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from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,
“I remember going in on the forecheck and I thought he was going to turn into me but it didn’t end up that way,” Pacioretty said. “It’s a fast game and sometimes you make mistakes and I definitely made a mistake there and hurt our team. I obviously hurt that player. I’m disappointed with what happened and I wish I could take that back.”
The game misconduct triggers an automatic review by the National Hockey League and Martin was asked whether he thought Pacioretty would be suspended.
“I would hope not,” he said. “He’s not that kind of player. He went in with good speed to finish his check and their player turned at the last minute.”
more and watch the hit below…
Deal being finalized…
via Nick Kypreos tweet,
Hearing Mark Eaton. 2 yrs 2.5 per year to the Islanders.
From Doug Harrison at CBC:
At the start of this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, NHL fans in Detroit and Pittsburgh probably could have predicted with confidence that Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin would be at, or near, the top of the scoring race and Nicklas Lidstrom would lead all defencemen in points.
Further from the thoughts of the most ardent fans were the names of Detroit rookie forwards Justin Abdelkader and Ville Leino, along with Pittsburgh defenceman Mark Eaton and forward Craig Adams.
But each contributed on the scoresheet, on special teams, in the faceoff circle or simply with their presence to help the Red Wings and Penguins advance to the NHL championship final for the second consecutive season.
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
The Penguins have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free-agent defenseman Mark Eaton. Financial terms were not immediately known.
Update 2:20 pm ET: From TSN’s tracker,
Pittsburgh Penguins re-sign UFA D Mark Eaton to a 2 year deal worth $2-million
via Empty Netters,
Mark Eaton is out indefinitely with a torn ACL.
As we’ve illustrated before, Eaton is one of the most valuable members of this team.
from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
“If I can chip one in every once in a while, that’s great, but that’s not my role” said Eaton, who has 16 goals in 348 regular-season and 23 playoff games with Philadelphia, Nashville and the Penguins.
“There’s no mystery what my role is. I’ve got to be solid defensively, good in my own end, block shots.”
That, and not any offensive prowess, on the power play or otherwise, is why the Penguins signed him as a free agent in July 2006.
It’s what the Penguins got from him last season, just not enough of it.