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Wilson Not Happy With Sharks Play

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

Ron Wilson had the entire team standing near him, but not huddled together as players usually are when he’s providing direction. And as soon as I got within earshot, it was clear he was upset.

He talked about a lack of professional pride. He talked about being mentally prepared. He questioned why his players didn’t apply more pressure on the player with the NHL’s worst plus-minus rating, their former teammate Scott Hannan. And he clearly was unhappy with his team’s attention to detail — an important matter throughout the Sharks’ hierarchy — when it comes to things like short passes and clearing the puck out of the defensive zone.

much more...

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Liveblog Anyone?

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Last few have been uneventful, but we’ll give ‘er another shot.  Previews of tonite’s game can be found here and here.

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  Tags: liveblogging

The Bloggers On HNIC

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Note: post is sticky to the top of KK for now.  Regular updates of hockey news will continue below.

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Great feature just on HNIC pre-game featuring many of the well known hockey blogs.  The mention was much appreciated and a great job by all the bloggers involved. We will have more in a bit.

 

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Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Bloggers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: bloggers, cbc, hnic, hockey+night+in+canada, media

5 Minutes of Datsyuk

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Waiting for the game to start? 

This should tide you over for a while.

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  Tags: datsyuk, video

Schedules and stuff

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

...we could always talk Army/Navy?  Nah.  First half’s almost done and this game’s over.  Scratch that idea.  We could talk Les Miles to Michigan, as Kirk Herbstreit reported on ESPN this morning?  Nope.  Miles has a presser at 1:45 to announce he’s staying at LSU.  One note on that: Michigan screwed themselves by opening their elitist idiot traps.  If they’d stayed quiet, Miles would be theirs…after today’s game.  Idiots.

Ok. The new schedule. The schedule we all wanted?  Yeah. Getting closer to it anyway. 

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  Tags: bertuzzi, central, downey, drake, fellow+bloggers, franzen, hasek, lidstrom, osgood

Could Tampa Bay Move One Of The Big Three

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Spector has an analysis on the talk that the Bolts may move Lecavalier, St. Louis or Richards.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Tampa Bay Lightning, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: hockey+rumors, tampa+bay+lightning, trades

How About Calling It Fair

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette,

The schedule for teams in the Eastern Conference will get tougher next season when the NHL adopts a new schedule….

“It’s going to be tougher,” admitted Devils coach Brent Sutter, “but there’s nothing I can do about it. When you’re a coach, someone gives you the schedule and you play the games.”

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  Tags: brent+sutter, new+jersey+devils, nhl+schedule

No Goals Allowed - Is That Allowed?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Vancouver Sun,

There is this thing in baseball about a pitcher carrying a no-hitter into the late innings: You never go near him in the dugout and you never, ever say the word “no-hitter.” Never. Ever.

So what are the Vancouver Canucks supposed to do with Roberto Luongo?...

He is shooting for his fourth straight bagel Sunday in Minnesota. The NHL record is five, set by Phoenix’s Brian Boucher four seasons ago.

“The old rule still stands about using the notorious ‘word’ before the end of a game,” Canuck goalie guru Ian Clark chuckled Friday. “Guys get into nicknaming it different things, but they don’t say the dangerous ‘word.’ They’ll use code or talk in various hushed tones, but they don’t want to be caught saying the naughty ‘word’ in case someone hears them.”

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Vancouver Canucks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: goalies, ian+clark, roberto+luongo, shutout

They’ll Never Forget

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TerryJones of the Edmonton Sun,

While the Oilers moved out of last place and into a tie with the Calgary Flames with the win last night, Brian Burke’s quote still looks good.

“We’re going to take three draft picks back and given Kevin’s recent performance I expect them to be excellent picks,” said Burke after Lowe signed restricted free agent Penner and sacrificed a first-, second- and third-round draft pick in a very good draft year. If the Oilers stay where they are in the standings, Burke will be picking very early indeed.

Then there’s the flip side of it.

When Lowe traded Mrs. Pronger and her husband to the Ducks two years ago, the Oilers ended up with Anaheim’s first-round draft pick. As the Stanley Cup champion Ducks struggle, the Oilers could be picking a lot earlier than they expected.

more on the Oilers…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Edmonton Oilers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: anaheim+ducks, brian+burke, edmonton+oilers, kevin+lowe

1,000 Games For Tkachuk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

However, as Tkachuk’s opportunities get fewer, he is beginning to appreciate the career accomplishments that are coming his way. One of the most significant will come tonight when he plays Game No. 1,000 in the NHL….

“When we came in, nobody thinks they’re going to be in the league that long ... it’s an amazing accomplishment,” Weight said. “But you know ‘Walt’ ... he’s too cool for school. You know, he’ll say, ‘Ah, it’s not that big of a deal.’ But deep down, Walt knows it’s a great accomplishment and he’s excited.”

more

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  Tags: keith+tkachuk, st+louis+blues

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