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from Andrew Gross at Fire & Ice,
Krys Barch, 31, a physical 6-foot-1, 222-pound right wing who split last season with the Stars and the Panthers, has agreed to a two-year deal with the Devils today, his California-based agent, Scott Norton, has confirmed.
Do not have his salary cap hit yet. Last season, Barch carried a cap hit of $837,500.
Norton said he talked to “a lot of teams” about Barch, who had two goals, three assists and 114 penalty minutes in 51 games last season, and Barch chose the Devils after getting “down to about five or six teams.”
“I don’t know why you try to correct what’s working. The hits are always part of the game.
I had a twitter account a few years ago and you look at guys going over to Iraq and Afghanistan and they’re doing it for their country and they’re not getting compensated near as much as we are so why do we have to take less risks than them? That’s part of the sport. We get paid huge money to do it and most of the time you get paid big money it comes with a lot of risks involved and we’re compensated.
We know that risk when we step on the ice so you go along with it, so everybody just shut up! These guys are going overseas spending nine months away from their wives and kids and risk their lives and do it for x amount of dollars, and we’re going to sit here and cry because one guy’s making $5 million and he’s out with a concussion then shame on us,”.
-Krys Barch of the Florida Panthers on the on-going discussion on how to prevent concussions, etc. More on the Panthers from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel.
from George Richards of On Frozen Pond at the Miami Herald,
The agent for Florida Panthers forward Krys Barch said his client has been talking to the NHL player’s association regarding his ejection from Saturday night’s game for an alleged racial slur but had yet to talk to the league.
Scott Norton, who has known Barch since he was a 15-year-old junior player in Canada, said that Barch is “upset and concerned for his family.” He added the comment directed toward Montreal’s P.K. Subban from the Panthers bench was misconstrued and “didn’t have any racial undertones nor was a slur. It may have been a misunderstanding or taken out of context” by linesman Darren Gibbs.
A league official told The Miami Herald on Saturday that Barch was ejected for using racially charged language.
Montreal Canadiens defenceman PK Subban was subjected to a racial slur at the end of the first period of Saturday’s game in Florida against the Panthers, according to a report.
Florida forward Krys Barch was given a game misconduct after time expired at the end of the first following a scrum between Panthers and Canadiens players.
Linesman Darren Gibbs reported hearing a racial slur used by Barch, according to a tweet from Panthers beat reporter George Richards of the Miami Herald.
Subban, born in Toronto to parents originally from Jamaica, incurred four penalty minutes during the scrum.
added 9:39pm, from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,
“No comment,’’ general manager Dale Tallon said as he was heading downstairs during the second intermission. “I don’t know what happened yet.’‘
Said team general partner Cliff Viner: “This is not what the character of this organization is about. SubbanPeriod. I’m devastated by that kind of behavior. That is not what we’re about as an organization, a team, coaching staff, hockey operations.
“Dale, I’m sure, will be very critical of this. I hope they talk to the team and let them know this is unacceptable. You play hard, you fight hard. But that’s not part of any competition.’‘
From Mike Heika at the Dallas News:
Krys Barch was hit in the head by George Parros’ shoulder from the blind side. No penalty was called, but Parros could get a suspension.