David Moss

Report: David Moss tentatively signs with Swiss club


It looks like David Moss might end up playing in Switzerland next season, but nothing’s set in stone.

Moss inked a two-year contract with a Swiss club, but has a one-week out clause if he can find an NHL team that will see eye-to-eye with him, according to Fox Sports’ Andy Strickland.

The 32-year-old forward had eight goals and 22 points in 79 games with the Arizona (then Phoenix) Coyotes in 2013-14. Moss also had 120 hits and 49 blocked shots. He’s coming off of a two-year, $4.2 million contract.

He wasn’t taken in the 2001 NHL Entry until the seventh round, but he’s gone on to have a solid career. After honing his game at the University of Michigan and getting a bit of additional seasoning in the minors, Moss has record 74 goals and 92 assists in 441 NHL games with the Calgary Flames and Coyotes.

Jason Demers tweets #FreeTorres, gets mocked

Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game One

Following his stunning 41-game suspension, it looks like Raffi Torres has at least one former teammate in his corner.

We haven’t yet seen how the San Jose Sharks or the NHLPA are reacting to the league’s hammer-dropping decision to punish Torres for his Torres-like hit on Jakob Silfverberg, but Jason Demers decided to put in a good word for Torres tonight.

It was a simple message: “#FreeTorres.”

Demers, now of the Dallas Stars, was once with Torres and the Sharks. (In case this post’s main image didn’t make that clear enough already.)

Perhaps this will become “a thing” at some point.

So far, it seems like it’s instead “a thing (that people are making fun of).”

… You get the idea.

The bottom line is that there are some who either a) blindly support Torres because they’re Sharks fans or b) simply think that the punishment was excessive.

The most important statement came from the Department of Player Safety, though.

Bruins list Chara on IR, for now

Zdeno Chara

Those who feel as though the Boston Bruins may rebound – John Tortorella, maybe? – likely rest some of their optimism on the back of a healthy Zdeno Chara.

It’s possible that he’s merely limping into what may otherwise be a healthy 2015-16 season, but it’s definitely looking like a slow start thanks to a lower-body injury.

The latest sign of a bumpy beginning came on Monday, as several onlookers (including CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty) pointed out that Chara was listed on injured reserve.

As Haggerty notes, that move is retroactive to Sept. 24, so his status really just opens up options for the Bruins.

Still … it’s a little unsettling, isn’t it?

The Bruins likely realize that they need to transition away from their generational behemoth, but last season provided a stark suggestion that may not be ready yet. Trading Dougie Hamilton and losing Dennis Seidenberg to injury only make them more dependent on the towering 38-year-old.

This isn’t really something to panic about, yet it might leave a few extra seats open on the Bruins’ bandwagon.