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Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I’m not the strongest blogger when it comes to adversity.  If the Wings lose tonite to Columbus?  You may not see me again until the weekend.  I used to try and justify behavior like that.  But I’m way past that.  Now?

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World Junior Championships Medals

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

The medal games in the World Junior Hockey Championships went today.  The results of the semi-finals are here, quarterfinals are here and the preliminary round is here.

The bronze/4th game pitted Russia against Slovakia and the gold/silver game pitted Sweden against Canada.

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Best Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Five minutes of the best goals, hits and saves in the NHL from the past week.

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How About The WJC In Canada Every Year?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,

There is a movement afoot to have the World Junior Championship in Canada permanently and you might be surprised by who is in favor and who is against it happening.

On the side in favor is International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel, who reasons that Canadian crowds generate enormous revenues and make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience. On the other side is Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson, who is clearly wary of killing a golden goose by giving Canada too much of a good thing.

“I think there is a good chance (of moving the WJC to Canada permanently),” Fasel said. “Bob is not an easy guy to negotiate with, but if he wants to have the tournament here every year then we have to find a way to make it work for the other federations.”

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Staubitz Recalled By Sharks

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled forward Brad Staubitz from the Worcester Sharks, the team’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

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Report- Tavares Traded

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Patrick King of Sportsnet,

John Tavares will soon be a member of the London Knights, sources tell Sportsnet.ca

There has been speculation that Tavares would be traded before the Jan. 10 trade deadline and sources say the deal is done to send the Oshawa Generals forward to London.

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Bruins Happy With Their Goaltender Rotation

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Daniel Nugent-Bowman of the National Post,

It took some time, but Peter Chiarelli’s unconventional plan is finally starting to pay off.

When the Boston Bruins’ general manager acquired goaltender Manny Fernandez from Minnesota in July, 2007, he envisioned a goaltending tandem - Fernandez and Tim Thomas - that could lead his team to NHL supremacy.

Thomas set career bests in goals-against average (2.44) and save percentage last season - and the Bruins, eighth in the East, made the playoffs for the first time since the lockout - but a knee injury limited Fernandez to just four games.

This year, the goaltenders are making Chiarelli look like a genius.

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Survival

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Georges Laraque at Sportsnet,

I want first to offer my condolences to Don Sanderson’s family. Don is the 21-year-old man who passed away on Friday after hitting his head on the ice in a hockey fight on Dec. 14….

So this incident brings the first subject that I wanted to talk about and that’s simply that fighting is not just the toughest job in hockey, but in all professional sports. Fighting is not easy, not easy physically nor mentally. During a fight, you pretty much fight for your life because as you know, many things can happen and on top of that, you are being watched by millions of people. And whether or not someone watches your game live, your fight will end up on YouTube forever.

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Foote Out Indefinitely With Tricep Injury

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Craig Stancher at ColoradoAvalance.com,

The Avalanche will be without a pair of veterans when the club faces Nashville tomorrow, as defenseman Adam Foote and forward Ian Laperriere will not make the trip to Tennessee.

Foote suffered a tricep injury during Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Wild. The blueliner played briefly in the second period before leaving the game. He did not take part in practice Monday and is out indefinitely.

The Avalanche also played the third period of last night’s game without the services of Laperriere. The winger, who has been playing center of late, skated for just 9:03 before leaving the contest with a back injury.

“Adam has a tricep injury and he’s going to be reevaluated in the next few days,” said Avalanche head coach Tony Granato. “Ian should be day-to-day. He’s got a stiff back but won’t make the trip.”

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Flyers Injury Update

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on Monday updated the team’s injury list.

“Joffrey Lupul has an abdominal pull, so he is probably out for at least 14 days. Right now, he is on I.R..:.

“Simon Gagne is actually doing better. We’ll still say he’s day-to-day, but we’re kind of hoping he’ll play tomorrow.”

“Antero Niittymaki actually feels a little bit better today, but we’re still probably looking at a week to 10 days before he’s able to play.”

Danny Briere also spoke to the media on Monday, and said that he may be a week or two away from returning to game action. Briere has missed the last 14 games with a groin strain.

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