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Reinventing the Flyers

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the CP,

Paul Holmgren might be the only person in Philadelphia with a framed photo of the 2006-07 Flyers in his office.

The team otherwise known as the worst in Philadelphia’s 40-year franchise history. And what does the Flyers general manager think when he looks at that picture?

“Uh, well,” he chuckled. “It was a very difficult year for our franchise. It was bizarre for sure. A lot of things went wrong.”

continued…

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What’s The Problem In Detroit

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the AP via Sports Illustrated,

Hockeytown needs to get its groove back.

The organization has aggressively tried to market its once-popular product, dropping some ticket prices as low as $9 and plastering images and messages on billboards.

A week before the opener against the Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks at Joe Louis Arena, a block of 15 seats was available - at $44 apiece - in a corner of the upper bowl.

“The No. 1 thing that has hurt us from a fan’s standpoint is the Michigan economy,’’ general manager Ken Holland said in an interview with The Associated Press.

read on

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  Tags: detroit+red+wings

Open Post- First Game Of The NHL Season

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Want to discuss the opening game today between the Ducks and Kings?

How is the TV coverage, likes, dislikes, this is the place to be heard.

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So Strange. Sopel says So Long

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Weird.  Brent Sopel travels to Toronto with the Wings yesterday, only to tell them he’s signed a one-year deal with the Blackhawks.  It makes sense, from a fashion standpoint.

A2Y Reader, SRT

good luck with your fellow giveaway partner with the equally dashing hair…

Let’s see what we can find on this one, eh?

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Zanon A Key Dman For Preds

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Tennessean,

At this time last year, defenseman Greg Zanon was skating the thin line between the big league and the developmental one.

This season he will play a vital role for the Predators, in the big league.  A fearless and skillful shot-blocker, Zanon played in 66 games for the Predators last season and became invaluable on the penalty kill.  Now he will be counted on as part of a young but solid defense.

“I love him,” goaltender Chris Mason said. “He is the kind of player that is so intense he will do anything to break up a play. I really can’t say enough about how much he helped us out last year. I am sure he exceeded everybody’s expectations. He deserves to be here.”

continued

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They Rode The Rails

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette,

The private car was a place for bonding during the regular season and for all-night wet parties when the Canadiens were returning home after winning Stanley Cups on the road.

The trip to Chicago was a marathon on rails. The Canadiens would play a Saturday night game at the Forum and, immediately after it, would head for Westmount Station. Departure time: somewhere around midnight. Breakfast and lunch (thick steaks to die for) in their private dining car, after which most of the players would take their afternoon naps.

Normally, the team would arrive there at 6:30 p.m., head directly to Chicago Stadium - now and then with a police escort when the train was late. They would play the game, head back to the train and arrive in Montreal at 11 p.m. on Monday.

read on

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Line Of The Day

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Calgary Sun,

“Dean is a friend of mine, but if it was Dean or somebody I don’t know, there’s no need for that.

“There’s nobody that can say, ‘I never hit anybody kinda cheap’ because you can get your elbows up or stick up, but you can’t hit somebody like that.”

Although the league has taken heat for being lenient on violent incidents, players were applauding Colin Campbell—the NHL’s disciplinarian—for taking a stand.

“It’s good the league did something,” Conroy said.

more on the suspension of Downie from Craig Conroy and other Flames too…

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  Tags: craig+conroy

Tough Approach

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Columbus Dispatch,

The Blue Jackets lost to the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in a nine-round shootout in front of 15,713 in the RBC Center. But, this being the exhibition season, the score is merely an aside.

“We’re going to be the toughest team in the league this year,” Fritsche said. “What this should tell everybody is that we’re not going to back down from anybody. If there’s an issue, our five guys are going to be right in the middle of it before their five guys are. That’s just the way it’s going to be.

“So, I’d say, yeah, we’re going to have a lot of nights like this.”

There were 39 penalties for 142 penalty minutes, including eight fighting majors, 12 roughing minors, three 10-minute misconducts and two game misconducts.

more

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London Games

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I have received a large amount of emails asking me about the broadcast schedule for the NHL games in London.

Here you go and as always, you can check NHL.com for a complete schedule.

Note the September 29th game will also be available on FoxSports West

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note:  original post date was 9/25/07, Saturday’s game is on the Center Ice schedule.

added 10:39am, Don’t forget the free preview of both Center Ice and Center Ice Online begins today and ends October 9th.

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  Tags: center+ice, media

Only the NHL Escapes Off-Season Embarrassments

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the AP via MSNBC,

So ends the summer when the NHL stood out by simply laying low.

No talk of lockouts, steroids, rogue referees or police blotters in the world of hockey during the few short months following the Anaheim Ducks’ landmark championship for California.

The league that usually gets noticed when things go wrong, was glad to let baseball, football and basketball own the scandal-focused spotlight. Hockey escaped embarrassment and turmoil, and now is readying its next attempt to matter in the U.S. sports landscape.

continued… (*also, see MSNBC’s 30 Team Previews)

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