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Joe Juneau making a difference….

I recommend watching both videos… 1 then 2

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Numbers Don’t Lie

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Sam McCaig at THN,

Numbers don’t lie.
1.  Montreal, at 10-4-3, is tied with Colorado for the third-best winning percentage in the league (.676). Not bad for a team The Hockey News predicted would finish 13th in the Eastern Conference this season. The New Jersey Devils, at 7-9-2, were holding down 13th in the East through Nov. 15.

2.  Buffalo, at 6-10-1, is 29th in the league in winning percentage (.382), ahead of only Washington (6-11-1, .361). And have you heard this one about Buffalo? They haven’t scored the first goal in 14 consecutive games;

continued…

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Gerber is #1

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Chris Yzerman at CP via Yahoo,

The confidence of goaltender Martin Gerber is also sky high and, after a difficult first season in Canada’s capital, the 33-year-old has emerged as the surprise No. 1 netminder on the NHL’s hottest club out of the gate.

“I think we’ve had a good thing going since training camp started as a team and kept really building from it. Personally, I got my game back and feel more comfortable in there,” says the 33-year-old native of Burgdorf, Switzerland, who will be in goal Saturday when the Senators visit the Air Canada Centre to face the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET).

With a 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, Gerber recorded his league-leading 12th victory of the season against just one defeat.

more… on Gerber’s career rebound

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Mattias Norstrom Placed on IR in Dallas

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the Dallas Stars,

The Dallas Stars announced today that the club has placed defenseman Mattias Norstrom on the injured reserve list retroactive to November 9. The Stars also recalled defenseman Mark Fistric from the Iowa Stars, Dallas’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Norstrom, 35, suffered a small fracture to his orbital bone in the Stars’ Nov. 7 contest at San Jose and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

 

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Nashville Investors Confirm a Deal is Reached

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From The Tennessean,

David Freeman, head of the group buying the Nashville Predators hockey team, put out this statement this afternoon:

“We are excited to reach an agreement with the Mayor’s Office on lease changes to keep the Predators in Nashville under local ownership. We are very appreciative of Mayor Dean for getting this done amid the many priorities he has as the new mayor of our city. He obviously has a strong desire for this hockey team to remain in Nashville.”

continued… with the rest of the statement

Updated 5:52pm ET: From the AP via USA Today,

Mayor Karl Dean said the agreement guarantees the team will stay in Nashville for the next five years or the city’s financial investment will be paid back.

The changes for the Sommet Center must be approved by the Metro Sports Authority and city council. The NHL Board of Governors must approve the $193 million sale.

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Doug Armstrong Will Land on his Feet

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Pierre Lebrun, CP via MetroNews,

“It’s just part of the business. I’m viewing this as a great time to teach them how to respond to adversity. I have to be strong at home and go out and get another job and let them know that when you have a setback and you have to stand up and get back on your feet.  That’s what society demands and that’s what we demand of ourselves.”

Armstrong’s deal with the Stars pays him through the 2010-11 season but he doesn’t plan on sitting on the couch. He wants to work.

He’s already been contacted from numerous friends around the league and given his excellent reputation he needn’t worry.

“Someone said when you get let go, because it’s never if but when, just make a list of names of people that called you and that’ll give you a pretty good feeling of what you’ve done,” said Armstrong. “So I’ve got that list and I’m on the third or fourth page now. It means a lot when people around the league reach out to you and show their support.”

more…

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Is The Game Too Fast

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Maybe it’s time to frame the discussion about what’s going on by asking the question: Is the game of hockey, played at the NHL level, too fast for its own good?

There’s little doubt that the league, in the post-lockout era, is collectively faster than ever. The players are bigger, stronger and fitter. The equipment has never been more evolved. Attempts to get obstruction out of the game have largely succeeded, meaning there is flow and speed again through the neutral zone, which wasn’t always the case in the dark days prior to the lockout when the clutch-and-grab style trumped all others.

The unhappy byproduct of all this speed, however, is that the game changed again — and it became all about reaction and instinct….

read on plus more NHL bits…

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Gagne’s Concussion Issues

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the AP via NHL.com,

It took two bouts of dizziness and other symptoms for the determination to be made Wednesday that Gagne sustained at least one concussion, if not two.

“First of all we didn’t know for sure and secondly I wasn’t aware of the repercussions,” general manager Paul Holmgren said. “I was under the assumption ... if he’s got a mild concussion, he’s got to be out seven days. That’s not the case.”

Gagne was injured at Florida on Oct. 24 after being hit in the jaw by Panthers defenseman Jay Bouwmeester. He sat out four games, but the Flyers never said anything about a concussion. Gagne was said to be dealing with dizziness.  Gagne returned to practice after being symptom-free for two days. He followed that with a morning skate the next day on Nov. 5 before dressing for that night’s game at the New York Rangers.

Gagne came through that OK, but didn’t look like himself on the ice. Two nights later, he was hit by Pittsburgh’s Gary Roberts and the symptoms came back.

more…

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Back Soon

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

I just received an email from The Sailor and he promises to post on Sunday.  He has been without web access and is looking forward to being back home.

OK, let the comments begin!

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NHL Auctions:  HHOF Tribute Masks

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

imageCurrently up for auction at NHL.com are four, one-of-a-kind, hand-signed, HHOF Tribute Masks

One featuring each of Ron Francis, Al MacInnis, Scott Stevens and Mark Messier.  Bidding opened this week at $750 each (although Messier’s has already shot up in value) and will continue until December 7th. 

Money raised will be used to support the Shoot for a Cure program:

Shoot For A Cure Hockey is a campaign of the American and Canadian Spinal Research Organizations, which is directed at and led by the hockey community. The goals of the campaign are spinal cord injury awareness, prevention, research and cure. We seek to raise funds for spinal cord research, to promote prevention of hockey-related spinal cord injuries through the Play It Cool™ prevention program, and to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries in hockey.

 

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