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Happy New Year 2010

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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Best wishes to all KK members and visitors in the New Year.

Just think, in about 5 1/2 months, we will have another Stanley Cup Champion.

Thanks to all for your continued support. 

What once was a blog to keep Detroit area hockey fans informed during the lockout has turned into a major site for all things hockey.

Without people like you, KK would have never reached the hockey masses like it does today.

Thanks again.

Paul

 

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One Last Goodbye

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Corey Masisak of the Washington Times,

Two things first—1) Sorry for being a little late with this, but it has been a busy day and 2) I apologize in advance to anyone I forget to thank or mention in the coming paragaphs. There literally has been too many people who have positively impacted my life in the past six years to remember everyone.

Well, even though I’ve known for about a month that my days at the Washington Times were numbered, it is still going to feel weird when I wake up tomorrow and I won’t have something to write about.

I’ve known for a long time that I wanted to be a sports writer. I’ve been doing it in some fashion since I was 13 years old, and outside of a breif flirtation with architecture (which was quickly cast aside when I found out you actually had to be able to draw) it’s been the only thing I’ve wanted to do for basically half of my life.

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Rypien vs. Janssen Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Rick Rypien and Cam Janssen battled tonight in the first period.

 

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Death Of High School Hockey Player Leaves Community Shocked

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Matthew McCarthy of Pentucket Regional High School collapsed just when practice was completing and the team was gathering at center ice.

A terrible tragedy and thoughts go out to his family.

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Winter Classic Game Could Be Shortened

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from ESPN,

When is a hockey game two periods instead of three?

Worst-case scenario: possibly New Year’s Day at Fenway Park.

A league source confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday that it is possible the Winter Classic could only go two periods if the weather doesn’t cooperate and the game would still be deemed official.

But that’s only if all else fails.

The league has the same detailed contingency plan it’s had in place for the past two Winter Classics. Snow threatened the 2008 event in Buffalo, N.Y., and there is a chance for frozen precipitation for Friday’s game at Fenway.

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Those Precious Leafs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from William Houston of Truth & Rumours,

Generally, the Leaf players are given a soft ride by the reporters covering the team and also by most of the commentators in the city. Too many reporters — not all — carry on as fans rather than journalists. See Leafs TV, for starters.

  So, when Burke signals to his players, by way of the movement freeze, that they’re receiving preferential treatment compared with those on other teams, he’s just giving them another reason to think they’re special, when they don’t deserve to be. Special? Precious might be a better word.

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When You Just Don’t Seem To Have As Much To Lose?  That Makes You A Dive Fan.

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

And we laugh at you while we live blog.  It’s now instinct and it’s justified.

No matter what the records are and no matter where each team is in the standings, here’s a shot of reality:

It’s New Year’s Eve and the Wings are in 10th place in the conference. Denver’s resting comfortably in 3rd.  Both will be playoff teams and there is no doubt as to which team would be the preferred opponent for any other team in the West. 


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H2H: Flint Journal’s Onboard

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Big thanks to Eric Fish at the Flint Journal.

The Chief and good people over at A2Y are trying to raise some money to bring the Wings’ most isolated, long-distance fan to his first ever hockey game and have gotten a great response. They’ve already raised around $2,000

A great story and example about how widely the game has spread across the globe.

Tomorrow we’re going to have a big, fat recap and update.  You guys are going to be frigging shocked at the level of effort that’s gone into this.  A2Y readers, fellow Wing blogs, the organ-I-zation.  Amazing.  Looking to make a resolution? How about this…get Herm to Hockeytown and help out the Children’s Hospital of Michigan while you’re at it.




Click to donate.

 

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Canadian Olympic Team Announced

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

Yesterday the Canadian Olympic Team roster was announced.  As expected, about 3/4 of the players on my selections made the team.  The remaining players are largely depth players who will not make significant difference to the team.  Nevertheless, I wanted to make the case for why I selected the player I did and not the player Team Canada selected.

The six players who made Team Canada that I did not select are Patrice Bergeron, Brenden Morrow, Eric Staal, Dan Boyle, Brent Seabrook and Marc-Andre Fleury.  In their places I had Brad Richards, Steve Stamkos, Martin St Louis, Mike Green, Robyn Regehr and Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

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The Right Call…The Only Call

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

This is interesting…

Pens Blog

Speaking of Rosby and the Wings Korner, we’re anxious to see The Chief’s reaction to Steve Yzerman giving Crosby the “A” for the Olympic team.

Maybe The Chief will just disappear for 24 hours.

No reaction is really warranted.  We never denied that Rosby would get an “A”. That was a foregone conclusion from day one.  The only contention we made here?

 

 

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