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Slap Shot at the NYT has all the details…

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Leafs Go Interactive

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from Marketwire,

Beginning with tonight’s game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs, fans watching on Leafs TV or via NHL Centre Ice will be able to participate in a five-game contest that involves interaction with live hockey. Powered by LiveHive’s NanoGaming technology, the game—called Leafs TV Game Master—allows fans to play along while they watch, accumulate points, and qualify for prizes. Players make such predictions as who will get the next goal, as well as answer trivia questions, and chat with other fans.

more. wonder if it will allow you to make trades too?

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Anyone Can Be Benched

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from the National Post,

Lest you think Iginla was being picked on during the 3-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes, he had company on Tuesday in the second-period doghouse. In fact, personnel from the top two lines—Iginla, Kristian Huselius, Craig Conroy, Owen Nolan, Daymond Langkow and Alex Tanguay, the latter seeing a little more than two minutes of ice time in the middle frame.

The message from head coach Mike Keenan was clear—ice time has to be earned, and his top dogs weren’t earning it against the Desert Dogs.

But he also wanted to acknowledge the job being done by the worker bees on the third and fourth lines, and was looking for a spark from them.


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They Used To Be Backups

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from Ross McKeon of Yahoo,

It’s interesting to see what has happened this week to Manny Legace and Chris Osgood, a couple of goalies the Detroit Red Wings thought were nothing more than back-ups not long ago.

Legace was named the league’s No. 1 star for the week ending Jan. 6. The St. Louis Blues’ No. 1 man in the net has pretty much been spot on all season, despite playing at less than 100 percent.

Osgood has played so well that not only has he emerged as the go-to guy in Detroit, but the Red Wings awarded the 35-year-old with a three-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Holy Hasek, what’s going on here?


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  Tags: chris+osgood, manny+legace

Hey Columbus, You Got Vinny!

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from Gregory Hardy at CBS Sports,

Feb. 14, 2012: Columbus Blue Jackets 3, New York Islanders 1, at Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio. Game in “The Horseshoe” was highlighted by a natural hat trick by Columbus’ Vincent Lecavalier in a four-minute span in second period.

more “future” outdoor games…

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Flyers Getting Healthy

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from the Philadelphia Flyers,

Simon Gagne (concussion), Jason Smith (leg injury), Sami Kapanen (facial lacerations) and Scottie Upshall (sprained ankle) all skated with their teammates on Wednesday at practice. If this were a football injury update, Gagne and Kapanen would be on the probable side, while Smith and Upshall would be listed as questionable.

Of course, the big news is that Gagne, who has missed the last 26 games, will get back into game action after the long layoff.

“I’ll be nervous,” said the two-time 40-goal scorer. “I was a little bit nervous coming in for practice today. I felt good again on the ice and I’m looking forward to playing in New York.”


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Decisions For Kings

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from Jeff Gordon at Fox Sports,

With their playoff hopes dashed, Lombardi may have to get a head start on retooling the team. Aside from pondering a coaching change, he must explore whether to trade veterans to contenders willing to spend draft picks and prospects.

Rob Blake and Nagy are due to become unrestricted free agents this summer and Blake is apparently willing to finish this season with a contender.

Lombardi will have some cap room to play with after the season, but he must decide what to do about his coaching staff and the poor results this season.


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Hot Shots

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from James Duthie of TSN,

Sources tell TSN the NHL will introduce an NBA Slam-Dunk Contest style shootout at this year’s All-Star Skills Competition in Atlanta.

Players will be asked to perform the craziest trick-shots they can come up with. Between the leg shots, spin-a-ramas, over the shoulder lacrosse moves, it’s all fair game. A panel of celebrities, still to be announced, will judge the shooters on their originality.

The shootout will feature three players from each conference. They will be allowed to start from anywhere on the ice, even behind the net they are shooting on.


My money is on Datsyuk or Ovechkin!

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McCarty: “Wings At The Top Of My Wish List”

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Darren McCarty on HNIC radio, via Sirius, this afternoon said he feels good after his first game with the Flint Generals, that he’s comfortable staying in the IHL the rest of the year if no one picks him up, and that he considers his tenure there as a tryout for any NHL team interested in signing him. 

When Kelly Hrudey asked him if there was one team he’d like to play for more than any other, McCarty wasn’t shy in identifying Detroit as that team.

“I’m not going to lie, Detroit’s at the top of my wish list.”

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Updates on Numminen and Thibault

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Mike Harrington at Sabres Edge,

Lots of news from the Sabres camp Wednesday around Teppo Numminen and Jocelyn Thibault—two guys who haven’t seen the ice much this season outside of practice.

The latest on Numminen is that he’s been told he has to wait six months after his heart surgery—or the middle of March—before Sabres doctors clear him for full contact. And while it still smells like the Sabres are trying to shirk their way out of paying any of his $2.6 million salary, I reached Numminen at his home today and he said, “doctors talk to doctors” when asked what has changed in the last week since he gave a glowing post-practice report after a return from the Cleveland Clinic. The heart is fine but no one, he says, is confident the scar in his chest cavity is sufficiently healed for him to play.

continued… with updates on Thibault as well

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  Tags: injuries, jocelyn+thibault, teppo+numminen

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