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Devils Concerned About Financial Future

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

There are 13 Devils players who will earn $2 million or more this season. Four others will come very close to $1 million.

“We’re like anybody else. We see what is going on and understand it,” Devils captain Jamie Langenbrunner said. “It may not have a direct effect on us at this moment, but it’s not good. It’s not good for pro sports in general. People aren’t going to spend the money to go watch games.”

Certainly a guy who earns $2.8 million, as Langenbrunner does, is more concerned about investments than the average Joe.

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OK, All Done, Play Some Hockey

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Palace Sports & Entertainment Finances $70M For New Tampa Owners

from Lightning Strikes,

Palace Sports financed $70-million of team sale

Why is this interesting? Because the company that wanted so badly out of the hockey business is still so entwined, and even more deeply (about $20-million more deeply) than we originally believed. It also is in a position, though unlikely, to regain control of the team if OK Hockey cannot repay the loan.

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A New Meaning To ‘Vertical Game’

A billboard in Toronto kicking off the Leafs season.

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Wings Waive Quincey

via TSN,

Defenceman Kyle Quincy was placed on waivers on Saturday.

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Flames Need To Get Better

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

A comparatively slow team that struggled mightily on special teams last season, the Flames shuffled the deck chairs in the summer, thinking their off-season acquisitions (except for Todd Bertuzzi) made them quicker overall — able to play a more straight-ahead style and compete far better with the rest of the Western Conference powerhouses.

One game does not a season make, but the Flames need improved goaltending from Miikka Kiprusoff, better special teams and more balanced scoring.

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DiPietro Has Swelling Around Repaired Knee

From TSN,

The New York Islanders received some unwanted news just one game into the new season as the team learned that goaltender Rick DiPietro has swelling and fluid around his surgically repaired left knee.

The 27-year old DiPietro was expected to start Friday’s opener against the New Jersey Devils, but was a surprise late scratch as Joey MacDonald took his place between the pipes, making 27 saves in a shootout loss.

DiPietro, who has been plagued by knee injuries throughout his career, underwent meniscus surgery in June and played in only one of the Islanders pre-season games.


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Brodeur About To Re-Write The Record Book

from Phil Coffey of NHL.com,

Every new season brings with it a list of approaching milestones, special marks deserving of recognition from the hockey community.

But the marks Martin Brodeur is approaching in 2008-09 are almost surreal causes for celebration. Consider what’s within reach:

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Kobasew Out With Fractured Leg

via Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

According to the Bruins, Chuck Kobasew is out indefinitely with a fracture in his right leg that he suffered in the second period of Thursday’s 5-4 win over Colorado.

Because of the new rules regarding injury disclosure, clubs do not have to disclose specific information about where the injury is located and approximate time the player will miss.

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McCabe Suffers Back Injury

from TSN,

What appeared to be an awkward fall could turn out to be a serious injury for Florida Panthers’ defenceman Bryan McCabe.

Early indications suggest McCabe may have broken his back after colliding with Boston Bruins’ defenceman Dennis Seidenberg into the boards. McCabe will have an MRI on Saturday to determine the full extent of the injury.

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added 2:38pm, from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

TSN is reporting that Bryan McCabe’s back injury is very serious, with X-rays showing he has at least one broken vertebrea.

According to the Panthers, that’s just not true and is “absolute speculation” on their part.

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added 5:26pm, TSN has now updated the same link as above with this…

The Florida Panthers breathed a huge sigh of relief Saturday as an MRI revealed that defenceman Bryan McCabe did not suffer a fractured vertebrae in his back as was originally feared.

Although the veteran defenceman was in significant pain following the injury, it is believed that his condition has been upgraded significantly to day-to-day.

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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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