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Babcock’s Blue-Collar Work Ethic

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Wigge at NHL.com,

It was only natural that when he got his own teams that he asked his dad, Mike Sr., for advice on how he might be able to get the same kind of respect and worth ethic from his men.
“He told me; ‘It all comes from your men seeing how hard you work at your job,’ ” Babcock told me early last season, when the Red Wings stumbled badly. “I always say to the guys; ‘I want us to work hard and be able to be proud of that work ethic.’ But if you ask for that, you better show it at practices and in the games.”

read on and some Central Division notes too…

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Tibbetts In Trouble Again

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from the Patriot Ledger,

State and Abington police apprehended a Scituate man who hid behind neighborhood homes after leading officers on a high-speed chase through two towns early Monday.
William Tibbetts, 32, of 79 Jericho Road, was charged with resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage, as well as speeding and other traffic violations. He was to be arraigned in Quincy District Court today.
It was his second arrest for such a chase in four months.
Tibbetts, who has tried to make a career as a professional hockey player, has a long criminal history dating back to a guilty plea in a rape case when he was 21.

continued

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Jokinen Says Come On In

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tripp Mickle at Sports Business Journal (paid sub.),

Some teams struggle to get their players to meet sponsors at all, but this week Florida Panthers captain and center Olli Jokinen not only will meet with team sponsors, he’ll invite them into his home.
Jokinen and his wife, Katerina, will host close to 60 executives from the Panthers’ top corporate partners on Saturday at their Heron Bay home in Parkland, Fla. Ten to 12 other Panthers players are expected to attend, as well.
“We want to pull these partners in and have them feel like part of our family,” said Panthers Chief Operating Officer Michael Yormark. “What better way to do that than to invite them into our captain’s home?”
More than 95 percent of those getting invitations committed to attend, the club says.

On a side note… A make-up a rumor guy has mentioned Jokinen’s name in trade talk, which just doesn’t make sense now, does it?

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How Slow Can It Get

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

We are in the dog days of hockey talk.  So, this post is yours.
Keep it somewhat hockey related with questions, rants, comments or anything that is on your mind.

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Pens Anxious To Get The Cup

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from the Cape Breton Post,

“I’ve had the chance to play a lot the last two or three years, so it’s good for me to get that experience and just try to learn every year a little bit more,” said the 22-year-old, visiting his former billet family, Bob and Angela Hawkins of Westmount and their two children, Janelle and Jeffrey. “The team, too, has been improving along the way. Everything will make us a better team.”...
Many analysts believe the Penguins are the team of the future, but Fleury and his teammates are striving to be the team of today.
“I hope so — that’s our goal and that’s what we want,” he said, of winning the Stanley Cup. “But I don’t think the guys on the team want to wait a couple of years. Last year, we improved a lot and if we keep improving the same way this year, I think every year, our chances will get better.”

more

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Ekman Signs With Khimik Mytishchi

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

from Sovsport (roughly translated below):

Situated near Moscow, “Khimik” has signed Swedish center forward Nils Ekman, who, in the last season acted in club of NHL “Pittsburgh,” and before is in “San Jose” and “Tampa Bay.” The contract is [for] one year, informs the website of “Khimik”.

On Friday August, 10th. Ekman has joined “Chemist” on gathering in Switzerland, and to Saturday has lead with a command the first training.

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Chicago Discredits Internet Rumor

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via the Chicago Daily Herald,

a Hawks source discredited an Internet rumor that the team was close to trading for Calgary defenseman Rhett Warrener.

If you want to see were this originated from, see “Rumor: Warrener a Hawk”.

thanks to Spector for the pointer…

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Wings Don’t Want A Team In Hamilton

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via Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

• Add Detroit Red Wings to the list of NHL franchises which don’t want a second team in Southern Ontario. The reason? The Wings want to move to the Eastern Conference. And fast.
• A Maple Leafs oldtimers team in search of a place to play: Curtis Joseph, Ed Belfour, Eric Lindros, Jason Allison, Bryan Berard, Mike Johnson, Jeff O’Neill, Mike Peca, Danny Markov all without contracts.

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Helping Others To Beat Cancer

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Lake County News-Sun,

In any case, meet Sue Padulo a 33-year-old ball of energy who is the lifeblood of Puck Cancer.
A longtime hockey enthusiast — she plays the sport the way a lot of others play softball or bowl ... several times a week. Or at least she did until she was forced to give up the sport at age 26 to undergo treatment for Hodgkin’s Disease.
Now that she’s beaten cancer, she’s trying to help others beat it, as well, through her Puck Cancer program.
This past weekend, her primary fund-raising event of the year — the third annual Puck Cancer Hockey Tournament — was held at Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills.
And by all accounts, it was a huge success.
But the tournament is just part of the story.
Here’s some of the rest of it:

read on

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Hockey Player Denied Visa

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Sunday Mail,

A teenage ice hockey star’s dream move to the US has been blocked after American officials claimed he wasn’t Scottish enough.
Olympic hopeful Tristan Harper, 19, has been offered a place with Alpena IceDiggers in Michigan.
But American Embassy staff in London refuse to grant a visa because he is “unable to show strong and binding ties to the United Kingdom”.
That is despite Tristan being born in Scotland to Scots parents.
Even the fact Tristan has already played a season with another US team was not enough to get him into the country.
Tristan is thought to be a victim of tightened immigration rules under the US’s war on terror.
He has been penalised because he has not been a UK resident for three years. At 15 he won an ice hockey scholarship in the US, then trained at the prestigious Banff Ice Hockey Academy in Canada and played for top Dutch side Nijmegen.

more

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