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Fred Derf    217

I was looking at the All-Star Skills competition results and they listed "Henrik Sundin" for the Canucks.

All-in-all the all-star weekend is kind of annoying. I'm already a hockey fan so I'd rather just have games that matter instead of a break in the action. I probably won't watch the actual game since I have a dinner invitation that will conflict.

Although, for the record, "Kaberle, shoot the darn puck!"

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rajputwarrior    280
I was looking at the All-Star Skills competition results and they listed "Henrik Sundin" for the Canucks.

All-in-all the all-star weekend is kind of annoying. I'm already a hockey fan so I'd rather just have games that matter instead of a break in the action. I probably won't watch the actual game since I have a dinner invitation that will conflict.

Although, for the record, "Kaberle, shoot the darn puck!"

you think that was the first words in eglish he was taught... as much as i hate the leafs. Kaberle is a good d-man and if he shot it more, wow. And he proved why he should... Not only is he accurate, but he was ripping them.

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rajputwarrior    280

can you say repeat for the ducks? TEEMU IS BACK :)

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rajputwarrior    280

so the habs rule... enough said, i would like to thank toronto already for helping us acheive first cause we are going to win on thursday and toronto sucks... way to lose eight nothing at home against florida...

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User6060    351

I can't wait for this season to be over, I don't want to admit to myself that the maple leafs even play hockey still...

in fact if i keep telling myself its still the lockout the leafs can't lose if the season is suspended :|

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Boffa Jones    0

The leafs situation is definitely sad. I mean it is still kind of funny for me, but in the end, hockey would definitely be more itneresting if they started to come to games again. I mean seriously, they need to eviscerate that team.

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R-Flex    0
I'd love to see Sundin in Vancouver... *sigh*

It would be absolutely pointless for the Canucks to acquire Sundin. They would lose whatever talent they have, likely the small talent of prospects that they have left, and are not a playoff contender at the moment. Even if they rebounded, they are not close to being a Cup contender. Sundin would come and go and season's end back to the Leafs.

Oh, and I have purchased a nice bottle of champagne for when the Canucks fail to make the playoffs, if only to celebrate with Canuck fans in gloom.

can you say repeat for the ducks? TEEMU IS BACK :)

Always better to have a Finn than a Swede :D

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mikebiacsi    60

Bad night for the Cannucks and the Habs last night, each letting in 6 goals. Oh well.

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Fred Derf    217
so the habs rule... enough said, i would like to thank toronto already for helping us acheive first cause we are going to win on thursday and toronto sucks... way to lose eight nothing at home against florida...

While I won't argue that Toronto sucks (although we did just beat the #1 team), how did the mighty habs do against Ottawa? :D

The leafs situation is definitely sad. I mean it is still kind of funny for me, but in the end, hockey would definitely be more itneresting if they started to come to games again. I mean seriously, they need to eviscerate that team.

Actually Toronto would become more interesting if the fans stopped coming to the games.

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Boffa Jones    0

Last night for the Habs was disgusting. I mean the reality is that it was 6 - 1 but it shouldn't have been more than 3-1 but Huet was cursed. In the end it is just a testament that however good Montreal is, they need a top player to get some consistancy. Here's hoping they get Hossa. Trade Ryder trade Koivu, just get someone effective in there.

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mikebiacsi    60
Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik underwent surgery to close a deep gash on the right side of his neck and was in stable condition Sunday night after he was cut by a teammate's skate during a game.

"The surgery was successful and he's resting comfortably in the hospital," Panthers spokesman Brian Goldman said.

Blood gushed from Zednik's neck after he was hurt midway through the third period of Buffalo's 5-3 victory, creating a frightening moment that delayed the game for about 15 minutes. There was also a brief discussion about postponing the game altogether.

Zednik was behind the play and skating into the right corner of the Sabres' zone, when teammate Olli Jokinen was upended by Sabres forward Clarke MacArthur. Jokinen fell head-first to the ice, and his right leg flew up and struck Zednik directly on the side of the neck.

Clutching his neck, Zednik raced to the Florida bench, leaving a long trail of blood. When he arrived, he nearly fell into the arms of a team trainer, who quickly applied a towel to the cut. Zednik was then helped off the ice by the trainer and teammate Jassen Cullimore, and escorted to the Panthers' dressing room.

"We shouldn't have finished the game," Jokinen said. "I saw the replay, that it was my skate that hit him in the throat. I think we were all in shock. I've never seen anything like that. There are bigger things than (finishing the game). It was terrifying.

"I didn't think anyone on our team was thinking hockey out there after an injury like that. If it was my call, I would have gone to the hospital with him."

Panthers spokesman Justin Copertino said Zednik was transported by ambulance to Buffalo General Hospital. Copertino said the team was making arrangements to have Zednik's wife, Jessica, fly from South Florida to Buffalo by a charter flight Sunday night.

The team was scheduled to return to Miami, but assistant general manager Randy Sexton and assistant trainer Dave Zenobi planned to stay behind with Zednik, Copertino said.

Zednik's injury left players and coaches on both benches stunned, and a silent hush fell over the crowd at HSBC Arena.

NHL vice president Colin Campbell consulted with Sabres general manager Darcy Regier and referee Bill McCreary in a tunnel after Zednik was loaded into an ambulance. Campbell, who was not available for comment, attended the game in part because his son, Gregory, plays for the Panthers.

In a statement, the NHL said that Campbell talked to commissioner Gary Bettman and decided to continue the game after knowing that Zednik was stable, that trainers had stopped the bleeding, and that the teams were willing to go on.

The league said: "The thoughts and prayers of the NHL family are with Richard Zednik, his loved ones, his teammates and the Florida Panthers organization."

"I can fully understand if they wanted to cancel the whole game," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "It was pretty solemn. There wasn't a lot being said (on the bench). There was just more concern for Richard than anything else.

"When you see something like that, it isn't about playing anymore. But I said, 'We're going to finish the game and it's going to be what it's going to be."'

As crews scraped the blood from the ice and the surface was cleaned by Zambonis during the extended delay, the public address announcer said: "Richard Zednik is in stable condition and on his way to a Buffalo hospital."

The crowd stood in applause during the announcement.

Zednik's injury was eerily reminiscent of an injury sustained by Sabres goaltender Clint Malarchuk about 19 years ago at Buffalo's Memorial Auditorium. On March 22, 1989, Malarchuk severed his jugular vein when St. Louis Blues forward Steve Tuttle was upended while skating toward the crease, slicing Malarchuk with a skate.

Malarchuk required over 300 stitches but spent only one night in the hospital, returning to practice after four days. On April 2, he played the final five minutes in the season finale, less than two weeks after his injury.

Panthers defenseman Steve Montador recalled seeing Zednik in a state of shock as he got to the bench.

"He looked pale, he was obviously standing and to a degree, coherent. But he didn't look as focused as you or I right now. He was staring at nothing," Montador said. "That's a pretty brave guy to realize what's going on: Grab your neck and get off the ice."

Zednik has 15 goals and 11 assists this season.

It was the second serious injury caused by a skate this weekend.

On Saturday, NHL linesman Pat Dapuzzo needed dozens of stitches to close a cut on his face after he was hit by the skate of Philadelphia Flyers forward Steve Downie in a game against the New York Rangers.

Dapuzzo, scheduled to retire at the end of the season, didn't return after the second-period injury.

Wow, scary moment for Zednik there. Hope he makes a full recovery.

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rajputwarrior    280
While I won't argue that Toronto sucks (although we did just beat the #1 team), how did the mighty habs do against Ottawa? :D

Actually Toronto would become more interesting if the fans stopped coming to the games.

:(

Last night for the Habs was disgusting. I mean the reality is that it was 6 - 1 but it shouldn't have been more than 3-1 but Huet was cursed. In the end it is just a testament that however good Montreal is, they need a top player to get some consistancy. Here's hoping they get Hossa. Trade Ryder trade Koivu, just get someone effective in there.

i agree, koivu needs help badly, i am sorry, this may get me warned, but if you think trading the heart and soul of the habs for the past 5 plus years is the smart thing to do, you know nothing about hockey or the habs. he is not the problem, he has never had anyone to play with, never a solid goal scorer. The team is garbage without him any true habs fan will tel you that, there are just too many examples to name. His name will be up in the rafters one day, maybe not for his on ice performance, but what he has done for the team and the city. I honestly think it would be funny if they tried to trade him, just to the the reaction by the fans in montreal.

my prayers are to zednick too, i hear he is alright. I still have the article of him scoring the winning goal against boston in game seven with just over a minute left in the third... the buffalo fans are a true example of class to, the standing ovation was awesome.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=O1xQM1LTGK0 be warned, it's not pretty...

Edited by rajputwarrior

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R-Flex    0

Fight night in Vancouver!

Despite the result, it was entertaining, particularly the endless bouts that both sides were very willing to get into.

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rajputwarrior    280

habs finally caught ottawa :)

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rajputwarrior    280

greatest comeback of the year... yeah i think so, awesome game :)

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Matrix XII    38

Both Canuck haters are from BC.. weird.. :unsure:

We've won 2 in a row at least, hopefully we can make the playoffs

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Boffa Jones    0
greatest comeback of the year... yeah i think so, awesome game :)

Greatest comeback of the franchise! Wow, that is amazing.

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R-Flex    0

I'm so disappointed. I was ecstatic after I learned that my Rangers were up by five goals. When I read about it in the morning paper, my entire day was shot. Man.

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Boffa Jones    0

It was the opposite for me. I was at my girlfriends for a dinner thing and i checked the score and it was 5 nothing. I was ****ed, but then i checked it later on like at 1230 and I was blown away. I couldn't believe it.

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rajputwarrior    280

try watching the game, i was ready to cry until ryder scored the first one, then the thought of we have hope came to mind, and as soon as he scored the second one, i knew we could do it.

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Boffa Jones    0

I am at work tonight, but it is another important game considering how close the top of the East is right now. It should definitely be a good game to watch, because after the last game Montreal should definitely be ready to play.

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Matrix XII    38

Canucks win in another shootout!

Man, I'm going grey this season =/

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Boffa Jones    0

Grey?

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mikebiacsi    60

Speaking of shootouts, the avs won a 12 round shootout against the coyotes last night.

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rajputwarrior    280
Canucks win in another shootout!

Man, I'm going grey this season =/

canucks didn't win anything, luongo won... everytime i watch a nucks game all i can't say, "lu deserves better, lu deserves better..."

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