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Painful Moment in Dallas

The Dallas Stars commercial below features the one-and-only Daryl Reaugh.

*youtube video online here

 

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  Tags: dallas+stars, daryl+reaugh, marketing

Chris Simon: The Good and the Bad

From Michael Farber at Sports Illustrated,

Says Buffalo goalie Jocelyn Thibault, who played with Simon in Quebec, Colorado and Chicago, “Unbelievable guy [who’s] always been recognized as a straight shooter.” Says Montreal defenseman Roman Hamrlik, who knows Simon from Calgary, “He loves you, he kicks ass for you. Awesome. Best teammate I played with.” Says Toronto winger Jason Blake, who played on a line with Simon last season in New York, “Good teammate because he cared so much.”

Thus the case of one of the NHL’s most physical players raises some metaphysical questions: If Simon is so good, why does he do so many bad things? And if he does so many bad things, can he possibly be good?

more…

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  Tags: chris+simon, fighting, new+york+islanders

Young Flyers Doing Their Part

from Mike Brophy of the Hockey News,

But in the midst of a 6-1-0 start, the contributions of third-year pros Mike Richards and Jeff Carter should not be overlooked.

In fact, you could make the case their re-emergence as bona fide front line NHL talent has every bit as much to do with the Flyers becoming a force as anything else. Through seven games, Richards had five goals and nine points and was plus-4 while Carter had four goals, five points and was plus-6.

After disastrous sophomore seasons, it is safe to conclude they are back.

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  Tags: jeff+carter, mike+richards, philadelphia+flyers

Lidstrom Extension Talk

Behind the Jersey ran across a story from the AftonBladet stating Lidstrom is close to signing a 2 year extension with thw Wings…

Lock him up Kenny, but save some room for “Z”, a lot of room…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: detroit+red+wings, nicklas+lidstrom

E.J. Is Right

from E.J. Hradek of ESPN,

If you’re a hockey fan in the good ol’ USA, life can be pretty frustrating. (You already knew that, didn’t you?)

The latest example of that frustration came Tuesday night. I was eager to see Ryan Smyth’s return to Edmonton. In particular, I wanted to see the crowd reaction when he skated onto the ice as a member of the visiting Avalanche and I wanted to see the Oilers’ video tribute to their former star.

I didn’t get to see any of that.

continued...

*and if you missed a previous KK post, you can see part of the Smyth ceremony here...

Filed in: NHL Teams, Colorado Avalanche, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: colorado+avalanche, media, ryan+smyth

Blame The Goalie

from Jamie Fitzpatrick at About.com,

When in doubt, blame the goalie. The following headlines have all appeared in the past seven days. Brief excerpts from the accompanying articles included:

Brodeur Can’t Bear to Look at Stats
The numbers would be bad even for the average guy. For Martin Brodeur, they’re positively ghastly.

Where Have You Gone Roberto Luongo?
...and all your thrilling, acrobatic saves, a rain-soaked, darkened city turns its lonely eyes to you.

continued

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  Tags: goalies, martin+brodeur, roberto+luongo

Julien Tells B’s What He Wants

from the Boston Bruins,

As the practice session progressed, an animated Bruins head coach buzzed about the ice, before finally getting over-frustrated.

He skated to the slot in front of the crease, and pointed to the space directly in front of that net. Then, after giving some instructions, Coach Julien loudly told his team, “You don’t want to go there because you are afraid.”...

He yelled, “Go to the net like you WANT to score goals.”

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  Tags: boston+bruins, claude+julien

Countdown Starts In Nashville

from the Tennessean,

Today is the last day for Nashville Predators buyers and Mayor Karl Dean to reach a deal on a new Sommet Center lease, but no one seemed confident Tuesday about the prospects.

If the mostly local buyers group doesn’t reach a city deal today, there won’t be enough time to get public approval before an Oct. 31 deadline for exclusive negotiations with owner Craig Leipold. Leipold could then talk to out-of-town buyers.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Nashville Predators, NHL Talk, NHL Business of Hockey, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: nashville+predators

Zetterberg Works On His Core

from the Vancouver Province,

So he spent a good portion of his summer working with Swedish elite League club Timra’s fitness trainer Thord Johansson and Andreas Ohgren, a personal trainer in Stockholm, to try to cure the back ailment.

The goal was to strengthen the muscles in his abdomen, but not the ones people usually work on.

“It started out really no more than breathing exercises and it progressed from there,” he was explaining Tuesday from Detroit.

read on

Filed in: NHL Teams, Detroit Red Wings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: detroit+red+wings, henrik+zetterberg, training

Leafs Need Answers

from Bill Lankhof of the Toronto Sun,

Everyone is searching for answers. Said coach Paul Maurice yesterday morning: “We’ve done a good job ... I like the way we’ve been practising.”

Maybe the league could start handing out a point for teams who practice well. It might be the only way the Maple Leafs can find a way into the playoffs.

This team has more gaps than a hockey player’s smile. And one of the biggest has been the space between some of their ears.

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  Tags: toronto+maple+leafs

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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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