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Ice Edge Back In The Phoenix Ownership Plans

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

The Ice Edge Holdings group of investors is one step closer to taking ownership of the troubled Phoenix Coyotes franchise.

Ice Edge secured an exclusive agreement with the City of Glendale on Friday to work out a new lease agreement for the city-owned Jobing.com arena and will move to close a deal with the National Hockey League to purchase the Coyotes.

The Glendale City Council accepted the group’s proposal at an emergency meeting Friday in Glendale and they are expected to formally approve the memorandum of understanding on Tuesday.

“Much is left to be done,” Ice Edge CEO Anthony LeBlanc told ESPN.com Friday night.


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Candidate For Hit Of The Night

Brian Campbell catches Ville Leino with his head down.

Leino went to the dressing room and missed a few shifts before returning to action.

Watch the CBC feed.

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  Tags: brian+campbell, ville+leino

Next Step For The Wings

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Holland would like to re-sign forward Todd Bertuzzi. But Bertuzzi must decide whether to return to Detroit—possibly at the same $1.5 million salary he earned last season or less—or seek a better deal on the open market.

“I’ve had a couple of conversations with (Bertuzzi’s agent) Pat Morris,’’ Holland said. “I don’t know where it’s going to go.’‘

Holland said he hasn’t decided whether to offer contacts to forward Kirk Maltby or defenseman Andreas Lilja.

The club is in the process of making qualifying offers to restricted free agents Darren Helm, Justin Abdelkader, Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller and Derek Meech.

The Red Wings won’t have much money to spend in free agency. Depending on what happens with Bertuzzi, Maltby and Lilja, they could be in the market for a gritty third-or fourth-line forward and/or a veteran defenseman to compete with rookie Jakub Kindl for the sixth spot.


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Talking Lauren Hart

Brian Duff on The NHL Network interviews the Flyers National Anthem singer Lauren Hart.

Nice feature and great metions of her dad too.

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Open Post- Game 4 SCF Chicago vs. Philadelphia

I don’t know why I feel this way, call it a hunch, but Philly wins tonight 5-3 over Chicago.

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

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Bike Attack

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

FOX 29 reported a notice brewing on Facebook and Twitter today about Flyers fans preparing for a flash mob this afternoon in Center City to attack the Blackhawks’ bus as it leaves for the Wachovia Center.

The group allegedly plans to arrive at the Four Seasons, at Logan Square on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, to cause havoc. A group of bikers – though it was not clear whether bicyclists or motorcyclers would take part – are to follow Chicago’s bus on its route to South Philadelphia.

The Flyers will not comment on the issue, other than to say that the Blackhawks’ bus will have a full police escort to the arena.

Similarly, the Philadelphia Police have acknowledged the threat but will not comment on specific deterrents, as per department policy. They are prepared to take action.


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Others Hope To Follow Kane’s Path

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

This was Patrick Kane’s life exactly three years ago: Top prospect for the 2007 entry draft, attending a game in the Stanley Cup final, going on television with Don Cherry, and otherwise absorbing what life at the top looks like as an NHL player.

The difference, on Friday, was that Kane was on the other side of the fence, suiting up for the Chicago Blackhawks, only two victories away from celebrating a championship of his own, as the NHL paraded the leading contenders for the 2010 entry draft through the dressing rooms of the two Cup contenders.

Nowadays, the transition from top prospect to significant contributor can happen quickly. Kane is living proof that a player with high-end skill doesn’t need a lot of time in the development stream, and that a team that lands a player of his level can turn things around quickly.


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Notes Before Game 4 SCF

One-Goal Games: Each of the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final has been decided by one goal for just the fourth time in the expansion era (since 1968). In the three previous series, the games marked the start of sweeps (Detroit over Washington in 1998, Montreal over Philadelphia in 1976, Montreal over St. Louis in 1968).

In the 70 Stanley Cup Final series since the best-of-seven format was implemented in 1939, the first four games have been decided by one goal just twice: 1968 (Montreal over St. Louis in four games) and 1951 (Toronto over Montreal in five games, all decided in overtime).

Too Close for Comfort: The teams have been tied or separated by one goal 96% of the time (178:16 of 185:59).

Lead Changes and Comebacks: Eight leads have been erased, which in each case lasted fewer than eight minutes (1:08, 4:47, 1:38, 2:11 and 3:31 in Game 1; 7:51, 7:57 and 0:20 in Game 3). There have been five lead changes (three in Game 1, two in Game 3).

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Can A Goalie Catch?

Watch Jimmy Howard try to catch Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers.

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Afternoon Line

Colin Campbell was just on Fan590 and discussed the proposed rule changes, instant reply and a few other topics.

He also mentioned and I am paraphrasing here. “Maybe we should look at how the conferences are set up” and he used the Wings first and second round opponents as an example.  First in Phoenix then in San Jose, three hour time difference in each series.

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  Tags: colin+campbell

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