Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr wants the players to get a fair deal


Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr isn’t happy with the NHL owners’ labor proposal. hears it from Orr, who now works as an agent, about how the players are looking to get a fair deal done and that the owners’ proposal just won’t cut it. No. 4 just hopes the fans understand the players’ view on things.

“Players want their fair share, and that’s what it’s all about and I think it’s very unfair if fans, until they understand and see everything what’s out there, that they suggest that the players are being greedy.”

It takes a lot to get Bobby Orr riled up and after the players gave up a lot during the 2004-05 negotiations, it’s clear he feels they’ve given up enough already.

In case you’ve forgotten, the owners’ proposal wants to cut the players’ share of the revenue from 57-percent to 43-percent among other cost reducing ideas.

WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Red Wings

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Mike Babcock’s reign with the Detroit Red Wings ended in another first-round defeat, yet it may be lost in time just how close that series was.

Yes, the Tampa Bay Lightning shut down the Red Wings to win Game 7 at home, but Ben Bishop deserves a ton of the credit. The Red Wings snagged the puck for much of the contest, just not enough to beat the big goalie.

While change is in the air in Detroit, the Bolts are largely the same squad that generated a nice showing in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. We’ll get to see if the Red Wings gain a measure of revenge on NBCSN tonight, with home-ice advantage this time around.


After healthy scratch, Severson vows to play ‘next 80 games’

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Damon Severson was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

It’s the last game he wants to miss this season.

“I had a good chat with a few people and just pretty much said, ‘I want to be in the next 80 games,’” Severson said, per The Record. “I sat out my game and that’s all I want to be out for for the year.”

Severson is one of the Devils’ most important young players. But this is also the 21-year-old defenseman’s sophomore season, and that’s when slumps can occur.

Hence, the early message he was sent by the coaching staff.

Severson is expected to be back in the lineup tonight when New Jersey hosts Nashville.

“He doesn’t have to be perfect,” coach John Hynes told reporters. “We’d just like to see him have a high compete level. We know he’s ready to go. We had a couple of good meetings with him. He’s in a good spot mentally. I know he’s ready to roll.”