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When Is It A Penalty

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the LA Times,

Carlyle is often the first to acknowledge the errors of the Ducks’ ways. It’s when there are plays such as the Blue Jackets’ Rick Nash leveling forward Rob Niedermayer in the first period that leaves the coach scratching his head.

“You put your stick up and touch a player’s hand, that’s a penalty,” Carlyle said. “If you put a stick between a player’s legs and impede his progress, that’s a penalty. And we were guilty of a couple of those things.

“When you’ve got players leaving their feet to make body checks and not get called, there’s a question. But that’s the way it goes.”

more (reg. req.) about the game last night with Columbus…

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  Tags: officiating, randy+carlyle

Kansas City Comparable To Columbus

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Kansas City Star,

When Columbus was awarded an NHL franchise in 1997, critics howled that the city had no business getting a team. Bob Kravitz sarcastically wrote in the Rocky Mountain News: “It’s like I always tell my hockey-loving friends, ‘If there’s one thing I’ve always believed, it’s that Columbus, Ohio, deserves a hockey franchise.’ ”

As the NHL ponders expansion, many of the same things are being written about Kansas City.

read on

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No Word On Richards’ Injury

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Lightning Strikes,

Brad Richards, limping noticeably as he left the locker room Monday night, declined comment about his injured left knee, and coach John Tortorella said he had “no idea’’ about his star center’s status. Richards, though, did travel with the team to Montreal, where the Lightning plays on Tuesday.

That the Lightning lost 6-1 to the Maple Leafs in what Tortorella called “just an old-fashioned (expletive) kicking’’ was bad enough, but consider the possibilities if Richards is out

continued

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  Tags: brad+richards

Luongo Reveals Rib Injury

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Ice Hole,

So, it turns out a “coach’s hunch” is a rib contusion.

Good, now we know.

It was strange to everyone when Roberto Luongo didn’t address the media after the Penguins game Saturday. It was out of character and the first instinct of many was that Luongo was suffering some sort of injury.

The Canucks had made the decision to hide the injury and their commitment to that decision went from the odd to the ridiculous.

continued

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  Tags: roberto+luongo

Editing After The Facts Change

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Updated 0530:  I’ve added a comment from Matt Saler, pointing out that Khan(!) isn’t the only culprit here.  As is usually the case, the Wing Deep Digger incompetence is a group activity.  See the bottom of this post for more.

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Of all the Wings it couldn’t have been, Nick Lidstrom was the only one singled out yesterday by Deep Digger Captain Ansar Khan(!).  Remember this?

“We’ll see who’s eligible and who’s not,’’ said Babcock, who wouldn’t reveal the injured player but said it’s not Nicklas Lidstrom.

Now? Well, now it gets interesting.

Continue Reading »

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Stating The Obvious

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Well we know the Ducks are soon to make a trade and this bit from the Ducks Blog adds to it; or does it?...

With the Ducks down to six defensemen because of a bruised knee that sidelined Kent Huskins for a third consecutive game, the club signed and recalled minor-league veteran Bruno St. Jacques from American League affiliate Portland, Maine. St. Jacques might have been in the lineup because of a nagging injury plaguing one of the club’s defensemen who did play, but weather-related delays prevented St. Jacques from arriving from Portland in time for the game.

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Wild Need More From Their Skilled Players

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Russo’s Rants,

Jacques Lemaire, without much prodding I may add, called out his “skilled players” after today’s practice, saying their scoring slumps have become an “emergency” as the Wild continue to be severely offensively challenged (two goals or fewer in 15 games).

He says they need to work harder to get out of these slumps and that there’s a difference in opinion in what they think “working hard” means and what the coaches think “working hard” means.

read on

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Enough Already!

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

Of all the people to bang the “let’s pick on the goalies because we only need to pick on thirty guys to increase goal scoring” drum, Eric Duhatschek certainly went on the attack last Tuesday afternoon:

Two years after the NHL introduced rule changes in order to spur offence - limits to obstruction, no more centre red line for offside, a trapezoid behind the net to limit goalies handling the puck — it appears as if goaltenders are in the ascendancy again.

Scoring is down almost a goal per game since the early post-lockout days. The rule changes — and rule enforcements — may have changed the game for the better, but it did nothing to help the bottom line. For anyone who wanted to see an up-tick in scoring, it just hasn’t happened.

Continue Reading »

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  Tags: equipment, goalies

Options For Burke

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Burke is sitting on some deals that could be done in a heartbeat. He could move veteran Defenceman Sean O’Donnell for a draft pick or package defenceman Shane Hnidy and forward Brad May and the financial issues would be solved. But Burke is entertaining the idea of a “hockey trade” that would improve the Ducks and defenceman Mathieu Schneider would be part of that were it to happen.

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You Want Incentive? I Got Incentive

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Updated 2002: We’ll stop the contest submissions after the first period.

Updated 2001:  Well, this ought to make for an entertaining liveblog.  The idiot sisters, Weber and Crisp.  Outstanding.

Oh, the Gay will be rockin’ tonite.  Late word out of Nashville is that there will be a total of six separate families in attendance, all making up the anticipated 13,000 Bubba fans. 

Us? Well, we’re gonna Live Blog.  And here’s why you should partake.  Whoever comes closest to guessing the shot total (both teams) wins a $25 gift certificate to Ice Jerseys.  Tie breaker?  Number of total minor penalties.  Additional tie breaker?  Total number of teeth in the stands.

K?  Live blog can start at any time, although I have to go replenish.  I’ll be back at 1955.  One entry per person, etc, etc.

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