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A Straightforward Deal?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dmitry Chesnokov of PuckDaddy,

Late yesterday, Sportsdaily.ru reported that Radulov signed a 3-year extension to his contract with Salavat Yulaef of the KHL. The news came as a surprise as many expected to see Radulov back in the NHL next season.

As it turned out, the initial report of a 3-year extension is not entirely accurate. Puck Daddy, with the help of Pavel Lysenkov of Sovetsky Sport found out that Radulov signed a 2-year extension (he has one year left on his current deal), a fact confirmed by Oleg Gross, Salavat Yulaef’s GM, to Lysenkov.

Also, Radulov signed at the end of August, right before the NHL visited Russia to play two games against KHL clubs, for the first time in 20 years; right before the two leagues signed an official agreement to respect each other’s contracts.

It is very unusual and strange that the news of KHL’s reigning MVP signing an extension was not reported when it happened. Why such secrecy?

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Afternoon Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“I was playing in Toronto and Gordie was playing in Hartford with the two boys (sons Marty and Mark).”  The boys told me beforehand ‘be careful because Gordie kind of runs things out there.’ I run Mark into the corner, knock him down and am heading back up the ice feeling pretty good about myself. All of a sudden ‘bam!’ Gordie drops me with an elbow and says, ‘don’t ever do that again. And I never did.”

-Lanny McDonald, retired NHL player.  Via Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun at the Sudbury Star.

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  Tags: gordie+howe, lanny+mcdonald

Another Domi

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

It probably isn’t the best week to be introducing you to Max Domi.

That’s because we are obliged to report that the 15-year-old son of retired NHL tough guy Tie Domi was suspended this week for eight games for his part in a line brawl in  a  Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) minor midget AAA game between his Don Mills Flyers and their arch rivals, the Toronto Marlies.

So right away, you’re going to start connecting the dots… son of Tie Domi… line brawl… 8-game suspension… a real chip off the old block, right?

Wrong.

The reason for getting to know Max is not because he’s a minor hockey enforcer cut from the same cloth as his dad but because he’s precisely the opposite—a talented, highly-skilled playmaking, goal-scoring centre who is, by most accounts, the top prospect available in this year’s Ontario Hockey League priority selection, aka the minor midget draft.

continued

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Orr vs Boogaard

Blog: KK Members Blog By Shiv

Colton Orr
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 220 Pounds

vs

Derek Boogaard
Height: 6’ 8”
Wight: 257 Points

For those who didn’t see the fight:

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  Tags: colton+orr, derek+boogaard

After a Loss, Boucher Doesn’t Disappoint

Blog: KK Hockey By Jon Jordan

Last night’s tilt between the New York Islanders and the Tampa Bay Lightning won’t highlight any instructional hockey videos – it was ugly, all-around, really – and the finish was marred by what was probably the longest video review in the history of NHL hockey in October. But, though the 3-2 Islanders overtime victory serves as a shining example that, even in a slop fest like this one, there’s some good and bad to go with some serious ugly, I can’t bring myself to go full G, B & U today. (Tried – didn’t work – onward…)

Instead, some random observations:

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It’s not as though I’m ever pulling for the Lightning to lose but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to the first Guy Boucher post-loss press conference.

I’ve been impressed with Boucher, who seems to have the favorable blend of teacher, tactician and shrink attributes in his bag of coaching tricks, from the start. He’s been intense all the while but he’d led me to believe that after a loss – particularly a poorly-played loss – we’d see a different side and, last night, he didn’t disappoint.

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  Tags: dan+ellis, guy+boucher, matt+smaby, randy+jones, ryan+malone, simon+gagne, simon+gagne, steve+downie, vincent+lecavalier

Leaf Nation and Charlie Brown

Blog: KK Members Blog By Shiv

The heart says: This year is different. This year the Leafs will be a top 8 team in the East.

The head says: on paper, the Leafs are the worst team in the Northeast, and that means another year out of the playoffs.

We fall in love with the Leafs too easily. Already there is clamor around the city about the playoffs. Talk radio is flooded with how fast, how much more defensively responsible this team is. People are posting the current NHL standings on Facebook Profile pictures, calling for Kessel to win the Rocket Richard, calling for Giggy to win the Vezina.

Leaf Nation is the Charlie Brown of the NHL. We keep believing Lucy won’t take the playoffs away. But she will. And we will fall flat on our faces once again.

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  Tags: giguere, kessel, phaneuf

Six Games For Rypien & Canucks Fined

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (October 22, 2010) – Vancouver Canucks forward Rick Rypien has been suspended six games, without pay, for making physical contact with a spectator during NHL Game #76 at Xcel Energy Center Tuesday night.

The Canucks also were fined $25,000, as required by League policy. 

Including the game already served while Friday’s hearing was pending, Rypien will be eligible to return to play Nov. 6 against Detroit.

“Prior to each season, all clubs and players are advised that under no circumstances are club personnel permitted to have physical contact with fans, or enter, or attempt to enter the stands,” Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We hold NHL players to a high standard, and there simply is no excuse for conduct of this nature. Fortunately, this incident is not typical of the way NHL players conduct themselves and is not typical of the way Mr. Rypien had conducted himself during his career.”

The incident occurred at 13:38 of the second period as Rypien was leaving the ice following an altercation with Minnesota’s Brad Staubitz.

The last time a player was suspended for more than four games for making physical contact with a spectator was March 20, 1982, when defenseman Doug Halward of the Canucks was suspended seven games for an altercation with fans.

added 12:45pm,

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks President and General Manager Mike Gillis released the following statement today regarding the National Hockey League suspension of forward Rick Rypien:

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Burnside & LeBrun Discuss Some Early Goaltending Controversies

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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Taylor Hall Showtime

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Taylor Hall was all over the ice in the 2nd and 3rd period last night.

Pretty impressive show, now all he has to do is convert.

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Morning Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

We aren’t a very good team right now. We have a lot of work to do in practice. We have to heal up as we seem to lose a player in every game to injury that jumbles up the lines.

We are what our record says we are and right now, we are just an average NHL team.

-Ted Leonsis, Owner of the Washington Capitals.  More at Ted’s Take.

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