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from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,
While he’s definitely trying to relax in his year away from the bench, Tortorella is hardly a homebody. He travels from Tampa to Toronto, where TSN’s studio is located, every Monday and doesn’t return home until Thursday or Friday.
“I go to a great city in Toronto that is nothing but hockey and that has kept me a little fulfilled without coaching,” Tortorella said. “It has kept me around the game and understanding the nuances of what is going on around the League.”
Three coaches have been fired this season, and two were replaced by out of work coaches like himself, but Tortorella tries not to think about the fate of current coaches around the League.
“I try not to because it’s so unfair and it’s a lousy way to live, but you have people talking to you and you hear this and that,” Tortorella said. “I think there are a lot of good people in this game and we all know it’s part of the business. I certainly don’t wish anything bad on people because a lot of them are good friends of mine. I am going to try to go about this the right way and if things happen than they are supposed to happen.”
You will get the picture quickly…
from Joe Pelletier of Greatest Hockey Legends,
This brings back oh so many memories of Christmas when I was a kid. This film first aired way back in 1939. No, I’m not that old, but I’ve watched this cartoon skit every Christmas since I can remember.
continued and gather the kids around the monitor…
A KK member just alerted me to the 2008 Sports Blogger Tournament being held at Busted Coverage.
If you are a regular reader of KK, you know my feelings on these popularity contests and I enjoy the fact KK is a #14 seed going up against the #3 seed Mister Irrelevant..
Other hockey blogs in the Midwest Region are From The Rink and the Fanhouse (all sports). Puck Daddy is in the South Region, probably haning out somewhere in Key West.
from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider at the Washington Post,
And then there were no replays in the press box - because Nassau Coliseum doesn’t get Versus. Go figure.
more on the Caps OT win against the Islanders.
thanks to a KK reader for the pointer.
My NHL.com submission for this week…
There are gifts to buy, errands to run and I should get outside just for the sake of getting outside, but ... I will do it tomorrow.
I have fallen into the hockey trap and I can’t get out of it. I eat, breathe and think hockey 24/7. Morning noon and night, it is just hockey, hockey and more hockey.
From Stephen Johns at The Torontoist:
Tomorrow, for the first time since March 16, 1996, the Toronto Maple Leafs won’t be playing on a non-holiday, regular season Saturday. They play tonight in Buffalo; they won’t be in action again until next Tuesday.
The Maple Leafs’ non-appearance on Hockey Night in Canada is mildly intriguing. The Leafs are a cash cow for the CBC; everyone knows this, even sports reporters who regularly lament the Leafs’ constant presence on CBC Sports’ flagship program irrespective of their on-ice performance (we salute you, William Houston of The Globe and Mail!).
As many of you know, I listen to hockey related radio stations on a regular basis and at times will point some of them out to you.
You need to check out some of the sound bits from Don Landry & Gord Stellick from the Fan590 morning show. All are great, and the Hasek bits still have me laughing!
from James Mirtle of From the Rink,
Last night, I was poking through the archives and found a snapshot of what my site looked like in December of 2005, almost exactly three years ago.
I had just 18 blogs listed in the blogroll, about half of which aren’t even around anymore:
The NHL’s mobile cooling unit departs Mobile, Alabama enroute to Wrigley Field, the home of the 2009 Winter Classic.
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