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Is Valiquette The New King On Broadway

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

Steve Valiquette is the Number One Rangers goalie. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

And if the Long Fellow isn’t in goal for the Blueshirts today in Washington, D.C. I will be very disappointed. I would assume that more than a few Rangers fans will as well.

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Emery Feels Hassled

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sun Media,

Senators goalie Ray Emery thinks he’s being unfairly targeted by local police.

On Friday night Emery got into a verbal confrontation with a cop after he was pulled over in his Hummer.

Police sources say Emery was “aggressive” with the officer, who pulled the goalie over after he allegedly cut off the cruiser.

Emery, however, said it was the cop who cut across three lanes to get to him.

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Camping Out With Wayne

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

It’s the Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp, and participants have paid $9,999 each for the pleasure of watching Gretzky coach three games with the Phoenix Coyotes and playing six games themselves on the same ice surface. During a span of six days, the Great One also is host of opening and closing banquets, golfs with them, signs their stuff and hangs out with them like a regular guy in the lobby bar.

read on

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The Value Of Jagr

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

When the Rangers look to next year, Glen Sather’s obligation will be to find a first-line right wing who is compatible with Gomez, rather than to find a first-line center who is compatible with Jagr.

Which is why the Rangers GM is obligated now to find out what he can get in return for Jagr as the Feb. 26 trade deadline approaches….

Again. This is not a cry for the Rangers to dump Jagr. There is no reason whatsoever to send him away on the cheap. He does have the ability to get hot. He does present a huge challenge for a potential playoff opponent.

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Enough With The Broken Sticks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Arizona Republic,

...Players on both teams endured the frustration of at least a dozen broken sticks, a situation Coyotes coach Wayne Gretzky called “ridiculous.”

“I have no idea why we don’t go back to wooden sticks,” he said. “These sticks just break continuously. If I was a player, I would step on all those sticks out there. I wouldn’t let anybody use them.

“If a stick would ever cost me a goal in a hockey game, that would have been it. I would have never used that kind of stick ever again. We need to look at it from a hockey point of view, not just our team. From a hockey point of view, it’s ridiculous. I was teasing the guys on the bench - we got to go back to using wooden sticks. They said they don’t make them any more. That shows you how much I know.”

Coyotes equipment manager Stan Wilson said the composite sticks, composed mainly of carbon fiber, were stronger when they first came out.

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Flyers Lose Coburn To, Uh…

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Courier Post,

After the Flyers’ fight-filled 2-0 loss to the Rangers at the Wachovia Center, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced that defenseman Braydon Coburn was resting in Temple University Hospital after tearing a muscle in his buttocks.

Coburn, the only Flyers defenseman to play in every game this season, had what Flyers athletic trainer Jim McCrossin described as a fascia release, where the torn muscle is released to promote healing.

more on the Flyers

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Sabres Owner Looks At His Team

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

fro the AP via the Post Star,

“Who wouldn’t want to keep Brian Campbell?” Golisano said. “But the fact of the matter is, just our desire to keep him is not the only factor. ... We have to deal with the issues of other player’s salaries, and we can’t go beyond certain limits.”

Golisano noted the Sabres are on track to finish with a winning record for the third straight season, after having losing records the previous three years. And he noted the Sabres have been hampered by injuries that have contributed to them losing 13 games by one goal, including eight shootout losses.

“Look how competitive we’ve been these last three weeks,” Golisano said. “How can you argue with the results? I’m sure they’d like to block out that 10-game (winless) streak and have a chance to do it over again, but that’s not reality. So on we go.”

more...

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Bolts Sale Hits A Snag

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Lightning Strikes,

The bank, Societe Generale, with main offices in Paris, that was going to lend a group led by Hollywood producer Oren Koules up to $110-million to help with his purchase of the Lightning from Palace Sports & Entertainment has closed its sports lending business, a story in Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal said.

The move has not killed the deal, Lightning officials said, but Koules must now look for alternative forms of financing, something not easy given the nationwide credit crunch. Expect Koules to need three to four weeks at least to secure alternative financing.

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Dan Cleary Has Non-Displaced Fractured Jaw

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Cleary took a puck to the face in today’s Wings/Leafs game.  Report on CBC is he has sustained a non-displaced fractured jaw.

added 9:38pm, via TSN,

The Detroit Red Wings will be without forward Daniel Cleary for the next six to eight weeks, as the team learned that he will have surgery on a broken jaw suffered in Saturday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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  Tags: dan+cleary

Linesman Suffers Broken Nose & Twenty Stitches

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

added 6:56pm, As a KK member pointed out in the comments, Hockeyfights.com is reporting this,

The collison gave linesman Pat Dapuzzo a bad facial laceration and broken jaw after Downie’s skate inadverently struck Dapuzzo in the face. CSN Philadelphia reports Dapuzzo needed approximately 60 stitches to close the cut.

As is the case when this type of news just breaks, it is hard to get the complete injury report.  I am sure we shall soon see an official word on the injury suffered by Dapuzzo, and whatever it is, it sure wasn’t pretty to watch.

from the AP via NHL.com,

It was a typically feisty meeting between these rivals as several fights broke out. Six players dropped their gloves at one point in a very physical second period.

Linesman Pat Dapuzzo left the game after he was hit in the face by Steve Downie’s skate following a hard check by Rangers defenseman Fedor Tyutin against the boards.

While Dapuzzo was helped off the ice, leaving behind a trail of blood, a brawl ensued. Downie exchanged blows with Tyutin; Riley Cote and Colton Orr traded shots, and Jim Dowd and Ryan Hollweg went at it.

thanks to a KK reader for the update on Dapuzzo regarding the broken nose and twenty stitches, that according to the Rangers broadcast.

picture via Reuters

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