NHL acknowledges it has a cocaine problem among players

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Last month, a Toronto Maple Leafs prospect named Viktor Loov told a Swedish news outlet that “there is a lot of cocaine” in the NHL.  “There are players everywhere who do it,” he said, via Pension Plan Puppets . “If you have money you probably have easy access.”  How much cocaine? Enough that the NHL has been forced to acknowledge that more than a few players are using it, and that the...
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Jason Demers tweets #FreeTorres, gets mocked

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (James O'Brien) — So far, it's not really catching on.
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Bruins list Chara on IR, for now

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (James O'Brien) — Bad sign or merely a mundane transaction?
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Zack Kassian suspended without pay; enters 'Stage Two' of substance abuse program

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian has been placed in Stage Two of the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program, both the league and the PA announced Monday afternoon. Kassian is suspended without pay until he is “cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators.” The news comes shortly after Kassian was the passenger in a car accident at around 6 a.m. ET...
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Raffi Torres gets what he’s been headhunting for: 41 games

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — There are repeat offenders, and then there’s The Irredeemable Raffi Torres.  The end of the NHL Department of Player Safety video announcing the San Jose Sharks winger’s 41-game suspension on Monday is such a baffling ledger of irresponsible head-hunting that it sounds like it was lifted from a Nancy Dowd screenplay. April 2011: Torres bravely steps into a crouched, onrushing Jordan...
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Add Lecavalier to list of expensive Flyers healthy scratches

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (James O'Brien) — A parade of mistakes in the press box.
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Sharks' Raffi Torres suspended 41 games for hit on Jakob Silfverberg (Video)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Raffi Torres sat out all of last season due to an ACL injury and now will sit for 41 more games after the NHL handed the San Jose Sharks forward a heavy suspension  for his hit on Jakob Silfverberg Saturday night. Take it away, Patrick Burke: It's not often in a suspension video that listing a player's "Greatest Hits" takes as long as 25 seconds to read. That and quoting the collective...
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Video: NHL drops hammer, suspends Torres for 41 games

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Mike Halford) — For his hit to the head of Anaheim forward Jakob Silfverberg.
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Blues send down four; keep young d-men Edmundson and Parayko

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Jason Brough) — Magnus Paajarvi among the group assigned to AHL.
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San Jose Sharks name Joe Pavelski new captain

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — In order to right the wrongs from their previous season, the San Jose Sharks believed they needed to name a captain. On Monday, the team announced via its official Twitter handle that Joe Pavelski would wear the captain’s ‘C’ a year after the the Sharks stripped Joe Thornton of the letter and went with all alternate captains. Thornton and forward Logan Couture will wear the alternate...
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After PTO, Upshall signs one-year deal with Blues

NBCSports.com: ProHockeyTalk (Mike Halford) — Contract is of the two-way variety, worth $700K at the NHL level.
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NHL -- NHL finally says enough to San Jose Sharks' Raffi Torres with 41-game suspension

ESPN: NHL The NHL lowered the boom on Sharks forward Raffi Torres with a 41-game suspension, making the league a much better place than it was with the repeat offender in it.
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Stamkos contract rumors; Strome sent to junior; Stars outdoor snub (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Josh Cooper) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at  puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com .   • Jonathan Toews is living quite the life these days. Take a look at him with the Stanley Cup at Sunday's Chicago Bears game. [ Getty ] •...
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