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Stars Facing Challenges

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

But one thing that isn’t sitting well with me is the Avery addition. Mike Modano exploded to the media after last Saturday’s loss in Boston, a game in which the antics of Avery and fellow agitator Steve Ott essentially cost the Stars in a third-period collapse. Avery and Ott got into it with fans and on-ice officials. Modano called it “idiotic and stupid.”

And you might suspect, Tippett did his best to downplay it to me. That’s his job.

“Mike’s got no problem playing with Avery or Ott,” said Tippett. “He’ll be on a line with Avery today at practice. There’s no problem there at all. It’s the frustration of losing that’s got everyone upset.”

Still, Tippett did have a chat with his agitators.

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Winning Draws

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Wayne Fish of phillyBurbs,

He might be pushing 60 but Bob Clarke can still show them a thing or two.

The Flyers legend accepted coach John Stevens’ invitation to step on the ice yesterday and share a few tips about winning faceoffs.

Considering the Flyers are third-worst in the NHL (46.0 percent) on draws, any input was going to be helpful.

In this case, youngsters like Jeff Carter (42.4 percent) can learn something from a Hall of Famer who used to snarl at linesmen: “They’re not paying money to watch you drop the puck!”

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Just A Big Mess

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

The owner of the Los Angeles Kings has joined the owner of the Minnesota Wild in a legal motion aimed at recouping the $17 million (all figures U.S.) they loaned to a William (Boots) Del Biaggio so he could buy part of the Nashville Predators….

The bankruptcy court will hear arguments on Nov. 21 from lawyers representing Anschutz’s AEG Facilities, which is owed $7 million, and Leipold, owed $10 million. They’ll argue they should be allowed to foreclose on the loans they gave Del Biaggio ahead of all other creditors who are owed money from the disgraced financier. He owes about $57 million.

That would give them part ownership of the Predators, but the NHL would likely force both to sell.

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‘Stumpy’ Becomes A Head Coach

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via the Toronto Sun,

One of the most beloved Maple Leafs players in recent history has agreed to coach Team Canada at the World Jewish Hockey Tournament in July in Metulla, Israel.

Steve (Stumpy) Thomas, who scored 421 goals in a remarkable National Hockey League career, and was best known for his tenacity and knack for scoring big goals in big games, will head up one Canadian junior team in the five-team, under-17 tournament this summer.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity, flattered to have been chosen, and very excited to be going to Israel for the first time,” said Thomas, 45, who was born in Lockport, England but grew up in Toronto.

 

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Morning Hockey Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from The Good, The Bad And The Duthie,

We did the Oilers and Blue Jackets game Wednesday night.  Columbus has two of the best rookies in the NHL in Derek Brassard and Jakub Voracek.  Coach Ken Hitchcock, not one to over hype young players, calls them this year’s version of Toews and Kane.  Brassard scored Wednesday, and leads all NHL rookies in goals and points.  He has arguably been the best player on the team.

more hockey bits…

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Nathan Gerbe - Future Talent on the Way

Blog: KK Members Blog By Navarath

Has there ever been such a dynamic and enthusiastic prospect as Nathan Gerbe before?  Last night he potted 3 goals to lead Portland over Worcester. 

It isn’t just his scoring or his disproportionate size to most other players that makes him shine, but rather his Favre like enthusiasm approach to the game. 

This is really the difference between Ovechkin and Crosby, one plays with a smile on his face and the other seems to sour his mood after every play.  With Gerbe you get talent, determination, along with a brilliant smile.  You just have to see him play to believe it - he’s not just punching a work ticket each time he gets on the ice, but rather the arena seems to be where he comes to life.

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  Tags: gerbe, portland, sabres

A Deal with the Devils: Khabibulin

Blog: KK Members Blog By Hippy Dave

Let me first just say I’m happy to be one of the first old-school members on KK to post to the blog section.  Hopefully I’ll be able to contribute more down the road.

On to the news:

According to the Arlington Heights Daily Herald, Chicago has plans to trade their 6.75 million goaltender to the New Jersey Devils soon.  It sounds like they won’t be asking for much in return.  According to the Herald, it sounds like the Devils might bite.

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KK Members, Start Your Posts!

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

A new feature has been added to Kukla’s Korner, allowing KK members to begin blogging.

We hope you enjoy this added feature and as always, we are looking forward to reading the posts of the many knowledgeable hockey fans that visit KK on a daily basis.

Let the writing begin and you can follow this link to get started.

You will also notice we have changed the navigation area of KK a bit too, simplifying things with a simple drop down menu when you hover over ‘Blogs’ in the black navbar at the top of the page.

P.S. Posts on the KK Member Blog will not appear on the front page of Kukla’s Korner, but they can always be accessed by clicking on that ‘Blogs’ link in the navigation bar.

*original post-time 3:40pm ET Nov.5

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Early Season Trends

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Ted Montgomery of USA TODAY,

In an NHL season that so far has been exciting but fairly nondescript, let’s take a look at a few emerging trends.

The early mediocrity of the Southeast Division: No one expected this to be a powerhouse division, but Carolina, Washington, Tampa Bay and Florida are all hovering around the .500 mark, and none of those teams are showing convincing signs of getting hot. No team in the division has scored more goals than its opponents

read on for more trends…

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Yzerman Meets New Challenges

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP,

Now 43 and busier than ever, Yzerman paradoxically looks younger and fresher than he did during the final injury-filled seasons of his career with the Detroit Red Wings. The intensity that made him one of the greatest NHLers in history is still there, but there’s also a renewed vibrancy that has come with new challenges.

Perhaps that’s why it seemed just a little strange to see him among the inductees to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Yzerman is a little more than two years removed from announcing his retirement, but his contributions to the game continue as a vice-president with the Red Wings and the executive director of Canada’s 2010 Olympic men’s hockey team.

read on

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  Tags: steve+yzerman

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