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NHL 1st Team All-Stars

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,

Penguins center Evgeni tonight was named the center on the NHL’s first-team all-star team.

Malkin, who won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer with 113 points, joins right winger Jarome Iginla of Calgary, left winger Alex Ovechkin of Washington, defensemen Zdeno Chara of Boston and Mike Green of Washington, and goaltender Tim Thomas of Boston on the first team.

added 9:54pm, 2nd team All-Stars-
G - Steve Mason, Columbus Blue Jackets
D - Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
D - Dan Boyle, San Jose Sharks
C - Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings
RW - Marian Hossa, Detroit Red Wings
LW - Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils

All-Rookie Team

from NHL.com,

Western Conference players have taken five of six places on the 2008-09 NHL All-Rookie Team, the League announced today. An All-West forward line features St. Louis Blues center Patrik Berglund, Anaheim Ducks right wing Bobby Ryan and Chicago Blackhawks right wing Kris Versteeg, and is joined by Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Steve Mason and Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. The lone selection from the Eastern Conference is Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn.

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added 6/19/09, I have added the voting breakdown by position below…

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Watch The Red Carpet Ceremony From Las Vegas

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Watch live from the Red Carpet at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2009 NHL Award Ceremony. Featuring interviews and guest appearances from NHL stars.

View the streaming video below, now active. The NHL Network also has a preview show starting at 6:00pm ET.

update 6:56pm, Live stream is over, this is part of what you missed… plus the NHL Awards Show can be seen on Versus at 7:30pm and CBC at 8:30pm ET.

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Brodeur Talks About The Next Devils Coach

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from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,

“I’m at a point where the decision, I know will be the right one,” Brodeur said. “Like I’ve said in the past, I have a lot of faith in Lou and the hockey people that we have to bring in the right guy under the right circumstances. I thought we did some great things last year with some of the young players playing the way they played and my concern is to make sure that we don’t stop there. We need these kids to continue to grow.

“It doesn’t matter who the coach is to me. It won’t change much and for the older players it won’t change much. But it’s for the kids, the future prospects and how they need to learn. Like I said, I’m anxious becuase that’s what we do. I play hockey and it would be nice to know who is going to be the head of our team.”

Brodeur said the style Sutter implemented helped the Devils, particularly the young players, progress as a team..

“Brent brought a system that helped these guys to be able to go in and gain more and be more active on the offensive side of the puck,” Brodeur said .“It’s something that we gained confiedence in doing that and, for us as a team, by doing that we showed ourselves that we’re capable fo playing a certain way to compete with the top teams and we’ve just got to continue that way.”

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Resort Developer Allegedly Blows Investment Money Of NHLers

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from Jeane MacIntosh of the NY Post,

Nearly two dozen NHL stars are seeking a courtroom face off with a resort developer who allegedly squandered their $25 million investment to throw debauched parties—- complete with porn stars and hookers—- for his baseball buddies Roger Clemens, Reggie Jackson and Pete Rose, according to two explosive lawsuits filed this afternoon.

The 19 former and current players—- including an all-star roster of Rangers and Islanders—- are demanding that Las Vegas-based golf course mogul Ron Jowdy return their money, plus $15 million in damages, for failing to build two luxury resorts in Mexico that are seven years behind schedule….

Among the biggest losers in the failed investment are Bryan Berard and Michael Peca, both former Ranger and Islander players, who each lost $700,000, while ex-Ranger Mattian Norstrom lost $600,000, according to the suits.

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added 7:12pm, TMZ has more names of the NHL players involved.

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Fedorov Wants To Sign With Capitals

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from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

“Yeah, I [want] to re-sign with Caps,” Fedorov added. “But if not, there are other possibilities. I don’t have a strict plan. I had a good time in Washington. But there’s not much I want to say anymore because it’s part of the negotiations.”

GM George McPhee confirmed to me yesterday that talks with Fedorov are ongoing and that he’ll be able to say more on the matter as July 1 approaches.

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Arbitrator Rules On Glen Murray Case

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from Kevin Paul Dupont of Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

LAS VEGAS—The Bruins didn’t come here with the idea of hitting a jackpot, but they found out just after noon here that they won’t have to shell out another $1.4 million to ex-right winger Glen Murray.

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli just confirmed that arbitrator Richard Bloch ruled that the Bruins were within their rights last summer to buy out the final year of Murray’s deal, which was to pay the veteran goal scorer $1.45 million.

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Marchant & Ducks Talking Contract

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from Dan Wood of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

It appears increasingly likely that veteran center Todd Marchant, who stands to become an unrestricted free agent July 1, will be back in a Ducks uniform next season.

The team has made a contract offer to Marchant, confirmed Ducks general manager Bob Murray, who plans to talk further with Marchant’s agent, Englewood, N.J.-based Lewis Gross, during next week’s NHL entry draft in Montreal.

“Hopefully, it can get done,” Marchant said.

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Why Hossa Will Stay

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Marian Hossa, from what we’ve seen and read, is a quality guy.  He’s also one of the top ten most talented players in the NHL. 

Good people who also happen to possess huge amounts of skill don’t leave the Detroit Red Wings.  They stay until they win a Cup, then they stay for another and maybe two more after that. They take less money and they sacrifice their personal statistics.  They keep their mouths shut in the media (unless…nevermind…I’ll let you off the hook on this one Pens fans) and they buy into the system.

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Afternoon Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Next on the agenda was a trip to the Playboy Club back at The Palms for another NHL event. Located on the 56th floor of the Fantasy tower, the Playboy Club showed off the Vegas Strip in all its illuminated glory. The scenery inside the club wasn’t bad either.

-Shawn P. Roarke of NHL.com.  Shawn is blogging from Vegas on a pretty regular basis…

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Court Fines Lafleur And Gives Him One-Year Suspended Sentence

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from the CP via TSN,

Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur has been fined $100 and given a one-year suspended sentence for giving contradictory testimony at his son’s bail hearing in 2007.

He will also be required to make a $10,000 charitable contribution to a local rehab centre.

Quebec court Judge Claude Parent handed down the sentence this afternoon in Montreal.

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