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No Tension In Devils Camp

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

The Devils have eight days (and a few hours) to get under the salary cap and have not made any moves since training camp began on Sept. 18 to even start that process. Devils coach John MacLean said it has not been a distraction for the team or created any tension among the players so far, though.

“I haven’t felt any (tension) right now,” MacLean said. “We all know it’s out there and it’s something that we more than likely will have to deal with and we will. But, as of right now, I think it’s been a pretty positive camp so far.”

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USA Today rolls out NHL preview, and experts pick Wings to win the Cup

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

USA Today posted a comprehensive slate of articles previewing the 2010-2011 season today, focusing their coverage on the Chicago Blackhawks and their attempts to defend their Stanley Cup championship despite salary cap-induced roster purges.

In addition to Paul’s already-posted Kevin Allen-Eddie Olczyk conversation, Allen focuses on the “cornerstones” of the franchise, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, Mike Dodd looks at the Hawks’ new players, Allen begins a division-by-division preview of each and every one of the NHL’s 30 teams by taking a look at the Atlantic Division today, and in offering a slate of pre-season power rankings, USA Today’s 12-member panel makes a pleasantly surprising prediction from this Wings fan’s standpoint, with five panelists predicting that Detroit will win the Stanley Cup.

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Flyers lose Leighton for a month; Laperriere still out with post-concussion issues

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

Bad news for the Philadelphia Flyers on the injury front, per the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman and the Flyers’ website:

Following up on his injury update from yesterday, Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren addressed the media today via conference call to deliver more news on goaltender Michael Leighton & right winger Ian Laperriere.

“Michael saw another doctor last night and a doctor this morning as well,” said Holmgren. “It was discovered through those visits that right now we’re dealing with a bulging disk in his lower back and we’re going to put him on the shelf for about a month.  The second is Ian Laperriere. He’ll be out indefinitely because of some post-concussion symptoms that he’s dealing with, probably from last year.  Over the next period of time… he’s getting an MRI today and Friday he’ll be going to see the doctor he saw in Pittsburgh last year when he had the injury in the playoffs. We won’t have any information on Ian until sometime next week.  But he’s going to be out indefinitely with post-concussion symptoms.”

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Cap in action: 53 players clear waivers

Blog: KK Hockey By George Malik

Yesterday, TSN reported that NHL teams placed a total of 53 players on waivers, and TSN’s Bob McKenzie Tweets a predictable result:

Everyone who was on waivers yesterday cleared.

You can expect these four players to clear as well:

Only 4 guys on waivers today - Aucoin and Joudrey in WAS, Carle in MTL and Korolyuk in NJ.

In the post-salary-capped NHL, waiver claims rarely occur.  Teams are either too “capped out” or have full rosters at this time of year, so there’s no point in adding more contracts or bodies unless a promising player comes along.  If a player has any sort of red performance or injury flag, he usually slides through (cough cough Mattias Ritola’s puntured eardrum, Red Wings, cough cough).

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Updated @ 1:03 PM w/ mp3: Hopping onto NHL on XM to talk about Redden/Huet mess

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By George Malik

Updated at 1:03 PM with MP3 files:  I’ll appear on “The War Room” on NHL on XM radio’s NHL Home Ice channel, which you can listen to on, XM 204, Sirius 208, or online, at or about 11 AM this morning to discuss the salary cap-induced demotions of Wade Redden and Cristobal Huet.

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Ovechkin & Eminem About To Team Up?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Pravda,

Alexander Ovechkin, a Russian professional ice hockey left winger and captain of the Washington Capitals, is going to record a song with internationally known rapper Eminem. NHL’s top paid player is a big fan of hip hop, and he is very happy that now he will have a chance to become a part of it with a legendary artist.

“It would be such an honor for me, because I am a big fan of Eminem. I always have his CDs in my car, and I would be very glad to meet him. By the way, Eminem’s 8 Mile film is just great,” Alexander told Life Sports.

Ovechkin is not going to become a part of any film projects yet. As for the song, it is not clear yet, when the track is going to be recorded. Most likely, there will be a video to the song. NHL managers are currently in talks with Eminem’s representatives. Spokespeople for the league say that it would be great PR for hockey.

added 1:17pm, The PuckDaddy crew has some additional information on this.

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An E-mail Interview with Dancing Larry

Blog: Goal Line Report By Patrick Hoffman

If you’re a New York Rangers’ fan that has attended games at Madison Square Garden, then you surely know or are well aware of who “Dancing Larry” is. If not, just click here and may be it will spark your memory.

Larry was kind enough to take time out of his Rangers’ dancing schedule to do a short e-mail interview with us discussing how he got into hockey, supporting the Rangers and more.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
DL: I had a lot of friends that were into hockey so I started watching with them and really got into it. The funny thing is my whole family were always baseball and football fans.

PH: How did you become a New York Rangers fan?
DL: The Rangers were the first hockey game I ever watched. I loved it!

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The Fighting Blue Jackets

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

...if the Blue Jackets truly buy into Arniel’s system - which calls for pressuring the puck and confronting the puck-carrier at all spots on the ice - the organized mayhem that took place on Saturday against the Penguins could be seen a few more times this season.

The thought of feistiness spilling into violence prompted a grin and this summary comment from Arniel: “So be it.”

“I just tell the guys to fight on their terms,” Arniel said. “Fight when you’re ready to fight, not just when somebody else decides that because you ran somebody over he’s mad at you.

“We’re going to do whatever we can to disrupt the opposition. More of it may come up because we’re going to be in more of an attack mode.”

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Morning Line - Part 2

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“I don’t see a team jumping ahead of them (Chicago) even after all of these changes.  I see them getting back to the West finals. From there, who knows?”

- Eddie Olczyk, NBC and Chicago TV analyst.  More on the Blackhawks from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY.

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Montreal cuts continue

Blog: KK Hockey By The Upper Canadien

Five more players have been cut from Montreal Canadiens training camp, most notably forwards David Desharnais and Andreas Engqvist, and defenceman Mathei Carle. Carle, a former second round pick who had 15 points in 31 games last year for the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs, must now clear waivers. The Canadiens next play Thursday against Buffalo.

Canadiens assign five players to the Hamilton Bulldogs

MONTREAL (September 27, 2010) – The Montreal Canadiens announced tonight that five (5) players were assigned to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.

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