Around the Boards: Hemsky done for the year, Changes coming for the ‘Canes, Kaleta getting suspended?


  • Derek Van Diest of Sun Media: So much for all the talk that Ales Hemsky could be trade bait for the Edmonton Oilers, as Hemsky is done for the season. He’ll have surgery on a lorn labrum and be out at least 6 months. It’s a big blow to the Oilers as Hemsky had 7 goal, 15 assists for 22 points in 22 games.
  • Chip Alexander for the Raleigh News & Observer: Changes are most likely on the way for Hurricanes after a 5-15-5 start to the season. It can’t be a complete fire sale as they still need to put people in the seats, but youth movement needs to take place.
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: It looks like the Sabres Patrick Kaleta will receiving a suspension (or should be) for hitting Flyers Dman, Jared Ross, from behind. Jones left the game with concussion like symptoms. It’s only a matter of time before someone knocks Kaleta’s block off.

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  1. #1 by Jeff at November 28th, 2009

    Kaleta is lucky he didnt get killed right then and there. It was a brutal hit and he should be suspended for a number of games.

    Rivet got hurt too, late in the game. He had fought twice already in the game.

  2. #2 by Derek at November 28th, 2009

    I’m on the fence with this hit…Kaleta didn’t jump or even skate fast, he just leaned into a player who turned his back at the last moment. His history will probably condemn him though.

  3. #3 by Jeff at November 28th, 2009

    I likely reacted to the impact of Ross’s face into the glass. Was a brutal result, either way.

  4. #4 by justtruth18 at November 28th, 2009

    You have got to be kidding me..Kaleta is a usual suspect who does this kind of thing just to instagate a minor retaliation penalty for a guy like Riley Cote.

    I can’t wait for the day he tries to turtle against a guy like Chara and gets thrown around, Mccabe style…

  5. #5 by x-men at November 28th, 2009

    Just like czazy old Cherry is always saying, players need to pay attention on the ice and take a hit rather than turn their back…

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