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Pittsburgh Penguins v Ottawa Senators - Game Three

Tonight’s Senators/Penguins game will feature Cory Conacher in the pressbox instead of on the ice, which is nothing if not surprising. For one, coaches are known to be extremely superstitious, and rarely like to change their lineup after a win. Especially after a win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Read the rest of this entry »

voracek's ferrari

Jakub Voracek walked away from an accident with a truck that saw his Ferrari incur the above damage.

From Broad Street Hockey:

Jake Voracek is thankfully not injured after a terrifying car accident in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. The Flyers confirmed the news, first reported by Czech publication iSport, that Voracek collided his blue Ferrari with a truck on a road near Kladno, his hometown.

“I spoke with Jake this morning,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. “He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic. Although his car did suffer damage, there were no injuries. Jake is fine.”

Alcohol was thankfully not a factor, but it does sound like the blame is on the Flyers’ young winger: Read the rest of this entry »

Patrick Roy

Not all successful junior coaches are cut out to coach pro hockey, but a certain type should expect to have an even tougher time: “name” junior coaches.

I bring this up in light of the news over the past day or two from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post that Patrick Roy is very likely to be named the head coach of the Colorado Avalanche. Dater relays the news from Stéphane Roy, Patrick’s brother:

“They’re discussing the final details of an arrangement. Colorado is going to be very happy. Patrick is looking for a new challenge,” said Stephane Roy, the younger brother of his famous sibling.

And:

Stephane Roy, who played briefly in the NHL, posted on his Facebook page Monday night, “For all my friends I’d like you to know before the official news spreads that my older brother will be the new coach of the Colorado Avalanch(sic).”

So yeah, it sounds like this is happening.

Roy may very well go to Colorado and succeed, but I can think of a few reasons to be skeptical. Read the rest of this entry »

Credit to @BonksMullet for the .GIF

According to Sens’ GM Bryan Murray, he’s been skating with the team’s black aces, which is step one to getting himself back in the line-up.

You can listen to Murray talk about Spezza’s deal here for more (stick-tap to @ChrisJLund).

Really, though, it’s just an excuse to share the above .GIF, which is Earth’s Greatest Thing. Also great: this video compilation we made of Spezza laughing last year:

I do love me some Jason Spezza.

Ottawa Senators v Pittsburgh Penguins

On February 13th, the Ottawa Senators tweeted out the official news in the wake of the Matt Cooke/Erik Karlsson achilles-cutting incident:

Game over. The Sens were going to have to make it the rest of the way without their Norris Trophy-winning defenseman. It was over.

But lo! The unthinkable news broke earlier today:

Hhhhhhwut.

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Disclaimer: if you’re a fan of say, not the New York Rangers, your team may not have actually been given an outdoor game.

Last night TSN and ESPN both shared the news that NHL is going to have (queue Lebron James) not one outdoor game. Not two. Not three, not four, not five. But six, yes, six outdoor games next season.

Six. Six outdoor games.

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Here’s what we’re looking at:

* Leafs / Red Wings will still be held on January first in Michigan at the Big House

Add: Read the rest of this entry »

J.S. Giguere - 165220232 - Michael Martin

(Michael Martin, Getty Images)

At this point, the Colorado Avalanche are likely thankful for the NHL lockout: 82 games of this level of mediocrity would have been unbearable. As it is, the team has just 9 games left until they’re put out of their misery. It would be completely understandable if the team just mailed it in down the stretch, accepted their last place finish, and started making their off-season plans.

On Monday night, that’s exactly what Colorado goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere accused his teammates of doing, unleashing some of the most devastating denunciations that I have ever seen a player direct at his own team. And, while understandable, giving up is also unacceptable.

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