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Rumors Galore

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Cullen at TSN,

Slumping Jaromir Jagr could be available, the Devils are ready to make moves and the Leafs’ Tomas Kaberle is generating interest.

Rumors, you want them, you got them, go get them...

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There’s Really Only One Solution

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I was gonna hold off on this.  In fact, I wasn’t even going to put the Columbus fans through it because they’re probably tired of it and I like their bloggers.  But then I read something from the Post Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline and now I’m all fired up.  It’s the standard routine, taken right out of the Woody Paige book of babble.  Your team suck? That’s ok. There’s always….this.

What a city, Detroit. I can see the Detroit River from my hotel room. There’s concrete, chain link and police tape down there, too. What a view.

I like one of our views Aaron…the same view we’ve had the last several years: atop the Central.  Looking down, way down, at you. And, no, I’m not done.

 

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Beyond The Apprentice

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Tom Hoffarth at the LA Daily News,

On last season’s version of “The Apprentice: Los Angeles” reality show, Heidi Androl - aka “The Hottie” - made it all the way to the final six contestants before the inevitable: Donald Trump fired her.

A few months later, Luc Robitaille hired her.  And the Kings, immersed in their own reality show disguised as the 2007-08 NHL season, may have trumped every local TV station in the process.

More than just an apprentice reporter for the team’s “Kings Vision” element to their official Web site, Androl has become part of a forward-thinking element to TV sportscasting, something that has forced other professional teams to reconsider how they get their message across directly to their fans. In turn, it will alter the big-picture thinking of local news organizations.

more… about both the success of Androl as well as the Kings publicity efforts this season.

Video below shows some of Androl’s work on a recent trip to Vancouver:

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  Tags: heidi+androl, luc+robitaille, media, the+apprentice

The Importance Of Dan Boyle

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Lightning Strikes,

Here is coach John Tortorella after the game:

“As I’ve always said, everybody always talks about the three guys,’’ he said of Vinny Lecavalier, Brad Richards and Dan Boyle. “But there is no one more important to our team than Danny Boyle. He is our transition key.’‘

Perhaps Boyle, who wants to make the Tampa Bay area, perhaps even St. Petersburg, his long-term home, takes a little less to stay, though he already did that in his current contract of three-years, $10-million. Much could depend on what the Lightning wants to be. Does it want to compete next season under would-be owner Oren Koules, or does it want to take some steps back now to take more forward later. The answer to that riddle may be the key to getting a new contract done.

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The NHL and the Olympics

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From this week’s “Friday Faceoff” with Damien Cox and Scott Burnside at ESPN,

Scott: Hello, Damian. Everywhere I look, I’m reading discussions and debates about the Vancouver Olympics, which are just under two years away. I see you wrote on it earlier this week. I did as well. What’s the deal? Why are people so pumped about an event that’s some 730 days away?

Damien: Well, I can’t speak for the United States of America and how much interest there is there as of yet. But here in Canada, this will be, of course, the first Olympics held in our country since the Calgary Games in 1988.

more, and worth the read.  At one point Cox even remarks to Burnside, “I think you’re just not very bright.” 

I think these two are gradually morphing into a bitter, married couple.

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  Tags: international+hockey, olympics

Hockey in the ‘Hood

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From the Detroit Hockey Association,

The annual Hockey in the Hood tournament breaks down stereotypes and brings diverse inner-city hockey teams together for a tournament that is capped off by the presentation of the Willie O’Ree championship trophy, the Willie O’Cup.

This 4th annual event will run from February 15-17th.  For some biographical information on black players around the NHL, past and present, there’s also MisZGoalie’s NHL Connect blog.

Note: For other events happening around the United States for “Hockey Weekend in America”, links can be found at this KK post, put up yesterday.

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Therma Blade Increases Testing

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

TORONTO, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ - Therma Blade Inc. announced today that following preliminary testing of its heated skate blade prototypes by five NHL players, it will expand product testing to include some of the 50 NHL players and NHL teams requesting production models of the product.

Four NHL players who have been testing Thermablade prototypes to date will participate in an expanded testing program in which Therma Blade will make its latest production models available to them and to additional players and NHL teams that are on the company’s waiting list for full production models.

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Fedorov:  “I spent my best years here.”

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

And he’s not ruling out a return, in case…you know…you were wondering.

Sipple

“Obviously, like I said, most important thing, it’s out of my hands. If that kind of thing happened, that’s the route I’m going to take. Hopefully I’d be part of something that (has) been here before a few years back when we won here some Stanley Cups.”

 

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Afternoon Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Detroit News,

“I didn’t feel comfortable, for sure, on the ice,” Hasek said. “Once I feel better, I’ll get back on the ice. Hopefully, I’ll be back on the ice next week, but I’m not sure.”

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Current Roster? Uncle Mike Likes It

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Have you been wondering today, for several consecutive hours, what The Literate One thinks of all this trade talk?  I know you have.  And I’m here for you.  He’s not liking it.  What he does, apparently, like is the team as-is.

Shawn P. Roarke

“Bert was a great addition to our team, but he’s gone two months later. That’s a pretty expensive deal. I think it makes it hard.”

Babcock also joked that he would remind Holland of the Matthias deal every day until the Feb. 26 trade deadline – and the ensuing temptation to make another big deal – passes.

“I’m going to grind him for the next month every single day, as much as I can,” Babcock said, laughing.

 

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