Rick Nash glad to put waiting on a trade behind him, Claude Giroux blames injuries on Sidney Crosby, IIHF suspends Ryan Getzlaf, former Capitals coach played role in Hurricanes signing Alexander Semin, and more.
NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Former Columbus Blue Jacket Rick Nash is glad to have the past five months of awaiting a trade behind him. Nash was dealt to the New York Rangers earlier this week.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Flyers center Claude Giroux blamed the wrist injuries he received in this year’s playoffs on Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby slashing him on the wrists during faceoffs in the Flyers-Penguins opening round series.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Strong accusation there from Giroux. In the meantime, Crosby is declining to comment. All this does is stoke the hatred between the Flyers and Penguins, as well as their fans.
SPORTSNET.CA: The IIHF has suspended Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf one game for a kneeing incident in this year’s World Hockey Championships.
CSNWASHINGTON.COM: Chuck Gormley reports Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford spoke with former Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau at the entry draft regarding Alexander Semin. Boudreau’s feedback, along with those of other former coaches and teammates, were instrumental in the Hurricanes successful pursuit of Semin.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: With Boudreau now coaching the Ducks in the Western Conference, it can’t be suggested this was a cunning plan on his part to screw the Hurricanes. Besides, a change of scenery and teammates may be just what Semin needs.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello isn’t rushing into a “Plan B” to replace departed captain Zach Parise.
DENVER POST: The start date for ex-Avalanche forward Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and former Canucks coach Marc Crawford has been changed to January 28, 2013.