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A New Kasparaitis

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from The Maven at MSG Network,

It would be an understatement to tell you that the (still) Rangers defenseman looks fabulous. He told me that he’s dropped something like 20 pounds, looks 10 years younger than the last time he skated for the Blueshirts and is determined to make a comeback.
“They (Rangers) didn’t buy me out,” he chortled. “And I saw Glen (Sather) recently and even he was surprised at how good I looked.”
If Kasper performs in training camp as well as he looks now, I believe that he has a good chance of making the New York varsity, no matter who the competition might be.
I only hope he has a fair chance.

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Credibility Counts

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Palm Beach Post,

A major hurdle facing bloggers who want more access are questions of credibility and accountability. Many sites lack old-school journalism standards regarding fairness and ethics.
“In the independent blog, you are your own boss, so you’re not going to fire yourself,” said Perlmutter, the KU professor. “Technically, bloggers are accountable to no one.”
Nonetheless, when it comes to libel law, bloggers can be held to the standards of traditional media.
“The same rules apply, but it might be that nobody cares about a nut on the Internet,” said attorney Sam Terilli, a former general counsel of The Miami Herald who teaches Media Law and Ethics at the University of Miami.

read on... some NHL blogger talk too.

There is that word again, credibility, which always is at the top of the list when this discussion is brought up.  It is a word that I try to live up to on a daily basis. 
A few bloggers don’t know the meaning of the word, and continue to ignore it.

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Peca Feels He Could Help Buffalo

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Buffalo News,

“I feel like I can help the team in a lot of ways and be a positive influence on the ice and in the community,” Peca said. “With Chris Drury gone, I see myself helping in key defensive situations, key faceoff situations and with leadership.
“I wouldn’t feel I need to be [the captain]. My role and expectations wouldn’t change regardless of that. There’s a lot of good, young, developing leadership on that team.”
Peca said he has some attractive options. The New York Rangers are believed to be in pursuit. Carolina Hurricanes coach Peter Laviolette, who had Peca with the New York Islanders, called frequently before the Hurricanes swung a deal with the Rangers to bring back Matt Cullen.
“I’m still hoping Buffalo will be in the mix,” Peca said. “I hope that the organization sees me as a guy that can come in and help. I’ve been telling people every day out in the community that Buffalo is my first choice if it’s an option.”

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New Owner Will Decide Fate Of Preds

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Daily News Journal,

Without question, it was a feel-good day for the franchise, the local hockey community and the Predators themselves.
Chances are, though, it accomplished little, if anything.
After all, this was not the first time the Predators held a ticket drive. Back in 1997, they needed 12,000 commitments before the franchise was approved by the NHL commissioner and its board of governors. Every day for weeks the count was updated until that number was reached and Middle Tennessee’s place on the professional sports map was secured.
Then what happened? Within three or four years, the number of Predators’ season-ticket holders had dropped by more than one-third.
Let’s face it: Ticket drives (or any sort of drive, for that matter) are effective only to a point. Everyone likes to feel as if they are a part of something, but rarely do such tactics produce any sort of long-lasting results.

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Friday Odds and Ends

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

An amazingly eventful week, considering there’s been no hockey news to speak of.  We kicked off the “Re-design the Wings Logo Because Fire On Ice Appears To Be The Work of a Crossdressing Dive Fan” contest on Monday

That thrilling competition will last through September 14th when training camp opens in Traverse City.  Once the votes are tallied and all 9 A2Y readers have been heard from in choosing the new logo, we’ll present the winner with a gift certificate from Ice Jerseys.  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your artistry.

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David Aebischer Heading To Phoenix?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I am hearing a little rumbling today that David Aebischer will be a signing a 1yr deal with the Phoenix Coyotes.
More information as it becomes available.
I should do these rumor things all the time, drawing millions of hits!!! lol

added 6:03pm, Confirmed through DavidAebischer.com...

added 6:41pm, from the Phoenix Coyotes,

“With the signing of David Aebischer we have taken the next step in creating depth at the goaltending position,” said Maloney.

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Arbitration Season

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From TSN,

Nobody likes it, but it’s something that remains unavoidable for some NHL teams and restricted free agents unable to resolve their contract stalemate.
It’s salary arbitration time again in the NHL and already one third of the 29 players that were originally slated for hearings have settled their cases. Expect more of that as the hearings approach, starting Monday with the first case, Brooks Laich and the Washington Capitals.

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WDFN Tuning Out Leukemia and Lymphoma

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

WDFN has been very good to all of us this year as they gave us exclusive first rights to their weekly interviews with Chris Chelios.  Here’s your chance to return the favor and help out a great cause.  Listen in the next two days as they conduct their 9th annual Radiothon to stop Leukemia and Lymphoma.  Click here to find out more, listen or—even better—donate.

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NHL’s Most Eligible Bachelor

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Philladelphia goes Hollywood, and hockey defenseman Randy Jones is taking it seriously. Well, hopefully, not too seriously.

He’s participated in a feature on Extra! entertainment television as on of America’s Most Eligible Bachelors.

Philadelphia Flyers hunk Randy Jones is looking for love – but he’s acting a little shy.
“I cannot believe I’m doing this!” he exclaimed to “Extra” as we pressed him for his vital stats.
But we got them – and it’s hard to believe. This 26-year-old, 6’2’’ hockey sensation is ripped and knows how to break a sweat. [...]

And, for the ladies – boxers of briefs?

“Boxers, and sometimes none,” he admitted. “Never briefs, my Fruit of the Loom days are over!”

Check out the video.

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The NHL Online Experience

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK, N.Y. / PLAINVIEW, N.Y. (July 19, 2007) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and NeuLion Inc., today announced their partnership to bring a unique online experience to fans worldwide using NeuLion technology at the start of the 2007-08 season.

A new NHL Integrated Video Portal will be available via NHL.com and all of the 30 club sites to deliver high-quality video and other content. Fans will be able to navigate easily between live game content, video features, behind-the-scenes footage and game highlights that are viewable in multiple video windows or full screen.

NeuLion will power this NHL online video offering, which will include the following (pricing has yet to be determined):

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