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Free Advice Offered

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Tim Panaccio of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Here’s some free advice to Bergeron: Never go into the corner not expecting to be hit; and never bend over to expose your head and neck when you do.

I wonder if Panaccio would be handing out free advice like this if Patrice Bergeron was a Flyer and Randy Jones was a Bruin?

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, Philadelphia Flyers, NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: boston+bruins, patrice+bergeron, philadelphia+flyers, randy+jones

Ruff Has Seen Enough Turnovers

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Buffalo News,

Maxim Afinogenov has just three goals on the season, none in the last five games. He keeps giving away the puck, as his team-worst minus-9 rating shows.

When yet another giveaway led to the Boston Bruins’ first goal Saturday night, Afinogenov found a seat on the bench for most of the third period of the Buffalo Sabres’ 2-1 loss at TD Banknorth Garden.

continued

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  Tags: buffalo+sabres, lindy+ruff, maxim+afinogenov

What Chicago Fans Have Missed

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Daily Southtown,

While there have been games televised locally from Chicago Stadium and the United Center in the past, tonight’s game against Detroit, to be screened in high-definition by Comcast SportsNet, is the first time it’s been the Hawks’ idea to open the electronic door since TVs had round 7-inch screens and long-gone Channel 4 was the outlet.

With that in mind, here’s a baker’s dozen’s worth of games that a generation of Hawks fans should have seen on local TV, either broadcast or cable, but didn’t - even though in many cases, the rest of the U.S. and Canada could view every second.

March 12, 1966: Goaltender Cesare Maniago is the victim when Bobby Hull’s booming 55-foot slap shot rockets into the back of the New York net. It’s Hull’s 51st of the season, breaking Maurice “Rocket” Richard’s single-season record. There’s bedlam in the Stadium for eight minutes.

more

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, media

Mid-November Rumors

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

If Scott Niedermayer does decide to return, what does Burke do? He signed D Mathieu Schneider to a two-year, $11.5-million deal. Several teams—including Vancouver, Edmonton, Colorado and Atlanta—are looking for help on the blueline and would be interested in Schneider.

the rumor talk continues...

added 10:58am, Spector breaks down all of this rumor talk…

Filed in: NHL Teams, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: trade+rumors

What A Comeback

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Normally I don’t do game recaps, but last night the Kings were down 4-0 going into the 3rd period and came back to win 6-5 in OT…

from the AP via NHL.com,

Marty Turco didn’t seem too rattled after Dustin Brown spoiled his shutout bid with 7:14 left in the third period. After all, the Dallas Stars still had a three-goal lead, so what could possibly spoil it?

How about five goals on six shots?...

“The whole third period was brutal,” Turco said. “Other than embarrassing, it’s a total lack of respect for each other. You can’t just sit back and wait for it to go your way. You’ve got to make things happen. And we haven’t been making enough happen. We were just lucky to get a point out of all that.”

read on...

Watch the comeback…

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: dallas+stars, dustin+brown, los+angeles+kings, marty+turco

Cherry Talks Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Don Cherry did a phone interview with Stan Fischler and Al Trautwig, talking about numerous NHL topics.

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Filed in: NHL Media, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: al+trautwig, don+cherry, stan+fischler

Flames Hope To Avoid Offer Sheet For Phaneuf

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Calgary Sun,

Hot on the heels of a six-year extension for goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, there’s talk in Calgary the Flames might be a small step closer to signing Dion Phaneuf to a long-term contract.

The 22-year-old defenceman’s agent, Don Meehan, was in town last week, and it’s believed he spent time meeting with Flames general manager Darryl Sutter about a possible extension.

Sources say talks were informal and could help lead to a deal but no dollars were discussed.

Phaneuf’s entry-level contract expires at the end of this season, and as a restricted free agent, he’d be a prime candidate for an offer sheet from another team.

continued

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  Tags: calgary+flames, dion+phaneuf, don+meehan

J.R. Scores Goal #500

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the CP via TSN,

Roenick raised his hands and yelled as soon as the referee signalled the goal. He was immediately mobbed by his teammates.

The game was delayed a few minutes as Roenick skated in front of the Sharks’ bench with the puck raised above his head. He pointed into the stands as the crowd gave him an extended standing ovation. Even a few of the Coyotes joined in tapping their sticks.

Roenick became the third American-born player to reach 500 goals. The nine-time all-star ranks 40th in goals and 44th in points on the NHL career lists.

more…

added 6:40am, Check out the videos…

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Filed in: NHL Teams, d, San Jose Sharks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jeremy+roenick, phoenix+coyotes, san+jose+sharks

About Time HNIC

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

How is this lineup for the Hockey Hot Stove- Al Strachan, Eric Duhatschek and Scott Morrison, all in studio.

Strachan says some talk going around the GM circle is Glenn Healy has being mentioned as the next GM of the Leafs.

Scott Morrison says the talk of Ray Emery going to the Kings in a trade isn’t true.

Strachan mentioned the Canucks would claim Richard Matvichuk if the Devils tried to bring him back up.  Devils may just let him sit and hope the Canucks try to make a deal with them.

added 10:43pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the the Globe and Mail,

It was fun being back on CBC’s Satellite Hot Stove Saturday - or the Hot Stove as they call it now, if only for the chance to work with Al Strachan again, after about a three-year absence. In the days when it was usually Strach, JD (John Davidson) and myself as the panelists, Strach always enjoyed wearing the black hat. He was at it again Saturday, suggesting there was gossip at the GMs level that John Ferguson might lose his job with the Toronto Maple Leafs by the end of the year and be replaced by TSN analyst Glenn Healy.

more plus an outdoor All Star game?

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Pre-Game Scuffle

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Steve Zipaty at On the Rangers Beat,

During warmups, a helmetless Darcy Tucker and Sean Avery renewed acquaintances—-with words and shoves—-at the red line near the boards.

Avery yapped, Tucker took exception, they separated, then came together again as players from both sides gathered around and eventually, Avery skated away.

Tucker was just interviewed during the first period intermission and called Avery one of the classless players in the league.  Tucker and Avery did have a fight in the 1st period and Tucker was asked if it was over between Avery and himself.  Tucker said it is never over…

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: darcy+tucker, sean+avery

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