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Cold Flames

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from the CP via Canada.com,

Did the Calgary Flames start to believe their press clippings? Chosen by many, including Sports Illustrated, to repeat their surprise appearance in the Stanley Cup final, the Flames stumbled home Tuesday after an abysmal start where they lost three of four road games. It's not the scenario the Flames wanted as they prepare to raise the Western Conference champions banner Thursday at their home opener.

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Recommended Reading- Hockey Play-By-Play

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For most hockey fans, that’s as close as they ever get to experience a game in another NHL city. Luckily Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Robson was there for thirty years to deliver NHL play-by-play over the airwaves back home. Now, here’s your chance to transport yourself back to Jim’s most memorable night in each NHL city. I had a chance to read Jim's book recently and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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More Room, More Chances

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from Pierre LeBrun of the CP via Slam,

Four feet. That, in the mind of arguably the top coach in the NHL, is one of the biggest factors in the offensive explosion early this season. While the rest of the hockey world has focused mostly on the league's obstruction crackdown, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Ken Hitchcock says an equally important change has led to more goals. When the league decided to shrink the neutral zone from 54 to 50 feet, it created a bigger offensive zone.

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OLN Needs To Step Up

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Which of these games could be the best match up of the year? Bruins vs. Flyers, Penguins vs. Flyers, Wild vs. Rangers or Lightning vs. Flyers? These games all take place in November but the key question is, does a poll like this actually belong on ONL's NHL page? Another example, as somene pointed out in an earlier post today, is why under top stories there are links to game recaps from 3 days ago and a game preview of a game that finished yesterday? As a hockey fan, I am not looking for a TSN or even an ESPN hockey page, but how about some fresh content that will attract readers and entice them to come back? OLN needs to step up to the plate, and fast!!!

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NHL Showing Disturbing Trends

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from Fox Sports,

There are also some disturbing trends that were glossed over in the rush to give the NHL a passing grade in its return. The never-ending march to the penalty box is almost interminable — often worse than even forecast. This same 40-game sample has featured almost 36 minutes in penalties per contest. Each game, in fact, is averaging right around 16 penalties per game. And, while all that power-play time has certainly jazzed up scoring — Atlanta beat Washingon 8-1 Saturday thanks to four power-play goals in 15 chances and Detroit scored five power-play goals, in nine tries, to pin Sunday's 6-3 loss on Calgary — it has also slowed the game down and destroyed much of its inherent flow.

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OLN Statement

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OLN statement on technical difficulties with Monday's Pittsburgh-Buffalo broadcast. Note to fans who had trouble viewing OLNs NHL game on Monday, October 10: OLN apologizes if you were unable to see the Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo game on OLN Monday night. There were technical issues in certain markets and OLN is working to resolve those issues as quickly as possible.

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Flames Sign Marchment

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Veteran defenceman Bryan Marchment has agreed to a one year deal with the the Flames. He is expected to join the team tomorrow.

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Shootout Makes For Great Radio

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We need a little of Buccigross today. Check him out and I still think he would have made the perfect host at OLN. Clement belongs in the booth doing color. from ESPN,

While driving to ESPN for work Saturday night, I was scanning the NHL games and was able to catch the Predators and Ducks just as they were beginning their shoot-out. I have written in this space for the past three years the various reasons why I thought making the two-line pass legal and implementing the shoot-out would be a wise move. As far as the shoot-out is concerned, you can add another reason: it is great radio.

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OLN Had Technical Problems

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According to a few sources I have talked with today, OLN is claiming they had some technical issues last night, therefore many NHL fans were blacked out from viewing the game last night. In my conversations with them, I asked why did the game last week go off without a hitch but this week there were problems? To be truthful, they could not answer that question. They assured me "most" of th issues will be resolved by tonight, but cannot say all of the viewers expecting the game will actually receive it. Hopefully, a press release will be made available later today.

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Debating Visors

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from the San Francisco Chronicle,

Al MacInnis sees the light now. Of course, just the fact he can see at all is a blessing. The hard-shooting defenseman had injuries to each eye late in his career -- both requiring surgical procedures to repair partially detached retinas and to correct blurry vision. MacInnis retired after 23 seasons and still works for the St. Louis Blues. The issue of whether visors should be required for all players arose again last week when Toronto's Mats Sundin had a close call. "I wish I had one on a few years ago," admitted MacInnis, the third high-scoring defenseman in league history. "I don't know why anyone would take one off."

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