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Breaking Down The NHL Schedule

from Loose Change at the Hockey News,

Looking ahead at the new National Hockey League schedule I’ve noticed some really interesting stuff (like the ink comes off on your hands if you wet your fingers enough). Still, there’s more… Oct 13: Buffalo vs. Detroit. Dominik Hasek faces his old team for the first time. Not his old team but his old, old team. No I don’t mean his original team, I mean the first team he bailed on, I mean, played for. No, not Ottawa, Buffalo. Oh forget it. It doesn’t matter anyway. The Dominator is sidelined “4 to 6 weeks with a anterior strain of his boo boo”, whatever that means.
read on update 12:55pm, NBC NHL schedule has also been added to the same link at KKF. update 1:10pm, HNIC schedule added to the KKF too.

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OLN (Versus) Schedule

KK member SteveNJ has posted the NHL schedule for OLN in the KKF.

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Malkin Is The Main Issue For Transfer Agreement

from Reuters,

The Evgeni Malkin case was the main reason behind Russia's decision not to sign a transfer agreement with the National Hockey League (NHL), the country's hockey chief Vladislav Tretyak said. Teenage prodigy Malkin has found himself in the middle of a tug-of-war between his Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who drafted him as their number one pick in 2004. Malkin has stated his desire to join the NHL this season, saying he wanted to prove himself at a higher level. But last week the talented center was pressured to re-sign his contract with Metallurg for another year. "Honestly speaking, the Malkin case has become the main stumbling block in our negotiations with the NHL," Tretyak was quoted as saying by the Russian media.

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Sinden Steps Down- Now A Senior Advisor

from the Boston Bruins,

Boston Bruins legend Harry Sinden announced today that he is stepping down from his position as President of the team and moving into a role as Senior Advisor to club Owner Jeremy Jacobs. Sinden will remain as an Alternate Governor for the Bruins on the NHL’s Board of Governors. “The timing is right to make this transition at this time, as I have been moving away from the day-to-day operations of the team and the building in recent years into more of an advisory capacity,” said Sinden. “We have strong and capable leadership in place throughout the organization, beginning with Peter Chiarelli, who is in charge of all aspects of the hockey operations. With Peter now settled in Boston, I initiated discussions with Mr. Jacobs on changing my focus and he agreed with me that this is the right time to formalize the direction in which we have been moving for some time.”
continued added 6:25pm, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman today released the following statement regarding the announcement that Harry Sinden is stepping down as president of the Boston Bruins to become Senior Advisor to team Owner Jeremy Jacobs: “There is no scale that can measure the weight of Harry Sinden’s contributions to our game, no gauge that can calibrate the passion Harry feels for the National Hockey League and his beloved Boston Bruins. There also is no way we can offer appropriate thanks for his more than four decades of dedicated service. We wish Harry well in his new role and encourage him to keep his cell phone handy; no doubt it will continue to ring often with requests for his insight.”

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Great Team Sport

from ic Wales,

Skaters rush around a small ice pad, wielding long sticks, crashing into each other, occasionally exchanging punches, and trying to blast a rock-hard piece of rubber past a heavily-padded goalkeeper. It may sound like Dirty Sanchez meets Jeux Sans Frontieres, but this is serious stuff, one of the world's great team sports - ice hockey. Fast, colourful and aggressive, it's a thrilling spectacle. And the old adage "I went to a fight last night and a hockey game broke out" is becoming outdated, now that authorities - even in North America - are clamping down on fisticuffs.

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Just Like That, Dupont Is Gone

from Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News,

Now, just like that, Dumont is gone, yet another pro athlete leaving town just as we were getting to know him. The Sabres walked away from his $2.9 million arbitration award, leaving Dumont to shop himself to the highest bidder. In the minds of those kids, I imagine, their hero was the one who walked away. That's the bitter reality of the NHL nowadays. You can't pay everybody, especially when the bulk of a talented young roster hits the market just as a new economic system sends salaries skyward. It's hard for fans to accept, hard for the general manager, too.

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Canes Champions Club

from Raleighing.com,

Some amenities for Champions Club include gourmet pizza, pasta, salads and an open grill. Each Champions Club ticket holder will receive four drink vouchers - redeemable for draft beer, wine or non-alcoholic beverages at the private, 45-foot, full-service Champions Club bar at the Ledge Lounge bar or through In-Seat Service. Every ticket holder will have a reserved seat assigned to them in the Champions Club. HDTVs throughout the Club will ensure that nobody misses a minute of the action.
read on....make sure to check out the fly-over video and all this for $125 a game. Very impressive!

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Jagr Needs That Tax Form

from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Jaromir Jagr considers his former accountant the Six Million Dollar Man. The former Penguins star sued Richland accountant Gary Schick on Tuesday, demanding he turn over a tax form that was supposed to be filed with the IRS in 2003. The lawsuit, filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, claims that if Jagr does not get the form, it will cost him $6 million. "Whatever I had, I turned over to his attorney or his new accountant," said Schick, of Harmony, Butler County. "I don't know what I can fight here. I turned it all over."

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Desjardins Set To Retire

from ESPN,

Longtime Flyers defenseman and former captain Eric Desjardins will announce his retirement Thursday, a team source told The Philadelphia Inquirer. Eric Desjardins The veteran, slowed by a series of injuries in the last several years, was not offered a contract by the Flyers this summer. And so the 37-year-old has opted for retirement.

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Report- Sinden To Retire

via RDS (translated),

According to what our colleague Renaud Lavoie learned, an important page of the history of Bruins of Boston will be turned tomorrow. President Harry Sinden will announce his retirement Wednesday at the time of a press conference after 17 seasons at this station.
continued A big thanks to KK member and hockey blogger Wicked Bruins Girl who posted the pointer in the KKF.

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