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Dater’s NHL Daily: Hockey World Still Buzzing Over Makar Penalty Decline



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Happy Tuesday to all. I hope everybody is ready for the MINUS temperatures coming Thursday. I’m not sure I am. The older I get, the more I can’t stand frigid temperatures. Can we set up a Palm Beach Hockey Now outpost? The irony: I hate really hot weather too. Let’s do some notes, quotes and links, starting with the buzz still being felt from that Cale Makar “No, don’t make that call against them” moment of sportsmanship last night:

  • That’s something I’d definitely never seen before in 29 years of regular hockey coverage. I think it’s pretty cool actually. But Makar seemed sheepish about it and said that would never happen again.
  • It got lots of news coverage. This story was pretty typical (Sportsnet)
  • It’s now a question being asked: has any player ever, in a team sport, actively, in effect, reversed a call that would have gone to his own team, by telling the refs it shouldn’t have been one?
  • The Bruins now have points in their last 19 home games (Boston Hockey Now)
  • Avalanche assistant GM Kevin McDonald was at that Bruins-Panthers game. But I wouldn’t get too excited by that. He has roots in the Boston area.
  • Then again, he was probably looking at someone on those teams.
  • The Red Wings are sliding again. What’s going wrong in Motown? (Detroit Hockey Now)
  • The Capitals got their goalie back, one whose name will be familiar to Avalanche fans (Washington Hockey Now)
  • Kevin Hayes fired back at John Tortorella. Well, quietly anyway (Philly Hockey Now)
  • An ode to the just-retired, former Av Andrew “Hamburglar” Hammond (Hockey News)
  • Jim Nill lists the reasons his Dallas Stars are off to such a good start (Hockey News)
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