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Cannonball Pitre

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dave Stubbs at Habs Inside/Out,

Let’s revisit Cannonball Pitre, the first man to sign a playing contract with the Canadiens, and that first historic game that changed Montreal forever.

read on and some great, old-time pictures…

What a wonderful piece by Mr. Stubbs.  Makes you want to put on one of those heavy wool sweaters and find a pond to skate on.

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  Tags: montreal+canadiens

Goals & Points Lost

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from STATS NHL Blog,

How big were Buffalo’s offseason losses? If we isolate all players who changed teams and scored either 15 goals or 30 points in 2006-07, the Sabres lost more goals and points than all other teams. The totals reflect not only goals and points lost from a year ago, but those gained by new acquisitions with 15 goals or 30 points last season.

The Sabres lost a total of 73 goals and 172 points without adding a single player who netted 15 goals or 30 points a year ago. At least the Islanders signed a few players to make up for most of their lost production, including Bill Guerin, Mike Comrie, Jon Sim and Ruslan Fedotenko.

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  Tags: buffalo+sabres

You’re An Idiot

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I told you I wasn’t going to talk about attendance anymore, so I will today.  But only because my hand has been forced…again.  Apparently, there’s a guy in Grand Rapids who hosts some show on some radio station that some people probably listen to.

I don’t know if Bill Simonson is genetically an idiot, or if today was the exception. I don’t know because I’ve never heard of him before.

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  Tags: attendance, mainstream+idiots

Great HNIC Opening

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

If you are an “old schooler” like me, you will really enjoy the following video clip.

Younger hockey fans should watch too, a quick glimpse at hockey’s past greats!

thanks to Empty Netters for the pointer…

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  Tags: hnic, media

Kings Losing Streak At Five

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Rich Hammond at Inside the Kings,

At some point, it just becomes counter-productive to discuss all of these dreadful losses. The worst part about it, from the Kings’ perspective, is that these aren’t even close losses. The Kings have now trailed at the end of 10 consecutive periods. If they could even put together ONE solid period and generate some momentum, it might get something going, but they have been unable to achieve that since London, really.

Michael Cammalleri is a one-man team at this point. That might be a bit of an overstatement, but not much. When you’re looking for a second-best forward, and your eye is drawn to John Zeiler’s name, that’s not a good thing. And that’s no disrespect toward Zeiler, but he shouldn’t be the team’s second-best forward.

continued

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No Fireworks Yet

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Calgary Sun,

Although the 57-year-old bench boss had himself proclaimed he was much more mellow than his reputation would have you believe, most were skeptical.

There’s no better witness to ask for testimony than Craig Conroy, who spent some time under Keenan in arguably his most volatile tenure in St. Louis, when a feud with Brett Hull eventually led to the coach’s dismissal.

“Oh yeah. I definitely think, so far, very mellow—especially with that record the way it was, without getting a win the first three,” said Conroy, whose Flames took the day off to travel to Denver yesterday after stringing together a pair of wins on the road in Dallas and Nashville.

“I was expecting a lot—fireworks.”

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Rangers Need Goals

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Through five games, the Blueshirts’ best players have been: 1. Henrik Lundqvist; 2. Fedor Tyutin; 3. Dan Girardi. In his role, the best forward has been Blair Betts. Uh oh.

In other words, is there any wonder why the Star Spangled Blueshirts have scored all of seven even-strength goals (and 10 overall) in a 2-3-0 getaway?

read on

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One Liners: Minor, Major, Does It Matter?

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Kris Draper’s a frigging rebel.  On a night when the boxscore could have made an emphatic statement, he had to go and throw a shorty in there. If not for his unassisted goal in the second the entire scoresheet would have been dominated by the to this point unnamed Zetterberg, Homer and Datsyuk line.

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  Tags: bertuzzi, datsyuk, deep+diggers, drake, draper, holland, holmstrom, kopecky, maltby, markov, samuelsson, zetterberg

Debut for Downey

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Aaron Downey’s in tonight.  The Kings’ announcers just informed us Samuelsson’s out with a groin.  Hadn’t heard that until then.  Teddy Kulfan blogged earlier tonight that he was out, but couldn’t offer a reason.

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  Tags: deep+diggers, downey, samuelsson

Groundhog Day

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

For those of us who’ve been laughed at as “conspiracy theorists” and league-critical cynics of a Larry Brooks-like pedigree, Saturday was our Groundhog Day.

As in, we got to peek out of our little bunkers, point at our long shadows, and say, “We told you so.”

We told you that the lockout was about franchise equity, and the concept that a franchise’s bank value would increase exponentially when viewed as an entity with “cost certainty”—theoretically capped costs in terms of salary expenditures, directly tied to league-wide revenues, which effectively renders whether an individual team makes or loses money at the gate, in terms of ticket sales-vs.-expenditures, irrelevant.

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  Tags: nhlpa

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