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The Judge Loves Hockey

from KearneyHub.com (Nebraska),

Whether he’s on the bench or sitting on the ice, Gerry Jorgensen’s jobs are a lot alike.

As one of two Buffalo County Court judges, Jorgensen can be found presiding over cases during the day, but by night he’s a Storm hockey off-ice official or fan….

In his spare time, he also collects hockey jerseys and maintains a message board tracking every former Storm player’s games, statistics, injuries and season-to-date totals, whether they’re playing college or professional hockey. But it wasn’t until November 2000 when the Storm came to Kearney that Jorgensen’s jersey collection went full strength.

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Watching The MVP

via Gayle MacDonald of the Globe and Mail,

CBC’s new winter dramas include MVP, a steamy soap that could appeal to both sexes. The network is calling MVP “a keyhole look” at the “sexy and scandalous world of a fictitious professional NHL hockey team of hunky players and their gorgeous girlfriends, wives, lovers and puck bunnies.” The cast includes Kristen Booth and Lucas Bryant, and it airs on Jan. 11.

Insert real NHL player name here ________________

Watch the promo for the MVP…

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Using Hockey To Teach Those Kids Many Things In Life

Joe Juneau making a difference….

I recommend watching both videos… 1 then 2

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NHL Auctions:  HHOF Tribute Masks

imageCurrently up for auction at NHL.com are four, one-of-a-kind, hand-signed, HHOF Tribute Masks

One featuring each of Ron Francis, Al MacInnis, Scott Stevens and Mark Messier.  Bidding opened this week at $750 each (although Messier’s has already shot up in value) and will continue until December 7th. 

Money raised will be used to support the Shoot for a Cure program:

Shoot For A Cure Hockey is a campaign of the American and Canadian Spinal Research Organizations, which is directed at and led by the hockey community. The goals of the campaign are spinal cord injury awareness, prevention, research and cure. We seek to raise funds for spinal cord research, to promote prevention of hockey-related spinal cord injuries through the Play It Cool™ prevention program, and to raise awareness of spinal cord injuries in hockey.

 

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  Tags: auctions, charity, hhof, hockey+hall+of+fame

Hockey Movies

Two hockey movies with upcoming American and Canadian premieres: The Rocket and Breakfast with Scott.

(1) The Rocket (DVD here) is being released in U.S. theaters this December:

In Canada, The Rocket has been hailed by MacLean’s Magazine as “the Gladiator of hockey movies.” Starring Roy Dupuis (Jesus of Montreal) as Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame player Maurice Richard, the film also takes a look at the discrimination suffered by French-speaking hockey players during his era (1930’s-1950’s) and features in supporting roles real-life hockey players Sean Avery (New York Rangers), Pascal Dupuis (Atlanta Thrashers), Ian Laperriere (Colorado Avalanche), Vincent Lecavalier (Tampa Bay Lightning), Stephane Kintal and Mike Ricci. Made in 2005 and released in Canada in 2005-2006, The Rocket (a.k.a. Maurice Richard) is finally coming to U.S. theaters via Palm Pictures this December in limited release.

Movie Trailer for ‘The Rocket’:

 

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Into The Hall Tonight

Numerous stories on all of the HHOF inductees are on the web today.

I will point to a few and as always, feel free to link to a story in the comments that you feel would be of interest to KK readers

The Hockey Hall of Fame has the complete story on all of the inductees.

NHL.com has more, plus a look at the recent classes of the past…

The New York Times has a look at Mark Messier.

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Hockey Bloggers Remember

from Joe Pelletier’s Greatest Hockey Legends,

Meanwhile, last week I issued a Greatest Hockey Legends.com Challenge around the blogosphere. In an attempt to spread hockey history around the blogs, I challenged hockey bloggers to post memories of their favorite retired NHLers…

read on plus all the information you need to know about the HHOF inductions…

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The Fans Ask The Questions

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

It goes back to the year Wayne Gretzky went into the Hockey Hall of Fame. He suggested they add an event where the players could connect with the fans.

Thus the ‘Fan Forum’ was born. And, to me, it’s become the best part of the entire induction weekend.

It’s not a media event. Only one or two members of the media attend and there’s no special seating or access for them. But to me it beats the beejeebers out of the Legends game which follows over at Air Canada Centre, where the new Hall of Famers are presented with their blazers and play a couple of periods of oldtimers hockey.

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I Did Not Know That

from John McGourty of NHL.com,

10 things you may not know about the Hockey Hall of Fame:

-  Forty-five percent of the material collected by the Hockey Hall of Fame is on display; the other 55 percent is rotated from storage to public display.

- The Hockey Hall of Fame tops all sports Halls in annual attendance, over 300,000 every year.

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Kid Rock: NHL “Artist of the Month”

imageFrom the NHL comes this news today.  Not only does the “Kid” have his own replica Stanley Cup ring, he also has the love of the NHL:

Singer and songwriter Kid Rock is NHL.com’s “Artist of the Month” for November. NHL.com, the official web site of the National Hockey League and the leading online community for hockey fans, will feature a Q&A, photos, articles and give fans the opportunity to stream tracks and videos from the Detroit native’s latest album, Rock N Roll Jesus, which recently debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

In addition, NHL.com fans will be able to post comments and interact with the three-time Grammy nominee here.


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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.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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