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Holiday Means Matinee Games

We can celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving and Columbus Day with a couple of early games today.  Enjoy!

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In the Coach’s Corner

From the Edmonton Sun,

Don Cherry thinks Steve Downie got off easy.

The outspoken commentator said Downie should have been suspended 30 games for his preseason hit on Dean McAmmond during Saturday night’s segment of Coach’s Corner on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada.

Cherry called the hit by the Philadelphia Flyers forward on the Senators defenceman a “cheap shot” and added that players shouldn’t hit like that in the preseason.

Video of Cherry’s comments can be viewed on the CBC video player.  There is no direct link, but just click on the “Hockey Night in Canada” link on the left, then the sub-menu will provide a link to the October 6th edition of Coach’s Corner.

note: unfortunately, U.S. viewers may not be able to access the video, unless you have a way of accessing the page using a Canadian proxy IP.

 

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  Tags: cbc, don+cherry, media

Progressive Caps

from On Frozen Blog,

We would have blogged with passion aplenty absent any intervention from the Washington Capitals, but in reflecting on the past year, we’re overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the team’s communications professionals, its athletes, and that filmmaker fella with the nice perch at Verizon Center. The very first comment left at OFB one year ago today was from Mike Vogel. The second came from Ted Leonsis. The next thing we knew we were being invited into Verizon Center’s press box and players’ rooms. What’s excited us most about that remarkable hospitality is its visionary democracy: the Caps have led the entire professional sports industry in laying out the welcome mat to committed bloggers, and there were times last season when a press box row was populated entirely by bloggers.

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Without a doubt, the Caps are very blogger friendly.  I remember my first interview with Ted Leonsis…Phone rings at my home, “Hi Paul, it’s Ted”...

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HNIC Debut Review

From William Houston at the Globe & Mail,

It was pretty, but, at times, it was pretty boring, too.

We’re talking about Hockey Night In Canada’s Saturday night debut with its new look and programming changes.  The new studio, consisting of leather chairs and a mahogany coffee table in front of a large screen, looks clubby. Visually, it was elegant and also a little staid.

When the conversation is also staid, that’s a problem. It’s a hockey telecast, after all, not Masterpiece Theatre.

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Yahoo Still Streaming

While surfing a few websites tonight, Empty Netters mentioned you can watch the Pens/Canes via Yahoo streaming.

So I went to the Yahoo streaming link in the KK Hockey Links, and sure enough, their streaming schedule is up for the month of October.

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Whoops!

Pointed out by Smerri1029 on the HockeyFights.com forums earlier today, a rather bizarre screw-up by Sports Illustrated online:

It’s amazing, that in BOTH Conferences they think that divisional rivals can finish in the top three.  It’s just…wow…

Wow, indeed.  Here’s the screenshot, as of 2:50pm ET:

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Looking Good In Red & White

My Dear Martine,

We could use you in Detroit.  It is my job to recruit any and all fans for our great hockey team. 

You will love following the likes of Zetterberg, Datsyuk and even Chelios (free food too).  Covering the greatest defeseman in the last ten years won’t be so bad either.

I can only dream of you in red, with the winged wheel in all of its glory!!!

With Anticipation,

Paul

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King of Russia

imageThe Globe & Mail’s Eric Duhatschek has co-authored a book with Dave King:

Had a chance to catch up with Dave King last night for the first time in months. It was at the launch party in Calgary for the book we collaborated on about his year of coaching in Russia, a crazy and wildly successful season in which the team won so many games in the regular season that they ran out of bonus money to pay the players and as a result, dipped into their travel funds to stay within the budget (dooming them to commercial instead of charter flights for the final quarter of the regular season).

Called King Of Russia and published by McClelland & Stewart, it chronicles the 2005-06 season of the Super League team, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, which coincided with Evgeni Malkin’s final year in Russia.

Book available at Amazon.com if anyone is interested. Probably be quite fascinating, actually.
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Game Highlights

You can watch all of the highlights from last night at NHL.tv.

Today we have Wings/Ducks…

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Milbury Impressive

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

On Wednesday night, Mike Milbury charged into the raging goaltending controversy in Toronto by stating that the Maple Leafs’ decision to start Andrew Raycroft in the opener instead of Vesa Toskala was “absolutely crazy.”

The move “plants seeds of doubt,” he said, in the Toskala, whom the Leafs paid a heavy price to acquire, presumably to be the starting goalie….

But, there was no disputing the quality of his work as a studio analyst on TSN game telecasts. He was excellent. He has a strong presence, is confidently opinionated and brings plenty of colour to his commentary.

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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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