November 4 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
November 04 2010 05:57PM

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 09: Lindy Ruff, head coach of the Buffalo Sabres stands on the bench during a time out against the New York Rangers at HSBC Arena on October 9, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. New York won 6-3. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Another week is in the bin, and with that, the round-up returns for a perusal of matters around the league. In this installment, the Flames hit the skids before hitting the road, The Penguins and Hawks are scuffling as well, and the longest tenured coach in the league might be in trouble.

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Jason Gregor
November 04 2010 05:56PM

Scott Arniel (Right) and his teammates (R to L) Laurie Boschman, Dale Hawerchuk and Tim Watters were loving life and 7-Up in Winnipeg in the mid 1980s. Fast forward 25 years and Arniel finds himself as a rookie head coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He isn't promoting 7-Up and he's replaced his teammates with assistant coaches, Brad Berry, Bob Boughner and Dan Hinote. You think the 18, 19 and 20-year-old rookies have pressure in the NHL, imagine being a rookie head coach on a team that has never won a playoff game.

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Comment of the Week Winner #1 - Gange!

Kent Wilson
November 04 2010 10:43AM



The first winning comment of our new COTW contest goes to FN member Gange, who won us over with this rant after the *ahem* set-back versus the Washington Capitals:

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Postgame: Detroit Dances

Pat Steinberg
November 03 2010 10:58PM

Detroit Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi (L) takes a swipe at the puck held by Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, November 3, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

It may have been a one goal game, but the Detroit Red Wings had the puck so much on Wednesday night that it was going to be hard for anyone to beat them.  When it all shook down, the Flames fell 2-1 and were unable to convert upon a late opportunity with a four minute powerplay handed to Detroit.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 12 versus Detroit

Kent Wilson
November 03 2010 10:19PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20170

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