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Panthers Sign Cullimore

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Sports Network via KETV,

The Florida Panthers signed defenseman Jassen Cullimore on a one year deal Friday and assigned him to their AHL affiliate in Rochester on a two week conditioning stint.

The 34-year-old Cullimore has played in 643 career games with Vancouver (1994-97), Montreal (1997-98), Tampa Bay (1998-2004) and Chicago (2005-06), registering 21 goals and 59 assists.

Last season, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound defenseman played in 65 games with the Blackhawks scoring one goal with six assists.

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  Tags: florida+panthers, jassen+cullimore

Leopold Out Two Months

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Colorado Avalanche,

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that defenseman Jordan Leopold will require wrist surgery following an injury suffered in the third period of Colorado’s 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night at Rexall Place.

Leopold will be sidelined for approximately two months.

 

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Leafs Hysteria

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

...But what happens if you dispense with all the hysteria and hype surrounding both stories and apply the realities of today’s NHL — with its salary cap and entry-draft regulations — to Sundin and Tavares?

Are there any practical applications to be found that might actually advance the Leafs’ cause, now or in the near future? Or is it really all pie-in-the-sky?

For starters, consider the Sundin story, which gathered momentum after Toronto radio host (and former Leaf assistant general manager Bill Watters) suggested that the time was right to trade the team’s all-time scoring leader.

read on and other NHL bits too…

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Current Events

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Draper extends. Grigorenko’s on the verge of deportation.  Markov may beat him home by a few days. Hasek’s hip is “irritating” him.  Verizon Fios continues to suck and suck hard. Halloween’s around the corner, but apparently we can’t call it Halloween anymore. 

All those things are making my brain fuzzy today.  Thankfully, with the exception of HALLOWEEN, A2Y readers have been eloquently chiming in.  If you’ve missed their comments (and those from other blogs), I’ll be your huckleberry and give them the prominence they deserve. 

Ready?  Nifty

Continue Reading »

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Another GM Candidate For The Leafs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Morrison at CBC,

...But what about Jimmy Rutherford?

OK, he has a job as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, who won the Stanley Cup a couple of seasons ago. But in the world of high finance anything is possible. Money talks and the Leafs have plenty of it.

Rutherford would be a perfect fit in Toronto. He played in Toronto and understands how dreadful the teams have been and how horrible the drought has become.

read on

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  Tags: jimmy+rutherford

RBK Jerseys Here to Stay

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Stephen Harris at the Boston Herald was the originator of some controversy yesterday when he noted:

According to sources in the B’s dressing room, Reebok has been unable to correct problems with the new jerseys introduced this season across the NHL and will replace them at the company’s expense with new uniforms made of the old materials.

This morning, Harris reports differently:

NHL senior vice president for communications Bernadette Mansur called about what she said were inaccuracies in a note here yesterday about the troublesome new Reebok jerseys.

Mansur said there will not be an across-the-board, leaguewide replacement of the shirts, which many players say tend to hold sweat inside, leading to drenched gloves. She said there are many players who have no problem with the new apparel, while those who want the replacements will get them.

Further, she said, the new shirts will not be made from the same material as in years past. They will have a new-performance fabric on their front half, with the back unchanged.

 

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  Tags: jerseys, rbk

“Iggy’s” Fast Start

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Calgary Sun,

...Heading into tonight’s contest against the Colorado Avalanche with six goals and 16 points in 10 games—his best career start to a season—Iginla is the toast of the town.

“You’re trying to improve at the start of the year, knowing from you heckling me that it’s not always happened,” he said yesterday with a laugh. “So you try to improve and do things differently.”

It’s something of a misnomer that Iginla is known as a slow starter. He’s collected at least seven points to start each of the last seven seasons, and reached double digits four times in that spell.

read on

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  Tags: calgary+flames, jarome+iginla

NHL Network & DIRECTV

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

On channel 215 this morning…

Buffalo Sabres @ Florida Panthers on October 26, 2007 available as part of the NHL Sneak Peek.

NHL Network HD coming soon to DIRECTV.

The same message on the sub 215 channel but replace HD with SD.

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  Tags: nhl+network

Report- Danny Markov Signs In Russia

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

You see, I have sources too… Danny Markov has signed a two year agreement with Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Superleague.

The email from the source is much appreciated.

added 9:34am, Reported salary is $1.8 million after Russian tax.  More on this as it develops.

update 12:16pm, from the CP via TSN,

Veteran defenceman Danny Markov has signed a two-year deal with Moscow Dynamo, his agent Jay Grossman confirmed Friday.

Grossman would not say but it’s believed the deal is worth around US$4 million. The contract has an out-clause that lets him return to the NHL next summer.

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  Tags: danny+markov, russia

Draper: Locked Up

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Various sources reported it last night. Kris Draper and the Wings have worked out an extension that will keep him in Hocke…errrr, Detroit. 

Draper, 36, is in the final year of a contract that pays him $2.128 million this season. He will earn $1.85 million next season, $1.65 million in 2009-10 and $1.25 million in 2010-11. He was offered a one-, two- or three-year deal and opted for the security of a longer term. The deal might be announced today.

TSN also has it.

Draper is still one of the top 5 defensive forwards in the game, top 3 faceoff men, and now one of the top five bargains in the NHL.

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