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BOG Agenda

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

The NHL owners have a busy agenda as they gather this week in picturesque Pebble Beach, Calif., but they’ll still find time to squeeze in a little golf.

The annual two-day board of governors meeting, the most important of the year, goes Thursday and Friday and should finally bring about a new format for the NHL schedule. It means that every team will play one another starting next season.

“There’s quite a large sentiment for change,” said Edmonton Oilers president and CEO Patrick LaForge.

read on for the main agenda…

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Bettman In The Media

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from Reuters,

“I believe that under the current system that all our markets can support their clubs. Contraction isn’t something we have any interest in,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said at the Reuters Media Summit in New York. He also said the league was not in any kind of expansion process.

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added 12:58pm, from NHL.com,

The National Hockey League (NHL) and XM Satellite Radio today announced a new weekly live satellite radio show titled NHL Hour which will be hosted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and a rotation of League executives. The show will debut Tuesday, November 27 at 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on NHL Home Ice (XM Channel 204) and NHL.com. On December 6, NHL Hour will begin airing every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Gary Bettman was also on Fox Business News yesterday- Watch the video…

Continue Reading »

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  Tags: gary+bettman, media

Lucic’s Blog At THN

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from Milan Lucic at the Hockey News,

Growing up in British Columbia, I remember always watching Hockey Night in Canada on Saturdays with my friends and family.

We would plan our nights around watching the games – whatever we did, we’d always try and make sure we’d be in front of the television when HNIC started.

continued

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  Tags: blogging, boston+bruins, milan+lucic

Not A Clear Picture

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from College Hockey News,

Something was noticeably absent from Saturday’s sold-out, nationally-televised college hockey game at Madison Square Garden….

In particular, the game Saturday was televised, but was done so using the in-house MSG video feed. The regular broadcasters, Matt McConnell and Dave Starman, were not at the event, but rather called the game off video monitors from CSTV’s studios about a half-mile away from the Garden.

Clearly, budgetary concerns are at play. Advertising revenue has not been there for CSTV. And when CBS bought the network almost two years ago, it was unwilling to continue absorbing those losses. As a result, hockey has gone from the network’s signature sport, to a somewhat lesser role.

more

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  Tags: college+hockey, television

By The Numbers:  19

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from CBC,

He will always be remembered for the number 19 on his back and the Detroit Red Wing on his chest, which he wore from start to finish in his career

But once upon a time a young Steve Yzerman wore a different famous number.

“When I was a little, little kid, I was number four for Bobby Orr,” he said.

continued....

If interested in the book, you can purchase at Amazon.com

thanks to a KK member for the pointer!.

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  Tags: detroit+red+wings, steve+yzerman

Oh Jagr

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A rough translation of this story from iDNES.cz,

Q: Writer Larry Brooks wrote in NY Post that Rangers shouldnt start next season in Prague but is not sure you will play for the team. Do you know it?
A: I dont solve this. I dont mind it.

You know, Nylander has left during summer. Straka was out for 15 games. That is not funny. I dont wanna complain, but with players, who Rangers bought in summer, i havent found clue, i didnt know how to play with them. Rangers invested big money into centers but i finished playing with boy from minors.

Q: You are captain, the biggest star on team. Rangers was Jagrs team. Is it stil Jagrs team?
A: I dont think so. Not now. If I dont play good, I am losing my position. But that is normal.

If you want to take a shot at more of the translation, feel free to post in the comments…

added 11:17am, You can find a better translation at HFBoards.

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  Tags: jaromir+jagr, new+york+rangers

Malik’s Showing Off Again

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Check out Snapshots this morning for a comprehensive rundown on everything Wing related, particularly views on tonite’s Flame game and several takes on the goalie

controversy

situation.

Look hard enough and you’ll even see a few subtle rebuttals to a certain blogger who feels a Czech “implosion” is imminent.

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Nash On The Same Page With Hitchcock

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from the Edmonton Journal,

“You can get your workers to buy in every night,” Hitchcock said Monday. “But if you can get your skill guys to buy into that (defence-first system), that’s how you win.”

Nash readily admits he and his teammates have bought Hitchcock’s system, the one that drove sniper Brett Hull to distraction when he played under Hitchcock in Dallas.

And Hitchcock noted that, apart from his own tutelage, his charges have an ongoing living lab in how to play sound defence sitting right there atop the Central Division - the Detroit Red Wings.

“They’re the gold standard,” Hitchcock said of the Wings’ textbook all-around game. “(Pavel) Datsyuk and (Henrik) Zetterberg - they all check.”

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  Tags: columbus+blue+jackets, ken+hitchcock, rick+nash

NHL Outscores NFL

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Every NHL game last night had more goals scored than the combined total points of the NFL game between Pittsburgh and Miami, which the Steelers won 3-0.

Maybe the NFL should widen the goal posts, make the field shorter or go 7 on 7 to generate more offense!

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Media Dreaming In Toronto

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from the Windsor Star,

As for Yzerman, Devellano said he has settled nicely into his vice- president’s role and has repeatedly said how much he enjoys apprenticing under Holland. The Wings are also compensating Yzerman handsomely.

Devellano dismissed the threat of a Toronto raid on the Wings’ front office as being more the product of a hyperactive media market.

“Our people are sexy, who wouldn’t want them?” Devellano said “But they all have contracts and I don’t think they want to go anywhere.

“The media in Toronto are dreaming in Technicolor.”

more

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