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Not a Lack of Feel Bad Stories in Hockey

With recent hockey talk surrounding the issues of the Phoenix Coyotes and the NHLPA, Stu Hackel of The New York Times Slapshot blog dug into all of them today on his blog:

Always nice to have these feel-good stories around…because hockey certainly doesn’t lack for the feel-bad ones.

Jim Kelley of SportsIllustrated.com surveyed the N.H.L.’s big picture late last week and — between the Phoenix bankruptcy creature and all its related tentacles to N.H.L.P.A.’s beheading of Executive Director Paul Kelly — he wrote, “The league seems constantly engaged in a series of epic, insane battles.” And Kelley added to that series one that has not gotten nearly the same amount of attention — Steven Walkom’s resignation as the league’s director of officiating (a position that was filled on Tuesday by the hiring of Terry Gregson). It’s the most overlooked story of the summer.

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  Tags: nhl, nhlpa, phoenix+coyotes

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Patrick has a tremendous passion for hockey. Besides covering the Rangers and the NHL for Kukla's Korner, you can also find Patrick's work over at Sportsnet.ca, The Red Light District Hockey Blog, NHL Home Ice, and Liam Maguire's Ultimate Hockey web site.

Prior to writing for the above mentioned outlets, you could find Patrick's musings at hockey web sites/outlets such as TheHockeyNews.com, TheFourthPeriod.com, Spector's Hockey, Hokeja Vestnesis, Blueshirt Bulletin, SNYRangersBlog.com and many more.

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