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Now That’s A Bobble Head

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dave Vest of PhoenixCoyotes.com,

Joe Rawn lives in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, and has a significant sports bobblehead doll collection in his home, which he shares with his wife. This week they added a new bobblehead, which he bought online at nhl.com for $541, with all proceeds going to Phoenix Coyotes Charities.

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Caps Take It Outdoors

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from On Frozen Blog,

The Caps couldn’t have scripted a better reception or conditions for their annual outdoor skate at Chevy Chase Country Club Thursday night. They created a mid-winter postcard to remember for hundreds of hockey loving club members, and there was a tremendous showing to chronicle the skate by local media. It was chilly but clear and breezeless by the rink, perfect for shinny. A not-so-small army of club youths chanted and cheered “Let’s go Caps!”, many in Alexander Ovechkin jerseys, as the Caps drilled briefly and then shinny-scrimmaged….

It was a treat to see U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts stroll right up beside us on an observation deck for media and take in the action with his family. A child whom we gathered was Chief Justice Roberts’ son was modeling a smart-looking red Caps’ Ovechkin sweater for the occasion.

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Hitchcock Talking Playoffs

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from Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch,

Ken Hitchcock hopes his creditors don’t remember this column come May. Or if they do, that they extend him grace. Because if all goes well, the Blue Jackets coach will be too immersed in the playoffs this spring to concern himself with payoffs.

Or much of anything else, for that matter.

“Your life goes on hold. Your friends go on hold. Your family goes on hold. Everything outside of hockey goes on hold,” Hitchcock said. “The bills don’t get paid.”

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Bolts Looking At Backup Goalie Options

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from Lightning Strikes,

Is it better to stick with Karri Ramo once he finishes serving his six-game AHL suspension for leaving the bench during an altercation last Friday, or perhaps sign Norfolk’s Mike McKenna to an NHL contract and bring him up? There is even talk the Lightning will explore trading for a backup or, more likely, grabbing a goalie off re-entry waivers.

The most appealing option for Tampa Bay would be to get someone off re-entry waivers because it would halve the salary obligation with the player’s previous team. A person of interest could be Curtis Sanford, recently demoted by the Canucks to AHL Manitoba. Sanford, 29, was 7-8-0 in 19 games for the Canucks with a 2.59 goals-against average, a .906 save percentage and a shutout. Don’t know if the Lightning would be interested, just thinking out loud.

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No NHL This Season For Forsberg

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Peter Forsberg says if he plays this season, it will be in Sweden this year.

Read about in an AP story via Sports Illustrated.

Sportbladet in Sweden has a story too and here is a google translation.

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Book It- Panthers In The Playoffs

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from Steve Gorten of Florida Panther blog at the Sun-Sentinel,

Yes, the Panthers are going to make the playoffs this April.

My prediction isn’t a knee-jerk reaction to tonight’s 5-1 win against the Canadiens. This performance only punctuates the progression of this team.

I watched the third period tonight, seeing the Panthers attack more in those 20 minutes than in some entire games last season. This team plays a fun style to watch. And now its confidence is soaring.

Much of that credit has to go to Pete DeBoer. In my opinion, if the Panthers make the postseason, he will and should be named the NHL’s coach of the year. As a Panthers fan, you should love what DeBoer said tonight when I asked him what statement this win made about where his team’s at:

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Morning Line

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“I grew up a hiuge Red Wings fans, and I usually leave with a loss under my belt and have to hear about it all summer from all of my friends, who are also Red Wings fans. They have a great hockey team and it’s a tough place to play, and when you win and take three out of four in the season series, it definitely give your team a lot of confidence.”

-Steve Ott of the Dallas Stars after defeating the Wings last night.  More from the Stars at the Dallas Stars Blog.

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Bad Call No Excuse

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from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,

And, make no mistake, our fair-haired boys were the victims of a horrible call tonight by Don “Have another donut, you fat pig” Koharski. Ryan Smyth gets pushed into the goalie - and barely touched the goalie anyway - and gets called for goalie interference, thereby nullifying Milan Hejduk’s third goal of the night and causing lots of fans to lose their hats for nothing.

It was a crazy call, no question about it. But let’s face it: our lads are a loser’s bunch right now, and one bad call should not be used as a mask for the dismal reality of this team.

The Avs are basically a two-thirds line team right now. Milan Hejduk and Smitty are the only ones consistently bringing it every night. The rest are trying, but…nothing’s happening.

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It’s Most Definitely On

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I’m breaking my day-following-a-defeat postless routine.

Because I have to show you something.  And it’s hilarious. 

Sometimes you just have to say “well done.” Go here now.

And, yes, as the post title suggests…it’s on.  I refuse to be out-juvied by two sorority sisters from Pittsburgh.

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Worst Goaltending Team

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

Goaltending is extremely important in the NHL.  It is very hard to win without good goaltending.  Naturally, the team with the weakest goaltending in the NHL will be a weak team.  So far this season, that team has been the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Usually, Vesa Toskala plays in goal for Toronto.  Toskala has been a solid NHL goaltender in the past, but he hasn’t done it this season.  Among goaltenders with enough games played to qualify for the individual stats, Toskala has the second worst saves percentage in the league (his .884 beats Chris Osgood’s .880).  His 3.31 GAA is also second worst - but this time Johan Hedberg is the worst.

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