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Some of you may experienced a slight outage today when trying to access KK. From my hosting service,
This still seems to be an unresolved issue with one of the fiber providers to the data center we house our servers in on the west coast of the US. Telia is the fiber provider and seem to on and off having fiber issues in the south and southwestern United States over the past few weeks. We are not sure if these are heat related issues with record temps in many parts of the country causing fiber and power outage issues. We are in contact with the data center’s engineers to try and find out when this issue will be corrected, routed around, etc. From our own monitoring stations we are only having issues connection to sites from our Minneapolis monitoring systems. Monitoring we do from Singapore, London, UK and Houston, TX are actually showing clean routes and speeds to the data center. But using other outside monitoring/testing systems that route across different global networks we have seen spotty issues from other locations in the US mostly. We will post follow up details as soon as they come in. We do apologies for the issues, and we are working on migration of clients as quickly as possible to our Minneapolis, MN data center so these issues at the west coast data center will impact fewer of our hosting clients each day.As you can see, the issue is slowly being resolved.
from the Bangor Daily News,
Garth Snow, who recently went from being the New York Islanders' backup goalie to their general manager, said his former Black Bear goaltending partner Mike Dunham is being considered for the Islanders' backup goaltending job behind Rick DiPietro. Dunham is an unrestricted free agent. "He's on the board [of possibilities]. We have a vacancy. The backup goalie we had last year didn't play up to par. So we [ditched] him,"....more
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from Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
A group of four led by Samuel Fingold has signed a letter of intent to purchase the Penguins, the team announced tonight. The letter of intent gives the Fingold group exclusive negotiating rights to reach a purchase agreement. After such an agreement, the NHL would need to give its approval. Fingold, 34, grew up a hockey fan in Toronto and now is principal of Kenyon Investments in Hartford, Conn. Although he earlier indicated an interest in moving the hockey team to Kansas City if he was successful in purchasing it, Fingold now seems intent on keeping it here.continued
The New Islanders GM Garth Snow wrote an open letter to NYI fans and even asked them to email him if they had any questions.
I understand last Tuesday was an interesting day for you, to say the least. I'm a sports fan, too. My head was spinning for a while there. I can only imagine how you guys felt. But now that the dust has settled and we're moving on, I wanted to reach out to you. First off, thanks for your kindness and support during my four seasons as an Islanders player. I loved playing here, and so much of that was because of you. Long Island is a special place. My wife Erica, son Glenn and I have cherished our time here and plan on being Long Islanders for a long time. To that end, and just as importantly, I'm not going to stand for anyone taking shots at this franchise. My philosophy during my 13 years as a player was that members of a team back each other up. It's one of the many reasons why I'm so happy to get to work with Ted Nolan. That's the way Ted's teams play. Starting in October, I have no doubt that you're going to be excited and proud to root for this Islanders team.continued
via the Anaheim Ducks,
Several Ducks players are changing numbers for the 2006-2007 season including Teemu Selanne's switch back to his familiar #8. Number Changes for 2006-2007: Teemu Selanne will wear #8 (#13 in 2005-2006) Corey Perry will wear #10 (#61 in 2005-2006) Ryan Getzlaf will wear #15 (#51 in 2005-2006) Dustin Penner will wear #14 (#76 in 2005-2006) Stanislav Chistov will wear #24 Chris Pronger will wear #25
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from Sports Ticker via TSN,
Two days after presenting his case in an arbitration hearing, Anaheim Ducks defenseman Vitaly Vishnevski was awarded a one-year contract worth $1.55 million on Friday.
The Ottawa Senators managed to completely avoid salary arbitration hearings this summer, now that forward Peter Schaefer has signed a multi-year contract. The Senators announced the signing Friday without providing financial details.
Eric Duhatschek- I understand he has been shopping for a cowboy hat in Calgary, but for the last month! Bruce Garrioch- Got married a few weeks ago, will his honeymoon last forever? Scott Burnside- I understand he was in Bristol this week. Could he be replacing Harold Reynolds? Larry Brooks- Come on Larry, we need some dirt!!! Phil Coffey- OK Phil, you have had enough rest, we need Iceage now. Al Strachan- once every two weeks doesn't cut it Al. OK boys, enough fooling around. Get back to work, enough Fedorov flying around stories, we need hockey and we need it now!
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