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Please Stop The Homer Abuse

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Enough!- We have had enough! (will open wmp audio)
Thanks to the classic work of Sean Baligian at WDFN.

added 5:36pm, from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

McLennan said: “Holmstrom has unbelievable moves. They’re not in your face. It’s guarding. It’s like – and here McLennan put his palm an inch from my face, completely blocking my view and said, in a children’s mocking, sing-song voice – ‘not touching you, not touching you.’”

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Not Enough For Pronger

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from Al Strachan at Fox Sports,

If the National Hockey League is serious about cutting down on head-hunting — and you can make a good case that it isn’t — then a one-game suspension for Anaheim’s Chris Pronger is simply not enough.
Pronger attempted to perform an on-ice lobotomy on Detroit’s Tomas Holmstrom by slamming his head into the glass with a cross-check to the neck. Is it mere coincidence that Holmstrom just happens to be the key to power-play success for the Red Wings, and that by the time the infraction occurred, the game was out of reach?

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The West Coaches Talk Today

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Pre-game Q & A with Babcock and Carlyle…

Q. Do you try to do anything to exploit the fact that Pronger is not there or could you just play your game?

COACH MIKE BABCOCK: You always know who’s on the ice, who you’re playing against. We’ll do the same as always. What I found in this playoffs, if you go through our group, you know, we’re missing lots of people. I’d say we’re missing two of the top three on our team.
To me, they’re going to use that as a rallying thing. We’re going to use it as it doesn’t make any difference, we got to keep playing, playing hard, playing intelligent, keep our composure, get after them.

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Wings Have Moved On

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from Scott Burnside at ESPN,

It is almost sacrilege to suggest, but it is nonetheless patently clear that this Detroit Red Wings team is far better team now that icons and legends Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan are gone.
This is not to diminish in any way the contributions both these players made to the Red Wings. Both are Hall of Fame material—Yzerman a first-ballot Hall of Famer to be sure. Both were crucial elements of three Stanley Cup teams between 1997 and 2002. Yzerman was the playoff MVP in 1998.
Each was, in their own way, a significant part of the team’s identity through the 1990s, a time when the Red Wings were the toast of the Motor City and the envy of other NHL franchises.

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KK Challenge Winner

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KK member BethanyM85 was the winner of the very random KK Challenge from last night.
I will be in contact within 48 hours and congrats.
Look for more Challenges very soon.

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Don’t Let Them Back In The Arena

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from The CBC,

Sean Luck said his wife, Renee Luck, who was wearing Buffalo Sabres colours and logos, was walking in front of him through the corridors of Scotiabank Place as they tried to leave the stadium with about six other Sabres fans.
“Two guys that were clearing the section to our right, as they were walking out, punched my wife four times — in the head,” Luck said. “They just seemed like they were pissed off because the Senators lost.”

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Not Dead

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from TBM at NBC Sports,

Before you go shoveling more dirt on them, there’s something important to remember about the Buffalo Sabres: they’re not dead yet. Far from it.
This includes your antlered correspondent, who all but wrote them off after game three, using the Sabres troubles as an excuse to dredge up Buffalo’s tortured sports history
What can I say? It was too good to pass up.

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Welcome to the Rock

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from KK member SteveNJ...

As a kool-aid drinking New Jersey Devils fan, you take a great deal of pride in a lot of things.  Three Stanley Cup Championships, four Finals appearances, a youthful offense that should come of age in the next couple of years, and oh yeah, that Brodeur fella.  He’s pretty good.

One thing that we are not proud of is the situation in our arena.  The Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey is insufficient.  There is construction all around (The budding “Xanadu” project which is supposed to bring malls, a ballpark, and an indoor snowboarding complex) that makes it near impossible to park.  Add that to the third highest ticket prices in the NHL, and it’s been tough going for us the past few years.  Don’t say it’s lack of fan support, or fan apathy, because not a decade ago, this team drew 17,000 fans a game.  We simply need a new, more convenient home.

Fortunately, owner (as Doc Emrick once said “He was a season ticket holder for a long time, and he liked the team so much, he decided to buy it”) Jeff Vanderbeek has given us one.  Please, enjoy this video of the soon-to-come Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey:

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Game 4- Wings/Ducks

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Just a reminder for the HD folks, the high def broadcast of the game from Versuis will be on Mojo.

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Theodore May Stay With Avs

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from the Denver Post,

Avalanche general manager Francois Giguere sounds like a man who has decided to bring back high-priced, disappointing goalie Jose Theodore for another season.
“My message to people is, ‘Don’t think that buying him out is going to be a big financial advantage for us.’ It won’t be,” Giguere said Wednesday. “If you buy him out, two-thirds of his salary counts toward the (salary) cap, and we’d still have to sign a replacement for him.”
That said, Giguere said a decision whether to bring back Theodore for the last year of a contract that will pay him $6 million has yet to be finalized.

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