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Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

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  • RSS Subscriptions—If you want to subscribe to everything KK (that is, the “Home” page posts which include the Hockey page, Abel to Yzerman, Eye on the Media and Canucks & Beyond) use this link here. Or if you’d rather choose just specific feeds this page has them all listed individually. (If you don’t use a feedreader, Bloglines, Netvibes and Gmail‘s reader are a few of our favorites.)

  • Twitter—We started to Twitter a couple months ago which is handy for keeping up with headlines and links in a variety of ways—at the Twitter website, by IM or via your cell phone. A fair amount of traffic from our Twitter feed has shown us how useful this service has proven to be for a lot of people, subscribers and non-subscribers alike.

Hopefully these things help you keep up with the hockey news!  Feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

 

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Something Special In Pittsburgh

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun at Sportsnet,

This is a magical time for the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise.

On the ice, the Penguins are playing some of the most elegant hockey in the league, led by the twin superstar attack of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Is it even fair that the same franchise can ice a team with Crosby and Malkin a decade later after having Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr on the same team?

Off the ice, the business side has never been on more solid ground.

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What’s With All The Red

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael E. Young of the Dallas Morning News,

To some, Detroit fans are known as the “Red Army.” Others favor the slightly disparaging “U-Haul Army,” for the Detroit diaspora that carried Michiganders east, west and south when troubled times hit the region’s auto manufacturers.

Maybe that scattering is the reason Red Wings fans remain so true to the home team. Only a few groups – like the rabid fans of the New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers – can match this unwavering dedication. Packers fans travel in such numbers that they can make a game at Texas Stadium feel like a trip to the frozen tundra.

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thanks to Snapshots for the pointer…

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Patrick Roy? Just Kidding

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Bernie Lincicome at the Rocky Mountain News,

Wait. I was only kidding when I suggested Patrick Roy for the coach of the Avalanche. So, I take no credit or blame if Roy gets to stand under his own jersey hanging up there in the Pepsi Center rafters, along with those two Stanley Cup banners he helped win.

My suggestion was in keeping with the Avs’ fondness for leafing backward through their old scrapbooks. Oh, look. There’s Ray Bourque.

Why not him? Or how about Adam Deadmarsh, great name. Chris Drury, old Captain Clutch, still playing, could be a player-coach.

No, it is Roy, the only name that gets the blood up, causes conversation.

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  Tags: coaching, patrick+roy

Yashin Considering Return to the NHL

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun,

It’s believed the Wild and Canadiens have held talks with Yashin’s agents.

The 35-year-old Yashin, a former No. 1 pick of the Senators, had 43 points in 56 games this season with Yaroslavl. He returned to his homeland after receiving a $17.6-million US buyout from the Islanders last summer.

“Some teams were asking me about (Yashin) at the under-18 championships in (Kazan, Russia last month),” said agent Todd Diamond. “We had a few teams that were inquiring. He had a great year over there. He was the MVP of the league and he was the leading scorer in the playoffs.”

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For The Love Of Sweet Baby Jesus…Hire Him Now

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Remember what it was like to be reading about your team searching for a new coach, while four others duke it out in the Conference Finals? 

Me either.  But, hey. Dive fans are right in the middle of it, those that are left anyway.

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Don On The Conference Final Games

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Don Cherry on ESPN breaks down game 2 ECF and talks Wings/Stars too.

Watch below…

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  Tags: don+cherry

Morning Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

“I think all that music is drowning out the crowd response,” he (Ken Hitchcock) said of the special environment which exists at the IIHF World Championship that you don’t experience at a normal NHL game.

“Standing on the bench, it’s confusing,” he said.

“Fans are yelling and singing like they do in Europe and it’s going against all that canned music like we have in North America. I think the music is drowning out the crowd response.”

“The natural stuff from the fan bases and the canned music is combining to make a lot of racket.”

“What makes the world championships unique is the noise of the fan bases. Listening to those people is wonderful.”

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Fleury Fits In Well With Penguins Defensive System

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bob Smizik of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

So is it Fleury or is it the team concept?

“I will say it is a combination of both,” said coach Michel Therrien. “First of all, Marc-Andre, he’s really square to the puck. The game slowed down in front of him. That’s normal. Well, he’s only 23, but he has got a few years of experience and you ask any goalie with time and experience, and the game slows down in front of you so he doesn’t have to make those big saves when he’s out of position.

“And in the meantime, we’ve played a much better defensive game as well. You put those two together, and you get the result that defensively you are better.”

There’s no question Therrien’s coaching style has helped Fleury, just as it would help any goalie.

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Sshhh…They Did It Again

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Nary a word here about the Wings’ latest Finnish find.  Not much about losing out on the “next Swede” either. Both stories are taking a justifiable backseat to bigger issues (6).

But, if you’d like to take a few minutes to peruse something of interest, I think you’ll be rewarded.

Nill. Holland. Geniuses. Hired a Finnish scout didn’t they?  Yep.

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