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Legendary goaltender Vladislav Tretyak was unanimously elected president of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation (RIHF) on Tuesday, the Reuters news agency reported. Tretyak, who turned 54 on Tuesday, succeeds Alexander Steblin, who was sacked last month following allegations of drunkenness and violent behavior.continued
from Bob McKenzie of TSN,
A player like Denis Gauthier of the Philadelphia Flyers has a reputation in the National Hockey League. When a player like that hits someone hard, many like to jump to conclusions. He can say sorry all he wants but, obviously, Gauthier didn't learn his lesson, because on Monday night he did it again against Tomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres. It was a dangerous play that resulted in a five minute major. I think Colin Campbell and the NHL should suspend Gauthier. This guy should forfeit the right to play in the postseason. This was a nothing game because the score was so out of hand, and Gauthier went way over the line. That's embarrassing and he should be suspended.more I turned the channel long before the hit so I did not see it, but I recall Gauthier vowing a week or so ago that he would stop taking stupid penalties. from Philly News, T
he more they acted like idiots, the more we wanted to play," was what Ruff had said, the reporter told Hitchcock in the crowded interview room. Hitchcock listened, and calmly responded: "Well that's Lindy's opinion. He ought to not talk about that." Hitchcock then took one more question, talked more about being embarrassed, then abruptly said thank you and walked away from the podium. It was then that an emotional night took yet another strange and unexpected moment. As he was walking through the throng of reporters, Hitchcock loudly said: "Tell Lindy to [bleep] off. Tell him to mind his own [bleeping] business."more
from Kara Yorio of the Sporting News,
Answer me this: Why wouldn't the NHL keep the same officials with every series from beginning to end? Why must the guys who officiated the Sabres-Flyers game two nights ago travel to New Jersey to handle the Devils-Rangers game tonight? This makes no sense. Officiating crews should be assigned to one series and stick with it. First and foremost, it would give each series consistent game-callingcontinued
from the Detroit Free Press via the Mercury News,
For the past two games, Detroit Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace has seen entirely too much of one color. "Every time I look up there's white jerseys around," he said, "and they've been keeping us away from the net and letting Rollie see a lot of shots." "Get to the net, make it hard for him to see," Legace said. "He's a very good goalie so you're going to have to get in front of him somehow, because if he sees it, he's going to stop it."more on the series...
Dish owners, check for OLN tonight. My understanding is it will be available in the AT180 base package and higher. I know nothing about Dish, but if you have it, please feel free to leave a comment. added 7:41pm, via Hockey Fights,
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. and STAMFORD, Conn. – EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and its DISH Network™ and OLN today announced a multi-year agreement which restores the channel to DISH Network customers. “It was important that we negotiated a fair contract, enabling DISH Network to remain a tremendous value for our customers,” said Eric Sahl, senior vice president of Programming. “We understand that this has been a difficult period for our customers, and we thank them for all their patience. We look forward to a long relationship with OLN in which we can provide the network to our customers.”more added 7:49pm, According to OLN website, OLN is available on Dish at channel 151. If you are interested in Dish Network, help support Kukla's Korner by using the following link...Get Dish in 4 rooms FREE! Find out how.
the Rangers/Devils game is in HD on INHD via Comcast in Detroit. The INHD schedule says MLB Phillies/Rockies. Come on OLN and INHD, get a schedule up so we don't have to go searching every night.
from the AP via Fox Sports,
"Frustration," Tippett said, quickly summing up how he felt. "Come out with effort and execution like that in Game 1 is unacceptable. It's not who we are as a team, and not who we expect to be. Our expectations are much higher than that." So is there reason to panic? "Not so much panic. Maybe a little more desperation to our game, a little bit more urgency to get things done, have a little bit more jump," said Stars captain Mike Modano, whose only two shots in Game 1 came in the third period. "All depends on how you bounce back. Do you panic and go in a frenzy over it?," Bill Guerin said. "It's a little bit of a mixture, because you just don't want to ignore it and think that it didn't happen. You have to face reality. ... We've got to get our act together."read on
from the Ottawa Sun,
Murray issued a challenge to his own stars ahead of Tuesday’s night’s pivotal third game of the best-of-seven series, urging them to match the performance of the Lightning’s diminutive star and his teammates. “There’s no question — our best players have to match their best players. That’s what happens on hockey teams,” Murray said Monday before the Senators left for Tampa Bay. “Certain guys get priority roles, get opportunity and ice time and all the rest of it and they have to play accordingly.”more
from the Vancouver Province,
Brian Campbell's mother is scared for her son. So is his head coach. And most of the New York state area. The Sabres defenceman, who became a minor celebrity on Saturday when he delivered the biggest hit of the playoffs, is well aware his notoriety might not be good for his health in a seven-game series against the Philadelphia Flyers. "I'm sure they'll be gunning for me now," Campbell said yesterday. "My mom's a bit paranoid -- she worries."continued
from the CP via CJAD,
Four skaters aside is the way the NHL should evolve, says Mark Moore. The insightful look by the former pro from Thornhill, Ont., at how pro hockey is played, and how it might be structured in the future, is outlined in his recently-published book, Saving The Game. Having fewer players on the ice is the most sensible way to render useless most boring checking schemes - he calls them squeezes - and reinvigorate the sport at the highest levels, Moore contends. "After a great deal of thought and evolution of my ideas over the course of my time in hockey, it is now clear to me that the best solution to free all the game's excitement up, and indeed the only practicable way out of the squeeze, is to switch to four-on-four," he writes.continued
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