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Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“There’s [anger]. You can’t forget about something like that because everybody in the organization and [the players], we expected him to come back. We thought he was comfortable here, and he was really good with [Sidney Crosby as his center], and stuff.

“The way he left was kind of, [a blow] to the heart, but you have to live with that. ... You have to respect his decision, but, for us, it’s not the best thing that could have happened.”

-Max Talbot of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  More player reaction from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as the Penguins prepare to face Marian Hossa and the Red Wings tomorrow.

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Voros No Avery

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Can we please stop with the com parisons between Aaron Voros and Sean Avery? For better or worse, there are few similarities between the players beyond their shared willingness to go to the front of the net and absorb the punishment necessary to be effective in that hockey battle zone.

There are Rangers who celebrate the differences more than they celebrate the similarities, and that is surely their right. But be advised that Avery most certainly would not have been just another spectator in Washington, D.C., on Saturday when the Capitals made it their business to run Henrik Lundqvist and his teammates.

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The Value Of A 2nd Team In Toronto

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from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

The value of a second NHL team in Toronto would range between $400-million and $600-million, and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment would be entitled to a one-time territorial payment of up to $250-million for allowing the relocation of an existing team, according to sports economists.

The second team in Toronto would instantly become the third most valuable franchise in the league behind the Maple Leafs and New York Rangers and on par with the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens, sports finance expert Marc Ganis said.

Ganis, the president of SportsCorp Ltd. of Chicago and a consultant to professional sports clubs and leagues, said the size and strength of the Greater Toronto Area market would drive the new franchise’s value.

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Luongo Has Been Perfect Last Three Games

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun,

Memo to boss: You know that chart you wanted done, the one that was going to document just where Roberto Luongo was getting beaten for all those goals? Well, unless you are a huge fan of white space, I think we may want to put that project on hold.

Although come to think of it, every picture does tell a story and a blank canvas would tell us pretty much all we need to know about the Canuck goalie these days.

Luongo is stopping everything, or at least he has for the last 201 minutes and eight seconds he’s been on the ice.

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Kolzig Will Face Caps Tomorrow

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Lightning Strikes,

It is going to be an interesting evening Monday when the Lightning faces the Capitals at the Verizon Center and Olaf Kolzig faces his former teammates. Kolzig has never been shy about saying how emotional was his breakup with Washington, with which he played 16 seasons. But Kolzig, classy as always, said all the right things about his former employer.

“I still wish it hadn’t ended the way it did,” Kolzig said, but added that “there’s no bitterness. Obviously, going out there tomorrow, I want to beat them as bad as anybody, but there’s no malicious feelings or anything like that.”

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Hartford Wolf Pack Coverage

Blog: Goal Line Report By Patrick Hoffman

As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, I was at the Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Springfield Falcons game as a member of the media, covering the game for Wolf Pack’s web site.

The Wolf Pack came out on top with a 4-3 victory in overtime, thanks to Lauri Korpikoski’s game winner (his third of the night for the hat trick) with five seconds to go in OT.

You can read my articles here and here.

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Penguins would be smart ignoring Wings’ game hype

Blog: The Confluence By Tony

And let the hype machine begin.

Tuesday night at the Joe, the Penguins will return to Detroit for the first time since June’s Stanley Cup Finals, which of course the Red Wings won in six games.

A lot will be made of the matchup by the MSHM, it’s the en vogue story, especially with The Marian Hossa Story thrown in there for good measure.

But the Penguins should do themselves a favor;  Forget about comparisons to the Wings, you’ve got more important things to worry about.

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Victory At A Cost

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from Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun,

A 6-3 Toronto victory, during which the home side outplayed Les Glorieux by a hefty margin, was marred in the first period when Leafs defenceman Mike Van Ryn was sent to hospital with a concussion, broken nose and broken left hand after he was smashed from behind into the boards by Canadiens forward Tom Kostopoulos. Later in the period, Leafs rookie defenceman Luke Schenn went hard into the boards when he was tripped by Andrei Kostitsyn.

Van Ryn, who was knocked out on the play, will be out for at least a month. Schenn was not hurt.

read on a and a video of the Kostopoulos hit on Van Ryn below

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Who Wants Finger

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

This probably isn’t what’s meant by giving the finger, but the Maple Leafs are already attempting to deal Jeff Finger, the defenseman whom they signed to a four-year, $14M free agent contract this July, we’re told.

Finally, for those people who say, “Lou would never do that,” when the possibility is raised of Lamoriello trading for Nikolai Khabibulin in the wake of the potentially shattering elbow injury to Martin Brodeur, they should never forget this:

Lou would do anything.

more for some CBA talk and other hockey notes…

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Top Coach This Season

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

Generally I disagree with the mainstream media when they pick coach of the year candidates.  I feel that picking the coach of the most improved team as coach of the year is usually wrong.  There are lots of reasons why teams improve.  Coaching is only one reason. 

If Bruce Boudreau is such a wonderful coach. why is he not a coach of the year candidate this season?  Is it because Carolina leads the Southeast Division this year?  That is likely because their goaltending is not so strong with Jose Theodore in net and they missed Alexander Ovechkin for a few games and he is not among the NHL’s top scorers.  Boudreau came into a good young team that was ready to take off and they did under his coaching.

For several years, including this one, I have believed that Jacques Lemaire is the best coach in the NHL.

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