Here's for Ward giving a cheap shot to one of his former teammates and getting away with it
He already did. First game at RBC he punched Kevyn Adams in the face and got away with it.
Although I have been trying to figure out who Ward is gonna punch tonight since Kevyn is in Phoenix.
Should be a great game tonight. Both teams need the 2 points desperatly and need to get the points in regulation. Ward has been playing great these past few games and our defense has really stepped up their game. Although we are a streaky team so its a guess on which team is gonna show up that night. Were going without Stillman and Cole again tonight so there's an advantage for you.
Pöck will be a UFA this summer not because of a clause in his contract, but because it says so in the CBA:
Group VI: (i) Means any Player who is age 25 or older who has completed three (3) or more
professional seasons, whose SPC has expired and: (i) in the case of a Player other than a
goaltender, has played less than 80 NHL Games, or (ii) in the case of a goaltender, has
played less than 28 NHL Games (for the purpose of this definition, a goaltender must have
played a minimum of thirty (30) minutes in an NHL Game to register a game played). For the
purposes of the foregoing, the term professional season shall: (A) for a Player aged 18 or
19, mean any season in which such Player plays in eleven (11) or more Professional Games
(including NHL Regular Season and Playoff Games, minor league regular season and playoff
games, and games played in any European professional league, while under an SPC), and (B)
for a Player aged 20 or older, mean any season in which such Player plays in one or more
Professional Games (including NHL Regular Season and Playoff Games, minor league regular
season and playoff games, and games played in any European professional league, while under
(ii) Any Group 6 Player shall, at the expiration of his SPC, become an Unrestricted Free
Agent and shall be completely free to negotiate and sign an SPC with any Club, and any Club
shall be completely free to negotiate and sign an SPC with such Player, without penalty or
restriction, or being subject to any Right of First Refusal, Draft Choice Compensation or
any other compensation or equalization obligation of any kind.
The Ranger's can't afford to stay idle while the likes of Montreal and maybe even Carolina continue to drop out of the playoff race... There's going to be two spots up for grabs and two teams (Toronto & NYI) to climb over. These truely are must win games if they're going to be a serious threat to take one of those spots.