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Jack Hillen Takes A Shot To The Mouth

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog,

The Islanders defenseman did what hockey defensemen do, throwing his face in front of an Alex Ovechkin slapshot at close range. The results were about what you’d expect; a pool of blood, a lot of quiet fans and scared players, and a trip to the hospital.

“It’s the game of hockey, but you never want to see a player go down like that,” Jason Chimera said, via FanHouse. “He took the full force of the shot. Difficult to watch.”

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added 12:06pm, Hillen suffered a broken jaw and out for around 2 months.  Video of the play is below…

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Even Gil Knows The Stanley Cup Is For Closers

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By VooX

The Stanley Cup is for Closers.

Normally I read all of your blogs daily to learn what my fellow 19 have to say about the Red Wings.  Not today.  There is nothing I want to read, or say, about yet another steaming turd of a game.

Jobu now has company as this season’s Red Wings mascot.

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Thrashers/Kings Talking

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from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Multiple sources have indicated to The Hockey News the Thrashers have had significant trade talks with the Los Angeles Kings concerning moving Kovalchuk there in recent days. They reportedly presented the Kings with a shopping list of what it would take to get Kovalchuk and it’s believed that while the Kings would be very interested in adding a scorer of Kovalchuk’s ability to their group of young stars, the asking price is currently more than GM Dean Lombardi is willing to surrender.

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  Tags: ilya+kovalchuk

More Problems For Malarchuk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Record-Courier,

Ex-National Hockey League goalie Clint Malarchuk was charged Saturday with driving under the influence in Gardnerville with a blood-alcohol content reportedly three times the legal limit in Nevada.

Malarchuk was stopped just before 10 p.m. Saturday when a deputy on patrol on Toler at Stodick Park observed a pickup truck cross the double-yellow line for about 100 feet before it swerved back. The vehicle crossed the yellow line a second time at Orchard Road.

A driver identified as Malarchuk reportedly denied he’d been drinking and told the officer he hadn’t had a drink in two years.

The driver agreed to a field sobriety test and stumbled as he stepped out of the truck. A preliminary test indicated a breath-alcohol content of .233, according to reports.

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Evening Line

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“Our goaltending is not a concern for our group at all. We’re second in the league in goals against (2.23 before Tuesday) so it’s tough to make an argument our goaltenders haven’t played well.’‘

“There’s nothing I can say that will change people’s minds because they’re going to think what they think.  But if you look objectively at the way our goaltenders have performed, they’ve been dynamite this year.”

-Chicago GM Stan Bowman.  More on the Blackhawks from David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune.

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Likely To Be Traded

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from Darren Dreger of TSN,

The prospect of the Olympic roster freeze at midnight February 12th is expected to spark a trade or two before then; however multiple NHL sources describe the current state of trade discussions as ‘very quiet.’  That said the potential list of players available is growing on a daily basis. Here are the top 10 players expected to be dealt on, or before the March 3rd NHL trade deadline.

1) Ilya Kovalchuk

There is little to no doubt that due to impending unrestricted free agency that Atlanta’s superstar and premier goal-scorer will be traded. However, Thrashers general manager Don Waddell says it’s too early to officially open the bidding.

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LB: I Wanna Beat Your (Desert) Dogs

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By VooX

Fresh off a steaming turd of a game against LA, every Red Wings fan has a right to upset.  And expect changes.  As another religious leader told me, “Change must come from within.”  Cue Uncle Mike:

Khan(!)

Babcock flip-flopped Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi. Cleary will play with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. Bertuzzi will skate with Valtteri Filppula and Drew Miller.

“For us to be successful, your best players got to be your best players,” Babcock said. “They got to generate offense. So we’re doing everything we can to put Pav and Z in a position to be successful. That’s nothing against what Bert was doing. It’s just that (Datsyuk and Zetterberg) aren’t scoring enough, so we’ll move them around and see what happens.”

Preach on, Uncle Mike.

The Stanley Cup is for Closers only.

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Kings Ready To Acquire A Noteworthy Player

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN responds to an email from a fan of the Kings who is worried the team will mortgage the future to trade for a player like Kovalchuk….

Some excellent points here, my friend. It’s along the lines of what Dean Lombardi and I were actually discussing Sunday in one of those conversations where the Kings GM talked about the CBA, building a team, when to go for it, etc. He’s a lot of fun to listen to when he gets into the big-picture stuff. He was careful not to get into anything specific regarding Kovalchuk. But reading between the lines, I think what you are saying is exactly what he’s debating internally: are the Kings ready for this kind of impact move, with no guarantee that Kovalchuk will stay past July 1?

When reached him again Monday night, Lombardi said “yes” when I asked him if he had decided his team was ready for a noteworthy addition ahead of March 3. That doesn’t mean it’ll be Kovalchuk, but it means the Kings believe they are ready to add. He has the cap room and a blessing from ownership.

many more questions and answers from Pierre…

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Hockey Talk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

As many of you know, I am always thinking hockey.

Read my thoughts at NHL.com.

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Boston Coach States Media ‘Twists’ His Words

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from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

Claude Julien is apparently tired of seeing his critical words about members of the Bruins get, in his words, “twisted” by the media, so he told reporters Tuesday he will no longer talk about individual players.

It could be for the time being, or it could be for the rest of the season.

Without referencing specifics, the Bruins coach said his words have been “twisted” and that he’s been criticized by media members for “throwing players under the bus” when he talks critically of them.

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