The PHT Nightcap – Saturday, March 13

We put a lot of content on this here blog each day, and we understand
it can be a bit tough to keep track of everything. So at the end of the day we’ll put up a nightly recap of all that day’s news. Presenting the Pro Hockey Talk Nightcap:

highlights that justify flinching –
We look at the highlights from
Friday’s action.

to Rink: Reviewing Friday’s games
– Recapping all the games from
Friday night.

off the foil: Chiefs set to relocate
– The Johnstown Chiefs are on
the moving to South Carolina. Slapshot fans everywhere shed a

surgery will end Weight’s season
– Doug Weight’s season is over,
and it’s possible his career might be as well.

wins longest game in college hockey history
– A college game went
150 minutes and 22 seconds before a winner was decided. And then they
played tonight as well.

share memories from 14-game trip
– Vancouver just finished an
absurdly long road trip; here are some of the behind the scenes

Nichol speaks with referee Chris Lee
– Scott Nichol had a lengthy
chat with referee Chris Lee, but insists it was strictly professional.

quest to find NHL’s ‘Mr. Intangible
‘ – Here are some more
interesting stats to rank the best and worst players in the NHL.

anthem debate: Is yelling “Stars” worse? –
Everyone is a debating
the Chicago anthem; what about Dallas’?

forget about the Phoenix Coyotes
– The Coyotes are a team to watch
out for once the playoffs begin.

goal adds to Blackhawks’ frustration
– The Blackhawks lost another
game where their offense failed to save them. Imagine that.

Jaromir Jagr be headed to Edmonton?
– Is it even a smart move for
the Oilers to consider Jagr?

all blame the Olympics for the Ducks’ slump
– Ryan Getzlaf is not
playing all that well since coming back from Vancouver.

bounces: The Thrashers’ pre-game routines
– The Thrashers share
their — rather tame — pre-game routines.

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    Kings, NHLPA announce settlement in Richards grievance

    Los Angeles Kings v New York Rangers

    The Los Angeles Kings announced today that they have “reached an agreement with Mike Richards to resolve the grievance filed in relation to the termination of his NHL Standard Players Contract. The terms are agreeable to all parties.”

    The club said that it will not be commenting further “on the terms” of the settlement.

    The NHLPA released a similar statement.

    It was reported earlier in the week that a settlement was close to being reached; however, it wasn’t clear what salary-cap penalties the Kings would incur.

    We’re starting to find out some details now:

    How the final numbers differ from what the Kings would have incurred if they’d bought Richards out will be interesting to see. And if there are differences, how will they be justified?

    Stay tuned.

    Report: Ex-NHLer Aaron Ward arrested for ‘assault on a female’ (Updated)

    Brad May, Kevin Hodson, Jiri Fischer, Aaron Ward

    Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for “assault on a female,” per WNCN.

    Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.

    Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.

    Update: Per WRAL, Ward’s wife called 9-1-1 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. ET. Police confirmed Ward was arrested at his home in Cary.

    According to the warrant for his arrest, he took away his wife’s phone.

    Because of the nature of his charges, Ward will spend a mandatory 48 hours in the Wake County jail. Anyone arrested on a domestic violence charge is held for 48 hours before bail is set.

    And here’s a statement from TSN: