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Trade Questions Answered

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN answers some questions from fans regarding possible trades.  The following is NOT an example of most of them..

Flyers need goaltending and a true 3rd line center. Flyers send Briere, Biron, Jones and a 1st round pick to Vancouver, for Luongo and Kesler and a conditional pick. Briere would waive his no trade clause because his best friend Biron is going with him. Very wishful thinking I know.

LeBrun: Ah ... no. Unless Canucks GM Mike Gillis falls on his head, he’s not going to move Roberto Luongo any time soon. I’m not sure he would even do it for Jeff Carter and Mike Richards. Luongo is the best goalie in the world and those players don’t grow on trees.

read on

added 11:59am, More trade talk from Pierre and Scott Burnside.

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Brodeur Activated, Clemmensen Sent Down

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

Martin Brodeur was activated by the Devils Wednesday morning and fellow goalie Scott Clemmensen was sent back to Lowell (AHL).

The move sets up the scenario for Brodeur to start Thursday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Prudential Center. Were the Devils not planning to start Brodeur, there would’ve been no reason to demote Clemmensen.

“It’s the best of all worlds, other than (for) Scotty,” GM Lou Lamoriello said as practice was beginning Wednesday morning. “You always have to make the best decision for the organization.”

Clemmensen, who was with the Devils the past four months under emergency recall, did not have to clear waivers. Kevin Weekes would’ve had to clear waivers.

read on

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  Tags: martin+brodeur, scott+clemmensen

The Washington Ice Dogs

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Most of the players on the Ice Dogs have autism.  Watch as the kids grasp the game of hockey.

Filed in: Hockey Related Stories, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: autism

Morning Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Michael Russo reports Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke attending a recent Wild game but he was there on official USA Hockey scouting and not to make a blockbuster deal with the Wild.

Wouldn’t surprise me though if a rumor-monger tried to suggest Burke is planning to move Antropov to Minnesota for Gaborik..

-Spector (Lyle Richardson)

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GDT - Game # 61:  Red Wings host Sharks (7:30)

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Jeff OKWingnut

Clash of the Western Conference Titans tonite at the JLA. The Sharks have set the pace in the Western Conference this season, with the Wings trying to keep up.  Almost at the 3/4 pole, and the Sharks are beginning to show signs of their perennial late season meltdowns, going 5-1-4 in their last 10 games (but winners of 4 straight).  Detroit has had three days rest since their anemic performance at MIN on Saturday.  San Jose is coming off a 1-0 win in their Monday night tilt at Dallas.  This game could well be a preview of the WCF.  You have to wonder if the level of competition will encourage the Wings to play 60mins tonite.  If you’re interested in the statistics, and the latest from the MSM on tonights game, I encourage you to continue reading. 

Also, in case you’re interested, you can check the GDT threads between games for post-game, and any additonal newsworthy items.

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Carlyle Not Happy With Hit On Getzlaf

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

The Ducks were none too happy with a hit by Gaustad in the final 15 seconds that left center Ryan Getzlaf with a broken nose and a nasty facial cut.

“That’s one that’s going to be looked at very closely because Gaustad left his feet and hit him with a shoulder, blindsided him,” Carlyle said. “It may look like he (Gaustad) got hurt on it. Look at the replay. He’s in the air after he hits him (Getzlaf). So it was one of those that we’re going to have to take a look at.”

While Gaustad received no penalty, the NHL could choose to impose supplementary discipline.

Getzlaf, still bleeding and clutching a towel to his face long after the game ended, said he “was fine.”

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  Tags: ryan+getzlaf

Chara Reaching New Heights

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Wigge of NHL.com,

There are no more growing pains for Zdeno Chara.

The 6-foot-9, 255-pound defenseman from Trencin, Slovakia, hasn’t had a major growth spurt since he was 17—shortly after he grew six inches in a two-year span. He no longer has to hear coaches tell him maybe he should try basketball or some other sport. He’s no longer a big joke to some teammates, who watched him clumsily skate around the rink and laughed behind his back.

No, when Chara turned 22, the rest of his body caught up with his height, a development for which the Boston Bruins are eternally grateful. Now,  equipment comes custom made for Chara. He no longer plays with skates held together by tape, glue and screws. Nor does he have trainers sew extra material from old sweaters onto the bottom of his jersey to cover his hockey pants.

“I wasn’t supposed to make it. I was too tall, too awkward, too everything,” Chara said. “I couldn’t make anyone in Slovakia believe I could play ... so I had to leave home.”


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  Tags: zdeno+chara

Tough Goal To Give Up In A 2-1 Loss

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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

On an innocent line change, Perron tossed the puck into the offensive zone, and the puck found its way to the back of the net.

“I thought someone else scored,” Perron said. “I had no idea what happened. I turned around and (Cam) Janssen was all over me.”

The crowd of 17,512 was just as surprised as Perron and the Blues. Phoenix coach Wayne Gretzky shook his head in disbelief.

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  Tags: david+perron

If Canadiens Go Deep Into Playoffs, Lang Feels He Could Return

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette,

Lang suggested that, if all continues to go well and the Canadiens hang around the playoffs for a spell, his season might not yet be finished.

“If everything’s perfect and the team plays long enough, then it’s possible, yes,” he said of a postseason return.

“If everything goes according to the rehab protocol, it could be 10 weeks, 12, maybe 14, who knows. I have no idea when I’ll be able to skate, but it is possible to come back and still help the team if we stay in the playoffs.

“Get to the playoffs and hey, anything can happen.”

Fourteen weeks from the date of surgery is May 11, one month after the Habs’ final regular-season game.


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  Tags: robert+lang

Connolly Would Be A Fit In Columbus

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,

In terms of truth, I’d rather swallow whatever drivel A-Rod is selling than the garble generated near the NHL trade deadline. The only thing planted between an overage of gossip and a shortage of substance is an exaggeration of facts. But every now and again, a juicy hockey rumor actually makes sense.

That brings us to the latest “Tim Connolly is headed for [insert team]” chatter making the rounds in recent weeks. This one had the pending unrestricted free agent going to Columbus, where the Blue Jackets have been clamoring for a center of Connolly’s ilk.

And why not?

Connolly alongside Rick Nash would be frightening with the big winger manning the left side and the right-handed center wheeling and dealing the way he can when healthy.


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  Tags: tim+connolly

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