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Dennis Wideman suspension is NHL’s gift to its referees (Puck Daddy)
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Dennis Wideman of the Calgary Flames was suspended 20 games on Wednesday for what the National Hockey League felt was an attack on linesman Don Henderson. This is double what many expected from Colin Campbell and the NHL, but it makes sense given that the impetus here wasn’t to punish Wideman but to let the […]

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NHL suspends Wideman 20 games for abuse of official (The Associated Press)
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The NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games on Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman last week during a game, the second-longest suspension in NHL history for abusing an official. Wideman was suspended for violating the league rule on physical abuse of officials after he struck linesman Don Henderson and knocked him down during […]

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Kevin Klein out indefinitely with fractured thumb (Puck Daddy)
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On Wednesday, the New York Rangers announced one of the more consistent parts of their blueline will miss an indefinite amount of time with a fractured thumb. Kevin Klein was injured in New York’s Tuesday night loss to the New Jersey Devils when he was slashed in the right hand by forward Reid Boucher. Klein […]

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Wild-Rangers Preview (The Associated Press)
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The New York Rangers picked up right where they left off at the All-Star break – with inconsistent results. New York faces a Minnesota team that’s lost eight of nine and continues a road-heavy stretch at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. The Rangers (27-18-5) won two in a row for the first time since […]

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Stars-Avalanche Preview (The Associated Press)
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With his legal issue resolved, Semyon Varlamov can again man the net for the Colorado Avalanche. Whether he’ll get the chance to continue the Avs’ – and his own – dominance of the visiting Dallas Stars on Thursday night remains to be seen. Varlamov posted an 0.99 goals-against average and a .972 save percentage during […]

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No hearing for Gudas; Regier leaves Coyotes; King Byfuglien? (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
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Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com .   The Don Cherry first-pitch card from Topps is also pretty perfect. pic.twitter.com/w7UyADOAVy — Mike […]

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Berube, Nelson lead Islanders to 5-3 win over Wild (Yahoo Sports)
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Mobbed at center ice after his first NHL win, Jean-Francois Berube was understandably all smiles after the game. Thanks to Brock Nelson’s team-leading 20th goal that broke a tie late in the second period and Berube’s 40 saves, the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 Tuesday night. ”It’s always better when you get […]

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5 bold predictions for the unofficial second half of the NHL season
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We're into the nitty-gritty. The NHL's postseason push is now officially underway with just two-and-a-half months left in the regular-season schedule. Here are five bold predictions for the stretch run: Montreal drafts in the top 5 After six wins in 25 games before the All-Star break and a difficult stretch of four games in six […]

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Notable NHL suspensions for abuse of officials
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Notable NHL suspensions for abuse of officials

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Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Eichel, Skinner smart Wednesday plays (Puck Daddy)
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By Neil Parker It was quite the night in the National Hockey League:  Sidney Crosby  registered a natural hat trick and  Connor McDavid  returned from a lengthy layoff with a three-point night.  There won’t be as many storylines Wednesday, with just three games on the schedule, and especially with a pair of lackluster matchups. Nonetheless, […]

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David Poile says Jimmy Vesey can jump right to NHL if he signs (Puck Daddy)
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Nashville Predators GM David Poile is really going all-in on trying to convince Harvard senior winger Jimmy Vesey to sign with the team and avoid becoming an unrestricted free agent in August. Poile drafted Vesey in the third round in 2012 and has watched his offensive output grow in four years with the Crimson. Last […]

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Sabres-Canadiens Preview (The Associated Press)
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The last time the Montreal Canadiens faced the Buffalo Sabres, they were riding the high of a win streak that fell one game shy of an NHL record. This time around, the Canadiens are about as low as they can get. Montreal seeks just its sixth win during a two-month free-fall when it opens a […]

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