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McKenzie: Stewart “Much In Demand”

Blog: The Sabres Observer By @DaveDavisHockey

With so many pending unrestricted free agents on a losing Buffalo team, it was only a matter of time before trade rumors began popping up.

This one comes from the best of the best in reporting.

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  Tags: "bruins+chris+stewart", "chris+stewart+trade+rumors", "sabres+trade+rumors"

BONJOUR

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit

 It seems appropriate since we are in Montreal tonight. Most consider the Habs to be the greatest of the "Original Six." 24 Stanley Cups. Rocket and Pocket Rocket, Beliveau, Boom Boom Geoffrion. Those are the old guard.

The Wings countered with Abel, Lindsay, Howe, Sawchuk. Our old guard. I realize some of you aren't too familiar with some of the old names. But, history is important.

Both teams have had the great Scotty Bowman behind our respective benches. That was then.

The future is now.  We are looking at two very talented clubs tonight. My two favorite actually. Of course, the Wings being my #1. Montreal is riding high right now with a 5-1-0 record second in the overall standings.

The Wings are riding high too. Just coming off a pretty good back to back series against Toronto. The Wings are currently sitting at 3-1-1. I'll take it.

Also, safe passage to our very own Chief.

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Nathan Horton Health Update Not Good

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

The Blue Jackets aren’t ready to move on without injured right wing Nathan Horton yet.

But optimism is fading that Horton will be able to play this season, and there’s growing concern that the 29-year-old’s career might be finished.

Horton, who signed a seven-year, $37.1 million free-agent contract with the Blue Jackets in the summer of 2013, has been diagnosed with “degeneration” of the entire lumbar region of his spine, or the lower back, sources told The Dispatch.

Surgery has not been scheduled or ruled out, but it is viewed as a last resort, sources said. It’s a delicate procedure, with no guarantee of relief.

“Nathan is a frustrated kid right now,” said his agent, Paul Krepelka. “This is normally a really easygoing guy, a happy guy, but he’s just so frustrated by all of this. 

“He signed with Columbus to make an impact, to play a big role on a team that’s on the rise. He was so excited about doing it. The fact that he hasn’t been able to make any meaningful contributions is just extremely frustrating to him.”

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Dean Lombardi On The Slava Voynov Suspension

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Rich Hammond of Kings Blog at the OC Register,

After practice today, Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi met with a group of beat reporters in his office to discuss Slava Voynov’s arrest and suspension. 

Here is the first half of the transcript of what Lombardi said... 

DEAN LOMBARDI 

(On when and how he found out about Voynov...) 

"Yesterday morning, from (team executive Jeff Solomon). ... There’s phone calls going on. You’ve got NHL security and the league, Bill Daly, is calling. I don’t even know the time sequence." 

(On whether he has seen or spoken to Voynov...) 

"No. I think, obviously given the situation, you’ve got to let the process go through. I know Darryl went over there and spoke to him, as the coach. Right now, I think you’ve just got to let this process go through." 

continued and part 2 is here...

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  Tags: dean+lombardi, slava+voynov

Penguins GM Wants Marc-Andre Fleury To Be His Goalie

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

There's been much speculation about the future of Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh, if for no other reason than the goaltender is playing the final year of his contract and wasn’t extended this past summer. 

But people shouldn't read into that,Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. He doesn’t believe Fleury is going anywhere. 

"As long as I'm GM here, he's my goalie," Rutherford told ESPN.com. "My plan is to re-sign him when the time is right. When that is, I don’t know, if it’s during the year or after the year, but I do want to re-sign him. I believe in him." 

continue on for more hockry talk including Johnny Boychuk and the Islanders and the Winnipeg Jets...

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Babcock’s In Canada, You Know What That Means

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

Babcock will talk to you about a lot of things: his team, his life’s credo, probably his favourite haunts in the McGill Ghetto, around the school where he played four seasons for the Redmen three decades ago.

But the 51-year-old would not be travelling down the contract road Tuesday noon, following his team’s morning skate at the Bell Centre a few hours before the Red Wings’ game against the Canadiens....

“Last year, every time the Wings were playing on the road, you were forced to answer questions regarding Canadian teams. Are you afraid that this year is going to be the same with your contract negotiations?”

“No.”

A few moments later, with a bit of a different approach:

“Mike, you’re a popular guy here, coming from McGill, obviously every time you come here, it’s an experience for fans and people that have known you. It took everybody by surprise here knowing that you’d go into the season without a contract. What can you tell hockey fans about the situation, your situation with the organization and…”

“I can’t tell you. I can’t tell you. See ya.”

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Video- Ken Kal Previews Wings/Canadiens

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

About half way through the video, hear from Justin Abdelkader, Pavel Datsyuk and Mike Babcock.

 

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Last Chance On Long Island

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,

“Every team’s going to go through spells throughout the year when they lose some games, but the good teams find a way to not lose three, four in a row,” Okposo said. “They find a way to eliminate that, and they find a way to get points. That’s one thing that we have to learn from. It has to be this year. We have to learn now, because not playing in the playoffs isn’t fun. We want to get back there.

“Last year was tough. Once you get in the playoffs, you never want to go back (to missing them).”

Only one more chance to get back to the playoffs in Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Only one more chance to cram the fans into the old barn, to feel the shake.

“I love playing there,” Okposo said. “I love it. It’s loud. It’s intense. It’s not like some of the buildings that are brand-new and kind of dull and quiet. It’s got a lot of character.”

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Alex Galchenyuk Should Have Been Given A Penalty, Not A Goal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

Alex Galchenyuk had only touched the ice with one skate after exiting the penalty box and therefore was not deemed legally on the ice when he stole the puck off the stick of Nathan MacKinnon. 

By the letter of the law Alex Galchenyuk should have received an additional minor penalty for interference (56.2) and no goal would have resulted in what turned out to be a 3-2 Montreal victory in regulation time.

Two rules reference this play in determining when a player is deemed to be legally on the ice from either the players' bench or penalty box. First, 56.2 states that a minor penalty shall be imposed on any identifiable player on the players' bench or penalty bench who, by means of his stick or his body, interferes with the movements of the puck or any opponent on the ice during the progress of the play. In addition, should a player about to come onto the ice, play the puck while one or both skates are still on the players' or penalty bench, a minor penalty for interference shall be assessed.

continued and watch the goal below...

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  Tags: alex+galchenyuk

Randy Carlyle On Nazem Kadri

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Shawn McKenzie tweets,

Carlyle on Kadri "Is it confidence? Is it overconfidence? Is it cockiness? Is it all of those things?" Thats what you ask yourself"

Carlyle cont'd "I look at it as a strength. When you are able to not just talk it, you have to live it."

Carlyle "I'm sure he'll (Kadri) get some shifts tonight against John Tavares, so we will let the tale of the tape prove that"

If you missed what Kadri said earlier, you can read it here.

added 3:32pm, Watch Kadri talking after practice, below...

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  Tags: nazem+kadri, randy+carlyle

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