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Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

That brings me to the next step. You need to sell your rumor. For the sake of time, let’s pretend your already have a medium to disseminate your rumor from. Print, internet, radio… Doesn’t matter. It’s all the same in the end. What you need to do now to make this thing serious, is that you need to be a salesman (or woman) about it. You have to know what you’re talking about (or at least sound like it) and convince your viewers that this is, in fact, inside information. Tell them how hard you’re working to find out the truth about the rumor. Tell your viewers that you have similar reports from multiple sources. And, most importantly, you have to leave them wanting more. Leave saying, “check back later for more updates” or better yet, use a classic “hook” like the pros—hint that there is more to the deal than is being revealed. “[Player]‘s name has been kicked around as part of the package, but I can’t confirm anything yet.”

Sources are the best invention ever. It’s simple and yet so amazing! You can’t be held accountable for what you say (“My source gave me bad info!”).

read on at Barry Melrose Rocks…

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Come Home Foppa

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from Adrian Dater at All Things Avs,

OK, here’s my prediction of something soon regarding the Avalanche: they will make a BIG pitch to Peter Forsberg IF IF IF he decides he can play again this year. That decision should come soon. I’m not hearing anything overly negative about his latest condition, so it might happen.

Here’s why the Avs will make a big pitch if he wants to play: First, he’s still Peter Forsberg. Second, the Avs are DESPERATE for some offensive punch right now. Third, the Avs need to get some buzz back with their fans and sell some tickets.

read on

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Blackhawks Continue To Build

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from the Chicago Tribune,

Tallon could pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman as soon as Friday, and it likely would be more significant than Thursday’s deal in which he sent seldom-used defenseman Magnus Johansson to the Florida Panthers for a seventh-round draft selection in 2009.

“We’re excited about where we’re going, and we’re going to try to get better every day,” Tallon said. “That’s the bottom line. We’re not going to sit.”

In his quest to ride the momentum this season has generated, Tallon likely will continue to seek deals and could venture into big-name territory closer to the NHL’s Feb. 26 trade deadline.

“We’re looking at our options,” Tallon said. “Whether it’s a big deal or not, it has to make sense for us. We’re building something for the future here.”

more

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Fading Hope

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from the Tampa Tribune,

It would have been a fine night to start something, anything, especially after winning in New York on Tuesday, then grabbing the lead against Pittsburgh.

Instead, a Lightning team that was coming off a four-game road trip in which it scored three or more goals scored just one at the Forum on Thursday, despite 36 shots and a four-minute power play in the third period (six shots, one crossbar, no goals).

“We’re trying to build on anything,” St. Louis said.

The building is close to being condemned.

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Lundqvist Has To Be Better

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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

Last night’s tying goal was scored at 8:45 of the second because of the netminder’s indecision playing a potential icing. The third goal - the winner -was scored on a shot from the left corner that originated from below the goal line.

“I can’t let in goals like these in a game like this; I have to better,” Lundqvist said. “I think as a team we’re fighting the game right now, and the same goes for me.

“I want to be the one to make the difference for our team, and I haven’t been. It’s very disappointing, but I’m not going to give up.”

more

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NHL TV Numbers Up

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from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

Hockey audiences won’t challenge the numbers produced by football, baseball and basketball any time soon, but the bleeding caused by the cancelled 2004-05 season has stopped.

At the midway point of this season, national audiences on Versus are up 32 per cent from this time last year.

Versus is drawing numbers comparable with ESPN2’s viewership in 2003-04, which was the last year of its deal with the NHL.

read on

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No Complaining Allowed

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from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,

Well, isn’t this interesting. Didn’t we have a year-long lockout a couple of years ago because teams like the Washington Capitals couldn’t afford to pay runaway salaries like the one they’re going to be giving Alex Ovechkin for the next 13 seasons?

So this is what you must do the next time Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, or any one of his cronies complain about their financial state.

continued

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What Inward Singing Was To Tenacious D…

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

...we introduce the live blog equivelant tonite here at A2Y.  Is it revolutionary? No.  Is it new to the 19 of us? 

Absolutely.

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Live Blog Tonite….Surprise In Store

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All I’m sayin’ is that we’re taking the live blog to a new level tonite.  If you’re not a KK member, sign up. You’ll be glad you did.  See you at game time.

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Dominic Moore On Waivers

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from Russo’s Rants,

The Wild has placed center Dominic Moore on waivers, sources confirmed this morning, so Koivu will be able to return tomorrow in Chicago.

After talking to Jacques Lemaire, Doug Risebrough said Lemaire made clear he wants to continue to play Pavol Demitra at center and that Moore would be the odd guy out.

more on the Wild…

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