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Datsyuk vs. Perry

Pavel Datsyuk needed a five minute major for fighting to get the Gordie Howe hat trick.  He succeeded when he dropped the gloves against Corey Perry tonight.

update 10:29pm, replaced the original video with one that has better quality.

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Modano With His First Goal As A Detroit Red Wing

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Breaking- Ondrej Pavelec Collapses On Ice

via Chris Vivlamore tweet,

Thrashers goaltender Ondrej Pavelec being taken off on stretcher after collapsing on ice with action at other end.

added 7:50pm, I just saw the replay, play was in the other end, and you could see he just collapsed on the ice.  Terrible situation.

added 7:56pm, The Capitals broadcasting crew said it did not appear any CPR was being done on Pavlec.  He has been taken off the ice on a stretcher and now teams are skating to get warmed-up again.  Also, the refs have been on the headsets too.

added 8:00pm, Play resumes.

added 8:16pm, Video of the incident is below…

added 8:22pm, Latest is Pavelec lost consciousness on the ice and was taken to the hospital.

added 8:25pm, added a better quality video below… it would be the 2nd video…

update 8:40pm, Vivlamore with a positive tweet,

I’m told Pavelec regained consciousness.

added 8:58pm, added one more video, the 3rd in the list below…

updated 9:41pm, one more tweet from Vivlamore,

Ondrej Pavelec is now in stable condition.

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Do The Penguins Have Enough Depth?

from Stu Hackel at Habs Inside/Out,

The Canadiens next opponent, Pittsburgh, lost their opening night game on Wednesday 3-2 to the Flyers and while you can never discount a team with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, it may be a sign that despite what some experts think—that the Pens are a serious Stanley Cup contender merely on the strength of their two stars—there are ongoing depth issues there—especially with Jordan Staal injured and Sergei Gonchar now playing for the Senators.

Gonchar’s absence was apparent last night. Not only is he a big shooter from the point, he’s also excellent at quarterbacking the power play, setting the pace of the game and moving the puck with precision. Even though ex-Devil Paul Martin, who the Penguins signed in the offseason, is a very good passer, getting the puck to the big guns may not be as easy as it used to be.

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Islanders Team Up With Hofstra University For Broadcast Rights

UNIONDALE, NY, October 5, 2010 – The New York Islanders announced today a new radio broadcast agreement with WRHU 88.7 FM, Radio Hofstra University, to broadcast games throughout the 2010-11 National Hockey League season.  Islanders games are set to air on WRHU 88.7 FM.  Former color commentator, Chris King will move over to the play-by-play position and various Hofstra broadcast students will have the opportunity to serve as the color analysts and sideline reporters throughout the season.

“Radio Hofstra University and our students are honored to join in this unprecedented partnership between the New York Islanders and its academic neighbors,” said Bruce Avery, WRHU General Manager. “

The agreement gives WRHU radio rights to Islanders games throughout the regular season. Islanders Radio veteran Chris King will produce the broadcasts and announce the games for WRHU. Hofstra University students will assist in the broadcast.

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Back Surgery For Leighton

from NHL.com,

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton will have back surgery Oct. 11, and it’s expected he’ll miss 6-8 weeks.

Leighton, who already was on the long-term injured list and expected to miss about a month with a bulging disc, will have a procedure called a partial discectomy.

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Talking Too Many Men On The Ice

from Mark Whicker of the OC Register,

“From my experience, the coach has probably made the mistake 25 percent of the time,” Carlyle said. “The other 75 percent of the time, the player made the decision to jump off too early, or the puck came to him.

“It is a skill for a hockey club to acquire. It’s working to get off the ice. You watch some guys change. They coast. You try to make them aware that coasting is not part of it. You work to get off the ice just as you work to get on the ice. If you’re tired, it leads to momentum swings.”

Carlyle also said it means something when players don’t sit with their linemates on the bench. More than most coaches, he loves to “change on the fly,” or break up combinations to get better matchups in mid-shift. So if he doesn’t know exactly where a particular player is, that one wasted instant could be damaging.

“But I usually address it,” Carlyle said, laughing. “And my voice carries pretty well.”

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Attention NHL Teams On Twitter

Do what the San Jose Sharks do!  via San Jose Sharks twitter,

Players have taken the ice. Jumping over to @SharksInGame for live updates.

You see, many of us that follow you, we are already watching the game so no need to keep us updated on what is going on.  Having an in-game Twitter account is a great idea for those that need to get updates and saves us that are watching the game to follow a tweet we already know about.

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The Shifting Demographics

Adam Proteau of The Hockey News answers some questions from readers…

What issue or problem with hockey is the one that bothers you the most? Thanks again.

Interesting question and one that’s tough for me to answer, as I think there are a number of areas of hockey deserving of urgent attention and action. Some of those areas include the North American game’s stubborn dependence on the revenge culture, plummeting participation rates in certain European countries and the affordability of either watching NHL hockey or simply playing the sport at the amateur level.

But the biggest concern I have is how hockey is going to face rapidly shifting demographics in North America. You don’t have to live in an urban metropolis to know that people from across the planet are taking up residence here – and a majority of them (a) haven’t grown up with the game, making it difficult for their children to appreciate hockey the way we all do; and (b) don’t have the kind of disposable income required to be active on the hockey scene.

Dealing with that problem won’t be solved by one particular action or edict. It’s going to take efforts from hockey federations, governments, equipment manufacturers and others to adequately handle the changes that aren’t coming, but rather, are already underway.

more q & a…

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Sinking Ducks?

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

One of the Western Conference’s mystery teams this year will be the Anaheim Ducks, who look as if they may be on the same downward spiral as Tampa was a few years back. The Lightning won a Cup in ’04 and then the bottom fell out almost immediately thereafter, following the exits of Khabibulin, Dan Boyle, Brad Richards and others. The Ducks were champions in ’07, but now without Pronger and Scott Niedermayer, they look vulnerable on the blue line - maybe too vulnerable to contend for a playoff spot.

Tampa wasn’t much good these past few years, even though they boasted some high-end offensive talent (Vincent Lecavalier, Steve Stamkos, Martin St. Louis). Anaheim is similarly positioned - strong at the top (Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry), but weak in the support positions and especially on the blue line. Maybe Jonas Hiller in goal can steal them a few wins; and eventually, steady Toni Lydman should return from that puzzling blurred vision issue that has kept him out of the line-up all through camp. The Ducks look as if they’ll number among the Western Conference’s also-rans; the only good news is, they may be fun to watch, scoring tons, and giving up bushels of goals at their end as well. Wonder if a whole lot of 6-5 decisions will keep hockey viable in Orange County?

read on for more hockey talk…

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