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Brad May On The Arizona Coyotes

from Katie Strang of ESPN,

In comparison to some of their competitors in the Western Conference -– the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, the dominant Chicago Blackhawks, the surprising Colorado Avalanche, even the talented-yet-wayward San Jose Sharks -– the Arizona Coyotes never seem to warrant much attention.

But former Coyote Brad May thinks that may not be the worst thing for his old club, flying under the radar in an uber-competitive Pacific Division and Western Conference with hopes of getting back to the playoffs this season.

“Nobody really talks about them,” May told ESPN.com, “but I think they’re a much better team than people give them credit for.” 

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A Fighter’s Life

Brad May talks to Mike Brophy at Sportsnet.ca about being a fighter in the NHL, reflecting on Derek Boogaard and others:

The big day finally arrived Oct. 14, 2007. It was an afternoon game (5 p.m. start) in Anaheim and May said the four days leading up to that contest—to the inevitable showdown with Boogaard—were a living hell.

“We played on a Wednesday so I had all day Thursday, Friday and Saturday and most of Sunday to think about this fight I was going to have with Boogaard,” he said. “I knew it was coming. I had heard a saying that goes, ‘The anticipation of death is worse than death itself,’ and I know that to be true. It wasn’t a good place to be. I had to sleep with the lights on.”

May said the impending fight reeked havoc on his life.

“My mood was affected,” he said. “I was really short with everybody; irritable and frustrated. I still had to live my life, practise and pick up the kids from school, but at the end of the day everybody knew I was uncomfortable.

“On the Saturday morning before the fight my wife, Brigette, said, ‘What’s wrong with you? You’ve basically been an ass the past few days.’ I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? I’m going to the slaughter tomorrow and nobody seems to care.’ She said, ‘I have the perfect song for you. It’s by U2: Sunday Blood Sunday.’ It was pretty funny.

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Brad May In The Booth

from Doug Harrison of CBC,

Brad May didn’t get through 18 National Hockey League seasons and 1,041 regular-season games by taking many nights off.

He’ll take the same approach again this season in his new hockey venture with CBC Sports as its American Hockey League analyst.

“Mediocrity, for me, is not an option. I want to jump in with two feet and I want to become the best I possibly can be,” May, who will also work as co-host for Hockey Night In Canada Radio and Online, said on the phone from his Toronto home.

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Explaining The Brad May Non-Goal

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

NHL Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations Mike Murphy explained Thursday on NHL Live! why the controversial no-goal call by referee Dennis LaRue in the Detroit-Dallas game Wednesday night was not reviewable.

Brad May had an apparent game-tying goal 6:24 into the third period waved off because LaRue had intent to blow the whistle, which is different from actually blowing the whistle, Murphy said. The Red Wings went on to lose, 3-1.

“In this particular case what happened is we (in the League’s video replay room in Toronto) see the puck in the net and call the video goal judge and say, ‘Blow the horn and get the referee over here. We see a puck in the net that hasn’t been ruled a goal,’ ” Murphy said. “At that point the referee comes over and we have a discussion. They came to us and said, ‘My intent to blow the whistle was there, I have this play dead before the puck crosses the goal line,’ No more needs to be said. Once we hear that, video review is out of the process. It’s a call made on the ice and it’s a non-reviewable call. It’s a whistle blown by the referee and it was blown or the intent to blow it was before the puck crossed the goal line.”

Murphy agreed that the puck did go into the net, but having not spoken to LaRue yet he could only assume that the referee lost sight of the puck when it hit goalie Alex Auld’s pad and that’s where the intent to blow the whistle comes into play.

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Afternoon Line

“For 15 years I’ve said that it should be mandatory and should never be the players’ decision, because you give us a choice and the chances are we make the wrong one. In saying that, I haven’t worn a visor my whole career and I’ve had no problem with it, either. So I think when it comes down to it we’re all men, we should have the choice, but for myself, if they tell me to wear a visor because I have to, then I have no problem with it.”

-Brad May of the Detroit Wings stating visors should be mandatory for NHL players.  More on this topic from May by Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

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Brad May Under Observation

In the 3rd period of the Flames/Wings game tonight, Brady May of the Wings took a stick in the eye area while sitting on the bench.

After Hours on HNIC reported he will stay in Calgary and will be under observation tonight.

May needed some assistance from the bench area to the locker room and appeared to be in pain.

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Brad May Likes 24

via Ansar Khan of Mlive,

May on Friday said he called Chelios to ask if it was OK to wear the number and Chelios had no issues with it. May, however, said he hasn’t decided if he’ll ask the club for the number.

“(Chelios) was really cool,’’ May said. “I just figured it’s his (number). He’s such an icon, I figured I’d call him.’’

May wore No. 24 in Anaheim.

“I like the number—Chris Chelios, Bob Probert,’’ May said. “But I’m not sure what’s going to happen. I may ask, but now that I’m 20, who knows?’’

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Morning Line

Good lord. Brad May is a Red Wing, signing a one-year, $500,000 deal. He’s a teammate of Todd Bertuzzi again (as they were in Anaheim a couple years ago).

I’d say this is further proof the Wings are on the way down, when Brad May is the most desirable signing option right now.

-Adrian Dater of All Things Avs.  Read more from Adrian.

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Wings Sign Brad May

via TSN,

The Detroit Red Wings have added some more veteran experience to their team as they have signed forward Brad May to a one-year deal.

added 11:27pm, per Bob McKenzie, contract is $500K

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Brad May Gets A Shot

from Bruce MacLeod of Red Wings Corner,

If all goes well for the 37-year-old forward, he’ll wind up with a contract and a spot on either the Griffins or Red Wings roster.

May is not going with the Red Wings when they leave for Sweden, Sunday, according to Detroit vice president and general manager Ken Holland, May will not be offered a contract before then.

May can play for Grand Rapids without signing a contract, getting new 25-game PTOs (professional tryouts). But before he can play an NHL regular-season game, May needs a contract.

“I’ve been through a lot of different things, but I’ve never had a summer like this,” said May. “The phone wasn’t ringing off the hook. I wasn’t waking up to messages every day. This happened and it was right. Now it’s work. It’s out of my control. That’s what you have to do as a player, just show everything you have.”

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Report- Brad May To The Leafs

Fan590 reporting Brad May will be a Leaf.  Toronto giving up a conditional pick.

added 12:36pm
, Confirmed by TSN.

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