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Evgeni Malkin won't be in the All-Star game

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 22, 2015 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Evgeni Malkin will not take part in the All-Star game festivities as he is nursing an undisclosed injury.


Malkin was apparently hurt in the Penguins' game on Tuesday night against the Flyers and was a game-time decision Wednesday against the Blackhawks. It comes as no surprise that the Penguins would want to be cautious with their superstar center. He ha...

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Toronto Maple Leafs should trade for Ryan O'Reilly

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 19, 2015 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Toronto Maple Leafs fans are showing increasing irritation with the current core of the hockey club. It is evident that player changes will be occurring soon... GM Dave Nonis earlier this month, made it clear that none of the players were free of the trade block.


If the Toronto Maple Leafs’ do pull off a trade I can't think of a better player to ad...

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Rangers, Marc Staal closing in on six-year deal

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 16, 2015 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)


Marc Staal and the New York Rangers talking contract extension



The deal is not yet done, but the Rangers and Marc Staal are making progress toward a contract extension that would keep the alternate captain in New York for the next six years, The Post has learned.

 


A well-placed source said there had been “a productive meeting” her...

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Pekka Rinne expected to miss 3-5 weeks

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 15, 2015 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Pekka Rinne (knee) is expected to be sidelined for three-to-five weeks.


That timetable was given after he visited with a doctor on Thursday. Pekka Rinne is slated to be re-evaluated after the All-Star break. Nashville brought up Marek Mazanec on Thursday to replace Rinne on the roster.


He suffered a sprained knee in the th...

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Fantasy Hockey: Replacing Jimmy Howard

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 13, 2015 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Jimmy Howard (groin) is expected to miss the next two-to-four weeks.


An ultrasound revealed that Howard has a slight groin tear. The timing on his injury means that he'll miss the All-Star Game, but at the same time, that means a decent chunk of his recovery will take p...

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Could a goalie win the Hart Trophy in 2014-15?

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 12, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

When Jose Theodore won the Hart Trophy in 2002, the last time a goalie was the “player judged most valuable to his team,” there were two things that made it possible.

 


First, obviously, Theodore was really good. He had a .931 save percentage for the Montreal Canadiens and made a league-high 1,836 stops. Without their goalie, there’s very little chance the Habs, who were outshot by an average of 31.7 to 25.5, would’ve made ...

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Dave Nonis on the Leafs' coaching change

Posted by Landon Ewaniuk on January 7, 2015 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On if he felt Carlyle's message wasn't getting through:

 

We felt that - one of the things you've heard me say since training camp - we needed to see some sort of consistency. We'd all agree that we've had some good periods and good stretches, but I don't think I can stand here in front of you and say we've been consistent. As recent as the last couple of games, we were happy with our game in Boston, played pretty well in Minnesota and had tough games in between. We ju...

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