Showing posts with label Kyle Turris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kyle Turris. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Senators Mika Zibanejad scores on pretty odd-man break (video)



Tic-tac-toe, what a beautiful goal. Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad in a nice 2-on-1 breakaway with Senators forward Cory Conacher to even the score at 1-1 against the Washington Capitals.
Enhanced by Zemanta

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Final Third Round Numbers; Former NCAA Hockey Players

Here is the list of NHL hockey players that are currently participating in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs that have played Division I college hockey.
The players are listed by their NHL team. These are players that have played in at least “one” Stanley Cup Playoff game during in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. I have also listed their point totals as well.
This list doesn’t include players from teams that have been eliminated. The list doesn’t include players that are currently injured, or on their teams roster, but haven’t played in the Stanley Cup Playoff games yet.  I will update the list as much as I can.
Points lead after the completion of the third round
The third round is officially over. Former Vermont Catamount Patrick Sharp (8g-6a—14pts) is the leader in the club house.  Former Wisconsin Badgers and current San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski(4g-8a—12pts) hangs on to second place, but his team was eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the defending Stanley Cup Champions
Here’s how the rest of the top six places for former college hockey players in the Stanley Cup playoffs shakes out.
There is a two way tie for third place, is former Michigan State Spartan and current Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2g-9a—11pts) is tied with former Golden Gopher and current Penguins Defenseman Paul Martin (2g-9a—11pts).
In fifth place, is former Ferris State Bulldog forward Chris Kunitz (5g-5a—10pts).  The Stanley Cup playoffs are over for this pair of Penguins, as their team was eliminate by the Boston Bruins 4-0.
Leader Board (National Hockey League rank in parentheses)
1. (6) Patrick Sharp, F, Vermont, 17GP, (8g-6a—14pts)
2. (16) Joe Pavelski, F, Wisconsin, 11GP, (4g-8a—12pts)
3. (19) Duncan Keith, D, Michigan State, 15GP, (2g-9a—11pts)
3. (19) Paul Martin, D, Minnesota, 15GP, (2g-9a—11pts)
5.  (27) Chris Kunitz, F, Ferris State, 15GP, (5g-5a—10pts)

If I have forgotten a player on this list, feel free to drop me a line at thegoon48@gra.midco.net
Boston Bruins (3)
Torey Krug, D, Michigan State, 9GP, (4g-2a—6pts)
Matt Bartkowski, D, Ohio State, 7GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Richard Peverley, F, St. Lawrence University, 15GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Chicago Blackhawks (6)
Patrick Sharp, F, Vermont, 17GP, (8g-6a—14pts)
Duncan Keith, D, Michigan State, 17GP, (2g-9a—11pts)
Jonathon Toews, F, North Dakota, 17GP, (1g-8a—9pts)
Nick Leddy, D, Minnesota, 17GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Victor Stalberg, F, Vermont, 15GP, (0g-3a—3pts)
Brandon Bollig, F, St. Lawrence, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
LA Kings (5) (Eliminated by the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1)
Dustin Penner, F, Maine, 18GP, (3g-2a—5pts)
Rob Scuderi, D, Boston College, 18GP, (0g-3a—3pts)
Alec Martinez, D, Miami, 7Gp, (0g-2a—2pts)
Matt Greene, D, North Dakota, 9GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Jonathan Quick, UMass, 18GP, 9-9, .934 SV% 1.86 GAA
Pittsburgh Penguins (10) (Eliminated by the Boston Bruins 4-0)
Paul Martin, D, Minnesota, 15GP, (2g-1a—11pts)
Chris Kunitz, F, Ferris State, 15GP, (5g-5a—10pts)
Douglas Murray, D, Cornell, 15GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Mark Eaton, D, Notre Dame, 8GP, (0g-3a—3pts)
Matt Niskanen, D, Duluth, 15GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Brooks Orpik, D, Boston College, 12GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Craig Adams, F, Harvard, 15GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Joe Vitale, F, Northeastern, 6GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tanner Glass, F, Dartmouth, 5GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Beau Bennett, F, Denver, 6GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Enhanced by Zemanta

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Second Round: Former College Hockey Players in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs (5/23/2013)

NHL's Stanley Cup.
NHL's Stanley Cup. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Here is the list of NHL hockey players that are currently playing in the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffsthat have played college hockey (Division I & III).
The players are listed by their NHL team. These are players that have played in at least “one” Stanley Cup Playoff game during in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs. I have also listed their point totals as well.
This list doesn’t include players from teams that have been eliminated. The list doesn’t include players that are currently injured, or on their teams roster, but haven’t played in the Stanley Cup Playoff games yet.  I will update the list as much as I can.
Points Lead changes hands
We have a tightening at the top of the points standings. Former Vermont Catamout and current Chicago Blackhawk forward Patrick Sharp (6g-4a—10pts) is tied for the lead with former Wisconsin Badgers and current San Jose Shark forward Joe Pavelski (4g-6a—10pts). 
Here’s how the rest of the top five for former college hockey players, currently playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs shakes out.
In third place; the Pittsburgh Penguins have a pair of players, former Gopher defenseman Paul Martin (2g-7a—9pts) is tied team mate former Ferris State Bull Dog forward Chris Kunitz (4g-5a—9pts).  
Ottawa Senators forwards, former Notre Dame Irish forward Erik Condra (1g-6a—7pts) is tied for fifth with teammate former Wisconsin Badgers forward Kyle Turris (5g-2a—7pts)
1. Patrick Sharp, F, Vermont, 8GP, (6g-4a—10pts)
Joe Pavelski, F, Wisconsin, 8GP, (4g-6a—10pts)
3. Paul Martin, D, Minnesota, 10GP, (2g-7a—9pts)
Chris Kunitz, F, Ferris State, 10GP, (4g-5a—9pts)
5. Erik Condra, F, Notre Dame, 9GP, (1g-6a—7pts)
Kyle Turris, F, Wisconsin, 9GP, (5g-2a—7pts)
The Wisconsin Badgers are well represented in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs; if my math is correct they have six players that are still currently playing in the second round of the SCP.
 If I have forgotten a player on this list feel free to drop me a line at thegoon48@gra.midco.net
 Boston Bruins (3)
Torey Krug, D, Michigan State, 3GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Matt Bartkowski, D, Ohio State, 5GP, (1g-1a—2pts)
Richard Peverley, F, St. Lawrence University, 9GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
 Chicago Blackhawks (6)
Patrick Sharp, F, Vermont, 8GP, (6g-4a—10pts)
Duncan Keith, D, Michigan State, 8GP, (1g-5a—6pts)
Jonathon Toews, F, North Dakota, 8GP, (0g-3a—3pts)
Nick Leddy, D, Minnesota, 8GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Victor Stalberg, F, Vermont, 6GP, (0G-1A—1pts)
Brandon Bollig, F, St. Lawrence, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
 Detroit Red Wings (6)
Gustav Nyquist, F, Maine, 10GP, (2g-2a—4pts)
Brendan Smith, F, Wisconsin, 10GP, (2g-2a—4pts)
Justin Abdelkader, F, Michigan State, 8GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Patrick Eaves, F, Boston College, 9GP, (0g-2a—1pts)
Danny Dekeyser, D, Western Michigan, 2GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Jimmy Howard, G, Maine, 6-4, .923 SV%, 2.43 GAA
 LA Kings (5)
Dustin Penner, F, Maine, 10GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Alec Martinez, D, Miami, 6Gp, (0g-2a—2tps)
Rob Scuderi, D, Boston College, 10GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Matt Greene, D, North Dakota, 1GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Jonathan Quick, UMass, 10GP, 6-4, .944 SV% 1.64 GAA
 New York Rangers (6)
Carl Hagelin, F, Michigan, 10GP, (2g-3a—5pts)
Brian Boyle, F, Boston College, 10GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Derek Stepan, F, Wisconsin, 10GP, (3g-0a—2pts)
Ryan McDonagh, D, Wisconsin, 10GP, (1g-2a—3pts)
Chris Kreider, F, Boston College, 6GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Darroll Powe, F, Princeton, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Ottawa Senators (6)
Erik Condra, F, Notre Dame, 9GP, (1g-6a—7pts)
Kyle Turris, F, Wisconsin, 9GP, (5g-2a—7pts)
Cory Conacher, F, Canisius College 7GP, (3g-0a—3pts)
Colin Greening, F, Cornell, 9GP, (3g-0a—3pts)  
Eric Gryba, D, Boston University, 4Gp, (0g-0a—0pts)
Patrick Wiercioch, D, Denver, 1GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
 Pittsburgh Penguins (9)
Paul Martin, D, Minnesota, 10GP, (2g-7a—9pts)
Chris Kunitz, F, Ferris State, 10GP, (4g-5a—9pts)
Douglas Murray, D, Cornell, 10GP, (2g-1a—3pts)
Mark Eaton, D, Notre Dame, 6GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Matt Niskanen, D, Duluth, 10GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Craig Adams, F, Harvard, 10GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tanner Glass, F, Dartmouth, 5GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Beau Bennett, F, Denver, 4GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
Brooks Orpik, D, Boston College, 7GP, (1g-0a—1pts)
San Jose Sharks (8)
Joe Pavelski, F, Wisconsin, 8GP, (4g-6a—10pts)
Dan Boyle, D, Miami, 8GP, (2g-4a—6pts)
Tommy Wingels, F, Miami, 8GP, (0g-2a—2pts)
Justin Braun, D, UMass, 8GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Matt Irwin, D, UMass, 8GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
T.J. Galiardi, F, Dartmouth, 8GP, (0g-1a—1pts)
Tim Kennedy, F, Michigan State, 3GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Adam Burish, F, Wisconsin, 4GP, (0g-0a—0pts)
Cross-posted at the Hockey Writers Combine.
Enhanced by Zemanta

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Montreal Canadiens vs Ottawa Senators Donnybrook; P.K. Subban is a clown



Tonight, the Montreal Canadiens acted like a bunch of classless hacks. I don't know who the bigger clown is, P.K. Subban or the head coach of the Montreal Canadians. I don't blame the Ottawa Senators for taking the Habs to the wood shed tonight, Canadiens were begging for a beat down and they kept slashing the Senators and they obliged the Canadiens.

I also don't blame the Senators head coach Paul MacLean who called a timeout very late in the game. Make that 17 seconds left in the game. Of course the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens didn't like it. “As far as I’m concerned, it was classless,” Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said.



Finally, talking about classless hacks. P.K. Subban runs his mouth up and down the ice, the guy is an absolute circus clown. Subban leaves his feet to check his opponent and is basically a two bit punk. When asked to fight, Subban turtles or runs and hides behind the refs, unless it's someone that weighs less than him.

Tonight, Subban (6'0" 200 lbs) fought heavy weight fighter Kyle Turris (6'0" 170 lbs), who is another player that is not known for his fighting prowess, according to Hockeyfights.com, Turris has been in three fights during his NHL career. Subban should really be proud of this fight, then he breaks the hockey code by punching Turris as he lays on the ice while he is tied up by the official.


Enhanced by Zemanta

Thursday, August 30, 2012

What’s Travis Zajac worth?

Former Fighting Sioux forward Travis Zajac will be looking for a new unrestricted free agent deal when his current deal expires next summer. Zajac over the course of six seasons he has played in 423 NHL games has scored 91 goals and 164 assist for 255 career points.

According to Cap Geek, Travis Zajac has one more year of a deal that is worth $3,887,500. While Zajac was injured this past season and only played in 15 games during the regular season scoring (2g-4a—6pts), he did pick up his game during the New Jersey Devils run to the Stanley Cup Finals scoring (7g-7a—14pts) during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Zajac was pretty good through much of the playoffs – tieing Bryce Salvador for third in scoring  on the Devils - much like the rest of his Devils teammates - Zajac ran into the Los Angeles Kings buzz-saw during the finals and his game cooled off and he was pretty much held in check like the rest of his team scoring (0g-2a—2pts) in the last five games that he played in.

For comparison sake, former Wisconsin Badger’s and current Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris recently signed a contract extension for 3.5 million dollars per year for five years’ worth 17.5 million dollars. Based on the Turris signing I would have to think that Travis Zajac is going to be due a substantial pay raise.

Breaking it down further, Zajac is currently making only 300,000 more a season than Turris and yet has been substantially more productive on the ice than Turris, this is why I think that Zajac is due is a pretty big raise. Here is the line on Kyle Kyle Turris, he has played in the NHL for parts of five season and has a modest line of 186 NHL games played, he has scored 31 goals and 41 assist for 75 points.

When Zajac’s line mate Zach Parise signed a big unrestricted free agent deal with the Minnesota Wild some suggested that the Minnesota Wild also make an attempt to sign Zach as well. Others have suggested that Zajac will try to sign with the Winnipeg Jets during the offseason next summer.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Players perspective

National Hockey League Players' Association
Here is a players perspective on the present labor dispute... I think he is right the players could really stand to lose a lot if the owners don't budge on their demands - it's possible they might not budge at all. I also think that the owners are trying to break the players union or at least make it less powerful...
CBC Sports --- ally, what can players do? If owners want to stand pat, eventually players would be forced to cave, or take their chances with another league. (Not going to happen. Ever.) We are hockey players, and that’s all we really want to do.

Players aren’t trying to gouge anyone. Really, how can they? There is nothing to be gained from a player’s perspective. At least nothing that is worth arguing over given the shape our game is in. Players were raked over the coals in the last CBA negotiation and we came out with our heads above water. The NHLPA membership as a whole, has survived and thrived under the resulting labour system. The owners had every opportunity to do the same.

Let me pose this question: When was the last time a player held out? Not once in the last seven years has a player under contract to an NHL team held out for more money (CBC note: Nick Boynton missed five games in 2005 and Kyle Turris missed the first two months of the 2011-12 NHL season). It’s not about greedy players. Players just want to play and be compensated fairly in accordance with the money our services generate.

What else can we do? Our careers do not span very long, so why not make as much as you can while the time is right? Contracts are offered by team general managers and honoured dutifully by players. No one holds a gun to anyone’s head during negotiation. So, why now, do we find ourselves in the same boat as 2004-2005?
Enhanced by Zemanta

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kyle Turris helps Sens tie series with Rangers


Former Wisconsin Badger (2007-08) forward Kyle Turris scored the game winning goal 2:42 into the first overtime to give the Ottawa Senators a 3-2 victory against the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Turris has been pretty good during the series against the Rangers and he has (1g-2a-3pts).
Enhanced by Zemanta

Monday, February 27, 2012

Corvo expects Turris to answer the bell.

The @injuryninja visited the Boston Bruins again as both Joe Corvo and Johnny Boychuck left the game on Saturday night after big hits. The Chris Neil hit on Johnny Boychuck was clean, the Kyle Turris hit on Corvo was a dirty hit that warranted supplemental discipline from the NHL.

True to form the Senior VP of Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan did nothing again and proved that he is no better than the guy that preceded him. Hell, let's bring back the Colin Campbell Wheel of Justice.

If we learned anything from Shanahan this season,  we have learned that if you're a player that plays for the Boston Bruins or the Minnesota Wild, don't expect the NHL to protect you, because your fair game and the NHL isn't going to do anything a player that takes a run at a player from either team. 

The Boston Bruins now have three to four players on the shelf with post concussion type syndrome. In my opinion, three of the four hits where of questionable and of the dirty variety, lets review the hits, there was the  Tom Sestito hit on Nathan Horton, the sneaky elbow by Hal Gill on  Richard Peverly and of course the elbow by Kyle Turris on Joe Corvo (video embedded above) all questionable hits that should have warranted some kind of supplemental discipline in my opinion., I mean the could have at least humored us and given the offenders the max fine.

This morning while I was reading my twitter feed today I saw this tweet come up today. Apparently, Joe Corvo is expecting Kyle Turris to answer the bell and fight him on Tuesday Night. That ought to be an entertaining slap feast that will be an instant non classic on Youtube.com
Personally, I would rather see Milan Lucic beat Kyle Turris to a pulp so the Boston Bruins can send a mess that it's not acceptable to run one of their players, especially if the League isn't going to protect them.

With all of the talk from the hand wringing puritans that want to  banning fighting in the NHL, lets point out to them, that none of the four players listed above suffered a head injury from a hockey fight, three of the four player were hit and concussed with questionable, dirty checks, that I would classify as bush league and hits that need to be eliminated from the game of hockey.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Shanahan will not suspend Kyle Turris

Kyle Turris will not be suspended for his hit on Joe Corvo. I think this is the wrong decision and this is the type of hits that need to be eliminated from hockey. I don't know how Shanahan can say that Turris didn't leave his feet. I would like to know what video that Shanny was watching?

Dan Rosen - NHL.com --- Shanahan said Turris told the Department of Player Safety that he slowed down prior to hitting Corvo in order to avoid hitting him in the numbers.

 "We thought that was a good decision," Shanahan said. "He tried to wait until he felt it was going to be a shoulder-to-shoulder check.

" Shanahan said the contact to Corvo's head was made after the Bruins' defenseman opened his left shoulder following his pass. However, Shanahan said the Department of Player Safety did not deem it to be intentional or reckless. He said that Turris' feet were on the ice as he made the hit, but they come off as he's following through on the hit, "almost like he's falling into the boards himself."

"Like some of the suspensions we have had, it wasn't a case of him launching up high into the head," Shanahan added. "All players to a certain degree come off their feet when they drive through a check. That wasn't prior to the hit and he wasn't launching up."
Enhanced by Zemanta

Kyle Turris hit on Joe Corvo

Here is the video of former Wisconsin Badger and current Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris' questionable and dirty hit on Boston Bruins defenseman Joe Corvo. There is no excuse for this types of hits and these are the types of hits that need to be removed from the game of hockey.

There is no way to defend this hit and Kyle Turris needs to sit for a minimum of 2-3 games for this bush league hit.