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Capturing The Fan

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from the Edmonton Journal via the Chronicle Herald,

Filmmaker Simon Dekker has a simple definition of a sports fan — someone who believes. For the past few weeks, Dekker has been travelling to cities throughout North America filming hockey fans to find out why ordinary people get so emotionally involved in professional sports. Using the NHL playoffs as his backdrop, he is exposing fankind’s deepest secrets.... Dekker said he’s not trying to capture wire climbers, police confrontations or women flashing their breasts. Rather, he said he wants to find out why fans have an "unending pursuit for recognition, belonging and glory." Dekker hasn’t seen any celebrations in California. Parking lots in San Jose and Anaheim are empty within 15 minutes of the end of the game, he said, and there are no traffic jams.
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Good In The Long Run

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from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

This is what happens, ladies and gentlemen, when the NHL uses its powers for good, not evil. Instead of debating "The Code" and whether Steve Moore deserved what he got, this country is seriously taking steps to develop a better game based on speed, skill and hitting without all the hooking, holding, tripping and interference that our children have been taught as more important than stickhandling and scoring goals for the last 15 to 20 years. Imagine that.
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A New Game For Sergei

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Segei represents the "rest of the world". image

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No Diving Zone

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from the CP via the Globe and Mail,

Only two games into the NHL's Eastern Conference final and the coaches are already going at it. A day after Hurricanes head coach Peter Laviolette said he felt some Buffalo players were diving in the third period of Monday's 4-3 win by Carolina, Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff mounted his own attack. "They got some good calls on some of their diving antics early in the game," Ruff said after Tuesday's practice at HSBC arena.
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Olczyk Hired By Comcast For Chicago Games

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from the Chicago Blackhawks,

Comcast SportsNet has announced the hiring of former Chicago Blackhawk and local hockey icon Eddie Olczyk as the new color analyst for all Blackhawk telecasts on Comcast SportsNet starting next season.
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Maven Talk

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from Stan Fischler of MSG Network,

-Don’t be surprised if Sergei Samsonov winds up in San Jose this Summer. -An interesting role player who becomes Unrestricted this summer is Dan Hinote, who is one of five players still on the Avs’ roster from the 2001 Stanley Cup team. Of course, there’s the matter of Rob Blake’s return and whether Joe Sakic will stay or go. If the Avs lose either, they can forget about a playoff berth for the next two years.
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TV Ratings Will Never Have An Impact

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from Sports Illustrated,

There has been much chatter in sporting circles about the NHL's impending Stanley Cup finals Armageddon. The basic argument is that none of the four teams left in the tournament can draw flies, let alone eyeballs, to TV screens across the United States, where the majority of franchises dwell; thus The New NHL is destined to shake hands with famine, plague, boils, locusts and fiery destruction.... Thus the stark bottom line remains: The only way the NHL will ever garner boffo TV ratings coast-to-coast is if it employs nude female referees, the players are allowed to use handguns, Oprah Winfrey tends goal and Gary Bettman delivers free beer right to your door.
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Sharks Broadcast Team Awarded Hardware

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from the San Jose Sharks,

The Northern California Chapter of the National Television Academy has recognized the San Jose Sharks and FSN Bay Area for its commitment to quality programming by awarding the network three Emmy Awards at the 35th annual Northern California Emmy Awards ceremony last Saturday evening in San Francisco. On Camera Talent – Sports Play-by-Play/Analyst San Jose Sharks Hockey - Randy Hahn, Play-by-Play Talent; Drew Remenda, Color Talent; Glen Kuiper, Sideline Talent
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Edmonton Or Bust

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It has been a week or so since we last visited Losse Change at the Hockey News. Today LC is all Oilers.

I might as well cut right to the chase. Like it or not, we are about to see another championship banner unfurled fairly soon at Rexall Reach Centre or North Boogie Wonderland Place. Let’s just say Edmonton. Can you feel it building? Since giving the Wings their recall notice, the Oilers have been living off a steady diet of West Coast seafood and cartoon poultry
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Free Agent Primer

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from Chuck Gormley of NHL.com,

While the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes battle it out in the Eastern Conference Finals this week -- anyone who picked these two teams to be playing in mid-May back in September should be granted an interview as the Islanders' next general manager -- 13 other conference teams are examining their rosters for 2006-07. This week, we'll take a quick peek where they stand with their free agents:
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