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Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Aloha.  Here’s the wager with the PensBlog girls.  If the Genitalia-less flightless birds win tonite, I’ll be writing the game recap for the geniuses who frequent the C-blog.  Vice versa.  When the Wings win?  You’ll be reading the prose of Charlie and his sorority sisters here tomorrow.

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Oilers Claim Boulerice Off Waivers

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the Edmonton Oilers:

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today that the Edmonton Oilers have claimed forward Jesse Boulerice off waivers from the Colorado Avalanche and have placed left winger Steve MacIntyre on the NHL Injured Reserve List. [...]

Boulerice has played 170 NHL games with Philadelphia, Carolina and St. Louis, scoring 8-2-10 with 333 penalty minutes. He spent his first full season in the NHL with Carolina in 2002-03 and played a career-high 76 games with the Hurricanes in 2003-04.

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Dear GBB: Welcome Back To Hockeytown

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I’m not sure how Sidney Crosby spent his summer.  I honestly didn’t ponder it.  A2Y researchers from Grand Valley State followed him for a few weeks and reported back that much of that time was spent playing Chutes and Ladders at the Bettman estate with several of the other Commish-spawn. 

But that’s not confirmed and I’d like to ask you up front not to comment on it, or any other assumptions we’ve made about adoptions, American Girl gift exchanges, Facebook “pokings” or the like.

It’s just not mature, and certainly not in keeping with the standards we’ve established here.

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Who’s Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers?

Blog: KK Members Blog By Slasher98

Coming from back-to-back wins in New Jersey and New York, where he blocked 77 of the 80 shots he received, Jean-François Drouin-Deslauriers is starting to turn heads.

The young Oilers netminder is slowly making a name for himself and vying for more starts in the NHL’s only ménage à trois with Mathieu Garon and Dwayne Roloson.

In 4 games this season with the Oilers, Drouin-Deslauriers, has 3 wins to go with a 1,71 GAA and .951 Save %.

The 24 year-old goalie from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, spent the past two seasons in the AHL with the Springfield Falcons and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Penguins where he won a total of 48 games.

The 6’4’’ 200 lb Drouin-Deslauriers was drafted by the Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a one-way two-year contract with the Oilers worth $1,250,00 M ($625,000 per season) this summer. Therefore, Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini had to keep him in the NHL to start the season.

Deslauriers’ emergence will allow Tambellini to shop Dwayne Roloson before the trade deadline, without fear of going with a Garon-Deslauriers tandem in the playoffs (should the Oilers make it).

Drouin-Deslauriers is only owned in 2% of Yahoo’s Fantasy Leagues, so it’s time to pluck him off waivers.

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Likely Masterton Winner

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

The Masterton Trophy is given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.  In practise this means that a player who overcomes a significant handicap (injury, illness etc.) to continue his NHL career and make a significant impact on his team.  This working definition is a more meaningful one than worrying about which player is more sportsmanlike.

By that definition, I think it is quite clear that Teppo Numminen of the Buffalo Sabres will likely win it this season, assuming he has any level of success with his team.  Numminen is a solid defenceman with a good team.  He plays about twenty minutes a night and has six points in 14 games played.  He is even on the All Star ballot.

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Carney Quietly Retires

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Terry Nau of the Pawtucket Times,

Keith Carney revealed his retirement over the weekend in the quiet, unassuming manner we have come to expect from this modest city native who competed for 17 years in the National Hockey League.

Carney — the ultimate family man — let his wife Amy announce the news via email to family members and friends. Talk about old soldiers slowly fading away.

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Talking Panthers HOF

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

Put in HOFer Denis Potvin (TV guy since Day 1), Bill Torrey too. I say the Panthers also honor Bobby Clarke and Roger Neilson.

And, if and when Dino Ciccarelli (1998-99) finally goes into the Hall, honor him as well.

Put in Pavel Bure now. When Olli Jokinen says goodbye to the game, he goes in too. That’s a no-brainer. Joe Nieuwendyk? In. Roberto Luongo? Done.

This franchise needs to be more about hockey and less about putting ads on anything bolted down. More about honoring the game and less about inflatable cows, dancing girls and dancing bananas.

If the Panthers put hockey first, they might get more respect around the league, might turn on people in this market to their product.

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Cleary Out With Eye Infection

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Update from the morning skate: Dan Cleary will miss tonight’s game against Pittsburgh due to a left eye infection, for which he was scheduled to see a doctor this afternoon, coach Mike Babcock said. Cleary has been experiencing some irritation in the eye most of the season, affecting his vision at one point and prompting him to wear a visor.

As expected, Johan Franzen will return to the lineup, after missing five games with a sprained left MCL.

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A Few Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Yes, the Holiday Season is upon us and I wanted to point out two deals that are in progress right now.

Both Shop.NHL.com and Modells.com are having a 20% off sale today.  Check out the links below to get the savings.

Also, don’t forget about the KK Member Blog.  This area is a great place to let your opinions be known, maybe alert readers about a blog post you made at your own personal blog, or just talk hockey with other fans.

Shop.NHL.com 5 hour Sale!  Get 20% off your entire order.  12PM - 5PM ET today only.

Take 20% off your entire order at Modell’s from 12 - 4PM ET, today only.  Exclusions apply.

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The Future is Robotic

Blog: KK Members Blog By ThinkinPink

Some sound advice to the NHL: get rid of the f’n cliches! Every sport uses them, but the NHL’s marketing group cannot afford them.

Jeremy Roenick mentioned it at the start of the season when asked about Sean Avery’s criticism of the NHL’s lack of success in term of marketing: more and more players, especially the younger generation are becoming too robotic during press opportunities. This is part of the reason why the NHL’s marketing schemes have not been as successful as they’ve liked. Since Sidney Crosby was drafted, the NHL has focused their energy in marketing him, and rightfully so. He has been dubbed the “next one” since he was 8 and when you have a talent like that, you have to take advantage of it. However, the other part of the NHL’s marketing problem is not their problem at all - it is the players’.

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