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John Ferguson Jr. was on Fan590 in Toronto this afternoon and said McCabe does have a small tear of the groin muscle. He will not be rushed back at this point and will miss at least the next two games.
Attention Wings fans, Z suffered a bruised hip in practice, listed as day-to-day. Nothing serious.
IF you missed the Reebok commercial featuring Sidney Crosby that premiered during the NHL games on NBC on Saturday, take a look (will open wmp video).
from John Buccigross of ESPN,
One area where SportsCenter has never been better is in its storytelling. The topics are often compelling, and the presentation is often flawless. Recently, SportsCenter gave its viewers an update on the life of Travis Roy. Roy gained national notoriety after shattering his C4/C5 vertebra just 11 seconds into his first shift of college hockey in a nationally televised game at Boston University in 1995. The resulting spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.read on
from the Risto Pakarinen blog at NHL.com,
It's a long, long season, isn't it? I know the players and coaches always talk about how January is murder, but I must admit that I am suffering from a pretty bad case of midseason fatigue as well.more Speaking of a long season, it is only five months until the last game of the SCF could be played (June 17th).
from George Johnson of ESPN,
He's manipulative. Often infuriating. Single-minded. Overbearing. Demanding. Acerbic. Abrasive. Calculating. He does not suffer fools or slackers gladly. But put aside the image for a moment; the checked shirts, cowboy kickers and that piece of wheat clenched firmly between his teeth. "He may be a cowboy," cautions Calgary Flames assistant coach Jim Playfair. "But he's one smart cowboy."read on
from the CP via TSN,
Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan filed a lawsuit against Liberal MP Denis Coderre on Tuesday, alleging the former sports minister falsely accused him of making a slur against francophones during an NHL game. Doan also demanded that Coderre make a public retraction in the motion filed in Quebec superior court.
from the CP via the Globe and Mail,
The Minnesota Wild and San Jose Sharks have goalies on their mind as they head towards the March 9 trade deadline. As in, their own. All four goalies, Dwayne Roloson and Manny Fernandez in Minnesota and Evgeni Nabokov and Vesa Toskala in San Jose, are slated for unrestricted free agency July 1. "It is unusual," Wild GM Doug Risebrough said of his own situation.more
NBC earned a 1.5/3 overnight Nielsen rating for its first NHL action of the season on Saturday. The regional coverage was down 11.8% from a 1.7/4 for the first week of NHL on ABC in '04. NBC's regional coverage of Rangers-Red Wings to 35% of the country earned a 1.4/3 overnight rating. The game earned a 1.3/3 in N.Y. and a 7.8/17 in Detroit.
from Business Wire, Jan. 17, 2006--
StubHub, the leading open marketplace dedicated to tickets, announced that it has signed an exclusive advertising agreement with NHL.com, the official website of the National Hockey League. The partnership will see StubHub become a highly visible and sole secondary resource for site users to shop for tickets through NHL.com. "We are extremely pleased to forge this relationship with NHL.com, the most heavily trafficked site dedicated to hockey on the Internet," said Jeff Fluhr, founder and CEO of StubHub. "This advertising relationship will provide significant visibility of the StubHub ticket marketplace to the avid hockey fans that visit NHL.com and subsequently provide them another trusted resource to buy and sell NHL hockey tickets."I am also an affiliate for StubHub and you can purchase your NHL tickets on the right sidebar of the Hockey section of Kukla's Korner.
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