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Winning Is The Only Option

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I’ve entered us into a fantasy hockey league.  I say “us” because, like so many other things, it takes a village to win…or at least that’s how I feel.  Here’s the deal.  We’re all going to manage the team. Any one of you who wants to help out, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and I’ll forward on the username/password, etc. 

Yes, this will take some coordination and maybe we’ll come up with a daily schedule of managers for each night.  Whatever.  We’re all going to do this and we’re going to win. 

Oh, and Bruce MacLeod agrees with me.  It’s Hockeytown or the Mother Country for Grigorenko.

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Creative Fans

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Check out the themed videos submitted for the “Back To Blueland” contest.

Both are great!!!

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NHL 2K8 Review

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Darren Bernhardt at CanWest News,

NHL 2K8 will demand the best of your mathematical skills. Not because of the number of goals you’ll score, but because you’ll need to calculate how many hours of sleep you can subtract in order to add more game-play and multiply your fun.

Long after you’ve finished a game, you’ll be dividing the hours until you can get back to it.

Entertainment and arithmetic, isn’t that really what gaming is all about? For 2K Sports sake, let’s hope so, because the company seems unaware it has the ugliest hockey game.

continued…

Filed in: Fantasy Hockey and Gaming, | KK Hockey | Permalink
 

Goaltending #1 Concern For Kings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of Sportsnet,

The Los Angeles Kings will definitely be the forgotten team here in London this week as the Anaheim Ducks parade the Stanley Cup around the English capital.

The question is whether they’re on the right track to one day duplicating Anaheim’s Cup triumph. It’s Year 2 of GM Dean Lombardi’s rebuilding job and what a massive facelift it’s been.

continued

Filed in: NHL Teams, Los Angeles Kings, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: goalies, los+angeles+kings

The Changing Sweater

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Uni Watch at ESPN,

All of which shows that changing an entire league’s uniforms en masse, as the NHL and Reebok have done this season, is a tricky proposition. There’s no precedent for it among the major team sports—the closest parallel is the sea change in baseball triggered in 1970 by the Pirates, who switched from button-up vests, belted pants, and flannel fabric to a pullovers, elastic waistbands, and double-knit polyester. Within three years, all 24 MLB teams had gone to polyester, 14 had switched from button fronts to pullovers, and 16 had switched from belts to waistbands.

But that gradual transition happened incrementally, whereas the NHL changes—which involve graphics and aesthetics as much as new fabrics and tailoring considerations—are being thrust upon us all at once. With the regular season slated to begin this weekend, every single team has new uniforms, although some of the changes are more modest than others.

read on

Filed in: Hockey Equipment, RBK, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: rbk

Boom- More Rumors Shot Down

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Puck-rakers at the Columbus Dispatch,

A certain Web site has suggested the Blue Jackets are in hot pursuit of a Vancouver Canucks center. Also, that the Blue Jackets are fixin’ to trade Nikolai Zherdev to the Edmonton OIilers for a draft pick.

Let’s break this down: Which Canucks center? Brendan Morrison? Doubt it. He centers Markus Naslund on the Canucks’ No. 1A line. If they trade him, who’s the No. 1 center? That creates a huge hole in the lineup of a club that already struggles to score goals.

read on & thanks to Spector for the pointer…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL Talk, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: columbus+blue+jackets, rumors, vancouver+canucks

Center Ice Promo

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Get your Center Ice package!!!

Great video…

added 10:15am,

NEW YORK (September 27, 2007) – NHL stars Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks, Jarome Iginla of the Calgary Flames, Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks and Dany Heatley of the Ottawa Senators are featured in a new national TV spot promoting NHL Center Ice®, the NHL’s out-of-market subscription package, and the HD games available in the package. The ad will run on cable systems’ digital information channels and during the NHL Center Ice free previews from Sept. 29 – Oct. 9 in the United States and from Oct. 3 – Oct. 9 in Canada.

In the 30-second ad, NHL players are seen grooming and obsessing over their appearance in anticipation of the clarity and high-resolution picture of HD game broadcasts available on NHL Center Ice. In the promo, Heatley enjoys a mud mask facial, St. Louis climbs into a tanning bed, Thornton scrutinizes his figure in the mirror, a hair stylist tends to Luongo’s hair and Iginla plucks his eyebrows. The spot also details the features, benefits and ordering instructions for NHL Center Ice.

Continue Reading »

Filed in: NHL Media, Hockey Broadcasting, Center Ice, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: center+ice, media

CBC Video Reports

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The CBC ran two fine video reports yesterday, one on the Downie hit and the other is a look at Canadian painter Ken Danby.

Continue Reading »

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Chicago In Need Of “D”

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

General manager Dale Tallon has been trying to trade for a veteran defenseman for weeks, and he still might be able to pull off such a deal using his surplus of forwards and prospects as bait.

There have been whispers of Tallon inquiring about Ottawa’s Wade Redden, who could be available because of his $6.5 million salary and impending free agency, but the price would be steep. You’d have to figure the Senators would want back another defenseman such as Seabrook or Keith, and maybe a pick and a prospect, or perhaps both.

Tallon might be better off keeping Seabrook and Keith and continuing his search for a top-four defenseman elsewhere.

more

added 12:57pm, Chicago claims Thrashers Dman Pilar…

Filed in: NHL Teams, Chicago Blackhawks, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: chicago+blackhawks

Jaroslav Hlinka- Rookie At Age 30

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Denver Post,

Avalanche coach Joel Quenneville said Hlinka “has had a great camp. ... His poise and patience with the puck, his play selection, are all high end. Being around top players who have a lot of skill, he plays right into that, feeds off of that.”

Was Quenneville skeptical about taking a look at a 30-year-old rookie?

“Well, it’s opportunity,” Quenneville said. “He’s playing at the top level over there, and he’s the top scorer over there, and it can be a matter of giving some guys a break, or having them get discovered. Or some guys just mature a little bit later. ... He’s given us every indication that he can handle this, no problem, and I think he can help our hockey club.”

more

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  Tags: colorado+avalanche, jaroslav+hlinka

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