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Tiger Shows His Teeth

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the AP via International Herald Tribune:

The world’s top golfer appeared via teleconference on Monday, promoting August’s PGA Championship at Oakland Hills in suburban Detroit.  Woods was asked if he was rooting for Detroit or Pittsburgh.

Woods started to laugh, then landed a zinger.

“I don’t really care. Let’s talk about the Dodgers,” the California native said. “I don’t think anybody really watches hockey any more.”

Charming, Tiger.  And you don’t want to get me started on my opinion of televised golf—but fortunately, the NHL’s Frank Brown responded with a lot more class than I would have:

“The National Hockey League has enormous respect for Tiger Woods, for all his accomplishments and for his work with the community. We think he’s a great golfer.”

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: golf, pga, tiger+woods

How About A Game 5 Live Blog?  You’ll See Some Old Friends, Good For The Soul

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I’ve already jinxed our Stanley Cup party.  So, now you can just relax.

It’s a Game 5 Cup Clinching Live Blog.

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Countdown To 11

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

3.5 hours.

6.5 hours.

Six years.

11 Cups. 

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Panthers Get Permission to Interview Paul Maurice

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Brian Biggane at the Palm Beach Post,

Panthers General Manager Jacques Martin said today that he has received permission to speak with former Toronto coach Paul Maurice about the vacant Florida coaching job.

Martin, speaking by phone just before the NHL general managers meetings in Detroit, said the permission came from interim Toronto GM Cliff Fletcher about two weeks ago, when Fletcher called to inquire about the services of Joe Nieuwendyk.

continued…

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  Tags: jacques+martin, paul+maurice

Leafs Have Offered Head Coach Position to… Someone

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From David Shoalts at the Globe & Mail,

Cliff Fletcher confirmed on Monday the Toronto Maple Leafs offered their head coach’s job to someone but did not identify him.

However, the only coach the Leafs spoke to recently was former San Jose Sharks head coach Ron Wilson. The Leafs recently asked for permission to talk to Wilson.

“We’re in negotiations,” Fletcher said before leaving an NHL GMs’ meeting to catch a plane.

He said they have spoken to only one coach about the job.

Update 4:48pm ET: Some thoughts on Fletcher’s future from Kevin McGran in the Toronto Star,

In an apparent about-face from what had been the Leafs stance since he replaced John Ferguson, it seems Fletcher is in the job for the long haul.

“Am I interested in keeping it? No, but I’m prepared to continue as long as necessary until they issues is resolved favourably for our board,” said Fletcher. “I’m committed to doing whatever I can to get the Maple Leafs going in the right direction and I’ll continue to do so.”

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  Tags: ron+wilson

Zetterberg a Top Dog

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the CP via TSN,

Whether he gets recognized with the award or not, it’s been quite a ride. Red Wings defenceman Niklas Kronwall first played with Zetterberg as a teenager in Sweden and never thought he’d see him blossom into the player he is now.

“Back then I didn’t think too much about it,” Kronwall said Monday before Game 5 of the Stanley Cup. “When I was 17 and he was 18, it was all about the Sedin twins. Hank was kind of the second-line winger on that team and didn’t get a lot of attention.”

There’s no question in Kronwall’s mind that Zetterberg is among the “top dogs” in Swedish hockey now.

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  Tags: henrik+zetterberg, niklas+kronwall

Rumor:  Patrick Marleau to Columbus

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From David Pollack at the ‘Working the Corners’ blog,

The drumbeat isn’t quieting down when it comes to those Patrick Marleau trade rumors.

In fact, the pace is picking up.

So let me add this to the mix: An NHL source — not connected with either team — advises that the Sharks and Columbus are indeed close to a deal. San Jose would send Marleau and another player (unspecified) to the Blue Jackets for their first-round draft pick — 6th overall in the NHL entry draft later this month — and right wing Nikolai Zherdev.

read on for Pollack’s analysis of the rumor

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  Tags: nikolai+zherdev, patrick+marleau, trade+rumors

Who Wins Game 5?

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Tonight’s a big night. The media is in a storm of activity, fans are excited (or terrified, depending on their affiliation) and the teams… well, it’s the calm before the storm, I suppose.

Most seem convinced that the Wings will take the series tonight, including Paul, Bill and Steve (I’m the lone holdout at KK believing Pittsburgh might still have some fight left).  But how about everyone else?

Do the Red Wings win it all tonight, or can the Penguins take it back to Pittsburgh for another shot on home ice?

 

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Tampa Signings

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the Tampa Bay Lightning,

The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed defenseman Alexandre Picard and signed defenseman Kevin Quick, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jay Feaster announced. Picard, acquired from the Philadelphia Flyers on February 25, signed a multi-year, one-way deal, while Quick received a multi-year, two-way contract.

“Picard played very well for us following his acquisition last season and both ownership groups established re-signing him as a priority this off-season,” Feaster said.

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  Tags: alexandre+picard, kevin+quick

A Dream Series Still Possible

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Terry Frei at ESPN,

In prime time, this could have been an effective infomercial for the NHL and the sport in the United States on NBC, from Game 3 and beyond.

It still can be—if the Penguins stop looking for conspiracy theories, cease being so paranoid about the officiating and can overcome what in some cases seems to be a curious lack of focus, as in Malkin’s case (in the series with the Cup on the line). Maybe, even if it ends Monday night, if the Penguins stop looking like a team that can’t yet handle the ultimate pressures, this still can go down as a great series. If they extend it, it truly can be…

A dream series.

more…

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  Tags: media

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