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Colorado’s Next Move

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

This one slipped past us earlier today. From the Montreal Gazette:

Colorado looks for GM ‘in-house’: A report in the Denver Post said fired Colorado Avalanche general manager François Giguère will be replaced by “one of several in-house candidates.” If that’s the case, you can bet team president Pierre Lacroix has already decided Patrick Roy will be behind the Colorado bench next season.

Thanks to Avs Talk for the pointer.

There’s more from Damian Cristodero at Lightning Strikes on Jay Feaster’s interest in the GM spot in Colorado:

“He was my main mentor in hockey and we have been close through the years,” Feaster said Wednesday of Lacroix. “I have known Pierre Lacroix for a long time ... and certainly let him know of my interest in managing again in the National Hockey League and that I would truly enjoy working with him.”

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  Tags: jay+feaster, patrick+roy

How To Handle Avery

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post,

The Capitals are expecting some antics from Avery, prepared for it, actually. “Wouldn’t you do what you do best?” asked Coach Bruce Boudreau. Avery’s role in the first-round series between the Capitals and the New York Rangers will be to agitate Ovechkin if he can, and in general to be “a really good thorn in our side,” Boudreau predicts. They’re braced for his irritating act, the swaggering belligerence clad in a high-fashion wardrobe—will he wear Dries van Noten to the game, or Alexander McQueen?—and the combination of raw knuckles and condescension.

Avery’s tactics are all about control; it’s as if his hand is on a dial manipulating the temperatures of others. He upsets his victims with crudeness, but what should bother them most is his calculation. It’s all a set-up, he goads others by questioning their toughness, gets the best of them by honing in on their insecurities, then leaves them regretting the loss of self-control, and often walks away the winner.

read on

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  Tags: sean+avery

Hockey Playoff Primer

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Mike Lopresti of USA TODAY,

We are not here to offer deep analysis on the road to the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Pssst ... that’s the trophy that goes to the team that wins). Far from it. Just some basic tidbits, for those who have trouble remembering that Columbus, Ohio, has a hockey team.

NHL Playoffs for Dummies. Which I am.

No. 1. If you like overtime games, you’ve come to the right place. Last spring, nearly one in every five playoff games went extra periods. San Jose and Dallas had a marathon-on-ice, where three games went into overtime and the clinching sixth game lasted four overtimes.

read on

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Report- MacTavish Out As Oilers Coach

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sportsnet,

Sportsnet has learned that Craig MacTavish is done after eight years as the Edmonton Oilers head coach.

At a noon (mdt) press conference, Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini will announce that the coaching search is on in Edmonton, after the Oilers missed the playoffs this spring for the fifth time in MacTavish’s eight-year tenure.

It is believed that MacTavish stepped down from his post, and was not fired by the Oilers.

continued

added 2:06pm, Watching the video stream of the press conference, Tambellini confirms, “Time to move forward.”

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  Tags: craig+mactavish

If Islanders Owner Had A Second Chance To Buy The Team…

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Neil Best of Watchdog at Newsday,

Charles Wang to WFAN regarding the trials and tribulations of owning the Isles: “If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t do it.”

Not surprising, since he said the team is losing $25 to $30 million a year.

He also called the Nassau Coliseum as “dump.”

click for the link to listen to the audio interview…

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  Tags: charles+wang

Take That Slugworth.  Khan(!) and MacLeod Report That Buckets is In

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Looks like a banged up Dan Cleary will be in the lineup for Game 1.

Khan(!)

Update from Wednesday’s practice: Dan Cleary didn’t skate but he said he is confident he will play in Game 1 against Columbus Thursday. Cleary sustained what he called a lower-body injury in Tuesday’s practice on a hit from Niklas Kronwall. Cleary had tests done, which he said “showed something,’’ but it was nothing significant.

Coach Mike Babcock also confirmed that Cleary will play.

Anti-Digger Bruce MacLeod has more.

“I should be ready to go, shouldn’t be a problem,” said Cleary.

Everything this time of year is a piece of the puzzle. How badly is Cleary hurt? Don’t know. But that he went for tests is a piece. That he can’t skate right now is a piece. That they’re sure he’ll be in the lineup is another piece.

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Cleary OK

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Bruce MacLeod of Red Wings Corner,

Coach Mike Babcock just said that Cleary will be in the lineup for Thursday’s Game 1….

Cleary didn’t skate today. He suffered an injury during Tuesday’s practice, likely when Niklas Kronwall checked him into the boards. Cleary said that he went for tests, yesterday.

“It showed there’s something there, but it’s not a big concern,” said Cleary. “It’s more precautionary than anything.”

“I should be ready to go, shouldn’t be a problem,” said Cleary.

more

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  Tags: dan+cleary

Young Names About To Make An Impact

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

Later, they might simply remember this as the spring the kids took over the playoff garden.

Or maybe they’ll remember it as the spring the bloom returned to places like Chicago or Boston or St. Louis.

Or maybe there’s simply no way to separate the two; maybe they are inexorably linked.

Whatever your vantage point as these NHL playoffs begin, this stands as a seminal moment for the NHL in its fourth playoff season since the lockout, a nod to a new wave of talent and a return of the old markets.

continued

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Repeat Performance

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated,

Stanley Cup Final

Pittsburgh vs. Detroit: I am blindly loyal, if not necessarily perspicacious. Start with the Red Wings, stay with the Red Wings. The Penguins are not the callow team that took Detroit to six games in the final last year, but now the goaltending gap between the teams narrow. Detroit’s poise and will win some tight games. Red Wings in seven.

read on to find out how both teams end up in the SCF again.

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Game 2 Wings/Blue Jackets On NHL Network

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Puck The Media,

Thanks to Schuyler Baehman of the NHL’s Communications Dep’t and all-around good guy (and who’s Twitter feed you should check out) for sending this along to us, as we’ve been hoping for this for quite some time:

  In the first time of NHL Network U.S.’s history, it will broadcast a Stanley Cup Playoff game by airing live Game 2 of the 2009 Stanley Cup Conference Quarter-Final match-up between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Detroit Red Wings from Detroit on Saturday, April 18 @ 6pm ET. 

  Locally, Fox Sports Detroit and Fox Sports Ohio will broadcast this game live as previously scheduled.  NHL Network will be blacked out in those local markets.

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