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Blackhawks send Morin to Blue Jackets for Erixon – Washington Times

”When you’re used to winning and you know how to win, you come ready to play in the third,” said Saad, who has scored four of his seven goals in the final period. “You want to have a full 60 (minute game) but it’s good to finish too.” Saad has four goals and three assists during a seven-game point streak at home, where the Blackhawks are 10-3-1 and have allowed more than two goals twice this season. Chicago outscored Minnesota 11-4 while winning all three home contests in its six-game victory in last season’s Western Conference semifinals. Though that home success allowed the Blackhawks to eliminate the Wild from the playoffs for the second straight year, Minnesota (16-11-1) has gone 2-1-1 in its last four regular-season games at the United Center. The Wild scored twice on three power-play chances in Saturday’s 4-3 shootout victory at Arizona. Minnesota was 1 for 44 on the road with the man advantage prior to the goals from Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise . ”I thought we had some pretty good extended shifts,” said Parise, whose 11th goal tied the game in the third. ”They didn’t give us a lot of room through the neutral zone, and for us to come back and find a way to win was important just for the way things have been going for us lately.” Minnesota is 5-2-0 on the road since dropping six of its first eight. “We can’t accept anything close and we were close for 55 minutes and we found a way to come back and win the game,” coach Mike Yeo told the NHL’s official website. “That’s a big credit to the boys.” Niederreiter has recorded four of his team-leading 13 goals and an assist in his last six road contests. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/wild-blackhawks-preview-162050122–nhl.html

Chicago Blackhawks trade Jeremy Morin to Columbus Blue Jackets for Tim Erixon – ESPN Chicago

Despite the lack of NHL work, Morin has been extremely productive at the AHL level. Last season, Morin had 47 points in 47 games. He had 30 goals for the Rockford IceHogs in 2012-13 as well. Morin was given the best opportunity to seize a full-time role this season with the Blackhawks, but wasn’t able to take advantage. He should get another chance at significant NHL time for an injury-riddled Blue Jackets club. Perhaps Morin finds his NHL legs in an organization that could end up relying on him more than Chicago ever needed to. Meanwhile, defenseman Tim Erixon will be on his fourth NHL organization by age 23. He has appeared in 70 NHL games over the last four years. Erixon is a former first-round pick of the Calgary Flames . He refused to sign with Calgary, which forced them to trade him to the New York Rangers . Erixon didn’t last long in that organization as he became part of the Blue Jackets’ return in the blockbuster deal that sent Rick Nash to Broadway. Erixon has 13 points over 70 NHL contests, 52 of which have come with Columbus. source: http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24887001/blackhawks-trade-jeremy-morin-to-blue-jackets-for-tim-erixon

Chicago Blackhawks trade Jeremy Morin to Columbus Blue Jackets for Tim Erixon | FOX Sports

He had zero points in 15 games for the Blackhawks this season. Morin, who was once considered one of the Blackhawks’ top offensive prospects, was expected to play a larger role this season, but never won over Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. Morin averaged 7:44 of ice time this season. He signed a two-year contract extension with the Blackhawks in June. Erixon, 23, has one goal, five assists and is a minus-3 in 19 games for the Blue Jackets this season. He has averaged 16:58 of ice time. He has one goal, 12 assists and is a plus-1 in 70 career NHL games. He will report to the Blackhawks. Erixon will be a restricted free agent after this season. He is making $600,000 this season, according to capgeek.com. source: http://espn.go.com/chicago/nhl/story/_/id/12027016/chicago-blackhawks-trade-jeremy-morin-columbus-blue-jackets-tim-erixon

Blackhawks trade Jeremy Morin to Blue Jackets for Tim Erixon – CBSSports.com

Jeremy Morin is headed to the Columbus Blue Jackets. (USATSI)

Morin has no points in 15 NHL games this season. The winger was assigned to Rockford of the AHL for a conditioning assignment Tuesday because he wasnt playing at all with the loaded Blackhawks. Its a good chance for Mo to play and for Timmy to join our organization, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said before Sunday nights game against Calgary. The 23-year-old Erixon is looking to get established in that continued rotation and show he can play at our level, Quenneville continued. Well get to find out a little bit more about him tonight in joining our team, and complement our team game as well. Morin, 23, has eight goals and eight assists in 54 career regular-season games, all with Chicago. He also played in two postseason games in May. The Blue Jackets next game is Tuesday night in Detroit. Erixon had one goal and five assists in 19 games with Columbus this season. He scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 26 at Los Angeles. Its exciting for me, Erixon said. Its a classy team and theyve got a great history. The Blackhawks lost rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk to a broken left kneecap last month. source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/dec/14/blackhawks-send-morin-to-blue-jackets-for-erixon/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Morin has no points in 15 NHL games this season. The winger was assigned to Rockford of the AHL for a conditioning assignment Tuesday because he wasn’t playing at all with the loaded Blackhawks. “It’s a good chance for Mo to play and for Timmy to join our organization,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said before Sunday night’s game against Calgary. The 23-year-old Erixon is “looking to get established in that continued rotation and show he can play at our level,” Quenneville continued. “We’ll get to find out a little bit more about him tonight in joining our team, and complement our team game as well.” Morin, 23, has eight goals and eight assists in 54 career regular-season games, all with Chicago. He also played in two postseason games in May. The Blue Jackets’ next game is Tuesday night in Detroit. Erixon had one goal and five assists in 19 games with Columbus this season. He scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 26 at Los Angeles. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/chicago-blackhawks-trade-jeremy-morin-to-columbus-blue-jackets-for-tim-erixon-121414

NHL gets it right with no hearing for Seidenberg on Jonathan Toews hit | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

In Seidenbergs case well, look at the play. Its a loose puck. Both players have a right to engage physically in chasing it. Seidenberg is clearly attempting to deliver a check to Toews shoulder. It ends up being from behind, hence the penalty. But the League isnt suspending for textbook boarding. Its mandate is punishing irresponsibility. Its eradicating malice. Look again: Via Pete Blackburn Do you see any malice? Do you just see a hockey hit gone bad? Weve seen dozens of suspensions for boarding. Many involve an element of charging this doesnt. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-gets-it-right-with-no-hearing-for-seidenberg-on-jonathan-toews-hit-163034029.html

 

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