Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/15/06 at 09:50 AM ET
-Stanley is going to London, England, next Tuesday through Thursday, accompanied by Hockey Hall of Fame curator Phil Pritchard. The Cup will visit several landmarks and be present on Regent St. Thursday when a historical plaque will be unveiled at the site of a silversmith's shop where the Cup was first purchased for 10 guineas ($51.10 Cdn. ) in 1892. -Martin Biron had to miss the Sabres' team photo because of the birth of his second daughter. Media relations' man Chris Bandura stepped into his uniform and will have the goalie's head superimposed at a later date. -26 Playoff penalty minutes assessed to Detroit defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom in the past eight (years) . He has averaged more than 30 minutes of ice time in 168 post-season games.via Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
Senators G Dominik Hasek was back on the ice yesterday, but won't be in the lineup tonight against the Leafs. He didn't speak with reporters, but it wasn't hard to notice that Hasek was very careful about not going down with any authority to make saves. That doesn't bode well for the Senators having Hasek in the lineup for the playoffs. "The good thing is, he was out there for the whole 45-minute practice and that's a step in the right direction," said Murray.via the Edmonton Sun,
"In reading the clips,'' said Preds coach Barry Trotz. "It seems like all of a sudden we're the team that everyone wants to face. That's a little slap in the face because we're a pretty good hockey team. When people don't think you can do things, that can be a great motivating factor.''
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