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LB: No Time For Apologies - Search And Destroy Bubba

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By VooX

No excuses or apologies.  The Wings need to win the old fashioned way, like back in 2007-2008.  Search and destroy without mercy.  Bubba must be made to felt the wrath of an angry Wings team.  The puck belongs to us, and we don’t want anyone touching it.

The victory is ours for the taking, facing an opponent in a tailslide, nothing short of a convincing victory is acceptable.

Today, I’m taking requests.  The song idea for today’s LB comes from A2Y super grrrl, Jennemy of the Skate.

Plus we have some very special announcements to tell everybody tonight relating to the Herm 2 Hockeytown effort.

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Does Souray In Colorado Make Sense?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

At this point to the season, I think it’s become clear what one remaining weakness of the Avalanche is, and one that needs to be addressed if it wants any shot at making and/or going deep into the playoffs: the power play.
Specifically, the Burgundy and Blue lack a point man with great PP quarterback abilities, one with a huge slap shot that makes the D back off and creates more garbage rebound goals for the forwards in front….

This is why I think the Avs should make a serious pitch for Souray, the Edmonton veteran. Yes, I know Souray is having a bad year and has had some off-ice drama as well. I know he’s 33 and a bit slow and doesn’t make a great pass out of his own zone. But I do know he still has one of the most feared slap shots in the game, and he can really play a mean, physical game down low.


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  Tags: sheldon+souray

Booth Close To Returning

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel,

DeBoer and Booth talked for a while near the bench today and then Booth chatted with Dave Zenobi. DeBoer said it was nothing more than just another daily conversation on Booth’s progress.

I spoke with Booth this afternoon. I got the feeling he’s going to be back one of the next three games after tonight—either Sunday against the Islanders, Monday against the Ducks or next Friday against the Flames. All three are home games. My guess would be Friday.

I asked Booth if he was ready to play. He said he’s getting closer, but isn’t quite there yet.

“If I felt ready to play in a game right now I’d be playing tonight,” Booth said. “I don’t know when that date is going to be. I just don’t want to put my team in jepoardy of anything where I’m not ready. Every shift now counts. If you make a mistake and the other team capitalizes, it’s tough to live as a player.”

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  Tags: david+booth

Esche Finds Himself In Russia

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dmitry Chesnokov at PuckDaddy,

I caught up with Robert Esche after a recent KHL game between SKA and Dinamo Minsk to get his take on playing in the KHL. Esche was riding a bike in an NHL-like equipped training room inside the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg after his team dropped the decision to Dinamo Minsk.

Q. Do you think it is still an option for you being three years out of the NHL to come back to North America?

ESCHE: I don’t know. Right now I am a free agent over here. Obviously, I love St. Petersburg, and I love playing over here. If it works in the NHL, it works. If it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I have kind of taken on a different role in my life, as opposed to when I was in Philly. I just went into a different direction. You just learn a lot about yourself when you’re over here. I think this was something I was lacking in the NHL. I guess time will tell what happens.

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  Tags: khl, robert+esche

The Odds For Hockey Gold At The 2010 Winter Olympics

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The PR folks for Bodog.com passed these on to me…

Odds to Win the 2010 Olympic Ice Hockey Championship    
Canada                                 1/1
Russia                                             2/1
Sweden                                 11/2
USA                                   7/1
Czech Republic                               15/1
Finland                                         16/1
Slovakia                                 40/1
Switzerland                             125/1
Germany                               400/1
Belarus                                         500/1
Latvia                                               500/1
Norway                                         500/1

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  Tags: winter+olympics

Expect Phaneuf To Stay In Calgary

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

Calgary’s massive defender is going through a difficult season—maybe he’s more than a bit guilty of buying into the hype that surrounded him early in his career—and his struggles to live up to expectations are reflected in his team’s current swoon. But at 24, there’s still plenty of time for Phaneuf to develop into a player who reads the game well enough to be physically imposing, positionally sound and a factor in the offense. The Flames don’t want to see his light go on while he’s wearing another team’s sweater.

After watching the Flames drop a 3-2 shootout decision Thursday night in Phoenix to run their losing streak to nine, it seems likely that Sutter will make some kind of move to ensure they remain relevant in the playoff discussion. But unless they can find someone who is willing to pay him $6.5 million for the next four years and offer up a player of similar age, accomplishment, and promise, Phaneuf will still be wearing the flaming C come March 4.

more hockey topics…

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  Tags: dion+phaneuf

Talking Trades

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN discuss the upcoming trade deadline.

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Anze Kopitar Has 101 Goals…

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

... watch them all in one video.

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  Tags: anze+kopitar

Joe Louis Arena: Our Home Down By The River

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By VooX

Thanks to the Emperor for giving me the heads-up on the following story from the new website, The Stadium Journey Development Blog.

Stadium Journey Blog

Stadium Journey is a brand-new web venture.  Our goal is to become a world-class community resource for sports fans, built around optimizing the experience of traveling to and attending live sporting events.

Cool idea, and an opportunity to give Herm a teaser about what the Joe Louis Arena experience is like.

Keep reading for highlights of Stadium Journey’s review of JLA, our home down by the river.

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Dick Pound Still Beating The Drugs Drum

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Norris of the Whig-Standard,

Four years after saying he believed that as many as a third of NHL players may be taking performance-enhancing drugs, the former chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency says the league still won’t admit it has a problem….

During a question-and-answer period following his speech, Pound was asked if he still felt the same way about performance-enhancing drugs in the NHL.

“I was attacking the closest thing to organized religion as you can,” he said of his original claim, made in January 2006.

Pound said he wasn’t referring to steroids, but rather stimulants, for which the NHL doesn’t test.

“Sudafed cocktails,” said Pound. “Those are performance-enhancing drugs.”

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  Tags: dick+pound

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