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Don’t Tell Anyone

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail,

You don’t get a spot at the best table with the hockey cognoscenti if you mention the possibility that NHL players might – shhh – use steroids or human growth hormone or other performance enhancers. Nope. No sport has come under less scrutiny for PED use than the NHL, mostly because nobody in the U.S. Congress follows hockey or knows who Gary Bettman is and mostly because the cadre of hockey analysts who are ex-players, coaches or general managers act like gate-keepers, preferring to drop juvenile nicknames on each other than speak truths.

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Judge Trying To Speed Up Process In Phoenix

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from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,

Reacting to the real possibility that billionaire Jim Balsillie might withdraw his $212.5 million offer for the Phoenix Coyotes, bankruptcy court judge Redfield Baum acted today to speed up court hearings.

The judge ordered all parties to file their legal arguments on relocation by June 5 with a hearing set for June 9 – 13 days sooner than the June 22 date he’d previously set.

The judge interrupted arguments over when the Coyotes auction might be held, calling the relocation issue “the 10,000 pound elephant in the room.”

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added 2:04pm, Tripp Mickle of SportsBusiness Journal is Twittering the court proceedings today if you are interested.

added 4:18pm, from the Globe and Mail,

A U.S. bankruptcy court judge has temporarily ended the dispute over who controls the Phoenix Coyotes by putting the current owners largely in charge.

Judge Redfield Baum has ruled that three executives of the current ownership group, led by Jerry Moyes, will run the team on a day-to-day basis. Moyes’s group and the National Hockey League will also appoint one person as a “point person” who will review the finances on a weekly basis. If the two point persons can’t agree on something, either one can bring the issue to court.

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Khabibulin & Havlat Out

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via Bruce MacLeod of Red Wings Corner,

Coach Joel Quenneville just announced that neither goalie Nikolai Khabibulin nor forward Martin Havlat will play in tonight’s Game 5 against Detroit. Khabibulin skated today, but isn’t ready to play. He left Game 3 after the second period and hasn’t played since.

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The State Of The Bruins

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from Fluto Shinzawa of Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe,

Owner Jeremy Jacobs and principal Charlie Jacobs have concluded a conference call in which they looked back at the 2008-09 season and shared their insight on other team and league matters….

Jeremy Jacobs said he expects the 2009-10 Winter Classic to be played at Fenway Park, although the league will not confirm it until July….

Negotiations continue with Peter Chiarelli on extending the GM’s contract. Chiarelli will be entering the fourth and final year of his deal. Charlie Jacobs said he anticipates an agreement taking place this summer.

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Success - Thanks To Everyone

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The Kukla-thon has reached $2500 in donations.

What can I say except thank you very much and I am amazed how many KK readers donated.

Many readers also inquired about my health and I am happy to say I am feeling much better and plan to continue running KK for a long time.

I will be adding a ‘Donate Button’ to the right side of KK in the next day if you have the urge to make a contribution, please feel free to do so.

I have also include the Donate Button below too.

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Custance: Lidstrom and Datsyuk Out Tonite

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

More to follow. Just got this off Twitter from Craig Custance.  He’s reporting both out tonite.

More from Khan(!),

Update from the morning skate Wednesday: Nicklas Lidstrom (lower-body injury) and Pavel Datsyuk (bruised foot) won’t play tonight in Game 5 against Chicago, Wings coach Mike Babcock said.

Datsyuk skated in a sweat suit briefly before practice. Lidstrom rode the exercise bike.

“They’re both getting closer,’’ Babcock said. “I’d like to think they’re going to play next time we play.’‘

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Lidstrom & Datsyuk Not Skating This Morning

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via Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Quick update from the start of Wednesday’s morning skate: Nicklas Lidstrom (lower-body injury) and Pavel Datsyuk (bruised foot) aren’t skating. Will update shortly.

update 11:13am, In the same post as above, Babcock states both are out for tonight.

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Stan & Scotty

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from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

By the time he retired as Red Wings coach in 2002, he had brought the organization three Stanley Cups. His success earned him a lifetime contract with the Red Wings, where everyone thought he’d wind down his career as a consultant to Detroit G.M. Ken Holland, an arrangement that allowed him to scout games from his home in Tampa. It was a sweet deal.

But Devellano got a phone call last summer that he says shocked him.

“Jimmy,” Bowman told him, “I love the Red Wings. I love Detroit. However, I’ve had a request from my son wanting me to join him in Chicago.”

Scotty’s lifetime deal with the Red Wings ended—at age 74.

Stan’s wife, Sue, remembers her husband struggling with how to express his desire to work together in Chicago with his dad. He didn’t want to pressure his father, but at the same time he wanted him to know how much it would mean to him.

“You kind of have to tell him something,” Sue says. “Don’t beg him or anything. Tell him what you’re thinking.”

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GDT - W.C. Finals, Game 5: Red Wings (3-1) host Blackhawks (1-3) (7:30)

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By Jeff OKWingnut

It is by necessity that the GDT is quick and dirty today, I have to work out of town.  Hopefully the Wings will make quick and dirty work of the ‘Hawks tonight as well.  If my memory serves me right, the Wings haven’t done too well the last two opportunities they have had the chance to close out a series in 5 games.

Uncle Mike isn’t even thinking about “resting” Lidstrom or Datsyuk:  ” “If they’re ready, they’re playing,”  Datsyuk did skate yesterday, says Khan(!) Q-stache says ‘Bulin and Havlat are day to day.

This could be the last time for the ‘Hawks tonight.  Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

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Russian Report Claims Canadiens Will Offer The ‘C’ To Kovalev

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from TSN,

A Russian sports newspaper reports that the Montreal Canadiens have offered the team’s captaincy to pending unrestricted free agent Alex Kovalev and that Saku Koivu is no longer in plans for the team.

According to Sovietsky Sport, the Canadiens don’t intend to re-sign Koivu and would opt to re-sign Kovalev to a one-year deal worth between $6 million and $7.5 million. The story also claims that Kovalev would be awarded the captaincy.

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