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The Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons discusses the inevitable "falls" of Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel as the main topic in his Sunday notebook, but you and I both know that numbers 3 and 81 will be exiting Toronto in salary-and-or-player-dumps soon, and we all know that Jaromir Jagr's ability tos core in the "Dead Puck" era was (and now is again) pretty damn impressive, so this set of observations strikes me as the most pertinent "chunk" of Simmons' notebook:
Before trading David Clarkson to Columbus, the Leafs thought they had a deal going that would have sent him back to New Jersey. The player whose contract would have swapped in exchange has not been confirmed, but quite likely it’s the concussed Ryan Clowe ... There was significant interest in Roman Polak at the NHL deadline, including from his former team, the St. Louis Blues. The Leafs like what Polak gives them from a stability and maturity point of view, something the current team is lacking in ... Pretty sure Ron Wilson was an advocate of Phaneuf being named captain of the Leafs. Wasn’t he the coach at the time? ... The narrative once was that the Leafs won the trade that brought Joffrey Lupul and Jake Gardiner to Toronto in exchange for Francois Beachemin. The standings don’t agree. Since then, the Leafs are playing .497 hockey and the Ducks are accumulating points at a .638 clip ... If you don’t love the Andrew Hammond, Hamburglar, story, you don’t love sports. I’m doing something I don’t remember doing before: I quietly cheering for the Ottawa Senators.
Simmons continues, discussing his usual potpourri of Sunday sports topics.
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from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound St. John’s, Newfoundland native says he is “feeling pretty good” following the concussion that ended his season last March 31, but does not know yet whether he’ll be cleared medically for the start of camp. He plans to visit a concussion specialist again before he takes his training camp physical next Thursday and is hoping he’ll get the go-ahead from everyone to practice with full contact.
“I feel pretty good,” Clowe told me today. “I’m not going to say if I’m ready to go or not because I’ve got to get cleared to play and I’ve got to see the doctor again before the season starts. But I feel good. I, obviously, haven’t done any contact. I’ve been skating the last few weeks, just scrimmaging since I got back with the guys. I’ve been on the ice and stuff.
“The biggest thing with me is, when we start practicing, if I get some contact in then and just go from there. I’ve been feeling pretty good. I’ve been working out pretty normal the last, I guess, month.”
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
The Devils placed left wing Ryane Clowe on injured reserve today after he took an elbow to the head from Winnipeg’s Jacob Trouba Sunday and was bothered by a headache afterward.///
“He got hit with a pretty good elbow in the third period and continued to play,” Lamoriello said. “Because of his past history, we felt for safety precaution that with the IR retroactive it would just be two games, hopefully. Certainly we had him see a physician, but it was just a precaution.”
When I asked Lamoriello if Clowe had any symptoms, he replied, “He got hit, so he had a headache. So, we just maybe overreacted to it but when you have somebody who’s had a history, you don’t want to take any chances. He wants to play right now, but we’re not going to allow him too.”
Lamoriello said Clowe has not skated since Sunday. “Not for a couple of days,” he said.
“The reason why is we just want to be totally covered,” Lamoriello said.
Jaromir Jagr missed the New Jersey Devils' preseason with what was probably a groin injury, and his performances in his first two regular season games involved a single shot taken in 15:40 played against Pittsurgh last Thursday (the Devils lost 3-0) and a -2 and a shot in 13:40 played against the Islanders on Friday (the Devils lost 4-3 in a shootout).
The New York Times' Pat Hickens reports that Jagr was also demoted during Friday night's game, and while it's early--very early--Hickens wonders aloud whether an incredibly short summer (thanks to Jagr's foray into late June with the Cup-finalist Bruins) and a preseason-less campaign have yielded simply a backfire or two from the revving engine of an "Old Warhorse," or perhaps something more ominous:
“It’s tough,” [Devils coach Pete] DeBoer said after Friday night’s loss. “He didn’t play any exhibition games, he missed all of training camp. He gave us some strong shifts in the overtime and down the stretch.”
While he is not the same player who won five Art Ross trophies as the league’s leading point scorer and who was selected for nine All-Star teams, Jagr showed flashes of brilliance Friday. He still glides smoothly and strongly on his skates and still commands a defender when he has the puck. He nearly picked up his first point in the first period Friday, setting up [Ryane] Clowe at the goal mouth, but Clowe’s shot hit the post.
Many of the hockey scribes are reporting Ryane Clowe has agreed to a trade to the New York Rangers by waiving his NTC.
So let's go with it.
I will update as information becomes available.
from Louis-Andre Lariviere of TVA Sports (translated with a little editing by me),
Kent Hughes, Clowe's agent
officer, told the TVA Sports asthe Sharks try to exchange the attacker. Namely if the trade transactioncan occur as early as Monday night, given the withdrawal of Clowe from tonight's game training, Hughes responded that it is a precaution. "A match before the trade deadline (Wednesday, Ed), Sharks prefer not to run the risk, he said. They want to share. Difficult to say whether it will (Monday) or if it will wait until the deadline. "
However, he indicated that Clowe lift its no-trade clause provided to join a team that has a chance to win the Stanley Cup and who would be interested to give him a new contract in the summer.
"Without doubt, these are the two key factors," said Hughes.
read on (translated)
"If you look at it, I figure I probably play my best hockey down the stretch and into the playoffs so that's probably what teams are looking for. You look at it the other way, wow, this guy has no goals this year. It's kind of funny teams want him. But overall, I think you look at the body of work over the last four or five years and I like to think I've been pretty consistent."
-Ryane Clowe of the San Jose Sharks after practice today Rumors are circulationg numerous teams are interested in his services. Read more on Clowe by David Pollak at the Mercury News.
from Kevin Kurz of CSN BayArea,
A source has informed CSNCalifornia.com that the Sharks have approached Clowe’s agent about the possibility of waiving his no-trade clause, and a deal could happen as soon as Sunday.
Boston, Montreal and the New York Rangers appear to be the most likely destinations. Sharks director of pro scouting John Ferguson, Jr. was in Philadelphia for the Bruins-Flyers game on Saturday afternoon. He flew to Montreal for the Canadiens-Rangers game later that day, according to RDS’ Ren Lavoie.
Ferguson also attended the Bruins’ home game with Montreal on Wednesday.
The Bruins are searching for other options up front after losing out on Jarome Iginla. According to an ESPN report, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson would like “a first round pick and another young asset.”
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Clowe has a full no-trade clause. The San Jose Sharks have to run this thing by him in order to get a deal done.
Which means if, for whatever reason, Clowe doesn’t believe a certain team is a good fit, he can nix it. Although, in the same vein, Sharks GM Doug Wilson did well by Douglas Murray in the move to Pittsburgh, the sense is that Wilson and Clowe have a good line of communication on what’s transpiring.
A solid playoff performance on a top contender would augment Clowe’s UFA market value this summer, so he’s not against a trade if it makes sense for him.
Of interest is where Montreal fits into all this. Boston is tracking Clowe, among other players on its short list, as a possibility in case it strikes out on Jarome Iginla.
Clowe, though, is exactly what the Habs need, a power forward to complement the skill they have up front.
read on for more teams interested in Clowe plus other trade deadline topics...
Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.
via David Pollak of the Mercury News,
The NHL is reviewing the final minute of the Sharks' 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks to determine whether Ryane Clowe left the bench or was in the middle of a line change when he went after forward Andrew Shaw.
Clowe apparently took exception to Shaw's decision to drive Joe Pavelski into the boards in the game's final seconds. Officials appeared to quickly intervene, then handed out a boarding penalty to Shaw as well as a minor for roughing and a 10-minute misconduct to Clowe.
If the league finds Clowe improperly left the bench to go after Shaw, it could mean a 10-game suspension. There could also be lesser supplementary discipline if the league determines it was part of a line change. The fact the NHL is reviewing what happened was first reported by Bob McKenzie of TSN (tweets).
I found a video of the incident, but you really can't see when Clowe left the bench, so you can watch it below if you wish and please excuse the language in the YouTube video title.
“Obvioiusly, as you can tell when I sat down on the bench, that was stupid, that was a dumb play. “It probably should have been a two-minute penalty and I was lucky it didn’t cost the team. It was definitely a brain cramp at the time. Don’t think it’ll ever happen again.”
-Ryane Clowe of the San Jose Sharks discussing his “stick interference” act last night. More from David Pollak of Working the Corners.
Uh, no comment.-
Ryane Clowe when asked about him reaching over the boards to touch the puck while the LA Kings were rushing up the ice on a power play.
Watch the video…
added 9:17am, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
For his part, Clowe – who was massively effective for the Sharks, in picking up the Gordie Howe hat trick, with a goal, an assist and a fight - disavowed any knowledge of what the heck reporters were talking about. That’s exactly what he said too: “I have no idea what you guys are talking about. I’ll have to see the video or something. Someone show me the video.”
Maybe NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan can oblige Clowe later today. The ball is clearly in his court.
All part of the action in the Sharks/Coyotes game.
Contained in the highlights, first you have Ryane Clowe taking a puck to the head at the :20 second mark, then Rusty Klesla takes a skate to the forehead at the :36 second mark.
Tough, hard hitting game on Saturday night in San Jose. Sharks did win in the shootout.
NEW YORK (Nov. 21, 2011)—San Jose Sharks forward Ryane Clowe has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Dallas Stars defenseman Stephane Robidas in NHL Game No. 284 Saturday night in Dallas, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 15:35 of the third period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
I want to talk about concussions. I always want to talk about concussions, so I’ll do it early and get it out of the way.
We know head injuries are a danger, a thorny problem, a challenge and a conundrum for refs and trainers and GMs and players and medical researchers. Getting hit in the head is bad for you. It really is that simple. But I don’t want to talk about what concussions are, I want to talk about talking about them, and about the Sharks talking about them.
I don’t know which Sharks, except for Ian White, suffered concussions last season. There were several possibilities, lots of guys out with vaguely dubbed “upper body injuries.” Usually, no one tells us if they have a concussion.
Ryane Clowe did receive 2 minutes for roughing for this punch, jab, shot, push on Ryan Kesler at the end of the game yesterday.
Are you okay with the call on the ice? Did Kesler embellish the punch? What’s your view on this type of play?
from David Pollak of Working the Corners,
Ryane Clowe won’t miss any games after taking that puck to the throat last night, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few scary moments after he went to the bench late in the first period.
Clowe skated at practice today — as did Joe Thornton for the first time since his injury — and afterward described the shot that hit him and his trip to the Dallas hospital to make sure nothing was fractured after he continued to have trouble breathing….
Clowe said the puck struck him just to the right of his Adam’s apple.
“I tried to continue playing, but I couldn’t catch my breath and then I had trouble breathing when I was getting off,” he said. “I tried to catch my breath on the bench but I couldn’t because I was coughing and puked a little bit.”
When the area of impact started to swell a little bit, that made it even more difficult to breathe and the decision was made to send him to the hospital for further evaluation.
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed left wing Ryane Clowe to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Clowe, 25, was limited to 15 games due to a knee injury he suffered in Columbus on Oct. 29. He returned to the line-up with only four games remaining in the regular season and finished with eight points (three goals, five assists).
In the 2008 playoffs, Clowe finished tied for the teams goal scoring lead (five) and his nine points was ranked second on the Sharks.
—via press release
from David Pollak at Working the Corners,
According to the G.M., he and (Ryane) Clowe sat down and talked about the future during the big left wing’s rehab period from that serious knee injury. The conversation took place before Clowe returned to action and at that time, they shook hands on a two-year deal at a mutually agreed-upon salary.
Wilson thought the handshake settled things, but apparently not. Which, of course, raises questions about what advice Clowe may now be getting from his agent. I tried to find that out today, but the agent, Paul Cobeil, chose not to comment — because “we don’t have a deal right now.”
from David Pollak at Working the Corners,
Confirming that Christian Ehrhoff has signed a new contract that will pay him $9.3 million over the next three years, including $2.75 million in the 2008-09 season. The official announcement is expected tomorrow (today)....
The Sharks like to present their re-signings in mini-packages for some reason, so it doesn’t surprise me that the team hasn’t made anything official yet. When it does become official, expect it to be packaged with a new deal for Ryane Clowe.