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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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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.
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.
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.
Penalties listed below...
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!
Head Coach: Keith Allain
Key Players: Chris Kreider, Nick Leddy, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Bourque
Last Years Result: Gold Medal Win over Canada
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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