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This Is The Game That Never Ends

from the Toronto Sun:

Not every day you hear about a game taking nine periods. Who would have ever guessed hockey history could be made on a winter night at the Chesswood Arena?
It doesn’t get any more Canadian than this story. This was a game of legend before it even ended. And unless the Hockey Hall of Fame can find anything different, the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey Association first round playoff game on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, between the Pickering Panthers and the Toronto Jr. Canadiens will go down as the longest junior hockey game in history.
“The crowd doubled in size throughout the game,” said Panthers media relations director John McCartney, who is also a producer at TSN. “During one intermission, I was stopped by a guy in the lobby who said, ‘Is that game still going?’ After saying yes he grabbed his buddies and came down.”



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Don’t Believe It

from Jim Kelley at Sportsnet,

The Buzz: Rumoured reports (seemingly the only kind left in the world of hockey these days) have it that Flyers Semi Interim General Manager Paul Holmgren has an offer for Peter Forsberg in his back pocket from Nashville that includes two first-round draft picks and emerging star forward Alexander Radulov.
The BACKHAND: Yeah and if you believe that you probably believe that Internet bloggers who refuse to put their name to their work are legitimate journalists. Look, the Flyers have set the price high hoping some one will be as foolish as those guys who bid on Mark McGwire’s balls.

more buzz on different NHL topics from Kelley…

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Amonte Not Happy

from the Calgary Sun,

A healthy scratch in the Calgary Flames 7-4 loss Sunday in Detroit, Amonte was back in the lineup for last night’s game against the Atlanta Thrashers.
But he was still upset about being sat in the Motor City and, after being unwilling to discuss it Monday, was asked how he felt when given the news before the game against the Red Wings.
“What do you think my reaction would be? That’s a bad question,” he said. “Do you think I’m happy about it? I’m definitely not happy about it. I’ve got a lot of pride and take a lot of pride in the game and the way I play.
“No, I’m not happy.”

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Rangers Ready For A Run

fromm Pierre Lebrun of the CP via Yahoo,

Only seven points separate sixth-place Tampa Bay from the 11th-place Rangers with Carolina, Montreal, the New York Islanders and Toronto sandwiched in between and seven and half weeks to go in the regular season. The Rangers, who play at Carolina on Thursday night, feel they’re primed for a run.
“I do feel that way. It’s not just yapping, it’s the real deal,” Rangers head coach Tom Renney said Wednesday. “I’ve seen the way we’ve played in the last two weeks. If we were in the playoffs and they were starting tomorrow, I would feel very, very good about playing anybody.”

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All Guerin

from David Amber at ESPN,

In this week’s Facing Off, Guerin explains why the Blues could be considered “America’s Team,” how Mark McGwire is getting a raw deal from Hall of Fame voters and why hanging out with Bobby Holik just one night was more than enough.
Q: When you look at traditional hockey cities like Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago not selling out every game, what do you think about the state of the game in the United States?
A: It needs improvement. I know they’re trying to improve on marketing, but we have to do more. We have to focus on the fans, we have to keep them happy and we have to reach out for more fans. It’s definitely an uphill battle.

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Flyers Will Be Back

from Damien Cox at ESPN,

The Flyers, when good, have been a punishing, kick-sand-in-your-face team blessed with more money than common sense (at times) because of a deep, hard-core following in the City of Brotherly Love. But they haven’t exactly engendered a great deal of affection and warmth across the NHL in the four decades they’ve been in existence.
Even last summer, the Flyers raised hackles everywhere by putting out a free-agent offer sheet to Vancouver winger Ryan Kesler, an ultimately fruitless effort that once more created angry mutterings around the league.

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Hard Games, Tough Sale

from Ted Leonsis at his blog, Ted’s Take,

The Capitals play 32 games against SE division foes. It is a tough division, as an example, Pittsburgh is 5-6 and 3 against our division but is 7 and 0, picking up 14 points against the Flyers this year.
So we play against the toughest opponents the most times in our division and sell the least amount of tickets against those teams.


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Nashville Wants To Make A Splash

from The Bellowing Moose at NBC Sports,

Why the sudden boldness from Preds’ GM David Poile (once described by a colleague as “a sheep in sheep’s clothing”)? Because Nashville needs success-at the gate and on the ice-as soon as possible.
Despite contending for first place in the NHL’s overall standings, the Preds have been anything but a chart topper at home. Owner Craig Leipold has been looking for local ownership without success, and if his team doesn’t start selling some tickets, it may not qualify for his beloved revenue sharing money, believed to be more than $10 million last season.
So a gamble on Forsberg makes sense. The Predators can afford to give up some prospects (they have one of the deepest reserve lists in the league) and landing a player of Forsberg’s stature would make a splash, even in Nashville, where the players could wear full equipment into a restaurant and still not get noticed.

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Regier Wants To Remain Flexible

from WBEN/WGR,

“When you don’t have any additional cap space, you have to look at flexibility,” Regier said.
“Do you want the extra depth in goal? Do you want to exchange it for an extra defenseman or an extra forward? The thing that has to be respected is that this group that put us in first place, so to the extent that we change it, it’s because we believe it’s going to make us stronger.”
One rumor that’s been floated is that Tim Connolly’s salary wouldn’t count towards the salary cap if he didn’t return until the playoffs. WGR’s Brad Riter spoke with NHL chief legal officer Bill Daly last night, who told him the rumor was, in fact, a rule, but anyone abusing that rule would be penalized.


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NHL Not Doing Their Part

from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

“Honestly, it’s very difficult to understand, the way Sidney’s been treated since the beginning of his career,” Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, said Tuesday. “In my opinion, it hasn’t been fair. This is someone who gives 100 percent on every shift, on and off the ice, for his team and his league.”
Within the past month, we’ve seen Crosby speared in the abdomen (Jason Blake), butt-ended in the gut on a game-opening faceoff (Maxim Lapierre) and cut in the face with a high stick (Francis Bouillon), without any of the infractions drawing so much as a minor penalty.

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