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The Maven Likes Red - Finally

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Stan Fischler at Game On,

I can’t wait. The Maven foresees a classic series which I expect to end short of the wire. That is, Red Wings in six—in spite of Sid The Kid and his Clan, and whether concussion-bothered Johan Franzen is in the Detroit lineup or not!

much more...

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The NHL Hour—with Scotty Bowman

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Scotty Bowman will be the guest on the NHL Hour today, hosted by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The show is on from 4-5 p.m. ET today on XM Satellite Radio (Channel 204) and NHL.com. NHL Hour is an interactive talk radio show that is hosted by a rotation of League executives, and co-hosted by XM sports host and former NHL player Bill Clement.

At show time, you can listen live by going to the NHL Network Online, then on the “NHL Livewire” link in the left column, and the show will then be accessible in the right column.

* While on the air, listeners can call into the show at 1-877-645-6696, or send questions/comments via this email address: nhlhour@nhl.com
**Archived shows available for download via a podcast on NHL.com. 

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  Tags: gary+bettman, interview, media, nhl+hour, scotty+bowman

Tales from the Minors

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Retired NHLer David Littman tells some tales from his life in hockey, today at The Hockey News:

People may not believe this, but playing in the minors is just as much fun as playing in the NHL. The only difference is there are fewer zeros on your paycheck. Things happen in the minors that would never happen in the NHL.

I was playing for the Atlanta Knights in the IHL, the farm team for the Tampa Bay Lightning, and we were playing the Salt Lake Golden Eagles, Calgary’s farm team.

In the first period, there was a fight in front of my net and I jumped in to help a teammate. I looked up and Andre Trefilov, the opposing goalie, was coming at me full steam. We fought for a bit, got game misconducts and were kicked out of the game.

By the second period, we were both up in the stands sitting with our respective scratched teammates drinking beers. By the third period, we’d all had a few drinks when the Salt Lake backup goalie was hit and went down hard.

and guess what happens next…

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  Tags: david+littman, minor+leagues

Covering Hockey Online: Marty Henwood of Hockey.com

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

imageWhile we’re all anxiously awaiting the start of the Stanley Cup Finals this week, I took the opportunity to undertake a short interview with Marty Henwood, the Managing Editor at Hockey.com.

Hockey.com is new to the scene this year, but has gained a lot of exposure and very quickly.  Marty himself has worked in media relations as well as stints in broadcasting and print journalism.  And most recently he has graduated from covering the pro-golf scene for seven years to be full-time immersed in everything hockey.

Rather than analyze the Pens/Wings series (I think we’ve all read enough “expert” predictions to last us a lifetime) I thought I’d ask more about the world of hockey journalism online, and Marty’s own endeavors—everything from covering pro-golf to writing his own hockey book, and the future plans of Hockey.com.

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  Tags: bloggers, hockey.com, journalism, marty+henwood, media

St. James: Franzen “Doubtful For Game 1”

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Updated 1355 EST:  One more note from John Niyo.  Dan Cleary ditched the face guard today.

Updated 1344 EST:  See below. I told you bastards he was fine.  Just fine.

Here’s what else is “doubtful,” that the Diggers have an ounce of nad between them, St. James included.  Why?

First, what she’s saying today.

I just spoke with general manager Ken Holland and he said Johan Franzen is still doubtful for Game 1.

Franzen hasn’t played since Game 1 against Dallas because of headaches, but Holland said Franzen has been headache free now for a handful of days.

“He feels pretty good, no headaches, but he hasn’t been cleared to practice full out,” Holland said. “He’s day-to-day, doubtful for Game 1.”

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Stars Extend Jackson & Hull

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Dallas Stars,

Dallas Stars Chairman of the Board and Owner Thomas O. Hicks announced today that he has signed Brett Hull and Les Jackson each to three-year contracts as Co-General Managers for the hockey club through the 2010-11 season. Hull and Jackson were named as Interim Co-General Managers on November 13, 2007.

  “Brett and Les have earned these extensions, doing an excellent job in leading this hockey club this past season,” said Hicks. “The move to make them interim co-general managers was a different approach that proved to be strategic. The two compliment each other very well. Les has over 20 years of experience with this organization as a scout and an executive and he is the consummate hockey man. He is highly regarded and respected throughout the league. Brett had 19 years of success as a player in the NHL and is a solid link between the front office and locker room. He thinks outside the box and provides a different perspective for our management staff.

“This unique combination of talents gives us many advantages for our hockey club. Signing Les and Brett to these contracts provides stability for the future. We look forward to building on this year’s relative successes.”

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Pressure On Crosby

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Damien Cox at ESPN,

Now, with the Penguins about to face the Detroit Red Wings in a glitzy 2008 Stanley Cup finals filled with marquee names and intriguing story lines, Crosby, as the league’s top individual marketing tool, is being asked to deliver a virtuoso performance that will somehow vault the NHL into a new level of success and profitability.

Oh yes, and be a humble, unselfish teammate at the same time while figuring out a way to outfox the Red Wings, merely the NHL’s best team this season.

Sounds doable for a 20-year-old, yes?

read on

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  Tags: sidney+crosby

Hockey Has Changed

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Loose Change at the Hockey News,

One look at the Detroit lineup and you’ll realize the United Nations seems sectarian by comparison. Aside from a Japanese player and a Samoan, the Red Wings have every nation on earth represented on their roster….

The Penguins have an average age of 14. They have raging hormones, but are also brutally self-conscious. Intimidation is simply a matter of pointing out their pathetic attempts at playoff beards (“I’ve seen more hair on a parrot”). That one was easy.

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Granato Named Head Coach of The Avalanche

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Colorado Avalanche Executive Vice President & General Manager Francois Giguere announced today the appointment of Tony Granato as the franchise’s head coach.  Granato previously served as the team’s head coach from 2002-2004.

more at the Avs site…

added 12:31pm, Adrian Dater at All Things Avs,

Well, so much for going with a fresh, new approach.
I’ve said it before - nothing the Avalanche does ever totally surprises me. At this point, today’s news that Tony Granato will be the head coach - again - was like the effect on me of an already electrocuted man falling into the live wire fence one more time.

 

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  Tags: tony+granato

The Hockey News Picks…

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Please, don’t put your first born child on the line because of what any of our writers or editors predict will happen…except maybe Edward, that guy is on fire!

So, for the final time this playoff season, here is our rundown of who each one of us thinks will win the Cup, in how many games and a quick one-liner why.

If you’re sitting on the edge of your seat, dying for the updated standings, the waiting has ended. Here are the rankings heading into the final:

read on at the Hockey News…

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