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Brad May Gets A Shot

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce MacLeod of Red Wings Corner,

If all goes well for the 37-year-old forward, he’ll wind up with a contract and a spot on either the Griffins or Red Wings roster.

May is not going with the Red Wings when they leave for Sweden, Sunday, according to Detroit vice president and general manager Ken Holland, May will not be offered a contract before then.

May can play for Grand Rapids without signing a contract, getting new 25-game PTOs (professional tryouts). But before he can play an NHL regular-season game, May needs a contract.

“I’ve been through a lot of different things, but I’ve never had a summer like this,” said May. “The phone wasn’t ringing off the hook. I wasn’t waking up to messages every day. This happened and it was right. Now it’s work. It’s out of my control. That’s what you have to do as a player, just show everything you have.”


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Lessard Suspended

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

TORONTO (September 23, 2009) – Phoenix Coyotes’ forward Francis Lessard has been suspended for the remainder of the pre-season and three regular season games, as the result of a game misconduct penalty in a pre-season game against the Anaheim Ducks, September 18, the National Hockey League announced today.

The incident took place at 6:38 of the third period and Lessard was assessed a major penalty for boarding and a game misconduct for a hit on Anaheim forward Ryan Donally.

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Who Replaces Roenick’s ‘Voice’?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from CBC Sports,

Jeremy Roenick: The only guys I can think of that have the balls to speak their mind and to say things that are a little bit off the chart and off the record are [Marc] Savard in Boston and maybe [Washington star forward Alex] Ovechkin.

I think Ovechkin has the ability to say exactly what he wants to say, being off the cuff, being a little bit crazy, being a little bit edgy.

And I think Savard has the cockiness and arrogance to push the envelope. Plus, he’s got the ability to back it up….

Scott Oake:...Our best chance for outrageous quotes this year may be for the Russian players who are interviewed by publications back home and then claim they were misquoted or translated incorrectly from those remarks published in North America.



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The Latest From Phoenix Bankruptcy Court

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

Jim Balsillie has once again sweetened his offer for the Phoenix Coyotes.

When U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Redfield T. Baum opened an emergency hearing Wednesday morning to hear arguments about whether or not he should force the warring parties – Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes, Balsilllie, the NHL and the city of Glendale – into mediation on the sale, one of Balsillie’s lawyers introduced three changes to his $242.5-million (all currency U.S.) offer, one of which was presented to Glendale city council on Tuesday night. Balsillie also conceded he is willing to keep the Coyotes in suburban Glendale for the coming NHL season.


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How Things Work Around Here

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

If you are a regular KK reader, you can stop reading now.  If you happened to just find KK, well, read on a bit…

Since we are starting to get busy around here, I just wanted to make sure you understand today’s posts don’t end on the first page.  Do feel free to continue to the 2nd page and depending on how things go, the 3rd and 4th page will include news of the day.

Also, don’t forget to check out and use the KK Members section.  As long as your topic is hockey related, your views and blog posts are encouraged.

Also, make sure to check out all the other hockey blogs on KK by hovering over the ‘Blogs’ at the top of every page on KK.


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How Is It Going Ryan?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Adrian Dater of All Things Avs catches up with former Colorado player Ryan Smyth.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Los Angeles Kings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: ryan+smyth

Kings Hire Rich Hammond

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings today announced the appointment of long-time Los Angeles Daily News hockey writer Rich Hammond as beat writer/columnist for LAKings.com, the club’s official website.  Hammond, who will travel with the Kings full-time during the 2009-10 season, will begin providing exclusive content to LAKings.com on October 1.

“In this changing world as it relates to the landscape and consumption of sports news content, we are making an organizational commitment to give our fans one place to go – LAKings.com – to satisfy their appetite for Kings news and information ” said Kings President, Business Operations Luc Robitaille.  “We feel this is a landmark step for us as Rich will have full editorial control in his new position.  Kings fans deserve the best Kings coverage, and we’re excited that LAKings.com will be the new home for Rich’s insightful, objective and thorough reporting and analysis.”

Hammond will cover all Kings games and practices.  He will also provide feature stories, commentaries, video stories and more on the Kings and on the NHL.

added 5:12pm, Rich explains the hiring and his position.

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Under The Radar: Underrated Fantasy Free Agents

Blog: KK Hockey By Hippy Dave

Perhaps one of the most valuable bits of knowledge to be armed with going into your fantasy hockey draft is a clear idea of who the talented players will be this year that did not produce last year.  This can be due to season-hampering injury in the prior year, or because a player is a rookie just beginning to ramp up their production.  Knowing who isn’t showing up in your auto-ranked draft list can yield you some great mid to late round steals.

Today we’ll look at 20 of the most promising producers this year who weren’t even on the radar statistics-wise last year due to injury.

Continue Reading »

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What Will The NHL Look Like In The Future?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Given the recent controversies surrounding the futures of the Phoenix Coyotes (Jim Balsillie and the NHL dueling over a bid to buy the team) and the New York Islanders (owner Charles Wang fighting for a new arena on Long Island, or else), we wondered what was the best plan for the NHL moving forward.

Should Phoenix and New York stay in their respective cities? Should other franchises move? More teams? Less teams? European expansion? We put the question to some of our NHL experts and asked them how the league should look.

read on to see what the ESPN experts, LeBrun, Buccigross,, Melrose and Burnside have to say…

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A New Atmosphere In Montreal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Boone of Habs Inside/Out,

Jacques Martin got on Sergei Kostitsyn today.

“What the f—- are ydou doing over there?” Martin bellowed.

Later in the morning drills, Martin made a chalk-talk point and asked: “You got that, Sergei?”

“This was really my first practice with him,” Martin said in his post-practice press conference, pointing out that Sergei has skated with a split squad to date. The coach said Kostitsyn, like the other players still in camp, have to “develop the habits we want.”

The veterans are saying that the new coach runs a tough training camp. And they like it.

For his part, Martin said team fitness levels need some work.


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