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Blues Come To Terms With Polak

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has re-signed defenseman Roman Polak.
“Roman played his best professional season this past year,” said Davidson.  “He’s a solid young defenseman who is continuing to grow and will play a huge role with our team.”

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Satan Talking Contract With Islanders

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Allan Walsh’s Twitter,

I can confirm we are currently in negotiations with the NYI on a contract for Miro Satan.

Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Islanders, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: miroslav+satan

Hal Gill In Montreal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Exclusive video of Hal Gill’s first visit to Montreal as a Canadien and a nice gesture by Gill at the end of the video.

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  Tags: hal+gill

McKee Finds His Winning Team

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Koreen of the Kingston Whig Standard,

Jay McKee was trying to enjoy a family vacation in the Miami area earlier this month while he was going through the National Hockey League free-agent process.

Needless to say, the Amherstview product could not spend his whole time kicking his feet up on the beach.

“When I agreed to a contract, a bunch of (text messages) came in,” said the shot-blocking defenceman, recalling July 10, the day he was signed by the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the wake of the St. Louis Blues’ decision to buy him out of his contract.

“My phone actually broke. The buttons stopped working. Maybe that had something to do with all the texting.”

In this case, mixing business and pleasure worked out just fine for McKee.


Filed in: NHL Teams, Pittsburgh Penguins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: jay+mckee

Hockey Twitters

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Since I wrote an NHL.com blog about Twitter a few weeks ago, I have received numerous emails asking me to suggest hockey people to follow.

Yesterday I asked KK readers to submit their favorites and KK member Puck Central even blogged about it with his favorites…

Many of the major hockey sources now have twitter accounts that are updated regularly and often the updates are just seconds after news is confirmed.

If nothing else, sign up for it and give it a try, it only takes a few minutes. I’ve put together a comprehensive list of hockey websites, beat writers, players, agents and bloggers that have the best information (in my opinion) and update their pages with the least amount of non-relevant information (like “I like chocolate ice cream!”).

read on for his list…

Filed in: NHL Teams, NHL Talk, NHL Media, Hockey Bloggers, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Brewer May Not Be Ready For Blues Opener

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Two months ago, Blues defenseman Eric Brewer was recuperating from his second back surgery in four months and readying himself to repeat a slow rehabilitation process. Both Brewer and the club were optimistic that he would be available at the start of the 2009-10 season.

They are still optimistic. But while Brewer has shown some improvement with the sciatic nerve issue that affects his right leg, the Blues are acknowledging for the first time that their captain might not be in uniform opening night in Sweden, on Oct. 2.

“Progress has been made, so we’ll live with that,” Blues President John Davidson said. “If there was no progress by now, we’d be nervous. I’m a glass half-full guy, so that’s how I’m looking at it. (But) if he can’t play, the emphasis for us will be to have a good start with healthy players.”


Filed in: NHL Teams, St. Louis Blues, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: eric+brewer

Morris Signs With Bruins

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via TSN,

The Boston Bruins have wasted no time restocking their blue line as they have signed defenceman Derek Morris to a one-year deal worth $3.3 million.

added 11:18am, from Joe Haggerty of Big Bad Blog at WEEI,

The $3.3 million price tag is a pretty high price for Morris and leaves the Bruins with roughly $1.3 million under the salary cap with Phil Kessel still sitting unsigned as a restricted free agent. The feeling at this address is that the Bruins tried to deal Kessel through much of June, but couldn’t a deal to their liking and aren’t going to deal the 36-goal sniper this summer.

Either he signs a one-year deal with the Bruins for less than $4 million — and the Bruins are forced to trade another valuable dressing room/grit commodity like Chuck Kobasew — or Kessel sits and watches the Black and Gold hockey world move forward without him.


Filed in: NHL Teams, Boston Bruins, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: derek+morris

The Latest From Phoenix

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Carrie Watters of the Arizona Republic,

Friday’s bid deadline for the Phoenix Coyotes included one bid and a near-bid.

A group of Canadian and American investors who came forward earlier this month with interest in the bankrupt franchise filed a letter of intent to bid up to $150 million.

As expected, sports mogul Jerry Reinsdorf waded in with a bid worth up to $148 million.

National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said he was pleased to see that offers to purchase the team were filed with U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

“We look forward to continuing the review and approval process,” he said.


added 7/25/09 at 8:36am, from Paul Waldie of the Globe and Mail,

When Research In Motion co-chief executive Jim Balsillie offered to buy the Phoenix Coyotes and move the NHL team to Hamilton, Anthony LeBlanc was so excited he sent his old boss a letter of congratulations.

But soon Mr. LeBlanc, a former RIM executive, started looking more closely at the Coyotes together with a couple of hockey-loving friends from the investment world. Yesterday, Mr. LeBlanc and his group submitted a letter of intent, offering to buy the Coyotes for $150-million (U.S.) and keep the team in Phoenix.

“Southern Ontario can support another [NHL] team – there’s absolutely no question, and I think Jim would be a tremendous owner,” Mr. LeBlanc said from his home in Ottawa. “It’s just we don’t think that Phoenix is the right team because we think there’s a real savvy business case that can be had in Phoenix.”


Filed in: NHL Teams, d, | KK Hockey | Permalink

Arbitrator Awards Winnik One Year Contract

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

GLENDALE, ARIZONA—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that Coyotes left wing Daniel Winnik has been awarded a one-year contract as a result of an arbitration hearing. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Winnik, 24, recorded 3-4-7 and 63 penalty minutes (PIM) in 49 games for the Coyotes last season.  The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Winnik also established career-highs in plus/minus (+1) and PIM (63). He finished plus or even in 39 of his 49 games last season. Winnik also played five games for the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL) last year.

Filed in: NHL Teams, d, | Hockey News Wire | Permalink

Calling The Maven

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Stan Fischler of Game On,

It isn’t often that I get a phone call from Martin Biron.

Actually, over a half-century of covering hockey I’ve never received a buzz on the buzzer from any NHL goalie; at least not out of the blue like this one….

Biron-Roloson will open the campaign, and if I were to turn Marty’s feelings into a hit song, it would be “That’s Quite Alright With Me.”

Or, to put it directly into his final words before our conversation concluded: “I like the way the (young) Islanders are shaping up. When I was with the Flyers, the Islanders always gave us trouble; always hustled; always worked. Last year, with all their injuries and whatnot, they’d lose games by a goal. With our goaltending now, and a healthy team, we could be winning those games by a goal. This is going to be a fun season for me.”


Filed in: NHL Teams, New York Islanders, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: marty+biron

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