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Penner Goes Back To Anaheim

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Penner doesn’t have any illusion about the reception he’ll get from the Ducks’ crowd. It may be warm but it won’t be a hero’s welcome like former Oilers winger Ryan Smyth of the Colorado Avalanche received at Rexall Place on Tuesday.

“I won’t be getting a video tribute. I won’t be tearing up,” kidded Penner. “I do have some fond memories though. I’m excited to be going back. I made some friends there that I’ll have for life.”

more and Penner hopes to get his Stanley Cup ring too…

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Pens In Need Of Goals

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from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

The Penguins had been outscored by seven goals during five-on-five play.

“We do have to make sure we are more effective five-on-five,” captain Sidney Crosby said. “You cannot always depend on your power play and penalty kill.”

Crosby said the Penguins need to improve their work around the net to better create traffic in front of opposing goaltenders.

“We need to get a few more dirty goals,” Crosby said. “If you look at the goals we do score, a lot of times they are right around the net. That is no fluke. You have to score like that.”

more

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Columbus Sets Shutout Record

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from Stats Blog,

Heading into the 2007-08 season, the Columbus Blue Jackets had recorded just 22 shutouts in their six NHL campaigns, and never more than five in a single season. The Blue Jackets, who recorded just four shutouts in all of 2006-07, set an NHL record with their fourth in October Thursday night.

Since the NHL began scheduling October games 65 years ago, at the start the 1942-43 season, no team had blanked its opponents more than three times for the month.

continued

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Kovalev Hits 1000 Games

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from Habs Inside/Out,

Congratulations to Canadiens forward Alex Kovalev, who last night scored the 800th point of his NHL career – in his 1,000th game.

*view some pictures of Kovalev in action during his 1,000th game…

(sorry. link no longer available)

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  Tags: alex+kovalev

24 Teams In Action

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Two earlier than normal games today…

Check out the schedule at NHL.com for the broadcast network for all the games today.

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Flames Have Issues With Ref

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from the Calgary Sun,

The stats will show Jose Theodore stole a victory from the Calgary Flames.

The feelings in the club’s dressing room are the real thief was referee Mick McGeough.

A 3-2 overtime loss to the Flames is how last night’s clash with the Colorado Avalanche will go in the books, but the hosts can’t be blamed for feeling ripped off because of McGeough’s early whistle in the middle portion of the third period.

continued

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Hey, What About Us!

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from the Ottawa Sun,

“It’s funny, you don’t play for a week, and you watch a couple of games, on TSN, and how they love Detroit ... and Detroit has the best line in the league right now,” Paddock said, a reference to the Red Wings’ combination of Henrik Zetterberg-Tomas Holstrom-Pavel Datsyuk and comments apparently made by hockey analyst Pierre McGuire. “That’s what everybody’s saying and it’s only because, well not only because ... they’re good players ... but we haven’t played in a week. Everybody has forgotten about (Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson-Dany Heatley) because you’re out of sight, you’re out of mind. We haven’t played. Now Detroit has the best line in the league….”

more

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Sutter Looking For Consistent Elias

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from the NY Post,

Nine road games into his NHL coaching career, Sutter yesterday ripped the performance of the team’s leading scorer for six of the past seven seasons.

“At some point, Patty’s got to figure it out, what he wants to do, what level of player does he want to be?” Sutter said before tonight’s first home game against the Ottawa Senators. “I thought he was working himself out of it in the two games there where he played very well, and now his play has dropped off some. It’s not because he doesn’t care. He does care. He has to find a way to want to compete at his highest level every shift of every game….”

read on

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Money-Making Leafs

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from Rick Westhead of the Toronto Star,

Internal financial statements show MLSE generated profit of $83 million on revenue of $383 million in the year ended June 30. The internal documents also show the company forecasts a profit of $105 million by 2011 on revenue of $477 million. Over the same period, ticket revenue is expected to increase 30 per cent, to $166 million.

The documents also reveal that, for every dollar Maple Leaf Sports generated in fiscal 2007, 21.8 cents was profit. (By contrast, Royal Bank of Canada, the country’s largest bank, reportedly had a profit margin of 13.3 per cent for its last fiscal year.)

more

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Hockey Dumb In Denver

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Update below: there is a poll at the bottom of this post, and the results are shocking. 

This is about a week old. You may have seen it.  I had not.  It made me happy and hopefully it has the same effect on you.

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