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Play The BoltDraft/KK Free Fantasy Game On Tuesday With A Chance To Win $50

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

original post was on 12/15/14 at 11:10am, bringing this to the top of page so all can see and perhaps play.

Another $50 to the winner of the BoltDraft/KK free fantasy game on Tuesday.

Rosters need to be set by 7:00pm ET Tuesday and you just pick one goalie, one defenseman and one forward and watch the games play out.

Quick to register and play and did I mention it is free?  Use pass code "kukla10" if need be at the top of registration page.

Participation is growing which does make it a bit harder to win but the feel of victory should feel better plus recent feedback from those playing has been very positive.

Scoring rules are below and if you have any questions regarding the game, the Rules/FAQ page at BoltDraft should be of help.

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Edmonton Fires Coach Dallas Eakins

Blog: The Puck Stops Here By PuckStopsHere

Yesterday the Edmonton Oilers fired their coach.  Dallas Eakins is fired.  What is surprising is that he lasted this long before his firing.  The Oilers have had exactly one win since November 9th.  In that time they have lost 15 games.  The Oilers are stuck at the bottom of the NHL.  Something is horribly wrong with this franchise.  The problem is firing the coach will not solve it.  Dallas Eakins wasn't a great coach, but his isn't a significant portion of the problem.  Edmonton has struggled for years.  The only time this millennium they actually won a playoff series was in 2006.  A constant throughout that period was Kevin Lowe.  Lowe coached the team, managed the team and then became president.  Somehow as he failed he has failed upwards into a higher position in the franchise.  Lowe needs to be fired.  Knowing the Oilers they will somehow find a way to promote him instead.

They have Craig MacTavish as a general manager and now an interim coach.  He was the last moderately successful NHL coach.  He coached the team for their trip to the Stanley Cup finals in 2006.  He also missed the playoffs in five of the eight years he coached the team.  Somehow he failed upwards too and became general manager.

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Just Going To Leave This Here

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul


More in the recent timeline of Damien Cox.

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Bad New For The Winnipeg Jets, Jacob Trouba Out Until February

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

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Another Look At Aaron Ekblad

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,

It’s good to be Aaron Ekblad. It’s good to be around Aaron Ekblad and his combination of maturity and youth, poise and skill. He has five goals and 18 points in his first 28 games in the NHL – third among rookies, first among rookie defensemen – while averaging 21:56 of ice time and playing a top-four role. He’s a reason the Panthers are competing for a playoff spot.

“He doesn’t play like an 18-year-old,” said goaltender Roberto Luongo. “He plays like he’s been in the league 18 years.”

Nothing fazes him. His welcome-to-the-NHL moment came Dec. 2 when the Panthers played for the first time in Detroit. He grew up across the river in Windsor, Ont., going to games at Joe Louis Arena, rooting for the Red Wings, idolizing Nicklas Lidstrom. He had family and friends in the stands. When he lined up for the opening faceoff, he found himself across from Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen and Niklas Kronwall and Henrik Zetterberg – the guys he used to watch. But listen to how he described it. No awe. No sense of accomplishment.

“Just a really special, surreal feeling,” Ekblad said. “Not an ‘I made it’ feeling or anything like that, but just more of a cool challenge. Just the realization that this is where I am and this is the kind of challenge that I’m going to face and I want to rise to the challenge.”


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Red Wings-Blue Jackets game day post: DeKeyser, Abdelkader in, Franzen/Weiss out & fa la la masks

Blog: The Malik Report By George Malik

Updated 5x at 1:38 PM: The Detroit Red Wings face a stiff task in ending their 0-1-and-2 streak against a Columbus Blue Jackets team that's a) won 6 straight games and b) has a 7-2-and-1 record against Detroit of late when the teams tangle this evening (7:30 PM on FSD/FS Ohio/97.1 FM), and the Wings' morning skate brought news from the beat writers that:

1. Xavier Ouellet would remain in the Wings' lineup at Jakub Kindl's expense;

2. Stephen Weiss would be placed on short-term IR (until Saturday) to make room for Ouellet;

3. Daniel Cleary would draw back into the lineup to replace Johan Franzen, who is ill;

4. Justin Abdelkader and Danny DeKeyser would return from their respective injuries.

In article form: MLive's Ansar Khan penned a 6 AM-posted article in which the Wings discussed playing the Blue Jackets...

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Live Stream- Dallas Eakins Press Conference

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Dallas Eakins will be meeting with the media today at 12:00pm ET.

You can watch it below...

added 11:56am, The conference will also be on NHL Network US.

added 12:28pm, press conference is over.

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Are Sabres Fans Up For A Playoff Run?

Blog: The Sabres Observer By @DaveDavisHockey

They did it again.

It took a shootout and recovery from blowing a 2-goal lead to do it, but the Sabres defeated Ottawa 5-4.  Buffalo is now 4 points behind 8th in the East.

That's 10 wins in 13 games, despite only having outshot their opponent in 2 of them.

Do we chalk another one up to puck luck?  There have been some games during this stretch where the Sabres were the recipients of good fortune (do you deserve to beat Calgary when you're outshot 45-19?), but last night's win was hard earned and well deserved.

Marcus Foligno and Brian Flynn each had a goal and an assist in this one.  Tyler Myers (1 assist, 31:09 TOI), Rasmus Ristolainen (1 goal, 25:24 TOI)  and Nikita Zadorov (4 hits, 2 blocked shots, 27:44 TOI) logged heavy minutes on the blue line.  Jhonas Enroth looked like he could use a game off yet still made enough saves -- including some big stops in the shootout -- to seal the victory.

As these wins keep piling up, you wonder when the word "playoffs" is going to creep into the conversation.

That time is just about here.  No matter what you think of your team, you can't ignore the standings.

The big question today isn't whether or not GM Tim Murray and the Sabres are up for an attempted run to the playoffs -- it's whether or not the fans are up for it.

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NHL Short Notes

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Road to the NHL Winter Classic, a four-part series chronicling the Capitals and Blackhawks as they prepare for the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, makes its television debut tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET in both the United States and Canada.
The series will air on EPIX in the U.S. and Sportsnet 360 in Canada. Viewers in the United States also can stream the show for free on NHL.com, the NHL app and the official websites for each participating team as well as on EPIX.com and the EPIX mobile and connected device apps.
Click on the following links for broadcast details in the United States and Canada.

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Red Wings-Blue Jackets morning skate Tweetapalooza: Tatar skating, Franzen not, Weiss on IR

Blog: The Malik Report By Paul

Updated 5x at 11:21 AM: via Ansar Khan tweet,

Tatar skating today. Franzen is not skating. Weiss was on the ice earlier but left as practice started.

More from the morning skate as it becomes available.

So the Detroit Red Wings face the Columbus Blue Jackets this evening (7:30 PM EST on FSD/FS Ohio/97.1 FM) hoping to snap a 3-game winless streak (0-1-and-2) against a team that's not only won 6 straight games, but is also 7-2-and-1 over its last ten games against the Wings.

Khan's Tweets continued...

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