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Stars Of The Week

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Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vincent Lecavalier, Phoenix Coyotes forward Steven Reinprecht and San Jose Sharks forward Jeremy Roenick have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending November 11.

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  Tags: jeremy+roenick, steven+reinprecht, vincent+lecavalier

Floundering Flames

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from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,

As much as the lazy Sunday away from the horror house known as the Saddledome was a chance for the beleaguered players to clear their minds, rest assured there was plenty of introspection going on.

Certainly, there are plenty of reasons for the Flames, with their under-achieving 6-8-3 record, to consider.

They’ve frittered away a home-heavy schedule that had 11 of those 17 games at the ‘Dome, in which they’ve won only four times. They’ve frittered away half of an eight-game intra-division run.

They’re floundering like Brittany Spears’ career.

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  Tags: calgary+flames

Into The Hall Tonight

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Numerous stories on all of the HHOF inductees are on the web today.

I will point to a few and as always, feel free to link to a story in the comments that you feel would be of interest to KK readers

The Hockey Hall of Fame has the complete story on all of the inductees.

NHL.com has more, plus a look at the recent classes of the past…

The New York Times has a look at Mark Messier.

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  Tags: hhof, hockey+hall+of+fame

The Commish On The Air

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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.

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  Tags: gary+bettman, media, xm+radio

Hockey Bloggers Remember

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from Joe Pelletier’s Greatest Hockey Legends,

Meanwhile, last week I issued a Greatest Hockey Legends.com Challenge around the blogosphere. In an attempt to spread hockey history around the blogs, I challenged hockey bloggers to post memories of their favorite retired NHLers…

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Hawks Telecast A Success

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from the Chicago Tribune,

Comcast SportsNet analyst Ed Olczyk repeatedly called the game “a three-hour commercial.” From the top, with the crowd cheering during the singing of the national anthem, the Hawks could showcase the scene inside the United Center.

The vibe was completely different from a CSN telecast of a Hawks road game. A home game telecast carries a much higher energy level, especially one against their biggest rival.

The CSN crew definitely was pumped up. Play-by-play man Dan Kelly kept setting up Olczyk. The former Hawk was in top form, not only with his analysis but in capturing the significance of the evening.

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  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, media

The Fans Ask The Questions

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from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

It goes back to the year Wayne Gretzky went into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He suggested they add an event where the players could connect with the fans.

Thus the ‘Fan Forum’ was born. And, to me, it’s become the best part of the entire induction weekend.

It’s not a media event. Only one or two members of the media attend and there’s no special seating or access for them. But to me it beats the beejeebers out of the Legends game which follows over at Air Canada Centre, where the new Hall of Famers are presented with their blazers and play a couple of periods of oldtimers hockey.

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Richards Has Signs Of Leadership

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from PhillyBurbs,

Of course it’s way too early to start drawing comparisons and it wouldn’t be fair.

But this is how it started nearly 40 years ago when a gap-toothed kid from a small town in Canada got a bunch of grizzled vets to follow his lead.

Namely, play each game as if it were going to be his last.

Only time will tell if Mike Richards someday is mentioned in the same sentence with Flyers legend Bobby Clarke.

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  Tags: mike+richards, philadelphia+flyers

Keep Your Head Up Sean

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from the Toronto Sun,

Citing Avery’s pre-game tomfoolery Saturday night as yet another example of why the instigator rule should be scuttled, Belak warns that the New York Rangers agitator is going to pay the price for his antics.

“He’s pissing guys off,” Belak said yesterday. “He’ll bring harm to himself and not too many guys around the league are going to be sad to see it.

“If he keeps this up, someone is going to kill him. One day he’s going to say something the wrong way and he’ll be clubbed.

“And I’m not saying it will be by me, either.”

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  Tags: new+york+rangers, sean+avery, toronto+maple+leafs, wade+belak

I Did Not Know That

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from John McGourty of NHL.com,

10 things you may not know about the Hockey Hall of Fame:

-  Forty-five percent of the material collected by the Hockey Hall of Fame is on display; the other 55 percent is rotated from storage to public display.

- The Hockey Hall of Fame tops all sports Halls in annual attendance, over 300,000 every year.

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