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Could We Be Seeing More Of This?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Capitals Insider,

Hershey Bears defenseman Jame Pollock has left the team and signed with CSKA Moscow of the Russian Super League.

The Bears/Capitals immediately suspended him without pay, but that’s probably all the organization will be able to do because Russia isn’t covered by the IIHF’s transfer agreement.

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  Tags: russian+hockey

Blue Jackets Need Fans Behind Them

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Columbus Dispatch,

Some boos might have been intended for NHL officials, but the Blue Jackets thought they were at them Wednesday in Nationwide Arena.

Captain Adam Foote even made a plea to fans after the Blue Jackets came back to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-4.

“I don’t think they should do that,” Foote said. “This is the first year they’ve had a consistent team, a winning team that’s not getting blown out of games. Maybe they’re frustrated from years past? I don’t know, but I don’t think they should do that.”

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  Tags: adam+foote

NHL Needs ESPN

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Kevin Allen at USA Today,

One of the most powerful forces in the NHL today is an organization that owns no standing in the NHL. And therein lies the problem.

ESPN has become the big elephant sitting in our room, only in this case everyone is talking about it.

The lack of a television deal with ESPN is now the No. 1 gripe in hockey today. Players complain about it. General managers complain about it. Coaches complain about it, and fans truly complain about it in most vulgar terms.

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  Tags: espn, media

Patrick Roy Coaching Incident

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the Canadian Press,

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey league fined the Quebec Remparts $2,000 Thursday following an incident involving head coach Patrick Roy.

Roy, the NHL’s all-time leader in wins by a goaltender, earned an extreme game misconduct penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct after confronting the officials following Sunday’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.

Roy was not suspended for the incident.

 

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  Tags: patrick+roy, qmjhl

Guerin Fighting Slump

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Newsday,

When forward Bill Guerin received the “C” on his new .Islanders jersey last summer, he embraced the opportunity to set the tone in the locker room. Praise for Guerin’s all-inclusive approach has been universal within the organization, but somewhere along the line, he has misplaced his former identity as “goal scorer.”

Guerin’s 14-game scoreless streak ended Wednesday with an assist on Trent Hunter’s tying power-play goal in what became a 4-3 shootout loss to Atlanta. But Guerin still hasn’t found the back of the net with his own shot since Nov. 1, and now he admits to feeling more pressure to lead where it counts most.

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  Tags: bill+guerin

Players Think Green

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail,

A professional hockey player and environmentalist David Suzuki make for strange breakfast companions, but their unlikely encounter in Calgary last year is greening dressing rooms throughout the NHL.

Since their meeting last fall, Andrew Ference, a Boston Bruins defenceman, has become the point man for the National Hockey League Players’ Association on environmental issues. His goal is to slow climate change by changing the mindset of his fellow players.

Friday, Ference and Suzuki will unite for a news conference in Toronto to unveil a partnership between the NHLPA and the David Suzuki Foundation. The two are teaming up to help offset the greenhouse gas emissions produced by NHL players whose jobs require them to travel by planes, trains, buses and cars.

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Filed in: NHLPA, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: andrew+ference, boston+bruins, david+suzuki, environmentalism, nhlpa

Blake Heard No Disparaging Comments From Avery

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the CP,

If noted New York Rangers agitator Sean Avery made disparaging remarks toward Jason Blake the last time they faced off, the Toronto forward never heard them.

A Toronto radio report following the teams’ previous meeting last month in Canada said a pre-game scuffle between Avery and Leafs counterpart Darcy Tucker was fuelled by a comment that Avery made toward Blake regarding his current battle with leukemia.

FAN 590 reporter Howard Berger had claimed Avery made “cancer-related remarks” to Blake, citing an unidentified Rangers player. Blake was diagnosed with a rare form of the disease in October but has continued to play while being treated.

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Note: report earlier today that MSG denied Berger access to the press box tonight.

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  Tags: howard+berger, jason+blake, media, new+york+rangers, sean+avery

Lessons From Reggie Leach

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the CP,

Alcoholism probably kept Reggie Leach out of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and he’s determined to do whatever he can to help young people avoid the downward spiral in which he became trapped.

He was one of the first big-time First Nations hockey stars. A right-winger, he helped the Philadelphia Flyers win the Stanley Cup in 1975. He scored 61 goals in 1975-76 and won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after scoring 19 post-season goals. The Flyers were swept by the Montreal Canadiens in the final.

His big-league career would have lasted more than the 14 years that it did had he taken better care of himself.

“I screwed up royally,” he said Thursday from his Delaware residence. “I pretty well accomplished everything I wanted to do except I didn’t make it into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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  Tags: alcoholism, philadelphia+flyers, reggie+leach

Goonery Goes Global

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Dave Pollard at Hockey.com,

Well, even goonery is going global these days.  Although most of the league’s tough guys still hail from the frozen North, I’ve noticed a few Europeans creeping into the fistic fraternity.

Chicago’s David Koci calls Prague, not Prince George, home. Raitis Ivanans hails from Riga, not Red Deer. Boston’s man-mountain, Zdeno Chara, grew up, way up, in Trencin, not Thompson.

What do you think of that, Don Cherry?

Geez, I think I saw his tartan jacket just blanch.

more…

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  Tags: hockey+fights

Modern Rivalries

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From David Amber at ESPN,

We all know about the storied rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. The “Battle of Alberta,” the Islanders vs. the Rangers and Detroit vs. Colorado are clashes that will always hold a special place in our hearts.  But with new teams, new players and new story lines, we have some fresh rivalries ready to hit a boiling point. [...]

5. Chicago vs. Detroit
Superman had kryptonite, Seinfeld had Newman and the Detroit Red Wings apparently have the Chicago Blackhawks. Of all the possible Original Six matchups, this is the most improbable of rivalries. Since the last time the Hawks won a playoff series in 1996, the Wings have won three Stanley Cups and seven Central Division titles. But, this season, a rivalry has been revived out of what has recently been a mockery.

read on… for the rest of Amber’s top 10 new rivalries, between players and teams

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  Tags: nhl+rivalries

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