NHL commissioner also takes issue with conspiracy theory, saying it’s ‘both insulting and pure fantasy’
National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman said that his deputies made the correct call on Daniel Sedin’s disallowed goal in Game 3 of the Vancouver-Los Angeles series, and accused Canadian reporters of searching for conspiracies.
So here we are, Joe, right back where we always seem to be at this time of year. It is the first round of the NHL playoffs. Your San Jose Sharks are in them. And that means you are in them too, even though it does not always look that way.
Sure, you appear to be working hard and back-checking well enough, and you are still making those soft, perfect little passes, just like you do during the regular season.
A-train’s last game?
If the Senators lose Thursday night, it could be D Anton Volchenkov’s last game in an Ottawa uniform. He will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and turned down a five-year offer from GM Bryan Murray before the Olympic break.
Q: What is your opinion of signing Jaromir Jagr? I think it would be good on several levels. The man can still play and he would be the face of the franchise, taking the pressure off Tyler Seguin if they draft him. He might also be the catalyst to get Ales Hemsky over the 80-point mark.
The Maple Leafs’ Finnish fishing expedition for 22-year-old goaltender Jussi Rynnas could end in a couple of days.
Agent Allain Roy says the 6-foot-5 free agent will choose an NHL destination in a day or so after a tour of cities in North America and two unscheduled visits from Toronto general manager Brian Burke. The GM chased Rynnas in Helsinki and Montreal to make a pitch.