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Why Edmonton Should Miss Playoffs

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When I gave my 2008/09 predictions, one of the most criticized picks I made is that the Edmonton Oilers should finish last in the Northwest Division and 11th in the West Conference.  The argument against this is simple.  Last season,  Edmonton finished 4th in the Northwest Division and 9th in the West Conference.  They finished strong with a 14-6 record in their last 20 games (one game was a shootout loss and counts as a regulation tie).  During the off season, they added Lubomir Visnovsky and Erik Cole, giving up Joni Pitkanen.  They have many talented young players such as San Gagner and Andrew Cogliano, who should continue to improve.  How can anyone say they will be worse this season?  The answer is that last season’s result was misleading.  I argue that they will be a better team and not be as lucky in their point total.

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Warrener Goes On Long Term Injury Status

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via the Calgary Flames,

Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today that defenseman Rhett Warrener has been placed on Long Term Injury status.

Warrener missed three games during the preseason due to an injury sustained on September 26th. This injury, combined with extensive damage from previous seasons, has made it impossible for Warrener to start the regular season.

Long Term Injury status is available to players who will be unavailable for at least 10 NHL regular season games and 24 calendar days. 

Flames forward Dustin Boyd has been recalled from the Quad City Flames.

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The Cost Of A Ticket

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from Tim Wharnsby of the Globe and Mail,

According to razorgator.com, a worldwide ticket agency for sports and entertainment events, five Canadian teams have the highest average ticket price for their home openers this season, while the Ottawa Senators rank 10th among the 30 NHL clubs. Here are the average ticket prices, arranged from high-to-low

continued and Vancouver leads the way with an average of $308 per ticket…

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Love For Kaberle

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from Navin Vaswani at DigitalJournal,

It’s been one hell of a ride, Tomas. I’ve enjoyed every second of it with you. As we embark on another chapter in our lives together down in Detroit tonight, all I want us to do is live for the moment, and live for today. I know everyone in the world thinks the Leafs are going to be terrible this season. Let’s prove them wrong. Screw John Tavares. Screw Victor Hedman. I mean, who knows how long we have left together? Who knows how long we have left on this earth? I won’t be cheering for the Leafs to lose. I don’t have it in me. I’ll be cheering for you, Tomas, and for the rest of the boys. Live for today. Have faith. Let’s shock the world.

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We Start Tonight

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Many of us have waited for this night, the puck drops in North America.

How do you feel about your team’s outlook for this season?  Confident, undecided, let us know how you feel!

On a sidenote, I contacted Versus after seeing my tv guide on Directv and noticed tonight’s games were not in HD but they tell me both games will indeed be in HD.

So let’s drop the puck and the KK tradition (wmp audio) continues!

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It Is A ‘New’ Season

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from Damien Cox at ESPN,

The names aren’t necessarily tied directly together, which makes cause-and-effect difficult to prove. One hockey player makes it here, another is told he’s no longer wanted there, and the merry-go-round starts again.

But two intriguing trends have surfaced this fall on the eve of the NHL season, one producing great optimism about the future of the league, the other a gloomy sigh of nostalgia for best days gone by.

Somewhere in between those trends rests the four-year-old financial instrument that is the league’s salary-cap system. In a theme familiar to other sports, and one familiar to hockey since the days when Gordie Howe’s signing bonus was a Red Wings jacket, the size of a player’s salary matters nearly as much as the tools and talent he brings to the rink.

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The New Sweaters

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from Paul Lukas of Page 2 at ESPN,

And it’s a big year uni-wise, because alternate jerseys, which had been banished last season, will be reappearing in many locker rooms, plus there’s the usual assortment of patches and tweaks. Uni Watch knows you want to be fully up to speed on North America’s 17th-most-popular sport (or whatever it’s fallen to this week), so here’s a full breakdown of what’s on tap:

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Teams Likely To Move

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from Puck Daddy at Yahoo Sports,

Still, there are NHL franchises looking about as healthy as Amy Winehouse with a head cold. The venerable Forbes magazine believes three of them are the Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators and New York Islanders; and it’s placed that trio on its list of “The 10 Sports Franchises Most Likely To Move.”

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Roloson Knows He Is In A Backup Role

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from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

So Roloson knows what he is these days. He’ll even admit it: “Insurance.”

He’s not complaining, or trying to make waves. He’s just a guy who has been around hockey long enough that he doesn’t need a gypsy to read the cards being dealt at Oilers camp this fall.

His mandate?

“Don’t let them put you in a spot to be the backup,” Roloson said on Wednesday. “Do whatever you can do to prove that you can play, that you want to play. That’s all I can do: take advantage of the playing time that they’re giving me, and do the best that I can.”

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All Don Maloney

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from PhoenixCoyotes.com,

Q: What are your thoughts about your young offense this season?

DM: “We are excited that we have improved our skill base and talent base, but a lot of people that planned to start the season have not played in the NHL before. I think there is going to be some growing pains. I think, like last year, we expect to improve as the year goes on. Certainly adding Olli Jokinen gives us a big step in the offensive direction and he should certainly help. We are excited. I think our offense is going to be better. I’m not concerned at all. I think my bigger concern is our mix on the blue line.”

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