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  • Bruins GM gets the Sean Spicer treatment from Boston fan (Photo)

    The Boston Bruins played their first game in the post-Claude Julien era on Thursday night, against the San Jose Sharks.

    While the initial results were good – David Backes was moved to the first line and scored, the Bruins chased Sharks goalie (and former Bruin!) Martin Jones – some fans still have their doubts.

    Witness Maggie, a Bruins fan who decided to voice her pessimism about GM Don Sweeney’s plans for the team. And what better way to present false hope than with … a Sean Spicer meme.

    Wow, first Melissa McCarthy, and now Maggie The Bruins Fan.

    This will not please the president. And that we of course mean Cam Neely.

    Greg Wyshynski is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. His book, TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE PUCK, is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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  • (WARNING: STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE AND HUMOR. LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.)

    PUCK SOUP is the hockey podcast on the Nerdist network from Puck Daddy editor Greg Wyshynski and Dave Lozo of Vice Sports, Uproxx and The Comeback. This is a hockey podcast, in the sense that the talk about hockey, both on the ice and about fan culture. That’s the “puck.” This is also a podcast about movies, TV, fast food, life lessons and general idiocy. That’s the “soup.”

    Get it on iTunes here!

    In Episode 37, Dave and Greg welcome Pete The Retailer from Star Wars Minute to talk about how his first Puck Soup was ruined, his New York Islanders’ fortunes and potential relocation, how to do Minute-By-Minute podcasts and they play the exciting new game “Star Wars Planet or NHL Player.” That, plus Claude Julien gets fired by the Bruins, and the boys talk about where he and that team go next; firing your coach during a Super Bowl parade; the best and worst of Super Bowl LI; reviewing the Taco Bell Naked Chalupa; the

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  • Keith Yandle fined for embellishment vs. Phaneuf, Senators

    The NHL announced on Thursday that Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle has been fined $2,000 for embellishing a slash from Ottawa Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf on Jan. 31. The Panthers won the game, 6-5.

    As the video shows, Phaneuf slashed the stick of Yandle, and then Yandle dropped to one knee and took his glove off his stick to feign injury, and then he turned around and slashed Phaneuf’s stick.

    Both players received slashing penalties, but now the NHL has decided that Yandle deserved a little something extra.

    Yandle was issued a formal warning from the NHL on Nov. 3 for a dive or embellishment against the New Jersey Devils, so this was his second citation of the season – hence the fine. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

    Next time he does this it’s THREE thousand dollars out of his pocket!

    Yandle is making $7.5 million this season.

    Greg Wyshynski is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. His book,

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  • After Wild embarrassment, kill off NHL offside coach’s challenge

    Common sense is a hell of a concept.

    The NHL didn’t always apply it to its video reviews on goals. There was always that lingering doubt about whether or not one could visually, unquestionably and completely see the puck cross the goal line.

    That’s not necessarily the standard any longer.

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    Witness the Nashville Predators’ goal against the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 7, in which a Filip Forsberg tally was initially waived off but then that call was overturned on a War Room review, as they felt the puck completely crossed the line in Jacob Markstrom’s glove, despite only being able to make out about half of it inside his webbing.

    “We don’t go with the old adage that you don’t have to see the puck itself. We’ve had situations where the puck has been between the goalie’s pads, and both pads are inside the goal line. Sure, we didn’t see the puck in the net, but it wasn’t outside the net,” said NHL President of Hockey

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  • Canadiens GM met with players, no Michel Therrien present: Report

    When the Montreal Canadiens opened the season at 13-1-1, coach Michel Therrien couldn’t have been farther away from the firing line – even if that start was mostly a product of a healthy Carey Price, Shea Weber’s brief P.K. Subban impression and players like Alex Radulov contributing more than expected.

    Since then, the Canadiens are 17-16-7.

    That’s not disastrous, although a 4-0 loss at Colorado might make it feel that way. The Habs have banked enough points (68) to sit comfortably ahead of the Ottawa Senators (60), and still have a sterling plus-20 goal differential. But confidence that they can be a force in the Eastern Conference on par with the Washington Capitals or Pittsburgh Penguins has eroded.

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    So how to turn this season around again? Well, GM Marc Bergevin apparently wanted to hear it from his players. According to Danny Dube of TVA Sports (via Nicolas Poulin), Bergevin met with Max Pacioretty, Carey

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  • Coyotes officials toured Seattle, Portland arenas: Report

    The Arizona Coyotes’ arena deal with Arizona State University fell through last week, sparking another round of (seemingly endless) speculation about the team’s future in the state.

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    On Wednesday, a report in the Glendale Star has made things really interesting: The paper reports that “members of the Arizona Coyotes” have toured arena locations in two Pacific Northwest cities: The Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, the home of the Portland Trailblazers; and KeyArena in Seattle, former home of the Seattle Supersonics and an arena many have speculated would temporarily house an NHL team before a new arena is built.

    From the Star:

    Trailblazers owner, Paul Allen, has said he would like to own a percentage of any team that may play at Moda Center. Portland has long been one of the many rumored landing spots of the Coyotes, as well as Seattle.

    A spokesperson for Key Arena said, “(the city) recently had a tour for

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  • Lightning, Avalanche after Ducks’ defensemen?

    The Anaheim Ducks are one of those teams dreading the expansion draft.

    They can either protect eight forwards and/or defensemen, or protect seven forwards and three defensemen (As well as a goalie in both cases). They have four no-move contracts: Forwards Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, which in the second scenario means they could protect four more forwards; and defenseman Kevin Bieksa, which would leave them with four more players in the first scenario.

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    They need to protect Jakob Silfverberg and Rickard Rakell, so that drops it down to two more players in Scenario 1 or two more forwards and then two more defensemen in Scenario 2. So obviously, they’d go with Scenario 2, which means they need to make a decision on the following defensemen:

    Hampus Lindholm, 23, signed through 2022; Sami Vatanen, 25, signed through 2020; Cam Fowler, 25, signed through 2018; and Josh Manson, 25, signed through 2018 but

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  • Marek Vs. Wyshynski: Claude Julien was fired edition (Podcast)

    In this edition of Marek Vs. Wyshynski, the boys are talking about:

    – The boys discuss the firing of Claude Julien by the Boston Bruins, why it happened, what it means for the team.

    – Joe Haggerty of CSN New England joins us for some insider talk about the Bruins’ decision.

    – Debating where Claude Julien could end up next, as Marek is worried about Jeff Blashill and Jon Cooper.

    – Looking at the Selke Trophy, and which darkhorses could take it.

    – The Boston Bruins.

    – News and notes from around the NHL.

    The Marek vs. Wyshynski Podcast is hosted by Jeff Marek of Sportsnet and Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports, breaking down the NHL on a (somewhat) daily basis with their particular brand of whimsy and with guest voices from around the hockey world. MvsW streams live while its being recorded: LISTEN HERE! [And if that doesn’t work, try here.]

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  • Bruins GM roasted for reasoning, timing of Claude Julien firing


     

    Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney defended his decision to fire coach Claude Julien, and his decision to fire him the morning of a Super Bowl championship parade.

    Sweeney apologized for the timing of the announcement and his press conference, which occurred just after the New England Patriots’ championship parade started in Boston.

    He defended that timing by saying that the decision would have been criticized for its scheduling had it been made over the weekend or on Monday, in the aftermath of the Patriots’ win. But just like when the Bruins fired GM Peter Chiarelli minutes after the Aaron Hernandez verdict arrived, it was obvious the team was using the parade to help dull the impact of their bombshell news, despite Sweeney’s claims to the contrary.

    “I’m not trying to take away in any way, shape or form. Or deflect or try and mute the impact of my decision this morning,” said Sweeney.

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    As for why Julien –

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  • Cam Neely, Jacobs family comment on Claude Julien firing


    The Boston Bruins are taking as much heat about the timing of Claude Julien’s firing as they are the actual firing.

    The Bruins canned Julien on Tuesday morning, and are holding their press conferences during the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl parade. Which is like a company releasing its worst news of the week at 5 p.m. on a Friday night, if that Friday night was also Christmas Eve.

    GM Don Sweeney spoke to the media, as did coach Bruce Cassidy. But the other powerbrokers in the Bruins organization instead released statements via their website: 

    Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs

    “I want to thank Claude for his service to the Boston Bruins, and wish him and his family the best in the future. I am confident in the direction and vision that Don has for our team, and look forward to seeing the results on the ice.”

    Bruins CEO Charlie Jacobs

    “Claude Julien is the all-time winningest coach in Boston Bruins history, and my family and I join Bruins fans in thanking him for the many great memories

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