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Garrioch: ‘The heat is definitely on Hitchcock’

Staal, Myers, and more! The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch also offers the following rumors:

The St. Louis Blues could fire coach Ken Hitchcock if his team isn’t able to get its act together quickly. The heat is definitely on Hitchcock after an early playoff exit last spring and the club brought in Bob Gainey to act as a mentor. The Blues signed centre Paul Statsny in the off-season and expect to be better. If they don’t buy into Hitchcock’s program soon, you would have to think changes are coming ... With the World Cup of Hockey set to return in 2016 in Toronto, the committee has spoken with organizers of the Toronto International Film about overlapping their last week with the tournament. Not sure TIFF needs the exposure but it would be a good fit for the NHL and NHLPA to get more notice ... Confirm or deny: The Coyotes and the Senators had discussions about defenceman Jared Cowen ... A league executive said Friday teams will start to get nervous at the 20-game mark. “You don’t really know what you’ve got after 10 games. You have a pretty good idea after 20,” he said.

Garrioch continues and suggests that Martin Brodeur is still dead-set on being a #1 goaltender, and I don't want to post this, but I suppose I have to:

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Afternoon Line

"I'll make that same hit over and over again. Just because I had a hearing or a suspension isn't going to change it. It is harder to hit small guys when you're taller. You have to get down to come through instead of just coming through because you have to change your levels. It's a little bit harder, but at the same time, I'm not going to change anything."

-Jared Cowen of the Ottawa Senators on the hit he made on Zemgus Girgensons and received a two game suspension for it.

Much more fro Ian Mendes of TSN.

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Video- Cowen Suspended Two Games

Mr. Shanahan explains the suspension...

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Two More Players Will Be Talking With The NHL Department Of Player Safety Today

via NHL.com,

Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for a hit on Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons Tuesday night at First Niagara Center.

At 18:02 of the third period, Cowen came across the ice to hit Girgensons as he entered the Ottawa zone. No penalty was called on the play. Girgensons remained in the game.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

Also via NHL.com,

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Richard Panik will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for a hit on Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner Tuesday night at Verizon Center.

At 16:31 of the second period, Panik hit Alzner in the neutral zone, driving him into the boards. Alzner remained down briefly, but returned to the game in the third period. Panik was assessed a five-minute major for boarding on the play.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: boarding. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

added 9:37am, Below, scroll to the 1:15 mark to see the Cowen hit (first video) and the 2nd video is the Panik hit...

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Battle of Ontario: Sens Fall to the Leafs in the Shootout

The 'Battle of Ontario' was rejoined tonight as the Maple Leafs played their home opener against the Ottawa Senators. As they have since 1931, the 48th Highlanders opened the season for the Leafs - but the team chose to come out to the stylings of Metallica, instead:

 

While some things may stay the same, at least one thing would change. For the first time in 18 years, the inter-Provincial rivalry will not include Daniel Alfredsson. It made for much less booing, but no less scoring.

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Report- Cowen Expected To Sign Today

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Jared Cowen is getting ready return to the club’s blueline, the Ottawa Sun has learned.

The Senators will likely end their contract dispute with the 22-year-old defenceman Saturday with a four-year deal worth approximately $12 million that will allow the restricted free agent to report to camp.

Only hours after Senators assistant GM Tim Murray declared the two sides were at an impasse, he went back to the bargaining table with Cowen’s Alberta-based agent Rick Valette and both showed a willingness to bend.

“We’ve held talks and we’re trying to find a resolution,” Valette told the Sun when reached at 9 p.m. Friday.

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added 11:25am,

 

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What To Pay Jared Cowen?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

With less than a month to the opening of training camp, the Senators and restricted free agent defenceman Jared Cowen are still trying to get a contract in place as the sides try to find common ground on length and dollars.

League sources confirmed to the Sun Thursday the Senators have tabled an eight-year, $28-million offer — an average of $3.5 million per season — to Cowen’s camp.

It hasn’t been rejected, but the deal’s not done, either.

It is similar to the seven-year, $28-million contract signed by New York Islanders blueliner Travis Hamonic, which pays him an average of $4 million per season.

The two sides have exchanged several proposals and are still trying to find the route to a contract.

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Evening Line

The hit by Jared Cowen on Jeff Skinner is illegal hit on two fronts. First Cowen left his feet to make the hit and should result in a charging penalty.

Secondly, through this "elevation" by the 6'5" Cowen, the head o fJeff Skinner, generously listed at 5'11," became the principle point of contact. Given the size differential, combined with the upward launch when Cowen's skates left the ice, it would be next to impossible for Skinner's head not to become the principle point of contact. Jeff Skinner became another concussion statistic for a bad hitting style that must be eliminated. 
It is no longer acceptable for any of us to justify hits of this type as being 'good hockey hits' when the head becomes the principle point of contact. The NFL will most likely agree!

-Kerry Fraser of TSN, where you can read more on the hit.

If you need to see the hit again or missed it earlier, you can watch it here.

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Video- Jeff Skinner Feels The Hit From Jared Cowen

 

 

 

Penalties listed below...

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2011 World Junior Hockey Championships Preview

Well that time of year has arrived again!
No, not Santa Claus bringing home the goods.
No, this is better, well at least for one international hockey team that can wrest World Junior Hockey Gold from its opponents.
I’d love to hear any predictions on who will win gold.
In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great holiday season with their loved ones!

Group A:
USA
Head Coach: Keith Allain
Key Players: Chris Kreider, Nick Leddy, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Bourque
Last Years Result: Gold Medal Win over Canada

Switzerland
Head Coach: Jost Richard
Key Players: Nino Niederreiter, Benjamin Conz, Sven Bartschi, Inti Pestoni
Last Year’s Result: Lost to Sweden in the Bronze Medal Game

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  Tags: adam+larsson, brayden+schenn, calvin+de+haan, chris+kreider, evgeny+kuznetsov, jared+cowen, kyle+palmieri, nick+leddy, nino+niederreiter, richard+panik, robin+lehner, ryan+bourque, ryan+eliis, sami+vatanen, teemu+pulkinen, vladimir+tarasenko

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