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Old Schoolers In Atlanta

from Blueland Blog,

On Tuesday afternoon some of the all-time greats from the hockey world converged on TJ’s in Alpharetta. They were there to launch the Alumni Wine Series but but the hundreds of fans that came through the doors just wanted to see their heroes from the days of their youth. Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay, Bobby Hull, Tony Esposito, Rob Ray, Bobby Clarke, Dave Schultz, Clark Gillies, Frank Mahovlich, Johnny Bower, Pat Quinn, Scott Mellanby, Willi Plett, Eric Vail and host and former Atlanta Flames captain Tim Ecclestone.

The chatter in the bar and outside was the same no matter who was talking.

“Can you believe his many people are here?”

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Since we are on the old school topic, well, Gordie How gets a well deserved Detroit greeting at the 1980 All Star game…

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Again, Don’t Believe It

from the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Stars Blog,

Just got off the phone with Les Jackson to ask him about the Marty Turco for Martin St. Louis trade that hockeybuzz is touting, and he said his policy going forward is going to be to not comment on trades, because it just seems like a waste of time to him.

But he said he has not had talks with trading Marty Turco to anyone for anything.

“I am not interested in trading Marty Turco. That’s just the way I feel,’’ he said

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NHL.com Provides All Access For ASG

Update 3:45pm ET: Live streaming starts today on NHL.com [here’s the direct link to the broadcast], 4-6pm ET, simulcast from the NHL Network, featuring the “Coaches Show” and interviews with players in the YoungStars game.

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New York (January 24, 2008) ­– Fans who cannot attend the National Hockey League (NHL) All-Star Game weekend in Atlanta don’t have to miss out on any of the excitement from the event.  NHL.com will feature more than 20 exclusive Webcasts, plus some simulcasts from the NHL Network, giving fans online a virtual all-access pass to the dressing room, the ice and behind the scenes at every major All-Star Weekend event.

The highlight of the NHL.com Webcast schedule takes place on Sunday, January 27 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. EST, when Cisco Presents the 2008 NHL All-Star ALL ACCESS Show exclusively on NHL.com. The live Webcast will take fans on an unprecedented visit inside the NHL All-Star Game with locker-room access, player interviews, pre-game analysis and video features.  NHL.com then will simulcast the NHL Network’s pre-game coverage before the 56th NHL All-Star game faces off at 6 p.m.  EST.

 

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Check Your Sources

from On Frozen Pond,

—Just got an email from old pal Eklund. He says Olli ticked someone off in the Panthers front office lately and basically demanded a trade. Says Ek: “I would be shocked if he were still a Panther come Feburary 27. And another big name as well.’‘

I guess I need to start saying my goodbyes to Olli while he’s still here.

Obviously, I’m being sarcastic here.

And I don’t know what Olli could have done to anger anyone in this organization. He does everything for the Panthers. They ask, Olli does. On ice, off ice. It doesn’t matter. I mean this guy goes to dinners with sponsors. You think he likes that? Think he needs the free meal? No, he’s trying to help out this franchise in any way he can. And he is appreciated for his efforts.

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added 2:50pm, from Stan Fischler a the Hockey Journal,

Ever since October, there have been rumors that Olli Jokinen would be dealt by Florida. It hasn’t happened and isn’t likely to happen because chief executive officer Alan Cohen remains convinced that his captain is a major asset to the Panthers, which is fine except that some savvy Panthers-watchers believe that the Florida sextet would be a lot better off on the day the club says bye-bye to Olli.

more NHL bits from Stan…

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Paul Kelly on the NHL Hour

The NHLPA’s Paul Kelly will be Gary Bettman’s guest on the NHL Hour today.

The NHL Hour broadcasts live Thursdays from 4-5 pm ET on NHL Home Ice, (XM channel 204) and NHL.com. The show will re-run on XM Satellite Radio and NHL.com, with archived shows available for download via a podcast on NHL.com.

*At showtime, listen live at this link.  While on the air, listeners can call into the show at 1-877-645-6696, or send questions/comments via this email address: nhlhour@nhl.com.

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  Tags: gary+bettman, media, nhl+hour, nhlpa, paul+kelly

The Keeper Talks

from PJ at Sharkspage,

Mike Bolt, one of three Hockey Hall of Fame Keepers of the Cup, answered a few questions about the Stanley Cup Tuesday prior to the 2008 ECHL Allstar Skills Competition in Stockton, California.

continued and check out the video…

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The Best Of The Best In The NHL

Goals, hits and saves!!!

Watch the video…

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Pierre McGuire Between The Benches

from Richard Sandomir of the New York Times,

McGuire said that being trained by Bob Johnson and Scotty Bowman, who coached the Penguins to Stanley Cup titles in 1991 and 1992, were crucial to his education as an analyst.

“They taught me to recognize changes in a game,” McGuire said, “and to see all the idiosyncrasies of a game: the neutral-zone defenses, face-offs, the control and flow of the game. Bob taught me how important it was to be positive and to delegate authority; from Scotty, I got discipline, hard work, attention to detail and how to match lines.”

During games, he is likely to receive e-mail messages from Bowman, a Hall of Fame coach. On Sunday, Bowman wrote, according to McGuire, “Milbury’s got some strong opinions.”

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Three More Years Of Versus

via the AP,

The NHL and Versus have agreed to extend their contract by three years, the cable network confirmed Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The network, formerly known as OLN, began televising NHL games during the 2005-06 season. It paid $65 million for the first year, $70 million for the second, and exercised a $72.5 million option for this season.

Ratings for NHL games on Versus are up this season. Through 29 games, average viewership has increased 34 percent from 195,666 to 261,760. Versus is airing 57 regular-season games this season.

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Dreaming

from On the Forecheck,

With apologies to one of the truly great pieces of American rhetoric… please place tongue firmly in cheek before reading….

I have a dream that one day this community will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “The Coolest Game on Earth.”

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, Calgary Flames fans and the fans of the former Atlanta Flames will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Nevada, a state sweltering with the heat of gambling, sweltering with the heat of explosive growth (just sweltering in the heat, period…), will be transformed into an oasis of NHL expansion.

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