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from the IIHF,
The meeting agreed that the unsolved case of Alexander Radulov will go to an applicable court or – if all included parties agree – to arbitration, whose verdict can not be overruled.
The KHL furthermore informed that the league is disputing the signings of the following players by the NHL:
Andrei Loktionov – signed by NHL club Los Angeles from KHL club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
Vyacheslav Voinov – signed by NHL club Los Angeles from KHL club Traktor Chelyabinsk
Andrei Mayorov – signed by NHL club Columbus from KHL club Ak Bars Kazan
read on including the lifting of five suspensions…
from Jason Kay of the Hockey News,
If you haven’t heard, Broph (Mike Brophy) is leaving us at the end of next week to join Rogers full-time. He’ll be doing more TV work for Sportsnet, hosting a radio program two days a week and, ahem, writing for a competitor’s website….
At the same time, our brand name gives us the ability, and credibility, to attract established writers and hockey personalities to lend their voices to our mix.
And that’s where you come in. We’d like to know whose work you’d like to read in the pages of The Hockey News and web pages of thn.com.
from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,
In 2003 and 2004, he was the goaltender for N.C. State’s club hockey team. From there, it was on to countless minor-league tryouts—the first with the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League.
“Just my luck,” he said, smiling. “It was the year of the [NHL] lockout, so 11 goalies were there. But one of the things the Marine Corps taught me was to keep going after my goals, to keep plugging away, plugging away.”
The last few years have been a blur of different locales, leagues and hockey sweaters—the FireAntz, Asheville Aces, Twin City Cyclones, Greenville Grrrowl, Charlotte Checkers, Pensacola Ice Pilots, Florida Everglades.
“They call me ‘The Suitcase,’ ” Alves joked.
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
As he fought back his emotions at the heartwarming reception, the long-time Leafs captain broke into a big smile.
“Perfect,” he said as he doffed his helmet to the crowd.
Are we to read into his reaction that this was the “perfect” way to say farewell to his days as a Leaf—or, as the case may be, his professional hockey career? Sundin has not said as much, but it sure looked that way.
A quick update for those of you who are interested in the new look KK.
We are getting much closer to the ‘new face’ KK and it should be happening within the month of September.
You may be seeing some minor glitches and tweaks in the coming days but in the end, the 3rd version of KK will only enhance your visits to Kukla’s Korner.
from David Pollak of Working the Corners,
Kyle McLaren got back on the ice this week — skating, checking, shooting — for the first time since leaving Game 5 of the Sharks’ opening round playoff series against Calgary with a groin injury.
The good news is that McLaren says he feels very comfortable on the ice, that a summer divided between rest and working out had the desired effect of getting him back into shape for the coming season.
The big question, however, is whether his NHL future is with the Sharks or elsewhere.
from Emirates Business 24/7,
Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire, has ploughed £578m into Chelsea and seen the Stamford Bridge club rise to the top echelons of the game since bankrolling them five years ago.
Skepticism surrounded the 41-year-old’s takeover, but Brady believes significant investment in the Premier League will prove beneficial to the competition.
“When Abramovich came in, everybody said it would kill the Premier League,” he says. “But what it did was raise the bar and other billionaires – including the Al Nahyan family behind the Adug – have come in to challenge him. “What we’ll have in 10 or 15 years is something similar to the NHL, where all the clubs are owned by billionaires and are still making money. There is virtually an inexhaustible supply of these people that want to break into football because the one thing you can never get away from is that football’s the world’s game.”
more, but it is all soccer (football) talk, but I am wondering if they are referring to the National Hockey League in the quote above. The only other NHL I know of is the National Hurling League. Maybe they meant NFL, I just don’t know.
via Mike Boone at Habs Inside/Out,
RDS will offer streaming – and, on the nights Michel Bergeron is working, screaming – versions of all 82 regular-season Canadiens telecasts.
It will cost $2.99 per game or $20 a month or a still-to-be-announced price for the full season.
from Ryan Dixon of the Hockey News,
Just as numbers alone could never sum up his on-ice contributions, to truly appreciate the span of Chelios’ career it must be set against the backdrop of a sporting and cultural timeline.
Consider the following:
• Chelios played his first season of Jr. A hockey (then known as Tier-II) with the Saskatchewan League’s Moose Jaw Canucks in 1979-80 at age 17. Jimmy Carter was the president of the United States, not a punch line on The Simpsons and The Beatles could have still held a reunion tour with Ringo, Paul, George and John.
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,
(Tim) Thomas, Manny Fernandez, and Tuukka Rask are now all wearing white pads.
This summer, Thomas participated in a goalie group (Alex Auld was also there) in Toronto that discussed various issues. Later in the summer, Buffalo’s Ryan Miller, New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur, and the Islanders’ Rick DiPietro were the representatives in the NHLPA’s goalie working group that collaborated with the NHL.
The issue of white pads was discussed, and according to Thomas, the notion was floated to ban them altogether if they provide netminders an advantage.
“That didn’t go over too well,” Thomas said.
Roberto Luongo has also made the switch to white.
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