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Miller perfect again in Canucks' win over Jackets (The Associated Press)
(Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:36:38 PST)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ryan Miller made 31 saves for his second consecutive shutout, his third of the season and 32nd of his career, and the streaking Vancouver Canucks topped the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets 5-0 on Friday night.

Derek Dorsett accidentally rejoins Blue Jackets bench (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:56:31 PST)
Derek Dorsett spent five seasons in Columbus. We’re sure he misses some of the boys. How nice of him, then, to pay a visit to the Blue Jackets bench on Friday night. Only we’re pretty sure it wasn’t intentional. In the first period of the Vancouver Canucks’ game at the Jackets, Dorsett had Brian Gibbons lined up for a big hit, only to whiff on it, going skates-over-scrotum into the Columbus bench. Then the fun starts, as Scott Hartnell attempted to delay Dorsett’s return to the ice by grabbing him. Dorsett, not realizing it was Hartnell that had him hooked, then gave David Savard a shot before getting back on the ice. Dorsett had the last laugh as Vancouver won, 5-0. 

O Canada: Seven questions for the Great White North's seven NHL teams (Yahoo Sports)
(Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:50:03 PST)
Seven Canadian NHL teams, seven questions: Can the Flames keep it up? Can the Canadiens win the Stanley Cup? Can the Maple Leafs find love? Are the Canucks for real?

Is Devan Dubnyk the answer? (Rotoworld)
(Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:22:00 PST)
Michael Finewax looks at Arizona's problems and wonders if it can be solved by putting Devan Dubnyk between the pipes.

Ranking every black NHL jersey ever on Black Friday (Puck Daddy)
(Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:15:48 PST)


Thanksgiving offers snapshot of Stanley Cup teams (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:15:41 PST)
DENVER (AP) -- Carve an extra piece of turkey to celebrate, David Backes and T.J. Oshie, because St. Louis is well on its way to the postseason. Treat yourself to another slice of pumpkin pie, Max Pacioretty, since Montreal's virtually in, too.

Red Wings-Devils Preview (The Associated Press)
(Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:30:02 PST)
Even with his team off to a solid start, Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock knows they can play better - especially if Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss remain healthy.

Canucks-Blue Jackets Preview (The Associated Press)
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:24:38 PST)
Strong emotions powered the Vancouver Canucks to their latest victory, and they'll try to carry that momentum into their longest road trip of the season.

Jim Benning's golden touch hits refresh on Canucks (Puck Daddy)
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:22:44 PST)
So here is an easy way to be a good lock for General Manager of the Year – an award that doesn’t include the playoffs, but that’s another story altogether. Hire the right coach, make all the  right moves – and presto! A team that was supposed to be ‘meh’ ends up being good. We’re talking about Jim Benning in Vancouver, the man with the golden touch, the guy who has done everything right so far in his first year with the Vancouver Canucks -- the team with the unexpectedly second-best point total in the Pacific Division.  From  Canucks Hockey Blog  – albeit a couple of weeks ago, but it still holds true: Personally speaking, as a full-fledged Canucks fan since the West Coast Express era, it’s the first time I can recall there ever being so many new additions to the team being such vital parts to the team so early on in the season.  It’s a strange and wondrous feeling, and I feel like this week I should be talking about another new addition to team, albeit in a different fashion — Mr. Jim Benning, ladies and gentlemen. The Canucks management and coaching staff – and ownership group for that matter – never seemed on the same page with Mike Gillis as general manager and Alain Vigneault as coach during their tenure together, and certainly not with John Tortorella as coach as Vancouver missed the postseason a year ago.  In fact, by the end, Gillis seemed like a guy who was flailing to try to find the right moves – especially with his goaltender conundrum involving Roberto Luongo’s contract.   Benning’s hiring of Willie Desjardins was a master stroke. Desjardins has simply won everywhere he has gone as a head coach. He’s only had one losing season between major junior and the AHL with the 2002-03 Medicine Hat Tigers. Forget his Calder Cup with the Texas Stars last season, one losing season at any level is just insane. The fact that this is the 57-year-old Desjardins’ first head coaching gig in the NHL is mindblowing – but props to Benning for getting Desjardins to come to the Lower Mainland. Some other Benning moves include: Signing Radim Vrbata to a two-year $10 million contract. Seemed like a lot at the time, but he has looked dynamite on the Sedins’ wing with 10 goals and seven assists in 20 games played. In trading Ryan Kesler, Benning got two solid pieces in Nick Bonino and Luca Sbisa. Bonino has matched Kesler’s point production at forward – though  you can’t teach snarl and surliness like Kesler had. Sbisa has been good enough as a depth defenseman and he’s still young enough to develop into a decent player – though we’ve indeed been saying that for a while with him. Said  USA Today’s Kevin Allen: When Benning signed Vrbata, some analysts suggested that Vrbata would not perform as well when he left his comfort zone in Arizona. Also, Benning received good value in trading Ryan Kesler to Anaheim. Considering Nick Bonino’s strong play, both teams ended up being helped by that trade. Luca Sbisa, also acquired in the deal, has played regularly on defense. In essence, Benning has treated the Canucks like a fixer-upper instead of a rebuilding project. He has done a superb job with his renovation project. The "fixer-upper" line was total a golden opportunity to make a song reference from “Frozen” but anyway … Ryan Miller – his other big addition – has ordinary numbers at a 2.47 goals against average and .907 save percentage, but hey, he’s Ryan Miller. Plus some of these numbers stem from five starts where he allowed four-or-more goals. From  The Hockey Writers: This is okay though because we a can be reasonable confident that Miller will regress to the mean and see his performance move to a much more normal level.  Over a whole season he is not likely to be the problem with the Canucks. Also, he seems to be the type of guy who can tune out the voracious Vancouver media/fan machine and just play goal. Which is sort of what you need from a goaltender in that market. It took Roberto Luongo making a joke Twitter account for fans to finally warm up to him. The uber-thick skinned Miller doesn't have that problem So is this sustainable? Who knows? Every team is one or two injuries away from dropping at. But by this point in the season, most pretenders start falling off. Don’t expect a party in the Lower Mainland this year –  or even the other possibility . But the Canucks are competitive, and the vibe – for once – is generally not 'the sky is falling in spite of our insane regular season success' thanks to the manager and his moves.  MORE FROM YAHOO   HOCKEY  

Canucks' Miller makes 20 saves, beats Devils 2-0 (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:49:44 PST)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Even though Ryan Miller didn't know late Canucks coach Pat Quinn well, the Vancouver goalie went a long way to honor his memory.

NHL-Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:37:20 PST)
Nov 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Hockey League games. - - - Senators 3, Blues 2 (SO) Bobby Ryan scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 win over the St Louis Blues. Robin Lehner stopped all three St Louis (14-6-2) shots in the shootout from T.J. Oshie, Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko. Ottawa (9-7-4) sent the game to overtime with two goals in the third period, including the tying goal by Alex Chiasson with 41 seconds to play. ...

NHL Three Stars: Seguin nets two; Miller blanks Devils (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:58:03 PST)
No. 1 Star: Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars Another multi-goal game for Seguin, as the Stars star is up to 17 goals on the season with a 2-goal second period in their 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers. No. 2 Star: Ryan Miller, Vancouver Canucks Miller made 20 saves in shutting out the New Jersey Devils, 2-0. Alex Burrows and Shawn Matthias had the goals. This was a shutout vs. former Canuck Cory Schneider. No. 3 Star: Danny Briere, Colorado Avalanche Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Briere flung the puck towards Zach Redmond, but it deflected off the stick of Martin Hanzal and past Mike Smith at 3:16 into overtime to complete an Avs’ rally, 4-3 over the Arizona Coyotes. Gabe Landeskog had two goals in the win. Honorable Mention: Evander Kane scored two goals and Michael Hutchinson made 32 saves as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-2. Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd both had a goal and an assist. … Bobby Ryan scored the lone goal in the shootout as the Ottawa Senators defeated the St. Louis Blues, 3-2. … James Neal scored in the sixth round of the shootout as the Nashville Predators outlasted the Los Angeles Kings, 4-3. Marian Gaborik and Craig Smith had a goal and an assist. … Fredrik Andersen outdueled Jonas Hiller as the Anaheim Ducks topped the Calgary Flames, 3-2. Corey Perry scored his 12th. Did You Know? The Coyotes are 0-for-20 on power plays in their last five home games, including 0-for-1 on Tuesday. Dishonorable Mention: Reto Berra lasted eight shots, giving up three goals for the Avs. … Marek Zidlicky was a minus-2 and had a brutal turnover that led to Vancouver’s second goal, which went in off of him. … Brian Elliott left the Blues’ game with an injury. … Erik Johnson was injured in a collision with Martin Hanzal. … Ryan Garbutt went knee-on-knee with Taylor Hall. … Finally, Chris Thorburn was given an instigator after he jumped Jared Boll, following Boll’s charging penalty on Paul Postma:

Pat Quinn honored with 'Danny Boy' in touching Vancouver ceremony (Video) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:26:42 PST)
Pat Quinn has a lasting legacy with the Vancouver Canucks, having served as their president, general manager and head coach – the latter gig from 1990-96, including the team’s memorable run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1994. Quinn died on Monday at 71 , after battling a lengthy illness. Tributes from around the hockey world honored him, and the Canucks added their before Tuesday’s game vs. the New Jersey Devils. The team had a moment of silence followed by the quintessential tribute to the gregarious Irishman: a rendition of “Danny Boy” as images of Quinn illuminated the ice. A roaring ovation followed from the fans. The Canucks wore “PQ” decals on their jerseys in his honor during the game as well. The team also set up a multimedia page that allowed fans to submit their text, audio and video tributes to Quinn.

Canucks honor late coach Pat Quinn before game (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:49:13 PST)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks honored late coach Pat Quinn in a pregame ceremony on Tuesday night.

Tom Sestito has some thoughts on Ferguson (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:42:44 PST)
Tom Sestito is forward for the Vancouver Canucks. On Monday night, like so many of us, he had opinions about the decision by a grand jury not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, as well as the civil unrest in the community that followed.  So he went on Twitter.

Canucks acquire Pedan from Islanders for Mallet (The Associated Press)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:39:54 PST)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenseman Andrey Pedan from the New York Islanders in exchange for center Alexandre Mallet and a third-round pick in 2016.

McDavid talks fight; fancy stats all-stars; controversial junior hockey mascot benched (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:27:29 PST)
Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

NHL team values zoom upwards per Forbes (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:31:17 PST)
Forbes released its annual NHL team valuations Tuesday. Though some team officials gripe at these, saying that they're off for whatever reasons -- the news is generally positive. First, the good according to Forbes: "Fueled by a new Canadian media deal with Rogers Communications that begins with the 2014-15 season, the average NHL team value rose 18.6% during the past year, to an all-time high of $490 million. The 12-year, $4.6 billion agreement, which gave Rogers rights to all NHL games in Canada, including the Stanley Cup Playoffs and Stanley Cup Final, on all of its platforms, in all languages, is worth 2.6 times more annually than the league’s previous Canadian deals." Now the sort of bad -- which we already knew ... that the NHL lags behind other major North American pro sports because these television deals don't exactly equate to what MLB, the NFL or the NBA get from their respective partners: "The Rogers media deal notwithstanding, the NHL remains the most tribal of the four major North American team sports because the NBA, NFL and MLB still have much bigger equally-shared national media and sponsorship deals." And the mistake: "Still, 29 of the 30 teams rose in value, and the one exception, the Florida Panthers (down 21%), was due to a  mistake I made last September in reporting the sale price of the team as $240 million, which we used for our value of the team two months later. But subsequent to the publication of our 2013 valuations I learned that the true sale price was $160 million (the widely reported price of $250 million at the time of the deal included future operating losses that should not be included in calculating an enterprise value). Had we used the correct sale price of $160 million the value of the Panthers would have increased 19%." So for those who were chirping for the Panthers to move out of South Florida because of one game where they had miserable attendance ... chill.  Now that we have that all out there, nothing on their list is truly a major, super big surprise. The big market teams are worth more than the smaller market teams. Also, the falling Canadian dollar is not accounted for, since it says it uses the 93 cents per-US dollar figure from the 2013-14 season. It's currently (as of Tuesday anyway) at 89 cents per-US dollar.  Either way, when the NHL says business is on an upward tick, it's not kidding. Granted, we often bemoan how it could be better -- which it can. Yes, the league is locked into these super long-term television deals now, which have equated to a short-term windfall, but may look bad by the time they're up.  But at least for the moment, mostly everyone seems happy.  Note the Islanders massive increase in value -- which likely stems from a pending move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, away from that haven called Uniondale.  Below is the Forbes list of franchises and their values.  Rank Team Current Value (millions) % Change from 2013 `1 Toronto Maple Leafs 1,300 13 2 New York Rangers 1,100 29 3 Montreal Canadiens 1,000 29 4 Chicago Blackhawks 825 32 5 Vancouver Canucks 800 14 6 Boston Bruins 750 25 7 Philadelphia Flyers 625 25 8 Los Angeles Kings 580 29 9 Detroit Red Wings 570 21 10 Pittsburgh Penguins 565 18 11 Washington Capitals 500 21 12 Edmonton Oilers 475 19 13 Calgary Flames 451 7 14 San Jose Sharks 425 5 15 Dallas Stars 420 26 16 Ottawa Senators 400 5 17 Minnesota Wild 370 12 18 Anaheim Ducks 365 22 19 Colorado Avalanche 360 7 20 Winnipeg Jets 358 5 21 New Jersey Devils 330 3 22 New York Islanders 300 54 23 Buffalo Sabres 288 15 24 Nashville Predators 250 22 25 St. Louis Blues 235 27 26 Tampa Bay Lightning 230 28 27 Arizona Coyotes 225 12 28 Carolina Hurricanes 220 18 29 Columbus Blue Jackets 200 14 30 Florida Panthers 190 - 21   MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY

Fantasy top 100 forwards: Be thankful for your steals (NHL)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:05:00 PST)
Every Tuesday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey insider Pete Jensen will provide you with in-depth forward analysis. From updated weekly top 100 rankings to trending players and more, Jensen will be your go-to guy for fantasy forward advice all season long.

Roberto Luongo on his Kim Kardashian photo, Tortorella and his bad poker hand (Puck Daddy Interview) (Puck Daddy)
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:23:24 PST)


The hockey world mourns Pat Quinn: 'He was a great man' (Yahoo Sports)
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:28:18 PST)
Pat Quinn passed away at age 71, after a life in hockey that included a Memorial Cup in 1963, an NHL playing career in the '60s and '70s and four decades as a coach, GM and executive.

Canadian gold medal coach Quinn dead at 71
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:06:27 PST)
Hockey Hall of Fame chairman Pat Quinn, who coached Canada's National Hockey League stars to 2002 Olympic gold, died Sunday at a Vancouver hospital, the Hall of Fame announced Monday. Quinn, who was 71, had struggled with a lengthy illness. He played as a defenseman for nine NHL seasons before retiring in 1977 and coached in the league for 20 years, twice reaching the Stanley Cup Final only to lose both times. "Whether he was playing for a team, coaching a team or building one, Pat Quinn was thoughtful, passionate and committed to success," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said.

Milan Lucic has become a punch line (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:11:18 PST)
In Feb. 2012, Milan Lucic’s NHLPA peers named him the toughest player in the League , edging Boston Bruins teammates Zdeno Chara and Shawn Thornton. Which is to say he was the biggest bad ass on the most bad-ass team in the League at that moment.  Remember where Lucic was at that point in his career? Three months removed from steamrolling Ryan Miller. Eight months removed from being a blunt weapon of destruction against the Vancouver Canucks, from pummeling opponents to sticking his fingers in Alex Burrows’ face, daring him to take a chomp. Like the rest of the Bruins, Lucic was an anti-hero. His fist kept people honest. He played with a respectable edge, while also producing at an exceptional level. He became what only the most unique combinations of skill and intangibles can become: a prototype . Unless you think the Canucks traded for Zach Kassian for his levity. This doesn’t mean he was well-liked, because plenty of opposing fans and players had some level of beef with him. But there was nothing that materially undermined that toughness, which mirrored the rigid single-minded blue-collar aesthetic of his team. The Bruins meant business, and Lucic was a love-him-or-hate-him force of nature at their core. So where did he lose his way? Where did he go from puncher to punch line? In Nov. 2014, Lucic is seen as a whiner. A complainer. A cheap-shot artist. A guy who can’t beat you so he threatens to murder you, and then follows through with his vengeance at the most inopportune and detrimental time.  And, perhaps most frustratingly for Bruins fans, a guy on pace for about 11 goals this season. The latest example was the Dalton Prout affair from Friday, in which the Columbus Blue Jackets rookie one-punched the Bruins tough guy at the end of overtime: Prout slashed away Lucic’s stick, Lucic gave him a shot to the back of the head, they shoved, Prout dropped the mitts and Lucic didn’t want to go. So Prout broke the Code, and punched him in the face.  This did not sit well with Milan.  “I didn’t like it,” Lucic said, via WEEI. "The good thing is we get to play them two more times. … It’s the end of the game. I let him know I wasn’t going to fight him, so I wasn’t prepared and let my guard down. That’s what happens sometimes when you let your guard down. I’ve been in over 100 fights and I never took a shot like that. Like I said, we get two more opportunities to play the Blue Jackets, and I’ll be ready. “There’s many times that I could’ve done the exact same thing and I held off because a guy’s refusing to drop his gloves. I find it to be gutless. That’s my thoughts on it.” I don’t know … if this happened to Lucic in 2011, I feel like public sentiment would have been focused on how Lucic was going to read last rites on Prout the next time they played each other, and how that would be justified because Prout gave him a cheap shot. Instead, this was met with massive groans and shouts of “irony.” Along with heavy citation of this incident: Because taking a punch while the guy is facing you is “gutless”," but… So after putting tape to taint on Danny DeKeyser, Lucic’s indignation is treated like a joke. After his petulant “I’m going to murder you!” handshake line greeting with the Montreal Canadiens, his threats are a joke. After watching him take a run at Alexei Emelin , whom he threatened on that handshake line, with 1:20 left in the game down by a goal in Montreal, he’s treated like a joke. After watching him do the “Cup raise” to MONTREAL FANS after that hit (and pantomiming self-gratification), he’s treated like a joke. And might possible have a neck condition that prevented him from seeing all of those banners.  There are two types of villain archetypes. There are the “monster heels” who offer a seemingly insurmountable obstacle to the heroes. Then there are the “cowardly heels” who are more adept at winning at all costs, i.e. using underhanded tactics to succeed because of their inherent position as a underdog. To put it in wrestling terms, Brock Lesnar is a monster heel, while Roddy Piper was a cowardly heel. The irony of course is that the latter type is far more charismatic than the former, which is why we find ourselves writing more about Lucic in his divisive part of his career than when he was the big-shouldered prototype. But there's a respect gap. It's widening for Lucic. 

Devils-Canucks Preview (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:32:58 PST)
The New Jersey Devils finally gave Cory Schneider a break against one of the top-scoring teams in the league, and it didn't end particularly well.

Longtime NHL coach, executive Pat Quinn dies at 71 (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:58:59 PST)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across the decades, has died at 71.

Jarome Iginla stuck on zero (Rotoworld)
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:52:00 PST)
Plenty of good players have zero or one point on the power play thus far. See who they are in Michael Finewax's Power Play Report.

Longtime NHL coach Pat Quinn dies at age 71
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:09:19 PST)
(Reuters) - Pat Quinn, a longtime National Hockey League coach who twice reached the Stanley Cup finals, has died at the age of 71, officials said Monday. Quinn died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital after a year of declining health, said officials from the Vancouver Giants, a junior hockey team that Quinn co-owned. A cause of death was not immediately released. "Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family," Giants majority owner Ron Toigo said in a statement. "Pat was an inspiration to all of us. ...

Pat Quinn, longtime NHL head coach and executive, dead at 71 (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:44:45 PST)
After learning the news of Viktor Tikhonov’s passing , the hockey world took another hit Monday when it was announced that former NHL head coach and executive Pat Quinn passed away after a lengthy illness.  "We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pat Quinn”, said Jim Gregory, Vice-Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame. "Pat is one of hockey's most respected individuals whose lifetime involvement as a player, coach and executive has made an indelible mark on the game, and our thoughts and prayers are with Sandra and all of Pat's family and friends at this extremely difficult time."  "Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family," said Ron Toigo , majority owner of the WHL’s Vancouver Giants, where Quinn was a co-owner.. "Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He always said that respect was something that should be earned, not given, and the respect that he garnered throughout the hockey world speaks for itself. He will be sorely missed." “Whether he was playing for a team, coaching a team or building one, Pat Quinn was thoughtful, passionate and committed to success," said NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "Pat’s contributions to hockey, at every level, reflected the skills he possessed and the great respect with which he treated the sport. The National Hockey League, one of the many organizations to benefit from his devoted service, sends heartfelt condolences to Pat’s loved ones and his many friends around the hockey world.” Quinn coached the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Edmonton Oilers, and is fifth all-time in the NHL in wins with 684. He reached the Stanley Cup Final twice, making appearances with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1994. He won the Jack Adams Award in 1980 and 1982; an Olympic gold medal with Team Canada in 2002 (Canada’s first in 50 years); IIHF U18 and U20 gold in 2008 and 2009, respectively; and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.  Quinn spent 20 years as an NHL coach, missing the playoffs only five times, two of which were because he was either fired or resigned during the season. He was also a player, lacing up the skates for 606 NHL games between the Maple Leafs, Canucks and Atlanta Flames. Canucks and Maple Leafs fans will remember him the greatest for what he did to boost the fortunes of those franchises while he was a head coach and general manager. In Vancouver, he drafted Trevor Linden and Pavel Bure, and dealt for Markus Naslund, turning them into annual contenders. In Toronto, the Maple Leafs eclipsed 100 points three times under him, reaching the conference final twice. They have only reached the playoffs once since Quinn left. Rest in peace, Pat Quinn.  - - - - - - - Sean Leahy is the associate editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Sean_Leahy MORE FROM YAHOO HOCKEY :

What We Learned: Failure could be Edmonton Oilers' only path to success (Puck Daddy)
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:07:27 PST)


Hansen, Miller lift Canucks over Blackhawks 4-1 (The Associated Press)
(Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:20:16 PST)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- On a night Daniel Sedin was honored by the Vancouver Canucks, the team's fourth line stole the show in a one-sided win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

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