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Stars Not Playing To Their Potential

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

E.J. Hradek and Barry Melrose of ESPN discuss players who were thought to be in the run for some hardware but are off to a bad start.

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Color Doesn’t Matter

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Misty Harris of PostMedia News at the Vancouver Sun,

The theory that red or black uniforms give athletes an aggressive edge has long been claimed in sports research, with most of it citing the hues’ evolutionary and cultural associations with such things as dominance and power.

But Team Canada might want to hold the high-fives, with a comprehensive new study putting that theory on thin ice — at least in the context of professional hockey.

Reporting in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers say no matter how they measured — penalty minutes, number of severe penalties, team wins — there wasn’t a shred of meaningful evidence that black or red jerseys lead to a spike in aggressive behaviour, or even perceived aggression, among National Hockey League players.

“For more than 20 years, people have been talking about this idea that wearing black causes athletes to act more aggressively. Then, more recently, there’s been talk that red might have the same effect,” says co-author Jerry Burger.

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Is It April 1st?

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

You’ve seen this over on the main page but I’m gonna irritate Paul and double post this thing.

The Wings are going to get ripped all over the hockey world for this and they deserve it.  Memo to Wyshynski, the Denver bloggers, the Pens Blog: lay it on ‘em because they’ve earned it.

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Making That Tough Choice Between Bowling And Hockey

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Uh oh.  It’s Wings/Blues tonite and the little Bitch Bitter Blues fans are making the 8lb, 6oz adorable one sad again.

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Wings Now Have A Patch On Practice Jersey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

DETROIT, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/—The Detroit Red Wings announced today they have signed an agreement with Amway. The multi-platform deal provides Amway with the exclusive rights to placing its logo on the official Red Wings practice jersey as well as dasher board signage during Wings home games. The practice jersey is worn by Red Wings players during all practices and morning skates, both home and away, throughout the entire regular season and playoffs.

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Iginla And His Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

There is a point in every career where the arrow begins to point down. Could this be that time for Jarome Iginla?

“There isn’t a great blueprint on what the aging body of a power forward does, because most guys don’t have the luxury of aging,” said Brendan Shanahan, a fine power forward himself who played 21 seasons and gathered 2,489 PIMs between 656 goals.

“Most are done after 14, 15 years. The (John) LeClairs, Cam Neely, Tim Kerr, Kevin Stevens… Their bodies broke down because of the way they played. Wendel Clark broke down even sooner because he played so much bigger than his body.”

So what of Iginla, who has somehow misplaced that ability to find the time and space he used to have?

He has plenty of years left, figures another prominent power winger of the day, Bill Guerin. But perhaps the time has come for Iginla to think his way around the rink, rather than instinctively run over opponents on his way to another 50-goal season.

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Lightning Hit Long Island Amid Latest Turmoil for the Islanders

Blog: KK Hockey By Jon Jordan

There are several higher-profile games on tonight’s NHL docket but the Tampa Bay Lightning’s visit to Long Island has my undivided attention this evening (and would still, even were I not tasked with Bolts coverage, nor had I no stifled sentimental attachment to the Isles).

Both clubs have struggled of late, although that doesn’t even begin to tell the tale of the hapless Islanders, 0-9-1 in their last ten and now under the command of a new head coach in Jack Capuano, who was handed the position on an interim basis after Isles’ brass made Scott Gordon the fall guy for their woeful start.

If a team in turmoil is always a dangerous one, what does that say for these Islanders? One would think they’d play some seriously desperate hockey tonight. That said, they’re still the Islanders and whether the players quit on Gordon (as True Hockey’s Andy Strickland reports in his latest installment of Rink Rats), or Gordon truly was the problem or owner Charles Wang and Garth Snow simply ignored the fact that, aside from a few talented youngsters, without injured key pieces Kyle Okposo and Mark Streit, chances for this team’s success were slim from day one, nothing seems to work for this franchise and there are no guarantees.

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Live. Love. Leafs.

Blog: KK Hockey By Shiv

Help me welcome Shiv to the stable of KK bloggers.  A well educated youngster in my mind, but some of you may have to ‘rope him in’ from time to time but he does know his Leafs.

Shiv basically forced himself on me, submitting blog after blog in the KK Members’ Section and I finally caved and felt he deserved his own blog.  Good luck Shiv! -Paul


Go Leafs Go.

I can’t think of a better way to introduce myself to KK followers than with that phrase. It is what I am: The common Leaf fan.

My name is Shiv. I am 23 years old and have never been old enough to legally watch a Leaf playoff game in a bar. Yet despite this tragedy, I still bleed blue and white; I still plan the parade route every year.

I realize this attitude is the reason Leaf Nation gets such a bad rap from the hockey universe. But this attitude is exactly what I hope to bring to KK.

 

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Niyo On Norris

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Updated 0727 PST: check out Matt Saler’s comment below.  Good place to start an Orr/Lidstrom discussion.

John Niyo’s back.  He’s got a nice little ditty on The Captain this morning and it’s worth your time, if only for the Karate Kid reference.  Is it too much too hope that the once and future anti-digger is back on the Wing beat full time?  Probably.  Something tells me the News has smartened up and given him his own column.  If that’s the case, good for us.  A real-live columnist in Detroit who actually knows the Wings exist.

“When you’re dealing with the greatest defenseman of his era, you’re always hoping that there’s a reason why he’s going to come back. You don’t want to think what life’s gonna be like without Nick. It’s going to be awful depressing for me.”

More from Niyo here. More from me below.

 

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In Detroit, It Is All About Domestic Cars

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Roop Raj of WJBK/myFOX Detroit.com,

If you’re a Red Wings fan, you could win a free car at an upcoming home game. However, some people are taken aback that here in the Motor City the team is giving away a foreign vehicle.

The Detroit Red Wings are joining Honda for a car giveaway at a game this spring, but why a Civic and not a GM, Ford or Chrysler product?

“They should be giving away a Cruze or something,” said Joe Degnan.

“The Ilitch family has always been supportive of the City of Detroit in a big way, in a good way, but it sends mixed messages that you’re giving away an import as opposed to a domestic car,” said Eugene Thompson.

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