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    justpassingthru No Rest For The Wicked

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    Just for argument sake if the playofs were to start today in the East, Montreal, Ottawa, Boston, Washington, Columbus and Pittsburgh would be in with the Rangers and Flyers getting WC spots.

    In the West, Minnesota, Chicago, Nashville, SJ, Anaheim and Edmonton would be in with LAK and Calgary getting the WC spots.

    But there are still between 25 and 30 games left for most clubs so a lot will change by then
     
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    And give it all you got!
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    People think its funny,
    But it is really hot and runny!!
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    Blue denotes a win, red a loss and white an overtime loss(still resulting in one point)
    Eastern Conference
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    Currently the NY Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs are in the WC spots in the East.

    The Nashville Predators and LA Kings in the West.
     
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    Crosby gets 1,000th point, then leads Penguins by Jets in OT

    He notched his 1000th point with 21 seconds left in overtime to win 4-3 and in doing so became the 86th player in NHL history to reach that milestone.

    The two-time MVP and Stanley Cup winner reached 1,000 points in 757 games. Only 11 players got there faster. None of them are playing anymore.
     
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    The Trade Deadline is March 1st, 2017 ...
     
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    Fucking Oilers kicked my Flyers asses 6-3 last night at Rogers Place.

    Vermette suspended 10 games, will appeal
    The NHL announced Thursday Anaheim Ducks centre Antoine Vermette is suspended 10 games for slashing a linesman. Vermette will appeal the suspension.
     
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    The NHL’s Looming Expansion Draft is a Consistent Thorn in Every Team’s Side This Trade Deadline. The Expansion Draft Has Been Impacting Every Team’s Trade Intentions This Season.
    NHL trades are being heavily influenced by the expansion draft coming this June as the Vegas Golden Knights officially join the NHL.

    The expansion draft has very specific requirements regarding how many players a team can protect and expose in face of the draft. These rules and regulations are causing teams to examine their rosters closely to assure they can protect the right layers and have just the right players to expose.

    The Rules
    * Clubs will have two options for players they wish to protect in the Expansion Draft:

    a) Seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender

    b) Eight skaters (forwards/defensemen) and one goaltender

    * All players who have currently effective and continuing “No Movement” clauses at the time of the Expansion Draft (and who to decline to waive such clauses) must be protected (and will be counted toward their club’s applicable protection limits).

    * All first- and second-year professionals, as well as all unsigned draft choices, will be exempt from selection (and will not be counted toward their club’s applicable protection limits).

    (Full Expansion Draft Rules via NHL)

    The Impact on NHL Trades
    The rules of the expansion draft are impacting every move that these teams are making because they need to fit the specific criteria for expansion.

    Teams who have a high number of players with no movement clauses are going to face a difficulty as they head towards the end of the season.

    Having to protect certain players then lowers a team’s opportunity to keep necessary players that they need. Players with no movement causes are automatically protected and if they amount to more or equal to the limit, the team has some work to do.

    These NHL teams are going to be looking to find players to fit the criteria for exposure, as hard as it sounds. These teams with players approaching expiring contracts are also going to be looking to get as much out of any moves they can do.

    Most teams who will be looking to make trades will either be in search of draft picks, prospects, first and second-year NHL-ers, or players rooted in a no movement clause. The problem this creates is a trade market mostly filled with players exempt from expansion draft exposure.

    While some teams are looking to make substantial deals this deadline, especially Cup contending teams who need a few more pieces, each move will be done with a lot of thought behind it. Teams need to prioritize players they need to protect, especially since they can protect a certain amount.

    Trading for a top player seems like a great move for any team but when that player is risking exposure, say a team has too many no movement clauses on the roster, it becomes an extremely risky move.

    Awaiting Moves
    The trade deadline is coming up fast on March 1st and there isn’t much telling what kind of moves are yet to be made.

    Sure, the Avalanche are confidently shopping Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene and the Blues are still pretty positive they’ll move Kevin Shattenkirk before losing him for nothing, but nothing is positive until it happens.

    The only thing for sure is that the Vegas Golden Knights have the biggest upper hand this trade deadline. The team has been consistently scouting their future NHL family and are probably pretty positive which players might be available to them.

    These NHL teams will do their best to make the best moves possible around this looming expansion draft but no matter how badly a team wants to stay worry-free about the draft, it is still will have a big impact on the moves the team makes.

    At the bare minimum, these teams need to assure they can expose the minimum one d-man, two forwards and one goaltender to the draft. And from there the team needs to assure the player has played the necessary amount of games and is signed for the coming season.

    This looming draft is bound to have a big effect on trades and re-signings as the league heads into the second-half of the season. Even the teams with the most flexibility will be considering the coming draft in the moves they might plan to make.
     
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    Habs all smiles and optimism as Julien takes over Canadiens
    1st game behind Montreal bench comes Saturday against Winnipeg
    Carey Price says it feels like a brand new season is starting for the Montreal Canadiens with Claude Julien now at the helm.

    Julien ran his first practice with his new team on Friday, three days after replacing Michel Therrien as Montreal's head coach. Julien's first game behind the bench will be Saturday afternoon against the Winnipeg Jets.

    For Price, Julien's arrival feels like a fresh start.

    "He has a positive vibe to him," said Price, who was on Team Canada with Julien at the World Cup of Hockey in September. "Every time I've worked with him he's been easy to talk to. He was very positive, very upbeat.

    "(Today) kind of felt like a new season."

    The goaltender's comments were echoed throughout Montreal's dressing room after their hour-long practice on Friday, which capped off the team's bye week.

    'Clean start'
    "Guys are getting a bit of a clean start," said captain Max Pacioretty. "We got a boost of energy and came into this practice feeling refreshed from the break."

    Added defenceman Nathan Beaulieu: "He (Julien) is enthusiastic and excited to be here. He seems like a guy who accepts challenges and wants to win under all circumstances."

    Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin fired Therrien on Tuesday, hoping to breathe new life into his team and put an end to a prolonged slump.

    Montreal, though still leading the Atlantic Division, has one win in its last seven games and is 6-10-2 since the first week of January.

    The Habs started the season 13-1-1 but have been playing .500 hockey ever since (18-18-7). Montreal has only scored 10 goals in seven games this month, with half of those coming in the team's only win in February — 5-4 against Arizona.

    Price says the players were simply no longer responding to Therrien's message.

    "We weren't playing with as much enthusiasm as maybe we should have been," he said. "The guys weren't playing with a lot of confidence either. (Therrien's firing) woke everybody up."

    Friday's practice — under the watchful eyes of hundreds of Canadiens fans at the team's training facility — was the team's first skate since a 4-0 loss against Boston on Sunday.

    Julien shuffles lines
    In one of his first moves as head coach, Julien shuffled the lines and put centre Alex Galchenyuk on the first trio with Pacioretty and Alexander Radulov.

    Galchenyuk frequently played with wingers Paul Byron and Artturi Lehkonen under Therrien instead of with Montreal's top goal scorers.

    The 56-year-old Julien, now in his second stint with the Habs after coaching the team from 2003 to 2006, says any changes made now are simply tentative. The veteran coach, who spent a decade with the Boston Bruins before he was fired on Feb. 7, warned that he is still figuring things out with his new team.

    "I don't want to change everything," said Julien, who won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011. "I'm just making slight adjustments. These guys have a brand new opportunity here. The players will appreciate that.

    "I'll try some things, and if it doesn't work, then we'll adjust accordingly."

    Julien's first big test will be a Jets side that has lost five of their last six games.

    "I want us to be a hard team to play against," said Julien, who signed a five-year deal with the Canadiens. "And that doesn't mean that we're running everyone through the boards. I want to make it hard for other teams to have success. And if they're going to score goals, they're going to have to earn them.

    "That's what hard to play is."

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    The Calgary Flames still don't have a goalie signed for the 2017-18 season and are looking at Marc-Andre Fleury again as the trade deadline approaches ...

    Their goaltending has been underwhelming this season which is a shame since their offense is doing their job.
     
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    Hockey playoffs are still a few games away so let's take a look at some Curling since it is an ice sport too lol.
    Rachel Homan opens Scotties with extra-end win over Chelsea Carey
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    Ontario skip Rachel Homan calls the sweep while taking on Canada during the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in St. Catharines, Ont. on Saturday


    Ontario's Rachel Homan opened the Canadian women's curling championship Saturday with a 7-5 win in an extra end over defending champion Chelsea Carey.

    Homan controlled the game early stealing a point in the second end and scoring a deuce in the fourth. But she gave up a steal of two in the seventh and led 5-4 without the hammer heading into the 10th.

    Carey was held to a single point to tie it. Homan, the crowd favourite at the Meridian Centre, hit to score two for the win with her last rock of the game.

    Manitoba's Michelle Englot scored two in the 10th to pull out a 7-6 win over Quebec's Eve Belisle. Nova Scotia's Mary Mattatall opened with a 5-4 victory over B.C.'s Marla Mallett.

    Galusha triumphs
    Kerry Galusha's Northwest Territories rink downed New Brunswick's Melissa Adams 5-3 in Saturday's opening draw to secure the final berth in the 12-team field at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts.

    Adams, Yukon's Sarah Koltun and Nunavut's Geneva Chislett are going home early in the final year of the unloved play-in of the four lowest-seeded provinces and territories.

    The three-year experiment with it is over with Curling Canada introducing 16-team formats to next year's men's and women's national championships.

    The 2018 Hearts and Tim Hortons Brier will each incorporate all provinces and territories, Team Canada, Northern Ontario, and a 16th team to be named later.

    The qualifier wasn't a hurdle Galusha had to clear when she skipped N.W.T. nine times at the Tournament of Hearts between 2001 and 2013.

    After falling a win short of the main draw the last two years, Galusha was too relieved to still be playing Saturday to heavily bash the format making its exit.

    'It's been a cruel last couple years'
    "It's been a cruel last couple years," Galusha said. "This feels amazing to be on the other side of it.

    "Losing the last two years, I was crying because we lost. This year I'm crying because we won.

    "The territories have not been represented the last two years. It's huge to have a territory in it this year, for sure."

    Her Yellowknife team then won their first game of the main draw, beating Prince Edward Island's Robyn MacPhee 9-4 at night.

    Alberta's Shannon Kleibrink, Manitoba's Michelle Englot, Nova Scotia's Mary Mattatall and Stacie Curtis of Newfoundland and Labrador also started out 1-0.

    P.E.I's MacPhee, Quebec's Eve Belisle, B.C.'s Marla Mallett, Northern Ontario's Krista McCarville and Saskatchewan's Penny Barker joined Carey at 0-1.

    Kleibrink downed McCarville 11-6, Curtis beat Barker 7-4 and Mattatall edged Mallett 5-4. Englot scored two in the 10th to pull out a 7-6 win over Belisle.
     
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    In the Scotties:

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    Four games in progress so updates later.
     
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    Maple Leafs to wear green St. Pats jerseys on March 18
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    As the Maple Leafs continue to celebrate their centennial season, the team announced on Tuesday that they will wear the green jerseys of the Toronto St. Pats in a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 18.


    Prior to being named the Maple Leafs, the top professional hockey team in Toronto were known as the St. Pats, named after the Toronto St. Patrick’s Ontario Hockey Association team, which purchased the struggling Toronto Arenas franchise. As the St. Pats, the team won the Stanley Cup in 1921-22.

    The team was known as the St. Pats until 1927, when new owner Conn Smythe renamed the team the Maple Leafs.

    Also, there were only two games last night:
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    The trade deadline is March 1st so no sense posting all rumors and I will have a full list of trades after the deadline has gone but here are a few notes of interest ...

    Big game hunting?
    With the Washington Capitals' acquisition of Kevin Shattenkirk Monday night, one big name is off TSN Hockey's Trade Bait List, but there are several still available, including the new top dog, Matt Duchene.

    TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger questioned whether the New York Islanders could go after the Avs' star forward, who he called a good fit for the team.

    Interested to see if Garth Snow goes big game hunting. Oilers say Eberle isn't moving. Duchene is a good fit for Isles...1/2

    — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 28, 2017
    Colorado needs a young D as part of return. Hamonic might not be right fit. Duchene is eager to move. Still tough to make work now. 3 way?

    — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) February 28, 2017
    Dreger added that Duchene is eager to move and the Avs would be looking for a young defenceman in return for Duchene. The Islanders have Travis Hamonic, but he might not be the right fit for Colorado.

    On Insider Trading, Bob McKenzie added the asking price for Duchene - and Gabriel Landeskog for that matter - remains very high: three or four high-end pieces, one of which would likely have to be a young defenceman.

    Duchene has 16 goals and 36 points in 55 games for the Avalanche this season, and could make a strong offensive pairing with John Tavares in New York.



    Fleury decision coming
    The Pittsburgh Penguins have a decision to make on Marc-Andre Fleury. The veteran goalie is now No. 2 on the Penguins' depth chart at the position and the assumption is he'll be traded at one point or another. Pittsburgh GM Jim Rutherford told the NHL Network he will decide whether that point is now in the 48 hours before the Trade Deadline, according to Jonathan Bombulie of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

    "In an interview with the NHL Network on Friday, Rutherford said he had yet to receive an offer for Fleury, but acknowledged the veteran goaltender would “like to get playing.” The GM said a decision would be made in the 48 hours before the deadline."

    Bombulie listed the difficulties of trading Fleury on Wednesday, which include Fleury's contract - $5.75 million per season for two more years, his no-movement clause, the perceived weak market for goalies, and the fact the Penguins would have to replace him with another veteran backup goalie for their playoff run.

    Bombulie also listed a number of teams that could be in the market for goalies however, including the Flames, Stars, Senators, Flyers, Hurricanes, Blues, and Jets.



    Fire sale
    The Tampa Bay Lightning have already made some moves ahead of Wednesday's Trade Deadline, with the goal to ease their impending salary cap crunch.

    TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie suggested the team could make a similar decision with forward Valtteri Filppula.

    TB aggressive, moving rentals Bishop/Boyle, while still chasing playoffs so no surprise to hear TB trying to be creative to ease cap crunch.

    — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 28, 2017
    TB has list of 16 teams Valtteri Filppula can be traded to; 13 he can't. Belief is TB has approached him to consider waiving to one of 13.

    — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 28, 2017
    Unclear at this point if Filppula waiving is a possibility before 3 p.m. ET trade deadline on Wed. As they, or I, like to say: Stay tuned.

    — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 28, 2017
    McKenzie reported Filppula has a list of 16 teams he can be traded to and the belief is the Lightning have approached him to consider waiving his no trade clause to the other 13 teams.

    Filppula has seven goals and 34 points in 59 games for Tampa Bay this season.



    Looking forward?
    Rumours surrounding the New York Rangers leading up to the Trade Deadline have mostly involved their pursuit of defencemen. But Larry Brooks of the New York Post suggested the team might be better off using their assets to pursue a top-line forward.

    Brooks reasoned that Adam Clendening, who has spent a lot of the season as the Rangers' seventh defencemen, has been playing well and could be better than any blue-liner the Rangers could acquire, especially with Kevin Shattenkirk off the market and now with the division rival Washington Capitals.

    And the Rangers have been in a goal-scoring rut of late, having potted two goals or fewer in five of their last six games. Brooks listed some offensive rentals that could be more useful for the Rangers, including Patrick Sharp and Radim Vrbata.
     
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