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Video- Ian Cole Hit On Devin Shore


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Video- Ian Cole Hit On Evgeny Kuznetsov

via TSN,

Ian Cole was given a five minute major for his hit on Evgeny Kuznetsov in the third period before his fight with Tom Wilson. Should Cole get any additional discipline? How does Wilson's reaction affect the Caps room? Mike Johnson has more.

Watch the hit and fight below.

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Video- Ian Cole With What Looks Like A Knee-On-Knee Hit To Brock Nelson


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Ian Cole Traded From Ottawa To Columbus


added 10:01am, Ottawa release is below...

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Penguins’ ‘no-name defense’ thriving

From ESPN's Scott Burnside:

The Pittsburgh Penguins' defense corps has been listening to two basic storylines for months.

It was either: The Penguins were doomed because their defense wasn't good enough.

Or, the Penguins might be OK in the playoffs in spite of their defense, which would otherwise doom any other team unlucky enough to have this group on its roster.

But the one storyline that has, until recently at least, rarely been given voice: Holy cow, this Penguins defense is good. And maybe not just good, but Stanley Cup good.

And say this about a blue-line corps that, outside of star Kris Letang, lacks the profile of pretty much any other playoff team this spring, these Penguins are extremely self-aware.

They know what people have been saying about them and they have excelled in spite of it. Or maybe because of it.

"I think that particular storyline is something that they've been saying from the start of the year," Penguins defenseman Ian Cole said in an interview. "We got [Phil] Kessel and they're like, 'Oh wow, they're all set but man, their D.' So I think everyone's aware of that."


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Breaking down the Sharks-Penguins series tactically

From the Globe and Mail's James Mirtle:

The explanation that’s been given on the broadcasts and in most of the coverage is that the Penguins are winning with speed, and that’s true to a point. They’re the smaller, quicker team, as is typically the case in the Eastern Conference. Increasingly, it seems to be what wins in the NHL.

But Pittsburgh skaters such as Ian Cole, Ben Lovejoy and Nick Bonino, among others, aren’t particularly fast players. Part of what’s winning this series for the Penguins is tactics. Coach Mike Sullivan deserves credit for being able to take advantage of his team’s strengths – offensive talent and ability with the puck throughout the lineup – and the Sharks weaknesses – some bigger, slower players down the lineup who mishandle the puck.

San Jose’s strength, meanwhile – dominating the cycle deep in the offensive zone – has been mitigated by the fact only Joe Thornton’s line is spending much time there.

Those tactics were talked about a little bit after Game 3. Instead of the traditional dump and chase, the Penguins are using more of a chip and chase – placing pucks in good spots in the neutral zone or the shallow portion of the offensive zone and skating into them. Their no-name D (aside from Kris Letang) has done a nice job of breaking the puck out assertively and finding the forwards with this simple approach in mind.

Continued with analysis from Ray Ferraro, Chris Johnston, Jamie Baker and coach Pete DeBoer

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Bortuzzo To St. Louis, Cole To Pittsburgh

added 1:35pm,


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Ian Cole Suspended For Three Games

Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.

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Cole Has A Disciplinary Hearing Today

via NHL.com,

Blues’ defenseman Ian Cole faces a disciplinary hearing Sunday for his illegal check to the head penalty on Red Wings’ forward Justin Abdelkader in the first period of Saturday’s game.

If you missed the hit, The Malik Report has all the videos…

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