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A behind the scenes look at the LA Kings Ice Crew photo shoot!

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Another NHLPA Letter

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from Sportsnet,

Former NHL star Steve Larmer is very concerned about the fate of the NHL Players Association.

In a letter of resignation to the NHLPA obtained by Hockeycentral, Larmer wrote: The NHLPA constitution that was created in 2005 has now been suspended. Certain players with the assistance of their agents have, in a sense, hijacked the union. They have used the cover of an operations review to paralyze the NHLPA staff and placed certain employees under surveillance. It is my understanding that the former executive director Paul Kelly has communicated with Chris Chelios and Shawn Horcoff and others directing them to investigate the affairs of the PA.”


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Cherry Talks About The Ladd Hit On D’Agostini

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The Feeling I Get When I Look To The West?  Nausea.  Let’s Wrap This MF’er Up With A Live Blog

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We’re going early and I have my reasons.

With a win tonite, the Wings head home with 6/10.  Still…the most depressing, disgusting, hazardous-to-your-pets road trip any of us can remember. 


Nobody cares what the rival bloggers are saying, or the MSM.  Nothing would bring more joy to more people than a disastrous Detroit season.

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Ericsson Fighting The Flu

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from Vicki Hall of Flames Insider,

Defenceman Jonathan Ericsson missed the morning skate Saturday with flu-like symptoms. His status is questionable for tonight’s clash with the Calgary Flames.

“We hope it’s nothing major,” said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. “But what we’re concerned about is that’s what happened in Edmonton. It was nothing major in the morning and suddenly, by night, it was.”

As a rookie, Ericsson dazzled last year in the playoffs, but he’ struggled in his first full year, of NHL employment on a pairing with Brett Lebda.

“Lebs and him have been on the ice for some of the ugliest goals in hockey,” Babcock said.


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OHL Players Suffers Head Injuries

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from TSN,

Kitchener Rangers’ defenceman Ben Fanelli is listed in critical but stable condition in Hamilton General hospital after being injured by a devastating hit during Friday night’s OHL game between the Rangers and Erie Otters.

The 16-year old Fanelli was rushed to Grand River Hospital in Kitchener then airlifted to Hamilton General after being driven into the endboards by Erie’s Michael Liambas half way through the second period.


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After A Month, Kings Get A ‘B’

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from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

The Kings have 18 points in 14 games, good (at the start of today) for second place in the Pacific Division and third in the Western Conference. The Kings have games in hand over quite a few teams, but given that they have already played eight road games, that’s impressive, by any measure.

At this point, I’m grading the team a B, with offense being the (very surprising) strong point, the defense being solid, the goaltending being adequate and the special teams being subpar. Keep in mind, I’m judging the Kings on a high scale, against the best of the best.

The goaltending part of this is the most subjective, as always.


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KK- Finally Back

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Sorry for the lack of a morning update today, but Comcast was experiencing problems in my area and it just came online again.

Hope it stays that way.

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Early Season Top Defenceman

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

Early in the season it is not uncommon that a surprise player gets off to a good start and becomes the early leader for a major NHL award.  Most of the time as the season progresses, the player slips back into the pack and the winner is a more usual suspect.  Sometimes, especially when it is a young player with significant upside, they may stay in the race or even win the award. 

At this early point in the season, Alex Goligoski of the Pittsburgh Penguins has been the best defenceman in the NHL.  Goligoski has 12 points, which places him third among defencemen in the NHL.  He has a +13 +/- rating which is good for first place in the league.  On a Pittsburgh team that suffered a blow to their defence when Sergei Gonchar suffered a broken wrist, Goligoski has done a wonderful job.  The Penguins struggled without Gonchar last year, but with Goligoski in his place have not missed a beat this year.

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