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Datsyuk Want to Avoid Russian Arbitration

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from Russian Hockey Digest,

Translated by Alexei Belousenko (RusHockey.com) & Eugene Belashchenko (RussianProspects.com) Yesterday, Soviet Sport correspondent gave Pavel Datsyuk a phone call, who declared that he flatly refuses to let the PHL’s arbitration court determine the outcome of his current RSL situation. Pavel, how are you? P. Datsyuk: So far… not well. Everything was clear until the moment I signed the contract with Avangard (Omsk). Now you see how the situation unpredictably turned out… To play in Avangard was my personal decision and now I would like to fulfill my commitments in front of the Omsk club. Did you get upset that Dynamo matched Avangard’s contract offer, and you ended up outside of hockey for an uncertain period time? P. Datsyuk: No, I understand that this is business. I am not upset with anyone. A few days ago you talked in person to Dynamo’s president Anatoly Kharchuk. He said in Soviet Sport’s interview that he had an impression that Datsyuk didn’t realize that he signed an offer sheet with Avangard. P. Datsyuk: Why an offer sheet? I signed a full contract with Avangard. At the time, I didn’t have any obligations in front of Dynamo. When I signed the contract with Avangard, I informed all of the parties. I am not going to blame anyone for this situation. Of course I understand that general managers do everything possible for the good of their teams. Unfortunately, everything turned out the way it did… Did you determine which club you’d like to play for? P. Datsyuk: I foresee my future plans only in Detroit. I know that GM Ken Holland is awaiting my final decision. But in this situation I’d like to fulfill my duties in front Avangard. By that I mean my one-year contract. In theory, you could pack your things, fly to Detroit and play in the best hockey league in the world. What is holding you here? P. Datsyuk: Commitments which I made to Avangard are holding me here. I am a respectable person and can not go back on my word.

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Datsyuk Rumor

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Yesterday afternoon someone sent me an email saying Pavel Datsyuk was involved in an auto accident in Russia. The sender of the email came from an email address that could not be verified so I check with a few sources and of course the rumor was completely false. I did not even post it yesterday since I verified this was totally false. Now a blogger has posted the he received information that Datsyuk was in a car accident and was checking into it. I say check into it first before you post something like that. To any doubters, I received this yesterday and don't you think we would have heard something by now. Again, the rumor is false and people need to check sources before even posting something like that.

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Kapanen Out 10 Weeks

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from the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Philadelphia Flyers forward Sami Kapanen is expected to miss 10 weeks with an injured right shoulder. Kapanen, 32, said he was hurt several weeks ago in a scrimmage. The Flyers said Kapanen will undergo surgery on Tuesday in Philadelphia. The Flyers now have three players sidelined. Center Peter Forsberg is out for about two weeks after undergoing surgery to remove an infected bursa sac in his ankle. Defenseman Derian Hatcher is also recovering from a slightly sprained knee. Kapanen said he was frustrated by the shoulder injury, which involves torn cartilage. The native of Finland had just spent the summer rehabilitating a surgically repaired knee. "Last month I finally started feeling good," he said Thursday. "Not being able to play in the next couple months will be hard."

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Fans Speak Up About The NHL

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USA TODAY asked fans to email their comments about the NHL. The letters poured in with a good cross section of views and rants. I enjoyed reading the letter from Larry White of Detroit:

Please make my owner lower ticket prices: My owner had the highest payroll in the entire NHL, in the area of $70 million. My owner will now be paying only $39 million or less for salaries, yet he refuses to lower ticket prices accordingly. I didn't mind paying a premium when we had premium talent, but now it appears I am being gouged at the ticket window for mediocre talent. I shouldn't have to take out a home-equity loan to take my family of five to a hockey game.

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President Of Sens Blames Owners For Previous Salary Structure

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from the Ottawa Business Journal,

Mr. Mlakar, president and CEO of the Ottawa Senators and the Corel Centre, was the speaker Thursday at the Ottawa Chamber's Capital Leaders Lunch. Speaking bluntly, Mr. Mlakar rhymed off the $10 million it has cost team owner Eugene Melnyk to meet contractual obligations, keep the lights on and the franchise anchored in Ottawa for a year without any game ticket revenue coming in. Nor did he didn't hesitate to lay the blame for the debacle of the past year, not to mention of the past decade, on the team owners of the mid 1990s for bowing to player demands and voting in favour of a salary structure that sucked up 75 per cent of league revenues, significantly more than any other professional sport in North America. Most of those owners, he pointed out, are now out of the league, have gone bankrupt or even ended up in jail.

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Every Pre-Season Game Will Feature A Shootout

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from the NHL via TSN,

For the 2005-06 National Hockey League regular season, all games that remain tied after a five-minute overtime period will proceed to a shootout. As part of the implementation process and as a special preview for the fans, a shootout will be conducted at the end of all pre-season games - regardless of the score at the end of regulation time or overtime. At the conclusion of the pre-season schedule, which gets underway tomorrow night, the League will issue the final shootout guidelines that will be in effect during the regular season. Following are the policies and procedures that will be used for the shootout in the pre-season:

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NHL 94- Greatest Sports Video Game Of All Time

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from Fox Sports,

Over the past several weeks, boston.com has been running an incredible March Madness-style tournament for the title of "Greatest Sports Video Game of All Time". Sixteen video games were set up in bracket-like fashion with readers voting on each matchup, narrowing down the field each week until an eventual champion was named. When the results were finally tabulated, NHL 94 came out on top, taking in roughly 59 percent of the vote. Two monsters went to war, and after a week of battle, only one stood standing. The Electronic Arts hockey franchise, glorified through a cameo in Swingers, etched its name in video game history. According to the thousands of voters on the site, NHL 94 was "officially" the greatest sports video game of all-time.
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8th Edition Of The NHL Carnival

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Heather at So Very Obsessed hosted the 8th edition of the NHL Carnival. As she stated, Buckle in, because this will be an... interesting, if not one-track-minded ride, to say the least. Great job by Heather!

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Get Your Tickets

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NEW YORK (September 15, 2005) - For the first time in NHL history, all 30 NHL Clubs will make a block of single-game tickets available for purchase on the same date, Saturday, Sept. 17. Fans can purchase tickets for their favorite match-ups by logging on to NHL.com. "For the first time, all 30 clubs made a commitment to NHL fans to have a block of single-game tickets on sale on the same day so that every fan will have an opportunity to purchase tickets to see their favorite team, even in markets where tickets can be difficult to obtain," said NHL Enterprises President Ed Horne. The NHL is supporting the league-wide single game on-sale date with national ads in today's USA Today and Friday's Globe and Mail. These print ads provide a sneak preview of the NHL's comprehensive relaunch multimedia campaign. The first of five vignettes will be unveiled Wednesday, Sept. 21 at an exclusive event to celebrate the start of the 2005-06 season in New York. Click here to purchase tickets

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Do The Avs Remember Moore

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from Terry Frei of ESPN,

Eighteen months later, the most curious attitude about the Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore mess is being displayed by none other than … the Colorado Avalanche. This goes beyond the front office's signing of unrestricted free agent Brad May, the ex-Canuck whose "bounty" remark during the emotional buildup to the Bertuzzi assault on Moore resulted in May's inclusion as a defendant in Moore's pending civil lawsuit. To see the signing of veteran left wing May as anything other than improving a product misses the much larger point and is unfair. Some who have exploited May's signing as a vehicle for relentless shame-on-the-Avalanche campaigning had acted previously as if writing or talking about hockey was akin to being sent to cover a junior-varsity high school football game. Plus, they wouldn't know Steve Moore if he sat down next to them.

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