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Mike Fisher Nursing Sore Groin

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Ottawa Sun,

Fisher injured his groin in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final May 30 against the Anaheim Ducks and thought a summer of rest would take care of the problem. It hasn’t.

“It was giving me problems all summer. I thought it would go away and it didn’t,” said the 27-year-old, who is entering his eighth NHL season and is coming off a 22-goal, 48-point season.

“I think we’ve got it sorted out the last few weeks. There’s nothing torn, but there’s a chance I could miss part of camp. I might have to skate on my own for a bit. I can’t get in there full bore just yet.”

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Rob Ramage Could Face Jail Time

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

A popular figure, McCreary had headed the NHL Alumni Association and his funeral widely was attended by well-known hockey names, including former Maple Leafs coach Pat Quinn.

On that day in December 2003, police allege that Ramage was driving a rented Chrysler Intrepid that apparently crossed the lanes of the roadway and collided almost head on with an SUV travelling in the opposite direction.

Magnuson, in the passenger’s seat, didn’t survive the crash. He would have turned 60 this year.

Ramage, 48, the apparent driver, stands charged of impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death.

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The Stickhandling ‘Skinny’

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

from the Windsor Star,

In an era of increased specialization, hockey teams employ strength coaches, special teams coaches, goaltending coaches, psychologists and video coaches.

And the Montreal Canadiens have taken the trend one step further by exposing their players to a stickhandling coach.

“You look at the great players and they were all great stickhandlers,” said Sean Skinner, who goes on to recite a litany of greats starting with Maurice Richard and Gordie Howe and continuing through Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux to contemporary stars like Joe Sakic, Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby.

continued

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“Big” Day For Scotty.  Bad Day For Grigorenko.

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Driving home yesterday I came to a startling conclusion.  When I put my mind to it, and the conditions are perfect, I sound exactly like Ozzy in “Crazy Train.”  Not every time, oh no.  But I figured I’ve heard that song close to 700 times over the “history of my life” (Rocky II was on Versus!!!! last night) and I’ll bet yesterday and a late night in Hong Kong in ‘94 were the only times I really nailed it.

Oh, and Scott Bowman’s happy with the Wings.  Unless…

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  Tags: bowman, deep+diggers, fellow+bloggers, grigorenko, prospects

Previewing The Division That Gary Built:  Third Man In and The Hawks

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Dave at Gorilla Crouch is an ambitious dude.  About a month ago he started sending out emails that sounded all official, suggesting Central Division bloggers join forces for one big, fat look at the Division Gary Gave Us.  He laid out a schedule, wrote us some promotional verbiage and set the stage for a three-week bonanza.

Today, Chris at Third Man In starts us off with a look at the team that Wirtz Tried To Destroy.  Things are looking up in Chicago.  And why wouldn’t they with The Enigma on board?

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  Tags: babcock, bettman, central, enigma, fellow+bloggers

We Remember

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pop Jocks,

Garnet “Ace” Bailey was a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Boston Bruins in 1968 and 1970. He ended his hockey career mentoring a young star with the Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association named Wayne Gretzky. It was on September 11th, 2001 that the National Hockey League lost a loyal servant.

Mark Bavis was a scout with the Los Angeles Kings working under Ace Bailey in the organization. Both Bavis and Bailey were traveling from Boston to Los Angeles for training camp when Flight 275 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

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Ducks Think Title Defense

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the LA Times,

“It was obviously a tremendous accomplishment,” defenseman Chris Pronger said of the Ducks’ first Cup title. “At that point, you feel it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event. But now you’ve got to push yourselves even harder now.

“You’ve got an even bigger target on your back. Everybody’s going to be shooting for you, being the Stanley Cup champions.”

There is one goal left—one that only two teams have achieved in the last 20 years.

Repeating.

read on (reg. req.)

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Roberto Luongo Knows Pressure

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From TSN via CTV,

Last season was all that anyone would have expected of Roberto Luongo, who carried his team to a division title and was runner-up for the Vezina and Hart Trophies in the process.

But his biggest accomplishment was the hope that he gave the franchise. So what does Luongo do for an encore?

“There’s always room for improvement,” he told reporters on Monday. “The more experience you get, the better you become. The harder you work in practice and better your game in aspects you know you can be better at, that’s how you improve yourself.”

more…

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Khan(!) Feeling The Pressure:  Reports Hank, Hasek Arrive In Hockeytown

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I guess it goes without saying that Ansar Khan(!) saw the writing on the blog wall.  Just minutes after I’d named Bruce MacLeod as this year’s deep digger captain (a move I reversed moments later after heavy pressure from outraged A2Y readers), the MLive Wing beat writer put down the red wine long enough to grace us with a few lines of prose.

Henrik Zetterberg is healthy and Dominik Hasek is hungry. The two arrived from Europe over the weekend and joined most of their teammates for an informal practice Monday at Joe Louis Arena in preparation for the start of training camp on Friday. Zetterberg skated with the team, Hasek took the ice after most of them were done.

 

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Dowd Accepts Tryout With Flyers

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tom Gulitti at Fire & Ice,

Brick native Jim Dowd won’t be back with the Devils this season. Instead, the 38-year-old center has accepted an invitation to attend training camp with the Philadelphia Flyers. A source said that though the Flyers did not sign Dowd, an unrestricted free agent, because they don’t have salary cap room, they have promised him an opportunity to make the team as their fourth-line center.

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