Greg Wyshynski

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Greg Wyshynski is the editor of Puck Daddy. A former managing sports editor for The Connection Newspapers, he's written for Deadspin, AOL Sports and is the author of "Glow Pucks & 10-Cent Beer: The 101 Worst Ideas in Sports History." Born and bred in New Jersey, living in Northern Virginia. Did we mention he likes booze?

  • Jaromir Jagr frustrated with ice time, future with Devils

    Fun fact: The New Jersey Devils, with victories in their next two games, will pull within four points of the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

    According to Sports Club Stats, there’s a one-percent chance the Devils actually make the playoffs. But to quote the great Lloyd Christmas: “So you're telling me there's a chance?”

    None of this excites 43-year-old Jaromir Jagr, unfortunately. He hasn’t scored a point in seven games. His ice time dipped under 13 minutes in each of the last two games, and is down dramatically from when Pete DeBoer was the head coach earlier this season, rather than the current three-headed monster of Lou Lamoriello, Adam Oates and Scott Stevens.

    He’s not happy, and he let Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record know it on Wednesday:

    Jaromir Jagr said that he expects to play even less if he is not traded and Devils are not in playoff contention. Jagr said he knew his ice time would go down after the coaching change. Jagr said he does not know if he will

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  • Jack Eichel drinks from Beanpot Trophy, is apparently in college

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    Jack Eichel, 18, is expected to be the second overall pick in this summer’s NHL Draft because he’s not Canadian right behind the much-heralded Connor McDavid.

    But now, that status is threatened. Because the Boston University star has … we don’t even know how to say this … potentially imbibed an alcoholic beverage from that Holy Grail of Bostonian hockey lore, the Beanpot. In the process, he becomes both the first player to ever drink from the trophy, and the first college freshman to have potentially had an adult beverage before their legal drinking age(!).

    The Sports Junkies had two videos of Eichel. The first features him telling a cameraperson to “check back in 12 hours and see where I am. The second features Eichel congratulating the cameraperson for checking back with him before drinking something out of the Beanpot which we assume was apple juice.


    Barstool Sports had a link to the video, as well as some words of warning for the young hockey prodigy:


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  • Patrick Kane out one month or more after boards crash: Reports

    In one tumble into the boards, Patrick Kane’s MVP campaign may have crashed. 

    The Chicago Blackhawks star left their game against the Florida Panthers in the first period on Tuesday night, his left shoulder and hand smacking against the dasher after a cross-check from Alex Petrovic. He skated off in pain and didn’t return to the game, a shootout win for the Blackhawks. 

    The aftermath? Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune heard “broken collarbone” and reported that Kane could miss anywhere from six weeks to 10 weeks.

    Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago heard at least a month. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet put out the following:

    “Word is concern with Kane is shoulder/collarbone. No one wants to put a timeline on it, but doesn't look good. Hopefully he recovers quickly.”

    Petrovic was given a 2-minute minor for cross-checking.

    Here’s the play in question:

    How much did the cross-check contribute to Kane’s crash into the boards? Tough to say. It appeared that Kane’s skate either lost an edge or

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  • NHL Three Stars: Quick quiets Wings; Neuvirth saves Sabres

    No. 1 Star: Jonathan Quick, Los Angeles Kings 

    Quick stopped all 20 shots he faced in the Los Angeles Kings’ 1-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, on Justin Williams’ first-period power-play goal.

    No. 2 Star: Benoit Pouliot, Edmonton Oilers

    Corsi darling Pouliot gave the Oilers both goals in their 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, while Ben Scrivens stopped 33 shots.

    No. 3 Star: Michal Neuvirth, Buffalo Sabres

    The Sabres goalie made 45 saves in their 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, including 18 saves in the third period alone.

    Honorable Mention: Jonathan Toews scored a goal and got another in the shootout in the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers. Scott Darling made 36 saves. … Bryan Little scored his 24th and Michael Hutchinson made 26 saves in the Winnipeg Jets’ 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars. … Nashville scored five straight goals in their 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. Filip Forsberg scored No. 21. … Alex Galchenyuk scored the first two goals of the

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  • Calgary Flames lose ‘too safe’ game vs. Rangers

    NEW YORK – It took the Calgary Flames over seven minutes to register a shot against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night. They had just 21 for the game, and just six in the third period. Goalie Cam Talbot, who pitched a 1-0 shutout, said the Rangers knew the Flames would be “ a desperate team,” but Calgary didn’t exactly play the part. 

    “When we’re at our best, we’re an aggressive team that plays an up-tempo game. You have to give them credit. They’re a good hockey team. They take away a lot of things, in the neutral zone especially,” said Flames captain Mark Giordano, who said the Flames played "too safe" at times. 

    “In those tight games, you have to do a little bit more, generate a little bit more. But when it’s nothing-nothing, that’s easy to say. Both teams are playing tentative, going into the third. And they get a break."

    The Rangers’ lone goal came three minutes into the third period, as Kevin Hayes buried an odd-man rush pass from Derick Brassard. What preceded it were two

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  • Patrick Kane, NHL scoring leader, injured after boards crash (Video)

    Patrick Kane entered the night tied for the NHL lead in points.

    He left the Chicago Blackhawks’ game against the Florida Panthers, and it didn't look good. 

    In the first period, Kane fell awkwardly against the boards, stumbling down and crashing into the dasher with his left shoulder and hand. He skated off, slumped over, back to the Blackhawks' dressing room. 

    Alex Petrovic of the Panthers was given a 2-minute minor for cross-checking, after his stick jab to Kane’s back preceded the crash. (Dirty play or a player losing an edge? Let the debate commence…)

    The Blackhawks announced that Kane would not return to the game, having suffered an “upper body injury.”

    Kane was tied with Nicklas Backstrom for the NHL lead with 64 points. 


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  • Sean Bergenheim traded to Minnesota, as Florida fulfills demand

    Sean Bergenheim requested a trade from the Florida Panthers. It was granted on Tuesday night. 

    Bergenheim was traded to the Minnesota Wild, along with a 2016 seventh-round draft pick from the Florida Panthers, in exchange for the Wild’s 2016 third-round selection.

    From the Wild:

    The 31-year-old has collected 18 points (8-10=18), 34 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating while averaging 14:09 in ice time in 39 games this season with the Panthers. The 6-foot, 193-pound native of Helsinki, Finland, has tallied 179 points (95-84=179) and 373 PIM in 489 career NHL games with the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning and Florida. He has recorded 17 points (12-5=17) in 23 career NHL playoff matches.

    Bergenheim has represented Finland at the 2002 World Junior and Under-18 Championships, the 2003 World Junior Championship and the 2007 and 2008 World Championships. He was originally selected by the Islanders in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

    Bergenheim’s agent

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  • This is not P.K. Subban, FOX Sports Midwest (Photo)

    To the credit of FOX Sports Midwest, which carried the St. Louis Blues’ game against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night, P.K. Subban: 

    - Does play for the Canadiens.

    - Is one of three players you’d certainly need to know about heading into a game against Montreal.

    - Has 11 goals.

    - Has 31 assists.

    The rest of it -- and, again, this is only our opinion -- seems slightly inaccurate. 

    s/t Curt Chaplin; image by Habs Eyes On The Prize


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  • Karri Ramo absolutely robs Rangers’ J.T. Miller of goal (Video)

    Henrik Lundqvist didn’t play in Tuesday night’s game between the Calgary Flames and New York Rangers, which meant Karri Ramo had to pick up the slack for unbelievable highlight reel saves.

    In the first period, the Rangers were putting the offensive pressure on in the Flames’ zone. A deflected Ryan McDonagh shot went off the iron, rebounding directly to J.T. Miller. 

    The winger stared into a gaping net and knocked the puck towards it … and right into the outstretched glove of Ramo, robbing him of a goal.

    Seeing it live at MSG, I thought Miller flubbed the shot a bit. Which doesn’t take away from the great effort of Ramo on the play, but I imagine it’s one Miller will be replaying in his mind for a bit.

    Ramo has a .904 save percentage in 20 games this season for Calgary. 



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  • Sick goal from German league is skate kick-tastic (Video)

    Louke Oakley has both incredible offensive hockey prowess and a first-name that auto-corrects to “Louie.” 

    The 25-year-old Whitby, Ontario native plays for EV Regensburg, a German Tier 3 team, where he has 101 points in 36 games this season, which is a pretty good pace.

    One of his 49 goals was this one, scored against Blue Devils Weiden, which venerable hockey footage collector Robert Soderlind believes could be the “sickest” of the year, for what that’s worth.

    It is, indeed, pretty sick: He kicks the puck to his stick twice, the second time as he slices through the defense. Then for good measure, he shoots the puck between his legs through the goalie to score, because of course he does.

    No word if the Blue Devils reacted to the goal by taking their defenseman off the “easy” setting.

    Oakley previously played for the Wheeling Nailers, Bakersfield Condors, Evansville Icemen and South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. He did not score 101 points in any of those seasons. 


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