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Bruins Can’t Compete With The Blackhawks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,

The Blackhawks laughed off the Bruins’ early lead and pumped four pucks behind Tim Thomas, prompting coach Claude Julien to replace his starter with Tuukka Rask at 10:13 of the second. Chicago added a third-period goal to secure a 5-2 win before 17,565 at TD Garden last night, exposing the Bruins as having neither the skill nor the character to belong on the same ice surface.

“It’s getting to the point where talk is getting so cheap right now,’’ said Blake Wheeler (goal and assist). “Rah-rah speeches, hitting the boards on the bench, that only goes so far. You’ve just got to do it.

“We’ve got to quit treating this like it’s a privilege or a right of ours to play in front of 18,000 people every night and start playing like it’s the most important thing to us. For whatever reason, we’ve lost sight of that night in and night out.’’

more on the game last night plus Marc Savard will have an MRI on his knee today…

added 9:10am, Watch below how Savard received his knee injury…

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43 For The Win

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Shift of the year?  Watch Darren Helm win it for Jim Howard and the Wings.


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Game, Set, Howard

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No Goal Or Was It?

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Flyers vs. Penguins tonight.

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She Swore That It Never Would End…But She Lied.

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

I saw your recommendations today.  A few of you pushing for Neil Young, one more for some old Lightfoot.  I was tempted.  Considering lyrics, doing my little research, cooking up nifty phrases.

And then god broke Homer’s foot and I went right back to Seger.

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The Problem Is Theo, You’re Not Oprah Or Larry King

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from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Somehow, between acting lessons, reading movie scripts, pawning his book, recording a country music song and shooting the accompanying video, Theo Fleury managed to write a blog that has underscored just how little The Little Big Man can be.

Burning perhaps the last bridge he had to the hockey world by referring to those in the Flames organization and the NHL who gave him the chance to clear his name with a comeback attempt last fall as “stupid” the 41-year-old went further by suggesting he never should’ve been cut.

Taking shots at Craig Conroy and Robyn Regehr who both had the class to speak well of Fleury during camp despite the fact all players thought his publicity stunt was a joke, Fleury tried justifying his words Thursday by suggesting “Oprah and Larry King don’t have to take calls and explain every blog they write.”


Note 8:05am 01/08/10, For some reason lateley, Sun Media has been posting stories and then changing the link a few hours later.  So this link, like other Sun Media links, was working, then it went bad, but I changed it now to the new link so it is now working again.

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Jovanovski At The Top Of His Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,

Defenseman Ed Jovanovski continues to exhibit a mean streak as a dominating presence for the Coyotes, and it’s one of the key reasons the blue line has exceeded most expectations.

His physical play - and the idea planted in opponents’ minds that he could strike at any moment - is nothing new, but it appears to have taken on a new urgency for a team trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Forward Shane Doan does not think the JovoCop of old ever really went away, noting when a team is not having success a lot of things get overlooked.

“He’s been that way,” he said. ” . . . He doesn’t take nights off, the guy’s incredibly intense and loves to win.”

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Evening Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Funny, really, to hear Ron Wilson bleating today about how unfair it is that the media is allowed to watch his practices and report on them.

This is the very same coach, ladies and gentleman, who upon coming to Toronto last season ripped the very same media people for not taking the time to watch practice carefully and to ask questions specifically related to drills and practice techniques.

-Damien Cox of The Spin.  More on Wilson from Cox.

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Faux’d Again…Homer Down For A Month.

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

You can say you’re numb to it, but you’re not.  Not much left to say about this stuff, honestly.


Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom will be out 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his foot, general manager Ken Holland said today.

The injury happened after Wednesday’s practice at the Honda Center in Anaheim, when Holmstrom was working on deflecting pucks, like he does after virtually every practice. It’s something he’s been doing for 13 years. For the first time, he got hit with a puck in the wrong spot.

This is disgusting.  R.S.V.

Next controversy? Whether Homer hurries back to defend the title in Vancouver.

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Kings Can Widen The Gap On The Wings Tonight

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

The Kings find themselves in an unusual, albeit positive, situation tonight. More than halfway through the season, they’re ahead of the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference standings. It’s far too early to say that a balance of power has shifted in the West, and I would say the money is still on the Red Wings making the playoffs, but the Kings have a golden opportunity tonight to put even more distance between themselves and Detroit.

The Wings are scheduled to get Henrik Zetterberg and Dan Cleary back in the lineup tonight, which certainly will give them a different look. I asked Terry Murray today about the difference of having the Red Wings behind the Kings in the standings…


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