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Hockey Moments Of The Decade

CBC style…

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Ring In The New Year

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 28, 2009)-VERSUS will drop the puck on 2010 with a 90-minute program on New Year’s Eve, titled NHL Winter Classic Eve Special on VERSUS Presented by Bridgestone.  The show, which begins at 11 p.m. ET, will be hosted by VERSUS’ Hockey Central studio team-Bill Patrick, Keith Jones and Brian Engblom-and will air live from a remote studio atop Fenway Park, the location for the third annual NHL Winter Classic game on New Year’s Day featuring an outdoor game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.

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Hockey On The Center Stage

from John Shannon of Sportsnet,

Please note, this is not about hockey in Canada. But that is not to say that we can’t learn any lessons from our friends down south…

Well, hockey season has finally started!

You read it right. For most NHL cities, particularly those south of the border, fans will start to gravitate towards the local arena and pay much more attention to the local team. There are lots of reasons for the season starting now. Firstly, for the most part, college and high school football are over. Secondly, the NFL season is winding down, and most of the playoff races are close to being settled. Thirdly, winter just started on December 21st, and hockey is a winter sport. Fourthly, NBC’s coverage in the US, will help raise the game’s profile. And finally, there is quite simply some pretty good hockey being played.

continued and John, what is that game you call football?  Here in Detroit, football is non-existent.

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Taking The Blame Off The Players

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

There was a time, back when the National Hockey League was more of a mom and pop shop, when Bryan Murray, Cory Clouston and their Ottawa Senators would have paid a heavy price for coming out and questioning the integrity of the NHL’s officials.

“Back in the old days when we didn’t have TV?” began veteran referee Paul Devorski, “We could show up in Winnipeg, and if I really wanted to shove it up yer hoop, I could. Nowadays, you can’t call a phantom hook or you’re on the carpet the next day with (NHL director of officiating) Terry Gregson. If it becomes habitual, now you’re not working playoffs.”

So today, referees blow off the carping that came from Ottawa this week as more excuse-making by a GM, this time the Senators’ Murray. Clouston, his head coach, was cast in a rather embarrassing supporting role.

“It strikes me as something where (Murray) is not having as much success as he wants, so maybe it’s not his fault. Maybe it’s our fault,” referee Mike Leggo said. “Take the blame off his players. Try and shift the focus, try and get the next break.”


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Should Fenway Be The Permanent Host For The Winter Classic?

from Outdoor Hockey In New England,

Do you know why the Detroit Lions host a Thanksgiving game every single year since 1934? Because it was their idea to play an NFL game on Thanksgiving! There is no more impressive backdrop for such an annual event, and the Boston Bruins− a member of the original 6− would be the perfect host for a permanent New Year’s Day game.

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Early Recap

With Christmas fast approaching, let’s review all the NHL action.

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Keep Your Head Up

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

For all the words spent on the National Hockey League’s growing problem with concussions, Sheldon Souray figures you can get rid of 90 percent of them with two words:

“Heads up!”

“I do it — and guys have done it for me,” Souray said this week. “As a matter of fact it happened at the end of (Saturday’s Washington) game, against Ovechkin. I was going to hit him and said, ‘Head’s up!’ You know. ‘It’s comin’!’”

He’s fine with a hard hit, and like most NHLers, Souray says of Mike Richards’ hit on David Booth “there is an element of risk to this game.” Injurious mistakes — like Jarome Iginla’s inadvertent trip that cost Souray 16 games with a concussion — are never going to be eliminated from the game.

But it is time for the players to put an end to the needless, high hits that happen along the boards and in the corners, delivered by players who need to know better.


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Well Wishes

At my NHL.com blog today, I look at the media who provides us with all the content we need.

I didn’t mention this in the blog, but I wanted to say how lucky I am to be able to do what I love and actually making a living doing it.

I still can’t believe the ‘run’ I have had at NHL.com and thank my lucky stars every single day.

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S(t)anta Comes With Gifts

Who knew the Maven could sing?

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Defining Moments

from John Kreiser of NHL.com,

Oct. 5, 2005: The “new” NHL debuts—Following the work stoppage that wiped out the 2004-05 season, the NHL made its return for 2005-06 by having all 30 teams start on the same night. The fans who turned out from coast to coast saw a game that was faster and more skilled than ever. With the debut of new faces like Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby accenting the renewed emphasis on speed and skill, the “new” NHL was an immediate hit. If there were any doubts that things were different, they were wiped out by a single game: Los Angeles grabbed a 4-0 lead at Dallas, only to see the Stars rally for a 5-4 win—the kind of big rally that had almost ceased to exist.

From an entertainment factor, we held up our end tonight,” Stars coach Dave Tippett said after his team’s comeback.

With new stars and more scoring, the NHL had unquestionably entered a new era.

read on for more Moments of the Decade…

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