Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:02 pm

tantalum wrote:Oiler nepotism at it's finest.
Look on the bright side...between Jay Feaster and the Oiler Alumni Management Carousel, the Canucks will always have weak division sisters to fatten up stats on from here to eternity...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:16 pm

From my sources:

No truth to the rumour that the Bruins are blowing up the team. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Too soon?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Uncle dans leg » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:19 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:From my sources:

No truth to the rumour that the Bruins are blowing up the team. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Too soon?
:lol: Oh yes you did (although ya might wanna make sure they find all the bombs before you go there)
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:42 pm

Ben Bishop extended, 2 years, 4.6 million.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Topper » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:41 am

Hockey Widow wrote:From my sources:

No truth to the rumour that the Bruins are blowing up the team. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Too soon?
I was enjoying afternoon tea.

Does no one else see the irony of Americans in a panic over someone blowing things up in Boston?
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:24 am

Topper wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:From my sources:

No truth to the rumour that the Bruins are blowing up the team. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Too soon?
I was enjoying afternoon tea.

Does no one else see the irony of Americans in a panic over someone blowing things up in Boston?

LOL

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Lancer » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:24 am

Hockey Widow wrote:From my sources:

No truth to the rumour that the Bruins are blowing up the team. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Too soon?
Not while they're in the sprint to the finish.

(okay, even I'm feeling a little icky after that one)
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Topper » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:36 am

Hockey Widow wrote:
Topper wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:From my sources:

No truth to the rumour that the Bruins are blowing up the team. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Too soon?
I was enjoying afternoon tea.

Does no one else see the irony of Americans in a panic over someone blowing things up in Boston?

LOL

That is as bad as mine
It was Patriots Day.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Meds » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:09 pm

Jason Pomminville took a vicious elbow to the head from Dustin Brown last night.

If the league doesn't suspend Brown for the remainder of the season.....well I won't be surprised, but it will be complete bullshit if they do nothing.

Terrible response from Minnesota though, that was just dirty and nobody even tried to give Brown so much as a face wash.....even the Canucks would have done something like send Lapierre over to piss on his skates or something.

Pomminville is not going for a hit, he's tracking the puck. Brown clearly is NOT bracing for the hit. He clearly throws the elbow.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by dbr » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:14 pm

That little bounce back to hit an oncoming player is common in the league these days.

Still, leading with your elbow and connecting with said player's head should (and I say should) mean a suspension.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by tantalum » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:23 pm

dbr wrote:That little bounce back to hit an oncoming player is common in the league these days.

Still, leading with your elbow and connecting with said player's head should (and I say should) mean a suspension.
As with Keith, Brown will be suspended for 5 games OR (# of games in a regular season - # of games played), whichever is less. So, I predict a 2 game suspension where Brown gets some late season R&R going into the playoffs.

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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:37 pm

My first reaction was that it was a vicious elbow. But after watching it again several times I'm not sure. Yes, for sure he got his elbow up and yes he intended the hit. But another way to see this is that this is a player who knows how to take a hit. Seriously, he knew the hit was coming and did what every NHL player who knows how to take a hit does.

Now he just went too far with the elbow. I guess what I am saying is this is a hockey play that he went to far on, not one of the infamous no hockey play moves Shanny likes to throw out there to justify a suspension. Like in the case of Hansen. It is a play like Keith on Sedin, as Shanny would say, a hockey play with no intention to injure but careless.

So I see a 2 game suspension.

Now knowing how Brown plays the game and how he is a dirty little pecker I know he intended just what happened and it is not the first time, just he has never been suspended before. It is beyond me how he has escaped suspension thus far but he has. Hopefully he gets one now so he can be deemed a repeat offender next time and there will be a next time for him.
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Eddy Punch Clock » Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:01 pm

Whatever the case... he's on the repeat offenders list. Could come in handy down the road...
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:34 pm

2 games. I actually agree with Shanny on this one. Edler did the same thing the other night but didn't get called for elbowing and there was no injury on the play. Brown is a dirty player but I do think it was a hockey play that went wrong and he got his elbow up. Hard to admit but I do agree with this one.


Great part is that Brown now has a "history".
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Re: Around the league (signings, RFAs injuries)

Post by herb » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:28 am

I can't be the only person who is totally baffled that Erik Karlsson will be back playing tonight...wasn't his achilles tendon nearly totally severed less than 10 weeks ago? Am I totally missing something? Those types of injuries usually take like 6 months to recover from.

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