A collection of the latest news from around the world of hockey:
The Columbus Blue Jackets are just one of those dirty hitting teams. [CBS Sports]. Update: Jared Boll will have a hearing with the player safety department.
No one expected the Ottawa Senators to win the Cup, but with essentially the same roster back this season, it appears as though the organization assumed they would make the playoffs again. But let’s be honest. They weren’t that great last year, and rode a super-hot goalie to the postseason. Now, after a very predictable regression, there may be changes in the nation’s capital, and it sounds like the coach could be one of them. [Ottawa Citizen], [Toronto Star]. It didn’t help that their number one center Kyle Turris was hurt most of the year. It also doesn’t help that their number one center is Kyle Turris.
Dion Phaneuf was injured last night, making things worse on a bad day for the Senators. [Sportsnet]
The Detroit Red Wings are in serious danger of missing the playoffs. [Today’s Slapshot]
It hasn’t been all smooth sailing, but the Rangers are having a successful season. [Full Tilt NYR]
Another game, another loss. [Copper N Blue]. The Oilers have a lot of problems. Taylor Hall isn’t one of them. [Lowetide]. They also may not get defenceman Oscar Klefbom back this season. [Edmonton Journal]
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will not return tonight. #EDMvsARI
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 23, 2016
(It’s been a tough year for injuries)
Devan Dubnyk is doing it again, helping the Minnesota Wild into a playoff spot. [The Hockey News]
Trying to understand the Florida Panthers/Kevin Spacey connection. [Yahoo]
The Canucks have signed Swedish league MVP Anton Rodin. [The Province]
Despite missing Tyler Seguin, the Dallas Stars beat-up on the Blackhawks to clinch a playoff spot. [ESPN]
And finally, Morgan Rielly is relishing his role as a “veteran” on the Maple Leafs. [Particle News]
Marcy, a former hockey player, is a hockey correspondent on CTV News and TSN radio. She began her career as a Sports Journalist in 2009 and has been part of The Hockey Writers since 2010, where she is currently a senior writer and editor.