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from the Jewish Chronicle,
Team USA have named William (Billy) Jaffe and Eric Nystrom as Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the USA Team Ice Hockey squad competing at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in July 2013 in Israel.
Jaffe, an NHL Network analyst, and Nystrom, an NHL Dallas Stars player, were selected by co-chairs Phil Pulley and Devra Schorr.
Jaffe participated at the 15th Maccabiah Games as the captain of the Open Men’s Ice Hockey team, leading them to a silver medal. He also played hockey for the University of Michigan from 1987 to 1989. After many years as the color analyst for the New York Islanders, Versus Network, MSG Network, NESN and Rogers Sportsnet, he currently works as an analyst for the NHL Network.
"Going to Israel in 1997 as the team captain was a fun learning and cultural experience that I wouldn’t have had if it wasn’t for Ice Hockey," Jaffe said. "My expectations are to help the players understand what a wonderful opportunity it is to experience something unique and special like the Maccabiah Games. It will be an incredible athletic and life experience."
from Stu Hackel of the Red Light,
Hockey players have been taught for decades upon decades that in defensive situations, it’s more effective to play the man and not the puck, and the rules are written to reflect that, including ones that permit players to be bodychecked even after they have gotten rid of the puck. The whole notion of finishing a check is predicated on that being allowable under the rules.
And because the NHL believes body contact is one of the most highly appealing aspects of the game for its fans, it is loath to curtail it. Every step of the campaign against hits that cause concussions has been met with resistance from those who claim that prohibiting certain sorts of hits will take all of them out of the game, turning it into less appealing non-contact sport. They have been proven wrong, of course, as the game has certainly survived Rule 48, both in its first very limited incarnation of banning blindside and lateral hits to the head and with this year’s more restrictive “targeting” standard.
The Nystrom hit on Letang is perhaps the next frontier of where Rule 48 might go. It’s not going to be as easy to figure this one out, and proponents of the zero-tolerance standard are likely to claim that the rules in use in some junior leagues (both in Canada and the US), the IIHF, and the NCAA are the logical next step. Perhaps they are right.
Ref called two minutes for roughing on Eric Nystrom of the Dallas Stars.
Penguins announced Letang is out with an upper-body injury.
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has traded forward Eric Nystrom to the Dallas Stars in exchange for future considerations.
Nystrom, 28 (2/14/83), posted 12 points (4-8=12) while skating in all 82 games for the Wild last season. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound native of Syosset, New York has collected 51 points (23-28=51) and 221 penalty minutes (PIM) in 286 games during five NHL seasons with Calgary and Minnesota.
Update 4:00pm ET: Michael Russo at the Star Tribune notes the mutual benefits—
As mentioned on yesterday’s blog, re-entry waivers would not cut it for the Stars’ salary-cap issue. They needed $1.2 million in salary to get to the floor.
Now they get $1.4 million in each of next two years. Wild doesn’t have to pick up a cent.
Eric Nystrom received five for boarding and a game.
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Eric Nystrom signs with MIN, three years at $1.4M per year.
via Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
He (Mark Fistric) gets in a fight with Eric Nystrom and hits Nystrom on the head with his own helmet.
The match penalty means intent to injure. We could be looking at a suspension here.
It’s too bad. Fistric had a clean hit on Nystrom that Nystrom took exception to. Fistric was winning the fight and just ended up with Nystrom’s helmet by the strap, and then he swung his fist and hit Nystrom in the head with the helmet.
I happened to be watching the game and it looked like to me that the helmet sort of was looped in the finger of Fistric, didn’t look intential to me.
Mike Komisarek, Christopher Higgins and Eric Nystrom with their workout routine.