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Thrashers Prospect Pavelec Will Report To Chicago Wolves

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

The holdout is over. Thrashers goalie prospect Ondrej Pavelec will report to practice Thursday for the Chicago Wolves, his agent Allan Walsh told Sporting News. Pavelec hasn’t practiced with the team since he was assigned to Chicago by the Thrashers Saturday.

“(Thrashers G.M.) Don (Waddell) has had conversations with Ondrej, I’ve had many conversations with Don over the last three days,” Walsh said Wednesday afternoon. “I think we’ve reached a new understanding about Ondrej’s situation and with that understanding he’ll report to Chicago.”

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Sharks Make The Financial Commitment

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from SanJoseSharks.com,

For the San Jose Sharks ownership group, the 2008-09 NHL season will see the club’s player payroll hit record levels. While team revenues may have trouble keeping up with the expenses, the Sharks owners are more than happy to provide the bankroll to keep a group together that has the potential to reward them with a Stanley Cup championship.

“Hockey is not a business for those looking to make a lot of money,” said Sharks President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Jamison. “Our ownership group is committed to seeing a Stanley Cup parade in San Jose.”

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The Right Attitude

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ted Leonsis of Ted’s Take,

The last time we were picked this highly and with this much expectation, we didn’t even qualify for the playoffs.

So I think I liked it better when we were underdogs. Now we have the weight of expectations on our shoulders. I am hoping our shoulders are broad enough to carry these heightened expectations. There are so many great teams in the NHL. I would hate to give any team bulletin board fodder as motivation. We must remain hungry and very humble.

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  Tags: ted+leonsis

Thrashers 3rd Jersey

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

imageFrom the Atlanta Thrashers—

The Thrashers unveiled their new alternate uniforms during the 2008 Face Off Event on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Philips Arena. The annual event, which is open to season ticket-holders, is a celebration of the start of the Thrashers 2008-09 Regular Season, which begins on Friday, Oct. 10, at Philips Arena when they host the Washington Capitals at 7:30 p.m.

The new alternate uniforms, which will debut on Nov. 14 when the Thrashers host the Carolina Hurricanes, will be worn 14 times throughout the season, including the team’s 10 subsequent home games against Southeast Division opponents and the team’s four remaining Sunday games at Philips Arena.

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*photo of Ilya Kovalchuk from the Atlanta Thrashers

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  Tags: ilya+kovalchuk, jerseys

Evening Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

“I want to win the Stanley Cup; that’s why we play hockey in the NHL.  I’m always that way. I want to do everything for the victory.”

Alex Ovechkin - via USA Today with more on AO and his role with the Washington Capitals

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Blackhawks Snag a Freebie Draft Pick

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Release from the Chicago Blackhawks:

The Chicago Blackhawks have claimed defenseman Doug Janik on waivers from the Dallas Stars and have traded him back to the Stars in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

 

 

 

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Sharks Assign Veteran McLaren to the Minors

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From TSN:

The San Jose Sharks assigned defenceman Kyle McLaren to their minor-league affiliate in Worcester on Wednesday after no NHL teams claimed the 12-year NHL veteran on waivers.

McLaren, who spent the past 4 1/2 seasons with the Sharks, was waived Tuesday in a move to create salary-cap room. The oft-injured veteran is due to make US$2.5 million this season, but he didn’t fit the Sharks’ plans after the club added defencemen Rob Blake, Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich to a young defensive core including Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Christian Ehrhoff and Doug Murray.

“Kyle is an NHL player,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. “He has the ability to play for many more years in this league, and it just didn’t work out with us for whatever reason.”

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  Tags: kyle+mclaren, waivers

Sarah Palin Drops The Puck

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Philadelphia Flyers,

(Philadelphia, PA – October 8, 2008) Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the nation’s most popular hockey mom, will join the winner of the Philadelphia Flyers regional search for the “Ultimate Hockey Mom” contest and drop the puck at the ceremonial opening face-off as the home team Flyers host the New York Rangers at the Wachovia Center on Saturday, October 11 at 7 p.m.

“Because of the tremendous amount of publicity she has brought to our sport, we invited the most popular hockey mom in North America to our home opener to help us get our season started,” said Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider who founded the Flyers in 1967. “We are very excited she has accepted our offer and we are very proud of the publicity she is generating for hockey moms and the sport of hockey.”

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  Tags: sarah+palin

All Darcy Tucker

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Aaron Lopez of the Rocky Mountain News,

People seem to have a lot of opinions of you, both good and bad. Do you really care what people think?

As a player, you just go out and play the game. As far as fans, I don’t think they know me as a person. They just know me as a hockey player. Whatever I do on the ice or whatever happens on the ice, that’s part of playing the game. It’s my obligation to do the best for my team each and every time I go on the ice. That’s all I really concern myself with.

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  Tags: darcy+tucker

Hockey Knees

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Bill Beacon at the CP via Yahoo! Sports,

Many wonder how much more [Bobby Orr] may have accomplished had his knees held up, or if modern arthroscopic surgery had been available in his day. Back then, when a doctor wanted to know what was wrong with a knee, he had to cut into it to take a look. Now the looking and the surgery are done with a small incision that barely leaves a mark.

“I don’t think there’s any question about that,” he said. “I had scopes later, when they were cleaning it out, and it was a lot easier.”

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The CP article was in part motivated by a recent Canadian Mastercard advertisement that graphically illustrates the damage Orr’s knee has suffered. You can check it out on video below:

 

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  Tags: bobby+orr, injuries

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