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This is a special Trade Deadline Preview episode of Gloves OFF! with your Host Matthew Barnaby.

This episode is dedicated to the Buffalo Regals U14 Tier 1 Minor Hockey team….. heading to Nationals next week in PIttsburgh with Matthew as their Head Coach!

On Today’s show….It’s 7 days until the trade deadline…. Matthew will take a look at all the potential Buyers and Sellers in the East and West.  Which teams are going to say…. Let’s Make A Deal!

Jarome Iginla….. now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Brendan Morrow….. now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Douglas Murray….. now a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Ray Shero has thrown down the gauntlet!  Did he open the floodgates for an active Trade Deadline or did he handcuff those teams needing impact players?

The Boston Bruins must respond to the Penguins moves….. What will they do?

The Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks are looking for the pieces to push them over the top! Watch the chess match unfold in the next 7 days!

Are you ready….. Matthew’s ready to take the Gloves OFF!

 

 

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March 5, 2013- Shine Bright Like A Diamond!

It’s Tuesday!  Time for another episode of Gloves OFF! with your Host Matthew Barnaby!

On Today’s show, Let’s spend some money! Or maybe we can save some money… Buyers and Sellers! Which teams might be making moves at the trade deadline.

Suspensions!  Matthew’s made some generous contributions to the Player’s Emergency Fund over his career.  Find out which players made theirs this past week.

The future shines bright like a diamond….. Matthew’s picks of Best Players 25 years old and under.

The Chicago Blackhawks…. 19-0-3…. Enough said?

Your Twitter questions… Always!

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News and Notes from around the NHL, Power Rankings and to wrap up the show Game ON!

Are you ready?  Matthew’s ready to take the Gloves OFF!

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March 1, 2013- Rocky Mountain High!

It’s Friday!  Time to start your weekend by taking the Gloves OFF! with your Host Matthew Barnaby!

On Today’s show, Colorado Rocky Mountain High!  Ryan O’Reilly offer sheet from Calgary matched by the Avalanche!

Not One but TWO Guests today…. Dr. Elad Levy, World-renowned Cerebrovascular & Neurological Surgeon, will discuss concussions.  Two-time Stanley Cup Champion, Boston Bruins Forward Shawn Thornton will also join Barney!

Your Twitter questions… Every Show!

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What’s Bothering Bam Bam today?  Lack of Goal Scoring!

And wrapping up with Game On!  Two GREAT matchups Matthew will be previewing for the weekend!

Ready? Time to take the Gloves OFF!

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Huberdeau named February’s Rookie of the Month

NEW YORK — Florida Panthers center Jonathan Huberdeau, who led all rookies with six goals and totaled nine points in 13 games, has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for February.

Huberdeau edged Tampa Bay Lightning center Cory Conacher (4-5—9 in 14 games), Panthers teammate Drew Shore (2-8—10 in 13 games) and Dallas Stars left wing Antoine Roussel (4-3—7 in 12 games) for the honor.

Huberdeau, 19, had a career-high four points (2-2—4) in a 5-2 victory at the Philadelphia FlyersFeb. 21, including the game-winning goal on a penalty shot. His four-point night tied Mark Parrish(4-0—4 at Chicago, 10/30/98) and Jesse Belanger (2-2—4 vs. Washington, 1/19/94) for the most points in one game by a rookie in franchise history.

Selected by the Panthers in the first round (third overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Huberdeau leads all rookies with eight goals and ranks second with 13 points in 20 games. He joins St. Louis Bluesright wing Vladimir Tarasenko (January) as a Rookie of the Month winner this season.

Jonathan Huberdeau in February

 

 

Date Opponent G A PTS Result
Feb. 3 at Buffalo 0 1 1 4-3 win
Feb. 5 at Winnipeg 1 0 1 3-2 loss (overtime)
Feb. 7 at Philadelphia 0 0 0 3-2 win (shootout)
Feb. 9 at Washington 0 0 0 5-0 loss
Feb. 12 WASHINGTON 2 0 2 6-5 loss (overtime)
Feb. 14 MONTREAL 0 0 0 1-0 loss (overtime)
Feb. 16 TAMPA BAY 1 0 1 6-5 loss (overtime)
Feb. 18 TORONTO 0 0 0 3-0 loss
Feb. 21 at Philadelphia 2 2 4 5-2 win
Feb. 22 at Pittsburgh 0 0 0 3-1 loss
Feb. 24 BOSTON 0 0 0 4-1 loss
Feb. 26 PITTSBURGH 0 0 0 6-4 win
Feb. 28 BUFFALO 0 0 0 4-3 loss (shootout)
Totals 6 3 9

Stamkos, Crosby, Emery named ‘Stars’ for February

NEW YORK — Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven StamkosPittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Ray Emery have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of February.

FIRST STAR – STEVEN STAMKOS, C, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Stamkos posted 10-10—20 in 14 February games, tying for first in the League in goals (with Winnipeg’s Andrew Ladd) and ranking third in points. He scored goals in six straight contests from Feb. 16-26 (seven total), the longest such streak in the NHL this season. Stamkos also had six multi-point outings and recorded at least one point in 11 of 14 games. He ended the month on an eight-game point streak (7-7—14), propelling him to first in the League in goals (14) and points (31). Currently in his fifth NHL season, all with the Lightning, the two-time Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy winner has 193-167—360 in 345 career games.

 

SECOND STAR – SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Crosby led the NHL with 18 assists and 24 points in 14 games. He recorded six three-point performances during the month and registered at least one point in 11 of 14 contests. Crosby finished February with points in three straight games (2-4—6), his fourth stretch this season with points in at least three consecutive contests. Through 21 games, he leads the NHL with 22 assists and is on pace to become the first player to average at least one helper per game since Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin in 2009-10. The 25-year-old Cole Harbour, N.S., native has played in 455 career NHL games, all with the Penguins, totaling 232-408—640 (1.41 points per game).

THIRD STAR – RAY EMERY, G, CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

Emery posted a 7-0-0 record, 1.66 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in eight games as the Blackhawks continued their record-setting start to the season. He allowed two goals or fewer in seven of his eight appearances and secured shootout victories over the Calgary Flames Feb. 2 and Vancouver Canucks Feb. 19. Emery has played in nine games overall this season, ranking in the top 10 in the League in wins (eight), goals-against average (1.92) and save percentage (.931). In 216 career NHL appearances, the Hamilton, Ont., native has a 117-62-19 record with a 2.66 goals-against average, .908 save percentage and 11 shutouts.

February 19, 2013- Ain’t No Other Man!

It’s a terrific Tuesday! Time for your Host Matthew Barnaby to take his Gloves OFF!

On Today’s show, Ain’t No Other Man….. Sidney Crosby…..The Pittsburgh Penguins!

Pekka Rinne…..Vezina…… Matthew says, “Done!”

Shea Weber….Underachieving?

Matthew’s favorite part of the show….your Twitter questions, answered as only he can!

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What’s Bothering Bam Bam today?  Playoff Seeding for Division Winners!

Oh yea…..Buckle up…..It’s time to take the Gloves OFF!

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Seven missing from B’s practice; Lucic returns

What’s Brewin with the Bruins by Chris Chirichiello of Bruins Daily

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(Photo courtesy of Bridget Samuels) Horton was one of seven not on the ice today for the Boston Bruins with flu-like symptoms.

Fresh off their 3-2 come from behind win over the Winnipeg Jets, the Bruins returned to the ice for the first time after having yesterday off.  Well, most Bruins returned to the ice. Nathan Horton, Gregory Campbell, Andrew Ference, Daniel Paille, Anton Khudobin, Adam McQuaid and Patrice Bergeron were all missing from Tuesday’s practice with flu-like symptoms.

More importantly, Milan Lucic returned to the ice after flying to Winnipeg only to have to fly right back to Boston to be with his family for “personal reasons.” Lucic only missed the Jets game will most likely be a game-time decision versus the Tampa Bay Lightning Thursday night in Florida.

In other news, Lane McDermid has rejoined the Bruins after his conditioning stint with the Providence Bruins according to Naoko Funayama.

 

This morning’s lines at practice include: Marchand-Peverley-Seguin, Lucic-Krejci-Bourque and Pandolfo-Kelly-Thornton. Hamilton was paired with Chara and Seidenberg was paired with Boychuk and Aaron Johnson. Tuukka Rask manned the net.

The Bruins will travel to Tampa tomorrow and hold a practice at 1:45 p.m. so we will see the status of all seven players missing from Bruins practice today and a better understanding of Milan Lucic’s availability going forward on the road trip.

Wild’s Setoguchi fined $8,108.11 for high-sticking

NEW YORK – Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi has been fined $8,108.11, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for high-sticking Detroit Red Wingsdefenseman Kyle Quincey in NHL Game No. 216 in Minnesota on Sunday, February 17, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 15:16 of the second period. Setoguchi was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking.

As a first-time offender, the maximum Setoguchi could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.

The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

Bruins visit to Newtown brings smiles to the community

What’s Brewin with the Bruins by Chris Chirichiello of http://www.bruinsdaily.com

(Credit Andrew Ference: @Ferknuckle) Left to right Adam McQuaid, Tyler Seguin and Andrew Ference sport their Newtown jerseys on their visit to Sandy Hook Elementary school yesterday.

(Credit Andrew Ference: @Ferknuckle) Left to right Adam McQuaid, Tyler Seguin and Andrew Ference sport their Newtown jerseys on their visit to Sandy Hook Elementary school yesterday.

It was an off day for the Boston Bruins yesterday and what other way to spend it then to lend support to the Sandy Hook Elementary school?

Several players and Claude Julien rallied around Newtown after the unthinkable happened on December 14, 2012. Players included: Tyler Seguin, Dougie Hamilton, Adam McQuaid, Chris Bourque, Andrew Ference, Daniel Paille and Rich Peverley. Street hockey games were played, autographs were signed, photos were taken and laughs were shared to try and make the Sandy Hook survivors try to forget the tragic events that took place a little over two months ago.

Head coach Claude Julien immediately felt a connection to the community minutes into their visit.

“I really admire these people for what they’ve gone through,” he said. “It can’t be easy. At a season of the year when we should have been celebrating, we ended up having to mourn.”

 

Julien reiterated how the community has rallied together and how it is just a great gesture in a time of need.

“But this town is amazing, the way the people have shown their support for each other, how strong they are and the faith they have,” Julien said. “It’s pretty amazing. For me to be able to be part of this group and help them out the best way I can, this is extremely important to me.”

Chris Bourque also chimed in on the opportunity of visiting the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

“To come out here and play a little street hockey and see all these kids smiling and having fun, it’s great,” said Bourque. “This community has been through so much the last couple of months and I hope to maybe help them forget about the things that have happened for a little bit for a couple of hours. To see all these kids smiling and having fun, it’s great to be able to do this.”

Natalie Hammond, the lead teacher at Sandy Hook was wounded while protecting her students during the attack on Dec. 14th and could not thank the Bruins enough for their time.

“It’s amazing, the fact that the Bruins have taken a day out of their busy schedule to be here with us and to make our community excited and fun and happy really means a lot,” Hammond said. “It’s really incredible.”

Hammond reiterated that the Bruins were the heroes, but in the Bruins eyes and in the eyes of many, Hammond is one of the biggest heroes on that forgetful day.

Bruins Center Rich Peverley, like all of his teammates, stated he was happy to be there to try and heal the community.

“Anything we can do to bring a smile to people’s faces and make it a positive experience,” Peverley said.

Julien ended with a remark that brought smiles to the Newtown community even with the last leg of his team’s road trip to plan for.

“I have all the time in the world for these people,” said Julien.

Newtown is slowly healing and it has been with the help of each other.

Newtown will rise up once again and the Bruins made sure they helped the best way they could.

Bruins Daily Player of the Week: Feb. 11-17, 2013

What’s Brewin with the Bruins by Chris Chirichiello of http://www.bruinsdaily.com

(Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald)  Marchand's game-winning goal last night versus the Winnipeg Jets ended the Bruins brief two game losing streak.

(Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald) Marchand’s game-winning goal last night versus the Winnipeg Jets ended the Bruins brief two game losing streak.

Brad Marchand is having one heck of a season and had another productive week for the Black and Gold.

The third-year forward scored the game-winning power-play goal last night versus the Winnipeg and tied the game versus the New York Rangers in a comeback for the ages at the TD Garden last Tuesday. The “Nose Face Killah” also received bonus points for making Jack Edwards almost leap off level nine after beating Henrik Lundqvist to steal a point and force overtime.

Marchand leads the Bruins (9-2-2) with eight goals (8th in the NHL) and has a ridiculous 44.4% shot percentage (8 goals on 18 shots) which ranks him fourth in the league. It seems like when the Bruins need that extra lift it has been Marchand that has always been there.

Last year, it was Tyler Seguin, but this year Marchand is finding the back of the net at will it seems like. He scored a career-best in goals last season (28) and he may break that this year even in a shortened season.

 

While on a breakaway during last night’s game, Marchand was tripped up and wanted to be awarded a penalty shot, but that wasn’t the case.

“I was hoping for a penalty shot, so I was a little upset (when one wasn’t called), but we were excited to be on the power-play,” Marchand said. “We knew we could get some chances and what happened was we scored.”

Through his first 12 games last season, Marchand scored only two goals. This year he has eight (missing one game to injury). A fun stat for you is that Marchand has a better shooting percentage than Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (41.5%). Think about that.

The left-winger has a very quick release and his finishing ability this year was that of Seguin’s last year almost impossible to stop. Marchand will most likely cool off as the season wears on, but I bet Bruins fans were saying that after his first few games and Marchand is still lighting the lamp nearly every game.

Marchand has nine points in 12 games while sporting a plus-five rating. He is logging serious ice time as well and it seems like at this point, nothing can stop this “little ball of hate.”

Here are clips of Marchand’s goals courtesy of NHL VideoCenter

Tying goal vs. Rangers from Tuesday

 

 

Winning goal vs. Jets last night