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On the Hockey Blogs

By Alanah Downie

It’s almost impossible to write a segment of On the Hockey Blogs this week without mentioning Evgeni Malkin repeatedly, but I intend to try.  If you insist on following the Saga of Malkin, almost every blog is covering the story, but I just go here myself and keep reading. Brushback doesn’t miss much.

Whoops, sorry.  One other Malkin story must be linked—Battle of Alberta’s “transcripts” of a conversation between Evgeni Malkin and his agent Pat Brisson.  This might be the hockey scoop of the century!

Now, onto other things.

In Toronto, James Mirtle discusses Marty McSorley and his new broadcasting adventures with the San Jose Sharks. Time to move on from the Donald Brashear incident, says James. I fully agree.  And if you take a trip out to Edmonton you’ll find Lowetide breaking down the Oilers Stars of Management.  (Stars? Management? Yes, indeed!)

Over at The Ice Block, David made note of the fact that neither ESPN nor the Associated Press worry themselves much about details, where the NHL is concerned. And In the Crease notices another embarassing hockey-coverage moment elsewhere in media-land.

At Puck Update the other day, Steve commented that the “Coyotes sure do love old forwards.”  (Age before beauty in Arizona, evidently.)  And in New York, the Blueshirt Bulletin has created a “Heart and Soul Award” in honor of Rangers player Jed Ortmeyer, who was recently diagnosed with a pulmonary embolism.

Speaking of the Rangers, the Hockey Rodent story titled “Bring Out Your Dead” points out that Jaromir Jagr is not, in fact, dead. (Good to know.)  Then there’s the Stormbringer out in Carolina, excited to discover any hockey news going on with the Hurricanes—unfortunately, it’s not very good news. (Get well soon, Frankie & Stillman.)

Finally, Eyes on the Prize has compiled a list of 50 songs that may or may not be related to hockey, plus his own top-10 favourites. If you’re a hockey fan and you don’t know at least 10 songs out of the 50, you need to start downloading some mp3’s immediately.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!

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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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