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Ryan Miller Trade Forces Sabres And Blues To Dress Phony NHL Goalies

Mar 1 2014, 9:13am CST | by

In the first big deal before the NHL trade deadline, the Buffalo Sabres shipped goalie Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart,...

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Ryan Miller Trade Forces Sabres And Blues To Dress Phony NHL Goalies

Mar 1 2014, 9:13am CST | by

In the first big deal before the NHL trade deadline, the Buffalo Sabres shipped goalie Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott to the St. Louis Blues for goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Chris Stewart, prospect William Carrier, a first-round draft pick in 2015 and a third-round pick in 2016.

The deal left both teams without a backup goalie. No big deal, you say? After all, goalies rarely get hurt. But the fact is NHL rules stipulate that teams have a backup goaltender in the lineup–dressed and ready to play.

The rule makes sense.  You don’t want goalies playing injured because their team doesn’t have a backup on the bench. It’s bad for the goalie, bad for his team and unfair to the paying fans. And you also don’t want the team to use a player who doesn’t know the position to tend the net because he could get badly hurt and also embarrass his team. Backups, good for the players, fans and league.

But last night both the Sabres and Blues were unprepared for the trade and with both teams playing games last night they each had non-hockey players on the bench as backup goalies to meet the league’s requirement. The Sabres used a member of their video department who played college hockey, and the Blues dressed a staff equipment guy who sometimes plays goalie for Anaheim Ducks practices.

This isn’t the first time that an emergency backup was used in the NHL this season. Rob Laurie, 43, was signed for a game  by the Vancouver Canucks after an injury to Roberto Luongo. None of the backups had to be used.

But the league needs to either change the rule to make it serious–a real professional goalie must be on the bench–or eliminate it altogether. No offense to the video and equipment guys, but their insertion into the lineups last night made a mockery of the spirit of the rule, the  NHL and its supporters.

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7 weeks ago

RM47mil KWSG contributions still unclaimed

Jun 9 2014 7:54am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: About RM47 million of contributions in the Teachers Provident Fund (KWSG) still remain unclaimed, the Dewan Rakyat was ...
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7 weeks ago

Gold shop lost almost RM1mil

Jun 9 2014 3:50am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KANGAR: A gold shop owner lost almost RM1 million after after the safe on in his shop was broken into by robb ...
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7 weeks ago

Motion to debate MAS losses in Dewan Rakyat rejected

Jun 9 2014 3:39am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: AN emergency motion to debate the losses incurred by Malaysia Airlines last year, amounting to RM1.2 billion was rejected by the Dewan Rak ...
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7 weeks ago

MH370 Tragedy: Hisham: RM27.6 mil spent on 1st phase of SAR

Jun 9 2014 2:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia spent some RM27.6 million in its first phase of the search operations for missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370, said Acting Transport Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hu ...
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7 weeks ago

9.1m litres of diesel seized in a month

Jun 8 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: The Domestic Trade, Cooperatives, and Consumerism ministry has seized some 9.1 million litres of diesel and property worth RM58 million since mounting ‘Operasi Diesel Selatan’ ...
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7 weeks ago

Girl, 9, awarded RM2.78m compensation for medical negligence

Jun 6 2014 4:56am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: A nine-year-old girl who suffered brain damage during her birth at a government hospital was awarded over RM2.78 ...
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7 weeks ago

Malaysia's total trade in April up 12pc

Jun 5 2014 11:52pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's total trade in April 2014 rose by 12 per cent from a year ago to RM123.86 billion due to growing trading activities, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri M ...
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7 weeks ago

Works Ministry to spend RM20m for upgrading works at 50 accident black spots

Jun 4 2014 11:35pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

JOHOR BARU: The Works Ministry will implement upgrading works at 50 accident prone locations in the country that have been identified this year involving an allocation ...
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7 weeks ago

Najib launches loan scheme for Ramadan traders

Jun 4 2014 10:24pm CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today launches RM45 million Ramadan Baz ...
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7 weeks ago

Residents bring up objection against Kidex to Suhakam

Jun 4 2014 4:49am CDT | Source: Business Times Malaysia

PETALING JAYA: A group of 20 Petaling Jaya residents held a meeting with the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) over their objection against the proposed RM2.2 billion Kinrara Damansara ...
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