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Errors Were Made in Video Review Process

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Steve Zipay at Blue Notes in Newsday:

Here’s how Mike Murphy, the league’s senior vice president of hockey operations, responded to my inquiries about the process in waving off/reviewing Brandon Dubinsky’s goal at the 17-second mark at MSG last night. Essentially, the review was made, and the call was correct, but there were communications breakdowns:

“As the on-ice officials were coming together and concluding that Brandon Dubinsky’s stick had made contact with the puck above the height of the cross-bar and that their call on the ice was “no goal”, the play was being looked at both by the Toronto Video Room and by the in arena Video Goal Judge at Madison Square Garden.

It was the opinion of both that the call made by the on-ice officials would stand, as there was inconclusive video evidence to overturn this call.

There were, however, a number of errors made in the video review process as it applied to this play.”

read on

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Panthers Send Boynton Home

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

Florida defenseman Nick Boynton has been dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons and will not be with the team for the remainder of the team’s three game road trip.

Boynton, acquired from Phoenix over the summer as part of the Olli Jokinen trade, played Thursday in New York and traveled with the team to its suburban New Jersey hotel after the game. According to roomate Keith Ballard, Boynton was upset with the team’s decision to send him back to South Florida. It’s possible, with the NHL trade deadline coming on Wednesday that Boynton has played his last game with the Panthers.


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  Tags: nick+boynton

Witt Gets Five Games

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

New York Islanders defenceman Brendan Witt was suspended for five games Friday for an elbow to Toronto Maple Leafs’ Niklas Hagman on Thursday night.

continued and if you missed the hit, watch it here...

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  Tags: brendan+witt, niklas+hagman

Trade Deadline Is Crazy Time

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

“It gets talked to death now, which is great,” said Murphy, now an analyst for the NHL Network. “Trade deadline is always an exciting time. You get to speculate like crazy – it was nothing like that when I first started. For a player, the names get thrown out a lot more, but the deadline was just as difficult then as it is now. It was your livelihood then; it’s your livelihood now. Some guys don’t want to go anywhere.

“The last thing you’d want to do is go from a contender to a non contender.”

Murphy went twice in major deals, once right at the deadline, and ended up on a championship team both times. But he also remembers playing in Minnesota for the North Stars in 1989 when they traded Brian McLellan to the Calgary Flames for Perry Berezan at the deadline. McLellan won a championship a couple of months later for Calgary; Berezan never came close again.

much more deadline related talk…

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Watching & Listening Options For Trade Deadline Day

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK/TORONTO (February 27, 2009) – The countdown is on to the 2009 NHL Trade Deadline. Whether at work or play, NHL fans will have the opportunity to stay connected to all the action leading up to and throughout Trade Deadline Day 2009 through unprecedented coverage by the NHL Network, NHL.com and NHL Radio.

        Wednesday, March 4 at 3:00 p.m. ET marks the deadline for teams to bolster their rosters for their 2009 playoff runs. Beginning at noon that day, the League’s three media platforms will simulcast six hours of trade deadline-focused programming that will keep fans informed while providing exclusive access to the League’s movers and shakers and, for the first time, a behind-the-scenes look at how a trade officially goes down.

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Trades That Make Sense

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

From this seat, here are some deals that make sense to me as I try to keep in mind the needs of the teams in question. But remember this, kids: most of these proposals are based on availability and need, but none are to be taken as insider tips on trades that are about to go down….

Anaheim sends Chris Pronger and Travis Moen to Boston for Mark Stuart, Chuck Kobasew, Joe Colborne and 2009 second-rounder


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No Love For Soccer So He Takes It Out On Hockey

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Daryl at The Offside,

Why am I being so hard on hockey? It’s not because I dislike it (it might be the most watchable US sport in that it’s 5-a-side football + ice + fights).

But I’m basically sick of soccer being the punchline in US sports. So have decided - for one post only - to lash out. At hockey.

Mostly because if the beautiful game is going to catch up/overtake one of the bigger US sports, it’s clearly going to be the one where paying fans are in danger of frostbite and none of the players have any front teeth.


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Can Zach Hit 50?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,

Zach Parise notched his 36th goal Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche and it was a beauty.

But what about his chances of scoring 50 goals this season. He would become the first Devils player to do it.

“I hope so. I don’t like talking about it. We’ll see,” Parise told me. “I guess I’ve been a pretty streaky scorer. Not so much this year, but in past years.”

Parise is on pace to score 48 goals.


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  Tags: zach+parise

Rules of Engagement: “Hit Me Mick”

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Update….Update….Update:  Added one to the “finish it” category.

Here we go.  The rules are finished, but still a work in progress.  Meaning, they will evolve as we go along from game to game.

And, no, we’re not doing this every game.  I won’t be responsible for tardiness, firings, domestic “issues”, etc.  As of now, we’re restricting “Hit Me Mick” to Fridays or Saturdays and maybe Sunday afternoons, with the occasional weekday game thrown in perhaps 9 or 10 times per month.  But that’s it.

Now, the rules are below and I’d like to think this will spread quickly through Red Wing nation. I expect this document to be plastered on refrigerators, dorm rooms, coffee tables and tattoo’d on the lower back of every Upper Pensinsula woman over the age of 18.

Oh, alright…the trolls can “stamp” it too.

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Thinking Of Jim Gregory

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

Hockey Hall of Fame executive Jim Gregory is in critical condition in a Toronto hospital.

Gregory, 73, was rushed to hospital on Thursday after suffering a heart attack.

He was stabilized and remains in intensive care as he continues to be evaluated by doctors.


note:  at 3:05pm, TSN changed the text of their story and the above reflects that change.

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  Tags: jim+gregory

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