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2 Out Of 3 Series Starts Tonight

Thoughts?  I go with the odds, Sabres play two at home.

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Jim Kelley Knows Hockey

I just hung up the phone with Jim Kelley of Sportsnet.  Interesting conversation on the playoff matchups, OT in the playoffs and his love of the game.
Listen while you work!!!

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All About The Netcam

from the Toronto Star,

With video review figuring prominently game after game, and adding 10 minutes to the games on some nights, the netcam and overhead cameras are playing a prominent role.
And that brings a swell of pride to Doug Beeforth, the man who invented the netcam and was involved in the arrival of the one in the rafters.
“Every time I see it, I think I don’t get a lot of good ideas but that one sure worked out,” says Beeforth, now president of Rogers Sportsnet.

more

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KK Interview with CBC’s Jim Hughson

Jim Hughson has been doing play-by-play duty for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada in these playoffs, to great acclaim by hockey fans everywhere.  He’s currently covering the Anaheim Ducks / Vancouver Canucks series and was good enough to speak to Paul and myself immediately after the pre-game skate today, from sunny Anaheim.

You can download the audio file here, or play it on the video player below. 


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Elimination Game Tonight

We need some help here.  Alanah at Canucks and Beyond is very depressed.  Her Canucks are near elimination and she needs a quick pick-me-up.
I told her the Canucks steal one at The Pond tonight, then come home for game 6 with momentum.
It could happen, but will it?

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TV Schedule For Games Tonight

It appears both games tonight are exclusive to Versus in the USA.

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Road Teams Try To Go Up 3-1

The road teams want to go home 3-1 and try to make it a short, 5 game series.
Can they pull it off, stay tuned tonight!

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Wings Ratings Down Slightly

from the Detroit Free Press,

So who was the big winner of the TV ratings game on this Super Sports Saturday?
According to Nielsen Media Research, it was the Red Wings, which drew a 9.1 on Channel 4, followed by the Pistons (7.6 combined) on TNT and Channel 20, the NFL draft (5.4) on ESPN and the Tigers (2.8) on FSN.
The Red Wings, which averaged a 3.6 rating during the regular season on FSN, are averaging a 9.0 rating on FSN during the playoffs. In 2005-06, on FSN, the numbers were 4.7 for the regular season, 9.3 for the playoffs.

more on the Wings…

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NBC Ratings

Game 3 of the Rangers/Sabres series drew a 1.3 rating and a 3 share in the overnight ratings.
Game 2 on Saturday between the Wings and Sharks drew a 1.0/2.

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All Hrudey

from the Toronto Star,

In some ways, Kelly Hrudey is the anti-Don Cherry.
The former NHL goaltender, whose career spanned 15 seasons, will be getting a lot more exposure in upcoming weeks as he alternates with the more bombastic Cherry as Hockey Night In Canada’s studio analyst….
He sat down recently with Unplugged in his Calgary office.
If you were Gary Bettman for a day, what would your first priority be?
Finding a way to eliminate the dirty or dangerous player from the game and ensuring the players respect each other so we have fewer hits from behind and fewer dangerous hits.
How would you accomplish that?
I know Colin Campbell does a wonderful job ... but I would suspend people in a really harsh manner.

read on

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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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