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Ducks Plan To Play ‘Smart’ In 2nd Half

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

Carlyle came away from a series of one-on-one meetings with players the past week with his own midseason assessment of where the team stands. Among the harsh realities are a November knee injury that knocked defenseman Francois Beauchemin out for the season, current injuries sidelining right wing Teemu Selanne and defenseman Kent Huskins, and a second-half schedule that is heavy on road games.

The Ducks have also been hurt by a maddening tendency to blow leads, particularly of late, and their continued propensity to take penalties. The Ducks have been short-handed 216 times, compared to their own power-play total of only 155, which accounts for by far the largest discrepancy in the league.

“We’ve found ways to give points away, and that cannot continue,” Carlyle said. “You have to be smart, and we have not been smart enough. That’s a criticism that’s pretty easy to make when you take the number of penalties that we take.”

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Columbus Places Novotny On IR - Call-Up Tollefsen

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Jiri Novotny on Injured Reserve and activated defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen off Injured Reserve, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today. 

Novotny is expected to be sidelined at least one week with an upper body injury.

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Stirring The Pot

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Still stung by his team’s 7-1 defeat at the Wachovia Center last month, Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau recently took some verbal shots at the Flyers for what he perceived as running up the score.

“What goes around comes around eventually,” he told NHL.com. “And it will.”

Boudreau’s Caps play host to the Flyers tonight.

Relayed Boudreau’s comments, Flyers coach John Stevens bristled after today’s morning skate.

“You guys can take this Boudreau stuff and you can take it somewhere else,” Stevens told reporters. “I’m not getting drawn in tit-for-tat stuff. I don’t know where this is going. Bruce coaches the Washington Capitals. I don’t care what he says. I’ve got my team to get ready here. This is obviously an important game, a hard game, and I don’t care what he said, to be honest with you. He can say what he wants….”

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SuperSkills 2009

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

NEW YORK (Jan. 6, 2009)—The game’s most dazzling shootout artists will attempt to wow the voting public in the Scotiabank NHL Fan Fav Breakaway Challenge and the classes of 2007-08 and 2008-09 will battle for youthful supremacy when NHL All-Star Weekend gets underway with the 2009 Honda/NHL All-Star SuperSkills Competition Saturday night, Jan. 24, at Montreal’s Bell Centre.

    The realigned NHL YoungStars Game presented by Upper Deck and the fan-judged Scotiabank NHL Fan Fav Breakaway Challenge will join SuperSkills mainstays such as the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater,  McDonald’s NHL Accuracy Shooting and Cisco NHL Hardest Shot competitions to determine the League’s best in various disciplines. The evening will culminate with the best hockey players in the world doing what they’ve done to end practices ever since shortly after their parents first tied their skates: engage in an elimination shootout contest that won’t end until there’s only one man left unstopped.

Note: Competition results for 1990-2008 noted below.

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Free Falling Penguins

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Craig Simpson at CBC’s hockey blog:

There is some serious concern and all kinds of tough questions coming out of Pittsburgh.

This Penguin team is a shell of the one we watched in June, and despite the legitimate excuse of some key injuries to Ryan Whitney and Sergei Gonchar and the departure of Marian Hossa, Ryan Malone and Gary Roberts, they have underachieved in a big way.

Pittsburgh still boasts two of the three top scorers in the NHL, but even Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby have not been themselves. Malkin, the NHL leading scorer has zero goals in his last right games and has only two points in six. Crosby has done more damage with his fists than his stick lately with just two goals in his last 17 games played, and has been held pointless in eight of those 17.

If the players have tuned out their head coach Michel Therrien and are trying to get him fired, they are doing a good job.

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  Tags: evgeni+malkin, michel+therrien, sidney+crosby

Power Rankings- TSN Style

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The top 3 teams-

1. Boston Bruins

2. San Jose Sharks

3. Detroit Red Wings

read on for the rest of the rankings…

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Pominville On Blogging

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Jason Pominville of the Buffalo Sabres talks blogging.

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Big Game In The East Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

...OK, puckheads, now that we’ve wasted a few seconds of your time, we draw your attention to tonight’s game between Backstrom’s Capitals and the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

The last time these two teams met was Dec. 20, when the Flyers pasted the Caps, 7-1. That was their first encounter since last spring’s first-round, seven-game playoff victory by Philadelphia. Needless to say, the Caps were looking forward to tonight.

“We had like 50 shots on them that night [48 to be exact],” Backstrom said of the Dec. 20 game. “It was a weird game. Everybody on the team is very much excited about this game [tonight].”

We like Washington’s chances. The Caps are an Eastern Conference-best 17-1-1 at home.

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  Tags: nicklas+backstrom

When In Detroit, It Was Referred To As A Sock On His Head…

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

...Now, who knows.  Also, at the end of the interview, “Hockeytown is back here (Washington), that’s for sure.”

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  Tags: sergei+fedorov

Anniversary Flashback:  Legace’s Legacy

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Thanks to Monkey who recommended I take a gander at the WayBack Machine.  Boom.  The long, lost A2Y archives.  Does it go all the way back to 1977 when we started this thing?  No. Just three years. 

But sit down for this.  Apparently, and I’m still coming to grips with this, we used to actually like Manny Legace around here.

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