Tip Ins: Jersey Tuck’s First Victim, Rostislav Klesla Update, and Capitals Winter Classic?

Posted: September 20, 2013 by Lamar Lester in Tip Ins
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Tip Ins is a weekly update for all the news that happened in the NHL.

Rostislav Klesla gives the thumbs up while being carries away on a stretcher. (Getty)

  • The NHL’s new jersey tuck rule has claimed its first victim. Alex Semin of the Carolina Hurricanes. He was assessed a penalty for delay of game because his jersey was tucked. That’s a no-no in today’s NHL. I didn’t care much for the rule, but this calling penalties thing for it is stupid. Just say you eventually plan on putting ads on the jerseys and be done with it. (Puck Daddy)
  • Phoenix defenseman Rostislav Klesla is “resting comfortably” at home after suffering a big hit from Kings forward Jordan Nolan a few days ago. Head Coach Tippett said Klesla is experiencing concussion/whiplash symptoms and there is no timetable for his return to the team. (Phoenix Coyotes)
  • Many reports are out saying the announcement the Capitals plan to make tomorrow is for them revealing they’ve been granted the 2015 Winter Classic. (Sportsnet)

  • Paul “BizNasty” Bissonnette had been suspended for 10 days for leaving the bench to start an altercation. This came on the night his teammate Rostislav Klesla was on the bad end of a controversial hit. Good thing is, when his suspension is up, the team’s next game is against Los Angeles. I’m sure there won’t be any fights in that game. He plans to appeal the suspension. (Puck Daddy)
  • Nicklas Lidstrom is coming back!…to play in the Winter Classic Alumni Game. *sigh* I guess that’ll do. The Red Wings also released a list of the other players participating for Detroit. (Detroit Red Wings)
  • NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA Executive Director Don Fehr will meet with the IIHF in Portugal on Thursday. When the CBA was completely earlier this years, the NHL and NHLPA agreed to try to send four NHL teams back to Europe next fall for regular season games. Sources say there has been little progress in planning the NHL’s return and time may be running out. The World Cup of Hockey is also on the list of items that IIHF executives would like to discuss this week. (TSN)
  • A new season brings new resolutions. Here’s are some things that need to stop. Let’s stop acting shocked when a pending UFA gets a stupid money extension. Don Cherry is nuts. Let’s stop acting like we didn’t know that. Let’s come up with better insults than “Sedin Sisters” and “Cindy Crosby”. Those have run their course. And this one has been gaining steam for years, let’s stop yelling “SHOOOOOT!!” when a team is trying to step up their power play. Let’s give these resolutions more than a week before we bail on them, eh? (Grantland)
  • What will happen to the Islanders when they move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn? Will they keep their name? Keep their colors? Their jerseys? CEO Brett Yormark was quoted as saying, “[Owner] Charles [Wang] and I have decided that the Islander colors as they are today will be the same when they get here. The name will be the same. What we will do is introduce a (new) third jersey. A second home jersey, and that is where we are going to get a little creative. That is where we will speak to Brooklyn in an authentic way.” (Icethetics)
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are already getting a taste of the HBO 24/7 life. Coach Randy Carlyle doesn’t think it’ll be a major change for his players, given the attention they already get in Toronto. Winger Joffrey Lupul says,“I’ve watched the show in the past, it’s entertaining, and I would expect it to be this year, too. People want to see the players’ personalities and see the preparation for games.” I’m looking forward to this. (The Globe and Mail)
  • Enforcers like Steve MacIntyre are disappearing in the NHL. Guys are seeing the need to bring more the table than just their fist. Even if it’s just being a good locker room guy. Some also give their thoughts on the new helmet rule for fights. Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland has already found a loophole. He says,”Eventually you’ll start seeing guys come in (and) take each others’ off and not really waste any time.” (Sporting News)
  • VIDEO: “Eventually” must mean “last night” because Islander Brett Gallant and Devil Krys Barch have taken Engelland’s advise on how to get around the NHL’s new “no removing your helmet before fights” rule. In a quite obvious and not-so-subtle way, they took off each other’s helmets. It’s hilarious and looks ridiculous. Kinda like the rule itself. (YouTube)



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