Thursday, January 14, 2010

Afternoon Scrum 1/14/10

Hockey headlines for the CBJ and from around the league. Mmmmm... hockey

  • Jackets @ Blackhawks tonight from the United Center. Here are the game previews from the Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, ESPN, &

  • Bucci has a trade proposal for the Jackets to land Ilya Kovalchuk... as well as trade proposals for every other team in the league.

  • The NHL finally made a public statement regarding the Burrows/Auger incident. Read the press release here. Are you shittin' me? Colin Campbell quotes Burrows' accusations in full, offers absolutely zero information, quote or otherwise, as to what Auger's side of the story was and proceeds to state that Burrows was in the wrong. $2,500 fine, case closed. Memo to the NHL: That is an unacceptable outcome for this matter, and fan's will remember this the next time one of your omnipotent referees costs a team 2 points or someone is injured because the ref allowed his personal animus to get in the way of officiating a game. Colin Campbell strikes again.

  • Teemeu Selanne took a puck to the jaw in the Ducks 4-3 win over the Bruins last night. Selanne is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, putting is availability to represent Finland in the Olympics in serious jeopardy. Selanne was in his third game back after missing 17 games with a broken hand.

  • Aaron Portzline is reporting that both Derek Dorsett and Kris Russell will return to the lineup tonight for the Jackets. Look for Alex Picard and Mathieu Roy to be scratched.

Go Jackets!

1 comment:

  1. Strong post - as always. It was very "Fire and Ice" - you drop some swear words in the spirit of a hockey blog, and then offered a side dish of "animus," for the more thoughtful fans. I didn't see it coming. Well played.