Archive for May, 2009
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I’ve missed updating the site and reading the forum. I have a lot to catch up on, especially with Daniel Cleary being one of the best players in the playoffs. Looks like he’s on his way to another Stanley Cup if the Detroit Red Wings continue their play.
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Dan Cleary scores 2 goals as he led the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Cleary was by far Detroit’s best player in the game.
After Detroit fell 1-0, Cleary evened the score early in the first period. With the goal, momentum swung to Detroit who then dominated the game. Cleary ended the game with 3 shots on goal and a +3 for the game, making him +13 for the playoffs.
As the only remaining Newfoundlander left in their chase for the cup, Dan Cleary hopes to bring the cup back to Newfoundland and Labrador once again.
Dan Cleary from Newfoundland, scored a big goal for the Detroit Red Wings, allowing them to advance to the next round of the 2008-09 playoffs.
With the score tied 3-3 late in the third period, Cleary batted the puck out of the air to score the game winner. The Detroit Red Wings now advance to the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks in an original 6 matchup.
Will Cleary and his wings be heading back to the Stanley Cup finals? We can only hope!
Sources have revealed that the four teams in the West Coast Senior Hockey League have been the subject of an investigation being conducted by Revenue Canada. There is also some talks that Service Canada is waiting for the Revenue Canada investigation to conclude before moving in to check on the money paid to players through the hockey season. From what is being indicated, the Service Canada investigation will focus on the players and the Revenue Canada investigation will focus on the organizations.
Each of the four teams have been contacted and asked to open their books, revealing the nature of their operations with respect to revenue, players’ salaries and team operations. According to one email received by Newfoundland Hockey Talk
The Corner Brook Royals, Deer Lake Red Wings, Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts and the Clarenville Caribous are the subject of a Revenue Canada investigation. Teams will be given an opportunity to reveal the nature of their operations, including revenue received, players salaries and expenses related to their operations. Teams will be assessed individually with respect to compliance to Revenue Canada guidelines and regulations.
It’s not clear if this is an attempt to collect any back taxes or just to ensure compliance with the guidelines and regulations. Fromthe several emails received to Newfoundland Hockey Talk, one indicated that this investigation would not result in any penalties being assessed on the teams, and it was simply a “warning” to ensure that they were following the proper guidelines. Yet another email indicated that this was a “serious” investigation and will result in major penalties to the organizations in question.
Sources have also revealed that the Clarenville Caribous are the first team to be investigated and that this investigation is currently underway.
What is not known by those that have emailed Newfoundland Hockey Talk is what this will mean to the operation of the league and the teams. However, there are those that are speculating that this could have a major impact on at least two of the organizations and that the other two organizations have positioned themselves to deal with the possibility of such an investigation - ensuring that all Revenue Canada guidelines and regulations had been followed, taxes paid where appropriate, revenues all declared and players informed of the rules required for reporting income.
What has prompted this investigation? There are some that Newfoundland Hockey Talk have contacted that speculate that the West Coast Senior Hockey League has long been in the sights of Revenue Canada and that a recent Telegram article by Robin Short, he indicates that he was in contact with several organizations and the Clarenville Caribous have confirmed that they have been contacted by the feds.
This story is definitely something that Newfoundland Hockey Talk will be following in the days / weeks / months to come as the 2009-10 WCSHL season approaches. You can also bet that there are many players who are wondering what this will mean to them – especially if they were collecting employment insurance while getting “paid” to play hockey.
Fellow Newfoundland Michael Ryder and the Boston Bruins have come back from the brink of elimination to tie the series with the Carolina Hurricanes. With a 4-2 victory, the Bruins have tied the series, sending it to game 7.
The Bruins have a had a major battle with the Hurricanes, and if they can complete the comeback, they will have done what few teams have.
Michael Ryder has not been a major goal scoring threat in this series, but he did manage 1 assist tonight, bring his total to 5 goals, 7 assists (12 pts), placing him 12th in the NHL playoff scoring race.
Well, it’s about to happen. The Boston Bruins are being dominated by the Carolina Hurricanes, meaning that Newfoundlander Michael Ryder is nearing elimination from the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Since losing their first playoff game several days ago, the Bruins look defeated. Michael Ryder who was one of the scoring leaders up to the start of this series has been relatively quiet. The entire team is struggling.
Will Sunday’s game be the last for Michael Ryder and the Bruins?
Newfoundland’s Michael Ryder and the Boston Bruins have fallen to 2-1 in their Round 2 playoff matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes with an overtime loss.
After running up 5 straight victories in the 2008-09 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Boston Bruins have lost 2 straight, giving the Hurricanes an early series lead. Michael Ryder has been quiet on the scoring front in Boston’s two losses and the Bruin’s defensive squad have allowed some soft goals in their 2 game skid.
One must wonder if Michael Ryder’s rise in the 2008-09 playoffs is over or if he will dig deep and show his scoring prowess in game 4.
Newfoundlander Dan Cleary and his Detroit Red Wings have lost to the Ducks, and now trail 2-1 in the series.
Late in the 3rd period, it looked as if the Wings had tied the game but the referee had apparently blown the whistle, making the play “unreviewable” for video replay.
The Wings, last year’s defending Stanley Cup Champions now have their backs against the wall. Daniel Clearly logged a fair amount of ice time in the loss but played a very strong game for the wings.
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Newfoundlander Michael Ryder and his Boston Bruins were dominated in game 2 of their series. The Bruins had run up 5 straight victories but looked helpless on the ice, unable to score.
With the loss, the momentum of the series has switched from the Bruins to Carolina with the Hurricanes heading home. Will the Bruins rebound after this loss?