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Palaire Report Details NHLPA Spying

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Liz Mullen at Sports Business Journal has written an article today on more of the background to the Ted Saskin and NHLPA scandal. SBJ is normally for subscribers-only, but has graciously provided Kukla’s Korner with a free link to the complete article for the benefit of our readers. Our sincere thanks to them for doing this.

And this article is well worth reading. My own reaction was that some people might - and perhaps should - face serious legal consequences for some things that happened in this case. 

The electronic spying program instituted at the NHL Players’ Association targeted 45 players, was referred to as “Big Brother” and extended to ex-union chief Ted Saskin examining how individual players voted in the secret ballot to ratify the NHL labor deal, according to sources familiar with a report on the matter.

Among other details from the report, according to sources: Saskin systematically read the personal e-mails of players and union staff members for more than a year, but stopped briefly because he was concerned about legal implications in the wake of the Hewlett-Packard corporate surveillance scandal. Saskin resumed reading the messages when he learned of an effort by NHL players to authorize an investigation into his hiring and other activities.

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HHOF Honors Pair

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Legends Of Hockey,

Bill Hay, Chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, announced today that Washington Times sports reporter Dave Faye will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for his outstanding work as a beat writer covering the Washington Capitals and that the late Bill Hewitt, who was the voice of Hockey Night in Canada for more than three decades, will receive the award named for his father — the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award.

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Reorganization At The NHL

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Terry Lefton at Sports Business Journal (paid sub.),

With the Stanley Cup Finals under way this week, the NHL took the lid off its long-anticipated reorganization that sees the league splitting itself into three divisions: business and media; communications, branding, club consulting and services; and league operations.
In communicating the changes to league staff last week, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said the moves were designed to “create a more nimble and aggressive organization that is better positioned to meet the needs of the clubs as well as our fans and business partners.”
Under the reorganization, John Collins, executive vice president of corporate sales and marketing, gains additional responsibilities in the league’s key revenue areas. With a new title of senior executive vice president of business and media, Collins strengthens his role at the league and will head a division that combines media rights and advertising sales along with sponsorship sales and consumer products.

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Is Gary Bettman Afraid of the Leafs?

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Alan Adams at Sportsnet.ca,

News item: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman isn’t sure a second franchise in Southern Ontario is a good idea.
“Frankly, I live in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area and it’s tough for all the clubs to get media attention, particularly when they’re having tough years on the ice. There’s some real downside to having multiple teams in one market,” Bettman said Monday in his state-of-the-union address.
My spin: Is Gary Bettman that afraid of the Toronto Maple Leafs? Do the Leafs have that much power that they can veto a second team coming to Southern Ontario?

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In From Finland

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from Larry Wigge at NHL.com,

It was 14 or 15 years ago, before I came to the NHL, I guess I told some of my friends that if I ever got to the Stanley Cup Final, they could come too,” Selanne laughed. “They obviously have good memories.”
These weren’t just hangers-on. You know the kind. Pals when they need something from you. No, not these guys.
“We’ve been friends since we were about 6 or 7, ” he added, motioning about knee-high. “Real good friends.”

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Sens Physically Dominated

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from Scott Morrison at the CBC,

We all know that one game does not make a series, but one game certainly can shake one up.
And that is what the Anaheim Ducks did in the opening game of the Stanley Cup final: Shake things up.
They did it in the truest sense, by physically dominating the Ottawa Senators at times, very long times actually, and they did it by ignoring an early goal by the visitors and then a one-goal deficit entering the final period and arranging an impressive 3-2 victory.

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The Ongoing Effort

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from Poynter Online,

As the Stanley Cup finals began Monday in Ottawa between the Ottawa Senators and the Anaheim Ducks (Quick, could someone please tell the mainstream media?!), hockey folks find themselves stuck in that tired just-who-is-a-journalist argument again.
For a professional sport that often has to go begging for coverage, blogs should be a godsend.

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from the Universal Cynic, the blog of freelance writer Erin Nicks,

Here’s a synopsis of last week’s events: I was told by my editor at Sun Media that accreditations for the Finals would be extremely hard to come by (hardly a surprising revelation). Traditionally, accreditation request forms have a set number of spots. Sun Media had already accounted for all spots in Anaheim and Ottawa—which I was fully expecting. After all, they had to tend to their employees first, whereas I am a contracted writer.

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Moen Takes Center Stage

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Stewart Valley, Saskatchewan, was a one-elevator town until they tore it down. Now it’s a one horse town.
That horse, however, is Travis Moen. And today he’s the toast of the town.
“In Stewart Valley, they’re jumping around right now,” said Regina native Ryan Getzlaf.

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Now That’s Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Brophy of the Hockey News,

Now that’s what I call hockey!
You can debate all you want about the way NHL hockey is played these days, with a greater emphasis on skill over obstruction, but you’d have to go a long way to find a better game than the opening tilt of the 2007 Stanley Cup final.

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What Is Arnold Thinking

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Arnold Schwarzenegger meets Don Cherry.
Part of the Behind the Scenes videos the guys at NHL.com are doing.
Watch the video.

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