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Poisoning The Room?

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Steve Simmons knows Detroit hockey almost as well as Andy Strickland or Mitch Albom.

First the Detroit Red Wings tried to get Owen Nolan. Then they traded for Todd Bertuzzi. Apparently, their goal is to determine how quickly they can poison their environment.

Yeah, because the Wings have a long history of disgruntled players in the room.  Of all the concerns out there regarding Bertuzzi, disharmony is the least of them.

As for Nolan?  I suppose because the Leafs had issues with him, and vice versa, that means every other team would too?  That, my friends, is a stretch.

Thanks to Lindy at Red Wings Central for the pointer.

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NHL On NBC- 33 Years Ago

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Let’s go way back…

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Your Sunday Dique Wisdom

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Stand by for the Dive.  According to their deadline blockbuster acquisition, the returning Sheriff Scott Parker; Denver’s not out of the playoff chase.

Rocky Mountain News

“And I definitely wouldn’t count us out of the playoffs yet. We can definitely surprise some people.”

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Fighting Style May Change

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Sun-Sentinel,

The Panthers had their first opportunity to test the NHL’s new Reebok uniforms during Friday’s practice. They drew mixed reviews….
Some players, like forward Ville Peltonen, did not notice a difference. Others complained that the jerseys limited their range of motion.
But defenseman Steve Montador pointed out a lesser-known feature of the new uniforms.
“I think initially there could be some different types of fights because there is less to grab on to,” said Montador, who has been in eight fights this season. “It could cause a little bit of a learning curve to grab onto and prevent a knockout punch from coming your way.”

more on the Panthers, inlcuding attendance talk…

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Will The Bruins Spend Money

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

fro the Worcester Telegram & Gazette,

As for salary cap space, projections are that the cap for 2007-08 will rise from $44 million to anywhere from $47.8 million to as much as $50.27 million, depending on final league revenues. Assuming the number ends up somewhere in the middle — around $49 million — that means the Bruins might be able to spend as much as $7 million above their current payroll on new players, if they so desire.
Whether or not they will depends on many factors. Owner Jeremy Jacobs almost certainly will first consider what mileage he got out of a roster that was right up against the cap lid this season before he decides to do it again next winter, at an even higher cost. Attendance hasn’t been great, with only four sellouts, although the crowds haven’t been exactly embarrassing, averaging close to 15,000 in the 17,565-capacity TD Banknorth Garden.

more

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Unleash Bertuzzi

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

The day after the deadline we saw the predictable column of outrage from the Delicate Genius, Mitch Albom.  It was precisely the formula he’s followed the last five years:  ignore the Wings until an event occurs that makes it impossible not to write something, anything; then scribble out a few paragraphs with no original thought, and certainly nothing that would require a trip to the Joe.

Continue Reading »

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Expect A Battle Today

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the OC Register,

Uh-oh.
There must still be bad blood between the Nashville Predators and Ducks, who would be the top two seeds in the Western Conference if the Stanley Cup playoffs began today.
No, not because Nashville coach Barry Trotz accused the Ducks of taking “cheap shots” in the closing minutes of the Predators’ 3-0 victory on Feb. 3 in Nashville and promised his players would have “long memories.”

continued

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What Will Iginla Want

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

fromJim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Calgary GM Darryl Sutter didn’t have to agonize over signing Jarome Iginla before Tuesday’s deadline, like the Oilers did over Ryan Smyth here, but he knows the day of reckoning isn’t that far off. Jarome
Iginla has one year at $7 million US left. He has virtually no chance of getting that same number over five years in a new deal before he’s an unrestricted free agent. Three years, maybe.

read on for more NHL talk…

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The NHL Doesn’t Get It

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Felser of the Buffalo News,

The NHL’s problem is that it can’t - or won’t - shake its “duh!” culture. While pro football goes to extremes to protect its stars, the NHL goes to extremes to coddle its cement heads. Neil went unpunished after the Drury late hit because the NHL doesn’t have a rule against late hits. In the era before helmets were mandatory, not so long ago, the players policed themselves because they respected one another and seldom would do anything that might threaten a career. Now hockey remains in an era where head-hunting is encouraged.

read on

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Could Clarke Be In Columbus

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

There’s speculation the clock is ticking on Blue Jackets president and GM Doug MacLean because his club is going to miss the playoffs ... again. Just wondering? Would the Jackets bring in former Flyers GM Bobby Clarke to take over from MacLean? Clarke is close friends with former Philadelphia and current Columbus coach Ken Hitchcock. The reason Clarke stepped down from his post with the Flyers was because he didn’t want to give in to owner Ed Snider’s demands to fire Hitchcock.

much more of the talk around the NHL…

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