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Phoenix Recalls Joel Perrault

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

GLENDALE, ARIZONA—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that center Joel Perrault has cleared re-entry waivers and has been recalled by the Coyotes from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. 

Perrault, 25, has recorded 8-21-29 and 20 penalty minutes (PIM) in 20 games for San Antonio this season.  Last year, he finished with 7-10-17 and 48 PIM in 49 games for the Coyotes, setting career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, power play goals (3) and game-winning goals (2).

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Saturday Hockey Talk

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Today, check out the Inside Hockey Radio Show with hosts James Murphy and Todd Carroll and their guests:  Brad Park (NHL Hall of Famer), Derek Wills (Hamilton Bulldogs play-by-play), Jeremiah and Josh Gordon (World Outdoor Hockey Championships), Bob Snow (NHL.com) w/the Campus Buzz brought to you by Suffolk University, Mark Hughes (Easton Hockey), and Conor McKenna (Team 990).

The show is on the air from 2-4pm ET on NHL Hockey Ice XM 204, on TEAM 990 and also now on YouCastr.com.  You can call in at 1-877-645-6696 or email radio@insidehockey.com.

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Church House? Gin House? School House? Outhouse? Negative. You Can’t Live Blog From There.

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Setting this thing off via remote.  As you read this I should be about ten rows behind the Wing net.  I’ll be the guy in red.

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Tomas Kaberle Out With Broken Hand

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,

Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Tomas Kaberle will be out at least four weeks after being diagnosed with a broken hand.

Kaberle leads the Leafs defence in scoring this season with 30 points (four goals, 26 assists) in 49 games, but is a minus-12.

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Langenbrunner Gets A Verbal Massage

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The Devils can’t be stopped right now, posting back-to-back 4-3 overtime wins Thursday and Friday against Boston and Pittsburgh. Star-Ledger beat writer Rich Chere takes a look at the hottest team in the league.

Q: Seriously, what’s going on with Jamie Langenbrunner? Six goals in three game? Back-to-back OT game-winners?

The All-Star break and a few telephone calls from Langenbrunner’s friend and former Devils massage therapist, Juergen Murz, has apparently relaxed the 33-year-old captain. At this point in his career, Langenbrunner can fall into offensive slumps, but he has always been the type of player who scores important goals….

Q: This Shanahan signing’s working out, huh?

Interesting thing about that. Shanahan came at virtually no cost to the Devils, so they had nothing to lose and everything to gain. He has been sensational so far and his presence alone had raised the confidence level of the team when it finds itself behind the eight ball. I’ve noticed that Shanahan has his own motivation at this point. He never passes up the chance to point out that many people thought he was finished and suggested he retire.

more on the Devils…

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Are You Ready For Some Hockey Today?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NHL games start today at 12:30pm ET when the Wings take on the Capitals and ends about 1:00am Sunday with the Blackhawks/Sharks game.

See the full schedule below…

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No GOAL(A)

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun via the Edmonton Sun,

So much for the Battle of Alberta being fun.

Legal issues got in the way of a little bit of joy this week.

The gang at Fan960 came up with a funny song in light of the Edmonton Oilers’ 10-2 drubbing at the hands of the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

(With Weird Al Yankovic-style, they used the song Lola by the Kinks and turned it into GOALA.)

Well, seems the neighbours to the north didn’t like it, not many of the Oiler-nation faithful and certainly not the team.

The Calgary radio station had to pull it down from its archives because the song used copyrighted material from the radio broadcast, the play-by-play calls of various goals, a complaint the Oilers made to the NHL, which in turn contacted the gang at Fan960.

continued & Puck Daddy has more too, including the song…

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#93 Goes To The Rafters Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Wendel Clark at the Toronto Sun,

In looking back at the period of my career when I had the privilege of calling Doug Gilmour a teammate with the Maple Leafs, one thing will always stand out.

During the back-to-back seasons of 1992-93 and ‘93-94, when we made it to the conference final on each of those occasions, Dougie was more than just the best player on our team. He was arguably the best player in the entire National Hockey League.

That might be construed as a bit of a bold statement. But for me, looking back, I didn’t see anyone better during those two seasons….

Two months ago, I had the honour of having a banner with my No. 17 go into the rafters. Tonight, Dougie’s No. 93 will go up there too.

It is very well-deserved, Dougie. Congratulations.

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added 9:22am, On a lighter note, check out the Gilmour look from 1993 at Empty Netters.

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Will Sutter Stay In New Jersey?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mark Everson of the NY Post,

The response was a surprising, “No response.”

That’s what Brent Sutter said to the rumble that this could be his last season as Devils New Jersey Devils coach.

Sutter is believed to have next season remaining on a lucrative contract, but the question is out there among NHL team officials.

Sutter seemed bemusedly astonished when asked, but his philosophy remains to take his situation a year at a time.

He is believed to feel keenly the absence of his family, back in Alberta, British Columbia, where much of the rest of his sizable clan accounts for a significant portion of the provincial population.

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This Is Not A Mirage

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

The Jackets a year ago had a similar record, and it was a mirage. This year, the reek of legitimacy is not necessarily measured on the ice, or in the standings. Really, it is in the stands. Everyone in the building last night knew the Jackets were merely adequate but, save for a few scary moments in the third period, nobody thought they were going to lose….

Jackets fans understand mirages because that is all they have seen since they picked up the damned flag. So it is they who know what is real.

“The lesson I’ve learned here,” Hitchcock said, “is you can go around in circles asking if Columbus is a hockey town. What this is is a blue-collar sports city. Look at all the favorites over the years—Tyler Wright, Kevin Dineen, Jody Shelley. It’s a blue-collar town. These folks know the difference between what is and is not real effort. We work hard, we hear it. We don’t work hard, we hear it. Loud and clear.”

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