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NHL Short Takes

  • March 29, 2014 - 6:37 PM

Oilers goalie vents

Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens was ticked that for a second time recently, an angry Oilers fan threw a jersey onto the ice during an 8-1 loss to Calgary. He took his stick, scooped up the jersey and tossed it back into the stands.

“You pay your money, you get to do whatever you want,” Scrivens told Sportsnet. “You want to boo me, go for it. You want to jeer me, call me every name, you’re entitled. You can spit on me for all I care if I deserve it. But when I see a jersey thrown out on the ice, I’m from here, you’re not just disrespecting the guys in the room, you’re disrespecting guys who wore this jersey before us, the Messiers, the Gretzkys.”

We’re talking about practice

Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley pulled his players off the ice 22 minutes into Thursday’s practice.

“If you’re not ready to work, well, you might as well not work — simple as that,” Hartley said. “I always tell them, ‘If you don’t want to practice, don’t get on the ice.’ … We’re very fortunate people. We work about an hour, an hour and a half, a day.

“You need to be ready. That wasn’t the start we were looking for at practice.”

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