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You Call That A Goal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adrian Dater at All Things Avs,

I just watched Shane Doan push a puck in with his glove - while a whistle was blowing when he did it - and tonight’s referee crew at the Pepsi Center decided to call it a good goal and cost the Avalanche a potentially valuable point in the standings.

Did these guys have a flight to catch? That was one of the worst, most obviously disallowable goals I’ve ever seen. Call me a homer on this one, I don’t care. That was horrible.

continued & the goal is officially credited to Vrbata…

Not the best video to see what Dater describes, but the only video I could find of the goal…

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European Scheduling

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From David W. Unkle via Slam! Sports,

“Personally would I like to do it again, no,” said Pronger who also played games in Nagano and Turin. “Do I think it’s good for the NHL? I think it is but personally would I want to do it again? It’s a long way to go for a couple of games…for us this year it probably wasn’t the right move with the short summer…we weren’t the right team.”

Agreeing with Pronger is Vancouver’s Henrik Sedin.

“If you look at Anaheim and the struggles they went through when they came back home, you have to do it a different way,” said Sedin, who feels that the NHL should give teams more than a few days to acclimate to the time change.

more…

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  Tags: anaheim+ducks, chris+pronger, henrik+sedin, hockey+schedule, international+hockey, marketing

Nike Bauer For Sale

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Ian Austen at the NY Times,

Thirteen years after acquiring Bauer, and making bold promises that it would transform the business of hockey, Nike has put its Nike Bauer unit up for sale, a rare bit of comeuppance for one of the world’s powerful brands.

Though Nike Bauer remains a market leader, many analysts predict that the company will find it hard to recover even half the $395 million it paid for Canstar Sports, Bauer’s Montreal-based parent, in December 1994.

“It was one of Phil Knight’s ideas,” said Brady Lemos, an analyst with Morningstar, referring to Nike’s chairman. “Perhaps they were too optimistic.”

more… looking at the history and details of Nike Bauer’s performance and what went wrong

Filed in: Hockey Equipment, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bauer, hockey+equipment, nike

McCabe Returns Soon, Hopes To Stay Long Term

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

McCabe is not considered one of the veterans Fletcher will try to move by the Feb. 26 trade deadline. He has a no-movement clause in his contract, but even if he did waive it, McCabe will cost a team $5.75-million (all currency U.S.) against the salary cap for the next three seasons. Not that he wants to go anywhere, anyway.

“Yeah, I got that clause, but no one’s ever spoken to me about doing anything about it so I’m not too worried about it,” McCabe said. “I signed here to play here. I want to be here.”

more

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  Tags: bryan+mccabe

Feeling The Heat In Ottawa

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen via the National Post,

Aside from losing to an arch-rival, what infuriates Sens head coach John Paddock are the turnovers by forwards and defencemen that are ending up behind whichever goaltender he has in there.

Whether it’s the sloppy weather or the sloppy play, everyone is in a lousy mood, not just the Sens players who reacted badly to seeing cameras in their faces Monday morning.

Fans are grumpy about a goaltending tandem of Emery and Martin Gerber that isn’t working out, even if the goalies are hardly to blame for the disjointed play in front of them.

more

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Watching The Money Flow

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the NHLPA,

TORONTO (February 4, 2008): National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Executive Director Paul Kelly announced today that Bob Lindquist has agreed to join the NHLPA as a consultant regarding Hockey Related Revenue (HRR) matters pertaining to the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the NHLPA and the National Hockey League (NHL).

Mr. Lindquist, FCA, a chartered accountant who is internationally respected for his long and distinguished career, is coming out of a short retirement to fulfill the NHLPA’s consultant role. In his position, Mr. Lindquist will be responsible for ensuring that NHLPA members receive the appropriate players’ share (over 55.6%) of the NHL’s and its member Clubs’ HRR revenues as defined under terms of the CBA.

continued

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  Tags: bob+lindquist

Goals Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Six minutes of the top ten goals of the week.

Watch the video…

Continue Reading »

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Dehydration and the Quality of Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the CP,

If you think hockey players sweat less than other elite athletes because they play their sport in cold arenas, think again.

Fully one-third of players who took part in a new University of Guelph study were significantly dehydrated while on the ice, actually sweating more than some athletes thanks to all that heavy equipment and high-intensity bursts of skating.

That sweat on the brow could be exacting a significant toll on the quality of a player’s game, said study author Lawrence Spriet, a professor of human health and nutritional science.

continued…

*Spriet’s study and testing of hydration issues, and how they progress during a normal game to affect physical and mental acuity, has focussed on members of recent Canadian World Junior teams, and the New York Rangers.

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  Tags: hockey, medicine, sports+nutrition

Burke The Perfect Choice For USA Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

USA Hockey executive director David Ogrean recently told ESPN.com that the GM for 2010 will be selected before the start of the 2008-09 NHL season. That decision will set the tone for the rest of the team and have a significant impact on the Americans’ ability to ice a roster that can compete for a gold medal.

That person will almost certainly be Burke. At least, it should be.

With all due respect to other members of the committee and fellow American GMs Jay Feaster and Dean Lombardi, Burke has the personality best suited to put this team together and gives the United States its best shot at a medal.

more

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  Tags: brian+burke

How Will Devils Respond

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

With the Penguins returning to Prudential Center tonight, the challenge for New Jersey’s coach is to demonstrate that he not only has complete control of his hockey club and the support of his captain, but that the men skating for him are behind him all the way.

The confrontation between coach and captain on the bench during the second period of Saturday night’s victory over Los Angeles certainly didn’t hurt the Devs short-term, but what effect it has long-term bears watching.

Sutter was correct—as a coach—in berating Langenbrunner for missing his assignment in a game New Jersey HAD to win

continued

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