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Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Now I know why we didn’t hear much from recently-engaged A2Y contributor Team Dub last night.  We’ve got late-breaking footage (stolen from Japers’ Rink) of him at last night’s Cap/Islander game.

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Brent Sutter In Familiar Territory

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,

Brent Sutter is home for the holidays. This area, this rink, is as familiar, as comfortable, as warmly accessible to him as a cherished old bathrobe.

“I’ve coached a lot in this building,’’ he reminds you, needlessly.

“Calgary and Edmonton are both so close to home. But I’ve been so focused on the task at hand I haven’t gotten too caught up in it.”

Clearly, though, he’s happy being back in western Canada, and particularly in Alberta.  And later tonight, he’ll be climbing back on the old bus.

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Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Hey.  Here’s a Sunday stat that will warm your

Christmas

holiday heart.

Did you wake up wondering how pathetic the Detroit News coverage of the Wings is?  Really?  Good, then this will shed some light.

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Everyone Had A Rink

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,

“Everybody had a backyard rink, it seemed,” says Toronto Maple Leafs coach Paul Maurice, who grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

“It was such a huge part of growing up,” Mr. Maurice says. “There are so many things you just don’t see any more. You don’t see kids going to school with skates over their shoulders. You can’t even if you wanted to. Skates have sharp blades. And sticks wouldn’t be allowed.

“My parents couldn’t see the rink we played on. They just knew we were there.”

But times change, he admits with a sheepish smile: “I wouldn’t let my own kids do that today.”

more (highly recommended)

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Simon Broke The Code

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via the Toronto Star,

Cherry said on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada that he “understands” why Simon stomped on Pittsburgh Penguin Jarkko Ruutu’s leg during a game last weekend. The incident led to Simon’s 30-game suspension last Wednesday, the longest in NHL history for an on-ice incident.

“He broke the code, you never do anything like that, but you can understand it somehow,” said Cherry.

read on and/or watch the video…

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Rangers Have Decisions To Make

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch of theOttawa Sun,

The Rangers haven’t had any talks with G Henrik Lundqvist, who can become a restricted free agent July 1 and is making $4.25 million this season. The Rangers are going to have to pony up about $8 million per season on a new contract to fend off the threat of an offer sheet from a team looking for goaltending help. The Lightning, Kings and Oilers would all be in the running.

If the Rangers decide to trade W Jaromir Jagr at the deadline, Detroit is a possible destination.

much more rumor talk…

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Problem In Pittsburgh

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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The fall out of favor of Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik, scratched from the last two games, is merely symbolic of the dysfunction striking the Penguins.

A notable number of players in the room harbor bitter feelings toward head coach Michel Therrien and assistant Andre Savard. There is resentment, we’re told, over the manner in which veteran Mark Recchi was waived. Ruutuu and Gary Roberts have asked for trades.

more and some Simon and NHLPA talk too…

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Why Boo Briere

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sabres Edge at the Buffalo News,

The comments have been nearly nonstop on whether Daniel Briere should have been booed mercilessly when he returned to Buffalo on Friday. And the words are passionate on both sides of the argument. One site even had to shut down the message board topic because the chatter turned into fans with opposing views typing vulgarities at each other.

For even more words on the matter, here we go: The booing of Briere was absolutely wrong, especially at the start of the game.

He helped make the Sabres matter again. When he arrived, games consisted of about 9,000 fans and a few writers.

read on and just a little reminder, Sergei Fedorov still gets booed in Detroit so it will probably continue in Buffalo too.

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Note to Farber:  Eat It

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Michael Farber can point to December 4th as the day he became the Minnesota Wild’s worst enemy.  After months of serious research, that was the day he declared St. Paul as “America’s new Hockeytown.”

Three days after that the Wings outshot the Wild 34-19 and swirlied them to the tune of 5-0.  And three weeks after that?  All it did was get worse.

Associated Press

After another dominating victory over the Minnesota Wild, Detroit Red Wings center Kris Draper packed his bag in front of his locker and was asked where he was headed.

“I’m going back to Hockeytown,” he said with a smile.

F’ing A right you are.

 

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Half The Team’s Hurt…Might As Well Live Blog

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Igor Grigorenko has been recalled from Russia and will play on the Wings third line with Dennis Derosiers and Saline Policeman Chad Dana, 1987 standout for the Arthur Hill Lumberjacks.  Dana, typically a stay-at-home defenseman said he’s comfortable playing the wing, even after a 20 year absence from organized hockey.

No, none of that’s happening. It was a gratuitous slam at Grigorenko, a tribute to my favorite Saginaw Gear and a not-so-subtle salute to my drunk friends from my hometown.  Good enough? 

Excellent.

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