose 41 saves thwarted the efforts of his former club, the Florida Panthers en route to the first win of the season for the Canucks. Luongo’s .973 save percentage through his club’s first two games is hardly anything to scoff at and his quick start is a great sign for a Canucks team with extremely high hopes for the season. As for Florida, 42 shots on goal are great but three goals through two games won’t get the job done and that sort of paltry offensive production could be exactly what keeps the Panthers from succeeding this season. Tomas Vokoun can only keep opponents at bay to a certain extent.
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