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Gary Bettman addresses an outdoor game in Dallas and other topics

The NHL's chairman I mean commissioner is making his yearly attend-one-playoff-game-in-every-city rounds, and Gary Bettman is in Dallas today, so ESPN Dallas's Richard Durrett reports that Bettman was, as you might imagine, asked about the possibility of holding an outdoor game at the Dallas Cowboys' new digs, the AT&T Stadium...

"I certainly wouldn't rule it out," Bettman said prior to Monday's Game 3 between the Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks at American Airlines Center. "It's an unbelievable stadium. I think our focus will be on making sure that when we're ready to come that it will be sold out. All of our outdoor games get sold out, and that's a big stadium."

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Granlund Wins It For The Wild

It took Mikael Granlund a little time to warm up to the smaller ice in North America but the kid is up to familiar goal scoring tricks.

That was the only goal of the game and it came in overtime.  The Avalanche the series 2-1 Game Four is Thursday. 

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Matt Cooke up to old tricks vs. Avs

Updating Monica's post:

I guess we can only hope for so long before Matt Cooke does what Matt Cooke does, per USA Today's Kevin Allen:

Key Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie left Monday's game after absorbing a knee-on-knee hit from the Minnesota Wild's Matt Cooke.

Barrie grabbed his knee after spilling to the ice and was unable to put any pressure on his left leg as he went straight to the dressing room.

The Avalanche announced that he wouldn't return to the game.

Cooke received a two-minute penalty for kneeing.

From SomeHockeyVideos, Ray Ferraro, on the TSN broadcast, told Gord Miller that Barrie said, "I'm done" as he skated by the bench:

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New Team Yet Same Matt Cooke

Some times you can take a person out of the environment where bad habits were created and new habits will take that place; then there are times that those old habits return.

Tonight in the Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche Game Three this was exactly what happened with Matt Cooke. 

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Open Post- Four Games Tonight Including Three Desperation Games

The Pittsburgh/Columbus series is tied at one while the three other road teams tonight have a 2-0 series lead.

KK members, feel free to discuss the games in the comment section.


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Columbus: The Antagonistic Hockeytown

The underdog that finally won their first playoff game in franchise history is not behind the times in trolling opposing teams fans.

The R-Bar is getting quiet the publicity today from the hockey world.

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Video- Jon Cooper, Media Member

Head coach Cooper decides to interview Steven Stamkos.


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Markus Näslund Heads To Hall of Fame

News out of Sweden is that retired Swedish NHL legend Markus Näslund has been elected to the Swedish Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

Admittedly my Swedish is a bit rusty as I have not used it as much the last few seasons but it looks as though Markus Näslund, Eje Lindström, Ulf Dahlén and Jonas Bergqvis were elected by the Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 

You can read the Swedish Release here.

Näslund was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins 16th overall in 1991 and played the majority of his career with the Vancouver Canucks before finishing his NHL career with the New York Rangers in the 2008-2009 season.

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Afternoon Line

Ryan Reaves of the St. Louis Blues on the Chicago Blackhawks...


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Playoff Numbers

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC,

1 - Shutout in 17 Stanley Cup playoff games so far in 2014.

8 - Shutouts in the first round in 2013.

12 - Times in 17 games the home team has won so far in the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs.

30 - Times in 47 games the home team won in 2013.

13 - Goals for the San Jose Sharks in their first two games of their series against the Los Angeles Kings.

10 - Goals for the Sharks in their seven-game series against the Kings a year ago.

5.34 - Goals per game in the 2013-14 NHL regular season.

6.29 - Goals per game in the 2014 playoffs through 17 games.

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