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Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

By my count, there are approximately 50 more of these left.  So make ‘em good.  Oh. Woops.  Was that “arrogant”?  I forgot the new internet rules that Wing fans are no longer allowed that luxury. 

If you’re a guy, and if you really sit and think about it for just a second…you can probably feel a sharp pain.  Will it hurt as much as Nick Lidstrom’s injury?

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Judge Puts Phoenix Situation On Hold

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

Judge Redfield T. Baum has ruled that there isn’t enough time to deal with the unresolved issues in the Phoenix Coyotes bankruptcy case.  The June 22nd auction of the Coyotes will not happen.  The June 29th closing date for the franchise purchase that potential owner Jim Balsillie had put on the sale will not be met.  It looks like the Phoenix Coyotes will remain in Phoenix next season and likely as a dead team that everyone knows will be moved soon after.

Balsillie had made a $212.5 million offer to bankrupt owner Jerry Moyes to buy the team.  Initially, the NHL challenged Moyes right to declare bankruptcy, since he had received NHL financing during last season, but that idea was overruled.  Judge Baum says that the NHL has a right to impose a relocation fee on top of the sales price, but at this point there is nothing but speculation as to what this fee might be.

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No To Balsillie

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via TSN,

Jim Balsillie’s attempt to bring the Phoenix Coyotes to Hamilton has been rejected by an Arizona bankruptcy judge.

Redfield T. Baum’s much anticipated ruling came down Monday night, nearly a week after a dramatic hearing in his Phoenix court.

In the 21-page document he said the court didn’t believe there was enough time to resolve all the various issues before the sale of the insolvent team to Balsillie for US$212.5 million that was due to close June 29.

That nullifies the proposed June 22 auction for the team and other related deadlines.

added 6/16/09,...

NEW YORK (June 15, 2009)—National Hockey League Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly tonight released the following statement regarding the ruling by the United States Bankruptcy Court pertaining to the Phoenix Coyotes:

      “We’re pleased the Court recognized the validity of League rules and our ability to apply them in a reasonable fashion. We will turn our attention now toward helping to facilitate an orderly sales process that will produce a local buyer who is committed to making the Coyotes’ franchise viable and successful in the Phoenix/Glendale area. We are confident that we will be able to find such a buyer for the Coyotes and that the claims of legitimate creditors will be addressed.”


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The Very Early Favorites

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Erik Erlendsson of Bolts Report,

For anybody heading to Las Vegas for Thursday’s NHL awards show and think you might have an idea on next year’s playoff outcome, here are the early odds from bodog.com on who has the inside track to capture next year’s championship:

Odds to win the 2009/2010 Stanley Cup

Detroit Red Wings           5/1

Pittsburgh Penguins         7/1

San Jose Sharks           8/1

Boston Bruins             9/1

Chicago Blackhawks         10/1


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Believe It

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kevin Allen of Mucking and Grinding at USA TODAY,

When it comes to rumor reporting, I’m always a skeptic.  The vast majority of rumors don’t pass the common sense or salary cap test. And some of those that do pass, get knocked down with even the tiniest bit of good reporting with people who know what is going on.

    But it occurs to me that much of the reports that I don’t believe for even a second, end up with thousands of people reading them.

  Maybe I would be better off reporting what I don’t believe. OK, here is what I don’t believe:

1. That the Vancouver Canucks will let the Sedin twins leave town as unrestricted free agents…

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Talking LA Kings

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings on occasion answers questions from the fans regarding the LA Kings,

Question: Given the events of this weekend, it made us all ponder the massive possibilities. With that said, of all of the possibilities which one do you personally see as a good fit for the team (Gabs/Hossa/Vinny/Heater et al)? I realize this answer depends utterly on the conditions of the trade but I’m talking character and talent only.

Answer: I like the way you phrased the question, because when Lombardi looks at these players, character does play a big part in it. But that makes it more difficult. I’d say the best talent is Hossa and the best character is Lecavalier. The best combination of talent and character? Wow…I don’t know. Hossa would probably be the best fit all around, but given the circumstances, he’s probably the least-likely addition. The most likely is probably Gaborik, but I personally don’t think that would be the Kings’ best move. If I’m Lombardi, I’m still hoping for a Kovalchuk miracle.

many more questions answered and make sure to check out the home page too, since questions could go on for a few days.

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Game 7 SCF Most Watched NHL Game In 36 Years

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK – June 15, 2009 – Friday night’s deciding Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final on NBC Sports was the most-watched NHL game in 36 years with an average of 8 million viewers (5/10/73, Stanley Cup Final Game 6 on NBC, Montreal-Chicago, 9.4 million). Overall, the series averaged 5.6 million viewers for the five games on NBC, the best since 2002 on ABC (three telecasts, Detroit-Carolina, 5.8 million).

Friday’s Game 7 earned a 4.3 rating and an 8 share, the best for a series-ending game in six years (6/9/03, Game 7, Anaheim-New Jersey, 4.6/8).

NBC Sports’ Game 7 broadcast finished No. 1 for the night in every category including viewership and household ratings.

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  Tags: nbc

If You Melted-Down The Stanley Cup

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via MarketWatch,

Certified appraisers at Cash4Gold, America’s #1 buyer of precious metals direct from the general public, have studied photographs of the famed 35-pound trophy. They estimate that it might contain as much as $7,500 worth of silver, assuming that the trophy is 100% silver.

Given that the Stanley Cup is one of the most distinguished trophies in sports, its worth most likely outweighs the melt value that the piece would command if it were sent to Cash4Gold. Melt value refers to the value of actual precious metal contained in an item that a refinery can extract and recycle. Melt value does not account for the decorative, artistic, historic, or sentimental value of a given item.

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Senators Now Have An Executive Leadership Team

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Ottawa Senators, OTTAWA –

Senators Sports & Entertainment owner and chairman Eugene Melnyk today announced the creation of an executive leadership team. Current president and chief executive officer Roy Mlakar will be leaving his post at the end of his contract on June 30, 2009.

“Roy Mlakar’s leadership over the past 13 years has been an impressive journey of achievement and success,” said Melnyk. “Roy has worked in professional sports for nearly 40 years. That depth of experience and leadership, along with his constant compassion and support for Ottawa’s many charitable organizations has contributed greatly to defining the Ottawa Senators and our relationship with our community and our fans….


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Bruins Extend Chiarelli

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Boston Bruins,

Boston Bruins Principal Charlie Jacobs announced today that the club has signed General Manager Peter Chiarelli to a multi-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed. Charlie Jacobs and Chiarelli will hold a press conference on Tuesday, June 16 at 12:00 p.m.


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