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All Talk - No Action

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

As NHL GMs wrapped up their meeting yesterday, Atlanta’s Don Waddell and San Jose’s Doug Wilson wandered off into a field for a discussion. The talk is Wilson has stepped up attempts to acquire RW Marian Hossa by offering C Patrick Marleau as part of a package.

Not far away on the patio at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Colorado’s Francois Giguere and Toronto’s Cliff Fletcher held a brief conversation with the Avs trying to buy. Philadelphia’s Paul Holmgren stopped to chat with Edmonton’s Kevin Lowe.

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What Happened?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

When the season is over, when the final tallies are counted and the standings are established, no one will differentiate between good points and bad points.

Know this, however - the term, “loser’s point” was made for last night’s Rangers hockey team that conspired to blow a 5-0 second-period lead on their way to an astonishing 6-5 shootout defeat to the Canadiens.

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Done Deal?  McCarty Signing Imminent

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Update 0616: McCarty scored again for Grand Rapids last night.  More below.

Well, take a look at Khan(!).  The Deep Digger Captain is out ahead of the pack and may have just drilled an exclusive.

MLive

“We’ll very likely make him a contract offer,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said on Tuesday. “We’ll make a final assessment in the next day or two.”

The embattled Khan(!) got quite a few comments out of Holland. So many, in fact, that it appears Kenny was just waiting for someone to ask him the question.

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All Lidstrom, All Over

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Scott Morrison, on HNIC radio last night said he was in a restaurant Monday night in Naples when Lidstrom got hurt.  Ken Holland was there too, with several other GMs, all watching the game.  Morrison said Holland’s eyes got big for a moment, followed by an awkward silence, then it was right back to normal. 

An interesting contrast to me.  I was in my living room, watching the game.  When Lidstrom got hurt, my eyes got big, followed by an awkward silence, followed by an attempt to sever my own achilles tendon with a Jenga block. I’m ok.

Today, everywhere you look, it’s all Lidstrom.

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Viktor Fedorov:  Print Hungry Dad Turns To Larin For Attention

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Green Bay Mike, our Russian A2Y Correspondent, checked in late last night and brings us the latest from Igor Larin.  I’ll leave it to George Malik to comment on the accuracy of Larin’s reporting in the past.  For now, Daddy Feds seems to thinks a return to Detroit is in everyone’s best interests.  And, in true Viktorian fashion, he’s got plenty to say about the Wings in general.

Sport Express

Believe me, if Detroit doesn’t improve in “the hockey thought” and athleticism, it will fail in play-offs again.

 

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Down By Five, Canadiens Win

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dave Stubbs at Habs Inside/Out,

Incredible. Impossible. Unbelievable.

The Canadiens scored five straight goals tonight to rally from a 5-0 deficit, then got a goal from Saku Koivu in the shootout and Cristobal Huet stopped all three himself, giving Montreal a 6-5 victory over the New York Rangers.

continued and at times, the sight is loading a little slow, probably being flooded by Habs fans…

The first time in the Canadiens history that they have had a comeback win after being down by five goals.

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Want One?

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Never saw these before, and probably would not want to, but a KK reader passed it on to me and I thought maybe I was just too old to appreciate these NHL fitted hats...

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Make Mats Pay To Stay

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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

At some point between now and next Tuesday, Maple Leafs interim GM Cliff Fletcher will go to captain Mats Sundin on bended knee and ask him in the nicest possible way to waive his no-trade clause so Toronto can begin the long task of rebuilding its rotted vessel.

No one knows what Sundin will say when this offer is presented to him, but the Leafs’ course of action should be very clear if he maintains his stated position that he has no intention of leaving Toronto.

First, Fletcher should immediately strip Sundin of the captain’s “C”. Then, Fletcher should make it very clear he will not re-sign the unrestricted free agent this summer or strongly recommend to the next full-time GM that Sundin not be re-signed.

After all, what kind of role model is Sundin if he refuses to commit the ultimate act of leadership by helping the team he professes to love get better?

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Wait- A Long Four Letter Word

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce MacLeod of Red Wings Corner,

Tonight will be spent as most Red Wings fans will, wondering what tomorrow morning’s MRI would reveal about Nicklas Lidstrom’s ailing right knee. Lidstrom was knocked woozy, Monday in Denver, when Avalanche forward Ian Laperriere ran the Detroit captain hard into the boards. Laperriere’s forearm landed on Lidstrom’s jaw and the defenseman bounced back off the boards.
(That was a dirty hit, by the way. Any time a player gets a forearms up on another player’s jaw and slams him against the boards, it’s dirty. It might have been accidental, but Laperriere sure didn’t act like it was.)

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Abel to Yzerman has much more on the Lidstrom talk…

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Avery Has A Shadow

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from David Kolb at Game On,

It always seems like there is something going on with Avery in the extracurricular realm; however, in-game he’s been the Rangers most important and effective player both down the stretch last year and now during the current playoff push

This is why in this space I will chronicle Avery’s game-to-game activity, be it zany or just productive, from this day until the Rangers either win the Cup, or get eliminated from the playoffs.

Every time he hits the ice, his legs are moving. There’s no standing around or loafing, if you will. His defensive coverage is one of the most overlooked aspects of his game, while on offense he has been nothing less than a sparkplug for the Rangers.

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