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2014 HC LEV Praha calendar - making of part II

Ryan O’Byrne VS Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne VS Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne VS Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne VS Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne against Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne against Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne heads back to the ice with Florida Everblades

On Nov. 30, the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League announced the signing of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan O’Byrne. The signing comes on the heels of the NHL and NHLPA’s failed attempt to use mediation to end the lockout.

Previously serving as an assistant coach for the Victoria Grizzles of the British Columbia Hockey League during his hiatus, O’Byrne made the switch back to playing due to a desire to get back in shape and a longing for the structure that comes with playing on a professional team.

"Helping coach the Grizzlies was a phenomenal learning experience to see how (head coach and GM) Bill Bestwick and (assistant coach) Craig Didmon handled things," said O’Byrne to the Victoria Times Colonist. “But at some point, you have to play some hockey. You can work-out as much as you want but nothing is like being in an actual game environment … and I haven’t played since April 7.”

O’Byrne did not waste any time, as he was on the ice later Friday night for the Everblades’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Greenville Road Warriors. O’Byrne finished the contest with an assist and two penalty minutes.

While playing in Europe like several of his teammates with the Avs could have been an option; as the Avalanche player representative, it was one that O’Byrne quickly rejected.

"My role in the NHLPA is very important to me and I couldn’t fulfill those duties in Europe," said O’Byrne.

Those duties include taking part in conference calls with other members of the NHLPA, and keeping the rest of the Avalanche players informed of any progress. So far, this has involved relaying primarily bad news.

While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has suggested that the players and owners meet without any league or union officials; there are no meetings scheduled between the NHL and the NHLPA. With optimism all but dissipated, fans should expect news of more cancellations before any news of progress.

(source: Examiner)

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THANK YOU DUTCHY. 

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THANK YOU DUTCHY. 

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2014 HC LEV Praha calendar - making of part II

Ryan O’Byrne VS Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne VS Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne VS Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne VS Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne against Brad Stuart

Ryan O’Byrne against Brad Stuart

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Ryan O’Byrne heads back to the ice with Florida Everblades

On Nov. 30, the Florida Everblades of the East Coast Hockey League announced the signing of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan O’Byrne. The signing comes on the heels of the NHL and NHLPA’s failed attempt to use mediation to end the lockout.

Previously serving as an assistant coach for the Victoria Grizzles of the British Columbia Hockey League during his hiatus, O’Byrne made the switch back to playing due to a desire to get back in shape and a longing for the structure that comes with playing on a professional team.

"Helping coach the Grizzlies was a phenomenal learning experience to see how (head coach and GM) Bill Bestwick and (assistant coach) Craig Didmon handled things," said O’Byrne to the Victoria Times Colonist. “But at some point, you have to play some hockey. You can work-out as much as you want but nothing is like being in an actual game environment … and I haven’t played since April 7.”

O’Byrne did not waste any time, as he was on the ice later Friday night for the Everblades’ 5-4 shootout loss to the Greenville Road Warriors. O’Byrne finished the contest with an assist and two penalty minutes.

While playing in Europe like several of his teammates with the Avs could have been an option; as the Avalanche player representative, it was one that O’Byrne quickly rejected.

"My role in the NHLPA is very important to me and I couldn’t fulfill those duties in Europe," said O’Byrne.

Those duties include taking part in conference calls with other members of the NHLPA, and keeping the rest of the Avalanche players informed of any progress. So far, this has involved relaying primarily bad news.

While NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has suggested that the players and owners meet without any league or union officials; there are no meetings scheduled between the NHL and the NHLPA. With optimism all but dissipated, fans should expect news of more cancellations before any news of progress.

(source: Examiner)

Ryan O’Byrne heads back to the ice with Florida Everblades

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