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The Quiet Goal Scorer

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of the CP via Yahoo,

Quick, name the NHL’s leading goal-scorer heading into the weekend.

Rick Nash? Nope. Dany Heatley? Nope. Alexander Ovechkin? Nope.

Try Mike Cammalleri. The diminutive Los Angeles Kings forward has 10 goals in 11 games, but you’d be hard-pressed to find too many hockey fans who knew that. Despite leading the Kings in scoring last season with a career-high 80 points (34-46) in 81 games, Cammalleri doesn’t seem to get the notoriety he deserves around the league.

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Thursday Night Action

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Just in case you needed a video recap of the NHL action from last night, here is your chance…

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Shift Charts

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

For those people who miss the shift charts that were once available on the stats at NHL.com, Dobber Hockey has found a new website tracking the information: Time on Ice.com.

For more information on how to access and use the charts, read this post at Dobber’s which provides many more details.

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Kings Extend Dustin Brown

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the LA Kings,

The Los Angeles Kings and right wing Dustin Brown have agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension it was announced Friday by Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi. Per club policy, terms of the agreement were not announced.

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Panthers Sign Cullimore

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Sports Network via KETV,

The Florida Panthers signed defenseman Jassen Cullimore on a one year deal Friday and assigned him to their AHL affiliate in Rochester on a two week conditioning stint.

The 34-year-old Cullimore has played in 643 career games with Vancouver (1994-97), Montreal (1997-98), Tampa Bay (1998-2004) and Chicago (2005-06), registering 21 goals and 59 assists.

Last season, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound defenseman played in 65 games with the Blackhawks scoring one goal with six assists.

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Leopold Out Two Months

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Colorado Avalanche,

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that defenseman Jordan Leopold will require wrist surgery following an injury suffered in the third period of Colorado’s 4-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night at Rexall Place.

Leopold will be sidelined for approximately two months.

 

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Leafs Hysteria

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

...But what happens if you dispense with all the hysteria and hype surrounding both stories and apply the realities of today’s NHL — with its salary cap and entry-draft regulations — to Sundin and Tavares?

Are there any practical applications to be found that might actually advance the Leafs’ cause, now or in the near future? Or is it really all pie-in-the-sky?

For starters, consider the Sundin story, which gathered momentum after Toronto radio host (and former Leaf assistant general manager Bill Watters) suggested that the time was right to trade the team’s all-time scoring leader.

read on and other NHL bits too…

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Current Events

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Draper extends. Grigorenko’s on the verge of deportation.  Markov may beat him home by a few days. Hasek’s hip is “irritating” him.  Verizon Fios continues to suck and suck hard. Halloween’s around the corner, but apparently we can’t call it Halloween anymore. 

All those things are making my brain fuzzy today.  Thankfully, with the exception of HALLOWEEN, A2Y readers have been eloquently chiming in.  If you’ve missed their comments (and those from other blogs), I’ll be your huckleberry and give them the prominence they deserve. 

Ready?  Nifty

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Another GM Candidate For The Leafs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Morrison at CBC,

...But what about Jimmy Rutherford?

OK, he has a job as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, who won the Stanley Cup a couple of seasons ago. But in the world of high finance anything is possible. Money talks and the Leafs have plenty of it.

Rutherford would be a perfect fit in Toronto. He played in Toronto and understands how dreadful the teams have been and how horrible the drought has become.

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RBK Jerseys Here to Stay

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Stephen Harris at the Boston Herald was the originator of some controversy yesterday when he noted:

According to sources in the B’s dressing room, Reebok has been unable to correct problems with the new jerseys introduced this season across the NHL and will replace them at the company’s expense with new uniforms made of the old materials.

This morning, Harris reports differently:

NHL senior vice president for communications Bernadette Mansur called about what she said were inaccuracies in a note here yesterday about the troublesome new Reebok jerseys.

Mansur said there will not be an across-the-board, leaguewide replacement of the shirts, which many players say tend to hold sweat inside, leading to drenched gloves. She said there are many players who have no problem with the new apparel, while those who want the replacements will get them.

Further, she said, the new shirts will not be made from the same material as in years past. They will have a new-performance fabric on their front half, with the back unchanged.

 

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  Tags: jerseys, rbk

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