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Andreychuk Honored- Looks To Father

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the St. Petersburg Times,

In his rookie season with the Buffalo Sabres, Dave Andreychuk would anxiously skate through warmups. Then a wide-eyed 19-year-old, Andreychuk would scan the stands for several seconds before finally "getting the signal." It was his father, Julian, waving from behind the glass. The steel mill worker made the 90-minute drive from Hamilton, Ontario, for most of his son's home games. "I'd see him and know everything would be okay," Andreychuk said. "I was inspired by him."
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Vote Here

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

With a paper ballot no longer an option for All-Star voting, how do teams encourage their fans to vote? The San Jose Sharks are bringing the ballot to the fans...

SAN JOSE – Beginning Dec. 7, 2006, HP Fan Balloting Stations will be installed at HP Pavilion providing access for fans attending Sharks home games to log on to NHL.com and vote for their favorite Sharks players for the “Cold-Fx/NHL All-Star Game, to be held Jan. 24 in Dallas. Hewlett Packard has donated six HP dv6000 laptops that will be placed throughout the HP Pavilion concourse for all Sharks home games for the month of December, in addition to voting stations that will be set up inside the Sharks Store, at Logitech Ice and Sharks Ice at Fremont. Fans who vote could win a trip to the 2006 NHL All-Star Game and a chance to meet NHL legend Mark Messier, courtesy of the NHL. Four Sharks are included in the ballot to determine the starting line-up for the Western Conference squad: Captain Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, Jonathan Cheechoo and Scott Hannan.
Another example of pro-active thinking by the Sharks!

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Canucks Looking For Offense

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Vancouver Province,

Not only are the Canucks the league's lowest-scoring team with an average of just 2.11 goals per game, they've managed only five goals in their last six outings and have scored two or fewer goals in 14 of their last 16. "The way we've been playing for a while, we're probably pretty easy to defend," said Canucks captain Markus Naslund, who found himself on a new line at practice Tuesday with Brendan Morrison and Jan Bulis. "We're not generating much real quality offence and that has to come from wanting to make a difference."
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Take Away Points For The Landing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The talk this morning was the move by Pierre-Marc Bouchard during a shootout against Chicago last night.

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Goalie Issue In Toronto

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

Let's face it. Raycroft was given the starter's job in the pre-season without actually earning it, and for 23 starts he has been allowed the opportunity to convince fans and his teammates he's worthy of the No. 1 role. But it just hasn't happened. It might still, but it hasn't happened yet. After defying the experts with their elevated play for six weeks, the Leafs have become extraordinarily collapsible, outscored 14-2 in the third periods of their last five games.
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Where’s Marian

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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

There's major concern about Minny RW Marian Gaborik. As reported in the Sunday Sun, he may have suffered a setback with a groin injury that has already forced him to miss 19 games and wasn't on the ice with the club at practice Monday. "I was surprised he wasn't there and I don't know when he will be," said Wild coach Jacques Lemaire.
more on the NHL, including a bit on Yashin...

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What Will Lou Do- Part 2

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the NY Post,

In less than 11/2 seasons, the Devils' salary cap victims already include Dan McGillis, Alex Mogilny, Grant Marshall and Jeff Friesen. There's liable to be at least another, soon. Defenseman Richard Matvichuk says he's almost ready to make his season debut from summertime disc surgery. But before he does, Lou Lamoriello will have to clear another $1.3 million in full-season salary to stay under the cap. Matvichuk won't be in the lineup when the Canadiens visit the Meadowlands tonight, still on Long-Term Injury status that allows Lamoriello to replace his salary on the roster, until he's ready to return. Matvichuk thinks he's ready now.
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Creative Journalism 101: Chelios’ Age

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I guess since every newspaper within 50 miles of an NHL city is doing a "Chelios is really frigging old" story, the Detroit News decided to jump on board. John Niyo/Detroit News

And in the Wings' last victory, a 2-1 nailbiter over the Dallas Stars a week ago, there was no hesitation from Babcock about which defensemen to put on the ice in the final minute of the game. Over the boards came Nick Lidstrom, the team captain, and Chelios. "The thing I know about Cheli is, when the game's on the line, he knows where to be, he knows what to do and he's gonna make the right decision 99 percent of the time," said Babcock, who is 15 months younger than Chelios.

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Chasing Manny

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Big night for Brett Hull, and perhaps the biggest night of the season for a player he mentored in Detroit: Pavel Datsyuk. Statistically? Mediocre by Datsyuk's regular season, career standards. But, placed back on a line with Hank Zetterberg and immediately rewarding Mike Babcock for the move? Oh, that's pretty big. Ted Kulfan/Detroit News

"The bottom line is, they're good players," said Babcock of Datsyuk and Zetterberg. "They were a good line for us (with Mikael Samuelsson), but we had four good lines tonight."

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The Mouth That Roared Joins NBC

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail:

NBC will announce Wednesday that Brett Hull is joining its National Hockey League telecasts. Hull, one of the best (and most outspoken) Americans to play the game, will join Bill Clement and Ray Ferraro in the studio as an analyst. "I just think he's going to really stir it, and that's going to be fun," said Sam Flood, NBC's executive producer of hockey telecasts. "And we've got the outdoor set [the rink at Rockefeller Center in New York]. It will be fun putting this guy on the ice between periods." NBC pursued Hull early last season after he retired. He declined the job, but Flood got in touch with him during the summer.
continued added 9:28am, NBC Sports official release...

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