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Now Is The Time

from Adam Proteau of the Hockey News,

On this day, each and every active NHLer who has ever let you down in the past has an opportunity to redeem himself. Today, nagging and/or recurring injuries have yet to nag or recur.

Now is the time you can leave aside your naked contempt for certain league bigwigs; the time to plot out the ideal revenge on behalf of your favorite team or player who was done wrong last year; the time you’re not unconsciously grinding down your teeth because there’s less than a week to go before the regular season fantasy hockey pool is over and you’re three points out of second place and you’ve got Martin Havlat on your team and him and his paper-mache shoulder are uncharacteristically rushing into corners like Dale Tallon dropped a contract extension there.

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Hockey Blog Goodness

Great to see Sports Business Journal recognizing some excellent hockey blogs. And it’s especially flattering to be included on the list!

Click here for a screenshot of the article in this week’s issue.

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*thanks to The Pensblog for passing this along.

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  Tags: blogs, media, sbj

Sharks Release Friesen

via the San Jose Sharks,

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that tryout player Jeff Friesen has been released from the Sharks 2008-09 training camp.

“Jeff had a very good camp and he should be proud of his effort and his commitment,” said Wilson.  “However, at this time, we are moving forward with our 23-man roster as announced yesterday.  We wish Jeff nothing but the best in the future and he will always have a special place within the San Jose Sharks family.”

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NHL GameCenter Live

NEW YORK (October 9, 2008)- A major component of the new NHL.com, the League’s new Web site that gives fans a personalized, all-access pass to their favorite NHL team and players, NHL GameCenter Live replaces and dramatically upgrades the League’s former live streaming video product, NHL Center Ice Online. is specifically designed for those avid fans looking for the most complete, in-game NHL viewing experience, as well as for the nearly 50 percent of NHL fans that live away from their favorite team’s local television market and crave more content and access.

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Russia An Option For Berard

from Kevin Allen of Mucking and Grinding,

Unable to find a job in the NHL, former No. 1 NHL draft pick Bryan Berard is probably headed to Russia to play in the Continental Hockey League (KHL).

Berard is still waiting for some NHL teams to finalize their plans, but his agent, Tom Laidlaw, confirmed KHL teams are expressing interest in the puck-moving defenseman.

The Tampa Bay Lightning, needing a veteran defenseman, considered Berard, but then decided to stay with their current group.

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Just Strange

from the Buffalo News,

Former Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk accidentally shot himself in the chin Tuesday with a .22-caliber rifle at his Fish Springs residence, according to the Record-Courier of Nevada.

Malarchuk, 47, was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno by helicopter. Douglas County sheriff’s deputies were investigating the incident Wednesday to determine if the shooting was accidental, the paper said….

Malarchuk is the goaltending coach for the National Hockey League Columbus Blue Jackets, and lives with his family in Fish Springs, Nev.

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Helping Bettman

from Al Strachan at Fox Sports,

So there are now limits to what he can do to improve the game. That’s assuming, of course, that he knows what needs to be done, and that in itself is a dubious proposition. So in order to help out the commissioner and point him in the right direction, here are five things that need to be fixed in his league.

1. Get a better TV deal….

2. Get rid of the weasels….

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Warrener Goes On Long Term Injury Status

via the Calgary Flames,

Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today that defenseman Rhett Warrener has been placed on Long Term Injury status.

Warrener missed three games during the preseason due to an injury sustained on September 26th. This injury, combined with extensive damage from previous seasons, has made it impossible for Warrener to start the regular season.

Long Term Injury status is available to players who will be unavailable for at least 10 NHL regular season games and 24 calendar days. 

Flames forward Dustin Boyd has been recalled from the Quad City Flames.

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The Cost Of A Ticket

from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,

According to razorgator.com, a worldwide ticket agency for sports and entertainment events, five Canadian teams have the highest average ticket price for their home openers this season, while the Ottawa Senators rank 10th among the 30 NHL clubs. Here are the average ticket prices, arranged from high-to-low

continued and Vancouver leads the way with an average of $308 per ticket…

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Love For Kaberle

from Navin Vaswani at DigitalJournal,

It’s been one hell of a ride, Tomas. I’ve enjoyed every second of it with you. As we embark on another chapter in our lives together down in Detroit tonight, all I want us to do is live for the moment, and live for today. I know everyone in the world thinks the Leafs are going to be terrible this season. Let’s prove them wrong. Screw John Tavares. Screw Victor Hedman. I mean, who knows how long we have left together? Who knows how long we have left on this earth? I won’t be cheering for the Leafs to lose. I don’t have it in me. I’ll be cheering for you, Tomas, and for the rest of the boys. Live for today. Have faith. Let’s shock the world.

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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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