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Botta Speaks X 2

As is pretty well known throughout the hockey world by now and, as we surmised yesterday, the New York Islanders have revoked the media credentials of AOL Fanhouse and NYI Point Blank writer Chris Botta.

Botta stayed silent, as was probably best in the early-going but the hockey community has rallied around him today and he obliged several requests from fellow members of the media.

Tonight, he will guest on Versus’ new “NHL Overtime” show, which begins at 11:00 PM, ET. Until then, catch a couple of interviews from earlier today after the jump.

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Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Islanders, NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, Eye On the Media, Hockey Bloggers, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: chris+botta, jeff+marek, mike+francesa, wfan

Fighting in the NHL

From Jeff Marek at CBC, an interview with David Singer from HockeyFights.com,

Marek: Last season the Anaheim Ducks lead the league in fighting majors and ended up winning the Cup. How much did that affect fighting this year?

Singer: A good amount, especially as the season went on and good teams were bringing tough players onto the roster. It’s been a long time since any team carried enforcers with the playoffs in mind. At the same time, it’s also been three years for rivalries to re-blossom, players to adjust to new interpretations to rules, and for GMs to bring some new-style tough guys into the league.

M: Do you think the NHL and PA will scrap the instigator rule? Should they?

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Filed in: NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: david+singer, hockey+fights, jeff+marek

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