NHL Daily Fix: Happy 65th Bobby Orr, Bolts banged up
The NHL Daily Fix is your morning wakeup call, with news and notes for the day's hockey action. Here's what's going on Wednesday: Bobby Orr turns 65 and the Lightning are taking on some injuries, including what appears to be a broken foot for Vincent Lecavalier.
The NHL Daily Fix is your morning wakeup call, with news and notes for the day's hockey action.
• Happy 65th birthday to the great Bobby Orr. Who do you take in the GOAT debate; Orr or Gretzky?
• The Tampa Bay Lightning look like they're trying to make a final push to get back into the playoff picture but the bad news is captain Vincent Lecavalier reportedly has a broken foot and Ryan Malone has a shoulder injury. (NHL.com)
• Looking at the Ducks after re-signing Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf and thinking how are they going to ice a full team? No worries, the salary cap shouldn't be an issue, they still have room. The bigger issue could perhaps be how much they actually have to spend -- Anaheim isn't usually a cap team -- but that's looking better, too. (OC Register)
• Remember the story of Red Wings prospect Gustav Nyquist losing the puck from his first career-goal in a storage-unit auction? Good news is his puck has been found. The bad news is he doesn't know when he can get it back because it's evidence in an investigation. Weird story. (MLive.com)
• David Steckel was traded from Toronto to Anaheim recently and he welcomed the news. "You know you’re going to a superior team right now and it’s going to be fun." Sorry, Leafs. (Ducks)
• Interesting pair of tweets from Corey Masisak looking at the NHL standings from Feb. 10 on.
West since 2/10: CHI 29 pts, ANA 29, LAK 28, CBJ 26, MIN 23, STL 21, VAN 18, DET 18, PHX 18, DAL 16, CGY 16, COL 16, EDM 16, NAS 14, SJ 14— Corey Masisak(@cmasisak22) March 20, 2013
East since 2/10: PIT 30 pts, MTL 30, BOS 24, OTT 24, WPG 23, CAR 21, NYI 20, NYR 20, TOR 18, WAS 18, PHI 16, TB 15, BUF 15, NJ 13, FLA 13— Corey Masisak(@cmasisak22) March 20, 2013
• Things have gone south in Nashville and Barry Trotz is getting frustrated. He delivered a pretty honest assessment of what he has to work with: "I know some guys are playing over their heads, some guys quite clearly can't play at this level, that's plain and simple, but we're going to sort that out and go from there." (The Tennessean)
• Another day, another look at what's going on with Alex Ovechkin in Washington. Neil Greenberg takes a look at Ovi's move to the right wing this season and how it's starting to show signs of paying off. (Washington Post)
• The Canucks already proved once this year they're creative when it comes to time-wasting with a lead. They did it again in a different way on Tuesday night, killing about 45 seconds in a tight game.
Tampa Bay at Toronto (7 ET)
Minnesota at Detroit (7:30 ET, NBC Sports Net)
Dallas at Colorado (9:30 ET)
San Jose at Edmonton (9:30 ET)
Chicago at Anaheim (10 ET, NHL Network)
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