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Video- Max Domi Suspended For The Remaining Preseason Games

NEW YORK (Sept. 20, 2018) – Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason for roughing Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad during NHL Preseason Game No. 29 in Montreal on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safetyannounced today.

The incident occurred at 0:56 of the third period. Domi was assessed a match penalty as well as a minor penalty for roughing.

The explanation.





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Names Disappearing From The Stanley Cup

from Dave Stubbs of NHL.com,

Four of the greatest players in NHL history are among those who are about to have their names forever removed from the Stanley Cup. And Ted Lindsay, Glenn Hall, Alex Delvecchio and Bobby Hull are entirely fine with that. They are honored to have been on the trophy for more than a half-century, carrying with them indelible memories of their teams and titles, and happy to make room for future champions.

The retirement of the top band of the Stanley Cup to the vault in the Hockey Hall of Fame later this month will remove 12 Cup-winning teams from 1953-54 to 1964-65, champions coming off to make room for a fresh bottom band that begins with the 2017-18 Washington Capitals. Beginning Friday, each day through Oct. 2, NHL.com will look at one of the teams leaving hockey's most coveted trophy.

The removal of the band also means 16 Hall of Fame players, winners of a combined 63 championships, are leaving the barrel of the trophy.


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Brendan Smith Looking For A Bounce-Back Year

from Colin Stepehnson of Newsday,

Brendan Smith was more than willing to say that, yes, he did lose weight from a year ago, when he struggled so much in the early part of the season that the Rangers eventually sent him down to Hartford in midseason.

He wouldn’t say how much weight he lost, but officially, the Rangers have the 6-2, 29-year-old defenseman listed at 195 pounds, which is 16 pounds less than the 211 he was listed at last year. Being lighter, Smith said, makes him feel quicker in a game that has continually gotten faster since he broke into the NHL in 2011.

“I feel good,’’ he said before the Rangers lost to the Flyers, 6-4, in their second game of the preseason Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. “Hopefully there’s a little bit more pep in my step because I’m lighter.’’

Smith is hoping for a major bounceback from his disastrous 2017-18 season, and the Rangers are, too. The rugged, take-no-prisoners defenseman was such a force for the Blueshirts down the stretch and during the playoffs in 2017 after he was acquired at the deadline that they rewarded him after the season with a four-year, $17.4 million free agent contract. But after signing the contract, and getting married over the summer, Smith showed up to camp overweight and things did not go well.


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The Bottom Line On Gambling

from Paul Wiecek of the Winnipeg Free Press,

They’ve yet to play a meaningful game, but already the New Jersey Devils and Las Vegas Golden Knights are the big winners of the 2018-19 NHL season.

The Devils and Knights both announced this week they have gone where no NHL team had before — signing lucrative sponsorship deals with companies that specialize in sports gambling....

So what happens now if we see American-based teams swimming in new gambling money, while Canada’s seven franchises continue to be shut out at the windows because of this country's ban on single-proposition sports betting?

On the one hand, the NHL salary cap serves as the great equalizer. No matter how much money your franchise generates, the existence of a cap means you can only spend so much of it on hockey players before you reach the limit.

In other words, while all this new gambling money will make a team such as the Knights more profitable off the ice, it won’t necessarily help make it any better on the ice.


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Name This Product

from Emily Kaplan of ESPN,

When NHL players were sent down to AHL affiliates, Sandler found the minor league trainers calling him for shipments.

There's also team-to-team marketing. In 2013, the Ducks felt good after going up 3-2 on the Detroit Red Wings in the first round, so they put in an express order for 60 cases to be delivered to Detroit. But when Detroit won back-to-back games to clinch the series, Ducks trainers didn't know what to do with the remaining 30 cases. The Red Wings trainers offered to buy them, but the Ducks gave them as a gift. A year later, the Red Wings became clients.

find out what this product is...

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Video- Max Domi With A Sucker Punch

Match penalty.


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Video- The San Jose Sharks Introduce Erik Karlsson

16 1/2 minutes long.


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The TSN Insiders Tonight

The Insiders have the latest on the continuing negotiations between William Nylander and the Maple Leafs and the other remaining RFA's and how close they might be to a new deal. They also discuss whether Erik Karlsson will sign long-term in San Jose and the future of Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky in Columbus.

Watch at TSN.

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Afternoon Line- Pete DeBoer

“He’s a world class player. When you add players with skill and speed like that to our group, it energizes the group, too. Good players want to play with good players.

“I thought the energy level of the whole group today was up because of his presence, and he came as advertised.”

-Pete DeBoer, head coach of the San Jose Sharks after Erik Karlsson's first practice.  Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News has more.

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Jake Dotchin Had One Job Over The Summer - Stay In Shape

from TSN,

The Tampa Bay Lightning made a rare move last week when they placed defenceman Jake Dotchin on waivers to terminate his contract after a material breach.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie shed some light on the situation Wednesday, revealing that Dotchin showed up weighing significantly heavier than his 2017-18 playing weight.

"I know that there have been reports out there that suggested his body fat was as high as 25 per cent. I don't know if those numbers are accurate," McKenzie told First Up on TSN 1050 Toronto. "What I can tell you, and what I do believe is accurate, is that he was a good 30 to 35 pounds above his playing weight. So I don't know what percentage body fat he was, but I can tell you that the relative expectations of what the Lightning expect him to play at versus what he showed up as, it was a good 30 pounds."


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