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Was It The Ducks Or Refs That Lost?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

Given 11 power plays, Toronto converted five, including two of three 5-on-3 advantages in a game that spilled out-of-the-margins even for the Ducks, who committed 17 of the game’s 27 penalties.

“We lost the hockey game,” Coach Randy Carlyle said. “Did the referees make as many mistakes as we did or did we make more mistakes than the officiating?  That’s the way I always judge it.

If you go through a hockey game and you can make less mistakes than the officials make in the game, then you usually have pretty good chance of winning.”

That’s not to say Carlyle wasn’t disconcerted with the undisciplined play he saw Monday night.

“It hasn’t been an issue up until tonight,” he said.

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You Don’t Know How Long Concussion Symptoms Will Last

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

Concussions are tricky things as the Blackhawks are finding out with Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook.

Toews and Seabrook missed their second straight game Monday as a result of the concussion-like symptoms they suffered from hits last week against Vancouver.

While coach Joel Quenneville is hopeful one or both of his stars can return later this week, it sounded as if Toews and Seabrook weren’t progressing as well Monday as the team said they were over the weekend.

“Right now they’re not doing much,” Quenneville said.

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Blues Comfortable With Goaltending Tandem

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Larry Wigge of NHL.com,

Every NHL coach would love to have the comfort of having a Martin Brodeur or a Roberto Loungo in goal for 70-80 games a season. But Murray believes he has the next best thing with Mason and Conklin.

Mason put the Blues on his shoulders late last season and led them to the Stanley Cup Playoffs by playing in the final 33 games. He posted an impressive 24-8-6 record down the stretch with five shutouts, a .924 save percentage and a 2.08 goals-against average.

Conklin? All he’s done is register a record of 18-8-5 in Pittsburgh two seasons ago and 25-11-2 last season while helping Pittsburgh and Detroit to the Stanley Cup Final respectively.

more plus Central Division notes…

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Game Center Live Is Good, Better If It Was Free

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Japers’ Rink,

Well, the Center Ice free preview is over, and I won’t lie—I’m a bit bummed out by that.

If there are any folks out there thinking about renewing, or just considering their options in general for getting more hockey than they can (should) handle, let me offer my opinion of the NHL’s official online offering, Gamecenter Live.  This is my second year as a subscriber to this service, and so far I’ve been pretty happy with it.

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Oh The Linesman Goes Down

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Colton Orr & George Parros battled last night and Orr basically ‘tells’ the linesman, don’t break us up yet.

I was watching the Ducks TV feed of the game and they pointed out the officials didn’t make a big deal of the push from Colton Orr. 

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Patrick Kane - Top Shelf

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Kane with a laser last night.  Top corner, great shot.

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Leafs Win!

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I will let the video tell the story.

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How’s Your Uncle Mike Meter Today?

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Mine’s pretty good, as usual.  As a matter of fact, I just did a quick count:  29 Tuesdays until the Cup comes home to Hockeytown. 

Oh, you misguided, myopic piece of trash.  Did you just think that to yourselves?  Noted. But I also considered this before admitting my optimism this morning.

Dan Cleary had this to say.

“He knows when to push and when not to push. I think he’s the best coach in the league. It’s his work ethic. His staff cares about the little things that go unnoticed and win games.”

 

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All About Ratings And HDTV

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from Robert Cribb of the Toronto Star,

High-definition television images are luring more American eyeballs to professional hockey and invigorating the NHL’s prospects in the U.S., say leading sports industry experts.

“HDTV will have a greater impact on hockey than any other sport,” says Matthew Pace, a lawyer with prominent sports law firm Herrick, Feinstein in New York. “You can follow the puck much easier (on HDTV broadcasts). The action is clearer. I think the television future of the NHL is bright.”

The holy grail of professional sports – routine access to 115 million American television households– has long eluded the NHL despite efforts dating back to the infamous glowing puck of the 1990s.

While the NHL has built a national U.S. footprint that includes hockey-tepid cities across the sunbelt, major U.S. broadcast deals still haven’t come.

And without the billions of dollars in revenues that come with a major TV deal, the league is left to contend with financial basket cases in cities such as Phoenix, Florida and Nashville, which have no cultural connection to hockey.

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Big (Not So) Bad Bert

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Sound familiar?
Vancouver Sun

Bertuzzi won’t let us know how - if at all - he has changed as a person. He continues to refuse to discuss Steve Moore or offer introspection. But he has changed as a player. And if he is capable of evolution on the ice, which seemed doubtful at the end of his eight years as a Canuck, it stands to reason he has evolved away from it, too.

Good story from Iain MacIntyre, one that should have been written by the Detroit Deep Diggers a long time ago.  Oh. Woops. I didn’t offend anybody there did I?  You may recall that we discussed this last weekThanks to Malik for the pointer.

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