NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 5, 2013.

Ducks down the Rangers, President Obama honors the Blackhawks,  Bruins prepare to face Tyler Seguin for the first time since they traded him, plus updates on Alexander Ovechkin, Jason Pominville, Alex Tanguay and more.

Frederik Andersen backstops the Ducks to victory over the Rangers.

Frederik Andersen backstops the Ducks to victory over the Rangers.

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS: Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to remain unbeaten in four NHL games backstopping the Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers. Corey Perry and Kyle Palmieri were the goalscorers for the Ducks, while Michael Del Zotto tallied for the Rangers.

NBC SPORTS: Minnesota’s Jason Pominville, Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury and Washington’s Jason Chimera were named NHL stars of the week.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: US President Barack Obama yesterday honored the 2013 Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks during a ceremony at the White House.

CSNNE.COM: The Boston Bruins are preparing to face Tyler Seguin for the first time when they meet the Dallas Stars tonight in Boston

CSNWASHINGTON.COM: Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin, who missed the last two games with an upper body injury, expected to return to the lineup tonight against the NY Islanders.

CSNPHILLY.COM: Vincent Lecavalier will return to the Flyers lineup for tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes wearing a helmet with a half-shield, half-cage to protect his bruised face. Lecavalier was injured during the Flyers pointless line brawl last week against the Capitals.

CBS SPORTS: In the wake of the Flyers Ray Emery leaving his crease to start a fight with Washington’s Braden Holtby, the NHL could consider a ten-game suspension for any goalie who leaves the defensive zone to join a fight.

DENVER POST: Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay will miss at least two weeks to a knee injury.

NORTHJERSEY.COM: The New Jersey Devils have placed forward Rostislav Olesz on waivers.

NEWSOBSERVER.COM: The Carolina Hurricanes first line of Eric Staal, Alex Semin and Jiri Tlusty are struggling to regain their high-scoring form.

FORBES.COM: A source claims the NY Islanders and NHLPA are fighting over how to count the club’s cable money.

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  1. First off .. for the record, I’m a long time Flyers fan.
    Second . I don’t want fighting taken out of the game.

    Having said that , I think what Emery did was both ridiculous and pointless. No they didn’t win the next game because of his fight… they just happened to played an equally crappy team next. I might point out they also only scored 1 goal…. hardly a rally.

    But are you kidding me about the NHL considering a goalie leaving the defensive zone to be worth a 10 game suspension? Let’s put this into perspective. We have players putting other players at huge risk to both career and health by routinely (<<<key word here..) boarding, kneeing, and taking cheap shots to players heads , and they get what, maybe 7 games on the high side (of course there are exceptions where its more games, but not many).

    Who thinks this stuff up? Not to say that 10 games is a too severe length in general, but then make these other routine incidents that have MUCH more determent to the game and players be a lot longer.
    Hits to the head where a player is injured could be increased to 15 games. Real dirty or cheap plays could be 20+. As a result fighting would remain in the game ( not that I think its going anywhere anyway), but be more limited to appropriate times as player might actually think before boarding someones face into the dasher, and there is less of a need for team to employ an unskilled goon that is taking up a roster spot better filled by a grinder type of player.

    Sorry NHL .. please get it together. Too much inconsistency. I like that explanations are given by the league on suspensions , but the lengths often don't make sense, even with the explanation.