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from Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News,
"I had a tough year," said Stoll, known also in the entertainment industry as the boyfriend of broadcaster Erin Andrews. "I want to have the confidence to make plays and contribute offensively. That's what wasn't there last year, I think. That's what I'm trying to get back."
So Stoll, who helped the Kings beat the Blueshirts in the 2014 Cup Final, has to prove he can provide offense while adjusting to Alain Vigneault's preferred high tempo and a system that differs somewhat from LA's.
"The (Rangers) play a quicker style, so it's about getting in on the forecheck quicker, harder, faster, and they like the north-south game," he said. "The forwards are asked to get right up on the 'D'. (In Los Angeles), we'd bring five (skaters) all the way back. We moved everywhere in fives. Here there are a lot of stretch plays. But a lot is similar, too."
Vigneault has high regard for Stoll's championship pedigree. "That experience, those two Cups, that's a big thing," the coach said Tuesday. So the Canadian center is a clear favorite to make the team if he's skating well, only that would create a logjam down the middle.
Among the Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons' sports notes...
Lou Lamoriello is an autocrat. Although, a former NHL general manager referred to him the other day as a dictator. Mike Babcock is somewhat of an autocrat as a coach. It’s his way or the highway. Jacques Lemaire is about as rigid as they come. What’s going to be fascinating is how these men of large minds, large egos, and total belief in their own ways find a way to work together. The Leafs could be way more interesting off the ice than on it ...
I see where young Auston Matthews, likely first pick in the 2016 NHL entry draft, will be paid $400,000 to play in Zurich this season. That’s slightly more than the going rate for under the table money in the OHL ...
The NHL’s summer? Superstar Patrick Kane investigated; Ryan O’Reilly arrested; Slava Voynov off to jail; Jarret Stoll caught with cocaine; Mike Richards, first investigated, then had his contract voided; And the Canadian dollar just keeps on dropping. And how was your summer? ...
This will surprise some Leaf fans: Dave Nonis, the fired general manager, had three offers to join NHL teams before deciding to take a senior consultant’s job with the Anaheim Ducks. Among the teams interested in Nonis were the Montreal Canadiens ...
And this one, we're familiar with in Metro Detroit, because far, far more of a stretch than it's made out to be in the out-of-town circles:
Many who admire Mike Ilitch, owner of the Red Wings and Tigers, are concerned about his ability to properly operate his franchises. Ilitch is 86, not in the best health, and there is a lot of family interference around him these days. The Dombrowski firing seemed odd as did the quick hiring of Alex Avila to replace him.
Simmons continues and comments on the Patrick Kane situation...
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NEW YORK, August 10, 2015 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton announced today that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Jarret Stoll.
Stoll, 33, has skated in 792 career NHL games over parts of 12 seasons with Edmonton and Los Angeles, registering 140 goals and 239 assists for 379 points, along with a plus-three rating and 582 penalty minutes. Stoll has won 55.4% of faceoffs he has taken in his career (6,834-for-12,339), and he has posted a faceoff win percentage of 51.0% or higher in every season of his career. In addition, he is one of three NHL players (among qualifying skaters) who have posted a 51.0% faceoff win percentage or higher in every season since 2003-04, along with Joe Thornton and Pavel Datsyuk. Stoll led his team in faceoff win percentage in nine consecutive seasons (2005-06 – 2013-14) and has ranked either first or second on his team in faceoff win percentage in 10 seasons during his career. He has also reached the 40-point plateau in four different seasons and has notched at least 20 assists in six different seasons.
via Katie Strang of ESPN,
The felony cocaine charge filed against NHL forward Jarret Stoll has been dismissed, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.com.
Instead, Stoll will be charged with two misdemeanors stemming from his arrest in Las Vegas in April. Stoll was arrested on April 17 for possession of cocaine and MDMA while at a pool party on an unofficial end-of-season trip with his Los Angeles Kings teammates.
Stoll, 33, is not expected to return to the Kings. He will become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
Neither of the two misdemeanors are drug-related charges, however, so any potential immigration issues for the Canadian-born Stoll should no longer be an impediment should a team want to sign the veteran center.
via Katie Strang of ESPN,
Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll, who was arrested for possession of cocaine and Ecstasy in Las Vegas in April, has been charged with a felony drug possession.
According to the Clark County District Attorney's office, Stoll has been charged with one count of Possession of Controlled Substance.
Stoll, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, could face anywhere from probation up to four years in prison if convicted.
The 32-year-old Stoll was arrested at a pool party after undergoing a routine pat-down while in Las Vegas on an unofficial end-of-season trip with his Kings teammates. He is not expected to return to the Kings organization.
from Rick Westhead of TSN,
Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll will probably be able to negotiate a "slap on the wrist" after being arrested and charged in Las Vegas on Friday for possession of cocaine and another illegal recreational drug, says a former state prosecutor.
Michael Pariente, who has been a criminal defence lawyer in Las Vegas since 2006, said he's represented dozen of people accused of drug possession - many of them Canadian - and in every case, the prosecutor has offered first time offenders a plea deal.
Pariente said prosecutors in Clark County, Nevada, would probably allow Stoll to plead guilty to misdemeanour possession of a dangerous drug not to be introduced into inner state commerce. If he does plead guilty to that misdemeanour, Stoll, who was released Friday night on $5,000 bail, according to court records, would probably pay a fine of up to $1,000. He's also be required to take online drug awareness court, a computer course that requires about four hours of time but can be completed anywhere.
"It's pretty much a slap on the wrist," Pariente said in an interview. "Even if he was going to represent himself they'd make him an offer like this."
Per Sportnset's Scott Lewis:
Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll was arrested in Las Vegas for cocaine possession Friday, according to a report.
Sportsnet has confirmed with PBX operator Lamontagne of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department that Stoll is in custody. The LAMPD would not confirm any other details of the arrest.
Here's 8 News Now's Jonathan Cisowski's report...
Every once in a while you sort of stare at a story, put it aside for a while, come back to it and have no idea where it belongs but you know that it's really good and that you have to put it somewhere.
The long story is that ESPN's Katie Strang spoke with the coach of a team this biased blogger happens to believe has come up on the rough end of some discretionary calls in Mike Babcock, the NHL's director of officiating, Stephen Walkom, and the outspoken Kerry Fraser about the fact that, last Thursday, Jarret Stoll was assessed a penalty for tripping Brandon Sutter, but Sutter fell over (there's actually a video of this if you're interested)...
And the refs made the penalty call, had a chat and chose to rescind the call. Which is new:
Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser said it is not the first time this sort of thing has happened, and though it is customary to give the official closer to the infraction the benefit of the doubt, that’s not an absolute, especially if the other official feels confident enough to overturn it. After all, each official is granted the same authority on the ice.
"The way the officials handled that call was an excellent example of thinking quickly on your feet and doing what's right for the game when possible," the NHL's Director of Officiating Stephen Walkom told ESPN.com. "Hockey Ops and the officiating department want our guys to work together to get it right whenever possible. In this modern era of hockey you often see officials huddling or overturning each other to get it right. The handling of this situation, like video review, is always evolving to best serve the game."
The long story, and the thrust of the story, involves Fraser suggesting that in light of that Luke Glendening-"must have tripped"-Braden Holtby call, maybe the NHL's GM's and Board of Governors might be more willing to adopt something that NCAA hockey, AHL hockey and other leagues.
via Lisa Dillman of the LA Times,
Kings center Jarret Stoll was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning, having suffered a seizure in his Hermosa Beach home, according to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi.
Lombardi said that a battery of tests was run on Stoll and that it was expected he would be released later in the day. He said Stoll was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance and Lombardi visited him there later Wednesday morning.
“Everything is OK. They’ve run some tests and they still had another one to run,” Lombardi told The Times. “The bottom line is that he’s fine. Now the issue is what caused it.
“There are a myriad of things that can cause them.”
from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,
Darryl Sutter declined to offer specifics on the nature of Stoll’s absence, though he pointedly indicated it wasn’t because he was being rested.
“You know what? I didn’t play Jarret in the third period, and he wasn’t resting, so that pretty well tells you, doesn’t it? If you ask that question about injuries every day, you get here early, see who’s on the ice, see who’s not, and you know. That’s who’s available and who isn’t,” Sutter responded to a question on Stoll’s status.
Both Torres and San Jose coach Todd McLellan downplayed the incident.
“To be honest, I didn’t really think it was even going to be a penalty,” Torres told reporters after the game. “They called it charging, but I don’t feel launched myself. I took a step and a half and glided into him. Obviously, he was leaning over. I still feel like I got shoulder to his shoulder, and then it looked – because he was leaning over – that I came up a little high…I hope he’s all right.”
“A clean hit, not even a charging penalty in my opinion,” McLellan said.
more and watch the hit below...
via Eric Stephens of the Ducks Blog,
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau suggested that the NHL take a long look at a hit by the Kings’Jarret Stoll on Cam Fowler that knocked the defenseman out of the club’s 7-4 win and left him with an upper-body injury.
Fowler had to be assisted off the ice during the second period and did not return. Stoll drilled him headfirst into the boards and was not penalized.
The severity of the injury is not known but Fowler is expected to be re-evaluated on Sunday.
“He obviously is not feeling very well right now,” Boudreau said. “We haven’t determined exactly what it is. If you saw the replay, Stoll hit him pretty good from behind. And I can understand why the refs didn’t call it. One was getting taken out. There’s another fight going on.
“But surely, you know, I saw the numbers when Stoll hit him. It was right from behind. They have to have to look at that. He might be OK tomorrow or he might be out for a while.”
To watch the hit below, scroll to the 1:55 mark of the video...
from Linda Massarella at the Toronto Sun,
In a romantic face-off between wild child Paulina Gretzky and the seemingly mild-mannered Jarret Stoll (now apparently dating for almost a month), which one would come out with their heart still intact?
On one side is Paulina. She certainly looks like a handful of oozing fun from all her racy tweets and Instagram photos.
A real heartbreaker, right?
But, remember, she’s still an impulsive kid, a 23-year-old who isn’t doing very much out of the ordinary to get attention in Tinsletown. To top it off, she doesn’t really date much.
On the other is Jarett, the very handsome professional hockey player from Melville, Sask. Jarett is a serious athlete, just having helped the Los Angeles Kings win its first-ever Stanley Cup.
LOS ANGELES – The 2012 Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with center Jarret Stoll, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Stoll, who turned 30 yesterday, recorded 21 points (6-15=21) and 60 penalty minutes in 78 regular season games with the Kings in 2011-12. He added five points (2-3=5) and 18 penalty minutes in 20 playoff games, including the overtime game-winner in the series clinching Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Vancouver.
The 6-1, 213-pound native of Melville, Saskatchewan is now signed with the Kings through the 2014-2015 season. He has led the Kings in faceoff winning percentage in each of his four seasons with the Kings, since being acquired from Edmonton (with Matt Greene) on June 29, 2008.
via Nick Kypreos Twitter:
J Stoll get a 1 game suspension for his hit on #Sharks I White.
Here’s the video for anyone who still hasn’t seen it.
Updated 4:04pm ET: TSN—
Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll has been suspended one game by the NHL following a hit-from-behind incident on Thursday against the Sharks.
The punishment was assessed after Stoll had a telephone hearing with NHL senior vice-president Colin Campbell on Friday afternoon. [...]
To replace Stoll, the Kings have the option of recalling forward Brayden Schenn from the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.
TORONTO (April 15, 2011)—Los Angeles Kings forward Jarret Stoll has been suspended for one game for delivering a check from behind on San Jose Sharks defenseman Ian White in the opener of their Western Conference Quarterfinal last night, the National Hockey League announced today.
The incident occurred at 19:35 of the first period.
Stoll’s suspension will be served tomorrow night (April 16) when the Kings meet the Sharks in Game 2 of the series.
No penalty on this hit by Jarret Stoll on Ian White in tonight’s Sharks/Kings game.
It’s time, once again, to raise a glass and offer a toast (figuratively, of course – or not) to the NHL’s stars from a night ago:
***Cheers to Mathieu Garon of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who warded off a Philadelphia Flyers comeback attempt to the tune of 28 saves after goals from rookie Kyle Wilson (his first in the NHL) and Derick Brassard established an early 2-0 lead for the home squad. At 5-3-0, the Blue Jackets are still buried beneath Nashville, Detroit, Chicago and St. Louis in the Western Conference’s Central Division standings, making last night’s key performances from their backup goaltender and a couple of young stars that much more important.
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Jarret Stoll helped to enhance the faceoffs in NHL 11. Take a look at the behind the scenes video…
via Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings,
Jarret Stoll is not on the ice today, as he recovers from a surprising bout with arthritis. Stoll said he has been taking medication and receiving shots for the pain in his right wrist and said “by no means am I expecting to miss the start of the season.” Stoll said he wanted to skate today but was held back, and said he wants to play in exhibition games next week.
from the Daily Mail,
Model Rachel Hunter has been left devastated after her fiance Jarret Stoll cancelled their wedding just seven weeks before they were due to tie the knot.
Canadian hockey player Jarret, 27, suddenly called off their engagement by emailing guests informing them the August 14 nuptials were off.
Rod Stewart’s ex-wife, 39, has been left confused and heartbroken after Jarret failed to give her a reason behind the cancellation.
From the LA Kings—
The Los Angeles Kings have signed restricted free agent center Jarret Stoll to four-year contract and restricted free agent center Brad Richardson to a two-year contract, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Monday. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.
from the Sunday Star Times (New Zealand),
Rachel Hunter must be keen on this one - she’s bringing him home! The 38-year-old bombshell has been dating 26-year-old Canadian ice hockey star Jarret Stoll for two years and when she comes back to New Zealand in a few weeks with her kids Liam and Renee, he’ll be coming with them.
The pair are rumoured to have bought a house together in LA and Rachel has even been talking about more babies.
According to friends, Jarret is a lovely guy and absolutely besotted with her, while she’s been quoted in New Idea saying: “I think I would like more children. I wouldn’t want to adopt though. I think I have two years left to have a child naturally if I want to.”
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Jarret Stoll and defenceman Matt Greene.
From Robert Tychkowski in the Edmonton Sun, these words from Edmonton Oiler, Jarret Stoll:
“It would be nice to know for sure, one way or another, what’s going to happen,” said the 26-year-old centre, who made it through the draft without being dealt but knows there’s still a long way to go between now and when the Oilers open camp in September.
“You hope a team wants you. If it’s Edmonton, that’s great, that’s what I want. But if it’s not, then you move on.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen and that’s kind of the thing that, if anything, bothers me. Not knowing. It can be a little nerve-racking.”
from the Edmonton Journal,
Time and again, Jarret Stoll has had a stick snap in his hands. He’s switched manufacturers, tried different flexes, talked to the company representatives.
Now he might have reached his own breaking point. The shaft of another stick snapped in two on Thursday when Stoll took his turn during the marathon shootout session against the Washington Capitals. He was the seventh of 12 shooters the Edmonton Oilers deployed against goaltender Olaf Kolzig.
“It’s frustrating,” he said the morning after the Oilers had gained a point but lost 5-4 in the shootout. “Especially since I’ve switched and things were feeling good. ... Then all of a sudden it’s in your hand. In two pieces. It sucks. But we have to figure it out.
You know things are going right when Eric Staal scored his 3rd goal of the game against the Oilers, watch his stick snap on the goal…
Hoping to send a message to his team, head coach Craig MacTavish will have a new look to his lineup tonight then the Edmonton Oilers host the St. Louis Blues.
Forwards Jarret Stoll and Raffi Torres will be watching the game from the press box, while Liam Reddox will be penciled in for his first career NHL game.