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Sens Make It Official- Paddock Named Head Coach

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Ottawa Senators,

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has named John Paddock as its sixth head coach in franchise history. Murray also confirmed that assistant coach Greg Carvel, strength and conditioning coach Randy Lee, and video coach Tim Pattyson would remain on the club’s coaching staff.

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KK- And The Winner Is

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

KK member Blitzen is the winner of the $25 gift certificate drawing that was held to celebrate the 600th KK member.
Congrats Blitzen and I will be in touch with you soon.

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Sabres Move Backwards

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News,

You don’t make your star player wait. You swallow hard and do the deal. They knew the market was taking off. When Briere got $5 million for one year from the arbitrator, you figured Drury would command well over $6 million a year on the open market. Drury got a shade over $7 million a year from the Rangers, and he didn’t test the market. If he’d opened it up to the entire NHL, he probably could have gotten $8 million.
But the Sabres left Drury hanging for two weeks, and it cost them. They choked. They let the Sabres’ competitive soul get away. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but it will go down as Quinn’s failure. Anyone who has done business with Quinn knows he can be a bully. This was one time where the Sabres needed a bully to get the deal done.

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Keenan Was In The Wrong Place

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Palm Beach Post,

Mike Keenan offers his harshest criticism of the Panthers since his dismissal 10 months ago in a wide-ranging interview that serves as the cover story for the July issue of The Hockey News.
“We never made the playoffs and they still haven’t because, quite frankly, the team isn’t good enough,” he said. “Does that mean anything? No, it means you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I understood those risks.
“Florida had five GMs and five coaches. You talk about my methodology and my coaching, but whatever it was, those four other guys don’t have the methodology then, either. The reality is the team isn’t good enough.”

read on

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Signing Bonus?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Denver Post,

Here is the breakdown of the five-year contract signed by Ryan Smyth with the Avalanche on Sunday:
Smyth will make a base salary of $5 million this season, and he received an additional $2.5 million signing bonus. His salary for the following four years will be $7.25 million, $6.5 million, $5.5 million and $4.5 million. His averaged salary cap number for the full term is $6.25 million.

First I have heard of a player receiving a signing bonus, not sure if this would be the proper term?  CBA experts feel free to chime in…

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Widening Gap

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Stephen Brunt of the Globe and Mail,

How can the National Hockey League, so obviously struggling postlockout in many of its 24 American markets, with all of those empty seats and punchline television ratings, in fact be thriving as a business?
How can a no-loopholes salary cap attached to a percentage of overall revenues be soaring if commissioner Gary Bettman’s vision of the NHL is so clearly headed for the tank?
The answer lies with the almighty dollar — in this case, the Canadian dollar, which continues to ride high against the American greenback.

read on

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Ducks Fans are Split on Bertuzzi Signing

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Eric Stephens at the LA Times,

John Miller owns a small business in the city of Orange and has had experience with workers who make mistakes. Sometimes they are big ones.
So when the subject comes up about Todd Bertuzzi, signed by the Ducks on Monday, Miller’s reaction is tempered by that experience.
“Everybody deserves a second chance,” he said. Miller is not alone.

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Kevin Lowe Interview

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

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Edmonton Oilers GM Kevin Lowe gave an interview to Sportsnet’s Gene Principe on Thursday, dealing with the Michael Nylander issue and various related matters. 

He also talks about the Oilers plan for signings, going forward from this point.

Click here to check out the audio of the interview at the team’s website.
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*photo from oilers.com

 

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Senators to Name New Coach Friday

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Yahoo Sports,

After Bryan Murray led the Ottawa Senators to their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance last season, he’s ready to appoint someone to help get them the championship.
Murray, who gave up his coaching position to become Ottawa’s general manager on June 18, will introduce the team’s new coach at a news conference Friday morning at 11 a.m. EDT.
No mention has been made of who Murray’s successor will be, but many believe assistant coach John Paddock will receive the nod.

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Best B.C. Born Hockey Player

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Salmon Arm Observer,

And while I’m on the subject of Mr. Niedermayer, who hails from Cranbrook and is likely to retire, I’ll go out on a limb right now and declare him the best B.C.-born hockey player ever.
I know that list includes the likes of Steve Yzerman, Joe Sakic, Cam Neely and many, many others, but I believe his resumé matches up against any of those other players and his skills make him a unique and special player.
I also include the fact he excelled in that stifling, albeit successful, system in New Jersey for so many years. It was not the ideal place for an offensive defenceman but he made it work. Imagine if he was with Detroit during those same years. His numbers would be scary.

Any comments?

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