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Cherry On Malkin

As Tony pointed out, Malkin will not be suspended for his hit on Simmonds, but Don Cherry had some thoughts on the hit after the first game of the HNIIC doubleheader tonight.

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  Tags: don+cherry, evgeni+malkin

“They’re Laughing At You Alex”

The words of Don Cherry on Coach’s Corner tonight.

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  Tags: alexander+ovechkin, don+cherry

The Royal Family Of Hockey

A look back at the legendary Patrick family, with some great old-time footage.

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Trouble With Cable Providers

From Craig Custance at the Sporting News:

By moving the game to the NHL Network, in an attempt to give it more exposure, the league shut out a large number of Center Ice subscribers. Up until last week, I had DirecTV, which includes the NHL Network as part of its digital package. I learned, apparently along with a lot of fans, that Comcast doesn’t include the NHL Network in its basic digital package - even if you ponied up the bucks for Center Ice. Now, I need to get the NHL Network anyways, so I didn’t mind calling Comcast and bumping up a package for another $8 a month. But by the time we got it ironed out, it was 2-0 New Jersey.

Like a lot of hockey fans, I was part angry, part confused. So this morning, I called the league for an explanation.

It was explained to me that putting the game on NHL Network made the game like any other nationally televised hockey game, which means it wasn’t available on Center Ice. Usually that’s not an issue, because you can just turn on NBC or Versus and watch it. But for those of us who didn’t get NHL Network, it became an issue. But the league assured me that it wasn’t some underhanded tactic to get people to pay more money for extra cable coverage. In fact, it’s the opposite.

read on

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Tweet-Up the NHL

Thanks to @hockeycardshow (site: The Hockey Card Show) and @nhldigest (site: NHL Digest), we came across this nifty little application for Twitter users. NHL Game Tag.

NHL GameTag helps fans find other fans through Twitter. By simply tweeting #nhlgametag along with the home team abbreviation (SJS, DET, COL, etc) NHL GameTag will collect the tweets and group them together by arena.

Fans inside the arena will be able to communicate about the game and meet other fans. Others outside the arena will be able to get information and a sense of what’s happening in a unique way not possible by just watching on TV.

Go here to check it out, and here for an explanation on how it works.  Great idea!

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Best Of The Week

Five minutes of the greatest hits, saves and goals of the past week.

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Fighting Over Fighting & A ‘Green’ Cherry

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

There already seems to be growing controversy about the GMs’ recommendation this past week regarding a 10-minute misconduct for “staged fights.” The NHL Players’ Association considers this a “new rule” recommendation and thus needs approval from the competition committee when it meets again in June. However, we were told Saturday the league believes the “staged fights” proposal is “an existing rule” that simply needs new interpretation and enforcement, and therefore doesn’t need competition committee approval or, for that matter, the board of governors’ approval.

That is not how the NHLPA views this, and from the e-mails that were flying our way Saturday from both sides, this could get ugly.

continued (basically a recap of the Hot Stove during HNIC) plus a few more hockey notes…

If you missed Coach’s Corner last night, watch it below…

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‘Mayor’ McGuire

from Neil Best of Newsday,

...Beyond that, he is a bundle of energy and a born schmoozer.

The former is important for a guy who is away from his Montreal home 240 nights a year for various gigs, including ones with TSN in Canada and NBC here.

The latter was evident whether he was strolling out for the second period with John Tortorella, bumping forearms with the Bruins’ Mark Recchi before the third, or chatting up members of the support staff, some in position to make his job easier or more difficult in the Garden’s cramped quarters.

“He’s the Mayor,” Flood said of McGuire’s natural political skills.

more

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  Tags: pierre+mcguire

Give Me Hockey - The On-Ice Kind

I wrote a few days ago at NHL.com that I was thankful the trade deadline was over and now we could focus on the game, the game that is played on the ice.

I don’t know about you, but enough fighting talk, headshots talk and Bettman taking on Laraque talk.

Enough salary cap questions for next year, enough Jagr and Radulov may return talk, enough of everything not related to the games being played on the ice.

All the other stuff can wait until a team captain raises the Stanley Cup over his head. 

It is time to turn our focus on the game that is played on the ice.  I have had enough of coaches battling with media, GM’s with their multiple opinions and all the other stories going on behind the glass.

Focus everyone, focus on the game- on the ice!

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Cherry Says He Is An Easy Target

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Don Cherry isn’t mad as hell and he is going to take it—all the shots, the criticism, the calls for his head, no matter how much the controversies swirl around him.

He claims he is not pulling a Peter Finch every Saturday night, that he isn’t going crazy on the public broadcaster, isn’t losing it in any way. “I’m saying the same things I was before,” Cherry said in a lengthy interview. “But the criticism is worse now. It has really picked up. I don’t know why.

“I admit, I’ve been taken aback by all of it, the calls for me to get fired. Last week was the topper. I got ripped everywhere. I got ripped in four Toronto papers. The owner of the Washington Capitals wrote about me online. A couple of my friends in Florida saw it in the papers there. I’m front and centre. I guess I’m an easy target.”

continued

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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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