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The Maven Sees 2-2

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

Not for a minute do I doubt that Saturday night’s Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals will be one of the most arresting spectacles the NHL has seen in years. The Maven urges all hockey fans to watch. Perhaps more importantly, expect the Penguins to do what all those media geniuses said that they could NOT do after Game Two in Detroit, and that is get right back into the series.

Yessiree, Bob, I fully expect the Finals to be tied at two some time before 12:10 a.m. on Sunday morning.

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Afternoon Line

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“I don’t know why I have lasted, to tell you the truth,” he said. “There are times I have done some things I thought I was done for, but I’m still here. They must like my suits or something.”

Don Cherry at WTAE in Pittsburgh and video too…

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  Tags: don+cherry

The NHL Hour With Guest Vincent Lecavalier

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Vincent Lecavalier will be the guest on the NHL Hour today, hosted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show is on from 4-5 p.m. ET today on XM Satellite Radio (Channel 204) and NHL.com. NHL Hour is an interactive talk radio show that is hosted by a rotation of League executives, and co-hosted by XM sports host and former NHL player Bill Clement.

At show time, you can listen live by going to the NHL Network Online, then on the “NHL Livewire” link in the left column, and the show will then be accessible in the right column.

* While on the air, listeners can call into the show at 1-877-645-6696, or send questions/comments via this email address: nhlhour@nhl.com
**Archived shows available for download via a podcast on NHL.com. 

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  Tags: gary+bettman

A Look At Babcock

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Mike Babcock woke up Thursday, after the Detroit Red Wings’ first loss in the Stanley Cup final and did what he usually does the morning after a game: He talked to his wife and he talked to a fellow coach Dave King — and not necessarily in that order, either.

Babcock did it for reasons that he patiently explains all the time: That lifetime learning is a core belief; and that no matter how long he stays in the game, he doesn’t pretend to have all the answers.

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RIP Luc Bourdon

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Luc Bourdon of the Vancouver Canucks was killed today when his motorcycle crashed

into a tree

into another vehicle.

Alanah at Canucks and Beyond is providing updates to this tragic story.

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  Tags: luc+bourdon

Best SCF Game In Years

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Empty Netters,

We don’t care what team you root for. If you’re a fan of hockey, you were a fan of that game last night. That was perhaps the best final game since Game 1 of the 2006 final between Carolina and Edmonton (AKA, the “Ty Conklin” game). There was end-to-end action. Big shots, big saves, even bigger hitting. When you tune in on television or plunk down your money to attend a game, you want games like that.

The hitting was intense but clean. The sport is never more beautiful to watch than when two teams are doing everything to beat the daylights out of each but not resorting to the cheap stuff like the Penguins initiated at the end of Game 2.

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Thursday with Coach Therrien

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Q. Mike, you have a younger, bigger team than Detroit. Brooks was up here earlier talking about how you had hoped to make this a long series, and if so, that you thought you could pound them a little bit and take advantage of the fact that they’re an older team. Can you talk about that a little bit?

COACH MICHEL THERRIEN: There’s no doubt we want to be physical. And we’re both here to play a physical game. But honestly, we’re taking - the way I see it, we’ll take it game by game. And we’ll see at the end where the result’s going to be.

One thing for me that I see, our team, first of all, is getting better every game. Our team is getting more comfortable every game. Our team’s got more confidence every game.

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  Tags: michel+therrien, quotes, transcript

Talking to Penguins Talbot and Hall (Updated)

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Update 1:01pm ET: Interview with Ryan Whitney & Brooks Orpik now added below.

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Q. What do you feel like you did better in Game 3 than you had done in the previous two games, and what do you feel like you have to do better still in Game 4?

ADAM HALL: Well, I think we were just able to do a better job limiting our turnovers and forechecking, and I think that was kind of a key to help creating more offense for us.

MAXIME TALBOT: Yeah, we made some little adjustments. And obviously I think that the desperation in and the crowd got us going. Yes, we had a little slow start, but I think after that yesterday it was a cliche but we talked about getting the first goal, and that was huge for us. And we got it, and it was a different game for us. Because it’s easier to play, when you play against the Detroit Red Wings and they have the lead, it’s kind of hard to come back because they’re so smart and experienced.

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  Tags: adam+hall, brooks+orpik, maxime+talbot, quotes, ryan+whitney, transcript

Well Deserved Praise

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Ben Wright at Blueland Blog,

I was told John Kincade mentioned it on the air yesterday so I don’t feel like I’m spilling the beans, but I wanted to be one of the first to congratulate Craig Custance on an upcoming career move. Craig is leaving the AJC to become the national hockey writer for The Sporting News. Craig has done a great job as the Thrashers beat writer and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working alongside him as both of us covered the Thrashers in our own ways. I’ve learned plenty from Craig and he’s been nice enough to let me jump in on interviews on many, many occasions.

KK passes on our congratulations as well. We’ve cited many, many stories from Craig over the past couple seasons and he’s always done a thorough job covering the Thrashers for both his newspaper and in the online format. We’ll look forward to his national perspective in The Sporting News.

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  Tags: craig+custance, media

Thursday with Osgood and Draper (Updated)

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Update 1:11pm ET: Added another interview to this post. Below you’ll find words from Niklas Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg.

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Q. Chris, this week all your teammates and coaches have been saying that your ability to bounce back from losses or bad goals and things like that is really one of your strengths.  How do you do that so easily, and last night is a game that’s easier or tougher to get past?

CHRIS OSGOOD:  It’s over.  We didn’t come into the series thinking we were going to win four straight.  We were hoping to.  But to say we expected it to be a hard series would be right on.  Just play the game tomorrow.  I mean, the next day, just keep doing the same thing as I’ve been doing.  That’s about it.  I haven’t really put any thought into last night, this morning.

I thought it was a real good game.  Both teams played real well, and somebody has to win and lose every night.  We were on the short end last night.

Q.  If I could get you both to comment on this.  Mike Babcock came in this morning, the morning after a loss, jovial with the media and joking.  Can you talk about the way he kind of sets the mood for the team and kind of understands when to go at you and when to give you your space and how his feelings for that kind of thing?

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  Tags: chris+osgood, henrik+zetterberg, kris+draper, niklas+lidstrom, quotes, transcript

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