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Tkachuk Has Finger Surgery

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that Blues forward Keith Tkachuk underwent successful surgery on his left pinky finger and will be sidelined 10 days.  The surgery was performed today by Dr. Charles Goldfarb of Barnes Jewish Hospital.

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  Tags: keith+tkachuk

Team Canada Celebration Being Down-Played

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP at CTVOlympics,

The International Olympic Committee is playing down an on-ice celebration by the Canadian women’s hockey team.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams said a letter is being drafted to Canadian Olympic officials to get more details on the impromptu party the Canadian women threw at Canada Hockey Place after winning gold at the Winter Games on Thursday.

“To be honest I think people are in search of a story that doesn’t exist,” Adams told a briefing Friday when asked about the incident. “There were pictures all over the front pages and so on this morning and I think people are looking for someone to say it’s terrible.

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Slovakians Behind Their Team

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Debra Black of the Toronto Star,

When the puck drops for tonight’s men’s semi-final hockey game between Canada and Slovakia , Tomas Zapletal, a 25-year-old Slovakian, will be glued to the set of his parents home in Bratislava, cheering on his country and his favourite sport – hockey.

He won’t be alone. He says millions will be staying tonight to watch the game which takes place at 3:30 a.m. in Slovakia.

Zapletal, like many of the other 5.5 million Slovakians, are huge hockey fans. “It’s our number-one sport,” said Zapletal, who works as the financial co-ordinator for the American Chamber of Commerce in Bratislava. “Everyone will be up to support our guys.”

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  Tags: team+slovakia, winter+olympics

Open Post- Team USA Takes On Team Finland

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Game starts just after 3:00pm ET and can be viewed live on NBC, CTV and online at NBCOlympics

Everyone seems to be predicting a low scoring game and the way Miller and Kiprusoff have been playing, I can see why.

It could be one of those games where one minor mistake could be the difference between a win or a loss.

Good luck to both teams and let’s hope the refs let them play.

A quick note and the only one you will receive on this- If you are not a KK member, I suggest you become one by 12:00pm ET on Saturday.  You never know, a KK member contest may be making a comeback.

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  Tags: team+finland, team+usa, winter+olympics

Cap Numbers - Olympic Style

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Wall Street Journal,

If several NHL owners are nervously watching the Olympic hockey semifinals Friday, it’s with good reason. More than $300 million worth of hockey players are still participating in the tournament, risking injury for the sake of national pride.

Not surprisingly, Team Canada leads the way with a combined “payroll” of nearly $128 million. The Canadians, a team made up entirely of NHL stars, earn more money than the combined price of the entire Slovakian and Finnish teams, two other remaining squads in the tournament. (Note: For the five Finns and nine Slovaks who aren’t currently playing in the NHL, we used their most-recent NHL salary.)

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thanks to a KK member for the pointer

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  Tags: winter+oiympics

Ryan Miller With The Blue-Collar Attitude

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Greg Wyshynski of PuckDaddy,

Miller is blue-collar. He’s workmanlike. He’s all the other words one uses to describe a player whose style of play wins more games than makes highlight reels.

Miller is also reserved. He’s introspective. He’s the last guy who’d ask for the attention that comes with being the best goalie in the Olympic tournament thus far; yet he talks to the media and fans everyday on every issue, ranging from pucks hitting him in the chest (“I’m really weak through the ‘S’,” he joked) to his romantic life.

“Yeah, despite my best attempt to not have that happen,” he said.

But Miller gets it. He understands that, in many ways, the Olympic experience isn’t contained to Vancouver; that he and his team are brining hockey to the casual fan back home.

read on

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  Tags: ryan+miller, team+usa

Kozlov Will Waive NTC For The Right Situation

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from Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,

Thrashers forward Slava Kozlov has requested a trade due to his lack of playing time and would be willing to waive his no trade clause, he told me on Friday.

“I don’t know if I’m going to be on this team or another team,” Kozlov said. “If we can find a team which I like and which is good for me and my family I will go. If not, I’m going to be here. …

With coach not playing me, what can you do? That’s why I feel I could go play for somebody that needs my help. Is so, I’ll waive my no trade clause.”

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  Tags: slava+kozlov

All Aboard The Olympic Stress Train

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By VooX

The Stress Train is barreling down the tracks adorned with Olympic rings that we refused to pay licensing rights for.

There have been a few surprises in this Olympic tournament.  The Russians and Swedes eliminated in the quarter finals was surprising.  The US squad in the semi-finals was surprising to some, but I knew they had the talent to be contenders.  If they got their team playing well together.  They certainly have.  Ryan Miller and the rest of Team Michigan have been outstanding.  Showing the world that Hockeytown, USA, remains firmly in Michigan and centered around Detroit.

I hope the US makes it to the gold medal game.  The nation deserves it, and the 19 deserve it.  I am rooting for you bitches.

And I really want Team Canada to win tonight and face the US team in what will be an epic rematch.  I am rooting for Canada to continue the precedent set against Russia and play outstanding end-to-end hockey with physical play and backchecking to support our scoring.

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Olympic Hockey Surprises

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Phil Coffey of NHL.com,

Here are 11 players who have enjoyed eye-catching performances in Vancouver.

Pavol Demitra, Vancouver Canucks—Injuries have made Demitra a forgotten man for the Canucks, having appeared in just 11 games this season. But the Olympics have seen him return to the ice and be a very effective player for Slovakia. In five games, Demitra has 2 goals and 5 assists….

Erik Johnson, St. Louis Blues—Team USA veteran Chris Drury told NHL.com that the young defenseman’s looks are deceiving.

“My wife, we get in the elevator at the hotel and she sees them and they leave the elevators and she says, ‘That kid is not on your team, he looks like he is 9.’ He’s on my team and he is one of the best players in the world.”...

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  Tags: winter+oiympics

Mens Semi-Final Schedule For Today

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Will it be a Canada/USA final?

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A note to NBC affiliates across the USA.  Please don’t cut away to local programming right after the final horn sounds of the Finland/USA game.  Hockey fans enjoy watching the post-game and I am sure would appreciate your station staying with the broadcast.

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  Tags: winter+oiympics

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