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It’s Not About No-Touch Icing

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Ken Campbell at The Hockey News,

It was about as predictable as an episode of Three’s Company. The moment Kurtis Foster of the Minnesota Wild went hurtling into the boards and broke his leg last week trying to beat Torrey Mitchell of the San Jose Sharks to the puck, the usual hue and cry came from the hockey community calling for an immediate move to no-touch icing.

The loud dresser with the loud mouth who rules Canada during the first intermission on Saturday night was, of course, first in line, continuing to beat a nag that he has had for years.

How noble.

continued…

*If you need a reminder, Campbell’s piece is partly in reference to this clip from Don Cherry on the latest Coach’s Corner.

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  Tags: don+cherry, hnic, hockey+rules, icing, kurtis+foster

Savard Has CT Scan

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

Veteran Bruins center Marc Savard, cracked across the back Saturday night by a Steve Begin crosscheck in Montreal, underwent a CT scan today at Mass. General Hospital and will not be in the lineup tomorrow night when the Bruins face the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

Head coach Claude Julien confirmed the CT scan after today’s workout here at Ristuccia Center, but he was unsure of the results. Julien did not reveal why Savard needed the exam, but CT skans typically are given when there is a suspicion of a broken bone.

more on the Bruins…

added 7:17pm, from the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

Bruins center Marc Savard, tied for 12th in the NHL in scoring, will miss the club’s next two games, following a CT scan today at Massachusetts General Hospital that confirmed an unspecified injury to his lower back and mid-torso.

continued

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  Tags: marc+savard

Campbell Could Cash In

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Lyle Richardson at the Hockey News,

Now that he’s with the Sharks and a pending UFA, Campbell’s contract value certainly rise above the $25-million deal he reportedly sought from the Sabres. It has been speculated Wilson could get Campbell signed to a five-year, $30-million deal. Elsewhere, Campbell might command a $7 million per season offer.

The New York Rangers, Chicago, Atlanta, Carolina, Colorado, New Jersey and Los Angeles could be interested in Campbell and all have the available cap space to bid for his services.

more

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  Tags: brian+campbell

Against All Odds

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Pierre LeBrun at Sportsnet.ca,

Not since the spring of 1986 has every single NHL team in Canada made the playoffs in the same season. That’s right—22 freakin’ years.

The Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs, apparently putting rocket fuel in their cereal these days, seem determined to help end the streak.

With just under two weeks left in the regular season, the two Canadian clubs, written off by the hockey world long ago, are waging quite the campaign to get into the playoff dance against all odds.

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Update 3:17pm ET: Eric Duhatschek at the Globe & Mail adds some more thoughts on the Oilers “Cinderella Story” as they race to make the playoffs.

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  Tags: playoffs

It Is All About Winning The Cup

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adam Schwartz of NHL.com,

There’s a reason Stanley Cup championships produce some of the best celebrations in sports. After four rounds of some the most demanding competition on earth, the euphoria can no longer be contained after all the sacrifices needed to claim the hardest trophy to win in sports.

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Hockey Has No Borders

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Paul Kukla at Hockey.com,

Hockey fans are everywhere.  They can live in Key West, Florida, they may live in any European country or could be following the game from a remote island in the Caribbean.

Wherever they are, they have a common bond with all of us; they are hockey fans.  Fans who love the game, a certain team and no matter what it is, they are hockey fans, just like us.

Now I must ask, why do certain hockey scribes continue to play the “south of the border” card when writing about the state, both current and future, of the NHL?  According to those who write these types of rants, the only place hockey should be played is in Canada and if it is being played elsewhere, well, then it is a problem until it gets fixed.

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  Tags: hockey+fans, media

Do They Have Enough

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Darren Eliot at Sports Illustrated,

The Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks refuse to say uncle out west while in the east, someone forgot to tell the Toronto Maple Leafs to look to next year. The Alex Ovechkin-led Washington Capitals are defying all logic with their relentless playoff pursuit. And while those four situations are engaging in their own right, the two teams that have piqued my interest the most the last several weeks are the Florida Panthers and Edmonton Oilers.

Now, the Panthers do this routinely every year: Fall far behind in the first half and surge at the end of the season, only to come up short of the playoffs.

read on

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Stars Of The Week

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

NEW YORK (March 24, 2008)—Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Vesa Toskala and Philadelphia Flyers center Daniel Briere have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending March 23.

Continue Reading »

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How To Increase Scoring

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Al Strachan at Fox Sports,

It’s a problem that has existed almost as long as Gary Bettman’s tenure as commissioner: There isn’t enough scoring in the National Hockey League.

There’s no need to go overboard on this. The league doesn’t need to see teams hitting double figures every game. But on the other hand, there are too many 2-1 games, and even games that are scoreless after 65 minutes.

As a result, the league’s movers and shakers are looking at some rule changes that can lead to a few more goals.

1. Limit freezing the puck by goaltenders (a 90% chance of implementation)...

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Lack Of Chemistry

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

Lack of continuity has been the problem. Much of it has been their fault. Some of it hasn’t. Injuries, for example, remain a crippling presence, literally and figuratively.

“It seems like when we get on a roll, something happens. We get an injury or lose a guy, and it’s back to square one, trying to find chemistry,” said Brunette, the team’s second-leading scorer. “For me, the biggest thing has just been chemistry. Through injuries, through different things, we can’t seem to all get together on the same page when we’re out there.”

Those “different things” for why chemistry hasn’t been better, critics say, lie at the feet of coach Joel Quenneville. A growing chorus of fault-finders, on radio waves, chat rooms and the like, say Quenneville changes his lineup too often.

read on

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