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Bargains And The Anti-Digger

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Mike Brophy at The Hockey News has a story up referring to our boy Homer’s status as a big-time bargain.

So when the veteran GM of the Detroit Red Wings had the opportunity to lock up gritty right winger Tomas Holmstrom for three years at $6.75 million, he jumped at it.

And why not? The 10-year veteran appears to be getting better with age. While some 30-goal scorers command significantly more money, Holmstrom is one of the NHL’s biggest bargains at an average of $2.25 million a season.

In his past two seasons, the 34-year-old from Pieta, Sweden has enjoyed career-high years of 29 and then 30 goals, making it hard to believe he didn’t test the free agent waters.

 

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Wings Ticket Update

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Well, this morning I took a quick look at the Wings ticket situation for game 1.  I could have purchased a block of 16 tickets in the upper bowl, row 24 at $99 a piece or a block of 20 standing room only tickets for $108 a pop.
Can you imagine if the opposing team was a little closer than Anaheim?  The Joe would have a well represented presence from the visiting team.

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Wings Fans- Blame Duhatschek

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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

I asked Schneider: Did he believe there was justice in professional sport? He had a big smile on his face, when he answered in four precise words: No, I do not. But he knew where I was going – that even if the Sharks were only a minute away from assuming a 3-1 series lead, Detroit was the better team by far that night and deserved to win in overtime.
So when Schneider broke his wrist in the next game – proving his point, there was no justice in pro sport – I almost felt as if I’d jinxed him with the question. Superstition shows no bounds, presumably.

read on and Eric reverses the curse, picking the Wings in six.

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Bitterness Abounds

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

So, we’ve seen a glimpse of the MSM today and I’ll bring you more because I know you demand it.  But, we’ll also make time for my peers.  This is going to shock and hurt you, but I have to say it.

Yes, there are people out there—fans and bloggers—who don’t want the Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup.  Shhhh, it’s ok. I know.  Please…don’t.  It’s ok.

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Searching For Goals

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from Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette,

Hockey needs goals. More than soccer, where much of the excitement is in the buildup of the play. Somehow, My New NHL extends only as far as the beginning of the playoffs: once we get into the post-season, the norm is the 2-1 game—and it’s not enough.
There doesn’t appear to be a dramatic change in the way referees call the game. They seem to be carrying on the regular-season crackdown on obstruction and hooking. But defenders are still lining up four and five abreast at the blue line, it is still almost impossible to carry the puck into the zone, and if you do break through you are dealing with almost unbeatable goaltenders from Roberto Luongo to Jean-Sebastien Giguere to Dominik Hasek.

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A Different Kind Of Tape

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

A few weeks ago, HNIC did a feature on “Blade Tape”.
NHL Digest thought it was interesting enough to contact the company and get the scoop.

BladeTape is an alternative to traditional cloth hockey tape. It is a self adhesive rubber application that repels snow and ice to offer better control of the puck than traditional cloth tape used on the hockey sticks. It has been patented and tested to be durable for about 12 ice sessions, but some have claimed that it can be used substantially longer.

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Espo Thinks Ahead

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from Phil Esposito at the National Post,

It’s hard to believe that both of last year’s finalists, the Edmonton Oilers and the Champion Carolina Hurricanes, both were outside looking in once the playoffs began. So it got me thinking about the final four teams this year, and if it’s possible that any of these squads could miss the post-season next year. Pretty difficult to figure out because I can guarantee you that nobody thought that Edmonton and Carolina were in trouble either. But a combination of injuries, free agents, goaltending and just plain bad luck can all contribute. Before you know it, the slope is slippery and down you go. Now, to this year’s crop.

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All Is Well, All Is Well:  Toolbag Picks Poultry

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Whew.  I mean it. I’m frigging relieved.  Almost as relieved as JB after KG passed the friendship test with an F+ (Look…I like my Tenacious D references, but I’m not tied to them.  They’re kind of a staple here, but I can evolve if necessary. Let me know).

Why am I relieved?  Because Ted Montgomery, likely the worst mainstream hockey writer in the history of mainstreamedness, has made his conference finals predictions.

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KK- Take A Look Around

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In case you are “new” to KK, don’t forget to take a look around the whole KK Site.
Abel to Yzerman gives you all the Wings/Ducks coverage you want, while Canucks & Beyond is coming out of a depression state and will soon be pointing out hockey topics I would not even think of.
Also, don’t foget about the latest KK Challenge.

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Now It Is Fun

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette,

The Buffalo Sabres finished No. 1 overall during the regular season with inoa franchise-high 113 points. The Detroit Red Wings matched them. Anaheim, with 110 points, led the Pacific Division. Ottawa, after a terrible first half, finished with 105 points, only two behind New Jersey.
Get the picture? No surprises. In a league that almost always delivers upsets during the playoffs, it’s only right that the NHL’s Big Four have made it to the finals in the East and West.
Now the fun really begins.

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