Interesting note here from Florida head coach Tom Rowe who, last night, watched former Panther prospect Lawson Crouse play in Florida for the first time since being traded to Arizona. Crouse was the price the Panthers had to pay to unload Dave Bolland‘s contract on the Coyotes last summer. Rowe wasn’t involved with the Bolland signing, but was involved in dumping the contract — he was Florida’s assistant GM at the time the deal went down. His take, from the Miami Herald: Florida traded Crouse to the Coyotes last summer as part of a salary cap dump; Arizona took on the final three years and $16.5-million of Dave Bolland’s contract in exchange for a top prospect — in this case, Crouse. “We got
Doug Weight screen shot. New York Islanders coach Doug Weight was not pleased after Brock Nelson’s goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins was overturned because of a goaltender interference coach’s challenge. With time running out in the first period of their Friday game, New York forward Jason Chimera whipped a gorgeous pass to Nelson who finished the play past Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury before the buzzer.
WASHINGTON-If you walked around the corner in front of the Verizon Center, the squawling of a Jimi-Hendrix-wannabe power trio drowned out the brassy swing of a second-line band that was playing up the block. As chaotic and cacophonic as this tableau sounds, in this most peculiar time in history, the Verizon Center may be the only place in the nation’s capital around which everybody is happy and where everything makes sense. The Washington Capitals are saving sanity in a place that desperately needs its sanity saved.