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Carey Price Remembers The Vets

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dave Stubbs of Habs Inside/Out,

Canadiens goalie Carey Price has had a special Remembrance Day mask made to commemorate the efforts of Canada’s soldiers, past and present. He wore it in warmup last night and will take it to Phoenix for tomorrow’s game.

The mask features a likeness of a wreath-laying soldier on one side, a bagpiper on the other and the words to John McCrae’s World War I poem In Flanders Fields…

continued with pictures of the mask…

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Paul Kelly Is Still The Best Man For The Job

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from Stan Fischler at the Hockey Journal,

Paul Kelly (Newton Highlands, Mass.) should be reinstated as executive director of the NHL Players’ Association. That is because he is the best man available for the job.

And he is better than anybody that the bumbling union could possibly sign on for more millions of dollars. The resignation en masse of the anti-Kelly bloc underlines an important point.

The plot to oust Kelly has been exposed. Unfortunately, his illegal ouster took place before the plotters resigned from their assorted NHLPA posts. That includes Ron Pink and Ian Penny. Finally, on Sunday, Buzz Hargrove, the so-called ombudsman, also resigned from the NHLPA.

Even though Don Fehr has been brought aboard as a consultant to the NHLPA, that should not mean that Kelly cannot be reinstated. That is unless Fehr is stupid, jealous or influenced by Penny; which we fear.

more hockey notes from Stan…

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Rangers Go As Gaborik Goes

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from Jay Greenberg of the NY Post,

The more things change, the more they stay the same for the Rangers. Two seasons removed from the daily grind of checking Jaromir Jagr’s pulse, they now will go as Marian Gaborik goes.

Different personality. Different coach. Similar reliance on one player to carry the offense, however, and in Gaborik, not quite Jagr’s ability to do so.

Gaborik broke 40 goals just once in eight Minnesota seasons and 35 goals twice, though admittedly with a Jacques Lemaire harness attached. John Tortorella wants Gaborik, off to a fine start with 12 goals and 10 assists, to go, go, go, and the Rangers, a healthy 11th in the league in goals scored thanks largely to their 11 in two meetings with dreadful Toronto, will succeed as he does.

continued

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Let Us Remember

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Greatest Hockey Legends,

This is Bob Carse. He was a promising hockey player out of Edmonton by winter, a gas station manager by summer.

He never fulfilled his NHL hockey promise because of World War II. He was one of the first professional hockey players to enroll in basic military training. He was quickly identified as a promising rifleman, and by August 1944 he was pulled off the ice and sent overseas, one of the few NHLers to see dangerous warfare action on the fields of Europe.

Dangerous indeed. In October his wife received a a telegram dated October 12th, 1944 stating that Carse’s status was officially listed as Missing In Action.

continued

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Yzerman All-In For NHL Participation In 2014 Olympic Hockey

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from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

Win or lose in Vancouver, Team Canada executive director Steve Yzerman feels NHLers should be Russia-bound for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

In fact, Stevie Y said yesterday he would be willing to take part in negotiations that would help NHL players land in Sochi, Russia.

“Absolutely,” Yzerman said. “I have my own opinion. I understand the league’s concerns.

“But I think (the NHL’s participation) is needed.”

continued

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Schedule of Events

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Morning all.  Hopefully you’ll find an opportunity to thank a veteran today.  Tell you what, do this.  If you don’t know any, that’s cool.  Take a break from work, head downtown, to the mall, to a restaurant…I don’t care.  Anyplace where you know there’s gonna be a large number of people.

Look for a man older than 70.  Consider him for a second.  See if he looks back at you and his gaze doesn’t waiver a bit.  Look a little deeper and wait for it.  If he’s a veteran, he’s going to have a confidence about him that kinda says, “I saved your ass back in ‘42 and I could do it again now if I had to.”

Oh, and if you happen to meet a Vietnam veteran?  Let him know we apologize for the way this country treated him when he came home.

Studs.  Every single one who wore the uniform and took it to the enemy on your behalf. Thank them today.

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Can The NHL Get The Coyotes A New Lease?

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from the CP via TSN,

The NHL is thinking about trying to renegotiate the contentions lease agreement between the Phoenix Coyotes and the city of Glendale.

The league recently paid US$140 million to purchase the team out of bankruptcy and is currently looking for a new buyer. The Coyotes have a 30-year lease with Glendale—the suburban city where Jobing.com Arena is located—that potential bidders will likely find troubling.

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the league is considering trying to negotiate a better lease to make the team more attractive.

“It’s one possibility of moving toward resolution whereas now all of the potential purchasers have this big elephant in the room,” said Daly. “What’s the lease going to look like?”

continued

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Day One Of The GM Meetings

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from the CP via TSN,

The group sits down together four times a year and examines several issues around the sport. A variety of items are put on the agenda for discussion.

“Some of them take literally 30 seconds,” said Maloney.

One discussion that is sure to take much longer than that is headshots, which will be examined at length on Wednesday. It’s the current hot-button issue around the league and there are a variety of opinions about what could be done to curb blows to the head.

While some are in favour of the status quo, others are anxious for change.

“I’m more concerned long-term about what’s going on,” said Tampa Bay Lightning GM Brian Lawton, who recently lost rookie Viktor Hedman to injury after a big hit from Ottawa’s Chris Neil.

“I had raised some of the concerns long before Viktor got hurt. So I think it’s very timely and I don’t want to deviate from that (issue). I’m more interested in the long term, what are we going to do, because it costs the teams a tremendous amount when players are injured. That’s the bottom line.”

much more from the GM meetings including some Chelios and Forsberg talk…

added 8:49pm, Pierre LeBrun and Scott Burnside of ESPN also report on Day 1 on the meetings.

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Not The Place For A Winter Classic

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from Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail,

I have no problem with the fact the Toronto Maple Leafs want to play host to the NHL All-Star Game, as much of a fraudulent cash grab disguised as an afternoon skate as it is anyhow. But, honestly: by what stretch does BMO Field deserve to be the site of the annual outdoor game, an event that has had a surprising shelf life and if nothing else seems to be about the only time during the year anybody in the U.S. watches the game? Putting the game in as non-descript a facility as BMO Field would cheapen the event – although I’m sure that’s the only way the word “cheap” would be associated with it, since the mind boggles at how much Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment will charge for the game.

read on

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Get Rid Of The Trapezoid?

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from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur is among those hoping the NHL general managers decide at their meetings over the next two days to remove the trapezoid behind the nets.

The trapezoid was implemented in the NHL following the 2004-05 lockout to limit the goaltenders from handling the puck in the corners behind the net. It begins at the goal line with angled lines six feet from each goal post and widens to 28 feet at the end boards.

Former Flyers general manager Bobby Clarke was one of the leaders in getting the trapezoid implemented. It was commonly known as the “Martin Brodeur rule” because it was clearly aimed at the Devils netiminder, who was one of the best at getting behind the net to handle the puck.

But, now general managers are looking for ways to cut down on the number of injuries on defensemen who are being hit hard by forechecking fowards.

continued

added 5:01pm, via Darren Dreger’s Twitter,

NHL gm’s discussed removal of the trapezoid, but have decided to leave it in.

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