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Coaches Keep An Eye On Each Other

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from the Star Tribune,

In the NHL, not only is practice open to reporters, it’s open to opposing coaches. On Thursday, Wild coach Jacques Lemaire and goaltending coach Bob Mason watched Anaheim’s entire practice from the stands. Even though Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said it didn’t bother him, he also told reporters of Lemaire’s presence—twice—without being asked as he began his news conference.
Round 1 of the playoffs isn’t even two games old, and already there’s a little gamesmanship going on.

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Perspective

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A great game, a perfect game really.  But just one game, and only the first.  Big, fat recap in the morning after we’ve had a chance to digest this one. But, while we’re on the subject of perspective; the first star tonite goes to the grandfather of A2Y reader Teamdub.  He’s a Bronze Star awardee who probably won’t make it through the night.  One of our nation’s real heroes and a member of a dwindling generation that was full of them.

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Back At It Tomorrow

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the AP via the Sporting News,

“If you win, you feel like you’re on top of the world. If you lose you feel like you’re never going to win another game,” said Mike Modano, whose Stars have now lost five straight overtime playoff games. “But you have to forget about that.”
With Game 2 starting at 6 p.m. in Vancouver on Friday night—less than 42 hours after Game 1 finally ended—there isn’t much time to dwell on the past. With players on both teams in need of intravenous fluids between overtime periods and after Wednesday’s marathon to stay hydrated, they’re happy to forget about it.

read on and Canucks have some injuries to deal with…

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Evidence That I’m Losing It

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I’m actually going to pay the Detroit News a compliment.  Nah, not really. They’re liveblogging the game.  Dana Wakiji and Terry Foster. 

Wakiji

Guess who I rode up with in the elevator?
Here’s a clue: they held the elevators for them. Yes, it’s the owners of the Red Wings and Tigers, Mike and Marian Ilitch. Mrs. I asked if I was staying the night since I had a wheeling computer case with me. I’m just hoping it’s not actually the whole night, as in the Canucks and Stars.

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Cheechoo Has Knee Sprain

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the AP/TSN via TSN,

San Jose Sharks leading goal-scorer Jonathan Cheechoo underwent an MRI on Thursday and is listed as day-to-day with a knee sprain.
Cheechoo, who was not using crutches but was heavily wrapped, is listed as ‘‘extremely doubtful’’ for Game 2 but a final determination on that won’t be made until Friday.

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added 7:00pm, from the AP via the Santa Barbara News,

San Jose coach Ron Wilson had no problems sharing his anger.
‘‘But the league apparently has addressed it, and we’ll just go forward. Cheechoo, I don’t know when he’ll play. Hopefully he’ll be able to come back this playoff. I don’t know right now,’’ Wilson said.
Asked if that meant Cheechoo wouldn’t return in this best-of-seven series or this postseason, Wilson said he did not know. Game 2 is Friday night in Nashville.
Predators coach Barry Trotz studied eight different angles of the collision near the Nashville blue line nine minutes into the second period. Hartnell was ejected and given a five-minute major for kneeing.
‘‘The more I look at it, the more I realize it’s probably not even a penalty. He went to hit him, Cheechoo tried to get out of the way. Unfortunately, they locked knees, and Cheechoo got the worst of it. In terms of the elbow in the face, which I think was claimed, he hit his mouth on the ice,’’ Trotz said.

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Your Gameday Dose Of Cheli

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Gotta hand it to Chris Chelios.  Two-and-a-half hours before Game 1 and there he was on WDFN, and here is on A2Y.  Today he discusses playoff pressure, Big Brett changing picks on the fly, postseason officiating and the importance of one H. Zetterberg.  Listen here and turn up your volume, the recording is low today.

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Tick, Tock…

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Three hours and change, or the equivalent of one half of a Vancouver/Bubba Sr. game.  Speaking of which, the die-hards who stayed up and watched that entire game are just waking up.  A few of them are commenting below.  You can tell they’ve had no sleep because they’re using terms like “dratto”.  Of course, that was Jeff from Oklahoma…which explains his vocabulary.

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Everyone Wanted Information

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (April 12, 2007) – NHL.com experienced record traffic on the last day of the National Hockey League’s regular season Sunday, April 8, 2007, due in part to the heated competition for a coveted spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the site’s offering of original content that includes exclusive stories, video interviews with players, and the highlight show NHL On the Fly: Final.

NHL.com experienced 1,724,406 user sessions and more than 15 million page impressions on Sunday, April 8, which marks a 51.4% increase in sessions and 40.4% increase in number of page impressions compared to traffic experienced on the last day of the 2005-06 NHL regular season (April 8, 2007).

Sunday’s traffic also surpassed numbers experienced on the 2007 Trade Deadline Day (Feb. 27, 2007), which is historically one of the busiest days of the year for NHL.com, with an increase of 10.7% of sessions and 11.5% of page impressions.

All audience figures courtesy of Nielsen//NetRatings SiteCensus.

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Mullets Everywhere

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from ESPN,

Back by popular demand, we bring you the Second Annual Melrose Mullet Madness Gallery!
Just like the playoffs, the mullet is another tried and true tradition in hockey. It’s the only cut that we know that has its own motto: “business in the front, party in the back.” The only hairdo to earn a line in one of the best movies of all time, “Cool Hand Luke.” You remember, don’t you? When Dragline yelled out “mulletheads!”

read on for mullet talk and pics…

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Do The Right Thing, CBC

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the NHL Fanhouse,

But there’s one area where the CBC is going backward, not forward, and that’s with its online product.
Last night, the CBC debuted Hockey Night Online, an online only pre-game and post-game program. Unfortunately, as my friend Paul Kukla discovered, the Web cast only works for folks who have Canadian IP addresses.

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added 2:37pm, I just made a quick call to the CBC, and they are restricted from showing the streaming material in the US.  That answers that but maybe we can get that worked out for next year?

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