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Colin Campbell issues a stern reubuttal to Paul MacLean

Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was not amused by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mason Raymond's spin-o-rama, snow-and-score goal against Craig Anderson, and I guess this falls under the, "Ask a prickly question, receive an equally grumpy answer" category.

NHL senior VP of hockey operations Colin Campbell replied to MacLean's, "Should this be allowed?" question with an answer whose tone hisses through NHL.com's webpage:

"If the puck stops, or if the player's momentum stops, and particularly reverses, then there's an issue," Campbell said. "The problem is if you're skating forward, you can pull the puck back, or stickhandle, and that will stop [the puck] at times, or a curl-and-drag sometimes will stop it. There is some confusion and misinterpretation."

During the summer, the Competition Committee recommended the removal of the spin-o-rama move from the shootout and during penalty-shot attempts. The NHL Board of Governors approved the recommendation, but it was not passed by the executive committee of the NHL Players' Association.

"We've had this discussion at the general managers' meetings on a couple of occasions," Campbell said. "There wasn't a lot of appetite for spin-o-ramas. When you spin around and put your butt into the goaltender or if you go [into] the crease, you are dangerously close to being called for goaltender interference; particularly if you do make contact with the goalie in his crease, it would be disallowed."

(So blame the players)

But wait, there's more, and it's a, "You've all been warned" quip:

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Questioning The Spin-O-Rama Move

from Wayne Scanlan of Senators Extra,

Senators head coach Paul MacLean was surprised to see Mason Raymond’s spin move allowed in Toronto’s shootout win over Ottawa.

“I was on a conference call at the start of the year with all the other coaches and was informed at that time that that play would be seriously reviewed and you were taking a chance it would be an illegal play and the goal would be disallowed.

So, MacLean cautioned his players. (Do any Sens do it, now that Kaspars Daugavins is gone?).

“I think it’s a very unfair play for the guy to come in and blow snow on the goaltender to me he came to a full stop, the puck went backwards and then forwards.”

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The last I heard on the spin-o-rama move was the GM's wanted it removed, the NHL did not but I never read much more on it.

I think as long as the puck is moving, this type of move should be allowed.

Watch the Raymond goal below...

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Battle of Ontario: Sens Fall to the Leafs in the Shootout

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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Mason Raymond Signs With Toronto

Raymond was on a PTO with Toronto.

 

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In And Out

from the CP at TSN,

Opportunity brought Mason Raymond and the Toronto Maple Leafs together.

The free-agent left-winger will attend Maple Leafs training camp on a professional tryout contract, something that came together recently as the team recognized there might be room on the roster.

"Obviously we're getting pretty close to camp and we have some opportunities, and he's looking for a chance to prove himself, so it's a pretty good fit," general manager Dave Nonis said Sunday night after the Maple Leafs' final rookie tournament game in London.

"I know Mason very well," Nonis said. "He's another option. He's an NHL forward, he's scored 25 goals in this league. He's only 27 years old. He's got great foot speed, which is something that will give Randy (Carlyle) some more options."

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from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,

The Panthers, already thin at goaltending, received more bad news Sunday as General Manager Dale Tallon announced that backup goalie Scott Clemmensen underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week.

Clemmensen, who turned 36 in July, is coming off one of the worst seasons of his 11-year career, that also began with a knee operation in the preseason. He finished with a 3-7-2 mark and a lofty 3.67 goals-against-average. He injured the knee while training last month, but could be back by the season opener on Oct. 3....

Tallon said he will be shopping for a veteran free-agent goalie, but there is no indication that the Panthers are considering bringing back veteran free agent Jose Theodore, 36, who's still available and lives in the area.

"There will be a lot of transactions during this training camp,'' Tallon said between periods of the Panthers-Lightning rookie game Sunday afternoon at Savelogy.com Iceplex. "We're looking at every possibility, the waiver wire, trades, free agents, whatever we can do to improve.''

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Canucks Sign Mason Raymond

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President & General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the Canucks have re-signed left wing Mason Raymond.

Raymond, 26, collected 20 points (10-10-20) in 55 games played with Vancouver in 2011.12. He also appeared in five post-season games, recording one point (0-1-1). The Cochrane, Alberta native has registered 156 career points (70-86-156) over the span of 328 NHL games. He was awarded the Fred J. Hume Award as the “Canucks Unsung Hero” in 2010 and was appointed to the NHL YoungStars Sophomore Team in 2009.

reports are $2.75M for one year

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Canucks Want Raymond, But…

from Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province,

The Canucks decided Wednesday that they’ll hang onto Mason Raymond.

Raymond, who turns 27 in September, is coming off a tough season – 10 goals and 20 points in 55 games – after suffering a serious back injury a year ago in the Stanley Cup final against Boston.

The Canucks filed for rarely used cut-down arbitration on the lightning fast winger, with the intention of reducing the $2.6 million in salary he made last season on a new one-year deal.

The move allows the club to take Raymond off the market on July 1 when he was due to become a restricted free agent. They can ask an arbitrator to cut Raymond’s salary in his new contract by as much as 15 per cent, to $2.21 million. There is no ceiling on such an award, though it’s hard to see Raymond getting a raise.

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Raymond Returns To The Ice

from Ian MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun,

Vancouver Canucks forward Mason Raymond rejoined teammates on the ice here Tuesday for the first time since suffering a compression fracture in his back on a hit by Boston Bruin Johnny Boychuk in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final.

Raymond, who spent most of the summer in a back brace, emphasized there is no time frame for his return to National Hockey League action. But the winger felt good enough during Tuesday’s hour-long workout to participate in drills that involved contact.

“It’s good to be here,” Raymond said. “It’s been a long time. It’s the first time on the ice since the incident. To get out there with everybody else, see a few smiles … it felt good. It has been a lot of hard work. June 13: that date sticks in my head. Tonnes of rehab, doing things twice a day, doing everything I could to get myself better. You work for moments like this. Today is another stepping stone.”

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No Suspension for Boychuk

From James Mirtle at the Globe & Mail:

The NHL’s acting disciplinarian, Mike Murphy, confirmed Tuesday that Boston Bruins defenceman Johnny Boychuk will not be suspended for his hit on Canucks winger Mason Raymond in the opening seconds of Monday’s Game 6.

According to Canucks GM Mike Gillis, Raymond “sustained a vertebrae compression fracture” on the play and is expected to miss three to four months.

Murphy said via email that the league’s hockey operations department reviewed the play but deemed it an “awkward collision” and not worthy of a suspension.

“[It was an] awkward collusion between two players battling for space/room,” Murphy wrote. “[You] rarely see a player bumped when in the position Raymond was in (bent over forward).”

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The Official Word On The Health Of Mason Raymond

Vancouver, B.C. – President and General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that forward Mason Raymond sustained a vertebrae compression fracture. He is expected to be out of the lineup for 3-4 months.

Raymond will be available to the media at a later date.

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Canucks Not Happy With No Call On Raymond Hit

Sportsnet (headline on their hockey page) is reporting sources are telling Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy that Vancouver Canucks forward Mason Raymond suffered a fractured vertebrae while Darren Dreger of TSN writes,

The Vancouver Canucks were very upset that there was no penalty call on the play where Mason Raymond was injured on the first shift of the game.

Canucks general manager Mike Gillis stormed out of the TD Garden after Game 6, questioning a lot of people as he headed toward the Canucks’ bus as to whether or not anyone saw the puck near Raymond when he was hit by Johnny Boychuk.

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Watch the NBC broadcast of the hit…

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Video- Johnny Boychuk Hit On Mason Raymond Tonight

Mason needed assistance to get off the ice.

added 9:11pm, Mason has been transported on a stretcher to a local Boston hospital.

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Video- The Mason Raymond Spin

Another spin-o-rama goal in the shootout and a victory for the Canucks.

What you don’t see is the Islanders goaltender chirping at Mason after the shootout goal.  And ths via Chris Botta tweet,

Kevin Poulin on Mason Raymond’s spinarama goal in the shootout: “It’s a show-off move.”

Hopefully, a video with better quality will come out soon.

Better video added at 10:49pm

 

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Questioning The Play Of The Canucks

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,

The Canucks won 4-3 on a bizarre OT goal from Mason Raymond but for most of the night they almost all looked as though they could have used a long, hard slurp of the best energy drink on the market.

We all know the Colorado Avalanche young players skate well and can put some pressure on you but the Canucks are supposed to be Cup contenders.

And yet after four days off they spent more than half the night back on their heels examining just how good a goaltender Roberto Luongo can be after all this nonsense about Cory Schneider perhaps making something of a goaltending controversy in Vancouver.

While Schneider has been good in his two home starts against easy opposition, the listless Canucks made Lui produce an excellent performance to get only his second win of the year, and if the team plays like that in front of him very often every W in his column is going to be a tour de force.

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/18/10

This morning’s three cheers for those that shined in yesterday’s action:

***Cheers to Anaheim’s Corey Perry, who broke a 2-2 tie late in the third with his third goal of the season to lead the Ducks to a win over Phoenix. Perry also managed an assist in the game and was a plus-3 for Anaheim, who got 36 saves from goaltender Jonas Hiller in victory. Speaking of…

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Raymond & Vancouver Reach Contract Agreement

via Nick Kypreos tweet,

Van news. Mason Raymond…. Hearing settled. 2 years. 2.5/2.6M

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