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Mr. Hockey helps ring in the Christmas season in Windsor

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

I've asked many of my Canadian friends how they differentiate "Christmastime" from the rest of the year given that they celebrate Thanksgiving on Columbus Day (i.e. in early October), and their answer is usually the same: "We have a Christmas parade in late November."

Windsor held a parade as part of its "Winter Fest" activities on Saturday, and the Windsor Star's Rebecca Wright reports that the parade's grand marshal stole the show:

Downtown Windsor’s Winter Fest Saturday featured a man known for wearing red and white, but famous for delivering goals rather than presents. Red Wings hockey legend Gordie Howe was the grand marshal of the event’s parade, which drew thousands to line Ouellette Avenue Saturday afternoon.

“This is the best day ever,” said longtime Wings fan Allen Garvey, who was able to get Howe to sign his jersey and hat before the parade began.

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Capitals 3 Islanders 2 ReCap

Blog: F Street Faithful By Matthew Tate

The Washington Capitals overcame a late goal to best the Islanders 3-2 in overtime tonight.  After Thomas Vanek scored with less than two minutes to go, the Capitals scored a late shorthanded goal and took both points thanks to Alexander Ovechkin's 14th overtime goal.  The win moves the Capitals into clear second place in the Metropolitan division.  On to the reCap.

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  Tags: new+york+islanders, recap, washington+capitals

Vokoun With An Update On His Health

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sam Kasan of PittsburghPenguins.com,

“In a month I’ll see the doctor and see more of what he thinks I should do,” Vokoun said in the BB&T Center Press Box Saturday night. “Then it’s up to me to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision. In six months it would be tough to come back before the season is over. We’ll see.”

Vokoun left practice Sept. 21 after he noticed swelling in his thigh. He was taken to the emergency room where a blood clot was diagnosed. Vokoun underwent a procedure to fix the problem. Since that time he’s been resting and recovering in his home in Florida.

“I feel great,” Vokoun said. “I’m still taking the medication, but I feel good. Hopefully everything is going well as far as I can tell.

“Once every two weeks I get my blood drawn and they check the level. That’s basically all I’m doing.”

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  Tags: tomas+vokoun

Video- Marcus Foligno vs. Ryan Carter

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

If there were ropes instead of glass, this would be a TKO.

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  Tags: marcus+foligno, ryan+carter

Coach’s Corner Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

During tonight's Coach's CornerDon Cherry and Ron MacLean looked at the disallowed Phaneuf goal as compared to the goal by Malkin the other night.

They also reviewed the action between Colton Orr and P.K Subban during the first period of the Toronto/Montreal game.

Then Don said never fight a guy who is in a rage mood and showed the fight between Bieska and Boyle from earlier today.

Next topic was Ovechkin taping his stick.

Cherry also addressed the concussion lawsuit and called it a money grab.

Cherrry says the Rogers deal is great for the players, more money for them. 

Don Cherry closed by basically saying to Rogers, don't upset the apple cart, leave good things alone.

I will post the video when available.

added 8:46pm, Watch Coach's Corner below...

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Video- Hockey Night In Canada Opening Montage

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

All I can say is Wow and Bravo!

Watch it...

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The Hotstove Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Some of the topics discussed- A few teams believe the salary cap will reach $80M in 3 years and one team thinks it may hit $90M in 5 years with the floor at $70M.

Then a few possible UFAs were looked at for 2015 and 2016.

There was discussion on the concussion lawsuit and will the NHL just settle in order to avoid releasing financial information.

A few more topics were brought up including Leafs' trade talk, Ottawa assistant GM Tim Murray may get an interview with the Sabres for their GM opening.

The final topic, Malkin not having his sweater tucked in.

I will have video of the segment when it becomes available.

added 7:24pm, Watch the Hotstove segment below...

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Hockey Talk On The Last Day Of November

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Never mind the salary. Never mind the term. In hockey terms only, David Clarkson, at any price, isn't contributing enough to the Maple Leafs ... Martin Brodeur promised: "You'll love this guy." Still waiting for that guy to arrive.

- The three hottest Canadian scorers in November have been Joe Thornton, Chris Kunitz and James Neal, all of whom might be considered long shots to play for Team Canada. But right now, how do you leave any of the three off the Olympic team ?

- I have been associated with TSN for more than a decade and this is written from a personal side. I have great respect and regard for the work the people at TSN have done in broadcasting hockey and to see them shut out in the future breaks my heart on any number of levels.

Gary Bettman made a magnificent $5.2 billion deal for the NHL, maybe the greatest of all deals in his time as commissioner. But when he called it a "win-win" for hockey fans, I understood his sentiment but couldn't disagree more.

My NHL hockey, as a consumer not a reporter, not being affiliated with any network, includes Chris Cuthbert and James Duthie; Bob McKenzie and Ray Ferraro; Gord Miller and Darren Dreger; Glenn Healy and Elliotte Friedman. I want the best.


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Kaleta Was About To Be Recalled By The Sabres Until He Tore His ACL

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP at TSN,

Patrick Kaleta won't be returning to the NHL this season after all.

The Buffalo Sabres announced on Saturday that the forward, currently with the AHL's Rochester Americans, would be out for the season with a torn ACL.

The injury occurred during Rochester's Friday evening game with the Lake Erie Monsters when he crashed into Lake Erie goalie Calvin Pickard and his leg struck the crossbar.


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  Tags: patrick+kaleta

Video- Kevin Bieksa Gets His Money’s Worth

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

On the losing end of a 5-2 score to the New York Rangers, Bieksa fought Brian Boyle and Boyle's helmet too.

Both received 5 for fighting at the 20 minute mark of the 3rd period.

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