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Sharks Coach Unhappy After Loss To Lightning

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from David Pollak of Working the Corners,

Todd McLellan was more blunt than usual in describing what went wrong tonight. Let’s just say Antti Niemi was in the coach’s cross-hairs.

He was asked if the two goals in the third period were particularly disheartening.

“No, the six we gave up the whole night is disheartening,” he began. “That’s as poor as we’ve played around our net. Our net play was just atrocious – starting with the goaltender and then the defensemen and the forwards.

“It was very, very poor,” he continued. “I’m really disappointed in our group. We’re much better than that. We’ve got to fix it.”

The topic turned back to Niemi. The hammer fell.

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GDT - Game #59:  Red Wings host Predators (7:30)

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Jeff OKWingnut

DET (39-17-2) look to add to their NHL record home winning streak, now at 21, when they host NSH (33-18-6) tonight. It won’t be easy, especially since Zetterberg is out with the ethereal “lower body injury.”  The Predators sit third in the Central, 8 points behind the Wings.  Although NSH are only 2-2-2 this month, they were incredibly hot heading into February, going 13-2-0.  As usual, Pekka Rinne has been leading their charge, a stupidly obscene 11-1-2, 1.91, .940 in last 14 games played.

Sparty moves up to the #2 line tonight, in Hank’s stead (Go Green).  Joey MacDonald is in net again, 3-0-0 in his last three, 1.62 GAA, .938 save % (even better than JFH?). LGRW.

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Video- A Battle In LA

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The Coyotes defeated the Kings last night 1-0 to leap over them in the standings.

The game also featured 40 PIM in the first period, 3 fights and no instigator penalties!!!

Watch the fight action…

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A Quick Thank You

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I really appreciate those of you who continue to use the KK affiliate Amazon link when making purchases there.

The small commission paid out sure does help with the monthly costs of running KK.

Recent purchases have been all over the map and it does look like someone is re-doing a kitchen too.

Thanks again.

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Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Blog: Oil Patch By Lisa Brown

When Cam Barker was bought out by his second NHL team, the Minnesota Wild during the off-season, fan and writer reaction was that it was a good idea. Yet when he signed a one-year contract worth $2.25 million with the Edmonton Oilers, it seemed to be a low risk gamble. Unfortunately for the Oilers, it seems as though they have lost that gamble.

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Tyler Pitlick: “You’ve Got To Play Your Role”

Blog: Oil Patch By Lisa Brown

After all of the debate and the back and forth between fans going into the 2010 NHL entry draft, the Oilers ended up with both Taylor and Tyler. Of course Tyler Pitlick selected 31st was not Tyler Seguin, but the young centreman was not supposed to be available in the second round and the Oilers were fortunate to select him.

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Evening Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“Hopefully you guys can invite your friends for next game so we can have more people.”

-Mike Ribeiro of the Dallas Stars while being interviewed post-game and heard in the arena.

Ribeiro scored the OT goal to defeat Calgary and if interested, the announced crowd was 11,839.

Watch the OT goal…

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First Person Convicted In Vancouver Riots

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Raptis of the Vancouver Province,

One down, potentially hundreds left to go.

Ryan Dickinson is the first person to be convicted for his role in the Stanley Cup riot after a provincial court judge sentenced the 20-year-old to 17 months in jail Thursday: 16 months for participating in a riot, and one month for breaching his bail conditions….

Dickinson was credited for 3.5 months time served. He will spend a further 10 months in jail.

He will also be on probation for two years following his release, during which he is banned from consuming drugs or alcohol.

In his ruling, Justice Malcolm Maclean called the sentence “significant, but necessary to denounce and deter others” from similar acts in the future.

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Video- Rangers Come Oh So Close To A Goal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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Don’t Plan On Nash Landing In Detroit

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

If I had to wager, I’d say the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings are the most likely new homes for Rick Nash if there’s a pre-deadline deal.

But there’s certainly an Original Six team that would like Nash’s services if this were June and not February—the Detroit Red Wings.

I also believe Nash would love to play for the Wings, but the odds of him landing in Hockeytown before Feb. 27 are not great whatsoever.

The factors:

• Nash’s $7.8-million-cap hit is too large for Detroit to absorb now unless they give up roster players that they don’t want to get rid of.

• The optics of the Blue Jackets moving Nash to the hated Red Wings are brutal for fans in Columbus. At the very least, they would make the divisional rivals pay more than most other teams in the mix, not wanting to have Nash parade around in the Central for the next six years.

continued plus topics such as today’s trades, Kings thinking offense and a temporary salary cap…

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  Tags: rick+nash

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