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Flyers May Have Another Goaltending Issue

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from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,

The Flyers’ season may hinge on goalie Michael Leighton’s injured left ankle.

  The goalie, a waiver-wire wonder this season, suffered a high ankle sprain early in Tuesday’s 4-3 shoot-out loss to Nashville. He will have an MRI Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury.

  “I just went out to get the puck and it got away from me, and I kind of went back on my leg and felt my leg pop, my ankle,” Leighton said. “It’s just the way I fell backwards. I felt something pop and it didn’t feel good.”

Brian Boucher replaced Leighton and played admirably, allowing one goal the rest of the way and helping the Flyers salvage an important point.

“Once he has settled in, he has played really well,” coach Peter Laviolette said.

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Honoring King Clancy On St. Patrick’s Day

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from Greatest Hockey Legends,

The Leafs were hosting “King Clancy Night.” Clancy was as big a star as Toronto has ever seen. They honored him with the night, the jersey, and a number of stereotypical gifts that would keep any Irish eyes smiling.

Several junior players stepped on to the ice through large potato props. Red Horner emerged from a boxing glove. New York Ranger’s star Bill Cook hid in a shamrock. All the while the Knights of Columbus Minstrel Band played Irish music.

But the highlight of the night was when Clancy was introduced to the sold out arena. There has never been anything quite like it in sports before or since.

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Why Would Anyone Disagree?

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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

The NHL wants to adopt a new head-shots rule before season’s end and is moving to get all stakeholders, from players to coaches to officials, onside.

“It’s a process that has never been done before in the season,” said Colin Campbell, senior vice-president of hockey operations. “But this is so important an issue that if we can possibly avoid just one concussion, we should do this.”

In an effort to fast-track the implementation of the proposed rule, the league is preparing a video-highlights package that it plans to circulate to all 30 teams within the next week or so.

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Blackhawks Appear On Tonight Show With Jay Leno

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Chicago Blackhawks yuck it up with Jay Leno.

I put it below so I would not spoil it for you if you planned to watch it on TV.

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Don’t Bet Against The Wings

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from Craig Simpson of CBC,

The Wings have loads of playoff experience, and are finally getting healthy enough to have their full roster in tact. Their core playoff performers in Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Rafalski, Franzen are all finally healthy and are highly motivated to make up for sub-par seasons.
 
In goal, Howard may be a question mark with his lack of experience, but he has played extremely well and would love to cap off a Calder Trophy nominee regular season with a strong playoff.
 
Most years it’s the Wings that have been the favourites, the team that every other franchise has been gunning for. This year they will play the less-pressured role of spoilers.

With the combination of talent, experience and extra motivation, I don’t think I would bet against them.

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After A 1000 Games

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NEW YORK (March 16, 2010)—At the 1,000-game mark of the 2009-2010 season, the National Hockey League has continued to redefine success in the digital age. Across the NHL.com Web site, broadband video (including live games), social media and electronic commerce, the NHL is experiencing record consumer demand on its digital platforms.

Additionally, in the wake of the 2010 Winter Olympics, where NHL players staged one of the most memorable Olympic hockey tournaments of all time, the NHL has experienced audience increases on television and in arenas.

“The growth the NHL is delivering across multiple platforms is redefining the way the world looks at the league’s business,” said NHL Chief Operating Officer John Collins. “We’ve created a deeper portfolio of big events and direct-to-consumer digital products, both of which have activated hockey fans across North America. Not only are these initiatives delighting fans, but they are creating new value for the League in the partner, broadcaster and advertising marketplaces as we build toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs.”

At the 1,000-game mark the League’s business highlights include:

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Relax Chicago Fans Or Maybe You Shouldn’t

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from Tom Musick of the Northwest Herald,

• Long slumps don’t happen: Every time the Hawks have slumped, they have recovered. Coach Joel Quenneville’s team has built a 44-18-6 record by avoiding long losing streaks. The worst skid was three losses from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5, and the Hawks responded then by winning the next four games and six of the next seven.

• Hawks have been through this before: Remember last year? The Hawks suffered a five-game winless streak from March 13 to March 20, and they limped to a 4-7-2 record from March 5 to March 31. Questions swirled about their toughness and their goaltending, but they came alive in the playoffs to reach the Western Conference Finals.

more including reasons to worry…

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Babcock Talks Hockey At Red Deer College

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from the Red Deer Advacate,

Twenty-two years after being hired on as a rookie hockey coach, Mike Babcock returned to the Red Deer College fold on Tuesday morning.

In front of more than 800 people at the Capri Centre Exhibition Hall, Babcock — recent coach of the gold medal-winning men’s hockey team in the Winter Olympics and current coach of the Detroit Red Wings — was the featured speaker of the seventh annual Red Deer College Kings and Queens Scholarship Breakfast.

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  Tags: mike+babcock, team+canada

Ovechkin On His Suspension

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via the Washington Capitals PR department,

Statement from Alex Ovechkin

“I am very sorry that Brian was injured and I hope he is able to return to his team soon. NHL hockey is a physical game. We all play hard every time we are on the ice and have battles each shift in every game we play so we can do our jobs and win. As players we must accept responsibility for our actions and I am no different but I did not intend to injure Brian and that is why I was disappointed with the NHL’s decision yesterday. Every time I have the honor to play for my team, I will continue to do what I have done since I was taught to play. I will play hard, play with passion and play with respect for my teammates, opponents and fans. I look forward to returning to my team and doing everything I can to be the best player I can be.”

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Afternoon Line

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“I think, as a goalie, you can’t think that you have to win.  You have to think, ‘Just play as good as you can and give your team a chance to win,’ because I can’t really effect how we play as a team or if we score or not. If I get too involved emotionally with how we do as a team, I’ll lose focus on my end, my job.”

-New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.  More on Lundqvist from Scott Burnside of ESPN.

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