Logan Couture decided to leave Switzerland after 22 games with Geneve-Servette because of “family reasons,” according to CSNBayArea.com.
Couture had been playing well overseas, recording 23 points in that brief stay. The San Jose Sharks forward insisted that it was nothing serious and that he had a good time during his Swiss run.
His agent John Thornton concurs about Couture’s game-readiness, insisting that the talented scorer is in “really good shape.”
Couture made his first All-Star team last season, generating 31 goals and a career-high 65 points. The Sharks signed him to a bargain two-year, $5.75 million in August 2011, so perhaps the team is glad he won’t risk injury overseas any longer.
(He reportedly doesn’t have plans to return to the Swiss league.)
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger