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Top Five Hits Of The Year

The top five hits from the 2008-09 regular season.

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Worried About The Direction Of Hockey

from P.J. Stock of Blogs and Columns at CBC,

...The game has changed. The players have changed and so has the perception from the fans watching the game. I think it’s a direct reflection of our changing society. We live in a world of always worrying to be so PC (politically correct, folks). The game has changed because our society’s influence on it has almost forced some of its changes. No more so than in interpretation of the game’s physicality.

What used to be a battle along the boards, a fight for the puck, a mano-a-mano confrontation is now called like a basketball game. Two minutes for illegal use of the hands or two minutes for being too strong or too tough. I believe the game needed changes to get out of the trap era, but why interfere with what so many people have fallen in love with? The toughness of players playing the toughest game out there….

Fighting is a no-no now, hitting someone who is watching their pass is a crime and body checking someone in the head … purgatory.

I loved the game the way it used to be. I’m worried about the direction the game is going in.

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Best Of The Week

Six and a half minutes of the best saves, goals and hit from the past week in the NHL.

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Goal Of The Season

from Brad Holland of NHL.com,

Alex Ovechkin, Blake Wheeler, T.J. Oshie, Niklas Hagman and Johan Franzen have combined to score 143 goals this season. But, one of those goals will stand out among the rest.

That goal, decided by your votes, will be the Fans’ Choice Goal of the Season. So get ready to cast your ballots.

continued and a link is available there to watch and vote on the Goal of the Season.

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Jack Edwards Explains His Laugh

Steve of Puck The Media posts the 2nd part of his Jack Edwards interview,

PTM: [Clunky Transition] Well, speaking of entertainment value, there was this huge, huge hulabaloo in the online hockey community last week at that Philadelphia game where you did sort of the Vincent Price laugh after that Randy Jones hit.  First of all, how did that come into your mind, and do you think people are making too much of it?  I think it was just fun…

JE: Okay, first of all, everybody has a right to his opinion, and I enjoy strong opinions.  What I don’t respect is people who call names and throw mud and don’t actually follow through and consider what the story really is. 

If you go back and if you listen to the illegally posted, copyrighted material thats on YouTube [we both chuckle] I clearly refer to “the crowd wants a call for a hit from behind”.  That is what was so hilarious.  Because even before we knew that Patrice Bergeron had a broken neck on the 27th of October, 2007.  Even before we knew what the result of the examination was.  While he was still unconscious, the Flyers had issued a public relations release, and the Philadelphia media swallowed it whole, to the point that some columnist in Philadelphia actually wrote that Bergeron knew the hit was coming.

more and if you missed the Edwards call, watch it below…

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Getting To Know Jack Edwards

from Puck The Media,

PTM: ...are you kind of glad that ESPN doesn’t cover hockey anymore?

JE: Well, I think that all you need to know is - for those who wish that hockey was back on ESPN - last Saturday, which was probably the single most amazing night of the NHL season.  Just in terms of teams switching places, dramatic things happening, crazy games, that kind of thing. 

We went from Toronto to Philadelphia, we were in (Bruins radio play-by-play man) Dave Goucher’s room, having a couple cold ones.  Now, the Sweet 16 is going on in college basketball at the same time, the only hockey we saw in the entire sportscast of “SportsCenter” was about 45 seconds of the UNH-North Dakota game, which was the one UNH tied with one-tenth of a second to go, that went into Overtime.  That was 56 minutes into the telecast.  There was nothing on the NHL in the entire show. 

So, for those of you that hope that hockey gets back on ESPN, that’s what you’re gonna’ get.  That’s where it belongs in ESPN’s hierarchy, because there are some bozos sitting in the accounting department in a bunker in Burbank, California running Disney, who look at the numbers and completely ignore the passion of hockey fans.

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Adding Personality To A Broadcast

NHL Network profiles one of the NHL’s signature voices, Montreal Canadiens play-by-play man Pierre Houde Thursday at 7:30pm ET.

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Best Of The Week

Almost six minutes of the best goals, saves and hit from the past week in the NHL.

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All Carrie Milbank

from Dave McBrayer of Barry Melrose Rocks,

BMR:  Pick one: Ed Olczyk or Barry Melrose?

Carrie: Eddie O with Barry’s mullet…yummy.

BMR:  You just gave us a very disturbing mental image with that last answer.  Clearly, you don’t mind blogs since you’re talking to us and have dabbled in some of your own. What are your thoughts on blogging and where sports media is headed?

Carrie: I loooooove bloggers, and it seems that the Internet is quickly becoming our main source for news and entertainment so get comfy boys…I don’t think you’ll be unemployed anytime soon.

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Fans Share Their Hopes, Pain & Questions Too

I receive around 500 emails a week and most of them are from hockey fans who want to express their feelings on our great game.

Here is a sampling of those emails and I will be pointing to this blog post in my NHL.com article today, so feel free to add your comments & questions too.

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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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