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Ice Issue In San Jose

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Working the Corners,

Many players and some fans believe that the ice conditions would improve if the Sharks were willing to turn the thermostat down. Management is concerned about the complaints from other fans that it was too cold inside and they were no longer comfortable.

I talked with Rich Sotello, the vice-president for building operations, about that. Here’s what he had to say.

“We like to run a constant temperature because guests that come into the building are used to a certain thing and obviously the president (Greg Jamison) is very much in tune with what fans want,” Sotello said.

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Havlat A Game Time Decision

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Icing at the Chicago Tribune,

The Blackhawks left the ice a little while ago following their morning skate in preparation for tonight’s game against the Detroit Red Wings.

There may be a surprise return of injured star Martin Havlat. The winger, who has missed the last six games with a groin injury, said his groin is “getting better. We’ll see how it feels tonight and we’ll go from there. We’ll probably make a game-time decision.”

“I just want to be back playing hockey again,” Havlat added. “That’s my goal right now and help the team. It felt pretty good yesterday and today, I just didn’t get a real test during a practice but we’ll see how it goes.”

more on Chicago…

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  Tags: martin+havlat

Sunday Odds and Ends

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

More Sundin talk.  A must-win for the Wings?  Street hockey in DC and mind games from Uncle Mike.  These stories and more right here on A2Y: Fair and Balanced.

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Selling Or Buying

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Spector not only points out all of the trade talk that is starting to heat up, but lets us know if it can or cannot be a feasible move.

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Who May Be Available

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Chuck Gormley at the Courier-Post Online,

With the NHL trade deadline less than two months away, some high-profile players already are being mentioned in trade rumors as teams try to trade heavy contracts for prospects.

Two of the most intriguing names are Mats Sundin and Jaromir Jagr. Some believe Jagr would rather retire than leave New York and it’s unlikely the Rangers will move the struggling, but still dangerous, right wing.

But if the Leafs continue to struggle, Sundin could be placed on the blocks, if only as a three-month rental. The problem in Toronto is that John Ferguson, Jr., could be on the way out and trading Sundin almost certainly would hasten that decision.

Others scheduled to become UFAs after this season are forwards Daymond Langkow, Mike Comrie, Sean Avery, Krisitan Huselius, Ryan Malone, Markus Naslund, Mark Recchi and Michael Ryder and defensemen Wade Belak, Dan Boyle, Brian Campbell, and Wade Redden.

more NHL talk…

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Not Worth It

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Star Tribune,

Don’t expect any monumental Wild trades by the Feb. 26 deadline, especially if it means mortgaging any piece of the future just for the prayer of acquiring a player who could help Minnesota win a playoff round or two.

“None, guaranteed,” Wild General Manager Doug Risebrough said. “I think the perfect example of why I won’t do anything like that happened last year.”

Risebrough is referring to the New York Islanders trading for Ryan Smyth, the Atlanta Thrashers for Keith Tkachuk and the Nashville Predators for Peter Forsberg.

Net worth? Two playoff wins ... total.

more (reg. may be req.)

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Just The Facts

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Has anyone noticed the Western Conference is 46-25-4 (W-L-OTL) against the Eastern Conference?

7 of the top 10 point leaders are from the East and 7 of the top goaltenders in GAA are from the West.

9 out of the 12 +/- leaders are from Ottawa and Detroit.

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Don’t Blame Regier

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,

Sources across the gabby NHL contend that Regier isn’t the primary reason the Sabres have lost so many players in recent years. Add up all the talk behind the scenes, and you see a pattern that suggests his own bosses are his biggest obstruction. Basically, he’s made the right call on players, only to have his decisions vetoed.

Understandably, Regier wouldn’t touch the subject with surgical gloves when reached last week. There was a sense he had become so accustomed to accepting blame that he didn’t know how to react when it was directed toward owner Tom Golisano, managing partner Larry Quinn and, to a much lesser degree, chief bean counter Dan DiPofi.

“I’m the general manager,” Regier said. “It’s my job. You can put it all on me. It’s OK.”

read on

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HD From Canada

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Those of us with a HDTV may be interested in this…

via AVSForum,

Of interest to DTV viewers in Canadian border areas (Detroit, Seattle, Buffalo, etc.), here is recent info from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) regarding their future plans for OTA (over the air) Digital TV.

My question: When will (CBC Affilate) CBET begin Digital TV over-the-air in Windsor (ONT)?

CBC Answer: We appreciate your interest in CBC Television. CBC is currently broadcasting in over the air high definition in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Beyond that, no further decisions have been made regarding further expansion as yet, since funding for such projects is not currently in place.

read on and I still don’t understand why CI doesn’t or can’t pick-up the HD feed of HNIC or TSN NHL games.

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Needed:  More Offense

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

“Whatever rules you put in, you can’t unteach coaches what they’ve learned (to stop guys from scoring),” said Shanahan, who, like most people, feels many coaches are so under the gun to win, they preach defence, defence, defence.

He can see where they’re coming from; that’s the most effective way to win games, but how exciting is it?

“I had a coach tell me at the summit (session in Toronto), every coach should have a guaranteed, minimum four-year contract so they’d coach the way the fans want them to coach. Right now, they’re all in survival mode. It (the coach’s idea) didn’t make it out of the meeting in our top 10 list (of things to do). It was 11, though,” joked Shanahan,...

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