Link City: No suspension for Rinaldo

Flyers goon Zac Rinaldo responded to his "hit" on Zbynek Michalek. He won't be suspended. [Philly] James van Riemsdyk could return to the Flyers lineup soon. Nicklas Grossmann did not practice Thursday. [CSN Philly] Capitals owner Ted Leonsis thinks Boston is getting the benefit of the doubt because they are the defending Cup champs. [Puck […]

Link City: Ping Pong war; Shaw suspended

The Blues took a 2-1 series lead after beating the Sharks 4-3 last night.  Todd Bertuzzi stopped the Predators from using the Red Wings ping pong table.  He didn't move the table himself like it was first reported but he told security.  [Detroit Free Press] Hal Gill is still not ready to make his return […]

Link City: who cares

The Kings stunned Vancouver last night and now have a 3-0 lead.  Everyone's opinion in the hockey world is that Marc-Andre Fleury is a clutch goalie, except for Ryan Lambert.  He is a brave soul. [Puck Daddy] Senators Daniel Alfredsson will be a game time decision tonight.  [NHL] The Rangers released a [statement] about the […]

Link City: injury news, Overtime winners

A pane of glass fell on the Bruins' David Krejci after he and the team celebrated an overtime goal.  [Puck Daddy] Florida/New Jersey kicks off tonight in which will probably be a solid series.  Florida is making their return to the playoffs after a long playoff drought. Scott Mellanby is smiling somewhere. [Preview] No update […]

LINK CITY: Previews all over the place

[Pic via @HF_Steve ] For any links you have tweet @eddiespaghetti7  Boston's Tim Thomas walked out of a media Q&A after someone asked him if he was concerned about the White House stuff being brought up, given the Bruins opponent. [Boston] Jonathan Toews will be a game time decision for Game 1 on Thursday. [Chicago Tribune] […]

Link City: Clowe’s play; Toews comeback uncertain

Drew Doughty reacts to Ryane Clowe playing the puck from the bench, more on that later in the post. Florida's Stephen Weiss will be making his first appearance in the playoffs after ten years of waiting. [Puck Daddy] Florida clinched after Buffalo lost to Philadelphia. The Capitals will probably head into the playoffs with Braden […]

Link City: Berube mouths off

Flyers assistant coach, Craig Berube, thinks that Malkin and Crosby are the two dirtiest players on the Penguins. [PHT] Berube knows a thing or two about being a dirt ball, he once punched a referee in the face: Peter Laviolette and the Flyers can no longer look forward to having ribs from a West […]

Link City: Milbury apologizes; Penguins not happy

Mike Milbury formally apologized to the Penguins for his comments yesterday. [Puck Daddy] "I reached out to David Morehouse and the Penguins about the comments I made yesterday on Philadelphia radio. In hindsight, I realize what I said was inappropriate and wrong, and I want to apologize to the Penguins organization and their fans." Shero […]

Link City: Letang update

. *Taylor Hall's bobble head can't even stay healthy. Kris Letang will miss the next two games, Matt Niskanen is still skating on his own; Joe Vitale returned to practice but is not ready to play. [Pens] The Blue Jackets signed goalie Shawn Hunwick to a one day amateur tryout contract after Steve Mason was […]

Link City: Injury updates, other news

Kris Letang will miss tonight's game with a lower body injury; Ben Lovejoy will be having knee surgery and will miss 3-4 weeks. [Trib] Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is day-to-day because of a chip fracture in his right foot.  [Philly] Oilers forward Taylor Hall is out for the season, he is undergoing shoulder surgery. [CBC] […]

Link City: Quebec; Strait, Despres recalled

Quebec City is another step closer to bringing back NHL hockey, the city will be building a new $400 million arena that is inspired by CEC.  Hopefully they don't clone Ryan Mill. [Yahoo] Update: Brian Strait and Simon Despres have been recalled from WBS.  [PG] Evgeni Malkin was named first star of the week.  [NHL] […]

Link City: Keith in trouble

Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is in trouble after elbowing Canucks forward Daniel Sedin in the head.  Sedin is out indefinitely. [CBC] Video of the hit after the jump. Shane Doan was given a 3 game suspension yesterday for elbowing Jamie Benn in the head, expect Keith to get the same. The Phoenix Coyotes are […]

Link City: Nabokov signs extension

Shea Weber and the Predators are ready to embrace Alexander Radulov again.  [ESPN] Evgeni Malkin is the first player to register four 5 point games in a season since Lemieux and Forsberg did it in 95-96. [NHL] The Islanders signed Evgeni Nabokov to a contract extension.  [Yahoo] Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier has to remove the […]

Link City: Predators get Radulov and sentenced

Alexander Radulov is on his way to Nashville; Nashville might be the best team in the West.  [Puck Daddy] Former junior coach Graham James was sentenced to two years in prison for sexually abusing Theo Fleury and another former player.  [TSN] The Oilers signed goaltending prospect Tyler Bunz to an entry level deal.  [TSN] Flyers […]

Link City: Radulov update, Jets fans

Ryan [Lambert], from Puck Daddy,  thinks Malkin should win the Hart.  Winnipeg Jets fans are getting carried away with chants. They chanted "Jordan's better" at his brother Eric last night.  Oh and the Hurricanes are only five points out of the playoffs.  [PHT] Alexander Radulov is getting closer to joining the Nashville Predators.  He could […]

Link City: Stamkos scores 50

Some Pens news first; Kris Letang might be in the lineup tomorrow night.  [Trib] Steven Stamkos became the 7th player in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season twice before the age of 23.  [NHL] Not much of a labor update at the General Manager meetings.  Nothing going on with the Coyotes either.  […]

Link City: Return of Radulov?

(Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog scored the game winner last night in OT vs. the Ducks) The pieces are in place for Alexander Radulov to return to the Nashville Predators.  [NHL]  This is a pretty significant move for the Predators if he decides to join them.  NHL GMs don't think there is much more they can […]

Link City: Malkin for Hart; State of the Sharks

For those that didn't see already, Malkin won't be getting suspended or fined for his hit on Johnny Boychuk yesterday.  [PG]  Claude Julien was not pleased with the hit.  [Trib] Dejan Kovacevic presents a good case as to why Malkin should win the Hart trophy.  [Trib] Dan Carcillo signed a two-year contract extension with the […]

Link City: Grabovski signs extension

The Maple Leafs and Mikhail Grabovski agreed to a five year, $27.5 million contract extension.  Elliotte Friedman breaks down the [deal].  Brian Burke is getting [jobbed] by the Toronto media. The Bruins [signed] FA goalie Marty Turco to back up Tim Thomas.  Tuukka Rask is out 4-6 weeks lower abdomen/groin strain.  Sharks coach Todd McLellan […]

Link City: Grapes vs. Burke

Don Cherry called out Toronto GM Brian Burke for not having any players from Ontario on his roster.  [Puck Daddy]  Things aren't looking good for injured Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom as he has gone back to Sweden to spend time with his family.  [NHL]  The Capitals denied he is going to Sweden to see a […]

Link City: Malkin in SI

The new [Sports Illustrated] has an article about Evgeni Malkin. "Geno can dominate because he understands the spatial part of the game so well," says Bylsma, using the Americanization of Malkin's Russian nickname, which is pronounced ZHEN-ya. "In sheer skill level Geno probably has to be rated higher [than Crosby]. There's magic there, a little […]

Link City: Blah

Todd Bertuzzi and the Red Wings finalized a two year deal.  [Red Wings] Jonathan Toews crashed into a pole in Chicago today.  He left the scene in an ambulance but it's nothing serious. [Chicago Tribune] Former NHL player Sean Pronger wrote an article on [] talking about his experience during the trade deadline.  Another article, written […]

Link City: Ruutu, Vermette

Jagr beat the Jets last night in OT after Wayne Simmonds tied the game late in regulation.   Tuomo Ruutu signed an extension with the Hurricanes worth $19 million over four years.  [Canes] Columbus traded Antoine Vermette to Phoenix in exchange for draft picks and Curtis McElhinney.  [TSN] A few weeks ago Ralph Nader wrote an open letter to […]

Link City: Player Poll

Here are the results of the Hockey Night in Canada / NHLPA Player Poll:   The Red Wings [waived] Ty Conklin.   Rangers [fans] made it clear they don't want Rick Nash. Kyle Brodziak signed a three year [extension] with the Wild. If the playoffs started today, here would be the [matchups].   Hockey Day […]

Link City: Gill to Preds

Montreal traded Hal Gill to the [Predators] for Blake Geoffrion, Robert Slaney and a second-round pick in 2012.  The Predators get a conditional fifth-round pick if Geoffrion plays 40 games for Montreal next season.   Last night, the [Sharks] acquired Dominic Moore and a seventh-round pick in a trade with the Lightning.  The Sharks gave […]