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News from the Farm: 12/13/10

Later today, on the newest episode of The Bolts Beat, we’ll discuss (among other things) Linus Omark’s unorthodox shootout goal that beat the Lightning on Friday night. Those that have been following the show (and my work) for some time might be surprised to find that I have no problem with what the Oiler rookie did whatsoever. The complaining that ensued thereafter, however, didn’t exactly get my full pledge of approval.

For the rest of my take, and those of my two co-hosts, listen in later today after the show’s been posted.

Now then, onto the farm report:

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Were You At The Big Chill?

Did you tailgate, get cold or stay warm?

How was the view of the game?

What one thing will be a ‘never forget moment’?

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Report: Sabres, Tourism Group At Odds Over WJHC Fan Services


BUFFALO, N.Y.—The World Junior’s Hockey Tournament will bring thousands of fans to Western New York from all over the world but it seems the local tourist organization will not be offering services to fans, as they have in the past.

The Buffalo Niagara Conventions and Visitors Bureau was at the forefront of the NCAA Tournament held in March here in Western New York, offering informative maps of local hot spots, Twitter updates about transportation delays and volunteers on each corner downtown to point fans where they needed to go. 2 On Your Side is told that because the World Junior’s is an event bid on by the Buffalo Sabres, the CVB will not have an active role in the 11 day hockey tournament.

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  Tags: 2010+world+junior+ice+hockey+championships, buffalo+niagara+conventions+and+visitors+bureau, buffalo+sabres, wgrz

Your Big Chill At The Big House Primer

from Jeff Arnold of AnnArbor.com,

You have had the date circled on your calendar for months. You have your Big Chill At The Big House tickets in hand and even secured the obligatory T-shirt announcing to the free world that you were part of the largest crowd to ever witness a hockey game.

OK - so before you go out and purchase five copies of the Guinness Book of World Records to back up your shirt’s claim, let’s step back for a minute.

What do you actually know about what you are going to see Saturday at Michigan Stadium?

Maybe you are among the die-hard hockey lovers that can’t wait to see the puck drop on Michigan and Michigan State on Saturday (3 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). Maybe you have committed both teams’ stat sheet to memory just to impress your friends.

But for the rest of you, oh, give or take 80,000 ticket holders who are coming along for the ride, we figured we would help you out.


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Hematophagous Parasites 1 Charity Event 0

from the Saint John Sea Dogs,

Saint John Sea Dogs President Wayne Long announced today (yesterday) that the team’s annual ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ promotion, originally scheduled to be held on December 12, has officially been cancelled due to concerns regarding an infestation of hematophagous parasites (bedbugs) that has proliferated throughout south western New Brunswick in recent months.


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News from the Farm: 12/6/10

Promised this week’s look at the Southeast’s top AHL affiliates by Sunday night and here it is Monday… That’s just how it’s gone for me lately. Hopefully, you won’t hold it against me. (Think I’m ok, somehow…)

Onward we go with a look back at last week’s AHL action from all five Southeast Division affiliates:

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News and Notes from Europe

Hello readers,

I hope everyone is enjoying the hockey season and are gearing up for the upcoming holiday season! Remember the holidays mean the World Junior Hockey Championships are just around the corner, beginning on Boxing Day!

Now, some news and notes from various European leagues.

On the subject of the World Juniors, Team Sweden is hoping that the Edmonton Oilers will release Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson for the tournament. The Swedish rookie has collected 9 points in 25 games this year, while currently riding a three game point streak. However, the Oilers have already stated that they have no plans for releasing the talented winger for the tournament. On the bright side for Sweden, they do have the Ottawa Senators blue chip goalie prospect; Robin Lehner on their training camp roster, as well as the Phoenix Coyotes young defensive phenom; Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

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  Tags: alexander+radulov, boston+bruins, edmonton+oilers, evgeni+nabokov, jakub+stepanek, magnus+paajarvi-svensson, miroslav+satan, montreal+canadiens, nashville+predators, oliver+ekman-larsson, ottawa+senators, owen+nolan, patrick+thoresen, philadelphia+flyers, phoenix+coyotes, robin+lehner

Classless Move By Hockey Canada

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

When the names of the Team Canada junior selection camp players were announced last Monday, something was missing that made Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League look rather small.

Four of the selected players happened to play at NCAA schools.

When the four names were announced, none of their school affiliations were mentioned.

more plus NHL hockey notes too…

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Cold War Thawing In Shelburne

from Robert Cribb of the Toronto Star,

The international intrigue that descended on the stillness of Shelburne, Ontario, revealed itself first to Owen Bennington on a humid Friday afternoon in May.

After a welding class, the 15-year-old boy found his school locker had been vandalized. When he finally wrenched it open with the help of a janitor, he found a note containing two words: Russian bitch.

Five days earlier, Bennington was one of three local kids drafted by the Shelburne Red Wings, a team made up almost entirely of Russians in their teens and early 20s who crossed the globe to take part in an unprecedented hockey experiment – the creation of the first foreign junior hockey team in Canada.

continued (a long read but worth the time)

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Stay Warm Boys

from the CP at the Toronto Star,

Former NHL player John Chabot is emailing a group of nearly a dozen other former hockey players about what they should bring for a game they’re playing this week in a remote northern community that lays claim to being the birthplace of hockey.

Chabot, who played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings during the 1980s, has been to Deline in the Northwest Territories before, so he knows how to dress for the area.

Others, he says, are novices when it comes to the Arctic cold.

“I’ve been telling them to dress for the coldest day they’ve ever had and then layer two more times,” says Chabot, speaking from his home in Ottawa.

“I’ve told them stories where I’ve walked down the street and the only thing you see are my eyes. Everything else is bundled up.”


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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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