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Where Next For Keenan

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

So long Mike. But we won't be shedding any tears over your latest scorched earth departure from yet another NHL team because it says here we haven't seen the last of Mike "Man of a Thousand Lives" Keenan. The dust mites haven't yet settled in his old office in South Florida, the workmen still trying to pry Keenan's nameplate off the door to make room for the one bearing Jacque Martin's name, and surely Keenan is plotting his next NHL challenge, or is that victim?

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NHL 07 Goalie Motion Capture

Ever wonder how they create video game animations? Over the last decade, video game programmers have utilized motion capture technology to capture a subject's movement. Check out this video of the EA NHL 07 team working with Alex Auld to capture goalie movement. I have to say that the goalies look pretty impressive.

If you watch the NHL and play our game, there's not going to be much of a difference.
Video via Yahoo Discuss at KK Forum

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The Cup Goes To Buffalo

from Kara Yorio of the Sporting News,

The Buffalo Sabres will win the Stanley Cup. You read it here first. (Unless you read it in our hockey yearbook before now.) This is your year, Buffalo. Seriously, it'll all come together this time around and end -- not with a heartbreaking defeat -- but with Ryan Miller and teammates raising the Cup.... The experience of last season's playoff run to the conference finals will help, and the depth and speed and skill and quality goaltending will bring the ultimate success -- the Stanley Cup. Congratulations, Buffalo.
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NHL Season Getting Close

A certain blogger points out the season is getting close.
Also, I am doing a slight re-design on my hockey blogroll. If you are a blogger and want to be included, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and include some information on your blog. To be included in the blogroll, you must post on a regular basis and have been established as a blogger for at least one month. Those of you who ae included in the current "Hockey Blogs" on the left sidebar, need not reply.

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Depending On The ‘Q’

from the QMJHL,

With the new hockey season rapidly approaching, NHL teams will invariably look to their head coaches to deliver a promising and successful season. Seven of those franchises will look to former Quebec Major Junior Hockey League talent to lead them to Lord Stanley’s Cup. Indeed, seven of the thirty current NHL head coaches come from the QMJHL ranks. Among them, three are making comebacks to the NHL this year.

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Hockey Is Close - The Carnival Is Back

Hockey Rants pulls a surprise on us and kicks-off the 22nd edition of the The Hockey Carnival. The Big Top is back and Jes brings it to us in his own style!

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Report- Svatos Signs 1yr. Deal

According to Hojek.sk, Marek Svatos has signed a 1yr deal with the Avs. Thanks to Puckhound61 for posting in the KKF. added 4:30pm, Official release from the Colorado Avalanche.

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Creds Or No Creds- Do You Care?

Tom Benjamin asks the question-

"How does the blogoshere benefit if the NHL recognizes the new media? What's in it for the blog reader?"
As a reader, you may want to respond. Interesting conversation going on now.
Now read Continuing The Media Credentials Discussion at Off Wing Opinion.

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Armchair GMs: It’s Your Turn


NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 is an authentic ice hockey management game allowing you to manage your own franchise in leagues from around the world, including the NHL, AHL, DEL and Swedish leagues.
Key Features: • Fantasy draft - build your very own dream team, fantasy-hockey style • Brand new real-time 2D engine for coaching your games and reviewing the crucial highlights • Improved draft recommendations from your staff, allowing you to make the most of your all-important draft selections • New tactical options and the introduction of sliders, allowing you more variations to your tactical settings, giving you more control over your side’s playing style than ever. • More variation and detail from your staff in their scouting reports to help you find the hottest young talent • Additional trade options and feedback now available, allowing you full control at the negotiation table • No excuses for not balancing the books with greater salary cap control and more information on individual cap hits
Visit the Eastside Hockey Manager for more info

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KK- Shop.NHL.com Gift Certificate Winner

The winner of the $25 gift certificate to Shop.NHL.com is Drew. Another winner will be announced after the 400th KK member is registered, then again after the 600th member and so on.

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About Kukla's Korner Hockey

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.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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