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Good Vibrations In LA

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Ryan Smyth didn’t waive his no-trade clause to go to Pittsburgh or Chicago or Detroit for a playoff run. No, he waived it over the summer to go to the Los Angeles Kings, a team that hasn’t seen the postseason since Jason Allison, Ziggy Palffy and Adam Deadmarsh formed their top line in 2001-02.

So, no, you can’t accuse Smyth of chasing the Stanley Cup like a veteran on a mission to fulfill his dream before it’s too late.

Then again, could that be precisely what “Captain Canada” is doing in Los Angeles?

“I do really believe there is something special about the Kings,” Smyth told NHL.com. “You mention the (Drew) Doughtys and the (Anze) Kopitars—these types of players—they’re so young, but they’re so good. To be a part of it is awesome.”


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Coyotes Sign Anders Eriksson

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

GLENDALE, ARIZONA —Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed defenseman Anders Eriksson to a contract.  As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.  In addition, Eriksson has been recalled to the Coyotes.

Eriksson, 34, had been playing for the Coyotes’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, where he recorded 1-2-3 in eight games.  Eriksson has appeared in 552 career National Hockey League (NHL) games with the Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets and Calgary Flames, recording 22-149-171 and 240 penalty minutes (PIM) over parts of 11 NHL seasons.  He was a member of the 1998 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings and has registered six assists and 18 PIM in 36 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, including two games with Calgary during the 2009 Playoffs.

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The Rangers Scoring Machine

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from Jeff Z. Klein of Slap Shot at the NY Times, .

..if you look at Gaborik’s 24 goals as a percentage of the total goals the Rangers have scored so far this season. When you subtract the bookkeeping goals the league awards to teams that win shootouts (in the Rangers’ case, two) and use only those goals scored during regulation and overtime, the Slovakian wingman has accounted for 25.5 percent of all the Rangers’ goals. That is the highest percentage in the N.H.L., and only Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay comes close.

Below, the league’s top 10 through Sunday:

read on

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  Tags: marian+gaborik

Stars Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (December 21, 2009)—Goaltender Cristobal Huet of the Chicago Blackhawks, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins and right wing Patric Hornqvist of the Nashville Predators have been named the NHL ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending Dec. 20.

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How Could They Lose?

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from Ian MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun,

The Vancouver Canucks lost an unwinnable game. Really, the National Hockey League schedule-maker never gave them a chance on Sunday.

The St. Louis Blues were a last-place team. They were on the road. They play in the Central Division. And the Canucks were coming off a huge victory against Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on Friday.

Darn the NHL! How could the Canucks possibly compete amid these impossible circumstances?

The league – you know, it’s based in New York City and run by an American lawyer – surely knew an elite team like Vancouver, basking in the glory of Friday’s righteous win against Washington and busy planning a Stanley Cup, would be emotionally-spent and intellectually detached against the Blues.


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Benoit Pouliot recalled and Halak starts for Canadiens

Blog: KK Members Blog By Slasher98

The Montreal Canadiens announced earlier today that they have called up left winger Benoit Pouliot from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. Pouliot will join the Canadiens today for tonight’s game against the Thrashers in Atlanta.

Pouliot, who was sent down last week for a condition stint, recorded three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in three games with the Bulldogs, which were all recorded in yesterday’s 5-4 win against Rochester.

The 6’3’’, 199 lbs forward has yet to play a game with the Habs due to a wrist injury. Pouliot played 14 games earlier this season with the Minnesota Wild, recording only four points (2 goals, 2 assists), along with 12 penalty minutes, playing only an average of 11:56 minutes per game under head coach Todd Richards.

The Canadiens acquired Benoit Pouliot from the Wild on November 23 in exchange for disgruntled forward Guillaume Latendresse. Latendresse has recorded three goals and one assist in 11 games with the Wild since the trade. However, he missed Saturday’s game in Ottawa with the flu.

On another positive note, rearguard Roman Hamrlik has begun skating again, the first time since he injured his right knee against the Devils last Wednesday. No date has been established for his return, but a return on December 26 against the Toronto Maple Leafs is conceivable.

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  Tags: benoit+pouliot, jaroslav+halak, johan+hedberg

I’ve Told Many Of You, He Does Have A Good Heart

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Look what they are doing over at Abel To Yzerman

I can’t think of a better Christmas gift and hopefully the Wings PR department will pick up on this and invite him to a practice and a meet and greet with the players..

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  Tags: guilherme+calciolari

Fisher & Underwood Engaged

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Senators heartthrob Mike Fisher and his country singer superstar girlfriend Carrie Underwood are engaged to be married.

Fisher confirmed their engagement just moments ago as the Senators prepared for tonight’s game against the Boston Bruins at Scoriabank Place. Responding to questions, he said he popped the question to Underwood on Sunday, but declined to offer any other details at this point.

“It’s true,” said Fisher. “We’re both obviously excited and very happy.”


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  Tags: carrie+underwood, mike+fisher

Watching Gets Better

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from NHL.com,

Check out the new NHL VideoCenter today. It’s NHL.com’s new streaming video player that features new channels of content, plus allow visitors to easily share NHLvideo on the most popular social media Web sites.

NHL fans will be able to search and find videos more easily and more often on NHL.com, plus share that experience with online communities all over the Web.  Here are some of the new and enhanced features:


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Lidstrom’s Christmas Style

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Patricia Montemurri of the Detroit Free Press,

“Our tradition is we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve,” says Lidstrom, standing in his family’s two-story living room, its walls covered in a pebbled golden wallpaper that warms the room. “The kids are waiting by the windows for Santa and we watch him walking down the street with a gift bag over his shoulder.”

Says Annika: “I can still feel, you know, a little bit of the excitement over it from when I was a child.”

On Christmas Eve, Santa will chat with the boys.

Perhaps he’ll eat a Christmas confection prepared by Annika or Lidstrom’s mother, Gerd Lidstrom, who is visiting for the holidays along with Lidstrom’s father, Jan Erik Lidstrom. There will be ham and Swedish meatballs and herring.


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  Tags: nick+lidstrom

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