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Channeling the Spirit of Kate Smith

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

imageFrom Andrew Lupton at the National Post,

More than 20 years after her death, the Philadelphia Flyers continue to channel the spirit of singer Kate Smith.

Born in 1907, Smith was a famous broadway, stage and radio singer whose name became synonymous with the song God Bless America after she sung it to glowing reviews on Armistice Day in 1938.

continued explaining the story of why Kate Smith’s performance was resurrected by film at Wachovia Center last night.  And here’s a video of one of her Philly performances, prior to the 1974 Stanley Cup.

 

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  Tags: kate+smith, nhl+history, superstitions, wachovia+center

Demoralizing The Dive In Denver: Keys To Game 3

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Forget Floppa, or who’s in goal, or whether Adam Foote will finally show up tonite in some role other than painting the end boards with his jaw.

The keys to a victory tonite have everything to do with how the Wings play.  We know Denver’s going to be excited.  Little Lappy’s going to be running around and Petey’s gonna show some glimpses before the groin/ankle/foot/spleen…oops, forget the spleen…start acting up in the second.  And Three or Four, based on probability alone, isn’t going to give up 4 in forty.

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Hull Keeping Stars Loose

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jacques Demers at USA TODAY,

To play your best hockey, your players have to be loose. And is there anyone in hockey better than Hull at understanding how to stay loose?

You can’t play this game if you are uptight, and Hull has never been uptight about anything in his life. The Stars changed their chemistry by bringing in Brad Richards at the trade deadline, and they had to play without injured defenseman Sergei Zubov and Philippe Boucher, and it didn’t matter to them because they go out there and play without any worries. That’s the Hull influence.

When you watch the Stars right now, what you see is a team that is in sync at every position

read on

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Stand By For The Transplants

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Watch out below Dive Fans.  Detroit residents and Wing fans are aware of the company, Superior Fish.  Kind of a “tradition” around Hockeytown parts.  Well, guess what SF’s shipped out the last few days, destination Denver?

Cases of octopus.  Several cases of octopus.

Giddy up.

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Scoring On The Minds Of The Sharks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Working the Corners,

Everybody was on the same page this morning. Talking positive, making it all sound pretty simple for the Sharks to climb right back into this series tonight.

“We’ve just got to put in our chances,” Joe Thornton said. “We’ve had some golden opportunities that we haven’t actually buried.”

continued

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Report: Jagr Playing for Omsk Next Season?

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

The Czech site iDNES has reported the following:

Some unnamed player from Omsk was told by the boss of the club that Jagr is gonna play there next year.  “We dont know anything about length of contract or about money but they told us Jagr will play here. Thats fantastic news!”

Thanks to a KK reader for the pointer and the translation.

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  Tags: jaromir+jagr, russian+hockey

Let Vinny Tell You How He Is Doing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The Bolts bring Vinny Lecavlier and his shoulder to you.

Thanks to Bolts Report for the pointer…

Watch the video below…

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Well…If I Have To

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Well, the Dive bloggers seem to be gaining momentum today…picking up a little emotional steam, despite the fact that this series’ best forward (for Denver anyway) is now done.  A few of the Triple Bravos are getting a little spicey.

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Afternoon Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Adam Proteau’s Tuesday mailbag at The Hockey News:

[To] Adam,
Considering the gazillions of dollars he has made over his career, do you think there’s a chance that Jaromir Jagr would go back to Pittsburgh at a deep discount just for a chance to play with Malkin & Crosby? [...]

[To] Steve,
Jaromir Jagr? Accept the minimum salary? If he was being held at gunpoint, maybe.

more thoughts on Jagr and others

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Musings From the Playoffs

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Jim Kelly at Sportsnet.ca,

4) Is there an NHL team that looks dumber or cheaper than the Buffalo Sabres right now?

Former Sabre Danny Briere, who practically begged the Sabres to give him a reasonable contract offer last season, is leading the league in playoff scoring and is a big reason that the Flyers still have a chance to go from worst to first in a single season. The Sabres made it clear they had no interest in signing Briere (though for the record they did make a token effort hours before free agency opened, an effort that reminded many of their “attempt” to re-sign Ted Nolan as coach a decade earlier).

more… observations gleaned from this year’s playoffs

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  Tags: daniel+briere, playoffs

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