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Flyers Trade Eager To Chicago For Vandermeer

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenseman Jim Vandermeer from the Chicago Blackhawks.

On the Flyers homepage, no details yet.

added 10:47pm, via the Chicago Blackhawks,

Blackhawks General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have obtained left wing Ben Eager from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Jim Vandermeer.  “We wanted a high energy player for our fourth line and Ben Eager is that kind of player,” Tallon said.  “He is just 23 years old, he can skate and heis a very gritty player.”

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  Tags: ben+eager, jim+vandermeer

Who Said What

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Rick Westhead of the Toronto Star,

The Vancouver Canucks’ general manager has put another twist to the Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore debacle, suggesting in court documents released today that Moore was not specifically targeted for revenge by then-Canucks coach Marc Crawford.

In an Aug. 23 depostion, Vancouver Canucks general manger Dave Nonis told lawyers: “I have heard that Crawford pointed to a number of players and said that they must—‘... they got to pay the price tonight.’

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  Tags: todd+bertuzzi

Captains Holland & Pleau

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from the Binghamton Senators,

The American Hockey League announced today that AHL alumni and Binghamton Hockey Hall of Famers Ken Holland and Larry Pleau will serve as honorary captains at the 2008 AHL All-Star Classic, to be held January 27-28 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, N.Y.

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BIG IIHF/NHL Meeting Next Month

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from Pierre :LeBrun of the CP via Yahoo,

The current IIHF-NHL deal was a four-year agreement that began last season, but gave both sides the option to re-open it before Jan. 1, 2008.

Since they have, a crucial meeting will be held on Jan. 16 in New York between the NHL, IIHF and the European federations. And if they can’t agree to a new agreement?

“It wouldn’t be a good situation for hockey,” IIHF president Rene Fasel was quoted on his federation’s website. “The transfers to and from the NHL would not be regulated. This means that the NHL could offer contracts to European players basically all year and try to lure them in January or February which with the agreement is not possible. The European club would not be compensated.

“It could potentially create a transfer chaos where nobody would be a winner, with the exception of maybe agents and lawyers.”

more

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See The World - Be A Scout

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from Mike Smith at the Hockey News,

Imagine you’re eight years old and are told: “Someday you will be a hockey scout. Your job will be to watch hockey games and you will be paid to do it.” You have a difficult time grasping this, but you hope it will be true.

Fast forward a few decades. You are sitting in a rink, watching another game and realize that you have a really good job. You have traveled the ever-expanding global hockey world. You’ve been to Victoria, Quebec City, Halifax, Prague, Stockholm, Grand Forks, Seattle, Prince Albert and on and on. You keep thinking: “I get paid to do this.”

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Increase The Revenue

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from the Atlanta Business Chronicle,

A new revenue-sharing system helps those teams, with Atlanta receiving about $6 million in each of the first two years of the new collective bargaining agreement.

But fast forward three years later and that hard team cap on salaries is accelerating upwards and teams like Atlanta are not keeping pace at the top end of the team payroll spectrum.

Paul Kelly is the NHLPA’s third executive director in three years and he visited Atlanta on Monday (coincidentally to meet with the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning; teams prefer to meet on the road, he said, where there are fewer distractions).

With the NHL having won its hard salary cap the hard way, Kelly’s job very much is to drive revenues to keep players’ salaries moving up.

read on

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NHL Ratings On The Upswing

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NHL TV Ratings are up!  Thanks to Ted Leonsis, you can view all the numbers…

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Dueling Scoring Machines

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Tampa Bay Lightning vs Atlanta Thrashers—7pm ET

The Lightning’s Vincent Lecavalier, who leads the NHL with 51 points this season, and the Thrashers’ Ilya Kovalchuk, who leads the league with 26 goals, will go head-to-head for the fifth time this season and the 35th time in their careers when the Lightning play the Thrashers tonight in Atlanta.

Lecavalier has scored 39 points (17-22—39) and Kovalchuk 36 (20-16—36) in their 34 previous meetings, with Tampa Bay and Lecavalier winning 18 times, Kovalchuk and Atlanta 14 times, and two games ending in a tie. They’ve met four times already this season with each player winning twice; Lecavalier (3-6—9) has more points but Kovalchuk (5-2—7) has more goals.

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Could Ryder End Up In Florida

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via On Frozen Pond,

Rumors have it that Montreal is shopping Michael Ryder, and I would think the Panthers have an interest with Ville Peltonen out a substantial—six/eight weeks—bit of time with his broken foot. Ryder has scored 30 goals the past two seasons, but is struggling so much this season he’s been a healthy scratch. Ryder has three goals and seven assists this season.

He hasn’t scored a goal since Nov. 16 at Buffalo and hasn’t so much as recorded a point since getting two helpers against Boston on Nov. 17. Change of scenery—and some sunshine—might be what Ryder needs.

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  Tags: michael+ryder

How ‘Bout Them Wings!

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Stan Fischler at the Hockey Journal,

Detroit general manager Ken Holland and his general staff – Jim Devellano, Scotty Bowman, Steve Yzerman – can’t get enough credit. Their head coach, Mike Babcock, is first-rate and their development team – have you noticed Henny Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, et al. – are top of the heap.

And how about the genius move in signing Chris Osgood? At 35, he’s playing as well as he ever did in 14 years of big league goaltending!

many more NHL bits, some of them covered on KK in the past week…

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