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“I don’t know enough about his personal life, but don’t go looking at your coach, your GM or the other goaltender or things around you. It’s pretty obvious to me and everyone in the league that when Cory Schneider shows up, somebody is going to take a bit of a back seat.

“And, by the way, he’s played 37 games. I don’t know how many backup goaltenders in the NHL have started 37. So I think there is a little hurt pride. We all have good egos, otherwise we can’t do this. I understand that. I have great respect for Marty and I feel for him.”

-Denis Potvin on Martin Brodeur.  More from Rich Chere of the Star Ledger.

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Morning Line

“I hate the fact the logo is going to change. Can you imagine? You’re going to have our logo just dying. You’ll have to go to the history books to see what it looks like. There’s only one other franchise in NHL history that put together four straight Stanley Cup wins like we did and nobody’s going to bury (the Montreal Canadiens’) CH, you know? Our whole legacy will only be a history dot. 

“The more I think about this, the more it makes me sad."

-Denis Potvin on the New York Islanders moving to Brooklyn.  More from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News.

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Ottawa Fans- Your New TV Analyst Is Denis Potvin

via a Jeff Rimer tweet,

Congrats to my old #Fla broadcast partner Denis Potvin the NEW #Sens TV ANALYST!

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Denis Potvin Gone From Panthers Broadcasting Team

from FloridaPanthers.com,

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and the Florida Panthers announced today the restructuring of the hockey club’s broadcast teams on FOX Sports Florida and Sports Talk 790 the Ticket for the 2009-10 NHL season. Steve Goldstein, Billy Lindsay and Randy Moller will return to the broadcast booth in 09-10, while Denis Potvin will not be retained. Goldstein will continue to handle television play-by-play duties with Lindsay joining him as color analyst, while Moller will call Panthers radio broadcasts on 790 The Ticket.

“We look forward to teaming Steve “Goldie” Goldstein and Billy Lindsay on our television broadcasts and we are confident that they will provide entertaining and insightful commentary that will resonate well with our fans. Meanwhile, Randy Moller has done a superb job in the radio booth over the last two seasons providing our fans with exciting and colorful broadcasts that have gained attention on a local and national level.” said SSE president & chief operating officer Michael Yormark.

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added 6:22pm, from Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel,

“It’s tough. It’s very tough,” Denis said, adding that he’ll be trying to look forward instead of looking back. “You come to a point where you figure you’re a lifer with a company or a group. That’s not the case anymore. I was surprised. I was not expecting it.”

more from Potvin…

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Denis Potvin on Richard Zednik

Earlier today, Denis Potvin was on “Hockey This Morning” (NHL Home Ice XM 204) describing the scene last night in Buffalo regarding the horrific injury to Richard Zednik.  Denis was doing color for FSN Florida last night.

Our thanks to Hockey This Morning on NHL Home Ice XM 204 for the providing the audio for KK readers.


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Note: details of last night’s events were previously posted here on KK (including video).

Update 2:04pm ET: An update from the Panthers states that Zednik is still in stable condition, but remains in the intensive care unit.

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Players Aren’t Prepared To Be Hit

from On Frozen Pond,

Torts even used Denis Potvin as an example in his pregame press conference, saying the league has gone soft. He says in Denis’ day, players expected to be hit and how a player took a hit was a big part of how the game was played. Now, he says, players don’t expect to be hit.

more and you can see today’s pre-game press conference below…

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Potvin Takes A Shot At Rangers “D”

from the Palm Beach Post,

Can the Rangers’ “D” get it done? The additions of Chris Drury and Scott Gomez give New York the league’s most potent offense and Henrik Lundqvist is solid in goal. But a defense that wasn’t very good last year looks even more shaky after losing Tom Poti and Karel Rachunek.

“It’s brutal,” said Panthers broadcaster Denis Potvin (who, truth be told, never will be accused of being a Rangers fan). “They’ll be OK in goal, but the defense is a big issue.”

“There seems to be an imbalance there, but some people in the know say it’s not as bad as people think,” national broadcaster Bill Clement added.

more NHL talk... including the Panthers, Flyers, Thrashers, Ducks and some Calder talk…

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