Posts Tagged ‘Edmonton’

I was able to join the game with about 9 minutes to go in the 3rd. Caught some of the second on radio. Retired Hockey Mom needed a couple of cortisone shots for a fibromyalgia flare-up. Major owie.

Ducks took a point out of the barn of one the NHL’s hottest teams tonight. Our guys took more from the Sharks tonight than any of Phoenix, Vancouver, Colorado, Edmonton and Calgary had done. For those looking for a measuring stick, there you go. What I saw was smart, accountable hockey. This team continues to impress with its ES dominance. Our guys also showed great discipline by limiting the Sharks to just two PP’s.

Matt “Homeboy” Beleskey who was just 2:45 away from his first winning goal since 2009-10 said, “If we bring that game every night, we’ll be in good shape.”

What our Ducks didn’t do was put the Sharks away when opportunities presented. Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan each had the game on their stick late in regulation time. We went 0 for 4 on the PP.

Every guy in that room knows we let one get away tonight. It’s not one you hang your head over though. It’s one you suck up and use to motivate yourself to the next level.

 

Our Ducks allege that Lubo voided his No Trade Cause when he approved the trade from Edmonton to Anaheim. Sounds like a bit of stretch but I don’t have the contract language.

It is common practice that players are paid s premium to waive a NTC and/or NMC. The issue is two-fold, the legal issue raised by our Ducks and if defeated the monetary value of Lubo’s NTC.

What is really going on here is that the parties, our Ducks and Lubo, are being good soldiers for the NHL and the NHLPA, respectively. I’ve heard of NTC’s being waived for as little as $5k-$10k. The money is a non-issue.

Frankly, we’re a better team with Lubomir Visnovsky.