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Wisconsin vs. Michigan Outdoors At Camp Randall Stadium

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kevin Ryan of the Ann Arbor News via Mlive,

The University of Wisconsin is banking on Camp Randall Stadium to draw a world-record crowd next year, but not for football.

The university has tendered a formal contract to the University of Michigan for an outdoor hockey game to be played at the 80,321-seat stadium Feb. 6, and the Wolverines are expected to accept the offer, Michigan associate head coach Mel Pearson said Thursday afternoon.

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Anyone Want Dandeneault

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via TSN,

On the same day winger Steve Begin was traded, sources say Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mathieu Dandeneault may be the next to go.

The 33-year-old has politely informed Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey he would like to be moved and according to source, Gainey has agreed to help him out.

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  Tags: mathieu+dandeneault

Steve Begin Traded to the Dallas Stars

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From RDS - the original French report: “Steve Bégin a été échangé aux Stars de Dallas jeudi après-midi.” Translated by Google:

Steve Bégin was traded to the Dallas Stars on Thursday afternoon.

Update 4:49pm ET: From the Dallas News, Mike Heika further clarifies that the trade moves D Doug Janik the other way in the deal.

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  Tags: doug+janik, steve+begin

Pisani Activated

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have activated forward Fernando Pisani from the NHL Injured Reserve List.

Pisani was placed on the NHL Injured Reserve List on November 18th after suffering a fractured left ankle in the Oilers game against the Detroit Red Wins at Joe Louis Arena on November 17th

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  Tags: fernando+pisani

Season Tickets in Tampa: $239

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Ira Kaufman at The Tampa Tribune:

The Tampa Bay Lightning are slashing season-ticket prices by an average of 10 percent for next season, with almost 4,000 seats available at the St. Pete Times Forum for only $239.

[...]

Almost 1,300 upper-level seats have been reclassified to be included in the $239 season-ticket package that averages out to $5.69, plus tax, per game. Nearly 20 percent of the arena’s seats will feature that $239 designation and half-season packages in the same area will cost $149.

complete article here

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Is Laraque Considering Retirement if Traded?

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From David Singer at HockeyFights.com:

Yesterday there was a lot of talk about Georges Laraque expecting to be traded from the Canadiens.  Laraque was asked if he was frustrated about not playing the last couple of games for the Canadiens.  He said he was and there were reports that he said he wouldn’t have signed with Montreal last summer if he knew he wasn’t going to be a regular in the lineup.

He confirmed with us that he did not ask for a trade, and added that he won’t.

I asked Laraque hypothetically where he’d want to go if he was traded.  His reply was “nowhere, I would retire.”

Knowing Big George’s love for the game, I have my doubts about that, but I do think it shows his frustration, not just with his lack of playing, but with the media attention what he says is a misinterpretation of what he said.

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  Tags: georges+laraque

Calgary/Anaheim Trade Rumors

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From CBC:

Connolly, Morrison on Sutter’s radar?

Buffalo’s Tim Connolly or Anaheim’s Brendan Morrison, both slated for unrestricted free agency in the summer, could potentially fit the bill as second-line centre and wouldn’t be a big cap hit. The injury-prone Connolly is earning $2.9 million this season and Morrison is at $2.75 million.

Inexpensive centre Matthew Lombardi ($1.8 million) could go the other way in a potential trade. While the 26-year-old has yet to reach his full potential, he has stepped up his play with the deadline approaching.

much more on Calgary

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  Tags: trade+rumors

Handling Trade Deadline Day

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News,

Veteran observers of the National Hockey League are painfully familiar with the general tedium and intermittent bursts of intrigue that usually comprise its annual trade deadline day.

Each and every year, some pundits and most of the public practically drool in anticipation of blockbuster swap after blockbuster swap. And each and every year, that scenario fails to materialize.

Nobody wants that sense of crushing disappointment to befall any hockey fan less than I do. So, with the 2009 cutoff date for deals fast approaching, here are five tips for handling trade deadline day like a pro.

1. Any Theoretical Trade That Makes Perfect Sense To You And Your Precious Little Team Almost Certainly Will Make Management And Fans Of The Proposed Trading Partner Guffaw Until Each Of Their Funny Bones Shatter Into 1,000 Giggling Pieces.

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Wild’s Foster Encourages Young Injured Player

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Michael Russo at the Star Tribune:

Thomas Royea is 15 years old. He’s only a sophomore in high school, so trust the hockey player when he says he wishes he hadn’t broken his femur.

But one special thing came from it. “It’s not every day a kid gets a call from an NHL player,” Royea said.

Royea, who lives in the small northern Michigan town of Negaunee, is a diehard Detroit Red Wings fan, but he’s now a Kurtis Foster fan for life.

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*thanks to a KK reader for passing this on

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  Tags: kurtis+foster

Cool Pucks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NHL off-ice official Gary Steffenhagen shows Blackhawks TV the process of keeping the pucks at a suitable game temperature.

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