Morning Hits: Dubinsky, Rielly, Miele, Giguere and Winchester to have hearing

  • Larry Brooks: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky: “My relationship with Torts fell apart last yr I was there. I felt his relationship with other players could have been same thing.” Dubinsky said he wasn’t surprised that John Tortorella was fired. Marian Gaborik would not talk about Tortorella.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: “Rielly being a healthy scratch isn’t a problem as long as it’s a short-term situation. It gets problematic if he begins playing one or two out of every five games”
  • Rich Nairn: The Coyotes have assigned Andy Miele to the AHL.
  • Wes Gilbertson: J.S. Giguere will start in net tonight for the Avalanche against the Flames.
  • Bob McKenzie: Panthers Jesse Winchester has a phone hearing at 4:30 PM for his hit on Bruins Chris Kelly.

How many games SHOULD Winchester get? How many games WILL he get?


  1. Hughie

    November 8, 2013 at 9:24 am

    He should get none, he will get two to four.
    Keep your head up.

  2. HabsGER

    November 8, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I kinda doubt that Jiggy will start FOR the flames tonight. 😉

  3. Mark Easson

    November 8, 2013 at 10:26 am

    They could probably use Jiggy … against the Flames

  4. Shane

    November 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Winchester hit had no intent and there was no injury, but he did leave his feet and head was principal point of contact… If the goal is to eliminate these hits then he should get 5 games, but more likely he will get 2.

  5. Sheesh

    November 8, 2013 at 11:42 am

    He JUMPED off the ice to land that elbow into Kelly’s head.. he should get LOTS