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Eric Lindros And John LeClair Enter The Flyers’ Hall Of Fame

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly,

Eric Lindros and John LeClair are years removed from their playing days, but they are still teammates.

The two made that clear Thursday night as they were inducted into the Flyers' Hall of Fame. They didn’t say it, but they didn’t need to. Lindros and LeClair remain fiercely defensive and supportive of one another, nearly 20 years after they dominated in the game of hockey.

LeClair, for instance, still doesn’t understand all the criticism his linemate and friend faced during his tenure in Philadelphia. To LeClair, Lindros always went “above and beyond.” He was one of the greatest players to play the game, LeClair said, one of the greatest he ever played with.

“What hype did he not live up to?” LeClair asked. “I mean, he won a Hart Trophy. He scored 100 points. I never got that. He had the respect of his teammates and carried the Flyers for five years or however many years he was here. How many?”

continued including video highlight of the induction...

FYI, the NHL Network showed the complete ceremony last night along with the game.  The ceremony started at 7:00pm ET and the game started around 8:00pm.

I do hope this sets a precedence for the network and as we know, they have not shown these types of ceremonies in full in the past.

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  Tags: eric+lindros, john+leclair

Wrapping Up The Wings Win Over The Jets

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

"We were really confident going into the third period," Tatar said. "I think we took the game from there."

Tatar had a big hand in that, scoring the winning goal after Abdelkader outworked his man off the boards and threw the puck to Tatar's stick. Tatar also had the Wings' first goal, and Johan Franzen also scored to give Mrazek the win he so deserved after the Jets were allowed to roam freely for 40 minutes.

"They were better than us early," coach Mike Babcock said. "They came out and they were physical and we were kind of standing around watching them, didn't want to get involved in the game. Our goaltending was good and our penalty killing was good and kept us in the game, and then we got upset, and we got playing.

"Once we got executing, we had lots of opportunity. In the end, it's a big road win for us."

 

from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,

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Morning Line- Todd McLellan

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“We’re pleased that we got the point. Obviously it didn’t look too good with 30 seconds left, so we’ll take the point. Would have preferred two. Find a way to get one in the shootout, but when we look at the game. . .

“We get scored on in the first 30 seconds and the first shot coming home from that road trip, we could have responded differently. At least we responded positively. I thought we found our game after that.

“We’re pretty good through about 36 minutes, and then they scored and I thought after that, well into the third period, we were kind of on our heels. Maybe the fear of losing crept in a little bit. Got desperate at the end and scored.”

-Todd McLellan, head coach of the San Jose Sharks after a 3-2 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers at home.  More from McLellan from David Pollak of Working The Corners.

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  Tags: todd+mclellan

Video- Four And A Half Minutes Of Highlights From The Games Last Night

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Highlights from the 11 games last night.

 

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Video- Dan Hamuis Leaves Game With Apparent Injury To His Leg

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

No update on the extent of the injury and it will be tough on the Canucks if Hamuis is lost for a lengthy period.

 

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  Tags: dan+hamuis

Leafs Win, Skate Off The Ice Without A Stick Salute

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,

Most notably, the Maple Leafs decided to buck tradition by skipping the customary salute to fans following a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. During the last couple seasons every win at Air Canada Centre has been celebrated in the same way: With players skating to centre ice and raising their sticks in the air.

At least every win until this one.

While one member of the team told me afterwards that the group was simply looking to change things up and didn’t intend to offend the paying customers, the gesture certainly left plenty of room for another interpretation.

It has been a trying season in Toronto, with fans often booing the team and throwing sweaters on the ice repeatedly during games. Already the Leafs have been beaten by three or more goals in their building on four occasions.

read on

added 9:41pm, Well okay then, a semi-stick salute.

 

added 10:00am, Oh, and then there is this...

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Video- Alex Tanguay Takes A Puck To His Face

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Patrick Roy said post-game Tanguay will be evaluated on Friday.

 

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  Tags: alex+tanguay

Wings Defeat The Jets 4-3

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

Goals by Franzen, Abdelstrom and two by Tatar including the game winner.

Detroit stuck with their game plan and even thought it may not have been prettt at times, it is two points.

Feel free to discuss while I start posting the Detroit goals.

Watch the four Detroit goals below...

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Trying For Two Plus Two

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit

Like many of you I was happy with the win Tuesday, but I will remain skeptical. The highs and lows we get from following this Team are enough to send some of us to the bin, and, at this point all I want is for the Wings to win two in a row, since I am having a hard time remembering the last time that happened.

We are still hovering around the middle of the pack, but that is not good enough.

We fans deserve two wins in a row. We fans demand two wins in a row.

 Points, points, points. We need two more of them. Tonight.

Two plus two is on my mind.

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Video- Top 25 NHL Players All-Time Who Never Won The Stanley Cup

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Sportsnet style and note, the video is 25 minutes long.

Some great names on this list...

 

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