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The Bolts Beat, 09/13/10

Blog: KK Hockey By Jon Jordan

In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, JJ and co-host Mike Corcoran discuss Dan Ellis’ recent Twitter troubles and the many (over?)reactions thereof, look ahead to training camp opening this weekend, Tampabaylightning.com contributor, Mark Pukalo, stops by again to discuss some intriguing position battles ahead for the Lightning and the boys have a little extra time to discuss the NFL’s opening weekend.

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  Tags: adam+hall, brett+clark, dan+ellis, johan+harju, martin+st.+louis, mattias+ohlund, mike+lundin, mike+smith, nate+thompson, nhl+training+camp, niklas+persson, paul+szczechura, pavel+kubina, randy+jones, ryan+malone, steve+downie, steve+yzerman, steven+stamkos, teddy+purcell, victor+hedman, vincent+lecavalier

Guerin Will Attend Flyers Camp

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers at the Philadelphia Daily News,

Free agent Bill Guerin has decided to accept an offer to tryout with the Flyers, Guerin told the Daily News.

A Flyers source has confirmed that Guerin would attend camp on a tryout, beginning when the team officially reports on Friday afternoon for physicals.

Guerin, 39, has been informally working out at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees with other veterans since Sept. 1.

On a tryout, Guerin can still elect to leave and sign with any other team.

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Souray With A Softer Approach

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

The 34-year old went public with his criticism of the team back in April and demanded a trade, stating that he felt as though he had been mistreated by the organization by being forced to play before he had completely recovered from a shoulder injury.  When the Oilers found no takers for their disgruntled defenceman either through waivers or a trade, it seemed as though the two-sides were headed towards a very nasty and very public divorce.

It appears that time has healed at least some of those wounds as Souray was back on the ice at the Rexall Centre Monday, skating with teammates for the first time since sounding off.  His stance also seems to have softened somewhat since making his initial demands.

“Things that I said, that’s five months ago,” Souray told TSN.  “We are in a completely different spot now and there is a lot of optimism.”

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Devils Fined $3 Million Plus Loss Of Draft Choices

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

      NEW YORK (September 13, 2010)—As a result of the finding by Arbitrator Richard Bloch on August 9, 2010, that Ilya Kovalchuk’s initial free agent contract with the New Jersey Devils, dated July 19, 2010, constituted a circumvention of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (the “CBA”), the National Hockey League announced today that the Club has been disciplined in accordance with Section 26.13(c) of the CBA as follows:

      The Club has been fined $3 million.

      The Club will forfeit its third-round draft choice in 2011 as well as a first-round draft choice in one of the next four Entry Drafts. It will be the Club’s decision when, within the next four years, it will forfeit its first-round choice. The Club must advise the League of that decision by the day following the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Final in the calendar year in which the choice will be forfeited.  Per the terms of the settlement reached earlier this month by the NHL and the NHLPA, there will be no corresponding reduction in the Club’s Payroll Room resulting from the Club fine.

      The League now considers the matter closed and will have no further comment on the situation, including with respect to the discipline that was imposed today.

added 7:42pm, via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

The Devils released a statement from general manager Lou Lamoriello.

“We were today advised of the ruling by the Commissioner with respect to the Kovalchuk matter. We disagree with the decision. We acted in good faith and did nothing wrong. We will have no further comment.”

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Someone Please Fix The Crack

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP at Yahoo,

Mr. Hockey’s star has a sizable crack in it — and his family would like it fixed.

Legendary hockey star Gordie Howe’s plaque on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto’s theatre district has a crack running above the left side bottom corner.

“Sorry to hear the plaque is damaged. I’m sure Gordie was not aware that it was damaged,” his son Marty Howe said in an email to The Canadian Press on Monday.

“I’m sure he and the rest of the Howe family would like to see the plaque fixed,” he said.

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Have The Canadiens Lost Their Identity?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Don MacPherson of the Montreal Gazette,

After saying in an interview on the Télé-Québec program Les Francs-tireurs that he’s not a paranoid conspiracy theorist, Curzi went ahead and spun a beauty about a federalist plot involving the owners of the Montreal Canadiens that had everything except black helicopters.

“It’s not by chance” there are now so few French-speaking Quebecers on what was once the team of Maurice Richard, he said.

“The people who are federalists and the people who don’t wish Quebec to become a country, who don’t wish French to flourish, they know very well that you must take over a certain number of symbols of identity. And me, I believe there’s been a taking possession by the federal power over the Canadiens club.”

As a result, the “value of identity” that was “fundamental in a national sports team” had been “evacuated” from the Canadiens.

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Season Ticket Sales Take A Hit In Columbus

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tom Reed of Puck-rakers,

The Blue Jackets are still feeling the affects of arguably their most disappointing season in franchise history.

The club confirmed to the Dispatch its season ticket sales are down 24.5 percent from a year ago. The organization has sold 7,700 season subscriptions to date—or 2,500 fewer than last year….

Jackets alternate captain R.J. Umberger said the club has to give fans a reason to pack Nationwide Arena.

“You can’t really blame them almost,” Umberger said of fan frustration. “They want to see a winning team. They pay a lot of money to come to the games and they want to see a good performance.

“If we’d been in the league 70 years and had eight Stanley Cups or some history, it might be a different story if you have a couple of bad years. We’re still trying to establish ourselves as an organization and city in this league.

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Need Fantasy Help?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I have two copies of the 2010-2011 Hockey Fantasy Index by Rob Higgins that soon could belong to you.

First off, you must be a KK member (join here,it takes about 20 seonds).  Then I need to know why you want the book.

Did you have a bad fantasy year, maybe you are a novice and need some advice or you could be the fantasy hockey expert and want to stay at the top of the hill?

Whatever your reason, leave a comment below.

I will select the best response and award one book, then the other book recipient will be chosen via a random draw from the remaining comments.

Your comment must be submitted by noon ET on Tuesday, September 14th.  Good luck.

note:  original post time was 8:35am 9/13/10

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Gagne Gets His Number

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

Nice little story coming out of precamp workouts was how Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Simon Gagne got his No. 12 jersey number from Ryan Malone. It seems Malone just gave it away and, apparently, expected nothing in return. Malone will wear No. 6.

“It showed the class of the guy,” Gagne said Monday after his first skate with his new teammates after 10 seasons with the Flyers. “I heard a lot of great things about him, but by giving No. 12 away that just showed the person he is. I’ll try to buy him dinner on the road this year or something like that. It’s a number I’ve been wearing since I was a kid, so it means a lot to me.”...

After finding out Malone was wearing No. 12, Gagne said he would wear 21, which he wore at the 2002 and ‘06 Olympics in deference to Jarome Iginla. But after Malone spoke to head equipment manager Ray Thill, Gagne got the news Malone was willing to give up the number.

“I said we’re happy to have him on the team,” Malone said. “He’s done some great things with that number and it was time for a change for myself, I thought, so it was no problem at all. I just said with open arms, ‘Come join the team.’ “

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  Tags: ryan+malone, simon+gagne, simon+gagne

Training Camp Just Around The Corner

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Training camps open around the NHL later this week and some burning questions come to mind.

Among them has to be David Booth, the Florida Panthers star winger who was limited to 28 games last season after suffering a pair of concussions. How is he faring now?

“He’s healthy as a horse,” Panthers GM Dale Tallon told ESPN.com on Monday morning. “We’ll keep our fingers crossed. We need him to be healthy. It’s exciting, tough. He’s good to go.”

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