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ē Uh, Getty Images, this really isnít cool. That said, itís probably time for the full Messier, Getzy.
Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback is out indefinitely for the Tampa Bay Lightning with a bum ankle. Luckily, they have Dustin Tokarski in the oh right they totally and inexplicably traded him. [Raw Charge]
ē Has Buffalo Sabres forward Drew Stafford asked for a trade? ďNo, absolutely not. Thatís not something thatís part of my character, I was brought up a certain way and Iím here to focus on the controllables and thatís how Iím playing. If Iím going in there and demanding this and demanding that, thatís just not the type of person I am, so Iím never going to quit no matter how bad it gets.Ē [WGR]
ē Interesting stuff from Cam Charron about the Lethbridge Hurricanes and how the Washington Capitals have told them to change their uniforms because, well, theyíre basically the Washington Capitalsí jerseys. [Buzzing The Net]
ē New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller will line up together against the Florida Panthers. Said Kreider on NY pressure: ďI donít think thereís a microscope, and I donít think thereís added pressure. I just think they want to help you reach your potential. Itís no more, no less (under the microscope) than it was down there with those (Whale) coaches, too, which is a good thing. Youíd rather be under the microscope than (not).Ē [Daily News]
ē Scott Lewis comes up with the fighting advanced stat called ďKordicĒ that measures punches thrown and missed. Itís pretty awesome. [Backhand Shelf]
ē Ryan Lambert doesnít love everything. But he does love him some Teemu Selanne. ďAnd obviously I understand that no 42-year-old man is looking to play another eight years in a professional sport as tough as hockey, but just the idea that this might conceivably happen is enough to keep me warm. You also have to wonder what the quality of the Ducks this year might mean for Selanneís return at least for, say, next season. Is he, like Corey Perry, liking what he sees from his teammates enough that next season is at least a possibility? Letís hope so. Because Teemu is the greatest.Ē [Two-Line Pass]
ē Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey Leagueís Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has claimed forward Zach Boychuk on waivers from the Nashville Predators. Because if thereís one thing Carolinaís good at, itís racing cars, growing tobacco and bringing hockey player reruns. [Hurricanes]
ē The Canes get Tuomo Ruutu back from injury. [Hurricanes]
ē David Krejci is a game-time decision for the Boston Bruins. [Bruins Blog]
ē Mike Green is also a game-time decision for the Washington Capitals. [Capitals Insider]
ē Daniel Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks isnít nearly being selfish enough. ďThe teamís most visible failing has been on the power play, and thatís where Daniel has been MIA. The loss of Ryan Keslerís right-hand shot and the inability to develop consistent production from the point hasnít helped. But when youíre an Art Ross and Ted Lindsay Trophy winner, more is expected ó and a lot more is expected of Daniel than two power play goals in 29 games.Ē [Province]
ē The NHL hath deemed Niklas Kronwallís hit on Charlie Coyle as OK for the realm of supplemental discipline. [Malik]
ē The Los Angeles Kings will head to the White House next week to meet President Obama and pray that Jonathan Quick doesnít reveal himself as a member of the Tea Party. [The Hill]
ē Finally, the Russian judge only gave Andrew Shaw a 5.0 on this one: