The Bulletin Board keeps you abreast of the latest news
around the NHL Monday-Friday.
- The Nashville Predators signed goalie Pekka Rinne to a
seven-year, $49 million contract extension on his
29th birthday. The deal is the
largest in Predators’ team history and makes Rinne one of the highest-paid
goalies in the league. By contrast,
Philadelphia signed Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million deal this
summer. Nashville still has to lock up
defensemen Ryan Suter and Shea Weber, both of whom would be free agents next
- Rinne shutout the Phoenix Coyotes after signing his
mega-deal earlier in the day.
- Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens made 38 saves in his first
career start as the Leafs cruised by Columbus 4-1. The loss was the Blue Jackets’ 10th of the
season; Columbus didn’t lose its 10th game last season until
- Evander Kane scored his fifth goal in six games as Winnipeg
shutout the New York Islanders 3-0. The
Islanders have now lost six games in a row and been score-less three times
during the losing streak.
- Patrik Elias scored the shootout winner for the New Jersey
Devils against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Should Danny Briere’s shootout
goal have counted?
- Jarome Iginla scored twice to help Calgary send Detroit to
its sixth-straight loss.
- Edmonton goalie Nikolai Khabibulin continued his shocking
start as the Oilers shutout the L.A. Kings 3-0.
Edmonton still leads the Western Conference.
- San Jose scored twice in the third period to force overtime
against Pittsburgh and Ryan Clowe ended up scoring the shootout winner to send
the Penguins packing.
- Philadelphia forward James Van Riemsdyk was a late scratch
last night with a “lower-body
injury,” but there are rumors that JVR
is in Peter Laviolette’s doghouse and may have been benched.
- Minnesota’s Cal Clutterbuck was fighting Vancouver’s Maxim
Lapierre last night when he accidentally
clocked a linesman in the face.
- The Colorado Avalanche has moved
struggling third-year forward Matt Duchene to left wing on a line with Paul
Stastny and Milan Hejduk in an attempt to jumpstart the team’s offense.
- The Detroit Red Wings recalled top
defensive prospect Brendan Smith, who played with Ryan McDonagh and Derek
Stepan at the University of Wisconsin.
- Buffalo forward Patrick Kaleta was suspended four
games for head-butting Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek on Wednesday night.
- The Winnipeg Jets placed goalie Chris Mason on injured
- Jeff Carter will miss his highly-anticipated return to
Philadelphia this weekend as he continues to sit out with
a fractured foot.
- Puck Daddy has assembled a list of beer
prices at every NHL arena.
- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t
want a work stoppage next year.
- The NHL announced new
broadcast agreements with TV networks in Europe. This follows yesterday’s news that the league
inked a big sponsorship deal with Coors Light, so cash seems to be flowing in
- Carolina announced 10
new partners in ownership of the Hurricanes. Among them is GM Jim Rutherford.
- The New Jersey Devils are heading
- There are six games on the schedule tonight with
Chicago @ Tampa Bay leading the way on NHL Network at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Past editions of the Bulletin Board:
- 2011 First-Round Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >
- Jody Shelley Delivers First Controversial Hit of 2011 Season >
- Shanahan Impresses As New NHL Disciplinarian >
– Sidney Crosby Participates In “Controlled Scrimmage” >
– Montreal Signs Chris Campoli >
– Top 2011 Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >
– Sestito Suspended Four Games For Hit On Deveaux >
– Kings Lock Doughty Up With Huge Deal >
– Former Rangers’ Prospects Grachev And Horak Make NHL Clubs >
– Steve Valiquette Is The New Goalie Coach At Quinnipiac University >
– Waiving Of Avery Could Wreak Havoc On The Stars’ Salary Cap Situation >
– Hockey Is Back >
– Jagr Picks Up Point #1,600 In Flyers’ Season-Opening Victory >
– Early Goalie Controversy In Washington? >
Prospal Scores Again For Columbus >
– Pittsburgh Rolling Without Crosby And Malkin >
– Sidney Crosby Cleared For Contact >
– Aaron Asham Is The Talk Of The League >
– Mark Messier Will Run The New York City Marathon >
– Colorado Wins Fifth-Straight Road Game, Leads Western Conference >
– New-look Flyers Off To Fast Start >
- Kessel Carrying The Leafs >
- Dale Weise Scores First NHL Goal >
– Vancouver Acquires David Booth >
- Jagr Scores First Two Goals Of The Season >
- Columbus Finally Wins >
– Montreal Fires Former Rangers’ Assistant Coach Perry Pearn >
– Philadelphia And Winnipeg Combine For 17 Goals!? >
- Edmonton And Ottawa Riding Surprising Hot Streaks >
– Chicago’s Stanley Cup Hangover Is In The Past >
- Ovechkin Benched >
– Brodeur Now Tied For Most Losses In NHL History >
11/4/11 - Predators Lock Up Pekka Rinne >
here for our full 2011-2012 Season Archive >
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