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Re Torres: This is what I should have said

The distinction made by Joe Pelletier in the post below is, in my opinion, the central issue in the recent suspension debate. Namely: until the league distinguishes unambiguously between intent-to-injure and recklessness, between unsportsmanlike acts of violence and what Pelletier calls “hockey plays gone awry”, there is no way to make heads or tails out…

Vey (x2), Czarnik, Kozun and Andreoff even series

Monarchs top Admirals, knot series | Union Leader Linden Vey scored two goals and the Manchester Monarchs snapped the Norfolk Admirals’ 29-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory in Norfolk during the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Saturday. The win ties the best-of-five series at one game apiece and gives the eighth-seeded Monarchs the upper hand…

Torres hit: really? 25 games?

I don’t like Raffi Torres. I think he tries to hurt people. And checks like he so often delivers are exactly the kind that need to be eliminated from hockey. But I can’t say the 25-game suspension handed down by the league for the hit on Marian Hossa makes a whole lot of sense to…

Friday: yes, there is live Kings hockey tonight

The Manchester Monarchs play the Norfolk Admirals in game one of their opening round series, and for ten bucks you can watch it on AHL Live. Game starts at 4:30PM Pacific time. The Ottawa 67s — featuring Kings prospect Tyler Toffoli — play the Niagara Ice Dogs in game one of round three, and for…

Game 4, Pre-Game: well, THIS is new

  The Kings have never swept a seven-game series before. They’ve never been up 3-0 before either. As far as I can tell, their longest playoff winning streak is five games, starting with the last four games of the 2001 Detroit series and continuing with a win in game one of round two against Colorado.…

Tyler Toffoli, 67s, to OHL Conference Finals

Kings’ prospect Tyler Toffoli leads all OHL players in playoff goals, with 10. 67′s win Game 7 in OT thriller | Hockey | Sports | Ottawa Sun. The 67’s came within 24.1 seconds of ending Game 7 in regulation, but it didn’t matter much in the end. They penned their own movie script ending, taking…

DobberProspects.com: Linden Vey

Linden Vey: LA may have gotten one of the best steals from the ’09 draft. Linden is smaller but that has not hurt his play at all. Linden left junior hockey as the leading scorer of all Canadian Major Junior with 116 PTS in 69 games. He has jumped into a very good AHL program…

Boyle’s Dad asked Lombardi to trade Brian back East

Really interesting article in the New York Post on Rangers’ leading playoff goal-scorer Brian Boyle. You need to read the whole thing, but here’s the best part: Rangers aren’t only big team for Boyle – NYPOST.com One by one, the proud father of Rangers hero Brian Boyle runs down the names and ages of his…