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What Can You Do In 20 Seconds?

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At the beginning of the season, the National Hockey League announced that the duration of TV timeouts would be increased by 20 seconds. Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun writes this morning that coaches are putting that extra time to good use.

It's a gold mine," said the Maple Leafs' Paul Maurice. "It's seems like a very small detail," said the Atlanta Thrashers' Bob Hartley, "but that two-minute timeout, rather than a minute or a minute-and-a-half is a huge difference." In Maurice's case, it's the reason Mats Sundin's ice time has increased so dramatically this season. In Hartley's case, it's the reason Ilya Kovalchuk is third among NHL forwards in average ice time with 22:22.
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Leafs’ Ferguson Wants His Wing Games

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Via the Toronto Sun,

John Ferguson will arrive at the general managers meetings next week looking to add more Red Wings, Flames, Oilers and Canucks to his team's diet. The Maple Leafs GM will push for a revamped schedule, one that would see Toronto play those aforementioned teams more than the current two times every three years. "I will champion the cause to offer a greater variety of opponents at the Air Canada Centre, with an eye toward providing additional Canadian content, as well as attempting to rekindle the traditional Detroit-Toronto rivalry," Ferguson said last night via e-mail.
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October Ratings Revisited

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

William Houston of the Globe and Mail goes into detail on the NHL ratings, both in the U.S. and Canada...

A demographic breakdown helps shed light on attitudes toward the revamped game. The male 25-to-54 demo is down 9 per cent. This group is made up of people accustomed to the old NHL. Clearly, not all of them are sold on the new. However, the 18-to-49 male audience is up 11 per cent and the 18-to-34 male audience shows a whopping increase of 40 per cent. If, as the numbers seem to show, young males like today's hockey, that's good news for the NHL.
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The Good & Bad Deals

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from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

It's too soon to know with any certainty whether offseason moves will pay in the long run, and yet there are early indications that some NHL teams are benefiting significantly from what they did this summer. Here are 10 offseason moves that are paying off: 6. The Petr Principle: The Anaheim Ducks cast off Petr Sykora last season, and the New York Rangers didn't seem very upset about letting him go. The Edmonton Oilers signed him for $2.9 million and he's tied for seventh in the NHL scoring race. He's another offensive weapon for a team that has enviable depth at forward.
read on for the rest... plus some deals that weren't so good...

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Luongo Getting Plenty of Work

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Easiest job in hockey? How about backing up Roberto Luongo? Canuck second-stringer Dany Souborin has played in only one game this season, and it doesn't look like he'll be seeing action any time soon.

Luongo will start his seventh straight contest Thursday night when the Canucks take on the Wild in Minnesota. "Right now, with the way the schedule is and no [back-to-back games], Luongo is the guy," Vancouver head coach Alain Vigneault told reporters Wednesday, adding that he has no plans to use Sabourin in the coming weeks.
More from the CBC Postscript: Another little item you might want to keep your eye on? The gambling habits of a certain Vancouver blogger. Rest assured she's keeping close track of Roberto's record.
Anyway, I hereby agree to get this tattoo IF Luongo can actually play over .500 hockey by mid-season. If he’s winning more than he’s losing after game #42 in January (Luongo, not the Canucks), I’ll do it. And if Luongo doesn’t pull it off? I get nothing but the satisfaction of not wearing this idiotic tattoo for the rest of my life. (Geezus… the things I do for hockey.)
Go here for a reminder of her wager and to see the alleged "art".

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Jump On The Pens Bandwagon

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from Pierre McGuire at NBC Sports,

Get on the ride now. Get on before it is sold out. The Pittsburgh Penguins are rolling and after their overtime win in Los Angeles on Wednesday night they are officially the best early-season story in the league. With the Penguins you go into every game wondering what you are going to get, and you leave feeling as if you were really entertained. How has all this happened and will it last? The answers, in order, are: "hard work" and "yes.''
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Playing The HD Game Again

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As a KK member points out, if you depend on INHD to broadcast the Vs. HD game of the week, you're viewing time may be delayed. This tape-delay stuff has to stop!!! image

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Thrashers In The Mix

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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

What, you expected the Carolina Hurricanes to just wither up and blow away like a dandelion in a, well, wind storm? "Yeah, we're bored being Cup champs. Here, you take over." Not quite. Although the Atlanta Thrashers have been anointed the next great thing from the Southeast Division, and may yet fulfill that destiny, the Hurricanes served notice Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over the formerly red-hot Thrashers that they will not go quietly into that hockey night.
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Another Schedule Fix

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from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

The league is scratching around for every additional penny it can toss into the coffers, so adding four games will thrill the bean counters. But how do you tack the four onto the schedule without overtaxing the players and beating down the paying public? Simply by re-distributing the current workload in a practical fashion. Take four preseason games out of the meaningless category and put them on the official slate.... The second step requires the abolition of the six divisions and going with two conferences of 15 teams apiece.
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Google Video- Free Or Not

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Market Watch,

...In stepped Google with a way back to the mainstream. Starting Wednesday, every 2006-2007 regular-season NHL game can be watched, for free, on Google Video, the world's No. 4 most popular video-providing Web site. Google's corralled all the NHL material onto a single Web site, which comes across as a kind of NHL TV on the Internet, where thousands of NHL games are available to view through an Internet browser, or to download onto a personal computer to watch at a later time. The games are shown in their entirety and advertising-free. But that is likely to change, according to Google spokesman Gabriel Stricker. "We are hoping to make this content ad supported, enabling the NHL to earn revenue from online distribution of this content," he said.
more and notice the word free. until the NHL and Google come out with a statement, it is best to wait to see if there will be a charge...

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