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Video- Johnny Boychuk Hit On Evgeni Malkin

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

No penalty on the play, thoughts?

 

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  Tags: evgeni+malkin, johnny+boychuk

Video- Benoit Pouliot Out With A Broken Foot

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

 

You can see how the injury occurred at the :22 second mark of this game recap video.

 

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  Tags: benoit+pouliot

Video- Milan Lucic Stunned With A Punch To The Head

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Dalton Prout with one punch...

 

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  Tags: dalton+prout, milan+lucic

Leafs Waiting For April?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,

You can understand why Shanahan is keeping out of this. This season was always lost. All he wants to do is get to April. By then, he can torch Carlyle and maybe Nonis, and hire Detroit head coach Mike Babcock.

Babcock is his finish line. In the interim, he needs Carlyle and Nonis to wear this wretched season, but he also needs them to survive it.

Those two objectives only align if the team is mediocre, rather than embarrassingly awful. They’re sliding from the former to the latter.

The pressure is mounting on Shanahan to do the thing he least wants – give in to public frustration and fire Carlyle now.

Then he’d have to hire an interim coach. What if that guy won? And the fans fell in love with him? That would screw everything up.

So Carlyle is left dangling, with no word at all from his bosses. Shanahan can’t be seen supporting or denying him. Any presser he holds right now is going to be perceived as a vote of confidence or a kiss of death. Probably both. It’s an impossible bind.

In the end, all Shanahan can do is hide.

more

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Mike Babcock On The Toronto Maple Leafs

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

"They're a team that is right there with us in the standings," Babcock said. "There's nothing to pick between us and them. It's going to be an important game for them and an important game for us."

Toronto has been up and down. It won three a row recently, before losing its next three, and then pounding the Lightning.

"They can flat-out score," Babcock said. "They have good players. We've got to play. They just beat Tampa. They just beat Boston (6-1 on Nov. 12). They've lost two games badly like lots of us do. All depends on life what you focus on. They're a good team."

more including Babcock still not talking about Kindl's lack of playing time...

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Los Angeles Kings Will Now Receive Cap Relief Regarding Slava Voynov Suspension

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 21, 2014) -- The National Hockey League announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings’ Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely.

However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to permit the Kings to replace Mr. Voynov’s Salary and Bonuses pursuant to the Bona Fide Long-Term Injury Exception under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
 

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  Tags: slava+voynov

Daniel Alfredsson Retirement Announcement May Come On Monday

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

via Elliotte Friedman tweets and it makes sense...

Little more on Daniel Alfredsson: hearing he would like retirement announcement to happen as soon as Monday when Senators are in DET...

But there is possibility of a larger send-off in Ottawa. After all, it is fitting that's where on-ice portion of his career ends.

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Dallas Stars Trade Brenden Dillon To San Jose For Jason Demers And A 3rd Round Pick

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,

The Stars continued to shake up their defense Friday, sending Brenden Dillon to San Jose for Jason Demers and a third round draft pick, according to an NHL source.

Dallas already traded Sergei Gonchar to Montreal last week and lost Kevin Connauton to Columbus on waivers this week, so this makes the third defenseman to leave in the first two months of the season.

continued

Dallas Stars release is below...

Continue Reading »

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  Tags: brenden+dillon, jason+demers

Wings Not Skating Today

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

I know the Wings spent the night in Winnipeg last night and arrived in Toronto a few hours ago.

 

This from Bill Roose of DetroitRedWings.com,

Like a father who knows his child possesses great potential; Mike Babcock has been relentless in pushing Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar to achieve even more this season.

“I might be harder on Tats than anybody on the team just because I think Tats has a chance to be a real player,” Babcock said. “We’re going to hold him to that. We think he should be good every night because he‘s capable of being good every night and every shift.”

continued

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Chris Pronger’s Hall Of Fame Eligibility

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

Officially, the NHL calls Chris Pronger an active player.  He hasn't played a hockey game since 2011.  This will be his third full season without playing an NHL game.  He has been hired by the NHL in a non-hockey job in the department of player safety.  The only reason he isn't retired is so that the Philadelphia Flyers can circumvent the salary cap.  They signed Pronger to a front-loaded contract that will count against salary cap regardless of whether or not he plays unless he can be indefinitely placed on the longterm injured reserve.  He will be there until 2017 when his contract ends despite the fact he will never play another NHL and is no longer even trying to do so.  Philadelphia regains the salary cap space that would otherwise be used on Pronger with this fraud.

Had Pronger been retired for three NHL seasons he would be eligible for the Hockey Hall of Fame.  However he isn't retired on paper.  He is effectively retired.  We it not for salary cap circumvention he would be retired.  Thus the Hockey Hall of Fame had to figure out exactly how to handle his case.  Instead of saying that a player needed to be retired for three full seasons to become eligible for induction, they are interpreting things as the player must have concluded his playing career for three full seasons.  This clearly makes Pronger eligible in the 2015 group.

Chris Pronger will be an active player who works for the NHL instead of playing and has been out long enough to be inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame.  He will remain active for two more seasons after his likely induction.  Does that seem sensible to anyone?

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