Posts Tagged Blake Geoffrion

Quick Hits: waviers, Geoffrion, Michalek, Oshie, Dekeyser, Grabner, Slater, Caps and Sens lines, Flames and Wings starters

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Oilers put Ben Eager on waivers. The Coyotes put Nick Johnson on waivers. The Blackhawks put Rostislav Olesz on waivers.
  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek will miss his second straight practice today because of his nagging knee injury. He is trying to avoid having surgery on it.

    “It’s not my injury. It’s a maintenance thing day by day,” said MacLean. “At some point in time, I’m not sure if they will (do surgery) or not (or whether that will be) at the end of the season. It all depends on how it goes.”

  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Blue T.J. Oshie left last night’s game in the second period with an apparent rib injury. Oshie went to hit Sharks Brent Burns but ended up on the ice in pain. Alex Steen was held out last night. The Blues could be interested in college free agent Dan Dekeyser.
  • Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals lines:  Hendricks-Backstrom-Ovechkin. Fehr-Johansson-Brouwer. Chimera-Ribeiro-Perreault/Ward. Volpatti/Wolski-Beagle-Crabb.
  • Ken Warren via twitter: Senators lines: Latendresse-Smith-Alfredsson, Greening-Turris-Silfverberg, Condra-O’Brien-Stone, Daugavins-Zibanejad, Neil

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Enstrom, Braun and Brassard going overseas … Garrison improving … Geoffrion home for Thanksgiving

  • Winnipeg Sun: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom will be joining the Orebro Vipers of Sweden’s 2nd division.
  • The Fourth Period: Blue Jackets center Derick Brassard will join EC Red Bull in Austria’s Eishockey Liga.
  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Canucks Jason Garrison is finally getting over the chronic groin issues he’s had.

    “I’m progressing and coming along real well because I’m putting the work in and it’s showing,” said Garrison, who’s expected to be paired with Alex Edler, who is currently rehabbing a lower-back injury. “Each and every day it feels better and there’s no doubt in my mind I’ll be ready to go. It’s good to get more of a game-like situation [with the T-Birds] and test it under those conditions.”

  • Chris Stevenson via twitter: Canadiens Blake Geoffrion is home for Thanksgiving. He was told 3 weeks of complete rest as he recovers from a skull fracture.

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Geoffrion has surgery for depressed skull fracture … No issue if Luongo remains a Canuck … NHL-NHLPA have lunch

  • Pat Hickey vai twitter: Blake Geoffrion had surgery for a depressed skull fracture. He’s out indefinitely but is expected to make a full recovery. (video of the clean hit was posted yesterday)
  • Dan Rosen via twitter: Canucks GM Mike Gillis: “I don’t see that big of an issue if Roberto is with us. I don’t see that as an issue at all.”
  • TSN: If a new CBA gets done, and they go with a shortened schedule, how much the players will make need to be figured out.

    “It has an impact (on talks),” NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr acknowledged Friday night.

    A best case scenario is a 68 game schedule starting on December 1st. 210 games will have been cancelled and they won’t make the $3.3 billion in revenue they did last season. The NHLPA is looking to draft the deal as if there would be a 82 game schedule in year 1, the $1.833 billion in salaries last season plus 1.75%. That works out to $1.915 billion for 2012-13, but a reduction for the cancelled games would have to be figured out. Salaries would go up in the 1.75% in fixed increments each year.

    “Based on their reaction (Friday), for some reason that I don’t quite understand, they’re unwilling to do that,” said Fehr.

    The NHL would rather go off of percentages than fixed increments. The NHL offered 50-50 each year, $211 million in deferred payments, plus 2% interest to cover anticipated losses due to the lockout. The NHLPA says it would take $590 million to ‘make whole.’

  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Both sides met in small groups for lunch yesterday in New York. Bill Daly and Steve Fehr will talk today to work on logistics for their next group meeting. The owners who were at the meetings on Friday did not go to lunch with the others.

    “(The owners) want games, and we want to play — everybody has that in common, especially right now,” Marc-Andre Fleury said. “You just hope things don’t go bad and everybody stops talking.”

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Players who have taken the most boarding penalties: 2011-12 NHL Season

Next up in our look at 2011-12 penalties, are boarding leaders.

Prior lists are Charging, Fighting majors and total penalties.

Rk Player Team Pos
T1 Derek Dorsett Blue Jackets RW
Luca Sbisa Ducks D
T3 Bryan Bickell Blackhawks LW
Zack Smith Senators LW
Blake Geoffrion Canadiens LW
Jarret Stoll Kings C
Alex Burmistrov Jets C
T8 Cody McLeod Avalanche LW
Matt Martin Islanders LW
Chris Neil Senators RW
David Backes Blues C
Kyle Brodziak Wild C
Krys Barch Panthers RW
Eric Boulton Devils LW
Andy Sutton Oilers D
Brian Boyle Rangers C
Andrew Desjardins Sharks C
Warren Peters Wild C
Maxime Talbot Flyers C
Ryan Callahan Rangers RW
Bobby Ryan Ducks LW
T22 46 players are tied with 2 boarding penalties
Sources: Gus Katsaros (twitter) and CBSsports.


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The Montreal Canadiens trade Hal Gill to the Nashville Predators

The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenseman Hal Gill and a conditional 2013 5th round pick to the Nashville Predators for a 2012 2nd round pick, Blake Geoffrion and Robert Slaney.

Pierre LeBrun via twitter: If Geoffrion plays 40 games in Montreal next year, Nashville gets a 2013 5th round pick. If he plays less than 40 games, there is not pick.

Geoffrion’s grandfather was Boom-Boom Geoffrion and his great grandfather was Howie Morenz.

David Pagnotta via twitter: Predators GM David Poile “”Gill brings our team a number of elements – size, penalty-killing ability, depth on defense and playoff experience.”

Corey Pronman via twitter: On Blake Geoffrion “a defensively sound hard working player, but may just be a 4th line, fringe 3rd type of player.”

David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta notes you can never have too many good defenseman. Not only did the Predators improve, they kept Gill out of Chicago and Detroit.

Jim Diamond via twitter: Gil is expected to be in Detroit around 5, and be in the lineup for the Predators tonight.

Hal Gill

Blake Geoffrion

Robert Slaney

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Allen’s 10 early projections … Nassau vote today, Kansas City and NJ Nets owner could be paying attention … Weber’s hearing tomorrow

  • Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Allen offers 10 early projections for the upcoming season. 1. Jeff Carter and Rick Nash will score more than 75 combined goals this season. 2. Predicts the Oilers will be an “elite Pittsburgh Penguins-style contender by 2013-14.” 3. If Shane Doan isn’t re-signed during the season, he’ll be hot name at the trade deadline. 4. Ales Hemsky will lead the league in trade rumors again. 5. The Rangers and Sabres have improved and should move up the standings. Some think the Capitals and Penguins will drop, Allen doesn’t. 6. Best bargain goaltending: Tomas Vokoun ($1.5 million), Jonathan Quick ($1.8 million) and Jimmy Howard ($2.25 million). 7. The Predators will acquire a top 6 scoring forward. Cory Stillman and Sergei Samsonov are free agents, or they could go the trade route with teams looking so shed some salary. 8. The Lightning will give up 20 to 25 less goals due to having Dwayne Roloson for the entire season. 9. Predators Blake Geoffrion will be in the rookie of the year race. 10. Sabres owner Terry Pegula will be the teams MVP this year.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Nassau County referendum vote for a new arena is today. If they don’t get a positive vote for a new arena, the team could be up for sale. Would NJ Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov want to buy the club and bring it to Brooklyn? The new arena being built in Brooklyn will be ready for the 2012-13 season, and could fill 44-60 dates.
  • Peter Grathoff of the Kansas City Star: If votes go in the way of not building the new arena in Nassau County, it could one day increase the chances of moving them to Kansas City. The Islanders lease expires at the Nassau Coliseum in 2015.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Shea Weber’s arbitration hearing is tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., and both sides have filed their written briefs. After briefs are filed, it sometimes speeds up negotiations to get a deal done before the hearing.
  • Kelly Friesen via twitter: Word is that the Blues would like Jaden Schwartz to play with the Tri-City Americans but he’d rather stay at Colorado College.

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