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SCF Plans

NEW YORK (May 7, 2008)—To venerate its past, to celebrate its present and to anticipate its future, the National Hockey League has scheduled four major events in conjunction with the 2008 Stanley Cup Final:

* The League will honor members of the Detroit Red Wings dynasty that won four Stanley Cups in a six-year stretch from 1950 to 1955.  Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Red Kelly, Alex Delvecchio, Marty Pavelich, Johnny Wilson and Marcel Pronovost have been invited to attend a dinner on an off-day during the first week of the Stanley Cup Final.

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VERSUS HD Update

Just heard from Versus and the opening game of the ECF between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh is still not in HD.

I will keep you updated as it becomes available.

Update May 8th, 12:35pm: More information available here.

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Conference Calls with the Philadelphia Flyers

Today, the NHL set up a series of conference calls with the media, in part featuring:

  • R.J. Umberger—Philadelphia Flyers, Center
  • John Stevens—Philadelphia Flyers, Coach

The transcripts of their individual Q&A sessions are available below.

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  Tags: interviews, john+stevens, media, nhl+conference+call, rj+umberger

Conference Calls with the Pittsburgh Penguins

Today, the NHL set up a series of conference calls with the media, in part featuring:

  • Ryan Malone—Pittsburgh Penguins, Left Wing
  • Michel Therrien—Pittsburgh Penguins, Coach

The transcripts of their individual Q&A sessions are available below.

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  Tags: interviews, media, michel+therrien, nhl+conference+call, ryan+malone

CP Says Pens/Wings

from the CP,

Two powerhouses meet in the West. Two teams on the rise in the East. Two toss-ups.

The NHL’s conference finals could be long ones. A look at both series with predictions: Eastern Conference final - Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Many believed the Flyers would lose to Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals in the first round. Almost everybody was sure Philadelphia would be taken down by Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens in the second round.

Now comes Sidney Crosby and his high-flying Penguins.

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Throwback Flyers

from Damien Cox at ESPN,

Not only are the Philadelphia Flyers poised to become the first team in the NHL’s post-expansion era to go from dead last to the Stanley Cup finals in a year, but they’re doing it in a way that truly harkens back to their glory days of the mid-1970s.

Great goaltending. More skill and finesse than people give them credit for. A nasty, take-no-prisoners approach that appeals to the hockey fans of Philadelphia and channels the snarling, uberaggressive attitude of Freddie “The Fog” Shero’s Broad Street Bullies.

With no apologies. Never, ever apologize.

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Questions for Lidstrom, Franzen and Osgood

A short Q&A session with the media, talking with Detroit Red Wings players Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen and Chris Osgood.

        Q. Chris, 6?0 an incredible run here in the playoffs. Where do you point the finger? Why have you had such success?

        CHRIS OSGOOD: In two parts I’ll answer. Personally, just doing the right things in practice with Jim Bedard and staying ready. Even when I wasn’t playing, I felt confident, even before I went in that I could do the job. Just being ready so I wasn’t standing there doubting myself whatsoever.

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  Tags: chris+osgood, johan+franzen, media, nick+lidstrom

Questions for Mike Babcock & Ken Holland

A short Q&A session with the media, talking with Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock and GM Ken Holland.


        Q. What sort of lessons do you take from being at this point last season as you enter this series?

        COACH MIKE BABCOCK: Well, I think the big thing is I’ve been really fortunate to be here. This is my third time in five years, and it’s the best time of year. It’s a lot of fun. You want to prepare as hard as you can and get your team ready to go.

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  Tags: ken+holland, media, mike+babcock, playoffs

Flyers & Stars According To The Maven

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

...That’s why I’m going with them in the East, despite Sidney (Whiner-Diver) Crosby, Evgeni (Let’s See How He Handles The Flyers Toughies) Malkin and Marian (I Finally Woke Up) Hossa.

As for Dallas-Detroit, I’m going with the Bigger D, as in DALLAS on the basis of Marty Turco over Chris Osgood—or Dom Hasek—and their phenomenal motivation.

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Surgery Expected For Halpern

from Lightning Strikes,

This news release just arrived from the Lightning. No confirmation on the ACL, but the fact that the team is acknowledging surgery is likely would seem to square with the early reports. Here’s the release:

TAMPA BAY - Tampa Bay Lightning center Jeff Halpern has suffered a right knee injury that is expected to require surgery, it was announced by Lightning Executive Vice President & General Manager Jay Feaster.

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added 8:10pm, from the CP via TSN,

Tampa Bay centre Jeff Halpern is expected to miss the next six to eight months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament at the IIHF World Hockey Championship, the Lightning announced Wednesday.

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  Tags: iihf, jeff+halpern, world+championships

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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