Tip Ins is a weekly update for all the news that happened in the NHL.

Steven Stamkos on a stretcher after having his leg broken in a collision with the goal post. (Associated Press)

  • Horrible news out of Tampa Bay yesterday as superstar sniper Steven Stamkos is out with a broken right tibia after being stretchered off the ice yesterday following a collision with the goal post in the game against Boston. He had successful surgery today and is out indefinitely. At the time of his injury, the Lightning were leading the Eastern Conference. (Lightning Strikes)
  • Ilya Bryzgalov is back in the NHL. Well, technically he’s back in the AHL on a conditioning stint(with the Oklahoma City Barons), but he’s on an NHL contract with the Edmonton Oilers. I heard it’s cold in Edmonton, eh, Bryz? “North Pole, baby, it’s the coldest place I’ve ever been.” Never change, Bryz. (Edmonton Sun)
  • The Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony was last night. Congratulation to Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan, Scott Niedermayer, the late Fred Shero and Geraldine Heaneyon on being inducted. (Puck Daddy)

  • Last week’s Steve Downie-Max Talbot trade between the Colorado Avalanche and the Philadelphia Flyers was abit of a head scratcher for many. Turns out, there’s a good reason for it. Back during training camp, Downie was tripped up by Gabriel Landeskog and tweaked his knee a bit. Coming off of reconstructive knee surgery, Downie was pissed off at Landeskog’s apparent recklessness and decided to voice his displeasure in the form of a huge hit. From that point on, he was on the trade block. (Broad Street Hockey)
  • Speaking at the PrimeTime Sports and Entertainment conference in Toronto on Monday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman remained steadfast that he prefers a League-controlled World Cup of Hockey tournament to Winter Olympic participation. He said in June, “We are very much committed, at least at 10,000 feet, to bringing back a World Cup and doing it on a regular basis.” I honestly can’t say I’m surprised to hear that from him. (Puck Daddy)
  • You can add another incident to the list of NHL uniform typos. Last weekend the Blue Jackets took the ice with “Clumbus” on their helmets. The Blue Jackets could sure use some “O” right now, amirite?? LOL! I’ll see myself out. Other notable typos include; Nicklas Grossmann, who played for years with his name spelt “Grossman”. It took 6 years for him to speak up. Even Wayne Gretzky had his name incorrectly spelled on his sweater. (Back Row Sports)
  • Keeping with Columbus, Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin said he “could have chosen his words a little better” when he spoke to a Russian reporter last week in defense of his friend, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov(who faces a felony charge of second-degree kidnapping and a misdemeanor charge of third-degree assault). “I don’t support any violence against women. I have my own two daughters. I would never want anything like it to happen to them. I know Semyon. I know him very well. I should have chosen my words a little better. I think everybody is innocent until proven guilty. I just feel like everybody’s convicted him already. Knowing him pretty well, I was trying to support him.” Tyutin told R-Sport of Russia. (Blue Jackets Xtra)
  • There are some goalie pads being linked to Henrik Lundqvist(and the Stadium Series) that are New York Yankees-themed. Pinstripes and all. I must admit. They look pretty cool. I for one hope they are his. But it makes you wonder if there are going to be new jerseys that will match. (SNY Rangers)
  • Speaking of the Stadium Series, earlier today the NHL revealed new chrome logos for all the team participating in the games. It’s… different, to say the least. I don’t get why they saw a need to do this, but. It is what it is. (NHL)
  • Slovak Ice Hockey Federation unveiled the jerseys Slovakia will be wearing at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi this winter. They include pinstripes. But those stripes are actually formed by the words to the Slovak national anthem. Pretty cool stuff. Sweden and Finland also released their new jerseys. That leaves Slovenia, Norway, Austria, Switzerland and Latvia as the only teams yet to reveal their Olympic jerseys. (Icethetics Slovakia/Sweden, Finland)
  • VIDEO: I’m not entirely sure how to set this video up, so I’ll just say it. Here’s a number Russian hockey stars singing about something… in Russian. Names and faces that’ll jump out to you include; Evgeni Malkin, Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Radulov, Nikolai Kulemin, and Pavel Bure. Yep. (YouTube)



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