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Bloopers- Kings Style

The Los Angeles Kings put together a video of many of the off-ice bloopers that were caught while filming during the season.

Many of them featured Heidi Androl, so let’s roll the tape…

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Talking Soon To Be UFAs In Atlanta

from Kevin Allen of Mucking and Grinding,

The Atlanta Thrashers have talked to potential unrestricted free agents Pavel Kubina and Maxim Afinogenov about contract extensions and came away believing there was some hope of re-signing them.

    Based on what I’m hearing, there appears to be no hope of re-signing Colby Armstrong.

    The Kubina situation seems the most crucial for the Thrashers because he played reasonably well for them. Although the Thrashers gave up too many goals last season, they were playing a wide-open style that led to opponents getting too many odd-man breaks. Even under that system, Kubina was an even player in plus-minus.


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Open Post- Game 3 ECF Flyers/Canadiens

First off, Montreal needs to score a goal and quickly.

If that happens, maybe somehow they can find their game again and make this a series.

If not, it could be over quickly.

Game starts just after 7:00pm on Versus, CBC and RDS.

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Afternoon Games Get Some Attention

from Phil Couvrette of Canwest News Service at the National Post,

The show may be called Hockey Night in Canada, but the clock will say afternoon when the NHL playoffs resume this weekend, a schedule that doesn’t please some fans and business owners.

The Montreal Canadiens play the Philadelphia Flyers in the fourth game of their Eastern Conference final series Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, while the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks face off at the same time the next day in their Western Conference final, incidentally at an earlier time in their respective time zones.

NHL.com contributor Paul Kukla said he’s received some 50 e-mails this week alone from fans upset about the schedule, prompting him to raise the issue on his blog, Kukla’s Korner Hockey.


if you missed the earlier post on KK regarding this topic, you can read it here.

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink

A Day Of Complaints

from the CP at CTV Montreal,

A spokesman for the CBC’s French service says a journalist was doing a report inside the Wachovia Center when someone tried to steal his cameraman’s gear Tuesday.

Martin Bonenfant says the crew’s producer has formally complained to the National Hockey League and authorities at the arena.

Bonenfant says people also tossed beer at a wire panel on a TV satellite truck outside. The crew from Radio-Canada, the French CBC, had to plug its gear back in to get on the air.


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via Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Pat Hickey, a writer for the Montreal Gazette, said Thursday he has found the man who vandalized his car while he was covering Game One of the Flyers-Canadiens playoff series at the Wachovia Center Sunday night.

Hickey said he found the culprit on Facebook - and that the person was displaying the Quebec license plate he stole. Hickey did not identify the culprit.

The writer said he would not press charges - he estimated there was about $1,000 in damages - as long as the man made a public apology and donated $1,000 to a Philadelphia charity.

Hickey said the Flyers were “ecstatic” when he told them he had found the man and that they would pursue the matter.



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The Stage Is Set In Montreal

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

And so the stage is set for yet another night of drama in Montreal. In the two previous series, the Canadiens returned home with a split of the first two games. This time, they face a must-win situation against a team whose top players will be infused with energy, too.

“I hope they’re excited. I hope they play great,” Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette said Wednesday. “Lots of energy and execution, and I’m sure they’re excited coming back here to play. The focus is on the win, I guess.”

By late Thursday night, we’ll know whose dreams are intact and whose have been spirited away.


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Afternoon Games On The Weekend

I’ve received a fair share of emails from fans, most of who are complaining about the two games scheduled this weekend.

Philadelphia takes on Montreal at 3:00pm EDT on Saturday and San Jose plays Chicago on Sunday at 3:00pm EDT.

Both games are on NBC in the US and CBC and RDS in Canada.

It also happens to be Victoria Day in Canada on Monday, May 24th so that means a long weekend for many of our Canadian friends.

So with that in mind, does it bother you we have games in the afternoon this weekend and will you be watching or will you be busy or have other things to do during that time period?

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Prayers Go Out For Kurtis & Stephanie Foster

from the Tampa Tribune,

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Kurtis Foster and his wife, Stephanie, are mourning the death of their infant daughter Lila.

Lila Kimberly Foster was five days old when she died May 10 at Tampa Bay General Hospital, according to an obituary posted Wednesday on the website for the Peterborough (Ont.) Examiner newspaper. A cause of death was not given.


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Flyers Looking For The First Goal Tonight

from Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

This is hockey’s Mecca. These fans are the game’s true fanatics. And with fanaticism comes passion, and passion can burn both ways.

If the Canadiens bring their best effort and break their scoreless drought early, the surge of energy from the 21,000-plus fans could wash the Flyers away. This could turn into a long series, with home ice as a major factor.

But if the Flyers are able to get that first goal, as they’ve done in the first two games, the air could go out of Bell Centre in a hurry. The weight of expected disappointment could crush a Montreal team that has already gone further than anyone expected.

“The games change when you have the lead,” Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger said. “Teams play differently. It’s up to us to get off to a good start again and try to get that first goal.”


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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.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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