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Confidence In Price

from Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com,

Carbonneau reinforced that organizational confidence in the aforementioned conversation with Price, the new starter.

“Coach Carbonneau came up and told me that the Montreal coaching staff and management would never put me in a position that they thought I couldn’t handle,” Price told NHL.com. “That’s all I needed to hear, and it gave me a lot of confidence moving forward.”

Carbonneau admitted his chat with Price wasn’t anything unusual, that he just wanted to show his support.

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  Tags: carey+price

Former NHLer Gagner Charged in Collision

From Canwest via the Ottawa Citizen,

London Knights assistant coach and former National Hockey League player Dave Gagner is facing impaired driving charges following an incident in the southwestern Ontario city Wednesday night.

Gagner, 41, was involved in a rear-end collision about 10:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, said London Police Const. Amy Phillipo. He was charged at the scene when police arrived.


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  Tags: dave+gagner, london+knights, ohl

She Loves The “Zam”

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

But why would any self-respecting author – Frankel’s works have appeared in The New Yorker magazine, Cosmopolitan and just about everything short of The Hockey News – want to climb aboard an ice-shaving-grooming machine invented by Frank Zamboni?

Martha, who lives in the Catskill Mountain hamlet of West Shokan, confesses that it’s all rooted in her absolute, unequivocal passion for the New Jersey Devils and her favorite of all faves, goalie Martin Brodeur. Well, just a moment, Marty is second; the Zamboni still is at the top of her list.


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Now It’s The Playoffs

NEW YORK (March 28, 2007) – The National Hockey League (NHL) today unveiled “The Cup Changes Everything,” its biggest advertising campaign of the 2007-08, to promote the Stanley Cup Playoffs (commencing April 9). The player-focused campaign will be widely distributed across a broad base of US and Canadian media, including television, radio, print, Internet, in-arena, and in more than 1,400 Canadian Cineplex theatres.

The campaign launched today exclusively at NHL.com, and will launch on all other media on March 30.

“The Cup Changes Everything” is a dramatic campaign developed from the insight that the Stanley Cup Playoffs feature a heightened level of excitement and intensity, and every game situation is magnified. The campaign features NHL stars Martin Brodeur, Henrik Zetterberg, Jarome Iginla, Roberto Luongo, Ryan Getzlaf, Daniel Alfredsson, Mike Komisarek and Joe Thornton.

Watch the videos and…

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Baby Lou & Ready To Play

KK member PuckHound 61 in the KK Forum gives us a Luongo update,

Gabriella, 7 pounds 6 ounces according to TEAM 1040 in Vancouver.

And Luongo is in Minneapolis for tonights game and will start for the Canucks.

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Bertuzzi Suing Crawford

from CBC,

Todd Bertuzzi has filed a lawsuit against former Vancouver Canucks coach Marc Crawford, alleging his negligence contributed to Bertuzzi’s infamous sucker punch on ex-Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore in March 2004, according to court documents obtained by CBC News.


thanks to the numerous folks for the pointer…

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  Tags: marc+crawford, todd+bertuzzi

Morrison Wants To Stay In Vancouver

from the Vancouver Province,

It’s hard to imagine that after 513 franchise games, the last image of Morrison as a Canuck could be him hobbling off the ice instead of lifting his team to victory.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Morrison said Thursday. “If it does happen to be this way, it won’t be a very fun way to go out. Does it enter your mind? Sure it does. Hypothetically, it sucks.

“But again, I don’t have any intentions of leaving. I don’t know how it’s going to play out here, but we’ll address it at the end of the year and see what the team wants to do.”

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  Tags: brendan+morrison

KK- Hosting Issue

It appears we are having a slight hosting issue this morning, causing KK to load slowly.

We are working on the issue and will update as soon as possible.

added 10:23am, from my hosting service,

This morning, the data center lost a power distribution unit and this affected many of our Minneapolis, MN servers. We have moved the systems to alternate circuits and are bringing the systems back online.

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Huselius Has Been There Before

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

At the tail end of a brief interview following yesterday’s practice, Kristian Huselius was asked if he’d dealt with being a healthy scratch before.

“I did in Florida,” said Huselius, before adding a telling kicker as he walked away to abruptly cut short his first comments on the benching: “with him, so…”

“Him” being coach Mike Keenan, the man who relegated the healthy winger to the press box Tuesday as part of their latest clash in philosophies.

Back in 2003, when the two last worked together, Huselius was, by several accounts, a regular target of the demanding coach despite reaching the 20-goal mark in each of his first two NHL seasons.

Stories of Keenan loudly berating young Huselius for soft or indifferent play still circulate around Miami’s tiny hockey circles.


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  Tags: kristian+huselius, mike+keenan

Jagr Not Ready To Commit For Next Season

from the NY Daily News,

Jagr - who scored 16 goals in 32 games for Omsk during the lockout year - insists he is not yet ready to commit to anything. But he has hinted in recent weeks that he believes negotiating a new deal with the Rangers is unlikely to happen.

“It’s not nice at this stage to talk about anything,” Jagr said, uncomfortable discussing his 2008-09 plans while he’s trying to captain the Rangers to the playoffs and a Stanley Cup. “(Omsk) finished their season. They’re coming here. I played there for a year. There’s no reason not to talk to them, not to meet them.

“They’re going to spend a week here? I’m not sure. I just keep in touch with them for a long time, since I played there. That’s nothing new.”


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  Tags: jaromir+jagr

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