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Bruins Control Their Playoff Destiny

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Boston Herald,

“The bottom line is if we want to be in the playoffs, it’s ours to lose,” said coach Claude Julien. “We’re in right now; it’s ours to lose.”

Assuming that 90 points would earn the final playoff spot, the Bruins would need seven more in their final eight games.

That’s hardly an insurmountable task. But for a team that has scored only 14 goals in the last 10 games, even three or four more wins could be hard to come by - especially with all the remaining games vs. teams still fighting for a playoff berth or an improved seed

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Pronger Hopes To Come Back In Better Shape

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the LA Times,

Pronger has been a regular participant in the workouts and morning skates to stay sharp until his suspension ends April 6 in the regular-season finale against Phoenix.

“Nobody’s perfect out there,” Pronger said Friday. “We all have to work on our weak points out there and make sure we continue to improve. I can use this time to make sure I’m staying as close to the top of my game as I can and also work on the things that are lacking.

“Hopefully I’ll be able to come back from this and be in better shape than I was when I left.”

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Ovechkin Hits 60

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Alexander Ovechkin scored his 60th goal of the season at the 11:30 mark of the 3rd period tonight.

It looks as if KK member blueleafss is the unofficial winner of the Ovechkin jersey.  He predicted AO would score his 60th goal at the 13:53 mark in the 3rd period.

I will re-check all the entries and post the official winner on Monday.

added 10:43pm, Watch Ovechkin’s 60th goal…

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  Tags: alexander+ovechkin

Report- Rangers vs. Islanders On Jan. 1st

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Newsday,

Citing “as good a source as I can tell you,” MSG Network’s Al Trautwig reported on MSG’s “Hockey Night Live” Friday that the Rangers and Islanders will indeed play an outdoor game at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 1.

added 9:25pm, from the NY Daily News,

Newsday briefly posted a note saying that Al Trautwig called Rangers-Islanders at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 1 “a done deal.”

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly was as shocked by anyone by that news. In an e-mail he just told me: “At this point, we’re not even close to concluding arrangements on a game at Yankee Stadium. But it’s something we continue to be interested in.”

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My question is this… Why remove the story?  Just put up an updated post, story, etc.  You have been caught with your mistake, just come out and admit it!

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Homer, Filppula, Mac Slated For Friday Return

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Little Gary and Verizon have exactly one week to get their act together and have the NHL Network piped into my house.  I really don’t care about the other subscribers, just my house.  The Wings host the Bitter Blues next Friday with a lineup that could very well feature a return of one Darren McCarty, as well as the rest of our injured corps of forwards.

St. James

Kris Draper (groin) skated Friday and feels good, Holland said, adding that Draper will decide after tomorrow’s morning skate whether he’ll play that night. Tomas Holmstrom (groin) also skated Friday, feels good, and “is getting closer to where we can expect him back soon,” Holland said.

Valtteri Filppula, whom Holland said is bothered by both a tender groin and sore knee, won’t play before Friday. Darren McCarty (ribs) is also expected to be cleared to play by next weekend.

Dan Cleary, given the option of trying to play tomorrow with his jaw still chock full of bionic stuff, has decided to wait until the wires are removed.  So it’s looking like early next week for him.  In any event, next Friday we may get a glimpse (minus Stuart) at the lineup the Wings will ice for the first round.

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Predators About Where They Should Be

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Chilling Out at the Tennessean,

But before anyone burns down the arena, runs the coaching staff out of town or demands a new general manager, it would be wise to remember the big picture. After what went on last summer, this team is probably exactly where it should be: a borderline playoff team, still alive with a couple weeks remaining.

Seriously, how many teams could survive the departure of Peter Forsberg, Paul Kariya, Kimmo Timonen, Scott Hartnell and Tomas Vokoun, and still remain in contention for the poststeason well into March? The Predators didn’t have much of a choice when it came to losing those players, either, not with the budget slashing that went on during the former ownership.

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Report: Sabres Lose Tim Connolly for Season

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From TSN,

In an interview with Buffalo radio station WGR, Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier confirmed that Connolly will have season-ending surgery on his hip.

Injuries have proven to be a continuing theme during Connolly’s six-year NHL career. The native of Syracuse, New York missed almost the entire 2006-07 season due to concussion and in the past has missed time due to knee, groin and upper body injuries.

The surgery will be performed Monday by hip specialist Dr. Marc Philippon - the same doctor who recently operated on Islanders’ goalie Rick DiPietro.

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Who Is The Anonymous Coach

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Working the Corners,

But both Wilsons were unhappy about an anonymous quote that appeared in TSN commentator Darren Dreger’s blog on the Canadian sports network’s web site. That unnamed coach labeled Mitchell “a player who preys on the vulnerable” in Dreger’s blog on the TSN web site.

“I wonder if he thinks it’s Torrey Mitchell or the Mitchell that plays in Vancouver,” Ron Wilson said. “Torrey’s penalties have been a hook, a trip — what can you say?”

The Sharks coach clearly had a problem with one of his colleagues hiding behind an anonymity.

“I could make a good guess and I bet I’m right, but I’m not even going to go there as to who said that,” he added, before quickly eliminating Minnesota’s coach as a suspect.

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Bye, Bye Bubba

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Six straight losses at the SoGay, a goaltending tandem that has Barry Trotz climbing a bell tower, a rag-tag collection of goons who haven’t learned the difference between agitating and taking idiotic penalties, and a crowd that can’t come up with anything better than, “Chelios is a sissy.”  Are you kidding me?  That’s the best you’ve got? 

That, my friends, is the team we want in the first round.  Unfortunately, it’s not gonna happen.

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Numminen Skating- Still Not Getting Paid

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sabres Edge,

Teppo Numminen returned to the ice and skated for about 90 minutes this morning in HSBC Arena. There’s no way to tell yet if he’s going to be able to play at all this season—I’d say chances of that are slim at best—but Numminen feels he should be getting paid now that he’s been medically cleared to practice. The Sabres, of course, put him on the suspended list in September and Numminen has a grievance going on his behalf through the NHLPA.

“I’m disappointed. It was a surprise for me,” Numminen said today, speaking in depth on the Sabres’ actions for the first time since his surgery

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