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Video- Sidney Crosby Leaves Game After Hit Along The Boards

The first period is over and Crosby has not returned.


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Video- Sportsnet Feature On Mark Scheifele

via Sportsnet YouTube page,

Mark Scheifele spends almost every waking moment talking, or thinking about hockey and when it comes to success, he’ll do anything and everything to be considered one of the league’s best.


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We Had Another Clock Issue Today

via Darren Dreger tweets,

Clock slow to start beginning of 2nd in LA. 6 second delay. Adjustment made, but not enough. Kings scored end of period with 2 sec left...

...obviously had the clock functioned properly the late goal wouldn't have been scored.

My understanding is the Senators have already contacted the NHL in protest of the Kings 3rd goal because of clock issue.

In 2012, Doughty scored the GWG vs CBJ when clock was paused with 1.8 seconds. Deemed human error. CBJ protested.

fyi, the Kings won4-1

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No Protection For Carey Price

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

It’s unfortunate the best goalie in the world had to defend himself after getting run over twice during Thursday night’s 5-2 win over the New Jersey Devils at the Bell Centre. If you were wondering where his teammates were to defend him, you have to think Price was wondering the same thing when he decided to start pummelling Kyle Palmieri with his blocker after the Devils forward crashed into him in the first period with the Canadiens leading 2-1. New Jersey’s first goal came when Adam Henrique knocked both the puck and Price into the net.

When Price got run over the second time he had had enough. While the goalie pounded Palmieri, Canadiens defenceman Jeff Petry looked like he was actually trying to protect the Devil. After Saturday’s morning skate in Brossard, Petry said he was really trying to keep Price from getting a major penalty.

“At first, I really didn’t know how to react,” Petry said, “but then I just wanted to try and pull (Palmieri) out of there so there was no … further penalty I guess you would say.”...

There was talk when the Canadiens acquired Shea Weber in exchange for P.K. Subban last summer that opponents would no longer be running into Price. In reality, players will continue to crash Price’s crease unless the NHL does more to protect its goalies — or the goalie’s teammates do it themselves. Weber had only one hit in 23:05 of ice time against the Devils.


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Saturday Night Hockey Notes

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Gary Bettman should change his title. He isn’t really the commissioner of the sport. He is the commissioner of the owners. Rarely does he speak or act for fans or players.

- An NHL coach asks this question: If the Maple Leafs truly want to make the playoffs, why are Brooks Laich and Milan Michalek in the minors?

- When I wrote here months back that the Leafs were concerned with William Nylander’s intensity, passion and compete level, the usual suspects assaulted me for knowing nothing. Now Mike Babcock is more than hinting the same thing and the noise-makers have gone particularly quiet.

- What’s happened to Cory Schneider? He has allowed 26 goals in New Jersey in his past seven starts. His goals against are up. His save percentage is down.

- An NHL coach figures that eventually Edmonton will have to play Leon Draisaitl with Connor McDavid, converting him from centre. “You need someone to match McDavid’s talent and speed. Draisaitl is close to that. When they do that, they’ll be unstoppable.”


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Talk About An Agenda

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

...I mean, it’s hard to know what to make of this file. At one point, Bettman — who’s referred to as Commissioner Bettman, no relation to Commissioner Gordon, throughout — is quoted as saying: “This was never intended to be a negotiation,” which is hilarious because Bettman lives to negotiate, and with the Olympics he gets to negotiate with the IIHF, the IOC, the BOG and the NHLPA all at the same time. This is Gary’s fantasy come true.

He also uses the word, “fatigue,” to describe the owners’ attitude about this ongoing debate.

If it’s any consolation, the owners aren’t alone there.

So, if you just called up this story as you browsed the internet, you’d have questions about its objectivity. You’d wonder if there was an agenda. You’d ask if it represented a pre-determined point of view. But then you’d see the story is posted on NHL.com, and, suddenly, you’d have an answer to all those questions.

Speaking of agendas, we’re going to come clean here. It’s been a crummy couple of weeks at our newspaper. Hell, it’s been a crummy couple of years. We’re fighting to maintain our share of the market and it’s a tough battle. This is hardly a revelation.

But it doesn’t make it any easier when we’re competing against in-house writers, rights-holders who pretend they’re impartial and anyone whose coverage and access is determined by a business arrangement.


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Video- What Was Mark Borowiecki Thinking?

The first period between Ottawa and Los Angeles was a bit chipy, probably due to the hit by Borowiecki.

02:38 Ottawa Mark Borowiecki - Boarding Major - 5 minutes
08:14 Los Angeles Matt Greene - Fighting - 5 minutes
08:14 Ottawa Mark Borowiecki - Fighting - 5 minutes
08:23 Los Angeles Andy Andreoff - Roughing - 2 minutes
10:53 Ottawa Chris Neil - Fighting - 5 minutes
10:53 Los Angeles Jordan Nolan - Fighting - 5 minutes


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Rest In Peace Bill Dineen

from NHL.com,

Bill Dineen, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Detroit Red Wings who later coached the Philadelphia Flyers and had three sons play in the NHL, died Saturday in Lake George, N.Y. He was 84.

Dineen also coached two Calder Cup-winning teams in the American Hockey League and is a member of the AHL Hall of Fame.

"During his time as a player and coach, and in the values he instilled in his family, Bill Dineen created a legacy of greatness in the American Hockey League that still resonates today," said David Andrews, AHL president and chief executive officer. "Our deepest condolences go out to the entire Dineen family at this time."

Dineen, born Sept. 18, 1932, in Arvida, Quebec, joined the Red Wings as a 21-year-old rookie in 1953-54 and had his best NHL season with 17 goals and 25 points, then played 12 games during Detroit's run to the Cup. He was part of Detroit's 1955 Cup-winning team, finishing the regular season with 10 goals and 19 points.


Below, watch AHL Hall of Fame Induction video for Bill Dineen in 2014.

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Video- Max Domi Out With Upper-Body Injury

Today the Arizona Coyotes placed Max Domi on IR and listed him as week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

Check out his left eye after this fight with Garnet Hathaway on Thursday night.


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An App For Hockey

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

The telephone, the object with the funny dial and coiled cord that some of us employed in romantic pursuits with varying degrees of success, is a relic. Now, as Chris Heidelberger explains, young people open Snapchat on their phones to initiate the quest of companionship.

“From a parent’s perspective, you went from reluctantly giving it to them for convenience to, ‘It’s inevitable. They’re going to be behind if they don’t get it,’ ” said Heidelberger, a father of three, of the eventual parental concession to children’s mobile connectivity requests. “I have a 15-year-old now — a great, fun kid. If he’s not studying or playing hockey, he’s doing Snapchat or Instagram like 95 percent of his friends. It’s just the way it is.”

At 18 years old, Patrik Laine, Winnipeg’s goal-scoring prodigy, falls right into this window. Laine, like all of his peers, grew up with his phone with a greater level of engagement, for example, than 33-year-old teammate Chris Thorburn or 49-year-old coach Paul Maurice.

As the league trends younger toward players such as Laine, connectivity will run even deeper. With each passing season, the NHL will welcome players who are not just handy with their phones but practically helpless without them.

So it stands to reason that players will turn to their swiping fingers for all the information they require. This is where Heidelberger, as a CEO as well as a parent, believes he’s uncovered a demand at the rink.

continued plus more hockey topics...

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