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Video- Gary Bettman On The World Cup And More Topics

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Sportsnet,

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman joins Hockey Central at Noon to discuss the World Cup of Hockey, expansion to Las Vegas and much more.

 

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Video- Dustin Byfuglien And His Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Sportsnet's YouTube channel,

The Winnipeg Jets host the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, and there is 1 player that is an absolute force on the ice, watch this video to see Dustin Byfuglien do what he does best, knock people down and score some goals.

 

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Red Wings-Rangers game-day articles: Zetterberg back in(?); previews, lineups and Martin on WBBL

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Big update: Good news!

Updated 5x at 1:15 PM: The Red Wings tangle with the New York Rangers in a "Rivalry Night" game this evening (8 pm EST on NBCSN/Sportsnet One/97.1 FM; the Wings are collecting school supplies for charity tonight [Edit: on FRIDAY /end edit]), and the Wings' morning skate revealed that Henrik Zetterberg will probably play, assuming that he clears his baseline neurological test this afternoon.

The Bergen Record's Andrew Gross reported that the Rangers won't be holding a morning skate, so 1 of only 4 games on the NHL schedule this evening got the NBCSN game preview treatment, a "pick" from CBS Sports' Chris Peters, and after the morning skate, an "Over the Boards" conversation between NHL.com's Dan Rosen and Wings coach Mike Babcock regarding Erik Cole and Marek Zidlicky's additions:

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Is Van Andel Arena the best ‘AHL Barn?’

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

From the Grand Rapids Business Journal's Pat Evans:

Van Andel Arena is considered the “best” place to watch a minor league hockey game.

Van Andel Arena appears in the ranking “Best Stadium Experience by League for 2014” by Stadium Journey, ranking No. 1 in the category best of minor league/junior hockey.

The arena is the home of the Grand Rapids Griffins, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.

Stadium Journey co-founder Paul Swaney says in a review that Van Andel Arena is “a perfect place to see AHL hockey.”

The metric Stadium Journey uses for rating venues is called FANFARE and includes food and beverage, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access, return on investment and extras.

Van Andel Arena scores a 4.3 out of 5 on the FANFARE scale.

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NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

PACIFIC CLUBS INCH CLOSER TO CANUCKS IN DIVISION RACE . . .
The Flames, Kings and Sharks all picked up road victories to inch closer to the Canucks – who lost to San Jose – for second place in the Pacific Division:
 

 
* The Flyers erased a two-goal deficit in the third period, but Jiri Hudler scored at 1:23 of overtime to power the Flames to their second win in their past three outings. Calgary improved to 5-1-1 in its past seven visits to Philadelphia dating to March 7, 2002.
 
* Hudler (1-1—2) recorded his second career overtime goal (also Dec. 7, 2013 at EDM). He also reached the 20-goal milestone for the third time and 50-point mark for the fourth time in his career (20-30—50 in 60 GP).

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Red Wings-Rangers morning skate Tweets: Zetterberg ‘probable’

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

Updated 3x at 11:50 AM:

Also from Khan...

Defense pairs;
Kronwall-Ericsson
DeKeyser-Quincey
Smith-Zidlicky
Kindl (scratch)
Marchenko (strained oblique muscle) is practicing.

George here taking over, and here's my version:

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Sportsnet And TVA Sports Awarded Broadcast Rights For World Cup Of Hockey In Canada

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 4, 2015) – Sportsnet has been awarded the exclusive English-language media rights in Canada and TVA Sports the exclusive French-language media rights in Canada to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today. The deal covers all tournament games – round-robin, semi-final and the best-of-three final – for the 2016 tournament and includes television, online and mobile rights.

The World Cup of Hockey will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Sept. 17 – Oct. 1, 2016. Eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-on-best international hockey championship.

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ESPN Awarded Exclusive Rights To Broadcast World Cup Of Hockey In The USA

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK/TORONTO (March 4, 2015) – ESPN has been awarded the exclusive U.S. media rights to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced today. The World Cup of Hockey will be played at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto Sept. 17 – Oct. 1, 2016. Eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-on-best international hockey championship.

The deal covers all tournament games – round-robin, semi-final and the best-of-three final – for the 2016 tournament and includes exclusive rights on television and radio, with most games to appear on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN International gains the exclusive rights in over 20 countries served by its Pacific Rim and Latin North networks. Additionally, live access to coverage of the event on ESPN networks will be available through WatchESPN on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One via an affiliated video provider.  

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Advice For Phil Kessel

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,

The relationship between the media and the athletes they cover is often framed in war metaphors. That’s apt. Though the two camps spend a lot of time in each other’s company, they are foreign to one another as people. “Dehumanized” isn’t too strong a word. The players are cartoon characters; the media, a faceless mob. We treat each other accordingly.

I thought about this as I watched Phil Kessel going j’accuse on the press before Tuesday’s game in Florida. He was surrounded by people he sees every day. However, he wasn’t talking to any of them. He was talking at them.

The presentation rendered the whole thing contrary to its motive: making his critics understand that he and his teammates are people and deserve to be treated as such. In essence: I don’t see you, but I demand that you see me. That he’s right is beside the point.

How did this toxic relationship develop – and why does it continue?

Sometimes, it has to do with the content of the reporting, or personal friction. There are feuds that kick off over nothing in a locker room and are resolved in print over decades. But it’s more fundamental than that.

There are players I’ve covered for years, talked to many times about all sorts of things. I think I know them, at least a little.

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Preview And Notes- Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Paul

The puck drops just after 8:00pm ET and is on NBCSN and SN1.

George Malik of The Malik Report has all the information you need for tonight's game.

NHL.com. preview...

 

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