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Bad News Over The Last 100 Years In The NHL

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dean Bennett of the CP at the Vancouver Province,

In the latest edition of NHL 100, a weekly series from The Canadian Press, we examine some of the more unforgettable, sad, and sobering tales from the police blotter.

L'AFFAIRE RICHARD

On March 17, 1955, tempers boiled over at the Montreal Forum just days after fan favourite Maurice Richard had been suspended by NHL president Clarence Campbell for the balance of the season for clubbing Boston's Hal Laycoe with his stick and punching a linesman. Fans pelted Campbell with fruit and rotten vegetables. A smoke bomb went off. The game was called, fans spilled into the streets and rioted, smashing windows and beating up cab drivers. About 37 were injured and 70 arrested.

EAGLE'S LANDING

In the annals of hockey's white-collar crime, nothing matches the spectacular rise and fall of super agent Alan Eagleson.

read on

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Numbers From Last Night

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Crosby and Malkin lead the Penguins in a turn-back-the-clock high-scoring affair; Sheary, Schultz, Oshie, Eichel and more in Scott Cullen's Statistically Speaking.

The Pittsburgh Penguins rallied for an 8-7 overtime win against Washington and it was the superstars leading the charge.

Evgeni Malkin notched a hat trick and has 32 points (13 G, 19 A) in the past 23 games. He's currently third in the league with 49 points in 43 games.

continued at TSN...

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Momentum Building For The Wings?

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Turning point, the Detroit Red Wings were asked? Turn to Boston, they replied.

It speaks to how much the Wings have struggled this season that winning two straight games begets scrutiny. No one parried the question of whether back-to-back victories over Pittsburgh and Montreal will stoke a turnaround better than Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, who smiled and said, “I'm looking forward to a day off, and then we have Boston next day. That’s the longest I look.”

At least the Wings can look ahead to hosting the Bruins on Wednesday (8 p.m., NBCSN) with a bit of swagger. It was earned on the strength of beating the defending champion Penguins, 6-3, and then shutting out Atlantic Division-leading Canadiens, 1-0, on Monday.

“It’s good to see we can play both kinds of games,” Frans Nielsen said after Monday’s outing. “It’s good to see we have that ability.”

continued

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IIHF Announces Hall Of Fame Class

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from Andrew Podnieks of IIHF.com,

Former players Saku Koivu, Uwe Krupp, Angela Ruggiero, Joe Sakic and Teemu Selanne, along with builder Dieter Kalt will be inducted to the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2017.

Former Great Britain national team player and coach Tony Hand has been selected to receive the Richard “Bibi” Torriani Award.

French ice hockey executive and former player and coach Patrick Francheterre will be given the Paul Loicq Award.

The 2017 IIHF Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place in Cologne, Germany on 21 May, the final day of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

continued, includes Uwe Krupp as a builder too...

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Video- Recap Of The NHL Games Played Yesterday

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14 teams were in action yesterday.

 

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New Goalie Pants Mandatory By February 4th

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Craig Custance With The Morning Line On Thomas Vanek

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

If Detroit falls out of the playoff race before the deadline, general manager Ken Holland has to move his unrestricted free agents, including Vanek. A great fit would be in Chicago, where the Blackhawks could use some veteran help on the wing.

-Craig Custance of ESPN.  The ESPN crew discusses more players who may be available.

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Ken Holland appears on TSN 690 Montreal

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Red Wings GM Ken Holland appeared on TSN 690 Montreal's "The Morning Show" yesterday, and I'll quote TSN's summary of his 20-minute interview:

The GM of the Red Wings, Ken Holland, joined the Morning Show to talk about his goalie situation, Thomas Vanek, the plan for his team at the deadline and how he knew the Canadiens were going to be a good team.

George here: I've been ill and am going to the doctor today to get things sorted out. I should return shortly.

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Video- Jujhar Khaira With His First NHL Goal

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from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Jujhar Khaira learned hockey on the streets of Surrey, B.C., a Sikh kid and his little brother scoring their Game 7, Stanley Cup-winning goals while in runners, shooting a tennis ball.

Khaira was no different than millions of Canadian kids, except for one thing: He would go on to score on the big stage Monday night at Rogers Place. It was his first NHL goal as only the third Indo-Canadian to play in the National Hockey League, after Robin Bawa and Manny Malhotra....

When this hockey writer broke in, a story like Khaira’s belonged to a kid off the farm in Redvers, Saskatchewan, like Dean Kennedy. Or Bobby Dollas, the son of a Montreal furrier who stacked pelts all summer and made his NHL dream come true when the snow flew.

Today, it’s a kid like Khaira, a first generation Canadian whose parents came from India as children, and has to bone up on his Punjabi when he speaks to his grandparents. His brother, Sahvan, is a big defenceman for the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos.

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Another Loss For The Winnipeg Jets

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from Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun,

Perhaps the most interesting thing that came out of Paul Maurice’s post-game press conference Monday was something he didn’t say.

He didn’t say “No.”

He was asked if the reeling Jets team — which had just lost it’s fourth straight game 5-2 to the San Jose Sharks — would consider calling up veteran goalie Ondrej Pavelec to solve their crippling goaltending woes.

“Oh, we talk about all aspects of our game,” was Maurice’s only response.

So you’re saying there’s a chance?

By no means is goaltending the only problem the Jets are dealing with. They are loose in the defensive zone and have only been able to stick to their gameplan for a period here or a period there for the last week.

It has all added up to humbling losses to the Montreal Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes and Sharks and an overtime heartbreaker against the Los Angeles Kings.

continued

Watch the game highlights below...

added 8:09am, The Jets just announced Pavelec has been recalled.

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