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Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The KK upgrade is running a bit behind schedule but should be ready to go within two weeks.

It has not been a very healthy summer for me but with a recent change of medication, I feel much better and have much more energy.

Many of you who have followed KK over the years know I have always concentrated on the game played on the ice and will continue to do so.

Many new KK members and followers on Twitter seem to appreciate the hockey talk and I have always assumed most people interested in KK are a little bit older, knowledgeable and don't want/care about some of the outlandish, off-ice stories which happen to appear every so often.

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Dubinsky cross-checks Crosby in the back of the head

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

From Sportsnet: Brandon Dubinsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets cross-checked Sidney Crosby in the back of the head, and Dubinsky got 2 minutes for cross-checking:

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Red Wings-Oilers quick take: a wild and wacky ride to two points

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Red Wings didn't face a "must-win" situation against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night, but when you're playing a team that you've won 9 straight against at home, and that team's 7-14-and-1, you need to hold serve. On a day in which the Wings talked about honing their "killer instinct," facing an Oilers team coming off a rough loss to Carolina should have provided the perfect winning tonic.

On Friday night, the Red Wings blew 2-0 and 3-2 leads against an Edmonton Oilers team that had something like 7 shot attempts in the 1st period and ended up with a 57-50 attempt deficit to a Red Wings team that totally let the Oilers off the mat...

But the Red Wings got what counts in 2 points thanks to a goal from the player who was in no small part responsible for the Oilers' 3-3 goal in Niklas Kronwall, who KRONWALLED the heck out of Matt Hendricks, set up Ilro Pakarinen's 3-3 goal on a platter, and then scored on a lovely pass from Dylan Larkin to make it 4-3 at 26 seconds of overtime.

It was a strange game, it was a disappointing performance from a Wings team that still seems to lack a killer instinct, and yet it was a satisfying performance from a team that needed to score the last goal to make the game count for something good and decent.

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Aggressive Kronwalling is back in town

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Niklas Kronwall delivered a classic, clean shoulder-to-shoulder hit on Matt Hendricks:

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Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit

Never let good enough be enough.

All it takes is all you got.

We can't play for fifty-five minutes and expect to win.

Not enough scoring. Gotta finish.

You miss 100% of the shots you never take.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Sometimes it's not how GOOD you are, but how BAD you want it.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.

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Evening news: A game-day video, on Datsyuk’s puck presence, 4th line’s goal drought & Oilers stuff

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Of Red Wings-related note this evening:

1. Here's the Wings' game-day preview video:

2. The Detroit News's Gregg Krupa penned a notebook in which Dylan Larkin and Teemu Pulkkinen discuss Pavel Datsyuk's impact upon the team as well as the pair of youngsters:

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GIF- Ryan Kesler Gently Removes His Gloves

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

And nothing came of it, both get two for roughing.

A few jabs were thrown before Kesler layed down his gloves.


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Infected Elbow Keeping Justin Braun Out Of The Lineup

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Curtis Pashelka of Working The Corners,

Sharks defenseman Justin Braun will miss an undetermined, but presumably short, amount of time after he was treated for a staph infection in his left elbow earlier this week.

With severe swelling in his elbow, Braun said he underwent a 20-minute procedure for the infection Wednesday morning, as doctors cleaned out the elbow and began to treat it with antibiotics.

Braun said he cut his elbow Nov. 10 when the Sharks hosted the New York Islanders. He needed stitches and didn’t think much of the cut. But by the time the Sharks returned from their road trip after Sunday’s win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Braun said he “didn’t feel very good. And turns out it was infected, so, just bad luck with the whole situation.”


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Afternoon Line- Claude Julien

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul


He may be talking about this...

added 6:05pm, video of Julien post-game is below too...

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Video- Matt Beleskey Hit On Derek Stepan

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

You may not agree, but there is no reason for this type of hit.  Sure take him out of the play if you wish, but this?

via Sportsnet,

Check this out, as Matt Beleskey catches Derek Stepan admiring his pass, than has to answer to Rangers tough guy Dylan McIlrath.



added 4:19pm, Not good news for the Rangers...

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