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It’s Beginning To Read Like A Russian Novel

The Moscow Dynamo situation gets more intriguing by the day.  Luckily, George Malik is on it…

from Snapshots,

Today, Dynamo Moscow’s website officially announced that the team would cease operations after April 30th, when all signed players’ contracts would expire.

Sovetsky Sport’s Dmitry Ponomarenko asked soon-to-be former Dynamo GM Mikhail Golovkov whether the team’s strange statement regarding its main sponsor, Arch Energy, continuing to partially subsidize the team meant that it has a future as a stand-alone entity, and Golovkov simply states that he’s not sure, but he does believe that Dynamo will fulfill its contractual obligations in terms of actually paying its players for the balance of the month.

read on

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Moscow Dynamo Is Done

from Jamie Bell of TSN,

As a hockey fan imagine for a moment that after being eliminated from the playoffs this spring, the Montreal Canadiens ceased to exist?

Imagine if Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment decided that they were fed up with missing the playoffs for the past five seasons and decided to mothball the Maple Leafs?

Or imagine if suddenly the Detroit Red Wings announced that they were merging with the Dallas Stars?

Those scenarios sound unfathomable to fans on this side of the Atlantic, however it appears as though that is exactly what is about to occur with one of the most storied club teams outside the NHL, Moscow Dynamo.

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Report- Hudler Released From Dynamo Contract

via a Dmitry Chesnokov tweet,

Just heard from a friend inside Dynamo Moscow that Hudler being released is true.

added 12:09am 04/18/10, Some of you may have a question regarding Hudler’s status with the Wings for this season so I emailed Bill Daly to be on the safe side and his response is he is not eligible to play.

added 8:06am 04/18/10, Last night I also emailed Bob McKenzie to discuss Hudler and Bob stated, just in case you need a refresher on Jiri, if Hudler does return next season, his contract is $2.875M per year for two years.  Nothing can be changed with that, since both parties must go with the arbitration decision from last year.

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Lucky Puck Holders

from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,

When hockey scout Paul Henry returned to his Ontario home the other day, he found a package waiting for him containing a puck with the number 139 written on it.

The puck came from Buffalo Sabres’ goalie Ryan Miller, who sent 139 of them to friends and associates across North America with an explanatory letter.

“Being a member of the 2010 U.S. Olympic hockey team was a dream come true,” Miller wrote. “The Olympics was everything I thought it would be and more … As a gesture of my appreciation for helping me make my Olympic dream come true I have endorsed a special Olympic hockey puck.”

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Evening Line

As I was leaving the game (Frozen Four), a begger in a wheelchair starting talking hockey smack to me (I was wearing my old Coyotes Roenick jersey that night).  He was telling me how he wanted the Wings to get the Yotes in the 1st round.  Only in the D would you get beggers talking hockey smack.

-CP2Devil of Japers’ Rink.  Read more about his trip to Hockeytown.

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Report- Burke Will Continue His GM Job For Team USA

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke will reprise his role from the Vancouver Olympics as team GM for the United States at this spring’s World Championships, a source connected to USA Hockey said.

The U.S. management team and coaching staff for the World Championships, to be held in Germany in May, is expected to be named later this week, with Burke as GM and New York Islanders coach Scott Gordon as coach, the source said.

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Boston College Wins NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship

from Jim Connelly of USCHO.com,

Paced by an explosive third period in which Boston College struck for four goals, the Eagles routed Wisconsin, 5-0, in front of a record 37,592 fans at Ford Field on Saturday to capture the school’s fourth national championship and third in the last 10 years.

It’s the third straight year a team from Boston has captured the title, with the Eagles winning this year and 2008 and Boston University capturing the championship in 2009.

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NCAA Men’s Hockey Champion Will Be Crowned Tonight

from David Albright of ESPN,

The similarities are striking.

Both schools have 28 wins this season. Both are No. 1 seeds. Both played in outdoor games this season. And both schools scored a weekend’s worth of goals in Thursday’s national semifinals wins.

So when Boston College (28-10-3) and Wisconsin (28-10-4) face off Saturday night at Ford Field (7 p.m. ET, ESPN HD/ESPN3.com) to decide this season’s NCAA men’s hockey champion, the Eagles and the Badgers will be near mirror images.

“They’ve got a lot of speed and a lot of skill and if you give them a lot of room to work with they’ll take advantage of it,” Wisconsin defenseman and captain Ryan McDonagh said. “We’ll be able to [watch video] of their goals and see what they did to put themselves in that position. And if anything try to learn from what Miami didn’t really execute as well as they wanted to and hopefully not make the same mistakes.”

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Blake Geoffrion Wins The Hobey Baker Award

via WKOW.com (Madison, WI),

Wisconsin Senior Forward Blake Geoffrion has won the Hobey Baker Award for college hockey’s most outstanding Player.  Geoffrion is the first Badger ever to win the award.

Geoffrion put up some impressive numbers in his final year at Wisconsin.  He tied for 2nd in the nation in goals scored and is the captain of a Badger team playing for the national title on Saturday against Boston College.

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Frozen Four About To Begin

Watch RIT vs. Wisconsin at 5:00pm ET and Boston College vs. Miami at 8:30pm ET on ESPN2.

For more information, visit the NCAA Frozen Four site.

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