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Igor Larionov On The Play Of The Oilers

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Larionov feels wingers, not just Yakupov, but presumably Oiler kids Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle maybe should get more leeway.

He certainly believes wingers have to help out, “but they have to score too. You have to have a balance,” he said. “You can’t play 70 per cent defence and 30 per cent offence. There’s 17,000 people here. They want to see some action.”

Larionov feels the Oilers have young, passionate forwards, he but didn’t like the style of game on display Wednesday. Not nearly enough flow or offence for a centre affectionately known as The Professor.

“This is crazy, so much talent here,” said Larionov, when told the Oilers had been blanked three straight games at home — a franchise record.

“I guess that’s the concept, the modern game, I guess. In Edmonton, it should be like Detroit. You don’t play a trap. There’s 17,000 people here. I didn’t see that (offence) tonight. With everybody. They’ve got skill, some scoring power, but they have no confidence. Three or four times, they couldn’t complete three passes.”

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Video- The Aftermath Of The Leafs/Wild Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Sportsnet, Randy Carlyle and Mike Yeo talk about Kadri's game last night...

 


Michael Russo of Russo's Rants...

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Video- No Goal Kunitz, Distinct Kicking Motion

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

In my opinion, I would have given Chris Kunitz.  Not so sure if this qualifies as a distinct kicking motion.

Scroll to the :15 second mark to watch the play start.

 

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Go To A Hockey Game And Be Dazzled And Entertained

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

... by the food....

from Allison Ward of the Columbus Dispatch.

By the time hockey fans start arriving on Friday for the Blue Jackets game against the Canadiens, members of the Nationwide Arena culinary crew will be well into their second day of preparing the vast array of food to be consumed throughout the night. 

All 66 of them.

The feeding of 18,000 people, after all, takes plenty of hands and ample time — especially when one menu doesn’t serve all.

Depending on the area of the arena — lower bowl or upper bowl, Club Level or Suite Level, Time Warner Cable HD Lounge or party tower — the house-made choices might vary widely.

And, in recent years, the offerings have become increasingly elaborate, thanks largely to the growing popularity of the Food Network and the rise of the “celebrity chef,” said John DiGiovanni, one of three primary arena chefs.

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Red Wings overnight report: trying to go beyond the ‘Nyquist will solve everything’ theory

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

I happen to believe that the best thing one can greet fans with when one's sports team is losing is silence, and I sort of assumed that the Red Wings would just take the "off day" to practice (which they didn't) and attend the Toast of Hockeytown, which they did (yay charitable function + fan interaction!)...

And DetroitRedWings.com's Andrea Nelson reports that the Wings did indeed appreciate mingling with their fans while raising $27,000 for the Red Wings Foundation, the team's charitable arm:

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Red Wings prospect news: Griffins lose to Admirals; Super Series near; prayers for Kurt Etchegary

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

The Grand Rapids Griffins faced an old nemesis in the Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday, and they earned what's become a typical result against Milwaukee--a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators' AHL affiliate, which is essentially the Griffins' version of facing kryptonite.

The Griffins' website provides a recap of the festivities, noting that the Griffins' record to this point has been what its parent club had hoped for and then some...

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Evening Lines

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Brought to you by the tweets of Damian Cox...

If that Kadri hit was a match, then the NHL rule book changed overnight. I'm ok if they want to call it that way, but never have before.

If Kadri just hauls off and punches him, it's a minor.  National Hypocrisy League.

Again, I'm cool with the call on Kadri if they want to call it that way from now on.  But they haven't and they won't.

But not a match penalty if you punch a guy into unconsciousness. Very sensible.

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Video- Round 2, Nazem Kadri Hit On Mikael Granlund

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Kadri received a match penalty for the hit.

 

 

If you missed the first questionable hit from Kadri tonight, watch it here.

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Video- Kadri Hit On Backstrom

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul


Kadri received 2 for goalie interference and Backstom did leave the game.

 

 

gif added 8:50pm,

 

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Lucic Talks 3-on-3 Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Lucic played 3 on 3 OT hockey while playing for the Coquitlam Express.

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

“You feel like it’s almost fitting that it ends that way, rather in the shootout. It’s definitely something I would be in favor of,” said Lucic. “A five minute 4-on-4 and then a five minute 3-on-3 would be really exciting, and cool to watch. Hopefully they do something where we can get it done in overtime rather than a shootout.

“I remember that nobody ever came off the ice and was like ‘that’s so stupid that we lost it 3-on-3’ [when they got back to the dressing room]. Your chances were always pretty good to score. It was just a matter of who was going to score first.”

What was the 3-on-3 session like?

“It was just back-and-forth: chance after chance after chance,” said Lucic. “It becomes almost like pond hockey, run-and-gun type style. It definitely settles the score. I think maybe it’s 60/40 with the [players] that want to see an improvement in the [overtime/shootout] area.

“We’ll see what the geniuses of hockey come up with. I’m all for making a change... Even if it’s a ten-minute 4-on-4 that would make it better and more exciting. I just think it’s more fitting to have a game end that way rather than in a shootout.”

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Then we have this and if you read between the lines, it may be a compensation issue...

 

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