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Where Has The Time Gone

from the Miami Herald,

Jacques Martin will coach his 1,000th regular-season game in the NHL tonight, a milestone tinged with elation and reverence as he remembers his mentor, close friend, former colleague and idol, the late Roger Neilson.
Martin will become the 12th coach in league history to accomplish the feat and tie Neilson, who was the Panthers’ first head coach.
‘‘I feel honored to still work in this league,’’ Martin said of the milestone. `I’m wondering where the time has gone.’‘


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NHL On NBC- Sunday, March 4th

from KK Member SteveNJ

Enjoy the two games this weekend, note that we are up against College Hoops on CBS and Arena Football on ABC, two sports we can beat and two sports that wanna beat us (particularly the kicked-off-of-NBC AFL) so check out the two tilts!

12:00pm ET
The NHL On NBC Countdown to Faceoff
Host: Bill Clement
Analysts: Brett Hull and Ray Ferraro

12:30pm ET
Game of the Week
Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings
Play By Play: Mike Emrick
Color: Eddie Olczyk
Inside the Glass: Pierre McGuire

#2 Game
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Play By Play: Dave Strader
Color: Peter McNab
Inside the Glass: Joe Micheletti

NBC Coeverage Map

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Janssen Gets Three Games

via the CP,

Cam Janssen of the New Jersey Devils has been suspended for three games for his hit on Toronto defenceman Tomas Kaberle during the second period of the Maple Leafs’ 4-3 shootout win in East Rutherford, N.J., on Friday night.
Kaberle, who was conscious and communicative after being taken off the ice on a stretcher, spent the night under observation in hospital.

added 5:09pm, from Kara Yorio of the Sporting News,

Of course, I can’t be completely happy with this decision because of the explanation.
Campbell’s statement did not mention that Janssen hit Kaberle in the head. If Janssen had hit Kaberle late but not in the head, it’s very unlikely there would have been an injury. There certainly wouldn’t have been the scary scene that followed the brutal hit. As a matter of fact, it wouldn’t even have been noticed. Late hits happen all the time. Guys shake them off and catch up to the play. Just another part of the game.
Like blows to the head, unfortunately.


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Pointing Fingers

from the CP via the Hockey News,

In a season of failure and disappointment for the Edmonton Oilers, Raffi Torres and Joffrey Lupul find themselves unwilling but worthy poster boys for expectations unfulfilled.
After coming within a win of a Stanley Cup celebration against the Carolina Hurricanes last spring, the Oilers face the prospect of missing the playoffs in the Western Conference altogether.


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Fixing The Blackhawks

from Wayne Scanlan at Canada.com,

What will it take to turn things around? Probably, the club will have to leave the hands of Wirtz, a man so despised by hardcore ‘Hawks fans, they relished a trashy book by one of their own entitled: Career Misconduct: The Story of Bill Wirtz’s Greed, Corruption and the Betrayal of Blackhawks’ Fans.
In that book, lawyer and author Mark Weinberg sets out the pattern of Wirtz’s ownership, designed to make money and engage his offspring in family business. Winning a championship for loyal fans doesn’t enter into the picture….
“You don’t have to be winning the Cup all the time,” Hull says. “But you have to be in contention.”
To a ‘Hawks fan, contention seems a distant dream as long as people named Wirtz and Pulford are running—some say ruining—the show.


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KK- Categories

We have implemented categories (tags) on Abel to Yzerman, Canucks & Beyond and KK Hockey.
Each individual blogger will categorize posts to meet their needs and some of us may be be going back and tagging earlier posts.
Please note these categories will not appear on the Front (Home) page of KK.

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Center Ice Online

A KK reader emailed me this morning, stated he registered for NHL Center Ice Online last night and watched games online.
He also mentioned it worked great. 
I am trying to get more information on this.

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Another Summit Series

from the Ottawa Citizen,

For the first time since 1972, the best hockey players from Canada and Russia may play a series in the early autumn of 2008, according to yesterday’s edition of the Russian hockey fans’ bible, Sport Express.
Under a huge banner headline that read, “4 games in Russia, 4 games in Canada,” the Moscow-based daily newspaper predicted yesterday such a “dream series” would stir memories of the epic eight game Summit Series that Canada and the Soviet Union played in 1972—a tournament most Canadians and Russians alike regard as the most exciting hockey that has ever been played.


added 8:55pm, Eric Duhatschek on the CBC Hot Stove menitioned he does not believe this will take place.  Not much interest in it on this side of the Atlantic.

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What Do Players Want

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Ultimately, players need to be aware of what they want in their lives - money, stability or the chance to win – and act accordingly. That way, when contract negotiations do break off 20 minutes before the trading deadline and they suddenly find themselves with a one-way ticket to Long Island, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Nor much of a reason to spill a tear.


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Blogger Celebrates Lidstrom’s 200th Goal

Christy pulls a Kramer and gets “face” time.
Shouldn’t you be studying Christy?

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