Red Wings Sign Nabokov, Will Test Waivers
The Detroit Red Wings have signed 35-year old netminder Evgeni Nabokov to a deal for the remainder of this season. The former San Jose Sharks’ goalie must be placed on waivers Friday where he can be claimed by any other NHL team. With several teams experiencing inconsistencies in goal and dealing with injuries, Nabokov could very well be swiped from under Ken Holland’s nose.
Fleischmann Out For Season
Tough break for the Avalanche and for Tomas Fleischmann as he’ll be out for the rest of the season with a pulmonary embolism.
Have You Heard The News? J.S. Giguere is Willing to Waive His NTC
Call him the anti-Tomas Kaberle; J.S. Giguere has said he’s open to the possibility of a trade and would waive his no-trade clause for the right deal. In more words, Giguere is saying ‘get me the hell out of here’.
TSN has avoided casting themselves in the biggest heel turn since LeBron James took his talents to South Beach as Rogers Sportsnet has reportedly come to terms with Damien Cox. The embattled Toronto Star columnist will retain his role with the newspaper in addition to joining Sportsnet’s hockey panel and Prime Time Sports radio program.
Glencross Gets Off Easy, Did the NHL Blow This One?
Curtis Glencross of the Calgary Flames escaped punishment with nothing more than a fine for his hit/push on Minnesota’s Clayton Stoner. Hockey Wilderness are not happy with the decision, and provide some quality reasoning on why the NHL may have missed an opportunity to send a message:
“Having been suspended once, fined another time, Glencross would certainly be smart enough to walk on egg shells for awhile, let the heat cool down, and keep his nose clean. Lord knows, he wouldn’t want to be suspended again, and miss the superb season the Flames are having. Never again would Curtis Glencross wish to cross paths with the NHL disciplinary system. Right? Well… so far, so good.”
Henrik Sedin Pulls Forsberg Shootout Move in a Game!
Hanzal’s High Stick Goal Angers Kings, Terry Murray
What’s a night in the NHL without a little controversy? Kings head coach Terry Murray was rather upset after a review of what appeared to be a goal scored with a high stick by Martin Hanzal was ruled a good goal. As Greg Wyshynski points out at Puck Daddy, it’s not the first controversial call on a review that the Kings have found themselves in this season. They had a Ryan Smyth goal called back after a review declared it a high stick back in November.
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