Zednik in stable condition after being sliced on neck by skate
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Panthers forward Richard Zednik had blood gushing from a deep cut on the right side of his neck after being struck by a teammate’s skate during the third period of Florida’s 5-3 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.
Zednik was behind the play and skating into the right corner of the Sabres’ zone, when teammate Olli Jokinen was upended by Sabres defenseman Brian Campbell. Jokinen fell head-first to the ice, and his right leg flew up and struck Zednik directly on the side of the neck.
Clutching his neck, Zednik immediately raced to the Florida bench, leaving a long trail of blood. A Sabres trainer jumped on the ice to apply a towel across the player’s neck, and Zednik was immediately escorted to the Panthers’ dressing room.
Players and coaches on both benches looked on in shock, and a silent hush fell over the crowd at HSBC Arena. The game was delayed for more than 15 minutes as crews scraped the blood from the ice.
“Richard Zednik is in stable condition and on his way to a Buffalo hospital,” was the announcement over the loudspeaker.
The crowd stood in applause during the announcement.
Prior to resuming the game, referee Bill McCreary and Panthers coach Jacques Martin consulted in the tunnel outside the Panthers’ dressing room.
Sabres general manager Darcy Regier was also spotted talking with NHL vice president Colin Campbell. Campbell, the league’s director of hockey operations, attended the game in part because his son, Gregory Campbell, plays for the Panthers.
Credit ESPN. It really is amazing that things like this don’t happen more often. The video really is a scary sight to see as it could’ve been a lot worse.
Yeah, it is that time of the year again when I promise that I’ll start updating this thing and then forget again. Or maybe this time will be different.
Let’s see presently I’m occupied following the Pakistan/England series. Annoyed at the way my Angels lost to Chicago. No idea what to think of my Raptors…..I hope all the idiots who wanted VC gone are satisfied. Still getting used to the new NHL. There are far too many goals for my liking but this hockey is better then no hockey. What can I say about the 9ers? It looks like we’re gonna miss out on Bush too.
Oh yeah, the Canadian Elections are coming on January 23rd. Remember to vote NDP.
These high scoring games are kind of depressing me. Now I’m all for a wide open fast game but these 8-6 games are gonna get boring fast. Hopefully it tunes as the season progresses.
7/13/2005 9:27:13 AM
The NHL’s long awaited new CBA will be completed today, sources close to the talks told TSN Wednesday.
An extended session between the NHL and NHL Players’ Association, which started at Noon et on Tuesday, is apparently continuing and should soon produce the agreement that would be the catalyst to ending the 301-day labour dispute, the longest in the history of North American professional sports.
It has become painfully evident that the two sides have had to do more than dot i’s and cross t’s and satisfy legal requirements in the last few days. Mind you, there has unquestionably been a lot of that to do. But there has also been back and forth negotiations on some final unresolved issues.
Sources say there’s nothing left on the table that is likely significant enough to derail the entire process, which is now in its final hours, but more time is required to finish off these items to the satisfaction of the league and the union.
Today is the 10th consecutive day the two sides have been engaged in marathon talks and the appearance seems to be that they are now prepared to meet for as long as it takes to get an agreement.
The wait should be over before the end of the day.
All I can say is…..it’s about damn time.
Report: NHL, NHLPA agree on cap formula
TSN.ca Staff with CP, Globe and Mail files
6/8/2005 2:06:13 PM
The Globe and Mail reports that the NHL and NHL Players’ Association have agreed on a formula for a salary-cap system based on team-by-team revenue.
The salary-cap issue was seen as the biggest hurdle in talks for a new collective bargaining agreement.
According to the Globe’s league and player sources, a salary floor and cap will based on a percentage of each NHL team’s revenue. The paper adds that in the first year – based on revenue projections by both sides – the salary cap will range from $34 million to $36 million US, with the floor from $22 million to $24 million US.
The Globe also reports that the formula calls for a dollar-for-dollar luxury tax to kick in at the halfway mark between the floor and the cap. If the floor of the lowest team is $22 million US and the cap on the highest team is $36 million US, then the ‘tax level’ will be $29 million US.
The formula would allow wealthier teams to spend a bit more money, but would also bridge the large gaps in spending between higher payroll teams and lower payroll teams.
Small group labour talks between both sides ended late Tuesday night and resume today in New York with a larger group meeting.
Both sides have carried over the momentum from last week when 34 hours of talks were described as ‘progressive’ from both sides.
There are several issues to iron out, but sources in both camps believe there’s a chance a deal could be done before July. Still, both sides also concede there are potential pitfalls that could prevent an agreement from being reached.
Today’s session is the 21st meeting between the two sides since the season was cancelled Feb. 16.
NHL vice-president and chief legal officer Bill Daly and NHLPA senior director Ted Saskin declined to confirm or deny anything to The Globe and Mail.
Files from CP and The Globe and Mail were used for this report.
Bob Goodenow is a damn fool. I wanna see how quickly he gets the axe after these negotiations end. They could’ve agreed to the $42 million in January and we’d have had ourselves something to watch.
Yeah, so barring an absolute last second miracle there will be absolutely no NHL this year. I have to say Goodenow is an idiot…….but the owners are no saints here either. Everyone knows the union will end accepting a cap at some point, it’s just unfortunate that the idiots can’t see that right now. They’ll agree to a deal sometime next January……a deal they probably could’ve had months ago. This one isn’t gonna end looking good. There’s no way for the losing side to save face. They can’t brush it up like the MLB negotiations because these negotiations boil down to just one issue…..is there a hard cap or not? There’ s not gonna be a middle line and that pretty much kills any hopes for a smooth sailing in negotiations from now on. Ofcourse the owners have their share of the blame too. If these idiots could just control themselves a bit we wouldn’t have these ridiculously high salaries. It’s unfortunate that we could lose franchises because of this (let’s hope the Devils are the first to go). The Players Union needs to wake up fast. If the last TV contract wasn’t a wakeup call, I don’t know if there will ever be one. The NHL is making NO guaranteed money from it’s deal with NBC. Granted NBC is gonna be great for hockey….but it’s not instant money for the NHL. Leave me your thoughts on this. You have any solutions that are realistic? I mean do we really wanna be stuck watching only basketball for the next 2-3 months?