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A Canadian ‘Views’ U.S. Hockey Coverage

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from Sportsnet,

1. Many Americans (including the majority of folks in Hilton Head) don't get the Outdoor Life Network. 2. Most Americans would rather be outdoors soaking up the sunshine, as opposed to sitting indoors and watching hockey on the Outdoor Life Network. With these points in mind, it's easy to see why the U.S. ratings for the first-round of the playoffs have sunk from where they were in 2004. Back then, ESPN had the U.S. rights and averaged 560,000 for their first-round coverage. This year, on OLN, that number dropped to 277,000.
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Conference Semi-Final Schedule

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CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL SCHEDULE EASTERN CONFERENCE Date Time (ET) #1 Ottawa vs. #4 Buffalo Network Friday, May 5 7:00 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa CBC, OLN Monday, May 8 7:00 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa CBC, OLN Wednesday, May 10 7:00 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo CBC, OLN Thursday, May 11 7:00 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo CBC, OLN Saturday, May 13 * 7:00 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa CBC, OLN Monday, May 15 * 7:00 p.m. Ottawa at Buffalo CBC, OLN Wednesday, May 17 * 7:00 p.m. Buffalo at Ottawa CBC, OLN Date Time (ET) #2 Carolina vs. #3 New Jersey Network Saturday, May 6 2:00 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina NBC, TSN Monday, May 8 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina OLN, TSN Wednesday, May 10 7:00 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey OLN, TSN Saturday, May 13 3:00 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey NBC, TSN Sunday, May 14 * 7:00 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina OLN, TSN Tuesday, May 16 * 7:30 p.m. Carolina at New Jersey OLN, TSN Thursday, May 18 * 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Carolina OLN, TSN WESTERN CONFERENCE Date Time (ET) #5 San Jose vs. #8 Edmonton Network Sunday, May 7 8:00 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose CBC, OLN Monday, May 8 10:30 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose CBC, OLN Wednesday, May 10 10:00 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton CBC, OLN Friday, May 12 8:00 p.m. San Jose at Edmonton CBC, OLN Sunday, May 14 * 10:00 p.m. Edmonton at San Jose CBC, OLN Wednesday, May 17 * TBA San Jose at Edmonton CBC Friday, May 19 * TBA Edmonton at San Jose CBC, OLN Date Time (ET) #6 Anaheim vs. #7 Colorado Network Friday, May 5 10:00 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim OLN, TSN Sunday, May 7 3:00 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim NBC, TSN Tuesday, May 9 8:00 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado OLN, TSN Thursday, May 11 10:00 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado OLN, TSN Sunday, May 14 * 3:00 p.m. Colorado at Anaheim NBC, TSN Wednesday, May 17 * TBA Anaheim at Colorado OLN, TSN Friday, May 19 * TBA Colorado at Anaheim OLN, TSN * if necessary

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Vokoun Update

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from the AP via sth San Francisco Chronicle,

General manager David Poile said Wednesday that Vokoun still is undergoing tests. "Tomas might've talked to more doctors than you and I have talked to in our lives. He's getting lots of input and he's had lots of tests," Poile said. Poile said Vokoun has met with two vascular surgeons with more visits likely ahead for more opinions, and he's been on blood thinners for about a month. "I would hope and think after some of these tests come back we would get a little bit more acceptable timetable," Poile said. "I'm pretty optimistic based on what I've been told that he should be ready to go (in September)."
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Finalists Announced Thursday

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The National Hockey League will announce the three finalists for each of eight annual trophies on Thursday, May 4, at 1 p.m., ET. The trophies are: * Calder Memorial Trophy (Outstanding Rookie) * Frank J. Selke Trophy (Outstanding Defensive Forward) * Hart Memorial Trophy (Most Valuable Player To His Team) * Jack Adams Award (Outstanding Coach) * James Norris Memorial Trophy (Outstanding All-Around Defenseman) * Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (Sportsmanship and Gentlemanly Conduct) * Lester B. Pearson Award (Most Outstanding Player as voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players' Association) * Vezina Trophy (Outstanding Goaltender) The winners will be announced Thursday, June 22 at the 2006 NHL Awards Television Special in Vancouver.

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Questions For Flyers

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from the AP via Comcast Sportsnet,

Flyers chairman Ed Snider understood exactly how angry and depressed the Flyers' faithful felt after an embarrassing, season-ending Game 6 loss to Buffalo. "The only difference between me and the fans is I couldn't leave early," Snider said Wednesday. Snider refused to blame injuries for the early exit. "I don't care how many injuries you have, you shouldn't get beat 7-1 in your own building in a critical game that could end your season," Snider said. "Whatever is in this locker room, my job is to get every ounce out of them," Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock said. "When you don't, I need to know why and how come it didn't happen. That's what we've got going right now. We didn't get every ounce out of every player like we did the two previous campaigns and I want to know why."
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Holland In Disbelief

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from the AP via Mlive,

"I'm in disbelief because I expected us to contend for the Stanley Cup," Holland said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I knew the Oilers were good, but with the leads we had in Game 6, I thought we'd win and take care of things at home in Game 7." The Red Wings will have $25-20 million to spend, depending on what the cap is. Holland will have to spread it around creatively, because a lot of moves need to be made. "Our No. 1 priority this offseason is to re-sign Nick before July 1," Holland said.
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Loose Ducks

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from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Staring directly into his questioner's eyes, Ilya Bryzgalov made it clear how he felt when told minutes before Game 6 he would start. "I'm not nervous," recalled the Mighty Ducks' Russian netminder, who stood tall in Anaheim's 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames to force tonight's Game 7. "It's hockey -- why am I supposed to be nervous? It's a game." They have nothing to lose. By management's admission, its young bunch is at least a full year ahead of schedule -- a team few figured could challenge for a playoff spot and even fewer believed could enter the post-season on a roll. In many ways, the Ducks have become the Flames of 2004.
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European Participation Drops

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from Eurohockey,

After steady rise in recent years the number of European born players playing in the NHL has dropped this season. The number of European players in the National Hockey League during the 2005-2006 season has dropped to 261 (27.16%) from 300 (29.5) in 2003-2004. The annual IIHF survey included all players who had played at least one game during the NHL’s regular season.
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Changes In Tampa, But Not The Coach

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from the CBC,

Changes are coming in Tampa Bay following the Lightning's first-round exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs, only not behind the bench. General manager Jay Feaster told CBC Sports Online that John Tortorella would be the team's coach to start the 2006-07 NHL season. "The only time you make a coaching change is when the coach has lost the team and that is clearly not the case in Tampa Bay," Feaster said.
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Who’s Bigger

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from Sports Illustrated,

When Devils winger Brian Gionta, the shortest guy in the NHL, has to scrap against Senators defenseman Zdeno Chara, the tallest, he tries to be slippery. "You can't let him hold on," says Gionta, "or you're in trouble."
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