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Report: Cujo is a Flame

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

At around 1pm ET, the Fan590 show Hockey Central reported that Curtis Joseph has been signed as a Calgary Flame. 

This has been repeated by EJ Hradek on NHL Live.

Update 1:35pm ET: From Hradek (1:26pm ET) on ESPN,

Sources told ESPN The Magazine’s E.J. Hradek that the veteran goaltender has signed a deal with the Calgary Flames. Details surrounding the deal were not disclosed.

Update 1:44pm ET: As of 1:41pm ET, Darren Dreger at TSN says decision not yet final,

Calgary appears to be the likely destination, but discussions with the Rangers are still taking place.

Update 2:01pm ET: Sportsnet.ca confirms Cujo’s signing with Calgary by their own sources.

Update3:24pm ET: From John Dellapina a Blueshirts Blog (NY Daily News),

Curtis Joseph is not signing with the Rangers. While Glen Sather checked on Cujo while talking about a new contract for Henrik Lundqvist over the weekend with agent Don Meehan, the Rangers weren’t as ready to commit as Calgary. By all accounts, the Rangers did not make an offer, leaving Joseph to back up Miikka Kiprusoff rather than Lundqvist the rest of this season.

Update 3:39pm ET: With the headline “Joseph Chooses Flames over Rangers”, TSN comments,

Looking to take the work load off Miikka Kirpusoff for the stretch run, the Calgary Flames have veteran goaltender Curtis Joseph for the remainder of the season.

Update 4:07pm ET: From Eric Duhatschek at the Globe & Mail,

Curtis Joseph sits there, on the unemployment line for the better part of half an NHL season, with no real interest in his services. Then he goes overseas to play for Canada in the Spengler Cup, and suddenly, there is a bidding war for his services. In the end, Joseph opted to sign with the Calgary Flames, a team desperately in need of an experienced back-up goaltender, choosing their overture over ones made by among others, the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks.

Update 5:12pm ET: Salary update from TSN,

...the Calgary Flames have signed goaltender Curtis Joseph to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.  With half of the season gone, he’ll earn about $650,000 for the rest of the year.

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  Tags: curtis+joseph, goaltender

Tocchet Waiting in the Stands

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Jim Gintonio at The Arizona Republic,

When assistant coach Rick Tocchet returns from his two-year absence Feb. 7, he won’t be arriving cold. He has been watching the home games from the stands.

“It’ll be a nice addition,” Gretzky said. “Ulfie (Samuelsson) and Grant (Fuhr) have put in a lot of extra hours. It will be nice to have him come back. I know the players are happy to have him coming back.”

continued...

*The conditions the NHL outlined for Tocchet’s return back in November can be found here.

Filed in: NHL Teams, d, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: rick+tocchet, wayne+gretzky

Blues Send Down Toivonen

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the St. Louis Blues,

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has assigned goaltender Hannu Toivonen to the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen. In addition, the team has recalled goaltender Marek Schwarz from the Rivermen.

 

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  Tags: hannu+toivonen

Bored Of Governors Talk

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I could probably update KK every five minutes with Leafs talk, but instead of becomming a Leafs “heavy” site, I started a thread in the KK Forum for Toronto talk.

Feel free to add to it if you find something that may be of interest to KK readers.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Toronto Maple Leafs, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Thrashers Look Forward To Motown Trip

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Thrashers Blog at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Slava Kozlov has dinner plans with Vladimir Konstantinov, his old teammate with the Red Wings who was paralyzed after that limo accident in 1997. When I asked Kozlov if he was looking forward to the Detroit trip, he answered: “Always, always. I have great memories of Detroit.”

Don Waddell said he has 40 family and friends who will be attending the game. He grew up a few miles from Olympia Stadium, where the Wings used to play. He’s excited to coach in his hometown.

Even Marian Hossa said he was excited to play in Detroit because he said he’s only played there a couple times in his career, which is hard to believe. “I’ll feel like a rookie,” he said.

read on

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NBC Gets Burned with NFL Championship Games

Blog: KK Hockey By Steve

Do you hear that sound, that faint beeping noise that sounds like a heart monitor at a hospital?  The pulse was flowing pretty steady, but now it’s basically in that last moment between life and death?  That’s the buzz that NBC had gotten for it’s coverage of the NHL’s Winter Classic, and it’s dying.  Fast.  And the NFL is to blame.

Continue Reading »

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  Tags: media, nbc, nfl, winter+classic

Savard Becoming a Complete Player

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Steve Conroy at the Boston Herald,

When Marc Savard was left off the Eastern Conference All-Star team again last week, there weren’t shouts of outrage from many corners. Even Savard, who took last year’s snub fairly hard, simply shrugged and moved on this time around.

But in his second season with the Bruins [team stats] after signing a four-year, $20 million deal, Savard is rounding into the complete player that coach Claude Julien always felt he could be since he watched Savard develop as a youngster in the Ottawa area.

continued… (*the Boston Globe features an article on Savard today, as well)

Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: marc+savard

Injury Updates from Texas

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the The Dallas Morning News,

Lehtinen (sports hernia) and Jokinen (knee) are skating and are targeting the area around the All-Star Game (Jan. 27) for their returns. Jokinen, who missed some time in the playoffs last season with a rib injury, said this has been the first significant down time he has had in the last eight years.

more… including updates on Boucher and Zubov.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Dallas Stars, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jere+lehtinen, jussi+jokinen, philippe+boucher, sergei+zubov

Stars Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from NHL.com,

NEW YORK—Minnesota Wild right wing Marian Gaborik, Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mathieu Garon and Philadelphia Flyers left wing Scott Hartnell have named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending January 13.

continued

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How About Gilmour

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

Perhaps, MLSE steals a page from the Dallas Stars playbook and swaps experience for celebrity?

With no obvious candidate available or interested at the moment, primarily because of the current structure of the hockey department, why wouldn’t the Leafs look within?

With guidance from an experienced man like Maple Leafs assistant general manager and director of player personnel, Mike Penny, former Leafs captain Doug Gilmour might be able to bridge the gap.

Gilmour would instantly grab headlines and similar to Brett Hull’s appointment in Dallas, Gilmour might be able to provide a short term public relations spin.

read on...

My personal, gut feeling, Scotty Bowman will end up in Toronto, even though all published reports do not indicate that.

added 11:43am, from Scott Burnside at ESPN,

What is even more embarrassing for this Original Six franchise is, even in the face of this free fall, ownership is so paralyzed by its constant infighting and lack of direction that it appears powerless to react.

When players pull the chute and lose 11 of 13, as the Leafs have done at a crucial juncture of the season, a normal team’s owner will come down from his/her perch and fire either the GM or coach or both, or mandate a dramatic change in player personnel.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Toronto Maple Leafs, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: doug+gilmour

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