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Facing old team a new experience for Burns, Setoguchi

Thursday, 11.10.2011 / 6:10 PM / NHL Insider

Eric Gilmore - NHL.com Correspondent

SAN JOSE -- For Sharks defenseman Brent Burns and Wild forward Devin Setoguchi, the shock of getting traded for each other as part of a blockbuster deal on Draft Night is over.

Now comes the next step in what has been an emotional transition for both Burns and Setoguchi after parting ways with the only NHL organizations they had ever played for: Both players will face their former teams Thursday night at HP Pavilion for the first time since they were traded.

Another pair of players who traded places this summer -- Minnesota forward Dany Heatley and San Jose forward Martin Havlat -- will also face their former teams for the first time. But both of them have been through this drill multiple times; each is with his fourth NHL team.

For Burns and Setoguchi, facing their old team is a new experience.
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Hockey world reacts to Flyers, Lightning tactics

Thursday, 11.10.2011 / 4:20 PM / NHL Insider

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher defended his team's tactics Thursday, while reaction to the Lightning's 2-1 victory Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers poured in from around the NHL.

The Lightning primarily have deployed a 1-3-1 defensive system since Boucher was named coach before last season. Philadelphia decided the best way to beat it, or at least to force Tampa Bay out of the compact, neutral-zone clogging alignment, was similar to stalling in basketball -- a Flyers defenseman held onto the puck in his own end instead of trying to advance it, hoping the Lightning players would grow frustrated and start chasing the puck.

Flyers players lashed out at the Lightning's unwillingness to pursue the puck, and many in the hockey community have expressed opinions about the contest.
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Winnipeg survives road trip in fairly good shape

Thursday, 11.10.2011 / 2:52 PM / NHL Insider

Patrick Williams - NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets dined well on their seven-game road trip through the Eastern Conference, but they still returned home hungry.

The Jets collected eight of a possible 14 points on the 3-2-2 trip, their longest journey of the season, including wins over the Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers and New York Islanders. Winnipeg concluded the 13-day trek on Tuesday evening with a 6-5 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

"It was long," goaltender Ondrej Pavelec said. "Two weeks. But I enjoyed it. I like to be on the road. Overall, it was a good road trip."
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Trotz a model of constancy as milestone approaches

Thursday, 11.10.2011 / 11:40 AM / NHL Insider

John Manasso - NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- After his playing career ended, Barry Trotz began settling into a life after hockey, but he had not completely cut the cord. He was 22 and acting as an assistant coach at the University of Manitoba, where he had spent his final playing days, and working his way up the corporate ladder at a billion-dollar computer company as a part-timer.

Then came the call.

It represented the pull of home, but also the opportunity to jump in with both feet into a career in hockey. The Dauphin Kings, a Tier II junior team in Manitoba for which Trotz had once played in his hometown of 8,000, needed a coach and general manager. The club was in debt and was looking for a young person with local ties to hire on the cheap.
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Sharks' Burns eager to face former club

Wednesday, 11.09.2011 / 7:26 PM / NHL Insider

NHL.com

Brett Burns, Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi will have no trouble recognizing their opponents Thursday night when the Minnesota Wild visit San Jose.

Burns was a member of the Wild until being dealt to San Jose on June 24 for a package of players that included Setoguchi. Ten days later, Heatley went from San Jose to Minnesota for Martin Havlat in a one-for-one swap.

The Wild won their fifth in a row by winning 3-0 in Calgary on Tuesday, then flew to San Jose and worked out there on Wednesday. At 8-3-3, they are second to Edmonton in the Northwest Division; the Sharks, 8-4-1 after Monday's 4-2 win against Los Angeles, are second in the Pacific.

Burns, for one, is eager for a chance to face the team with which he spent eight seasons after being drafted in the first round in 2003.
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Hurricanes amazed, reflect on Ground Zero visit

Wednesday, 11.09.2011 / 6:24 PM / NHL Insider

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

Jamie McBain was in Spanish class at Shattuck-St. Mary's School when he first heard of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Eric Staal was at the billet of one of his American-born teammates with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League. Brian Boucher was in the dressing room with his Philadelphia Flyers teammates on the first day of training camp.

Everyone has a story, a memory of where they were on that day. For members of the Carolina Hurricanes, Wednesday was a day to remember the 9/11 attacks, but also to see how far Ground Zero has come.

The Hurricanes toured the World Trade Center site, complete with a ride to the top of 1 World Trade Center and a stroll through the recently opened 9/11 Memorial.
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Boudreau makes Capitals feel the agony of defeat

Wednesday, 11.09.2011 / 3:22 PM / NHL Insider
What do you get after a three-goal loss on home ice? If you're the Washington Capitals, you get the wrath of Bruce Boudreau.

The coach put his players through a grueling, two-hour-long practice at Kettler Capitals IcePlex in Arlington, Va., Wednesday, about 13 hours after losing 5-2 to the Dallas Stars. Players were down on the ice catching their breath as Boudreau made them skate four sets of suicides in front of the gathered media.
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League's six new coaches seeing positive results

Wednesday, 11.09.2011 / 12:34 PM / NHL Insider

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

There were six new coaches hired this offseason, and their new bosses have to be happy with what they've seen so far.

Three of the six have guided their new teams into the top eight in their respective conference, led by Glen Gulutzan, who has the Stars first in the NHL with 22 points. The others are all within three points of a playoff spot. Considering all six teams that changed coaches missed the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the starts bode well for future performance.

NHL.com takes a look at the six new coaches to see just how they are faring with the ups and downs of the first six weeks of the 2011-12 season.
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Gulutzan doing as much teaching as coaching

Wednesday, 11.09.2011 / 10:32 AM / NHL Insider

Steve Hunt - NHL.com Correspondent

When the Dallas Stars brought Glen Gulutzan aboard as coach in June, one question surrounding the hiring of the veteran minor-league coach was how he would handle the transition, since he had no coaching experience in the National Hockey League.

But what Gulutzan didn't have in NHL experience, he more than made up for in enthusiasm, organization and a knack for teaching the game. The 40-year-old grew up in a teaching background and holds a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Saskatchewan.

That organization and attention to detail has served him well throughout a successful minor-league coaching career, including the previous two seasons with the Stars' American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars. He twice led Texas to the Calder Cup Playoffs, including a run to the 2010 finals.
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Jagr received good advice from close friend

Wednesday, 11.09.2011 / 1:00 AM / NHL Insider

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

"He was the only one that knew (what teams) I was talking to beside my agent. And he knew I was talking to probably five or six teams, coaches and GMs, but the Flyers were not involved. Every time I talked to the GM, what they told me I told my friend. Then two days before free agency I was talking to the Flyers. After that I talked to my friend, and he said, 'That's it.' I don't know what he knew, but he said, 'You're talking to me about them differently than other teams.'" -- Jaromir Jagr

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Jaromir Jagr's impact in Philadelphia has been felt inside the dressing room, on the ice, and up and down the Flyers' lineup.

Claude Giroux is off to the best start of his young career. Scott Hartnell is redefining his role as a power forward. Jakub Voracek's dream of playing with his boyhood idol is coming true. Peter Laviolette is thrilled to have a veteran with Jagr's status to point to as an example of how a strong work ethic can pay off in goals and wins.

Jagr has 6 goals and 9 assists through 14 games, including 11 points over his current seven-game point-scoring streak. He's serving as the right wing on the Flyers' top line with Giroux and Hartnell. They quickly have formed one of the NHL's most dominant lines this season.

"He's an elite player, he really is," Laviolette said of Jagr.

But according to Jagr, the only reason he brought his elite talent to Philadelphia is because his closest friend of more than 30 years told him that's what he should do.
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I'm hoping Bob [Murray] didn't go out and get Dany Heatley just to get someone. I'm sure he's excited and motivated.

— Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on general manager Bob Murray's decision to sign Dany Heatley