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#2498587 James Neal Cross-Check to Glendening's Head [GIF] - Suspension?

Posted by Smite on 21 March 2014 - 08:50 AM

as per Khan



Ansar Khan ‏@AnsarKhanMLive  21m

No hearing is scheduled for David Legwand for his butt-ending major on Evgeni Malkin last night, an NHL spokesman said this morning.

#2497486 Legwand to Detroit for Eaves, Jarnkrok + cond 3rd/2nd

Posted by Smite on 20 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

Nashville Predators Recall Calle Jarnkrok From Milwaukee




Nashville, Tenn. – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has recalled forward Calle Jarnkrok (KAHL-leh YAHRN-krohk) from Milwaukee (AHL). He is expected to make his NHL debut tomorrow night when the Predators take on the Calgary Flames (8 p.m. CT, FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game).

#2497326 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Smite on 19 March 2014 - 04:04 PM

@asktheduffer: #Leafs Carlyle on #redwings: "I thought interference was supposed to be called in the NHL. We felt there was a lot of interference."

@asktheduffer: #leafs Carlyle on #redwings: "When you go in to forecheck, they step in front of people, holding people up."

@asktheduffer: #leafs Carlyle on #redwings: "Youve got give them credit. They disguised it. They did a better job than we did."


*plays air guitar*


Not like I had a lot of respect for Carlyle before the HBO 24-7. But seeing that these comments does not surprise me. His bully mentality with his no one plays fair attitude.


When he told his centermen to hack someone after loosing a draw cause you got beat was a sign of his poor sportsmanship. 


When your coach or leader is a crybaby, your team is a crybaby. 


Stay classy Toronto.

#2497320 Ferraro: An incredible night for landon and my family

Posted by Smite on 19 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

TSN article 





I am incredibly lucky in life - fabulous wife, four awesome sons and a great job.

Every once in awhile, it seems like life lets dreams become real - and that is a gift.

I had one of those moments in Detroit on Tuesday. My son, Landon, played his first NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, his favourite boyhood team.

When he phoned me to say he had been called up, I had so many visions of him as a little boy, pretending to be Mats Sundin, the joy we shared in going to the rink and the disappointments along the way.

As all parents know, nothing deflates you like a tough day for your child, nothing makes you happier than their success.

I happened to be flying to Toronto anyways - for a TSN game the next day - so when I got off the plane, I looked for a text from Landon whether he was in the lineup or not. He knew he would be in warm-up and that was enough for me to hop on another flight. And when I got there for warm-up, I saw he was on a line and knew his dream (and mine) was about to become reality.

My last game in the NHL - in May of 2002 - was in Detroit. Now Landon's first game was going to be in the same arena. I can see the post where Landon and his brother, Matt were waiting for me post-game; we all knew my career was done. Full circle stuff.

When the Wings came out of the tunnel, I was looking for that familiar skating stride and there he was. An NHL player. I have to say, the tears came pretty quickly. He played well, just under 10 minutes. I will never forget this night.

What an incredible night for our family, and in particular, for Landon. I'm so proud.

Share you thoughts with Ray Ferraro on Twitter at @rayferrarotsn.




#2497236 I am not a fan of the Sharks, but I applaud this.

Posted by Smite on 19 March 2014 - 09:47 AM



this gave me goosebumps.

#2497230 Maple Leafs 2 @ Red Wings 3

Posted by Smite on 19 March 2014 - 09:33 AM


From Toronto Star:





I could not believe this, if the game was reversed last night I would be mad at the defense for all the odd man rushes caused by pitching.


1st goal unlucky bounce of the stick.


2nd goal was a goal scorers goal. He could of had a better angle.


The 3 goal that is the goal that leaf nation was the most mad about is the most funny. If Alfie missed that I would have been mad. he is a goal scorer you don't miss on those shots. this is not Miller of Abby shooting. It was someone who is paid to score goals. 

#2495080 Red Wings have Recalled Pulkkinen from Grand Rapids

Posted by Smite on 14 March 2014 - 09:15 AM

Great Videos.


In the Holy sniper the first goal reminds me of the Yzerman's 1996 double OT goal. just a beauty.  


The rest of the videos remind me Brett Hull. hopefully he can be as sneaky. In the minors you get that much time to shoot the puck.... Not in the bigs. those shooting lanes close up quickly.


Here's rooting for ya kid! 



#2489163 Official 2014 NHL Trade Deadline Thread

Posted by Smite on 04 March 2014 - 02:13 PM

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#2487819 Why did Franzen get 10 min game misconduct?

Posted by Smite on 28 February 2014 - 01:32 PM

I don't know why he got the penalty, but I was watching a video of the incident and there's a really funny exchange between Franzen and the Ref. The video is here:




The Ref is leading him off at :40 and for some reason he keeps patting Franzen's butt. You can see Franzen get really annoyed at :50. Maybe he just didn't like being led off, but it looks to me like he just doesn't like butt pats as much as BottleofSmoke.

Earlier in the game he took a face-off with that same linesman and gabbed the NHL patch on his shirt. or copped a quick feel.


In any case Franzen cracks me up all the time with his awkwardness. Remember when he grabbed kayne's mouth guard. 

#2486563 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Smite on 24 February 2014 - 04:41 PM

Canada and Sweden demonstrate true sportsmanship


TORONTO – After Team Canada defeated Sweden 3-0 to win gold in men’s hockey at the Winter Olympics Sunday, you’d think there would be some hard feelings and nasty words being flung around. Maybe an “In your face!” or “Take that Sweden!” Especially on social media sites like Twitter.


Turns out both countries have gracious fans who, instead of trash-talking each other, showed true sportsmanship as the hashtag #hardtotrashtalkCanada trended in Sweden, while #hardtotrashtalkSweden trended in Canada.

#2486545 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Smite on 24 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

I have a hard time believing anything Kypreos believes or is told. 


I think he took one to many punches to the head.

#2485614 USA-Canada Thread

Posted by Smite on 20 February 2014 - 03:55 PM

I am Canadian and for the first time, I actually feel bad for the US team.


in 2010 it was easy not to feel bad after hearing the US team placed a Canadian flag in the middle of the dressing room to walk over before going on and coming off the ice. I do not know who came up with that idea but it was not very smart. 


4 years later and water under the bridge we meet again. Unlike the round robin game I think the US team played significantly better and deserved this win. But as Don Cherry has said in the past the hockey gods were in Canada's corner. The empty net post to surviving the first minute of OT (how did that puck did not go in?) 


So as a typical Canadian, Sorry Eh. See you again in 4 years.

#2483906 Official 2014 Olympic Hockey Thread (Admin warning #316)

Posted by Smite on 14 February 2014 - 03:14 PM

I noticed that too! At first I thought they were going alphabetically back when Canada was tied with Norway for medals. But now it's pretty obvious they're just keeping Canada as #3 regardless of the medal count. Ridiculous. Inferiority complex much? lol

For as long as I know, going back to about Albertville, it Metal Standing goes by golds than tie breaker is silver and than bronze


I have only followed Canadian media, but looking at the official Olympic site http://www.sochi2014.com/en 


Seems like the rest of the world does the same........ what does this remind me of..... ohhh the metric system. All kidding aside I have never seen why they would count like that. 

#2481664 Steven Stamkos will not play for Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

Posted by Smite on 06 February 2014 - 10:59 AM


Martin St-Louis has been named to the #TeamCanada roster for #Sochi2014, replacing Steven Stamkos.


#2480605 Gustav Nyquist named to Team Sweden

Posted by Smite on 03 February 2014 - 02:28 PM



Not a real surprise from his play as of late.



Tre Kronor @Trekronorse

Pär Mårts har tagit ut Gustav Nyquist, fw Detroit Red Wings i #TreKronors OS trupp. Han ersätter skadade Johan Franzén. #twittpuck