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Ovechkin Injury Doesn’t Appear Serious

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from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

Alex Ovechkin managed to sneak out through a back door at Ketter Capitals Iceplex this afternoon after receiving treatment on what is believed to be a left arm or shoulder injury, and thus avoided a handful of reporters who were camped outside of the Arlington practice facility.

But Slava Malamud of Moscow-based Sport-Express told me he caught up with Ovechkin on the phone. According to Malamud, Ovechkin declined to divulge the precise location or nature of his injury but said that “tests” taken came back negative and that the injury is not believed to be serious. Malamud also said that Ovechkin does not expect to play Wednesday in New Jersey.


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Re-signing Carey Price

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Guy Carbonneau of CBC answers some email questions,

The Bruins re-signed [Milan] Lucic to a three-year extension and avoided free agency. Should YOUR Montreal Canadiens do the same with [Carey] Price now?

I thought it was a good move on the part of the Bruins to re-sign Lucic before he had a chance to become a restricted free agent next year. With the new economics in the NHL I can see more teams go after young players in their prime that would only cost draft picks in a restricted free agency system. So I am sure that the Canadiens are looking at Carey Price very closely to make sure he can keep improving and become the goalie they expect. If that happens, then they will probably try to sign him to an extension also.

more Q & A…

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  Tags: carey+price

All The Injuries

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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail writing about all the injuries in the NHL,

...maybe the league’s power brokers need to take a long hard look at where the NHL is at, some four years and change after the lockout ended - and see if there hasn’t been a law of unintended consequences unfolding in front of their very eyes, as a result of all the rule changes they made to bring speed back in the game.

more and Patrick Hoffman of the Goal Line Report at KK took a look at this topic today too…

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NHL Using The Power Of Twitter

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from Jennifer Van Grove of Mashable,

Earlier this morning, the NHL had a brilliant idea to tap NHL fans on TwitterTin order to crowdsource Twitter Lists of NHL fans by their favorite teams. They tweeted, “Hey guys–we want to create lists of #NHL fans by team! Please Tweet @NHL your favorite team or teams w/ the hashtag #myfavoriteNHLteam.”

That tweet proved to be more successful in mobilizing fans than originally anticipated, with tweets flooding in from fans affiliating themselves with their favorite teams. The collection is currently being pulled together…


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  Tags: twitter

Glue Or Stitches?

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from Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

The Thrashers forward had been hit with a stick during an early season game against Ottawa, opening a gash in his left eyebrow.

Armstrong had one question for the team’s trainer.

“Can you glue it?” he asked.

In some cases, glue can be used to close cuts that once would have required stitches. Depending on the location and depth of the cut, hockey players are often opting for a more elementary form of treatment.

“I didn’t want to have stitches because I really don’t like needles that much,” Armstrong said. “I saved myself a bunch of pain and anxiety.”

read on

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Stars Of The Month

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NEW YORK (November 2, 2009) —Colorado Avalanche goaltender Craig Anderson, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin and Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov have been named the NHL ‘Three Stars’ for October.

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Booth Still Experiencing Concussion Symptoms

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via Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel,

Update on David Booth: He’s coming along slowly and is expected to be at Incredible Ice tommorrow, but still has some post-concussion symptoms.

“It’s going to be baby steps here as we go forward,” Pete said. “It’s too early to really be testing him on anything. With any kind of concussion like that, the first thing to do is to get rid of all the symptoms. Once he’s symptom free you can start trying some different things and we’re not to that stage yet.”

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  Tags: david+booth

Elias Practices, May Play On The Weekend

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from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Elias said “nobody has said a word” to him about when he might play.

“If you ask me, I haven’t practiced, I haven’t played a game in five months,” he said. “I don’t think two practices will do. I think there’s more danger to it than the positive side. Today was practice and the guys knew it was my first time, so they backed off me a little bit and gave me time. Nobody’s going to do that in a game. You don’t want to get caught out there with your head down looking for the pucks all the time and give the other team the opportunity to get you.”

Elias sounded optimistic, however, about playing in one of the games this weekeend—Friday against the Islanders at home and Saturday in Ottawa.

“There’s back-to-back games, so one game would be great to jump in and just to get my feet wet a little bit,” he said. “Then, we have three more practices after that. That would be a perfect scenario, but, like I said, nobody has said a word. We haven’t talked about it. For me, it was good to get out there and not really feel much with the leg.”


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  Tags: patrik+elias

Stars Of The Week

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NEW YORK (November 2, 2009)—Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle, Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne and San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov have been named the NHL ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Nov. 1.

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KK- We Continue Our Growth

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We normally start off slow during October, November and December, then traffic really increases once the holidays are over in early January.

As you can see, we have had a huge increase in numbers over last year at this time and hopefully the trend will continue.

Thanks to everyone who visits KK on a regular basis and also for those of you who have visited KK since our infancy.

October 09


October 08


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