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Hard Work Is The Key

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Milan Lucic at the Hockey News,

For me personally, things have gone very well so far.

I have been able to make the jump from junior to the NHL and have held my own. The jump wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be, but it still took a lot of work to get here.

I am not saying it has been easy by any means, but a combination of the players around me, the coaching staff and the effort I have put in has made it a smooth transition.

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  Tags: milan+lucic

Paddock Not Happy With Officiating

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from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

But there was another guy Paddock thought had a brutal game, too. A guy in a different jersey. With stripes. Paddock didn’t call him out completely, but he sure did narrow the choices.

“I thought guys like (Christoph) Schubert and (Chris) Neil did a good job again, I thought they were finishing checks,” said Paddock. “I thought Chris Neil got one penalty in the first period probably because it was the third time he tried to hit somebody through the boards. That’s just disgusting by the referee. You’re supposed to hit them through the boards.”

The Senators went through the boards often—right into the box. The Senators were short-handed nine times against the Islanders and killed all but two of the penalties. They were awarded just three power plays of their own and converted one.

Afterward, Paddock claimed he was in “shock of how the game was officiated.” His opinion came on the heels of Steve Yzerman’s comments Saturday about inconsistent work by the men with whistles.

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  Tags: john+paddock

Just Goals

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

A little over six minutes of the top 10 goals of the week.

Enjoy and watch the video…

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KK- Delay Today With Updates

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I felt the twinge in my back early this morning, now suffering terrible back pain, hopefully just a muscle issue.

Will be back when the pain becomes bearable… Sorry for the delay but typing standing up just won’t cut it for me today.

update 11:18am

, Boom, just like that the pain has gone away.  Laying in bed I reached over to answer the phone, and the pain was gone.  I can’t figure it out, but hopefully it is gone.

Thanks everyone for the emails and comments, your concern and suggestions were appreciated.

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Mike Richards Conference Call Transcript

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Today, the NHL and the Philadelphia Flyers made Mike Richards available for a media teleconference. Below is the text of that Q&A session.

Q.  Does it get any better than finalizing a 12-year contract extension and being named an All-Star in the span of two months?
MIKE RICHARDS:  I don’t know, it’s been a pretty big season getting the privilege to play in an All-Star Game, it’s pretty exciting.

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  Tags: asg, media, mike+richards, philadelphia+flyers

Chicago Talking To A Few Teams

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via the Chicago Tribune,

General manager Dale Tallon said Monday he’s still working on a deal to bring in a veteran defenseman.

“I’m hitting the phones here trying to do something,” Tallon said. “Our young guys possibly need a veteran guy to take some minutes away from some of the kids. I’m always looking to find someone who can help and can fit into our big picture too.”

Tallon, who said, “I’m talking to a few different teams,” indicated the Hawks’ eight-game skid that dropped them to 14th in the Western Conference isn’t a factor in making a trade.

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That Time Of Year

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from Puck-rakers,

The Blue Jackets have three pro scouts in Pittsburgh tonight for the Rangers—Penguins game. According to sources in the Steel City, Bob Strumm, the Blue Jackets head of pro scouting, is there with Bryan Stuart and Kjell Larssen.

The easy assumption is that the Blue Jackets are looking at the Rangers, just another night in what has been a long flirtation between the two organizations….

But what about the Penguins? Pittsburgh had two scouts in Nationwide Arena for Saturday’s win over Nashville. Maybe the Blue Jackets and Penguins are having talks and tonight’s opponent is nothing more than a curve ball. Who would the Jackets want?

read on and thanks to Bethany’s Hockey Rants for the pointer…

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Who Are Those Canadiens

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from the New York Times,

They are stars in the Canadiens’ constellation, but at home they are a couple of 20-somethings who live five minutes from each other in Huntington, guys who work out together all summer, visit each other’s families and fade into the neighborhoods.

“I could wear my jersey out and no one will know who I am,” Komisarek said.

People will know who he and Higgins are Tuesday, when they are back home on Long Island for a game against the Islanders. Amid Montreal’s huge road turnout of fans, a good swath of Nassau Coliseum will be full of their fans, family and friends.

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  Tags: christopher+higgins, mike+komisarek

Thrashers Prepare For Wings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Any guess which Wing player the other goalie is?

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One Man For The Job

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

...this is one time when the obvious choice for someone to run the ship is also the right one — Scotty Bowman, who briefly flirted with the Leafs in August, but Monday retreated from remarks he made on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday and reiterated that his commitment is to the Detroit Red Wings, where he is a senior consultant.

Well, okay.

To think that Bowman would jump ship in midseason was a mostly irrational hope anyway. The time to woo him again is this summer, after the current season ends and the business of hockey takes centre stage.

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