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The Devils managed a 6-4 win over the Flyers in a wild season opener. [Fire and Ice]
Adam Larsson spent Thursday night in the press box as a healthy scratch. He called this probably his "toughest healthy scratch." [Fire and Ice]
Just more records for Jaromir:
Career point No. 1,756 for Jaromir Jagr, pulling him one ahead of Steve Yzerman into sole possession of 6th place all-time.— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) October 10, 2014
Also was Jagr's 36th career point in a season opener (11 goals, 25 assists), adding to his NHL record.— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) October 10, 2014
Seriously, how can you not love this guy:
Marty wants to go out on his own terms. [Sportsnet]
So this happened yesterday:
It's official: Chris Pronger has been hired to work for @NHLPlayerSafety.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 9, 2014
If this is really happening (and it sure looks like it will), I'm really excited to see how the league explains this one. There's a lot of fun stuff that goes along with this.
Remember: Pronger is still on LTIR with the Flyers. He is still an employee of the Flyers organization. Now he will also be an employee of the NHL. Um, does anyone else see a problem here? Nope? No, we're all good, nothing to see here.
This is not even to mention: 1) the open cap circumvention that's happening here, and 2) Chris Pronger working in the Department of Player Safety? Is it April 1 already? The same Chris Pronger that was suspended for several especially nasty incidents? That Chris Pronger?
Nick Cotsonika says Pronger wouldn't rule on Flyers issues. OK, great. But what about other teams? The other teams that, you know, play the Flyers occasionally?
And what about the CBA violation that this poses?
Pronger: issue is in Article 26 of CBA. No one being paid by a team can be paid by the league.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 8, 2014
You tell it, Brooksie:
NHL is a league that selectively prosecutes circumvention cases, carves out rules/exceptions for favored owners. Pronger fits in perfectly.— Larry Brooks (@NYP_Brooksie) October 9, 2014
So, yeah, the NHL made the wrong move in hiring Chris Pronger. [Bleacher Report]
OK, I'll get off my soapbox now. On to other news.
Evander Kane left the Jets game against the Coyotes with a lower-body injury. [PHT]
Injury woes continue for the Rangers: They've lost Dan Boyle for a few weeks due to a broken hand. [PHT]
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