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Somebody’s Fibbing And I Dig It

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

And I really don’t care.  You guys know how I feel about that here.  In fact, this is the second reference I’ve made today to the warm feeling I get when the Wings lie to me.  The first one was earlier and it was funny, but not one of you said anything about it so you don’t deserve another one.

Michael Farber says the Wings practically have a deal in place for a seven-year Gary’s ball breaker with Hossa.

Now Ansar Khan(!) reports that Tick Tock Kenny Holland says nope.

Golly.  Looks like we have a quandary.

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Bruins Lock Up Krejci

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Chad Finn at Bruins Blog:

Bruins forward David Krejci, slated to be a restricted free agent this offseason, won’t be going anywhere.

General manager Peter Chiarelli announced this afternoon via press release that the club has signed the gifted 23-year-old to a multiyear contract extension. No terms were disclosed, per club policy.

Krejci established a career high in games, goals, assists, and points this season with 22-51—73 totals in 82 games. His 51 assists ranked second on the team behind Marc Savard, and he led the NHL with a plus/minus rating of plus-36.


Update 5:47pm ET: From TSN

The contract is a three year deal at $3.5, $3.75 and $4 million per year, respectively.

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NBC Seeing Great Ratings

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From CBS Sports:

Television ratings for the Stanley Cup Finals are off to their best start since 2002.

NBC said Tuesday that Games 1 and 2 averaged a 2.8 rating and 5 share. That’s up 17 percent from last year, when the first games on the network were Games 3 and 4. Versus showed Games 1 and 2 in 2008; the cable channel is broadcasting Games 3 and 4 this year.

The ratings were the highest for the first two games on NBC or ABC since 2002, when the Detroit-Carolina series averaged a 3.4/7.


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GM’s Don’t Want to Add a Penalty for Head Shots

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Darren Dreger at TSN:

National Hockey League general managers are not interested in a penalty for head checking.

The topic was discussed again today in Pittsburgh and the majority of the leagues 30 gm’s agreed there is no reason to change or add to the rule book.


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Report- Wings Likely To Sign Hossa To Long-Term Deal

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated,

While nothing will be announced during the Stanley Cup final, unrestricted free agent Marian Hossa likely will be signing a long-term deal, believed to be seven years, to stay with the Red Wings.

more hockey talk…

added 5:28pm, A2Y has more on this story, Holland says no truth to it.

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Panthers Sale Agreed Upon

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ben Klaymen of Reuters,

A publicly held company formed last year to acquire sports properties has agreed to purchase the Florida Panthers hockey team for $240 million, a source familiar with the talks said on Tuesday.

Sports Properties Acquisition Corp has agreed to buy the National Hockey League team; its home, BankAtlantic Center; an arena management company and some land surrounding the arena, said the source, who asked not to be identified because the deal has not been announced.


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Good Thing You’re Not Superstitious

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Because if you were?

You’d be fetal right now.

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Chatting About the Finals

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

Last night, Papa Joe Chevalier of Las Vegas radio’s KLAV1230 spent some time chatting with Paul Kukla.  Papa Joe is a long-time Penguins’ fan and he and Paul looked back at the first two games of these Stanley Cup Finals, then looked forward to tonight’s game.

You can download the audio at this link, or listen on the player below. 


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All Amy Grant

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jay Levin of the Nashville Predators,

NP.com: What is it about Preds games that have hooked you on the sport?

Amy: It’s just fun. It’s a great night out for Vince and me. This past season we had a pair of tickets, so it made for a great date night. We’ve spent our last two Anniversaries at a Predators game; all of Vince’s guy friends are like, ‘Man that’s some kind of wife.’


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  Tags: amy+grant

Best Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Only the best goal, hits and saves from the past week - just over 4 minutes long.

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