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The Chicago Blackhawks Are The 2010 Stanley Cup Champions

Patrick Kane literally buried the OT winning goal.

added 11:48pm,

Kane’s OT goal with Jim Hughson of CBC describing the action..

added 12:12am 6/10/10, I am adding player and coach Q & A in the comments as they become available.

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Don Maloney Not Pleased With Media In Canada

from Jim Gintonio of Ice Chips at the Arizona Republic,

General Manager Don Maloney pulled no punches when told a gathering of Phoenix media that much of the negative Canadian coverage of the Coyotes over the last year has been “brutal.”

  “Is nothing else going on in Canada, they have to focus on us? … The country I’m from, the (Toronto) Globe & Mail I thought has just been over the top in the negativity about this marketplace, almost trying to prove their point, regardless of what else is going on. I’m really disappointed …

  “I used to read that paper all the time, I thought it was a great paper. It just seems so biased toward, in my opinion, their writing; some of the writers, not all their writers. Eric Duhatschek is a terrific writer. But some of them have been just so negative to this whole franchise.


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Coyotes Sign Upshall

GLENDALE, ARIZONA —Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed left wing Scottie Upshall to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to have re-signed Scottie,” said Maloney. “Scottie is a talented goal scorer who plays with tremendous grit and energy. He is an important player for us and led our team in goals before being injured last season. He is now healthy and we expect him to have a very successful season.”

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Open Post- Game 6 SCF Chicago Against Philadelphia

Well, is the the last game we get to watch this season?

I think we will have a game 7 in Chicago on Friday but more importantly, what do you think?

Game starts just after 8:00pm on NBC, CBC and RDS.

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Report- Rob Blake Retiring

from CSN Bay Area,

Sharks captain Rob Blake is retiring from the NHL after 21 seasons, a source close to the situation has told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area exclusively.

The source said that Blake is waiting until the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals because he did not want to be a distraction while the Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers are still playing.

An official announcement could come as early as next week. When contacted by Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the Sharks declined to comment on the story. Comcast SportsNet Bay Area also reached out to Blake but he has not returned calls.


added 4:58pm, via Darren Dreger tweet,

Rob Blake confirms he’s retiring.

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The Big Playoffs And Final Picture

NEW YORK (June 9, 2010) –Heading into tonight’s crucial Game 6, the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final have been a success by every measure with landmark TV ratings nationally and locally, huge gains across all digital platforms and growth in non-traditional markets. That success has been mirrored with impressive results for NHL merchandise sales and a new playoff attendance mark being set.

Continue Reading »

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Chicago Fans On Their Way To Philly

from Jennifer Delgado of Chicago Breaking Sports,

Blackhawks fans are hopping on planes to Philadelphia and snatching up whatever tickets they can find for tonight’s game, hoping to see their team take the Stanley Cup.

On Tuesday, brokers said they received a flurry of calls from Chicago fans wanting to buy Game 6 tickets. Upper level seats at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia are starting at $400, local ticket brokers said. First-row seats on the glass are as much as $3,500.

“Everyone’s flocking down to Midway Airport to catch these flights (to Philadelphia) today,” said Paul Brown, owner of AAA Tickets in Chicago. “We’re hoping it comes down to Game 7, but we’ll see what shakes out.”


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Doug MacLean Talks Columbus

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-rakers,

Some of you are sick of (Doug) MacLean. You wish he’d go away—farther away than Toronto. If that’s the case, please carry on to previous posts here on Puck-rakers. Lots of information in the last 24 hours.

For the rest of you who may find amusement, embarrassment or even a kernel of truth in what MacLean says, here’s the rant:

“I’ve talked to lots of people about the interview process in Columbus. You have to keep it in perspective. The president of the team gets all of his hockey information from Google. He Googles everything, and that’s where he gets his hockey knowledge. I mean, Scott Howson … I like Scott Howson, I think he’s a good guy.

read on

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Afternoon Line

NBC spent twenty minutes or so before the opening face-off on inane filler, including, most egregiously, the now regular segment in which three of their commentators (Pierre McGuire, Mike Milbury, and Jeremy Roenick, who may be the three most blustery figures in the game, which is presumably why NBC has them on) don their skates and ostensibly reënact a key play from the previous game. Except they don’t really mimic the original play; they shed very little light on it. It’s just an opportunity for them to make self-congratulatory, jocky wisecracks that play on their personas as (former) pros and (failed) coaches…

-Nick Paumgarten of The New Yorker where you can read more.

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Conn Smythe Candidates

from Phil Coffey of NHL.com,

Let’s get right down to brass tacks. Who wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2010?

Based on the Final series between the Philadelphia Flyers and Chicago Blackhawks it has become a somewhat surprisingly tough choice.

As often happens in a playoff series, the top scorers have been somewhat negated by the checking presence of the opposition. In 2010, though, secondary scoring has taken hold, producing a two-fold effect, namely a surprising list of candidates and not as much consideration for the goalies, who have been on the receiving end of a high-scoring series.

Keeping that in mind, here are three candidates from each team who could walk off with the Conn Smythe—one of the coolest trophies around, by the way—and also a look at whether Michael Leighton or Antti Niemi could be contenders.


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