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How Not To Keep Track Of A Penalty

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via the Ottawa Sun,

A dispute over scorekeeping at a women’s senior hockey game has resulted in a Medicine Hat man being charged with assaulting a referee.
But Kevin Maurice Romaniuk, 40, said yesterday he was provoked by the referee as he and his 12-year-old son were attending a game being played by his wife, Tracy.
Romaniuk, who was working the scoresheet at the game, said the dispute started over a disagreement about how to keep track of a penalty with nine seconds left in the first period.
After being ejected from the game, Romaniuk said he was walking off the ice, which is the only way to exit the arena from the timekeeper’s box, and the referee “skated alongside me, demeaning me.”

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Game Ended In A Tie

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

I have often written about the lack of knowledge the radio media in Detroit has about hockey.  Another example last night.
This was on the Wings radio flagship station during the post game.  After recapping the Wings 4-3 victory over Nashville in a shootout, Dan Gutowski started passing on the scores from around the league.  This one caught my attention- Nothing was settled in the shootout between Pittsburgh & Ottawa, so the game ends in a 4-4 tie!
Again, on the Wings radio flagship from a person who handles pre-game and post-game shows during the season.

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Rangers Lose Hossa With Knee Injury

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from the AP via NHL.com,

Rangers forward Marcel Hossa could miss a month with a knee injury sustained in Monday night’s 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
The 25-year-old left wing sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee with about 5 minutes left in the second period. He limped to the bench but came back on the ice with about 1 minute remaining in the frame. That was his final shift of the game.

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Penguins Update

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from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

A meeting will be held later this week in Pittsburgh involving all the interested parties, including NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, whose presence would appear to be two fold….
It appears the two sides have the basis for a deal in place, but there are concerns with the possibility of cost overruns on a new arena and who would be responsible for them.
That’s apparently the sticking point right now.
The smart money suggests that with Bettman prodding both sides, they will come to a workable compromise.

more

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New Format For Olympics Possible

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from Darren Dreger of TSN,

The 2010 Olympics will likely introduce a new hockey scheduling format.
There is a push to change the current system of two pools of six teams, to three pools of four teams.
A preliminary round robin would determine the top team in each pool and a bye into the quarter-finals.

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Head Hits Will Be Addressed

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from Scott Morrison of the CBC,

It appears inevitable now that the NHL general managers, when they next convene, will again be reviewing the issue of hits to the head – intentional and otherwise, clean and otherwise.
Early in the season there was a run of hits, all declared clean – because there were no elbows, no jumping, no late hitting, no charging – that the GMs reviewed and declared that, while injuries are unfortunate, hockey is a physical sport and if a shoulder hits a head by accident, in the act of applying a check, they were prepared to live with it rather than risk losing more hitting from the game.
That vote, by the way, was unanimous.

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Caring About Saskin

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from The Spin, the blog of Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

The most nervous people in the room after Ted Saskin?
Why the 30 NHL owners, of course.
Saskin may be getting happy feet after months of being hounded by Chris Chelios - remind me to never get that guy mad at me - Dwayne Roloson and Trent Klatt, which some very smart agents helping out in the background.
But while you might think NHL owners are enjoying the spectacle, they’re not.

continued... plus headshot & Forbes talk…

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Are You Well Enough To Watch?

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Bubba doesn’t feel well. He’s got the flu, a broken foot, an upper body issue and a back thing going on.  But he’s the picture of health compared to the Wings. 

Injuries: Detroit—Tomas Holmstrom (upper body), G Dominik Hasek (thigh), F Todd Bertuzzi (back), F Henrik Zetterberg (back), F Dan Cleary (knee), F Mikael Samuelsson (foot), F Tomas Kopecky (collarbone), out.

Nashville—F David Legwand (upper body), F Jason Arnott (flu-like symptoms), probable; F Peter Forsberg (upper body), doubtful; F Steve Sullivan (back), F Scott Hartnell (foot), out.

Can you recall a game this allegedly important with such a rash of injuries? Me either.

 

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To Anyone That Will Listen

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from Loose Change at the Hockey News,

Dear PETA / FEMA / WWF / NRA,
I am the self-appointed legal representative of an exotic form of unique waterfowl now considered an endangered species on the Sierra Club’s watch list. Realistically this species, known as the Pittsburgh Penguin (makeupyourmindus pleasus), is as ‘endangered’ as a hijacker who holds an unloaded pistol to his own head.

read on

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Iggy Means More

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from Geroge Johnson at ESPN,

Both of Sutter’s star men, Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff, are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents as of July 1, 2008.
Iginla is paid handsomely at $7 million this season, but he probably will be seeking Jaromir Jagr-type money ($8 million range) in his next deal. He’ll be 31. His agent, Don Meehan, just happens to be Smyth’s agent, too. Meehan fully understands what his client is worth in goals, leadership and good-guy profile.
Iginla, believe it or not, means more to the Flames than Smyth does, uh, did, to the Oilers. By the time Meehan and Sutter get down to hammering out a new deal for the Calgary captain, Iginla will be threatening all Theo Fleury’s career Oilers offensive records. His is unquestionably the face of the franchise. He wears the “C.”

read on... Smyth the main topic, then Flames talk…

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