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from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch,
Hartnell is happy to be here only because he believes the Blue Jackets have a chance to be good for several years, and he sees himself playing a key role in that. That starts with beating a Pittsburgh team that knocked the Jackets out of the playoffs.
“The Pens are not my favorite team, probably by far,” he said. “I think they’re only a couple hours drive from Columbus, so I’m excited to stir that pot a little bit and get under Crosby’s and Malkin’s skin and frustrate them like I usually do.”
More than two months before the start of the season, the trade of R.J. Umberger to the Flyers for Hartnell looks like a home run.
The task of meeting his new teammates has already begun for Hartnell, who said he had dinner in Columbus recently with center Brandon Dubinsky.
It was Dubinsky's arrival two years ago with center Artem Anisimov and defenseman Tim Erixon in a trade that sent captain Rick Nash to the New York Rangers that effectively launched the turnaround in Columbus. It continued last summer with the seven-year, $37.1 million contract signed by forward Nathan Horton, who was limited by injuries to 36 regular-season games.
With Horton expected to be healthy in training camp this season, Hartnell is looking forward to getting started with the Blue Jackets, who still have yet to name a captain two years after trading Nash.
"You add a healthy Horton into the mix and bring myself in, it's almost two new players to come in and be effective," Hartnell said. "It's a great team. On paper we match up against anybody in the East. I don't think anybody expected the Rangers to go to the Final last year, so the East is pretty wide open. After a couple of days of mulling this whole thing over, I've had a smile ever since saying I was going to be a Blue Jacket."
Hartnell met with the Columbus media today, you can watch below...
Below, watch Flyers GM Ron Hextall discuss the trade...
Columbus press release below...
Watch the play below...
Hartnell received 2 for an illegal check to the head, Hedman said he was ok after ther game but upset with the hit.
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News,
Now, the Flyers will be without first-line winger Hartnell (upper-body injury) and Lecavalier (lower-body injury), who has been one of their more consistent players to start. Both players will be out "at least a week," according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
Both Hartnell and Lecavalier will need MRIs to further investigate their injuries. Holmgren said more information will be available today.
Replays were inconclusive as to exactly what happened to either player. Hartnell left after the first period. Lecavalier took his last shift with 48 seconds remaining in the second period.
"I didn't see what happened at all," Berube said.
more on the Flyers' loss last night...
Below, watch how Lecavalier suffered his lower-body injury...
As Paul noted, Tim Thomas appeared to tweak his groin or some othe part of his "lower body" in the Florida Panthers' 2-1 loss to Philly on Tuesday, and while I was preparing to have my beard trimmed for the first time in six years, Pro Hockey Talk's Ryan Dadoun notes that Niklas Backstrom got dinged in the Wild's 3-2 loss to Nashville...
[T]he Minnesota Wild are reporting that netminder Niklas Backstrom is done for the night due to a similar problem.
Backstrom lasted just 11:14 minutes against the Nashville Predators and surrendered two goals on five shots. He sustained the injury when Nashville forward Eric Nystrom crashed into him and seemed to accidentally jam Backstrom’s leg against the post.
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Scotty Hartnell, not playing tonight, was filmed on his entry to the rink - where he was asked to show his credentials by a friendly, but persistant, member of the Air Canada Centre Staff.
Sportsnet has the video:
Embarassing, but at least Hartnell has never been camera shy.
“I don’t think we thought we were going to win four straight, but definitely they’ve played a lot stronger and a lot harder than me personally would have thought they’d come with. They’ve been on a high the last few weeks obviously, beating Florida in Game 7. To have to step off that plane and take the bus to come here and play, they’re riding that high. They’ve been playing really strong, playing really hard, and for us, maybe that week off was affecting our play so far.”
-Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers on the New Jersey Devils. Hartnell was quoted via media confernce call this morning by Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice.
Chris Kunitz has a flashback to his Anaheim days, gets involved with Hartnell, just to play the agitator role.
Also from the same game, Hartnell high sticks his own player, Zac Rinaldo. You can watch the incident below…
Both Scott Hartnell and Dion Phaneuf received 5 for fighting and Hartnell also was given 2 for slashing.
from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,
Last night at the St. Pete Times Forum, Scott Hartnell was at the center of one of the most bizarre fights you will see in today’s NHL.
The way Hartnell and Lightning forward Ryan Malone were swinging their sticks at each other, you would have thought one was Dr. Hook from “Slap Shot” and the other was jousting like Racki from the Thunder Bay Bombers in “Youngblood.” It was old fashioned, quick-moving, and puzzling, all at the same time.
The end result was a 10-minute misconduct for each player, with possible supplementary discipline to come today.
It all started during a television timeout with 7:28 to play in the second period. As Hartnell describes it, he was standing at the face-off circle waiting for play to resume when the melee started.
“I was there at the TV timeout, on the left wing, and I was right in front of the bench. Their coach [Guy Boucher] looked up and started yapping at me,” Hartnell told the Daily News. “I was just sitting there, not doing anything. Then, two guys started slashing me from the bench. I just kind of pushed their sticks out of the way. I ended up getting 10 minutes for really nothing. I’ve never seen a coach start yelling at an opposing player from the bench for just standing there.”
Hartnell said he didn’t know what Boucher was saying because he could not understand him.”
According to multiple sources, Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell received clearance to resume skating and participate in games by a cardiologist after undergoing a stress test Tuesday morning.
Hartnell, 29, was examined after being diagnosed with an elevated heart rate between the second and third periods of Friday’s preseason game in Detroit. Hartnell informed the training staff of odd twitching in his right arm between periods, and when he was examined, an abnormal heart rate was discovered.
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Philadelphia Flyers winger Scott Hartnell will see a cardiologist on Tuesday after he experienced an elevated heart rate during an exhibition game Friday.
“I don’t know if concern’s the right thing but we’re getting him checked out. I’m sure it was a scary thing for Scott with the elevated heart rate,” Philadelphia general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters at the Flyers’ practice facility Sunday.
Hartnell noticed some twitching in his arms after the second period of an exhibition game in Detroit and trainers checked his heart rate and found it was still higher than it should have been.
From Dan Gross at Philly.com:
WHEN A Flyers official heard that “40-Year-Old Virgin” director Judd Apatow was looking for a hockey player with no teeth for his new movie, he knew just who to recommend: Ian Laperriere.
The injured winger jumped at the opportunity and enlisted teammates Scott Hartnell, Matt Carle and James van Riemsdyk to join him in Hollywood for a 16-hour-day shoot in Apatow’s “This is Forty.”
The guys portray hockey players who hit up a bar after a game and end up dancing and somehow playing with Lappy’s false teeth.
“I made a fool of myself, but it was fun,” Lappy told us yesterday. “I like to try different things.”
*thanks to The Post Game for the link.
Nope, not allowed, and Scott Hartnell stops (at around 35 secs into the video clip below) to take note of what’s going on over on the other side of the circle (Patrick Kaleta and Daniel Briere) to make sure they all don’t run their team into trouble before getting into the dance with Paul Gaustad in today’s Philly/Buffalo tilt.
Update 8:20pm ET:
David Singer at HockeyFights.com points out to me that my headline might be a bit misleading… I should clarify that the rule is really that you CAN have two fights at the same time, if they start at the EXACT same time. You just can’t have a second (or third, etc) fight start after the first one is going. If that were to happen, then the guys in the subsequent fights would be running afoul of the rule and find themselves tossed.
Two overused hockey clichés, yes, but each applied to last night’s tilt between the Eastern Conference’s top two clubs, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
It was, without a doubt, a playoff-type atmosphere at the St. Pete Times Forum, in a back-and-forth, physical affair that resulted in the virtual tie of a shootout victory for Philadelphia.
And the statement that was made in Philly’s 4-3 win is that both of these clubs are for real, each a legitimate contender when the postseason hits, and that a playoff series between the two would be intensity at its best.
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Our morning salute to the stars of a night ago, it’s JJ’s Three Cheers for Tuesday, November 2nd:
***Cheers to Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, who shut out the reeling New Jersey Devils with 30 saves in the Canucks’ 3-0 win. Luongo bested Team Canada teammate Martin Brodeur, who was beaten on a penalty shot by Henrik Sedin, in fine fashion, to close the door on another loss for New Jersey. (People are realizing that the Devils are 3-9-2 and that Ilya Kovalchuk is averaging a goal every fourth game and a point every other, right? Uuuuuuuuuuugly!)
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from Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Daily News,
“There’s many things. I don’t know if I can go there,” said chronically honest linemate Briere. “There’s a lot of issues that sometimes people have to go through.”
Briere didn’t specify Hartnell’s issues. Neither did Hartnell. It was clear, however, that the issues had less to do with Hartnell’s skating than with his head.
Laviolette declined to talk about how Hartnell, in particular, dealt with his off-ice issues. So did other team officials.
But nobody denied that off-ice issues existed. And everyone agreed that he has dealt with them better, and, as a result, he has played better.
“It’s my life. Some people are different handling [things] different ways: emotionally, physically, or whatever,” Hartnell said. “It’s been a difficult, ah, little go of it this season. It’s all passed, and behind me now. It’s time to focus on hockey.”
What’s happened to Scott Hartnell? He only has three goals in his last 45 games, including playoffs. Hartnell has done little in the playoffs his whole career, actually — only seven goals in 48 career playoff games.
-Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal. Read more hockey talk from Jim.
from Anthony J. SanFilippo of the Daily Times,
Jeff Carter and Scott Hartnell have been linked together in many conversations this season, both on and off the ice.
Some of that chatter has been fair. The rest of it could sometimes borderline slanderous.
But whatever had people talking about them is irrelevant now, since the two couldn’t be any more the polar opposites than they are.
Carter is in one of his noted scoring outbursts. He has goals in seven of the past eight Flyers games and has reached 30 goals in back-to-back seasons….
The same can’t be said for Hartnell, who is stuck in the worst drought of his professional career since he was a 20-year-old neophyte grinder with the Nashville Predators in 2002-03.
Now a handsomely paid winger on the top line of a playoff team, Hartnell has fallen well below expectations.
“We haven’t that swagger in this dressing room for couple weeks now and it’s showed in our play, in the wins column. We haven’t gotten it done.
“Me personally, I don’t think I had a hit [against Vancouver] and that’s what makes me effective. It frees up some room for Carts [Jeff Carter] and Danny B [Briere] and gets guys going on the bench.
“I got to get ready to go and excuse my language, be pissed early and ready to get out there and do something effective to get guys going.”
-Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers. More on the team from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly.
via Bob McKenzie’s Twitter,
No suspension or fine for Scott Hartnell.
added 3:12pm, via Allan Walsh’s Twitter,
Just spoke to client Scott Hartnell of the Flyers. We participated in a disciplinary hearing this am. The verdict, no suspension, no fine.
Colin Campbell, the NHL’s senior executive vice-president of hockey operations, told sportsnet.ca that the league is looking into the comments.
“The League disagrees with Pat Quinn’s post-game comments and his characterization of the Souray-Iginla collision,” Campbell said in an e-mail. “I have had preliminary discussions with (Oilers GM) Steve Tambellini about Mr Quinn’s comments.”
Scott Hartnell had a 15-minute conference call with Colin Campbell, the NHL’s Lord of Disciplone, on Friday morning….
The Flyers winger denied the incident.
“We’re all pretty honest players,” said Hartnell, who was back on the ice Friday morning practicing with the Flyers. “You don’t want to be eye gouging … we’re not savages. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a savage. I just play the game hard.”
Then in the post-game, Kris Letang asked what happened and he states “go ask Hartnell”.
Watch that video below…
Most of us know some ot the NHL players participated in the PokerStars.net Charity Shootout on Wednesday in Las Vegas.
The winner was supposed to be kept a secret, since it will be shown on ESPN on a later date, but our very own commish broke the news on his radio show yesterday that Scott Hartnell won the event.
I also found this story on the Hartnell win this morning….
from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,
Flyers teammates don’t call Scott Hartnell “Samson,” but maybe they should. As the power forward’s hair has gotten longer, he’s gotten better.
The ever-thickening mane of curly brown locks hasn’t been trimmed in about 18 months, and is pushing his helmet to maximum capacity.
“It’s just kind of a fun thing I’ve been doing,” Hartnell told NHL.com. “It’s pretty crazy in the mornings, but I have fun with it. I’ve gone this far into the season, so I might as well let her go.”
continued and the Flyers will be holding a Scott Hartnell Wig Night later this month.
Find out what it’s like to be a professional hockey player on ‘Day In The Life,’ airing tonight at 7:00pm ET on the NHL Network.
from Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Scott Hartnell was tired. He couldn’t catch Tampa Bay’s Ryan Malone, who was closing in on Flyers goalie Marty Biron. So he did the first thing that came to mind.
He threw his glove at Malone, giving the Lightning veteran a penalty shot with 16 seconds remaining in a tie game.
“I kind of figured it was coming. A couple times he yelled at me for not moving my feet. I just hope he holds everyone accountable no matter what number they’re wearing on the back.
“It’s all for the team now. I was upbeat and positive cheering guys on.
Winning’s fun, even when you’re sitting.”
-Scott Hartnell of the Flyers after being benched in the 3rd period today, a victory over the New York Islanders. More from Chuck Gormley of the Courier-Post including the latest lower-body injury to Daniel Briere.
from the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Flyers forward Scott Hartnell has been suspended two games by the NHL for a blatant, dangerous head shot to Boston defenseman Andrew Alberts during Monday’s 6-3 Bruins rout at the Wachovia Center.
If you missed the video, you can see it here.
added 4:29pm, from Ken Campbell at the Hockey News,
But there is clearly a mandate in Philadelphia to drill guys first and worry about the repercussions, or concussions, later. They figure that makes them “tough to play against,” and earlier this season GM Paul Holmgren intimated that the Flyers are a better team because they’re making their mark physically on their opponents.
Of course that’s why they’re better. It has nothing to do with acquiring one of the most talented offensive players in the league in Daniel Briere, rebuilding their defense corps and getting a goalie who can actually stop the puck on occasion.
added 4:41pm, from Colin Campbell,
“It appears that Mr. Hartnell was attempting to let up on delivering a check to an opponent that was in a vulnerable position,” said NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell. “However, at the point of contact, he did deliver a blow to the head of Mr. Alberts that resulted in an injury.”
Andrew Alberts was on his knees in the neutral zone, blocking a puck near the boards. Scott Hartnell hit him and drove him into the boards.
Andrews was done for a few minutes, skated off the ice with a little assistance. Five minute major for Hartnell.
added 9:03pm, from the Sports Network via TSN,
On the play, which occurred with 5:38 remaining in the second period, Flyers forward Scott Hartnell collided with Alberts, who was sliding on his knees near the boards at center ice. Hartnell’s elbow and shoulder hit Alberts flush in the side of the head, causing it to collide with the dasher violently.
Alberts lay on the ice for several minutes, and was eventually lifted to his feet and escorted to the locker room for evaluation.
added 6:09am on 11/27/07, Video added…