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VIDEO: Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove and Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner – Oct. 5th

Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove

Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner

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NHL Video: Should Justin Abdelkader be suspended for his hit on Toni Lydman?

Bob McKenzie: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader will have a hearing this afternoon.

Should Abdelkader get suspended for his hit on Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman? How many games SHOULD he get? How many game WILL he get?

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Player notes involving: Luongo rumors, Selanne, Thomas, O’Reilly, Kesler, Lack, Moore and Holmstrom … Datsyuk shootout goal

  • TSN Video link: Roberto Luongo talks about the Lockout and possibility of being traded. Bob McKenzie said there is not a deal in place to trade Roberto Loungo to the Maple Leafs, but the Leafs are interested. It could take Tyler Bozak, a pick and player for the Leafs to get Luongo. Luongo may not want to go to Toronto. The Leafs will explorer other options as well. Jonathan Bernier could be available. Pang mentions that the Panthers would be interested, budget may be a concern. (If someone from TSN reads this, please enable the ‘embed’ option on your videos.)
  • The Fourth Period: The Canucks will continue to look at trading Luongo. The Maple Leafs, Blackhawks, Panthers and Oilers had been rumored to be interested before the lockout. It’s believed that the Canucks are reluctant to trade him to the Oilers or Blackhawks. Maple Leaf players that have been mentioned as possibly being included in some sort of package are: Tyler Bozak, Nikolai Kulemin, Tim Connolly, Carl Gunnarsson, Mike Komisarek, Cody Franson, Nazem Kadri and Tyler Biggs. Luongo’s preference has been to play in Florida, but the Panthers haven’t been willing to part with what the Canucks want in return.
  • Eric Stephens via twitter: Teemu Selanne said he hasn’t decided on whether this will be his last year and only worried “here and there” about his NHL career being over because of the lockout. Selanne: ”Either way, I would be a happy camper. But obviously, of course, you always want to play your last game.”
  • Toronto Sun: Bob McKenzie tweeted yesterday that Tim Thomas still doesn’t plan on playing this year: ”As of now, subject to usual ‘could change mind later’ qualifiers, Tim Thomas is not interested in ending his self-imposed hockey exile.” McKenzie added that Thomas has no intention of fulfilling the final year of his 4 year, $20 million deal. The Bruins will be on the hook for his $5 million cap hit as he signed his contract after he was 35.
  • Adrian Dater via twitter: The Avalanche are not able to negotiate with Ryan O’Reilly yet. Ratification from the league is needed before teams can negotiate.
  • TSN: There is still no timetable for Canucks Ryan Kesler to return.

    “Our goal for Ryan is that he’s able to play the next 10 years, not the next two months,” Kesler’s agent Kurt Overhardt said. “We are working with the club closely on his recovery and we are all on the same page.”

  • Dan Murphy via twitter: Canucks Eddie Lack is still out with a groin injury he suffered on November 27th. He is expected to meet with Canucks doctors soon.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman John Moore had been out with a concussion. He has been cleared to resume skating and could be ready for the start of the season.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Tomas Holmstrom is expected to announce his retirement soon. He has already told the Wings, but they did not want to announce it during the lockout.
  • Dave Molinari via twitter: Though not official, it may be unlikely that the Penguins invite any junior players to camp as there are no jobs open for them.
  • Pavel Datsyuk amazing shootout goal.

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More informational sessions today, could lead to bargaining … 2 AHLers’ suspensed … Video: sweet shootout goal

  • David Pagnotta via twitter: There is a lot of info in the NHL’s offer that the NHLPA needs to go over. It will take some time for official negotiating to get going.
  • Eric Stephens via twitter: Bill Daly last night on talks resuming this [morning], ”No bargaining yet. We’ll see where it goes tomorrow.”
  • TSN: There will be at least 3 informational sessions today. Some participants will be via a conference call, others are face-to-face. Dreger noted that that the informational discussions may lead to bargaining today. No bargaining took place yesterday.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Sources are saying that once the NHL season starts or is cancelled, the Devils will refinance the teams debt. Brick City LLC shares will be transferred to Jeff Vanderbeek, who will then own 94% of the team. Peter Simon will own the remaining 6%. The deal is basically done, needing just the be reviewed by NHL attorneys, who are obviously preoccupied with the lockout.
  • Joe Haggerty via twitter: Haggerty is hearing that some NHL staff have been called to their respective cities for a mid-January start.
  • AHL: Bridgeport forward Brett Gallant as suspended for 3 games for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to start an altercation. Connecticut defenseman Dylan McIlrath was suspended for 2 games for elbowing.
  • A nasty move by Mike Ratchuk in a shootout.

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Walsh defends Brassard for leaving Red Bull … Videos: Fehr and Daly talk about the lockout

  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Derick Brassard left his Austrian team without their permission, agent Allan Walsh had this to say: ”Derick Brassard is the 5th NHL player to sign with Red Bull this season and the 5th player to leave within 3 weeks of arrival. Talk to Tobias Enstrom, David Clarkson, Derek Dorsett or any of Red Bull’s current players. There is no more unprofessional organization in all of Europe. The club is misrepresenting the facts in an attempt to justify to their fans and media why NHL players keep leaving.”
  • Fan 590 Radio (Audio): Click the link to listen to Don Fehr on the Jeff Blair show yesterday morning, talking about the vote on disclaimer of interest, a deadline showdown, and lack of negotiations.
  • Jeff Simmons of Bill Daly was on Hockey Central @ Noon yesterday. (Don Fehr was on the Fan 590 before this interview)

    “I don’t think there is a date circled,” Daly said of a potential drop-dead date for a new deal. “Obviously as we’re moving towards end of December, we have to get realistic on how many games we can play. (Gary Bettman) is on record saying we’re not looking to playing less than 48 games.”

    “They proposed compliance buyouts. They proposed a cap on escrow. Those are all money outside the system. In addition to the $300 million that we’re giving on top of the 50-50 that makes it not 50-50, they’re asking for more dollars outside of the system … Until we settle all the financials, to suggest we have a 50-50 split is wrong and not accurate.”

  • Jeff Simmons on Don Fehr spoke again yesterday about the lockout before last night’s charity hockey game.

    “(We aren’t talking) because the owners have not indicated a desire to resume,” the NHLPA’s executive director said Wednesday night before a charity game. “We’ve indicated any number of times that we’re willing to resume when they are (and) we’re willing to resume without preconditions. …

    “So we’re waiting to hear back from them.”

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Video: Don Fehr’s 2nd press conference and Gary Bettman, Bill Daly press conference

Don Fehr’s 2nd press conference after NHL rejected the NHLPAs offer.


Gary Bettman and Bill Daly’s press conference: part 1


Gary Bettman and Bill Daly’s press conference: part 2


Gary Bettman and Bill Daly’s press conference: part 3

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Video of Gary Bettman’s and Don Fehr’s press conferences from Oct. 18th

Gary Bettman after the NHL rejected the NHLPA’s offer yesterday.

Don Fehr after the NHL rejected their 3 proposals.

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Video of Gary Bettman’s and Don Fehr’s press conferences from today

Gary Bettman’s press conference after the NHL presented the NHLPA a new CBA offer.

Don Fehr after the NHL presented the NHLPA an offer.

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NHL – ‘Together We Can’ #nolockout


McKenzie’s take on Staal … Parenteau to free agency … Doughty in trouble … Burke on draft and goalies … Sabres dangling picks … Rutherford video

Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie’s take on the Jordan Staal situation: “PIT doesn’t want to trade him, wants to sign him and may make him a long-term (7 to 10 yrs maybe?) offer.” … “At that point, it would be up to Staal to commit long term to Pens or not sign. If it’s not, PIT would have to explore trade options.” … “IF outcome is trading Staal, PIT’s return/field of teams SEVERELY limited by fact Staal 1 yr from UFA. No team pays big for 1 yr rental.”

Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Sources in New York are saying that it appears P.A. Parenteau is headed to free agency.

Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider: According to reports in the LA Times and Daily Breeze, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty allegedly forced a 25 year old women into a cab and then sexually assaulted her at her place. “Per the Daily Breeze, Higgins said Doughty said the encounter was consensual. Per the Times, Higgins said that the accuser has been “less than cooperative” and that “credibility problems” have been found in her story. Doughty has not been charged with a crime. Doughty’s lawyer, Craig Renetzky, posted on Twitter that that case is under review by the District Attorney’s office and that “a charging decision will be made in the next few days.”

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Brian Burke on keeping 5th overall pick,

“I fully expect that,” Burke told “We’ve had discussions with other teams that I would characterize mostly as tire kicking, nothing that we’ve had to even huddle on. Now, the way the draft works, the time frame gets very compressed as you get closer. So it’ll crank right up. Teams who haven’t even called me, I expect will call starting tomorrow. But I fully expect to keep that pick.”

Burke on if they can’t land a goalie,

“We are prepared to go forward on that basis,” Burke said. “If we can upgrade at the goaltending position, and at a reasonable price, we’ll do it. But we are prepared [to go with Reimer-Scrivens]. I believe in James Reimer. He’s young, he’s athletic, I believe in this kid. If we have to start like that, we will.”

Sabres GM Darcy Regier on if dangling picks to make a trade,

“We’d like to,” GM Darcy Regier told on Wednesday morning. “We view it as an opportunity because of the additional first-round pick and the additional second-round pick. We’ve got some flexibility. So we’re approaching this as, ‘Let’s see if we can find some opportunities with this flexibility.’ Right now, though, the costs seem to be on the high side. But we’ll see where it goes. It’s probably too early right now.”

LeBrun thinks Regier has already called the Blue Jackets about Rick Nash, and would be shocked if they didn’t call the Ducks about Bobby Ryan who may be available now. The Panthers and Jason Garrison are expected to talk again tomorrow.  The Wild don’t have any plans on trading Niklas Backstrom now that Josh Harding signed a 3 year extension.

“Not at all,” Wild GM Chuck Fletcher told “We believe we need a strong one-two punch in goal. We’ve got that with Josh and Nik. We have no interest in disrupting that. You look around the league and you see the importance of having depth in goal. That’s what we want.”

WRAL Sports – Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford – Rutherford: Priority is to get a guy to play with Staal and talk on the draft.

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A deal in place to buy the Coyotes … Radulov-Kostitsyn could return … Trade Anderson? Staal to ‘Canes makes sense … Giroux hit could get a look at

  • John Manasso of Predators coach Barry Trotz said there is a “high probability” that Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn will return for Game 5. The Predators are down 3-1 in the series and were shut out in their last game.
  • Dave Zorn via twitter: TV reports that there is a deal between the NHL and Greg Jamison to buy the Phoenix Coyotes. Gary Bettman and Jamison will be in town and have a press conference on Tuesday. David Pagnotta via twitter: The sale still needs to be approved by the Board of Governors and by Glendale City Council. Lisa Halverstadt via twitter: Sources are saying that Jamison is trying to get an item on the Glendale City Council agenda for Tuesday.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: It’s unlikely to happen, but Brennan thinks it might be a good time for the Senators to trade Craig Anderson, especially if Daniel Alfredsson is going to retire. Some of their offensive prospects still may need some time in the minors, and they may not be able to get any offensive players in free agency. Dealing from their strength, goaltending, could be an option. Putting Anderson in a package could get them a point producing forward and a defensive defenseman. The Lightning, Devils, Jets and Blue Jackets may be eager to talk. Malcolm Subban could be a draft option at #15.
  • Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail: Reasons that Jordan Staal may be dealt are the Penguins burgeoning payroll, how the new CBA may look, and that he’s 3rd on the Pens depth chart behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The Pens wouldn’t make a draft day trade with the Oilers for the #1 pick just to make a splash since the draft is in Pittsburgh. A trade to the Hurricanes to reunite with his brother Eric does make some sense. The Hurricanes have defenseman Justin Faulk, Staal wannabe Brandon Sutter (not as much offensive upside) and the 8th overall pick.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Canadiens are in discussions with the Maple Leafs to bring in Rick Dudley. A move from the Leafs to the Canadiens is complicated in that both teams have high picks in the draft, and Dudley has done the prep work on it for the Leafs. The Leafs would prefer to wait until the draft is over before Dudley became the Canadiens assistant GM.
  • The League will look at Flyers Claude Giroux’s hit on Danius Zubrus, but will a suspension come down?

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Raffi Torres suspended for 25 games

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres was suspended for 25 games for his hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa.

Tracey Myers via twitter: Coyotes GM Maloney: “Raffi plays a hard, physical game yet this contact crossed the line on what is acceptable in our game today.” … “We hope Marian Hossa makes a full and speedy recovery as we all enjoy watching him.” … “The Club accepts the NHL’s decision and will focus on our game tonight.”

Darren Dreger via twitter: Dreger says the Blackhawks do a good job at protecting injury information. He thinks that Hossa was/is seriously injured with is a key factor in the suspension. Dreger adds “25 gms doesn’t establish new standard. Next player who delivers leaping hit to the head may only get 2-3 games. This is a message to Torres.”

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