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NHL.com's "30 in 30" series examines the Ottawa Senators today, and instead of using potential captain and defenseman Erik Karlsson as its focal point, NHL.com's examination of the Senators' roster, top prospects and the "5 Questions" the team faces slowly but surely navigate toward another key player in center Kyle Turris.
"It was something I kind of got to experience two years ago when Spezza was hurt," Turris told NHL.com. "I definitely learned a lot from it. It was a lot more difficult playing against the top [defense] pairings and getting the checking lines every time you go out, but that year I feel was kind of up and down, where I'd have a good couple of games and then a bad couple of games.
"I feel like I'm much more prepared for that kind of role now having gone through that experience and I'll definitely know a bit more of what to expect. I tried to apply that into my game last year even though it was obviously a bit different of a role. But I feel like I'm more prepared, I'm more experienced and I'm more ready and able for that challenge."
And Senators coach Paul MacLean suggests that Turris is poised to assume a leadership role:
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
"I definitely think I've learned a lot over the past two years from those experiences, from being put into that role when Spezz was hurt, and seeing how hard the matchup is," Turris said Friday before teeing off at the Royal Ottawa. "I just tried to take that mentality and put it into the role I had this past year.
"This upcoming year, if I'm put into that role again, I think the experience I have now will work in my favor, to know what to expect and how better to prepare for it.
"If I get that opportunity I'll be excited about the challenge, that's for sure."
Some fancy stickhandling by Turris.
MacArthur with the great pass to Kyle Turris for the shorthanded goal.
added 8:45pm, TSN (YouTube) version is below...
from Kerry Fraser of TSN,
While it "appears" that Kyle Turris' shot "quite possibly" crossed the goal line based on the heel position of Nicklas Grossmann's skate, various angles of video do not provide the necessary conclusive evidence to overturn referee Paul Devorski's initial call on the play and allow a goal.
While it is more probable than not that the puck crossed the goal line, the fuzzy depth perception that we gain once the puck deflected off Grossmann's left skate and went airborne provides a lack of conclusive evidence that is required to allow a goal through video review. The men in the NHL's Situation Room cannot make their decision based on any "logical assumptions" but must clearly see the puck enter the net. Even with various camera angles that are available, that process is made much more difficult once the puck leaves the ice surface and takes flight.
continued and watch the play below...
Any way you slice it, tonight's game was an important one for the Ottawa Senators. It was a chance to get an important two points against a division rival, a chance to bounce back on the road after a home loss in a game they probably should have won, and a chance to avoid falling behind early in the Atlantic division.
Of course, all that ignores the elephant in the room. The fact is, even though a lot of the Sens players had avoided talking about it, or said they weren't thinking about it, this was probably a night they've had circled on their calendar's since the middle of the summer for one reason. Daniel Alfredsson.
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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Kyle Turris scored in OT to give the Senators a 3-2 victory over the Rangers.
The series is now tied 2-2.
Watch the Turris goal with Bob Cole making the call…
from Matt Kalman of The Bruins Blog,
The NHL didn’t hand down any discipline to Ottawa forward Kyle Turris for his hit to the head of Boston’s Joe Corvo Saturday night.
Fortunately for Corvo, he gets a chance at doling out his own discipline just three nights later.
Corvo today after practice at Ristuccia Arena voiced his displeasure with the hit and Turris’ explanation that he slowed down and in an attempt to avoid hitting Corvo from behind instead nailed the blueliner in the head. Now we can expect to see some fireworks when the Bruins host the Senators Tuesday night.
“That’s ridiculous. I think if you look back at the game before [in Boston Jan. 31], I hit him clean in center ice,” said Corvo. “I made it a point not to get my elbow up in his face. But apparently he didn’t give me the same courtesy.
“So, let’s just say I’ll be looking for him right off the bat.”
NEW YORK (February 26, 2012) – Following a telephone hearing conducted this afternoon, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety has decided that no supplemental discipline is merited for a hit by Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris against Boston Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo in NHL Game No. 919 on Saturday, Feb. 25, in Ottawa.
“Because there was enough head contact on this hit, the Department of Player Safety felt it was necessary to convene a hearing to examine the play further,” NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan said. “After reviewing the video extensively as we heard Turris’ explanation of how the play developed, we concluded that the head was not targeted intentionally or even recklessly and that the circumstances surrounding the hit contributed significantly to the amount of head contact that resulted.
“We therefore have decided that there will be no supplemental discipline added to the penalty assessed on the play.”
If you missed the hit, you can watch it here.
Turris received 2 for boarding.
via NESN, Watch below since it is auto play.
from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,
Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean says all that Kyle Turris has proven so far in his young career is that he belongs in the big leagues.
The next step is to carve out a niche for himself.
“Once you get experience in the league and establish yourself in the league as a certain type of player, it becomes easier to meet those expectations,” MacLean said Monday. “Kyle, right now, really the only thing he has established is that he’s an NHL player, an NHL talent, but what type of player and how good he can be in the league, I don’t think he has done that.
“We’re looking forward to giving him that opportunity.
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Confirming PHX trades Turris to OTT for David Rundblad and a 2nd round pick.
via Darren Dreger tweet,
Things are heating up on the Kyle Turris trade front. Sources indicate a deal could come down today.
Do you want Turris on your team? If so, make the offer and we will decide.
via Darren Dreger tweet,
The Kyle Turris saga is about to end. Turris is and the Coyotes expected to announce a 2 year agreement this week. Trade still prime option.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed center Kyle Turris to a multi-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The contract is contingent upon Turris passing a medical examination.
“We are pleased to agree to terms with Kyle on a multi-year contract,” said Maloney. “Kyle is a top, young player who will make us a better team. We look forward to having him in our lineup so he can contribute to our team.”
Last season, the 6-foot-1, 195 pound Turris appeared in 65 regular season games for the Coyotes, registering 11-14-25 and 16 penalty minutes (PIM). He established new career highs in games played (65), goals (11), assists (14) and points (25). Turris made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarter-Final against Detroit, scoring the first goal of the game. He appeared in all four games, recording 1-2-3 and was the only Coyote with a plus rating in the series.
“I am happy to sign with Phoenix and start playing,” said Turris. “It’s been a long process, but now I am focused on playing and helping the team win.”
note: A few months ago Sportsnet was allowing only Canadian IP’s to watch their videos.
Tonight I clicked to watch do you know, the video appeared. Hopefully this remains for the rest of the season.
from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has dug his heels into the desert sand, saying the team “will not trade his rights under any circumstances.”
It’s a prickly situation in cactus country, especially considering the league is still running the Coyotes.
Gary Bettman’s unsettled Groundhog Day scenario is a column for another day, but, as for Turris, I can’t get past the bold, superstar stance.
Why is his agent, Kyle Overhart, taking him down this road?
Maybe one day Turris will be a front-line star, but he sure as hell isn’t there yet. He scored 11 goals and 14 assists in 65 games in 2010-11. He has only 19 goals and 27 assists in 131 games during his career: one goal every seven games, one point in every three.
Long before the current stalemate, critics suggested Turris had been rushed into the league too soon. When the sides were at least talking contract in the summer, reports suggested he was asking for more than $4 million per year on an extension, numbers Overhart has disputed.
Yet if Turris were the franchise player he perceived himself to be, rival teams would have already weighed in with offer sheets - a combination of future high draft picks - to steal him away from the Coyotes.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The standoff between Kyle Turris and the Phoenix Coyotes was taken up a notch Thursday.
Kurt Overhardt, the agent for the unsigned center, confirmed that Turris has asked the Coyotes for a trade.
“This has never been about money, we’ve been upfront with the club from Day 1,” Overhardt told ESPN.com Thursday. “We’ve respectfully requested that the player had the opportunity to move forward in his career by having a fresh start.”
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney’s stance has been that he wouldn’t trade Turris. And that hasn’t changed.
from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,
There have been some preliminary discussions on the possibility of a deal between the Leafs and Coyotes although Kurt Overhart, Turris’ agent, may be the driving force in any chats that have taken place.
The cost? Probably Bozak who had more points (32) than Turris last year (25) but in more games and with a minus-29 to boot. Both are right-handed shooting centres and Bozak’s price tag — $1.5 millon for this season and next — would fit the Phoenix payroll more comfortably than the $3-4 million that rumours suggest Turris is seeking.
“(His) position is just so illogical from our standpoint,” said a frustrated Don Maloney, GM of the Coyotes, who also lost pivot Eric Belanger to free agency over the summer.
Turris was the third pick of the ’07 draft behind Patrick Kane and James Van Riemsdyk. Kane has four years left on a deal that pays him $6.3 million per season while Van Riemsdyk recently signed a new extension with a cap hit of $4.25 million for the next six seasons after somewhat of a breakthrough season last year.
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Turris, the third overall pick in the 2007 NHL draft, is at the end of his entry-level deal, but talks with the Coyotes have gone nowhere. Unless there is a seismic change in tenor between the two sides, it’s hard to imagine he will be at camp when the Coyotes report for physicals in Glendale, Ariz., on Sept. 16. The team’s first on-ice session is set for a day later.
In 131 NHL games spread mostly over two seasons, Turris has scored just 19 goals. With the recent acquisition of veteran center Daymond Langkow, Turris now sits third on the team’s depth chart (at best) behind Langkow and a healthy Martin Hanzal.
Still, league sources told ESPN.com that Turris is looking for a three-year deal worth an average of slightly more than $4 million annually or a two-year deal worth slightly more than $3 million.
Turris won the shootout for the Coyotes with this slightly unusual play. He bounced the puck off of his right skate blade, then fired the puck through the Islanders goaltender Nathan Lawson.
Scroll to the 2:40 mark to see the Turris goal.
update 11:59pm, Found a video of just the Turris shootout goal, watch it below…
from Dave Vest of The Desert Dog Blog at Coyotes.com,
On Friday morning, Turris learned he’d made Phoenix’s roster for the big trip to Prague to start the regular season.
For the third overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the goal he set after his final AHL game in 2009-10 has been reached. Now, he says, it’s on to the next goal.
“I’m really happy right now but I realize this is just the beginning,” Turris told me Friday night. “That was only training camp. Now I have to work hard and help contribute wherever they want me to.”
I asked Turris what his main role on this team will be. His response:
“I think it’s a combination of things, but I think I need to try and keep it simple, and try to create things offensively while at the same time not be a liability defensively.”
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
There’s a guy turning heads so far at camp for the Phoenix Coyotes and you may remember him: Kyle Turris.
The third overall pick from the 2007 NHL draft is so far making a strong case to stick around, and his goal in Anaheim in a preseason game Tuesday night signaled he’s here to make a statement.
“I’ve been impressed with Kyle so far,” Coyotes GM Don Maloney told ESPN.com. “I think he’s where he needs to be to make this team. So we’ll see.”
“Turris certainly hasn’t done anything to hurt himself yet,” Coyotes coach Dave Tippett added Wednesday.
continued plus other Phoenix topics…
“Three, four or five times a game he will do things with the puck better than anybody. Offensively, when given time, he’s the smartest player we have. But the game is played without the puck, and you need the strength to defend, to go into the corner.”
-Coyotes GM Don Maloney on Kyle Turris. More on Turris from Kevin Allen of Mucking and Grinding.
In other Coyotes news, Ryan Hollweg signed a 1yr contract with them today.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
“I’ve played against Kyle numerous times and I’ve seen him play, he’s going to have a heck of a career,” Anaheim Ducks rookie Bobby Ryan told ESPN.com. “Depending on how long he’s down there, he’s going to be able to learn to be a pro in a less stressful environment and that’s certainly going to do nothing but good things for him.”
Ryan, who has exploded with a huge rookie season since his mid-November call-up from the AHL, understands how Turris may be feeling right now, given the high expectations. Turris went third overall in the 2007 NHL draft, while Ryan went second overall in 2005. Be patient, Ryan’s advice was to Turris.
“I think it’s a very important step to take, to spend some time in the minor leagues,” continued Ryan, who turns 22 next month. “You learn a little bit about yourself and you learn a little bit about yourself as a player. There’s ups and downs with that. It’s emotional. You want to play at the highest level, but there is a time frame that you spend down there [in the AHL] and you get to breathe a little easier and certainly progress.”
GLENDALE, ARIZONA—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled defenseman David Schlemko from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. In addition, center Kyle Turris has been assigned to the Rampage.
Turris, 19, has recorded 6-10-16 and 17 PIM in 50 games with the Coyotes this season. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Turris was selected by the Coyotes in the first round (3rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
The Chicago Blackhawks are awaiting word from the NHL on whether rookie forward Kris Versteeg will be suspended for one game and head coach Joel Quenneville fined $10,000 for Versteeg being assessed an instigator penalty in the final seconds of last night’s 7-1 win over Phoenix.
NHL rules call for an automatic one-game suspension for the player and a $10,000 fine to his coach for any player who instigates a fight in the final five minutes of a game, but the league reviews each one case-by-case and, in some instances, rescinds the suspension and fine.
Update 3:52pm ET: From TSN, Versteeg suspended one game and Quenneville fined $10,000.
Here’s the video clip, via HockeyFights.com:
from Kyle Turris of Kyle’s Korner at PhoenixCoyotes.com,
After that game, we flew back home for a two-game homestand and now we’re back on the road. We flew into Carolina last night and it was a pretty long flight, just under four hours. Teeks (Viktor Tikhonov) and I played Tiger Woods ‘09 on our PSPs against each other. It’s a fun game and we have some great battles.
Later on this trip we go into New York. I’ve never been, so I’m really looking forward to that. I’ve heard it’s a great place. One of my friends from Wiconsin is a die-hard Rangers fan, and she’s flying back for the game, so it’ll be nice to see her and make her root for us instead.
from Lew Serviss of Slap Shot at the NY Times,
Kyle Turris stepped onto the ice at the Phoenix Coyotes’ practice Tuesday and took his first strides as an NHL player….
Centering the Coyotes’ most skilled forwards, Turris flew up and down the ice, dispensing passes, finding lanes and roofing the puck by goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. Mueller looked skyward. (“That’s why he was drafted third over all,” he said later.)
Off the ice, a beaming veteran of one NHL practice, Turris faced his first NHL media scrum. “It’s a mix of emotion,” he said, “from losing in the final 8 to the next morning, I’m talking here, and the next night I’m in here. It’s been crazy. I’m so excited I can’t even talk right now.”
more with video…
from the Phoenix Coyotes,
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed center Kyle Turris to an entry level contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Turris was selected by the Coyotes with the third overall choice in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. Earlier this month, he was ranked as the second-best NHL prospect in The Hockey News’ annual “Future Watch” edition.
“We are very excited to sign Kyle and have him join the Coyotes organization,” said Maloney. “He is a very talented player and is a big part of our future. By adding him to the roster, we hope to give him valuable experience that will help him heading into next season and beyond.”
from Terry Frei at ESPN,
Turris has enlisted Denver-based player agent Kurt Overhardt as a “family advisor” and said he hears “from a couple of guys in the organization quite a bit—text messages and that sort of thing. We’ve kept in contact and they’re letting me have a good time.”
But for how long?
Coyotes GM Don Maloney said last week that Turris “is right on schedule. He’s played well for Wisconsin, and it’s been a great experience for him playing against more mature players. He was one of the go-to players with Team Canada, the top center on the top line, so we’re really pleased with what he’s done to date.”