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Goodbye Grand Rapids: Mac Says He’s Ready

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Darren McCarty’s played, what he hopes, will be his final home game as a Grand Rapids Griffin.  He notched an assist last night in their 5-3 victory, giving him ten points in 13 games.  Now? He says he’s ready to hit Hockeytown.

Grand Rapids Press

“The last few games, things are coming together. Hockey-wise, everything is getting there,” McCarty said. “I think I’m ready to make that next step.”

Kudos (I would say “high marks”, but I’m not Canadian(en), so I’m not allowed) to Michael Zuidema of the GR Press for his coverage of McCarty’s comeback bid, and the Griffs in general.  His articles should be mandatory reading for the Diggers, as he’s done a good job balancing the big story (McCarty) with the daily grind of pumping out daily stories as a beat writer.

McCarty still has two more road games left this weekend before reporting to the Wings on Monday.

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Where’s Bruce

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Working the Corners,

Ron Wilson talked afterward about how his captain must feel as if a weight has been lifted off his shoulder because the trade deadline passed and, despite mutliple rumors to the contrary, Patrick Marleau was still a Shark. Part of Wilson’s remarks were generic on the negative vibe that trade rumors can have on a player. But he also too a specific shot at one writer in particular:

“I’m surprised the one guy who makes the most stuff up isn’t over here. He’s run for cover tonight,” Wilson said. And though he mentioned no one by name, it was a pretty obvious reference to Bruce Garrioch, who was covering the game for the Ottawa Sun and probably in the Senators’ locker room at the time.

more on the Sharks…

 

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Please Sell The Kings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steve Dilbeck of the LA Daily News,

Enough already.

Enough bluster. Enough talk of a different future.

Enough mediocre/simply bad hockey.

It is time for Philip Anschutz to sell the Kings. Time to wave goodbye.

Please.

continued

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Stand-Up To The Ducks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from All Things Avs,

The Ducks are going to do a lot of things tonight that I’m sure will have the wine-and-cheese crowd at the Pepsi Center getting up out of their seats for the rare occasion in protest. Guys like Corey Perry and Chris Pronger are going to cross check Peter Forsberg in the back, or give some kind of shot to Paul Stastny or Milan Hejduk. They will either be penalized by the referees or not, but if not, there will be a lot of howling and whining about the injustice of it all. And if that happens, then I guarantee you the Ducks will win the game tonight.

more

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No Difference

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Ottawa Sun,

(Ron) Wilson disagrees with Senators coach and GM Bryan Murray that the game is played differently in the West and the officials allow more to go. “I would wonder how (referee) Wes McCauley could call a game different with a Western Conference team than if he was refereeing games in the East?” asked Wilson. “Those guys are distributed evenly throughout the league, so how can you have a guy saying, ‘Oh, I’m in the Western time zone, so I call games differently.’...

read on and some Brian Campbell talk too…

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Fading Playoff Hopes For Leafs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the National Post,

Paul Maurice doesn’t check the NHL standings every second of every day, because that way madness lies. No, the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs has a far more sensible approach to his team’s dying whisper of a playoff chance. How often do you check the standings, coach?

“No more than three or four times a day,” says Maurice, deadpan. “When I get in; probably once before I go on the ice; certainly after, though nothing usually changes much. And then, between 7 and midnight I wouldn’t check the scores more than 30 or 40 times.”

continued

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Train Delay

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I didn’t see the hit on Kopecky, and I didn’t see Downey’s antics, and I didn’t see Rafalski’s body slam of a guy who outweighs him by thirty pounds.  No, I wasn’t passed out.  Damn you all for thinking that.

Continue Reading »

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Let’s Go To The Tape - Nope

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

While the league can’t be happy with its officials blowing calls, the opinion is mixed to whether the replay rules should be expanded.

“If you wanted a perfect game where everything was perfect - the officiating, offence, defence, goaltending, we’d roll back the tape on every play like we do on every game and we wouldn’t have any goals at all,” Walkom told TSN.

And in a quick poll conducted by TSN with 10 NHL general managers asking if video replay should be considered, all of them gave a flat-out no.

more on some recent games with missed calls…

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Alfredsson Day-to-Day

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators will be without captain Daniel Alfredsson tonight.

He was able to ride the stationary bike at the HP Pavillion in San Jose this morning, but he won’t be in the lineup tonight against the Sharks.

Alfredsson wasn’t on the ice for the morning skate and GM/coach Bryan Murray revealed afterwards he wasn’t going to be ready to play.

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The Perfect Playoffs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Damien Cox at ESPN,

Now, be aware, these matchups have only a passing relationship to the current NHL standings. I’m putting Washington and Chicago into the Stanley Cup dance not because they’ll make it, but because I like watching Alexander Ovechkin and Alexander Semin and Mike Green and Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane and Brent Seabrook.

The Capitals and Blackhawks are more fun than Minnesota, Boston and Dallas, for sure, but you can’t boot out all the boring teams.

Instead, Carolina and Nashville, two teams that actually aren’t particularly boring at all, have to pay the price to get the Caps and Hawks in….

So here are my most desirable first-round Stanley Cup playoff matchups:

read on

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