It’s funny how quickly the NHL forgets its rulebook and continuously changes it on the fly.
This past Monday, NHL head disciplinarian Colin Campbell warned the 16 NHL general managers whose teams are in the playoffs that harsh punishment would come down on any pregame shenanigans during warmups. The warning said that should an incident take place, the offending team could lose a roster spot on the night the incident takes place, meaning the disciplined team would be forced to play the game with 17 skaters and two goalies. Campbell also said that goalie interference would not be tolerated.
As they made their way to summer vacations, both Jarome Iginla (Calgary) and Martin St. Louis (Tampa) made it clear they would be open to being traded. Iginla, an icon in southern Alberta, made it equally clear that he is not looking to be dealt, that he wants to stay, but only if that’s what Flames management wants, too.
The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t beat the trend — or the Los Angeles Kings — and are heading to Hollywood tied 1-1 in their opening-round Stanley Cup playoff series.
All seven series that have reached the two-game pole are even at 1-1. Every team that won its opener lost the next time out, and the Canucks were no exception Saturday night.
Maple Leafs President and General Manager Brian Burke has made it no secret that his number one intention this offseason is to improve the team’s top six forward group. Outside of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak , the Leafs lack proven offensive players which are crucial to the team’s playoff hopes next season. After orchestrating the major trades on January 31st, Burke has shored up the team’s blue line and goaltending for the time being.
Some of the top players that I can name include
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