Monthly Archives: April 2009

Puck Stops Here: Cammalleri Non-Suspension B.S.

The main differences that the NHL has played up in explaining the lack of a suspension in this case is that it was a close game (so the resulting penalty mattered) and Cammalleri is a skilled player as Calgary’s top goal scorer this season.  Cammalleri is not a goon.  At 5’ 9” and 185 pounds…

Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: The Family Discount

It is one thing for a team to pony up $6-7 MM on a long term contract for a free agent, but its another to pay $13.5-$14 MM on a long term contract for two free agents. Particularly when everyone is running scared on league revenues and a falling salary cap. There aren’t that many…

New York Rangers sign Matt Gilroy to multiyear deal

The BU captain isn’t eligible to join the Rangers on their current playoff run. He will attend the club’s late summer training camp with an eye on making their 2009-10 NHL roster. via Sources: New York Rangers sign Boston University’s Matt Gilroy to multiyear deal – ESPN.  

Petty Schadenfreude Watch

Calgary loses, Cammalleri loses it. Double-plus good. San Jose loses. It would be nice if they could be swept. Anaheim wins. You can’t have everything. Ideally, they’ll crush the Sharks and then lose to Detroit.  

MacTavish Signs Long Term Deal Not

Two Edmonton-based sportswriters in a cab heading to the morning skate prior to last night’s Stanley Cup playoff game here sent a text to MacTavish inquiring about the press conference the Oilers had called inquiring if he’d made his decision either way. “Yes,” MacT responded. “I just signed a long-term deal. See U at the…

Adam Proteau’s Blog: Flames, Sharks scorers cause costly losses

Cammalleri … erred terribly when he drilled Blackhawks forward Martin Havlat in the head after a faceoff; Cammalleri almost certainly will (and definitely should) be suspended for the same swinging motion to the head that got Philadelphia’s Daniel Carcillo banned for Game 2 of the Flyers’ series against Pittsburgh. Cammalleri was playing his first NHL…