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Hurricanes’ Nathan Gerbe scores possible Goal of the Year

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By Allan Muir

Sure hope Adam Oates wasn’t watching Wednesday night’s game between the Hurricanes and the Flyers.

The Capitals coach was apoplectic after Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl went between his legs to cap off a four-goal performance against the Rangers earlier this season, claiming it “disrespected” the integrity of the game.

Despite the hue and cry from some cranky fundamentalists, that bit of twig trickery inspired its share of imitators. This time it was Nathan Gerbe’s turn to show off. The diminutive winger finished a second period breakaway with the dazzling deke, leaving Philly’s Steve Mason flummoxed as the shot beat him high glove.

A me-too moment? Maybe … but it sure was fun to watch.


  • Published On Jan 22, 2014
  • SHANABANNED! Michael Grabner gets two games for elbowing Nathan Gerbe

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    By Allan Muir

    The NHL sent a strong and clear message with the five-game suspension handed to Colorado forward Cody McLeod this afternoon: hits from behind won’t be tolerated.

    Blindside head shots though? Eh, not so bad . . . at least, if you’re a first-time offender.

    That’s the takeaway from the two-game sentence handed to New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner on Monday evening.

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  • Published On Oct 21, 2013
  • Isles’ Hamonic, Caps’ Alzner among best value deals of summer 2013

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    Travis Hamonic of the New York Islanders

    Travis Hamonic is a key part of the Isles’ effort to rebuild with their prospects. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    It’s been a busy summer at the NHL’s home office.

    The league has registered nearly 200 new player contracts since the Blackhawks skated off with the Stanley Cup at the end of June. Most of those were low-level signings, players happy to find a chair before the music stopped. But there were scores of deals signed by legitimate NHLers as well, players who cashed in on their free agency or settled in for some long-term security with their current club.

    Most of those deals left fans shaking their heads at the money that will be changing hands even though we all understand, on some level, anyway, that the numbers are bound to be crazy.

    But there were others that seemed shockingly, well, sensible. Put in context, they’re set up to provide great value for the team . . . and in most cases, the player probably isn’t complaining, either.

    Here are the deals signed this summer that should provide the best bang for the buck:

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  • Published On Aug 16, 2013


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