The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 16 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts, we discuss the Carolina Hurricanes red hot play of late.  Then, we discuss all of the hockey headlines over the past week, including  Mika Zabinejad’s injury and more relocation rumors out of Raleigh.  We also discuss our weekly power ranking of NHL teams and we reveal the team name of the new Vegas franchise .  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week.

 
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Opening Remarks

  • Tired, Hell week almost over.
  • Black Friday plans?
  • Vegas Name unveiling coming up tonight!!!
  • Forgive background noise…

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Week’s Headlines

 

Our teams performances last week (Through Tue):

Bos:  1-0 Loss @ Min on 11/17, 4-1 win vs Win on 11/19

NYR:  4-2 loss @CBJ, 3-2 SO loss vs FLA, 5-2 win @ PIT

CAR:  1-0 win vs SJ, 3-2 win vs Mon, 3-1 win vs wpg

Notable Games (Other than Rangers, Bruins, and Canes)

  • Stl 3, SJ 2 on 11/17
  • Mon 2, Tor 1 on 11/19
  • Stl 3, Nsh 1 on 11/19
  • Chi 4, Van 3 (ot) on 11/19
  • Sunday 3-2 games
  • Edm 5, Chi 0 on 11/21
  • SJ 4, NJ 0 on 11/21

 

Transactions

  • The Anaheim Ducks traded forwardMichael Sgarbossa to the Florida Panthers for forward Logan Shaw on Wednesday.  Sgarbossa, 24, had two assists in nine games with the Ducks this season, and has three points in 19 games with them and the Colorado Avalanche over four seasons. Shaw, 24, has not played in the NHL this season. He had seven points (five goals) in 53 games with Florida last season, his first.  https://www.nhl.com/news/florida-panthers-anaheim-ducks-trade/c-283809246
  • DefensemanBrent Burns signed an eight-year contract with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.  Financial terms were not released, but the contract is worth $64 million, an average annual value of $8 million, according to ESPN.com. Burns, 31, would have become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.  Burns was a finalist for the Norris Trophy as the League’s best defenseman last season, when he had 75 points (27 goals, 48 assists), all NHL career highs.  The Sharks lost a six-game series to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final. Burns has 36 points (12 goals, 24 assists) in 58 playoff games.  https://www.nhl.com/news/brent-burns-signs-eight-year-contract-with-sharks/c-283989968
  • All Transactions: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/transactions

Injuries

  • Tucson Roadrunners captain Craig Cunningham is in critical but stable condition after collapsing prior to an American Hockey League game against Manitoba at Tucson Convention Center on Saturday, Arizona Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said Monday. Cunningham, a forward who played 10 games for the Coyotes last season, collapsed and was on his back while medical personnel cut away his jersey before moving him off the ice, according to Tucson.com. He was taken to a hospital and received treatment.  The game was postponed. Cunningham, 26, was a fourth-round pick (No. 97) by the Boston Bruins in the 2010 NHL Draft. He has three goals and five assists in 63 NHL games with the Bruins and Coyotes. Roadrunners home games against the San Diego Gulls on Tuesday and Wednesday will be rescheduled. https://www.nhl.com/news/craig-cunningham-in-critical-but-stable-condition/c-283945598
  • Carolina Hurricanes goaltenderEddie Lack was placed on injured reserve Monday with a concussion.  The Hurricanes recalled goalie Michael Leighton from Charlotte of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis after Lack sustained the concussion at practice Monday.  Lack, 28, is 1-2-1 with a 3.78 goals-against average and .856 save percentage in five games this season, and is 13-16-7 with a 2.92 GAA and .896 save percentage in 39 games with Carolina since being acquired in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks on June 27, 2015.  https://www.nhl.com/news/hurricanes-place-goalie-eddie-lack-on-injured-reserve/c-283974218
  • New York Rangers centerMika Zibanejad sustained a broken fibula during overtime Sunday and will miss the next 6-8 weeks, coach Alain Vigneault said following a 3-2 shootout loss against the Florida Panthers at Madison Square Garden. Zibanejad was injured 41 seconds into overtime when his feet got tangled with Panthers forward Reilly Smith‘s feet and he fell awkwardly into the boards. His left foot jammed into the boards and it caused his leg to buckle. Zibanejad scored his fifth goal of the season in the second period. He has 15 points in 19 games. https://www.nhl.com/news/rangers-mika-zibanejad-out-6-8-weeks-with-broken-fibula/c-283931034
  • Washington Capitals forwardJ. Oshie will be out week to week with an upper-body injury sustained in the first period of a 1-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Verizon Center on Friday.  Washington played with nine forwards for most of the game against Detroit. Oshie was injured after he checked Red Wings center Riley Sheahan 8:10 into the game. https://www.nhl.com/news/capitals-tj-oshie-out-week-to-week/c-283888114
  • Arizona Coyotes forwardBrad Richardson is expected to make a full recovery after having surgery on his broken leg Friday.  “After consultation with our athletic trainers, medical staff and doctors in Vancouver, it was determined that Brad would require surgery to repair his fractured tibia and fibula bones in his (right) leg,” Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a statement. “Brad’s surgery went very well today, and we are confident that he will make a full recovery. He will be out of the lineup indefinitely.” The 31-year-old fell awkwardly after a hit by Vancouver Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin with 8:37 left in the second period of Arizona’s 3-2 overtime loss. Richardson remained on the ice for several minutes before being taken off on a stretcher and to the hospital. Richardson had nine points (five goals, four assists) in 16 games this season, his second with the Coyotes.  https://www.nhl.com/news/arizona-center-brad-richardson-stable-after-broken-leg/c-283861632
  • Forward Thomas Hertl has left the San Jose Sharks road trip and returned to California for an MRI, CSN Bay Area reported Friday. Hertl seemed to injure his right knee in the second period of a 3-2 loss at the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.  Hertl had four goals and five assists (nine points) in 17 games this season. Last season ended in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins when he injured the same knee.

 

Suspensions/Fines

  • None this week

Milestones/Records/Honors:

  • Los Angeles Kings centerJeff Carter, Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward and Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 20.  Carter paced the NHL with three game-winning tallies – and also tied for the League lead with four total goals (4-2-6) – in four outings to propel the Kings (10-9-1, 21 points) into a share of first place, in terms of points, in the Pacific Division. Ward went 3-0-0 with a 1.01 goals-against average, .964 save percentage and one shutout to help the Hurricanes (7-6-4, 18 points) complete a perfect week and extend his, as well as the team’s, overall winning streak to four games. Backstrom led the NHL with 4-4-8 in four games to power the Capitals (11-5-2, 24 points) to five out of a possible eight standings points. https://www.nhl.com/news/jeff-carter-cam-ward-and-nicklas-backstrom-named-3-stars-of-the-week/c-283935272
  • Jeff Carter(2-1-3) scored his 599th, 600th and 601st NHL points, including an NHL-leading fifth game-winning goal of the season, and the Los Angeles Kings held off a surging Anaheim Ducks team in the third period for the 3-2 win.

 

NHL Debuts:

Other Interesting Stories:

  • The 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game will once again feature the NHL All-Star Fan Vote™ and the 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament, showcasing the NHL’s most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today. Hockey fans again will determine the four All-Star captains in the 2017 NHL All-Star Fan Vote™, with the top vote-getters by division – regardless of position – named All-Stars and captains. The remaining 40 NHL All-Stars will be named by NHL Hockey Operations. https://www.nhl.com/news/all-star-fan-vote-3-on-3-tournament-return/c-283940152
  • 11/18 According toa report by 98.5 Sports in Montreal, Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos wants to get his money out of the team, even if it means the ‘Canes are sold and relocated.  Today’s report comes on the heels of an apparent settlement in the lawsuit involving Karmanos and his three sons — a settlement that could make a sale more likely. The question all along has been whether Karmanos can find a new owner that’s willing to keep the team in Raleigh. Karmanos, who moved the franchise from Hartford in 1997, has guaranteed that “the Hurricanes will not become the Nordiques.”  But the 73-year-old has also been trying to sell the team for quite some time.  “I’m looking for the proper way to make sure the team has continuity, hopefully with people in North Carolina,” he said in 2014.  Like Karmanos, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has insisted that the ‘Canes are not going anywhere.  The relocation speculation is only natural, however, when Quebec City has a brand new arena with no team, while at the same time Carolina is sitting dead last in NHL attendance (11,189).    http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2016/11/18/report-karmanos-wants-to-sell-canes-even-if-it-means-relocation/
  • Followup: Thanks to a report out of Montreal on Friday afternoon the Carolina Hurricanes relocation rumors have started to surface once again.  It has not taken long for the Hurricanes to respond and do their part to silence them, at least for now.  Hurricanes president Don Waddell said on Friday night, via Chip Alexander of the News & Observer, that “any relocation rumor is false and that nothing has changed from a year ago.”  He also added that team owner Peter Karmanos has not turned down an offer for the team and that the financial health of the team is in its best shape ever.  This response was prompted after 98.5 sports in Montreal reported earlier in the day that Karmanos is looking to get his money out of the team and sell it, even if that means the team relocates.
  • Over 2.2M people live within 50 mi of PNC arena. Smaller cities than Raleigh-Durham with pro teams:  Nashville, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, OKC, Memphis, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Buffalo  6% growth L5 years.  Of the top 100, Only Austin TX, has faster growth.

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (last week)

  1. NY Rangers (3)
  2. Montreal (1)
  3. Chicago (2)
  4. Pittsburgh (4)
  5. Columbus (11)
  6. Washington (6)
  7. Tampa Bay (7)
  8. St Louis (16)
  9. Boston (5)
  10. San Jose (14)
  11. Minnesota (12)
  12. Edmonton (8)
  13. Winnipeg (13)
  14. Anaheim (15)
  15. Los Angeles (21)
  16. Carolina (24)
  17. Florida (17)
  18. Ottawa (10)
  19. New Jersey (9)
  20. Dallas (22)
  21. Nashville (20)
  22. Colorado (26)
  23. Philadelphia (23)
  24. Toronto (18)
  25. Buffalo (25)
  26. Detroit (19)
  27. Calgary (27)
  28. Vancouver (30)
  29. Arizona (29)
  30. NY Islanders (28)

 

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  vs STL on 11/22, @ Ott on 11/24,  vs CGY on 11/25, vs TB on 11/27, @ Phi on 11/29  (B+G shoutout)

NYR:  vs Pit on 11/23, @ Phi on 11/25, vs Ott on 11/27, vs Car on 11/29

CAR:  @ Tor on 11/22, @ Mon on 11/24, @ Ott on 11/26, vs FLA on 11/27, @ NTR on 11/29

Highlights of upcoming week

  • Pit @ Min on 11/25
  • Chi @ Ana on 11/25
  • CBJ @ TB on 11/25
  • CBJ @ FLA on 11/26
  • Min @ STL on 11/26
  • Chi @ LA on 11/26
  • Ana @ SJ on 11/26
  • Dal @ StL on 11/28
  • Tor @ Edm on 11/29
  • TB @ CBJ on 11/29
  • Fla @ Chi on 11/29

 

NCAA Minute:

  • Maine lost, tied @ Vermont
  • Upsets this week
    • #9 Notre Dame beat #6 UML on Sat (split)
    • #19 Providence lost to Northeastern Friday (split)
    • #1 Denver tied Miami on Fri and Sat 1-1, 2-2 (Den wins SO both nights)
    • #11 Harvard beat #3 BC on Fri
    • #15 Minn St beat #7 Minn on Fri (split)
    • UConn beat #5 BU (split)
  • Few games tonight and tomorrow with break coming up.
  • Maine getting back to Thanksgiving game at Portland vs Brown.
  • Rankings

November 21, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota-Duluth (48) 10- 2-2 996 2
2 Denver ( 2) 7- 2-3 950 1
3 Quinnipiac 9- 3-1 859 4
4 Boston College 10- 3-1 818 3
5 North Dakota 7- 4-2 731 8
6 Massachusetts-Lowell 8- 4-2 692 6
7 Boston University 6- 4-1 655 5
8 Penn State 11- 1-1 615 10
9 Harvard 5- 1-1 610 11
10 Bemidji State 11- 2-1 543 13
11 Minnesota 5- 3-2 537 7
12 Notre Dame 6- 4-2 507 9
13 Ohio State 8- 1-4 466 14
14 Minnesota State 8- 5-1 336 15
15 St. Cloud State 6- 6-0 234 12
16 Michigan 5- 4-1 218 16
17 Union 8- 3-2 207 17
18 Western Michigan 7- 3-2 201 18
19 St. Lawrence 8- 4-2 176 20
20 Vermont 7- 3-2 88 NR
Others receiving votes: Providence 25, Omaha 15, Air Force 5, Clarkson 5, Wisconsin 4, Connecticut 2, Michigan Tech 2, Robert Morris 2, Lake Superior 1.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/#ixzz4QmQKGLFO

 

KHL Minute:

  • The eagerly-awaited third instalment of the Army Derby produced a blistering game full of rapid changes in fortune. Goals came in groups as both sides saw their fortunes ebb and flow before SKA skated to victory 6-3.
  • The 2017 Week of Hockey Stars enjoys its grand finale on Sunday,the 22nd, with a tournament contested by four teams of the finest stars of the KHL. Each team will represent one of the League’s divisions and will have a roster of 11 players – one goaltender, nine skaters, plus one of the four best youngsters from the MHL Challenge Cup. The tournament comprises two semi-finals followed by a final, with games played to a 4-on-4 format, switching to 3-on-3 if the match progresses to overtime.
  • KHL minute involves SKA St. Petersburg finally losing to Automobilist Yekaterinburg snapping their 15 game winning streak…
  • Standings: http://en.khl.ru/standings/

 

 

Picks of the week:

 

  • Matt Calvert who was hit in the forehead with a slapshot by Nick Holden of the NY Rangers
  • What sorcery is this? Or maybe it’s camera tricks? Either way the San Jose Sharks won the mannequin challenge Friday, posting a video of numerous bobbleheads remaining perfectly still (HOW???).  The video included (completely still) bobbleheads of Sharks players, mascots and even featured Dwight Schrute of “The Office,” a minion from “Despicable Me” and a Chia head. But it ends with a shot of a Joe Pavelski “Starting Lineup” action figure straight out of the 1990s. So good creativity by the Sharks using a brand new trend to promote a throwback idea.  https://www.nhl.com/news/san-jose-sharks-win-mannequin-challenge-with-bobbleheads/c-283874372

 

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 15 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts, we review the Rangers and Bruins great performances over the past week.  Then, we discuss all of the hockey headlines over the past week, including injuries to Steven Stamkos and Johnny Gaudreau, the GM meetings, and the HOF induction ceremonies.  We also discuss our weekly power ranking of NHL teams .  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week.
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THN Episode 15 Show Notes

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Opening Remarks

  • Links to all stories in the show notes
  • Hell week at work
  • I am Canadian

 

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Week’s Headlines

 

Our teams performances last week (Through Tue):

Bos:  5-2 win vs CBJ on 11/10, 2-1 win @ Ari on 11/12, 2-0 win @ Col on 11/13

NYR:  4-1 Win @ CGY on 11/12, 3-1 win @ EDM on 11/13, 7-2 win @ Van on 11/15

CAR:  4-2 L vs ANA on 11/10, 5-1 Win vs WSH on 11/12, 1-0 W vs SJ on 11/15

Notable Games (Other than Rangers, Bruins, and Canes)

 

Transactions

Injuries

  • Tampa Bay Lightning captainSteven Stamkos will be out indefinitely after tearing the lateral meniscus in his right knee during a 4-3 win at the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.  “We are in the process of evaluating options for repair and rehabilitation,” Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday.  Stamkos left the game in the first period after he fell awkwardly against the boards while killing a penalty. He was unable to put pressure on his right leg as he skated to the bench. He played four shifts and had in 2:07 of ice time. https://www.nhl.com/news/lightning-captain-tears-right-lateral-meniscus/c-283805146
  • New Jersey Devils left wingTaylor Hall will miss 3-4 weeks after having successful arthroscopic surgery for a torn meniscus in his left knee Wednesday.  Hall did not play in a 2-1 overtime victory at the Dallas Stars on Tuesday after practicing with the Devils on Monday. He flew with the Devils to Dallas but on Tuesday morning informed trainers something was bothering him, and he flew back to New Jersey for an MRI.    https://www.nhl.com/news/devils-taylor-hall-has-procedure-for-torn-meniscus/c-283800356
  • Calgary Flames forwardJohnny Gaudreau will have surgery Wednesday to repair a fractured finger sustained against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday.  There is no timetable for Gaudreau’s return.  “It can be four [weeks], it can be six … you don’t know,” Flames coach Glen Gulutzan said Wednesday. “For me, I’m just preparing for the worst-case scenario. That’s how it goes. We won’t know anything on this injury until we hear from the doctors. We won’t know the timeframe. It could be less. It could be more. As a coach when you’re going through it you think, ‘OK, what are we going to put in place here to make sure we can get through this time.'”  Gaudreau left the game at 7:22 of the third period and didn’t return after taking a slash to his hand. He scored the goal in the Flames’ 1-0 win.  https://www.nhl.com/news/calgary-flames-johnny-gaudreau-needs-surgery/c-283793322
  • Detroit Red Wings forwardDarren Helm is out at least six weeks with a dislocated shoulder, coach Jeff Blashill said Wednesday.  Blashill said Helm doesn’t need surgery, he will be re-evaluated.  Helm was injured during a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday when he tumbled over Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterovhttps://www.nhl.com/news/detroit-forward-darren-helm-out-at-least-six-weeks/c-283804566
  • DefensemanTravis Hamonic will be in the New York Islanders lineup against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.  Hamonic sustained an upper-body injury blocking a shot during a game against the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 5 and was expected to be out 4-6 weeks.  https://www.nhl.com/news/islanders-travis-hamonic-back-in-lineup/c-283716362
  • New York Islanders defensemanDennis Seidenberg is out indefinitely and was placed on injured reserve Monday because of an upper-body injury.   Seidenberg was injured in the third period of the Islanders’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday when he was hit in the chin by a shot.  https://www.nhl.com/news/dennis-seidenberg-of-ny-islanders-placed-on-injured-reserve/c-283715674
  • Philadelphia Flyers goalieMichal Neuvirth will miss 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.  Neuvirth was injured during the Flyers’ 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.  He stopped six of seven shots during the first period but did not return for the second period. Steve Mason replaced him and made 19 saves to earn the victory.  https://www.nhl.com/news/philadelphia-flyers-michal-neuvirth-out-with-lower-body-injury/c-283699884
  • Carolina Hurricanes forwardBryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and will be out indefinitely.  “Since the 2015 playoffs, I’ve been struggling to understand what was going on with my body,” Bickell said in a statement released Friday. “Again during the past few weeks, it felt like something wasn’t right. Obviously this is a bit of shock for my family and me, but I am hopeful I will be able to return to the ice and continue playing the game that I love.”  Bickell, 30, has one goal in seven games this season. He was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on June 15 and won the Stanley Cup three times with Chicago (2010, 2013, 2015).  “First and foremost, the most important thing is for Bryan to take care of himself, and our thoughts are with him and his family,” Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis said. “He will need to take some time to rest in the immediate future, and we will support him as he takes the necessary steps for his health. We ask that his privacy be respected during the process.”  “Our thoughts are with Bryan, his family and the Carolina Hurricanes during this challenging time,” Blackhawks president and CEO John McDonough said. “He has built so many lasting relationships in Chicago both inside and outside of the Blackhawks organization based on his play on the ice and character off of it. Together, we will keep him in our thoughts during his fight against the disease.”  “It’s pretty shocking,” Chicago captain Jonathan Toews  “What can you say? I think everyone in this room, in this organization, as close as we all are to [Bickell], our hearts go out to him and wish him the best health possible. Hopefully he can hang in there and find ways to stay strong despite his condition. Obviously it’s kind of crazy for him. He probably has a lot of people reaching out to him. I’m sure all the guys in this locker room that know him really well will reach out and send him a message and offer their support. It’s pretty shocking, but we’re all thinking about him right now.”  Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said, “Tough news today on [Bickell]. He’s a special guy. It’s tough to hear something like that. We’re thinking about him and our thoughts and prayers are with him. He has a tough road ahead of him, but we’re thinking of [Bickell] as he was special for us, and instrumental in us having a lot of success here. We wish him well.”  https://www.nhl.com/news/carolina-forward-bryan-bickell-out-indefinitely/c-283638070
  • Los Angeles Kings goalieJeff Zatkoff did not return to start the third period against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Friday.  Zatkoff made 18 saves in his first game back since being injured during practice on Oct. 23. He was replaced by Peter Budaj with Los Angeles leading 1-0.  https://www.nhl.com/news/kings-goalie-jeff-zatkoff-leaves-game/c-283647444
  • Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou was placed on injured reserve Friday with a lower-body injury. Athanasiou, 22, was injured in the first period of a 3-1 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena, on a hit by Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin. Mlive.com reports the injury is a sprained knee.  The Red Wings recalled forward Anthony Mantha from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League to take Athanasiou’s place on the roster.  https://www.nhl.com/news/detroit-red-wings-put-andreas-athanasiou-on-ir/c-283631428

 

Suspensions/Fines

  • None this week

Milestones/Records/Honors:

  • Rask, Scheifele and Rinne named 3 Stars of the Week. Rask went 4-0-0 with a 0.75 goals-against average, .970 save percentage and two shutouts to lead the Bruins (10-6-0, 20 points) to four wins in five games as well as second place in the Atlantic Division. Scheifele shared second place in the NHL with 3-3-6 in four games to propel the Jets (8-7-2, 18 points) to seven out of a possible eight standings points as well as second place in the Central Division.  Rinne compiled a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .976 save percentage and one shutout to guide the Predators (6-5-3, 15 points) to three wins in three starts.   https://www.nhl.com/news/tuukka-rask-mark-scheifele-and-pekka-rinne-named-3-stars-of-the-week/c-283716196

 

NHL Debuts:

Other Interesting Stories:

  • Brendan Shanahan, Mats Sundin, Nicklas Lidstrom and Darryl Sittler are among retired NHL greats who will play for the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic Alumni Game at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto on Dec. 31. More than 40 retired players are scheduled to participate in the game, which precedes the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic between the Red Wings and Maple Leafs on Jan. 1. The Centennial Classic is a rematch of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, where a record crowd of 105,491 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, watched the Maple Leafs win 3-2 in a shootout.  Red Wings:  Doug Brown, F; Chris Chelios, D; Dino Ciccarelli F; Paul Coffey, D; Mathieu Dandenault, D; Kris Draper, F; Sergei Fedorov, F; Jiri Fischer, D; Kevin Hodson, G; Tomas Holmstrom, F; Joe Kocur, F; Slava Kozlov, F; Martin Lapointe, F; Igor Larionov, F; Manny Legace, G; Nicklas Lidstrom, D; Kirk Maltby, F; Darren McCarty, F; Larry Murphy, D; Mickey Redmond, F; Brendan Shanahan, F  Leafs:  Dave Andreychuk, F; Wendel Clark, F; Tie Domi, F; Dave Ellett, D; Doug Gilmour, F; Al Iafrate, D; Curtis Joseph, G; Tomas Kaberle, D; Gary Leeman, F; Bryan McCabe, D; Lanny McDonald, F; Bob McGill, D; Mike Palmateer, G; Felix Potvin, G; Gary Roberts, F; Borje Salming, F; Darryl Sittler, F; Mats Sundin, F; Steve Thomas, F; Darcy Tucker, F; Rick Vaive, F; Tiger Williams, F, Dmitri Yushkevich, D  https://www.nhl.com/news/centennial-classic-alumni-game-rosters/c-283727628
  • Blindside hitting, the concussion spotter program, and the shootout were three topics that generated discussion and debate at the NHL general managers meeting Tuesday. The GMs aren’t eyeing any rule change recommendations now but left the meeting with the intent to monitor those three aspects of the game, along with many others, as a way to prepare for more in-depth discussions when they meet again for three days in Boca Raton, Florida, in March.  “This isn’t a meeting where you make fundamental changes,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “It’s really more of an update.”  The GMs specifically looked at hitting from the blindside and discussed the safety element of it, a reaction to the hit delivered by Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri on Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin on Nov. 5.  Blindside hits are legal unless the main point of contact is the head and contact with the head was avoidable.  The general managers were split evenly between those who thought Kadri’s hit was OK and those who felt that type of hit should be removed from the game.  The GMs went through a review of the new policy of using unaffiliated concussion spotters to monitor each game from the Player Safety Room in the New York office. They are trying to determine if goalies who have to relieve a goalie being pulled by the concussion spotter should be allowed time to warm up.  Most recently, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist came in for Antti Raanta in the third period of a 2-2 game against the Canucks on Nov. 8. He did not get any warmup time and allowed two goals on six shots before Raanta returned. The Rangers lost 5-3.  “The notion that you need to have a warmup when you replace the goaltender, in most of the cases it doesn’t happen anyway, but again it’s something to keep an eye on,” Commissioner Bettman said. “You don’t make changes in the middle of the season anyway so we’ll keep an eye on it, we’ll see how many times it happens and whether or not it needs to be addressed.”  The managers also discussed the legality of shootout goals, paying particularly close attention to the one scored by Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck on Oct. 18, a goal that led to a 4-3 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Trocheck lost control of the puck as he got in close, but the puck never stopped moving, he regained control of it and scored. The question is whether the puck kept moving forward, which is part of the rule.  There appears to be a movement among the GMs to look at amending the shootout rules to the international hockey rules, which allow for the same shooter to continue taking attempts after the third round.  Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong brought up the idea as a way to make the shootout more exciting with the best shooters getting the opportunity for multiple attempts.  “I’ve got to admit, it’s entertaining,” Fletcher said. “We all remember [at the 2014 Sochi Olympics] with T.J. Oshie and I remember going back even further in the [2007] World Juniors, I think it was Peter Mueller versus Jonathan Toews. That was a lot of drama and they kept scoring. It was great. It’s certainly something to consider. It’s a good idea.”  https://www.nhl.com/news/blindside-hits-discussed-at-general-managers-meeting/c-283760282
  • HOF induction Ceremonies inducted Rogie Vachon, Sergei Makarov, Eric Lindros, and Pat Quinn (Builder). https://www.nhl.com/news/hall-of-fame-induction-ceremony-filled-with-passion/c-283737598
  • A new home for the Arizona Coyotes in Tempe, Arizona, will be a game-changer for the franchise, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday. The Coyotes announced they are in plans with Catellus Development Corp., the master developer for the Arizona State University Athletic Facilities District, to work toward building a 16,000-plus seat arena with an attached 4,000 seat multisport facility in Tempe, Arizona.  “I think first and foremost it’ll stop all the speculation as to what may or may not happen to the franchise,” Commissioner Bettman said. “Secondly, it will, I believe, based on the locations I’m hearing about, ensure that from an attendance standpoint this franchise can thrive and I think it will assure the long-term future of this franchise beyond doubt.”  The plan is for the Coyotes to play in the main arena, with the attached second facility being used for Coyotes practices, Arizona State athletics, youth hockey practices and games, and community events.  A second phase of the project is expected to include a hotel in the area.  The Coyotes have played in Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, since December 2003. Prior to that, they played at America West Arena (now Talking Stick Resort Arena) in Phoenix after moving to Arizona from Winnipeg in 1996. They are expected to work toward finalizing an agreement with the city of Glendale to remain in Gila River Arena until their new arena is built.  https://www.nhl.com/news/arizona-coyotes-look-to-build-facility-in-tempe-arizona/c-283721214
  • A decision on NHL participation in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics likely won’t drag past January, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday. “Whether it’s Jan. 1 or 15th or 20th, that’s not the issue,” Commissioner Bettman said. “This isn’t drifting into the spring.”  Commissioner Bettman, speaking during a 1-on-1 session with Gord Miller of TSN at the PrimeTime Sports & Entertainment Conference, said the timetable is dictated by the League’s need to put together its schedule for the 2017-18 season, and the fact that the International Ice Hockey Federation and International Olympic Committee need time to come up with a contingency plan for the men’s ice hockey tournament should the NHL not attend.  https://www.nhl.com/news/gary-bettman-on-nhl-challenge-in-2018-olympics/c-283727360
  • Longtime NHL defensemen Adrian Aucoin and Gary Suter are among more than 20 former Chicago Blackhawks on the current roster for the 2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game, to be played against a team of former St. Louis Blues at Busch Stadium on Dec. 31. The roster also includes forward Grant Mulvey, the only Blackhawks player to score five goals in a game, against the Blues on Feb. 3, 1982; defenseman Jack O’Callahan, a member of the 1980 United States “Miracle on Ice” Olympic team; and three players-turned-broadcasters: goaltender Darren Pang, defenseman Steve Konroyd and forward Troy Murray.  Roster:  Adrian Aucoin, D; Murray Bannerman, G; Adam Burish, F; Kyle Calder, F; Daniel Carcillo, F; Jim Cummins, F; Eric Daze, F; Ben Eager, F; Reggie Kerr, D; Steve Konroyd, D; Dave Mackey, F; Jamal Mayers, F, Grant Mulvey, F; Troy Murray, F; Brian Noonan, F; Jack O’Callahan, D; Darren Pang, G; Steve Poapst, D; Reid Simpson, F; Brent Sopel, D; Gary Suter, D; Jimmy Waite, G

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (last week)

  1. Montreal (1)
  2. Chicago (4)
  3. NY Rangers (2)
  4. Pittsburgh (3)
  5. Boston (14)
  6. Washington (5)
  7. Tampa Bay (7)
  8. Edmonton (6)
  9. New Jersey (16)
  10. Ottawa (15)
  11. Columbus (18)
  12. Minnesota (13)
  13. Winnipeg (17)
  14. San Jose (10)
  15. Anaheim (12)
  16. St Louis (8)
  17. Florida (19)
  18. Toronto (22)
  19. Detroit (9)
  20. Nashville (25)
  21. Los Angeles (11)
  22. Dallas (26)
  23. Philadelphia (20)
  24. Carolina (29)
  25. Buffalo (23)
  26. Colorado (27)
  27. Calgary (21)
  28. NY Islanders (24)
  29. Arizona (28)
  30. Vancouver (30)

 

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  @Min on 11/17, vs WPG on 11/19, vs StL on 11/22

NYR:  @ CBJ on 11/18, vs FLA on 11/20, @ Pit on 11/21, vs Pit on 11/23

CAR:  vs Mon on 11/18, vs Wpg on 11/20, @ Tor on 11/22, @ Mon on 11/24

Highlights of upcoming week

  • Edm @ Dal on 11/19
  • Tor @ Mon on 11/19
  • CBJ @ Was on 11/20
  • Chi @ Edm on 11/21
  • TB @ NSH on 11/21
  • NJD @ SJ on 11/21
  • STL @ WAS on 11/23
  • Chi @ SJ on 11/23

NCAA Minute:

  • Maine split weekend series with #5 UMass Lowell, 5-2 win, 4-1 loss. Still no love in national rankings, but they did move from 40th to 33rd in Pairwise rankings
  • Notre Dame and Northeastern skated to a 0-0 tie through two periods of play before a Zamboni breakdown and subsequent problems with ice conditions forced the game to be suspended on Sunday afternoon at Matthews Arena. When one of Northeastern Zamboni’s broke down in the left corner of the ice, that portion of the ice was unable to freeze. After a delay, the ice was eventually deemed unplayable.  The teams will attempt to make up the third period later in the season at a date to be determined if scheduling allows.

    Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2016/11/13/notre-dame-northeastern-game-nov-13-suspended-makeup-date-to-be-determined/#ixzz4Q9EYZkm3

    Read more: http://www.uscho.com/2016/11/13/notre-dame-northeastern-game-nov-13-suspended-makeup-date-to-be-determined/#ixzz4Q9EVBQPi

  • Weekly Upsets of top 20 teams:
    • #6 North Dakota tied #2 Denver 1-1 on Friday
    • St Lawrence tied #16 Union on Friday
    • Colgate beat #19 Yale 4-1 on Friday
    • Western Michigan beat #1 Minn-Duluth 4-3 on Friday
    • Michigan Tech beat #20 Lake Superior 6-1 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday
    • #18 Michigan beat #4 BU 4-0 on Friday
    • Clarkson beat #16 Union 3-1 on Saturday
    • Cornell beat #19 Yale 6-3 on Saturday
    • #15 Bemidji State beat #11 Minnesota State 2-1 on Saturday
    • Arizona State beat UNH 5-4 on Saturday, and only lost 3-1 to #3 BC

 

November 14, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Denver (26) 7- 2-1 970 2
2 Minnesota-Duluth (18) 8- 2-2 949 1
3 Boston College ( 6) 10- 2-1 938 3
4 Quinnipiac 7- 3-1 774 7
5 Boston University 5- 3-1 769 4
6 Massachusetts-Lowell 7- 3-2 740 5
7 Minnesota 4- 2-2 657 8
8 North Dakota 5- 4-2 636 6
9 Notre Dame 5- 3-1 572 9
10 Penn State 9- 1-1 515 12
11 Harvard 4- 1-1 491 10
12 St. Cloud State 6- 4-0 436 13
13 Bemidji State 9- 2-1 431 15
14 Ohio State 6- 1-4 409 14
15 Minnesota State 7- 4-1 322 11
16 Michigan 5- 4-1 215 18
17 Union 8- 3-2 182 16
18 Western Michigan 6- 3-1 153 NR
19 Providence 3- 3-2 140 17
20 St. Lawrence 6- 4-2 70 NR
Others receiving votes: Omaha 43, Vermont 36, Lake Superior 14, Air Force 11, Wisconsin 8, Clarkson 6, Michigan Tech 4, Yale 4, Northeastern 3, Army 1, Robert Morris 1.

 

KHL Minute:

  • Wayne: CSKA boss Dmitry Kvartalnov had never seen his Army Men lose against Lokomotiv in six previous encounters – but a freakish blunder from defenseman Mikhail Naumenkov and a late from Denis Mosalyov shattered that streak.  They condemned CSKA to a second consecutive loss since the international break and, just as in Podolsk on Wednesday, the Red-and-Blues gave up a lead on the way to defeat.  True, it was a less comfortable position than the 2-0 advantage Kvartalnov’s team held after 40 minutes in the Moscow suburbs, but with the head coach lamenting his players’ inability to see out winning positions as readily as earlier in the season the loss represents another blow.  Igor Ozhiganov gave CSKA a 13th-minute lead on the power play but Lokomotiv soon profited from a catalogue of errors. First a faulty line-change led to a penalty, then Mikhail Naumenkov flipped a lovely backhand shot over the shoulder of his own goalie, Ilya Sorokin. Petri Kontiola was credited with the goal, Naumenkov stormed back to the sidelines slamming his stick into the bench.  The game remained evenly-poised from then on until Mosalyov grabbed the winner with 10 minutes to play. Alexander Kadeikin’s backhand pass to the slot caused confusion; Mosalyov reacted fastest to snaffle up the chance. An empty-net goal from Kontiola sealed the win.
  • Steve: I’ll Kovalchuk recorded his 250th career point in the KHL in a 9-0 win, 15th KHL record is 18.  75-11 goals.
    Or
    The video of the security guard at the Amana game who danced to Billie Jean…
  • Standings: http://en.khl.ru/standings/

 

 

Picks of the week:

 

Wayne:

  • Peter Bondra scored 503 goals and had 892 points during his 16-season NHL career, yet the world-class offensive talent may have met his offensive match while teaching hockey in the United Arab Emirates. Bondra, who scored 472 of those goals for the Washington Capitals, met Fatima while representing the Capitals and coaching at the Pavlikovsky Hockey School program at the Zayed Sports Ice Rink in Abu Dhabi on Sunday and Monday. The school is designed to help youth players with their skills.   “I’m excited to help grow the game in the UAE and use my experience to teach young hockey players in the region,” Bondra told the Capitals website Tuesday. “The opportunities to host these types of clinics around the globe will promote the growth of hockey and the Capitals.”  Fellow Slovakians and former NHL players Richard Lintner and Miroslav Satan are in Abu Dhabi with Bondra for the clinic.  https://www.nhl.com/news/bondras-hockey-student-from-uae-shows-skills/c-283700342

 

Steve:

  • Vernon Fiddler of NJ Devils reunites with his biggest fan…
    Or
    Stick Tricks with Sonny Milano if you already picked that one..

 

Listener Feedback

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 14 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts, we analyze game 2 of the season series between Steve’s New York Rangers and my Boston Bruins.  Then, we discuss all of the hockey headlines over the past week.  We also discuss our weekly power ranking of NHL teams.  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week.

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THN Episode 14 Show Notes

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Opening Remarks

  • US Election
  • Who is your favorite team? Tweet #thehockeynuts or email

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Week’s Headlines

 

Our teams performances last week (Through Tue):

Bos:  4-3 (SO) W @ TB, 5-2 L vs NYR, 4-0 W vs Buf, 3-2 L @ Mon (Bruins now 7-6, 1 pt out of a playoff spot)

NYR:  5-3 W vs Edm, 5-2 W @ Bos, 5-2 W vs Wpg, 5-3 L vs Van (Rangers now 10-4, T-1st in Metro)

CAR:  3-2 (SO) W @ NSH, 4-1 L vs NJD, 3-2 (SO) L @ NJD (Carolina now 3-5-4, 4 pts out of a playoff spot)

Notable Games (Other than Rangers, Bruins, and Canes)

 

Transactions

  • The Florida Panthers acquired defensemanDylan McIlrath in a trade with the New York Rangers on Tuesday for defenseman Steven Kampfer and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.  McIlrath, the No. 10 pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, cleared waivers on Oct. 28 and was sent to Hartford of the American Hockey League after playing one game for the Rangers this season. He played 34 games with New York as a rookie in 2015-16, finishing with two goals, four points and a plus-7 rating.  Kampfer, 28, was a healthy scratch for 12 of Florida’s 13 games. A fourth-round pick (No. 93) of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 NHL Draft, Kampfer has nine goals and 23 points in 134 NHL games with the Boston Bruins, Minnesota Wild and Panthers. He agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Rangers on July 1, 2014, but was traded to the Panthers with center Andrew Yogan for right wing Joey Crabb on Oct. 6, 2014.  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-york-rangers-trade-dylan-mcilrath-to-florida-panthers/c-283535638
  • Jacob Trouba Signs, Finally! Restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Jets on Monday.  The 22-year-old will make $2.5 million this season and $3.5 million in 2017-18. General manager Kevin Cheveldayoff said Trouba will fill a void in the lineup for the Jets, who are 5-7-1 and without injured defensemen Tyler Myers (lower body) and Mark Stuart (lower body).  https://www.nhl.com/news/jacob-trouba-agrees-to-terms-with-winnipeg-jets/c-283509082    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba rescinded his trade request Tuesday, one day after signing a two-year contract.  Trouba, 22, had asked for a trade through his agent, Kurt Overhardt, on Sept. 24, citing a desire to play on the right side, his natural side.  https://www.nhl.com/news/winnipeg-jets-jacob-trouba-rescinds-trade-request/c-283528340
  • All Transactions: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/transactions

Injuries

  • Chicago Blackhawks rookie centerTyler Motte could miss up to three weeks with a lower-body injury, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday.  Motte, who has three goals and three assists this season, was injured when he went into the boards during the second period of the Blackhawks’ 4-3 overtime victory against the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Motte, 21, was Chicago’s fourth-round pick (No. 121) in the 2013 NHL Draft. https://www.nhl.com/news/blackhawks-tyler-motte-out-2-3-weeks/c-283530936
  • Carolina Hurricanes defensemanJustin Faulk is week to week with an upper-body injury, coach Bill Peters said Tuesday. Faulk had an MRI Monday. He did not travel for the rematch against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-CR, NHL.TV). Faulk was injured during a 4-1 loss to the Devils at PNC Arena on Sunday. He has three goals and six points in 11 games.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets defensemanSeth Jones will miss three weeks because of a hairline fracture of his right foot sustained during a 2-1 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues at Scottrade Center on Saturday. Jones, 22, was placed on injured reserve Monday. He has three goals, six points and a plus-1 rating while averaging a Blue Jackets-high 24:14 of ice time in 10 games this season.  The injury occurred during the first period of the game when Jones was tied up with Blues forward Patrik Berglundhttps://www.nhl.com/news/blue-jackets-seth-jones-out-with-hairline-fracture/c-283500400
  • New York Islanders defensemanTravis Hamonic will miss 4-6 weeks because of an upper-body injury.  Hamonic was injured blocking a shot by Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon at 12:13 of the first period in a 4-3 shootout loss at Barclays Center on Saturday. He played two more shifts but did not return after leaving the game at 18:16 of the first.  In 12 games this season, Hamonic has two goals and five points, and is averaging 19:46 of ice time per game.  The Islanders will recall defenseman Adam Pelech from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Monday, Newsday reported. Pelech, 22, has four points and a plus-3 rating in 10 AHL games. He had two points in nine games for the Islanders last season.  https://www.nhl.com/news/new-yorks-travis-hamonic-out-4-6-weeks/c-283480076
  • The Buffalo Sabres will be without defensemanZach Bogosian for weeks because of a sprained MCL.  “It’s a knee injury, MCL, and it’s more between a one and a two grade MCL sprain,” Coach Dan Bylsma said. “It’s weeks at this point.”  Bogosian sustained the injury during the first period of the Sabres 2-1 win against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday and left the game. Rookie defenseman Casey Nelson will take Bogosian’s spot in the lineup and will be paired with Dmitry Kulikov against the Maple Leafs. Nelson has played in one game this season on opening night against the Montreal Canadiens.  https://www.nhl.com/news/buffalos-zach-bogosian-has-mcl-sprain/c-283369226
  • ForwardTyler Ennis of the Buffalo Sabres will be out for several weeks after having groin surgery Thursday 11/10.  Ennis has one goal and one assist in 12 games. He played 7:33 in a 4-0 loss at the Boston Bruins on Monday and sat out a 2-1 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators at home on Wednesday.  Ennis was limited to 23 games last season because of two concussions. The second came on Dec. 30, 2015, when he was checked by Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin. Ennis missed the remainder of the season.  https://www.nhl.com/news/sabres-tyler-ennis-to-miss-time-after-surgery/c-283589256
  • ForwardNoel Acciari of the Boston Bruins is expected to miss four weeks because of a lower-body injury.  Acciari, 24, has two assists and a plus-1 rating in 12 games.  He played 6:23 in a 4-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, well below his average ice time of 10:00 per game, and didn’t play in a 3-2 loss at the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.  In two seasons with the Bruins, Acciari has three points, all assists, 12 penalty minutes and 26 shots on goal in 31 games.
  • ForwardJannik Hansen of the Vancouver Canucks will be out 4-6 weeks because of a fractured rib.  He was injured during Vancouver’s 6-3 loss at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday and has not played since.  Hansen, 30, has two goals and four assists in 12 games. Last season he had NHL career-bests of 22 goals and 38 points in 67 games.  In 549 NHL games, all with the Canucks, he has 101 goals and 228 points.

Suspensions/Fines

  • Los Angeles Kings defensemanTom Gilbert has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie during NHL Game No. 142 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 1, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 16:34 of the second period.  https://www.nhl.com/news/los-angeles-kings-tom-gilbert-suspended/c-283375754
  • Arizona Coyotes defensemanOliver Ekman-Larsson has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.  NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below:
Citation #   |   Player Fine(s)   |   * Head Coach Fine(s)

1   |   Warning   |   N/A
2   |   $2,000   |   N/A
  |   $3,000   |   N/A
  |   $4,000   |   N/A
  |   $5,000   |   $2,000
  |   $5,000   |   $3,000
  |   $5,000   |   $4,000
  |   $5,000   |   $5,000

Milestones/Records/Honors:

  • New York Rangers forwardRick Nash scored his 400th NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.  Nash scored on the power play at 5:27 of the third period off a pass from Pavel Buchnevich that beat goalie Jacob Markstrom to make it 2-2. The Rangers lost 5-3.  The 32-year-old has seven goals in 14 games this season. He had 15 in 60 games last season.  Selected with the No. 1 pick in the 2002 NHL Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, Nash is an 11-time 20-goal scorer, eight-time 30-goal scorer, and has scored at least 40 goals three times. His NHL career high is 42, set in 2014-15 with the Rangers.  Nash, who tied for the NHL lead in goals (41) with Ilya Kovalchuk and Jarome Iginla in 2003-04, has 400 goals and 343 assists in 936 games with the Blue Jackets and Rangers in 14 NHL seasons.  Nash, who is the 92nd player to score 400 NHL goals, is ranked sixth among active players, trailing Jaromir Jagr (750), Jarome Iginla (613), Alex Ovechkin (532), Marian Hossa (505) and Patrick Marleau(484). Shane Doan has 397.  https://www.nhl.com/news/rangers-rick-nash-scores-400th-career-nhl-goal/c-283544178
  • Playing in his 14th NHL game, 18-year-old rookiePatrik Laine (3-1-4) scored his second career hat trick(also Oct. 19 vs. TOR) and had a career-high four points when the Winnipeg Jets scored a season-high eight goals en route to a victory against the Dallas Stars.  Laine has 11 goals and 15 points to lead the League in goals, two more than the next-closest players (Mark Scheifele and David Pastrnak: 9). He is the first player to score at least 11 goals in his first 14 NHL games since 1992-93, when three players — including Teemu Selanne — achieved the feat.  Elias notes that Laine became the fourth player in the NHL’s modern era (since 1943-44) to earn multiple hat tricks within his first 14 career games. The others: Bernie Federko (1976-77), Bernie Nichols (1981-82) and Bob Gaudreau (1992-93).  score at least 11 goals in his first 14 NHL games since 1992-93, when three players — including Teemu Selanne — achieved the feat.  Laine also became the fourth player in NHL history to score multiple hat tricks before celebrating his 19th birthday, joining Toronto’s Jack Hamilton (1943-44), Winnipeg’s Dale Hawerchuk (1981-82) and Vancouver’s Trevor Linden (1988-89).

NHL Debuts:

Other Interesting Stories:

  • Las Vegas will announce its name and logo during an event at Toshiba Plaza in Las Vegas on Nov. 22. Among those expected to attend are NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and Las Vegas owner Bill Foley. Las Vegas was granted a franchise June 23 to become the 31st NHL team and will begin play next season. The expansion draft will be held June 18-20, 2017 and the selections will be announced June 21. Foley had said Oct. 8 that the name would be the Desert Knights, Silver Knights or Golden Knights, and that the colors will include gray, gold and a red-rock hue from the Nevada landscape.
  • Marek Svatos, a right wing who played seven NHL seasons with the Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators, died Saturday at the age of 34. Selected by the Avalanche in the seventh round (No. 227) of the 2001 NHL Draft, Svatos had 100 goals and 172 points in 344 games, 316 with the Avalanche. He last played in the NHL in 2010-11 with the Senators.  Avalanche executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic played with Svatos in Colorado from 2003-09.  Svatos had NHL career highs of 32 goals and 50 points in 61 games as a rookie in 2005-06 before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury. He had 26 goals in 62 games in 2007-08 until a knee injury kept him out of the final 16 games.  After leaving the NHL, Svatos played six games with HC Slovan Bratislava in the Kontinental Hockey League in 2012-13 and 26 games in 2013-14 with his hometown team, HC Kosice, in Slovakia.  https://www.nhl.com/news/marek-svatos-dead-at-age-34/c-283477418

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

Team (last week)

  1. Montreal (1)
  2. NY Rangers (3)
  3. Pittsburgh (5)
  4. Chicago (6)
  5. Washington (4)
  6. Edmonton (2)
  7. Tampa Bay (11)
  8. St Louis (14)
  9. Detroit (12)
  10. San Jose (9)
  11. Los Angeles (19)
  12. Anaheim (20)
  13. Minnesota (7)
  14. Boston (13)
  15. Ottawa (8)
  16. New Jersey (10)
  17. Winnipeg (25)
  18. Columbus (15)
  19. Florida (17)
  20. Philadelphia (18)
  21. Calgary (22)
  22. Toronto (23)
  23. Buffalo (16)
  24. NY Islanders (24)
  25. Nashville (26)
  26. Dallas (27)
  27. Colorado (21)
  28. Arizona (30)
  29. Carolina (29)
  30. Vancouver (28)

 

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  vs CBJ on 11/10, @ ARI on 11/12, @ COL on 11/13

NYR:  @ CGY on 11/12, @ EDM on 11/13, @ VAN on 11/15

CAR:  vs ANA on 11/10, vs Was on 11/12, vs SJ on 11/15

Highlights of upcoming week

  • WAS @ CHI on FRI
  • DET @ MON on SAT
  • SJ @ TB on SAT
  • TOR @ PIT on SAT
  • MON @ CHI on SUN
  • NYR @ EDM on SUN
  • FLA @ MON on TUE
  • TB @ DET on TUE
  • EDM @ ANA on TUE
  • PIT @ WAS next WED

NCAA Minute:

  • Penn State a minor surprise at 7-1-1. Best win is vs #9 Notre Dame
  • Huge rivalry in west took center stage, North Dakota vs Minnesota. 5-5, 2-0 Minn.
  • Interconference records: http://www.uscho.com/stats/interconference/division-i-men/2016-2017/
  • Maine – 2 home losses to #5 BC, 6-1 and 3-2. Now 3-5-2
  • 2 podcasts, USCHO Live!, and College Hockey Today.

USCHO.com poll

November 07, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota-Duluth (50) 7- 1-2 1000 1
2 Denver 6- 2-0 934 2
3 Boston College 8- 2-1 870 5
4 Boston University 4- 2-1 857 4
5 Massachusetts-Lowell 6- 2-2 763 7
6 North Dakota 5- 3-1 743 3
7 Quinnipiac 5- 3-1 665 6
8 Minnesota 4- 2-2 578 13
9 Notre Dame 4- 3-1 535 9
10 Harvard 3- 0-1 512 12
11 Minnesota State 7- 3-0 477 10
12 Penn State 7- 1-1 454 14
13 St. Cloud State 4- 4-0 445 8
14 Ohio State 5- 1-3 345 11
15 Bemidji State 8- 2-0 284 18
16 Union 8- 2-1 208 20
17 Providence 3- 3-2 193 15
18 Michigan 4- 3-1 180 17
19 Yale 2- 1-0 167 16
20 Lake Superior 6- 2-0 72 NR
Others receiving votes: Western Michigan 52, St. Lawrence 51, Vermont 35, Northeastern 31, Dartmouth 25, Holy Cross 8, Omaha 8, Wisconsin 6, Air Force 1, Robert Morris 1.

Read more: http://www.uscho.com/rankings/d-i-mens-poll/#ixzz4PZoM6BZm

 

KHL Minute:

  • Just getting going after first international break.
  • Team Russia made a great start to the international season by winning the Karjala Cup in Helsinki. Victories over Finland (5-1), Sweden (3-2) and the Czech Republic (3-0) saw Oleg Znarok’s men power into top spot in the opening stage of the Euro Hockey Tour. http://en.khl.ru/news/2016/11/06/326881.html
  • SKA Moscow 12 in a row

 

Picks of the week:

 

Wayne:

  • The story of USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free program began more than 10 years ago, when it collaborated with the NHL, the NHL Players’ Association and equipment manufacturers to brainstorm ideas on how to get children new to hockey to try it without the initial cost of spending money on equipment. The mission statement was simple: Provide kids with an experience that will inspire and motivate them to play the game, and for parents to get involved growing it at the grassroots level. Seven years ago, USA Hockey held its first Try Hockey For Free Day at the University of Denver, where more than 100 kids participated in two one-hour sessions. From there, the program evolved to sessions in 10 facilities across Connecticut before expanding into the rest of New England.  Pat Kelleher, USA Hockey’s assistant executive director of membership development, knew he was on to something.  “We looked at that and said, ‘We put a lot of time, effort and resources into one location. How do we make this bigger?'” Kelleher said.  Entering its seventh season, Try Hockey For Free Day is bigger and better; a record total of nearly 500 locations will host events Saturday as part of Come Play Hockey Month. The initiative has introduced the sport to more than 116,000 children between ages 4 and 9 in the past six seasons from every state except Hawaii, and it continues to grow thanks to momentum generated from the support of the League and its 30 teams.  The growth of hockey in the United States also is significant. The team that won gold at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics had players from four states: Massachusetts, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Today, three times as many are producing players at the highest level, and players who have competed in the IIHF World Junior Championship have come from at least 10 states.  The term “non-traditional hockey market” has become obsolete. The game is thriving in the Sun Belt, which received a bigger boost when Scottsdale, Arizona, native Auston Matthews excelled playing for the U.S. in numerous tournaments and the Swiss National League A before the Toronto Maple Leafs selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft; Matthews was the first U.S.-born player to be chosen No. 1 since Patrick Kane by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007.  There are 2 Try Hockey For Free Days this year.  The first is This Saturday, 11/12, and the second is during Hockey Week in America on 2/25/17.  Go to TryHockeyForFree.com for rink locations and details!  https://www.nhl.com/news/children-introduced-to-sport-with-try-hockey-for-free-program/c-283571296

 

Steve:

  • Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner…

 

 

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The Hockey Nuts Podcast, Season 1, Episode 13 is live!

On this episode of the Hockey Nuts Podcast, we reveal the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of October, and for the last week.  We get you caught up with Dallas and Buffalo’s injury situation, and Boston’s goalie situation.  We discuss the recent performances of our favorite teams, and we get you fired up for the NHL action upcoming this week.  We also introduce our new weekly feature, our weekly power ranking of NHL teams.  We’ll have all this, plus some College Hockey talk, the KHL minute, and our picks of the week.

 

 

The Hockey Nuts logo final

 

THN Episode 12 Show Notes

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Opening Remarks

  • World Series Game 7
  • Gas Shortage in the South?
  • Who is your favorite team?

 

Scores

Upcoming games

 

Standings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

 

Week’s Headlines

 

Our teams performances last week:

Bos:  1-0 W @ Det on 10/29, 2-1 W @ FLA on 11/1

NYR:  3-2 L @ Car on 10/28, 6-1 W vs TB on 10/30, 5-0 W vs STL on 11/1

CAR:  3-2 W vs NYR on 10/28, 4-3 L vs Phi on 10/30, 2-1 OTL @ Ott on 11/1

 

 

 

Transactions

  • With goaltenderCraig Anderson‘s situation uncertain given his wife’s cancer diagnosis and backup Andrew Hammond out with an injury, the Ottawa Senators traded for goaltender Mike Condon on Wednesday.  The Senators acquired Condon, 26, from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Ottawa’s fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft.  Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Hammond is expected to be out at least another week with a groin injury. Anderson, who could leave the Senators at any time to attend to his wife’s situation, was backed up by two inexperienced goaltenders, 22-year-old Chris Driedger and 24-year-old Matt O’Connor.  Condon made his NHL debut on Oct. 11, 2015 for the Montreal Canadiens against the Senators in Ottawa’s home opener, a 3-1 win by the Canadiens. With goaltender Carey Price injured, Condon started 51 games for the Canadiens last season and was 21-25-6 with a 2.71 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.  Condon was undrafted and signed with the Canadiens in 2013 after completing his college eligibility at Princeton.
  • All Transactions: http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/transactions

Injuries

  • Update on Dallas injuries:   Dallas Stars right wing Ales Hemsky could miss the rest of the regular season after having surgery to repair a torn hip labrum Monday. The injury occured while playing for Team Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey 2016.   “He will be out of the lineup for 5-6 months as he recovers and rehabilitates,” general manager Jim Nill told the Stars website. Hemsky, 33, missed the first four games of the regular season, then played 25 shifts totaling 15:32 of ice time against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 22. He appeared to lose speed as the game went along and went back on injured reserve the next day.   As for other Dallas players, Mattias Janmark could miss the entire regular season because of a knee injury. Cody Eakin is 2-3 weeks away, according to Ruff, and hasn’t practiced since injuring his knee on the first day of training camp. Patrick Sharp hasn’t skated since sustaining a concussion against the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 20, but he did work out off the ice Sunday.   Forwards Jamie Benn (undisclosed) and Patrick Eaves (lower body) are playing through pain. Center Jason Spezza played against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday after missing two games because of a lower-body injury. https://www.nhl.com/news/ales-hemsky-expected-to-miss-5-6-months/c-283275958
  • Minnesota Wild left wingZach Parise is week to week with a lower-body injury. The 32-year-old did not play in a 4-0 win against the Dallas Stars on Saturday after he was injured in a 4-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. The Wild moved rookie Joel Eriksson Ek from center to left wing with Parise out of the lineup. They also recalled forwards Tyler Graovac and Christoph Bertschy from Iowa of the American Hockey League.  In eight games this season, Parise has two goals and six points. He scored his 300th and 301st NHL goals in a 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders on Oct. 23, and has 625 points in 769 career games with the Wild and New Jersey Devils. https://www.nhl.com/news/zach-parise-week-to-week-for-minnesota-wild-with-lower-body-injury/c-283234506
  • Ottawa Senators goalieAndrew Hammond left the game Friday against the Calgary Flames with a lower-body injury.  He was replaced by Chris Driedger to begin the second period after allowing a goal on four shots. Ottawa led 2-1 after the first. https://www.nhl.com/news/andrew-hammond-leaves-senators-game-with-lower-body-injury/c-283207940
  • Update in Buffalo: The Buffalo Sabres got positive news regarding injuries to center Jack Eichel and left wing Evander Kane, and they may have goalie Robin Lehner back from illness on Sunday.  Eichel is out of the walking boot he’s had on since he was injured during practice on Oct. 12.  “Jack [Thursday], was at two weeks and a day and got the boot off,” Bylsma said. “I don’t know exactly what his exercise level that he moved to, but I know that he was walking in the boot for a few days before [Thursday] and got the boot off [Thursday] and we saw him walking around postgame [Thursday] with the boot off.”  Kane sustained four cracked ribs during Buffalo’s opening night 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 13. Just over two weeks after being injured, he’s nearly ready to resume workouts.  Lehner rejoined the Sabres at practice Friday after missing the past four days with a stomach illness.

 

 

Suspensions/Fines

  • Detroit Red Wings forwardSteve Ott has been fined $2,222.22, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for spearing Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara during NHL Game No. 115 in Detroit on Saturday, Oct. 29, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 0:12 of the first period.  https://www.nhl.com/news/red-wings-steve-ott-fined-for-spearing/c-283250492
  • Boston Bruins forwardDavid Pastrnak has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi during NHL Game No. 95 in New York on Wednesday, Oct. 26, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.  The incident occurred at 10:55 of the second period. Pastrnak was assessed a minor penalty for illegal check to the head.  Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Pastrnak will forfeit $10,277.78. The money goes to the Players’

Emergency Assistance Fund.  https://www.nhl.com/news/david-pastrnak-of-boston-bruins-suspended/c-283184286

  • Tom Gilbert

 

Milestones/Records/Honors:

  • Edmonton Oilers centerConnor McDavid, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weberand Florida Panthers center Jonathan Marchessault have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of October.  McDavid paced the NHL with 5-7-12 in nine games to power the Oilers (7-2-0, 14 points) to the top of the Pacific Division and Western Conference.  Weber led all defensemen with 4-6-10 in nine contests to guide the Canadiens (8-0-1, 17 points) to first place in the League standings, highlighted by a seven-game winning streak to close the month.  Marchessault shared the League lead with six goals and tied for third overall with 11 points in nine games to lift the Panthers to a 4-4-1 October (9 points).  https://www.nhl.com/news/connor-mcdavid-three-stars-of-october/c-283293356
  • Toronto Maple Leafs centerWilliam Nylander, who led all rookies with seven assists and 11 points in nine games, has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October.  Nylander edged teammate Auston Matthews (6-4-10 in 9 GP), Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine (6-2-8 in 9 GP), Philadelphia Flyers center Travis Konecny (1-6-7 in 10 GP) and New York Rangers left wing Jimmy Vesey (5-1-6 in 9 GP) for the honor. https://www.nhl.com/news/william-nylander-named-nhl-rookie-of-the-month-for-october/c-283299166
  • Ottawa Senators goaltenderCraig Anderson, Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnykand Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Oct. 30.  Anderson stopped all 59 shots he faced to post a 2-0-0 record and guide the Senators (5-3-0, 10 points) to third place in the Atlantic Division.  Dubnyk also was flawless, denying all 94 shots against in three starts to lead the Wild (6-2-1, 13 points) to a 3-0-0 week and first place in the Central Division.  Weber registered 3-2-5, including a pair of game-winning goals, to power the Canadiens (8-0-1, 17 points) to a 4-0-0 week and the top of the NHL’s standings.  https://www.nhl.com/news/craig-anderson-devan-dubnyk-and-shea-weber-named-stars-of-the-week/c-283270350
  • Louis Blues defensemanJay Bouwmeester will play his 1,000th NHL game against the New York Rangers on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-MW, NHL.TV).  The 33-year-old, who was selected by the Florida Panthers with the No. 3 pick of the 2002 NHL Draft, doesn’t garner much attention off the ice. But on it, his presence has been felt since the day he made his NHL debut with the Panthers against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Oct. 10, 2002. Bouwmeester will become the 307th NHL player and 17th active player to play 1,000 games.  Bouwmeester, who has 81 goals and 296 assists in 999 regular-season games with the Panthers (471 games), Calgary Flames (279) and Blues (249). “He says the right things at the right time that need to be said when you need it to be said. He doesn’t waste any time. He has the gift that his mother [Gena] gave him.”  https://www.nhl.com/news/jay-bouwmeester-of-st-louis-to-play-1000th-nhl-game/c-283276258
  • Pittsburgh Penguins forwardEvgeni Malkin scored twice against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday to reach 300 NHL goals.  Malkin scored No. 300 at 8:33 of the third period to break a 4-4 tie. Pittsburgh won 5-4.  He scored No. 299 at 9:38 of the second period to give Pittsburgh a 4-2 lead.  Malkin has five goals this season. The 30-year-old has played 653 NHL games after making his debut on Oct. 18, 2006.  Malkin is the sixth player to score 300 goals for the Penguins (Mario Lemieux, 690; Jaromir Jagr, 439; Sidney Crosby, 342; Jean Pronovost, 316; Rick Kehoe, 312). Of the 300, 24 have come against the Flyers.  https://www.nhl.com/news/evgeni-malkin-scores-300th-nhl-goal/c-283231498

NHL Debuts:

 

 

Other Interesting Stories:

  • The United States and Canada will play outdoors at New Era Field, home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills, in the preliminary round of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship on Dec. 29, 2017. USA Hockey and the Buffalo Sabres announced the date and matchup of the first outdoor game to be played in any IIHF world championship at KeyBank Center in Buffalo on Friday.  “It’ll be the largest crowd to ever attend a junior hockey game, and it’s terrific with our friends from the Sabres and the Bills to be able to make history again as part of the World Junior Championships 2018 in Buffalo,” USA Hockey executive director David Ogrean said.  The U.S.-Canada outdoor game highlights the return of the tournament to Buffalo for the first time since the 2011 WJC.  Since the 2011 WJC, HarborCenter was built next door to KeyBank Center, and those two venues, along with New Era Field, will host all the games.  S.-Canada will be the first hockey game played at New Era Field since the 2008 NHL Winter Classic when the Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins.  https://www.nhl.com/news/united-states-canada-to-play-outdoors-at-2018-wjc/c-283202364
  • 2016 World Under-17 Challenge is currently going on in SSM, ONT, at Essar Centre, which has some of the top 2018 draft eligible talent (YOB 2000) playing in it. 8 team tournament, 3 teams from Canada, (Red, White, and Black), USA, CZE, RUS, SWE, FIN.  Round Robin Round just completed, and all 8 teams move to the QF round.  USA finished 2-1 and won the #2 seed in the QF.  Local kid, Tyler Weiss is playing for team USA, and has played in all 3 games, 0 pts, and 2 PIM.   USA plays SWE in QF at 12 PM on Thu, 11/3.

The Hockeynuts.com Power Rankings:

https://www.nhl.com/standings

  1. Montreal
  2. Edmonton
  3. NY Rangers
  4. Washington
  5. Pittsburgh
  6. Chicago
  7. Minnesota
  8. Ottawa
  9. San Jose
  10. New Jersey
  11. Tampa Bay
  12. Detroit
  13. Boston
  14. St Louis
  15. Columbus
  16. Buffalo
  17. Florida
  18. Philadelphia
  19. Los Angeles
  20. Anaheim
  21. Colorado
  22. Calgary
  23. Toronto
  24. NY Islanders
  25. Winnipeg
  26. Nashville
  27. Dallas
  28. Vancouver
  29. Carolina
  30. Arizona

Upcoming Schedules:

Boston:  @ TB on 11/3, vs NYR on 11/5, vs Buf on 11/7, @ MTL on 11/8

NYR:  vs EDM on 11/3, @ Bos on 11/5, vs Win on 11/6. Vs Van on 11/8

CAR:  @NSH on 11/5, vs NJD on 11/6, @ NJD on 11/8

Highlights of upcoming week

  • FLA @ WAS SAT 5
  • CHI @ DAL SAT 5
  • PIT @ SJ SAT 5
  • TB @ FLA MON 7
  • EDM @ PIT TUE 8
  • SJ @ WAS TUE 8
  • CHI @ STL WED 9

 

NCAA Minute:

  • Maine T, L vs Colgate, now 3-3-2. Maine has 2 games vs #5 BC (6-2-1) this weekend Friday in Portland, Sat in Orono.  First Conference games for Maine
  • USCHO No 2 UMD beat No 1 UND, 5-2 and 3-0 at UMD over the weekend. First time a #1 played #2 since NCAA tournament in 2014, when #1 Union beat #2 Minnesota on 4/12/14.
  • Interconference records: http://www.uscho.com/stats/interconference/division-i-men/2016-2017/
  • Rankings

 

October 31, 2016

Team (First Place Votes) Record Points Last Poll
1 Minnesota-Duluth (50) 5- 1-2 1000 2
2 Denver 6- 2-0 915 3
3 North Dakota 5- 2-0 909 1
4 Boston University 3- 2-0 829 4
5 Boston College 6- 2-1 765 8
6 Quinnipiac 4- 2-1 726 6
7 Massachusetts-Lowell 4- 2-2 685 5
8 St. Cloud State 4- 2-0 557 10
9 Notre Dame 4- 3-1 544 7
10 Minnesota State 6- 2-0 537 9
11 Ohio State 5- 0-2 509 15
12 Harvard 2- 0-0 452 13
13 Minnesota 3- 2-1 446 12
14 Penn State 5- 1-1 253 19
15 Providence 3- 3-1 247 14
16 Yale 1- 0-0 223 17
17 Michigan 3- 3-1 209 11
18 Bemidji State 6- 2-0 188 20
19 Vermont 4- 1-1 145 NR
20 Union 6- 1-1 110 NR
Others receiving votes: Northeastern 88, Lake Superior 44, Wisconsin 42, Omaha 25, St. Lawrence 19, Miami 15, Dartmouth 6, Western Michigan 5, Air Force 4, Holy Cross 3.

 

No votes for Maine this week.

 

 

 

 

KHL Minute:

  • KHL schedule taking a break. Called their “international break”.  No games from 11/2 until 11/6.  Only 3 games on 10/30, 2 on 10/31 and 1 game on 11/7, and no games for CSKA and SKA from 10/28-11/8.  Those two teams have majority of team Russia players.  The League devised the calendar with the interests of Team Russia in mind, and as a result, there will be three breaks in the schedule to accommodate each stage of the Eurotour (Oct. 29 – Nov. 6, Dec. 10 – 18, and Feb. 4 – 12).   Eurotour info:  http://www.eurohockey.com/league/1141-euro-hockey-tour.html

Picks of the week:

 

Wayne:

 

Steve:

 

 

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