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Crosby Out Of ASG

from TSN,

For the second straight year the NHL All-Star game will be without one of the game’s biggest stars as Sidney Crosby has pulled out of this weekend’s mid-winter classic in Montreal.

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added 4:37pm,

MONTREAL (Jan. 22, 2009)—Martin St. Louis takes the place of Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, who received a record number of votes in All-Star fan balloting but will not participate due to injury.

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  Tags: all-star+game, sidney+crosby

The Voice Of Mike Lange

NHL Network profiles one of the NHL’s signature voices, play-by-play man Mike Lange of the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 7:30 ET.

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Evening Line

Is it just me or is NHL darling and Reebok pitchman Sidney Crosby just a really good player and not a superhuman, best of breed, sport transfer?

Maybe he’s getting more pressure than praise.

Whatever is at work, I just expected more domination and must-see moments from the “Next One”. His young, flashy Russian rivals seem to have cornered the market on that.

Sid the Kid - more hat than cattle so far.

-Daryl Reaugh of Razor With An Edge

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Forget The Penguins, Think About The Ducks

from Stan Fischler of Game On,

Don’t call me a quack just because The Maven smiles at the prospect of Ducks flying into The Garden on Tuesday night.

No matter that the Blueshirts otherwise successful road trip ended with a 3-0 defeat on Sunday at The Igloo.

The Rangers have endured 3-1-1 in their last five games and return to Seventh Avenue respectably atop the Atlantic Division. There’s no point sitting in the corner and sulking about that, is there?

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Did You Know The Staal Brothers Will Play Against Each Other?

from Empty Netters,

Also, with NBC doing the game, prepare yourself four quite a few “Staals are brothers” references. Even more than an FSN Pittsburgh broadcast. Network television is generally geared towards the most broad, generic mentally dull audience available. So instead of actually explaining the Penguins’ power play, they’ll just bring up the Staals 902 times.

more on today’s Rangers/Penguins game…

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Penguins Trade For Mathieu Garon

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Mathieu Garon from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Dany Sabourin, forward Ryan Stone and a fourth round draft pick in the 2011 Entry Draft, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

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  Tags: dany+sabourin, mathieu+garon

Talking Pens-Rangers With Mike Milbury

I had the opportunity to speak with Mike Milbury this morning to discuss the NHL on NBC game this Sunday at 12:30pm ET.

We talked about the upcoming game and a few other hockey topics.  Also note, I got my Pierre’s messed up, referring to McGuire as LeBrun in the interview.  Hey, it is Friday morning and -16 right now.  That is my excuse!


If you wish, you can download the interview in mp3 format here.

 

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Washington - Pittsburgh Chatter Continues

From Slava Malamud, contributing at Tarik El-Bashir’s blog in the Washington Post:

And here is what we could learn about the assorted feuds of the Alexes, the Kid and Malkin. You can believe me when I say that Russian journalists would much rather write about goals and wins, but since this story is apparently a gift that keeps on giving, we deemed appropriate to get further into it.

For one, Alex Ovechkin apparently speaks to Sidney Crosby. Loud and clear at that, to the point where all the teammates of both players and a couple of officials would like to gather around and partake in the exchange. And here is another thing: Alexander Semin also speaks to Crosby. At least, according to Evgeni Malkin, and that is a bit of a surprise, to say the least. And here is the third thing: Ovechkin and Malkin - nope, still not talking to each other, presumably, because both are so busy talking to Crosby.

Sheesh. This story is turning into some sort of odd Russian love triangle/feud, with a stray Canadian tossed into the mix.  Read on for quotes after last night’s Pens-Caps game.

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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, alex+semin, evgeni+malkin, sidney+crosby

Afternoon Line

I always give big hits, so if I have a chance to hit him, why not? We both play in [the] Russian national team, so it’s not a rivalry. We’re not friends [but] we can still talk to one another.”

-Alexander Ovechkin talking about Evgeni Malkin.  Much more at Capitals Insider as the Penguins and Capitals prepare to meet tonight…

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Evening Line

‘‘We’ll stick up (for Malkin), like you would for any teammate.  They’re intense, physical games and as long as that’s the way they stay, that’s safe. But if there’s deliberate intent to hurt someone, you kind of step outside the line a bit, you have to make sure you stick up for your teammate.’‘

-Sidney Crosby speaking about the game tomorrow against the Washington Capitals.  More from the CP via TSN.

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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, evgeni+malkin, sidney+crosby

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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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