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via the STAT WIZARDS at Elias Sports Bureau,
Tonight Devils-Stars game in New Jersey could feature a matchup of the two goaltenders with the most wins in the NHL over the last five seasons: Martin Brodeur (177) and Marty Turco (150).
Rounding out the top five in wins since the start of the 2003-04 season are Miikka Kiprusoff (147), Roberto Luongo (145) and Tomas Vokoun (129).
Press Release from the KHL:
Resolutions of the Board of Directors of the Kontinental Hockey League
The Board of Directors of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) adopted a number of important resolutions at its October 21 meeting that are of great consequence to the future operations of the League. The meeting focused primarily on matters involving internal medical support services, first and foremost those concerning the medical monitoring of athletes.
Most significantly, the Board heard a preliminary report from a special KHL commission investigating the circumstances of the death of Omsk Avangard hockey player Alexei Cherepanov. As a result, the Board resolved to adopt a series of measures aimed at preventing future tragedies in hockey:
from Mike Brophy at Sportsnet,
Call me crazy, but for some reason I envisioned the No. 1 pick in the 2008 NHL entry draft doing just a little bit better in his initial big-league season. Further to that, I thought he’d be given more of a chance to succeed.
How the heck can a team that finished 30th last season, thereby earning the right to pick first (after winning the lottery, of course) justify mistreating its prized possession this way?
Yesterday, Paul Kukla chatted with Dan Blakeley and Mick Kern of the The War Room at NHL Home Ice on XM Radio, on a variety of hockey topics.
You can listen to the interview on the player below, or download the audio here.
*Our thanks to NHL Home Ice for providing the audio to us
from Ken Campbell of the Hockey News,
Those who often lament the NHL becoming the “No Hitting League” – hey, I don’t see it either – should take guys like Rene Bourque and Alexandre Picard and slap them upside the head.
This is getting ridiculous. How do you expect to have hitting in the game when the player delivering a clean hit has to worry about being jumped and pummeled by some idiot who is hell-bent on revenge? No matter what you think about fighting in hockey, the increasing number of fights that come on the heels of clean hits are ridiculous.
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
In Montreal, the Canadiens are the only other team in the Eastern Conference that hasn’t lost in regulation time (as of Wednesday morning) and much of the heavy lifting has been done by the line of Saku Koivu, newcomer Alex Tanguay and a slimmed-down Guillaume Latendresse. The trio has combined for 21 points, while last season’s most important player, Alexei Kovalev, is off to a relatively slow start with four points in six games.
from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
Instead of following through with a scheduled practice session Wednesday afternoon at Carleton College in Ottawa, the Ducks plan to seek improvement in a different manner.
“We have a team-bonding event — a little bit of a pool tournament,” Coach Randy Carlyle said. “We’re going to play billiards, and have pizzas and chicken wings — all that good grease.”
Colin Campbell, Mike Murphy and Kris King discuss on-ice issues and potential rule changes within the game.
from On the Islanders Beat,
Popular former Islander Mark Parrish was signed today by the club to a professional tryout offer with Bridgeport in the AHL. According to Isles coach Scott Gordon, it’s a 25-game tryout.
from Mike Smith at the Hockey News,
The NHL is entering the fourth season under the new collective bargaining agreement. The first three years have witnessed significant revenue growth that has led to an increase in club payrolls.
Salaries, from the players’ perspective, have risen nicely.
There is a notion the new agreement has helped the players more than the clubs. But before you make an assessment, you need to read the entire pact. There is likely to be a major shift back toward the clubs during the 2008-09 season.
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