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“My goal with my kids is for them to play beer league hockey when they get older.”

Dallas Drake shares his thoughts on how to give kids “a love of the game that will last a lifetime.”

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The New Lightning Captain

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Adam Proteau of the Hockey News,

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but the Tampa Bay Lightning will name Vincent Lecavalier their captain sometime in the coming weeks, a Bolts official told The Hockey News.

“You would not be in the wrong to expect that kind of announcement,” said the official, who requested anonymity. “There’s no doubt this is Vinny’s team and we’re going to recognize that officially.”

added 1:36pm, from Damian Cristodero at Lightning Strikes,

Caught up with Vinny Lecavalier the other day, and the Lightning’s superstar center, coming off arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder, said he is skating in his native Montreal and has no doubt he will be ready for training camp. As for being cleared for contact and being ready to start the regular season, he said, “I’m sure I’ll be ready to play.”

continued

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Be Careful Nikita

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch,

If the Blue Jackets must lose players to injury, they would prefer it happen during the season—and while they are representing, you know, the Blue Jackets.

The franchise has asked first-round draft pick Nikita Filatov to stop playing exhibition games with the junior club of his former Russian hockey team. The Jackets made the request to ensure that the 18-year-old forward does not get injured before arriving for rookie training camp, which starts Sept. 12, general manager Scott Howson said.

Earlier this summer, second-year forward Jared Boll suffered a broken right hand playing a pickup game in Toronto.

“We knew (Filatov) was working out with the (Russian) team, but we were not aware he was playing,” Howson said. “When we became aware of it (last week), we asked him to stop and he said he would.”

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Prepare To Pay For 2010 Gold Medal Hockey Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Hockey fans planning on heading to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the ticket prices for the Gold Medal game have been set.  Prices range from $350-$775(Can).

The Seattle Times has a story up on how to get tickets for the games,

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Pre-Season Rankings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kevin Allen of Mucking and Grinding at USA TODAY,

As an antidote to Sundin rumor fatigue, I offer my pre-labor special power rankings, fully acknowledging that they will undoubtedly change dramatically once Sundin decides whether he loves this game or not.

1. Detroit Red Wings: The Red Wings are the New York Yankees of the NHL. You can hate them if you want, but they have more talent than other team by far. The only caution is that there was another pro sports team in Detroit that was supposed to march to the title this summer and that didn’t go as planned.

2. Montreal Canadiens: This team may score 280-plus goals this season. Mike Komisarek is one of the more underrated players in the league. I didn’t like Bob Gainey’s decision to turn over the goaltending to Carey Price last spring, but I think he will be ready this season.

read on

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Vishnevski Will Play In Russia

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from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said today that Vishnevski has cleared waivers and that the 28-year-old defenseman will play in Russia in 2008-09.

“He expressed a desire to go back to Russia for personal reasons and I respect that,” Lamoriello said. “We didn’t want this to develop into a situation September, so we placed him on waivers now and this will allow him to go play there.”

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Bogosian Wants To Play Like Chelios, Learns From Bourque

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tom Ferda at the Hockey News,

Zach Bogosian would like to pattern his game after fellow blueliner Chris Chelios.

“He’s a warrior and a leader,” the Thrashers prospect said of Chelios. “He’ll do anything it takes to win.”...

At Cushing, Hall of Famer Ray Bourque was an assistant coach who took notice of, and helped guide, Bogosian. Realizing Bogosian’s potential, Bourque decided to put him on the ice against the opposition’s best, most experienced forwards.

“Bourque taught me to be deceptive with the puck in the offensive zone to throw the forwards off,” Bogosian said. “He also said to learn to play defense first, then the offense would come later.”

Bogosian did just that. He worked tirelessly on his defensive game and sure enough the offensive skills naturally followed.

read on

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The Russian Machine

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Japers’ Rink,

...yet another Alex Ovechkin gameshow clip, this time one that involves giant Bill Clinton and Gary Bettman dopplegängers and ends with Ovie in a speedo and knee-highs.

Watch the video at Japers’ Rink…

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For The Love Of Foppa

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Casper Star-Tribune,

She had a passion for Peter Forsberg.

That would be hockey player Peter Mattias Forsberg, who spent most of his professional career with the Colorado Avalanche.

When the lady found out sports memorabilia dealers Kim and Tim Attaway had a photo for sale autographed by said Mr. Forsberg, she was overcome.

“She got down on her knees, and we thought she was really having a heart attack,” Kim says. “We were very frightened. We were thinking about calling 911 because she was grabbing her chest and she was screaming and she fell on the floor.”

continue if you are interested in sports memorabilia talk…

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All John P. McConnell

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

In his first public comments since he assumed majority control of the Blue Jackets, John P. McConnell sat down with The Dispatch last week for a wide-ranging interview.

Q: How stable is this franchise?

A: We are the most stable we’ve been. Everybody now is pushing in the same direction. But we still have a lot of work to do. The first thing is to put a competitive team on the ice, a team that wins and a team that people want to come watch. I think we’re there now, if not very close to there. We’ve got to get the building full again. That’s priority No. 1, and then we’ll whittle off the issues as we go.

Q: How important is it for this franchise to keep Rick Nash under contract?

A: Obviously Rick is the center of our franchise. He’s extremely talented. He’s developing his leadership skills. We would like this to be his team and his home for his NHL career. It doesn’t always work out that way, but hopefully that will be the case.

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