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The Men’s Olympic Hockey Tournament Is Missing Star Flavor

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from Dan Burns of Reuters,

The men’s ice hockey tournament at the Pyeongchang Games might not have turned out to be a gourmet meal so far with the absence of NHL players, but it has not entirely been without flavor, the International Ice Hockey Federation chief said on Saturday.

The fact that Sunday’s gold medal game will feature the one elite team in the tournament - the Olympic Athletes from Russia - playing a surprise finalist in Germany rather than another hockey powerhouse like Canada or Sweden only adds to the unique nature of this year’s Games, IIHF President Rene Fasel said.

“You don’t need caviar every day. I mean you can also live with leberkase and weisswurst, and yesterday was a day like this,” Fasel said of Germany’s semi-final upset over Canada to reach the final.

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Tracking The Coach’s Challenge

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provided by the NHL PR department

204 Coach’s Challenges | 126 upheld | 78 overturned

· 130 for goalie interference | 88 upheld | 42 overturned (36 to “no goal” / 6 to “goal”)

· 16 initiated by Situation Room for goalie interference | 13 upheld | 3 overturned

· 45 for offside | 14 upheld | 31 overturned (all to “no goal”)

· 13 initiated by Situation Room for offside | 11 upheld | 2 overturned (all to “no goal”)

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NHL Short Notes

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NHL Morning Skate


FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

Minnesota 4, NY RANGERS 1

Pittsburgh 6, CAROLINA 1

Winnipeg 4, ST. LOUIS 0

CHICAGO 3, San Jose 1

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Derick Brassard Is Officially A Member Of The Pittsburgh Penguins

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from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Derick Brassard in a three-team trade with the Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

The Penguins also received a 2018 third-round draft pick and prospect forward Vincent Dunn from the Senators; and the Pens also received prospect forward Tobias Lindberg from the Golden Knights.

Pittsburgh traded defenseman Ian Cole, goalie Filip Gustavsson, a 2018 first-round draft pick and a 2019 third-round selection to the Senators.

The Penguins sent forward Ryan Reaves and a 2018 fourth-round draft pick originally acquired from Vancouver to the Golden Knights. Vegas is also retaining 40% of Brassard's salary this season.

Brassard is signed through the 2018-19 season, and he carries an average annual value of $5 million.

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Ottawa release is below...

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Evening Line- Ken Warren

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At this point, it’s a circus, fast becoming a crisis situation for passionate Senators fans, who appear to have reached their breaking point with owner Eugene Melnyk. As the weekend arrived, they were wondering if they had already seen their captain play his final game for the team.

-Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen where you can read more on this topic.

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Gary Bettman On The 2022 Olympics

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from Sonny Sachdeva of Sportsnet,

“I don’t know that we want to go to China,” Bettman said Friday of the 2022 Games in Beijing while speaking on a panel at the 2018 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. “I think going to the Olympics is incredibly disruptive on a season.”...

While it appears Bettman and the league are still hesitant to allow their players to take time away from the NHL to participate in the international tournament, the commissioner did present one alternate option for the IOC.

“I’ve asked the IOC, I said ‘Why don’t you put us in the summer?’” Bettman said. “You know, just for you history buffs, that the first participation of hockey in the Olympics was in 1920 in Antwerp in the Summer Games. We’d be happy to go in the summer.

“I’m sure the players would be thrilled to go in the summer.”

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Derick Brassard Headed To Pittsburgh

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added 2:42pm,

 

 

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Videos- Post-Practice Talk

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

Jeff Blashill and Anthony Mantha spoke with the media after today's practice.

Watch below...

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It Matters Canada

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from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

These are the games you never forget.

It doesn’t matter who you are and where you play. It doesn’t matter that nobody knows your name or your background. It doesn’t matter that this wasn’t the Team Canada we wanted or you wanted on the ice.

It matters that they lost, to Germany, fricking Germany, who didn’t qualify for the last Olympics, and lost the opportunity to play for gold in hockey, not being defeated. Beating themselves.

It matters that they lost and these players we’ve barely come to know will live with this undisciplined defeat, this game lacking direction and common hockey sense, and they will carry this 4-3 loss around with them, probably for the rest of their lives.

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The Wings Are Practicing Today

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Dana Wakiji tweets.

Green back in practice today at BELFOR Training Center.

Mantha wearing the full face shield.

While #RedWings Zetterberg and Green are practicing, Abdelkader and Tatar are not.

added 12:46pm, Wakiji...

Mantha May have a facia fracture, going for second opinion, but will be able to play with the full face shield.

added 12:50pm, Okay, you may get a laugh out of this one...

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