Predlines Morning Skate: A Quick Look

Welcome to Thursdays Morning Skate. Today lets lace up our skates and take a trip to Buffalo, Edmonton, New Jersey, and we will take a look at NHL Center Ice.      NHL realignment is a go

The joke is on us. Tuesday the NHL handed out fines and a joke of a suspension. Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston has been fined for having John Scott on the ice in the last 10 minutes of the Sabres vs. Leafs game. The Leafs did not go without punishment. David Clarkson earned an automatic 10-game, regular-season suspension for leaving the bench to join the brawl, and Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel for three preseason games in the wake of Sunday’s brawl. What a JOKE! Check out The Buffalo New for more.

Not only was Scott accepting of the NHL’s ruling, he “was actually pretty apologetic” on the ice, according to Leafs forward David Clarkson, Pro Hockey Talk

How well will Justin Schultz do for the Edmonton Oilers? Oil and Whyte has their projection. The young D-man is going to carry a heavy load on the blue line for the Oilers. After putting up 27 points in 48 games look for Schultz to put up similar numbers in the 2013-2014 season.

And another domino falls. Damien Brunner has joined the New Jersey Devils. I was hoping the Nashville Predators would give him a look, but they already have a forward surplus. Brunner will be wearing the red and black for the next two years.Brunner has not really showed much in way of scoring, but the Devils seems to like what they see.  CBS Sports has more.

Brunner, has two assists in two NHL preseason games. USA Today

So, you can’t watch your team? Well if you are willing to pay around $156 you can watch them. I’m sorry, but  I really do not feel like shelling out more money to watch the NHL. Puck Daddy has the break down on the Center Ice Package.

It’s not all fun and games in the NHL. The league has opened a Pandora’s box with the Rolston fine. Brunner showed it really was not about the money. The Oilers may have a future super star on their blue line, and the NHL wants your money.

See you tomorrow.

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, Edmonton Oilers, Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs

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  • Hockeyfan24

    If you wont be paying the 13.00 a month for Gamecenter, will your blogs this regular season be anything more than stat recaps? Or just written from the 3 national TV games?

    • http://www.predlines.com/ Patrick Helper

      Predlines does have 3 staff writers near Nashville. They will be watching games and attending some. As for my self, well I dont like the idea of paying to watch, I do not feel like spending the money, But I did not say wont. There are ways to watch.