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Are The Conferences “Officiated” Differently

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, “It’s tougher (hockey in the West) and they know that out here and the teams play accordingly,” said (Bryan) Murray. “They seem to, and I may be wrong on this, be able to hold up a little more on the forecheck that we can in the East. I guess they tolerate a little more.”

more from Murray and some Sens talk too…

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Tootoo Refining His Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Edmonton Sun,

This year, Tootoo had nine goals and six assists in 47 games. He scored 11 goals in his first three years.

“I’ve been trying to focus more on making plays rather than looking for that big hit,” Tootoo said. “I still have to be physical because that’s the foundation of my game. I think it really intimidates players knowing they have to be aware of when I’m out there and they have to keep their heads up.

“But I’m looking to do more than that now. I think that comes with maturity. I’m holding on to that puck for that extra-second longer instead of being so nervous with it that you want to get rid of it right away.”

more

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All Peter Karmanos

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Lord Stanley’s Blog at the News & Observer,

ON THE HURRICANES’ TURNAROUND: “It was frustrating, and I can tell you I’ve been very, very pleasantly surprised. I feel really good about the team. If we make the playoffs — if, and that’s true for a lot of teams — we will do very well.”

ON RUTHERFORD AS A POSSIBLE CANDIDATE FOR THE TORONTO VACANCY: “I find that whole thing amusing. I talked to Jimmy yesterday about the whole Leafs situtation. I don’t know what the (heck) they’re going to do…. This whole thing about all the names that are being mentioned, everyone they’ve talked to who has been there, it may be an indication of why they’ve been so poor for so many years now.”

more

thanks to a KK reader fot the pointer…

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  Tags: peter+karmanos

The Dater Response

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

As many of you have noticed, Sobbing Dive Apologist Adrian Dater jumped feet first into the A2Y sand box today, defending himself following a kindhearted ode to his brilliance we posted earlier today.

A quick recap.

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Rafalski Activated

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday activated defenseman Brian Rafalski from injured reserve.

Rafalski, has missed the last eight games with a groin strain

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Eat It Strickland: Lidstrom May Play Sunday

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Well, so much for that Strickland prediction of a “two month” injury to Nick Lidstrom.  Whew.  Deep breath, since we all believed that garbage. 

WDFN, Khan(!) and the Anti-Digger are all hinting at a Sunday return for the captain.

MLive

Mike Babcock said he could return to the lineup Sunday at home against Nashville.

“It’s a possibility,’’ Lidstrom said. “I felt a little sluggish out there, haven’t skated in two weeks, skated (Monday) and felt OK, so I’m hoping it’s going to improve the next few days so I can play hopefully this weekend.’‘

Thanks to Okie, Czar of the KK Forum, for the pointers.

 

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Alex Ovechkin Conference Call

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

The NHL hosted a press conference call this afternoon with Washington Capitals star, Alex Ovechkin.  Ovechkin reached the 50-goal mark for the second time in his three NHL seasons Monday, scoring a hat trick [video] and adding two assists in Washington’s 10-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Ovechkin reached the milestone in his team’s 67th game of the season, the fastest since the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux (59th game) and the Buffalo Sabres’ Alexander Mogilny (63rd game) in 1995-96.

The player below provides the audio of that conference call.  A written transcript will be made available shortly.


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Update 6:28pm ET: Transcript now available below.

 

 

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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, media, press+conference

OHL Goes To Mandatory Neck Guards

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via The Record,

The Ontario Hockey League will force all of its players to wear neck protection starting next week.

The league has annouced mandatory neck protection must be worn by all players effective March 10.

Update March 6th, 2008 - 12:23pm ET:
From CTV,

A new group named “Keep neck guards out of the OHL” was created on Facebook early Wednesday morning. By Thursday afternoon, more than 180 people joined the group on the popular social networking website to sound off on the new regulation. 

One group member wrote, “We might as well put the cage on if we have to wear neck guards.”

Another hockey player posted a note saying he simply won’t wear it. “I probably shouldn’t be in this league anyway but I’ll be pumping gas before I will wear a neck guard,” he wrote.

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  Tags: facebook, neck+guards, ohl

The Calder Race

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

fro Pierre LeBrun of the CP via the Globe and Mail,

Toews is still in the thick of it despite missing 16 games with the injury, joining Chicago Blackhawks linemate Patrick Kane among the favourites along with forwards Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals and Peter Mueller of the Phoenix Coyotes.

All four deserving candidates chatted with The Canadian Press over the past few days — two Americans (Kane and Mueller), one Swede (Backstrom) and one Canuck (Toews).

“I think it’s good for the league,” Kane said Tuesday. “Backstrom is doing well in Washington and Mueller’s scoring pretty well in Phoenix, too. In our case, if all went well for us, maybe there would be a tie (for the Calder) between me and Jonathan and that would be great for the Blackhawks. But I don’t think that’s ever been done before.”

read on

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Depressing Ceremony

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from John Rolfe at Sports Illustrated,

Championship banners, retired numbers, and stirring reunions are all well and good. It can be great fun to revisit the glories of the past. Can be. But when a title drought or stretch of losing drags on well into the next generation, or beyond, it can be just plain depressing.

Case in point: Last Sunday, the New York Islanders again rolled out the members of their early ‘80s dynasty, this time to commemorate The Core of the Four—the 17 players whose names appeared on all four Stanley Cups they won from 1980 through 1983.

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