Associated Press and Lexis / Nexis report:
The NHL has fined Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis $100,000.00 (U.S. currency) for his actions involving disgruntled fan Jason Hammer (go Hammer; go Hammer – U Can’t Touch This!) last Sunday night following yet another Caps home loss.
The New Jersey Devils are rumored to be talking to the Carolina Hurricanes for the next big trade. Rod Brind’amour is the player the Devils have their eye on right now.
Here are the latest rumors that are circling around the league….
I had planned on making this a short article. For those of you that know me, you know that wasn’t very likely. But I will at least keep the opening short for once. Let’s begin, shall we?
Many people believe that what the senators need to win the cup is to get a little tougher and, from recent rumours about Bondra, add one more talented forward.
I’ll admit watching Ottawa play is a treat. They have so many players that can burn you and the defense looks solid. (Chara moves so well for a big guy.)
It’s vital for a National Hockey League team to have a couple of good stay-at-home defenseman in their lineup.
A stay-at-home defenseman is a d-man who has a defense first attitude, will rarely join an offensive rush, and does not pinch in the offensive zone. These are the guys you don’t see scoring too many points, but can hold together a defensive unit and get a team to the playoffs.
As he was skating closely along the boards with the puck, Lindros lost the possession a bit and reached forward to regain possession of the puck when Capitals defenseman Jason Doig purposely set himself up to knock Lindros out. Good job Mr. Doig, a very clean hit, but your sick thoughts of purpose and intention by setting yourself up knowing it was Big E, just proves to the NHL that you are a cheap shot artist.
However, Lindros did not gow down. He got back up quite quickly wanting to charge at Jason Doig. Next shift when both players meet again, Lindros charged Doig by dropping his gloves and fought with the defenseman, though no serious punches thrown. At the end of the period, Lindros showed a dazed expression and did not return in the 3rd period.
The severity of this is unknown, but either it was not too severe since Lindros fought Doig after the hit or Eric Lindros is just a bull.
Get well soon Eric.
p.s. Washington committed over 10 holding and hooking actions, almost none of the obvious ones were called. Yes, referees do suck. My view on the current Rangers status coming up shortly.
According to Chicago Blackhawks GM Bob Pulford, Alexei Zhamnov WILL be traded by the Hawks come the Trade Deadline.
As repoted by TSN the Florida Panthers are looking to dip into the trading market for a top 4 defencemen.Florida has struggled this season but sit 3rd in the Southeast division.Injuries have plagued the Panthers defence this season as Jay Bouwmeester,Mike Van Ryn and Branislav Mezei are all sidelined.