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2019-20 Miscellaneous NHL/Hockey News Thread

andyt

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Nothing to see here, just Zack Kassian doing Zack Kassian things. Under rule 49.3, that’s supposed to be a match penalty. Shockingly (or not), no penalty was called by Dan O’Halloran or Pierre Lambert. When Skinner played for the Canes, he picked up a 1 game suspension for kicking. Considering Kassian’s disciplinary record, he sould probably just book a flight to New York now.

 

andyt

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Zach Kassian has been invited to New York. That puts a 6+ game suspension on the table. Suffice it to say, Edmonton will be down 2 forwards on Sunday.
 

jeffbear

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LeBrun says it’s 3 years at $3 million per, putting him in the top 1/3 in the league.
The twins behind Evolving Wild put up a stat chart showing a decided decline in offensive production coinciding with steady defensive numbers under Mo in Winnipeg, and I saw it and just went "umm ... yeah. Tell me something unexpected next time." In a league where nobody wants to take a risk on a coach, Mo is the ultimate in known quantities. He is what he is, and Winnipeg wants more of it. Fine. At least he's a decent human being.
 

jeffbear

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Zach Kassian has been invited to New York. That puts a 6+ game suspension on the table. Suffice it to say, Edmonton will be down 2 forwards on Sunday.
100% given ... except that this is the NHL and when it comes to player safety, nothing is given. That kick was pure horsecrap and Kassian deserves to have a gigantic book thrown at him. Maybe a series. I'd suggest Carl Sandburg's 6 volume Lincoln biography, personally.
 

andyt

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Minnesota has fired Bruce Boudreau. No word in who the replacement is but Dreger says there will be an interim for the rest of the season and a replacement in the offseason.

Edit: Dreger says that assistant coach Dean Evason is the interim head coach. So another former Whaler takes over behind the bench.
 
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andyt

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Jay Bouwmeester had surgery to place an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) in his chest. The device restores the normal heart rhythm. He’s still in the hospital in Anaheim.

 

jeffbear

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Minnesota has fired Bruce Boudreau. No word in who the replacement is but Dreger says there will be an interim for the rest of the season and a replacement in the offseason.

Edit: Dreger says that assistant coach Dean Evason is the interim head coach. So another former Whaler takes over behind the bench.
I mean ... Brucie isn't the problem in Minnesota, but fresh GM, fresh broom I guess. Boudreau can coach, no doubt. He's a stubborn little cuss and he's probably got a limited shelf life, but there's no way that guy is the "the problem" in Wildland.
 

andyt

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Kassian waived his right to an in-person hearing so it will be conducted by phone. I presume that still leaves 6+ games on the table because DPS met their obligation by offering it.
 

CanadaCanes

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Kassian gets a 7 game suspension. And our old friend Ferland lasted a period in Utica before experiencing concussion like symptoms.
 

jeffbear

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I'm thinking Ferland needs to shut it down for the year (maybe longer) and find a better concussion specialist for treatment. I know the Canes dodged a bullet there, but you hate to see a guy with that much career in front of him struggling to even play a whole game.

Oh, and less than 10 for Kassian is ridiculous. Apparently they gave him a discount since nobody got injured, but that's kind of BS if you think about it.
 

andyt

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I'm thinking Ferland needs to shut it down for the year (maybe longer) and find a better concussion specialist for treatment. I know the Canes dodged a bullet there, but you hate to see a guy with that much career in front of him struggling to even play a whole game.

Oh, and less than 10 for Kassian is ridiculous. Apparently they gave him a discount since nobody got injured, but that's kind of BS if you think about it.
Ferland is only 27, but he needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and see if it’s worth it.

On Kassian, I figured 8-10 games. That’s 2 botched disciplinary actions this week, after only fining Chara for a cross check to Gallagher’s throat.

Evander Kane has a hearing for elbowing Neil Pionk last night. Apparently he caught Hanifin earlier this week too. And Erik Karlsson is out for the season with a broken thumb. He finishes with 6 goals, 34 assists for his $14.5 million actual this year.
 

Tryamw

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Ferland is only 27, but he needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and see if it’s worth it.
And Erik Karlsson is out for the season with a broken thumb. He finishes with 6 goals, 34 assists for his $14.5 million actual this year.
I feel bad for Ferland and am glad we didn't pay him :(
And with regards the excellent Value We have ?Erik Karlsson?
 

dwind

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Ferland is only 27, but he needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and see if it’s worth it.

On Kassian, I figured 8-10 games. That’s 2 botched disciplinary actions this week, after only fining Chara for a cross check to Gallagher’s throat.

Evander Kane has a hearing for elbowing Neil Pionk last night. Apparently he caught Hanifin earlier this week too. And Erik Karlsson is out for the season with a broken thumb. He finishes with 6 goals, 34 assists for his $14.5 million actual this year.
kane got 3 and is complaining about it.
 
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