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Center Ice Online

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I do know there have been some issues with the streaming of Center Ice Online.  Things seem to be improving but would like to get your take on it.

An ongoing discussion on it in the KK Forum too…

Game scheduled for streaming tonight.

Wednesday, Sept. 26
Washington at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. ET
N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m. ET
Buffalo at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. ET
St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. ET
San Jose at Vancouver, 10 p.m. ET

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  Tags: center+ice, media

Talking On-Ice Problems

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from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

A decline in goal scoring is perhaps the leading on-ice problem bedevilling the NHL. To discuss that issue and others, Steve Kouleas convened a roundtable panel that will air tonight on The Score at 11 p.m. EDT.

One idea that seemed to resonate with the group - NHL director of hockey operations Colin Campbell, director of officiating Stephen Walkom, Detroit Red Wing general manager Ken Holland, his Toronto Maple Leafs counterpart John Ferguson, Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco and Ottawa Senators centre Jason Spezza - is employing a 3-on-3 overtime session if 4-on-4 hockey does not produce a winner.

“I sensed that John and Ken really liked that,” Kouleas said. “And Collie [Campbell] was all ears when they were talking about it.”

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Winkler Chosen As Host City For HDIC

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from the CBC,

The southern Manitoba city of Winkler has been selected as the host of the 2008 edition of CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada, it was announced on Wednesday.

CBC Sports personalities Ron MacLean, Don Cherry, Cassie Campbell and Dick Irvin, along with several former NHL players, will be in Winkler for the daylong festivities, to be broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. CT.

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  Tags: hdic, media, winkler

Enough Travelling

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from the Buffalo News,

Buffalo Sabres managing partner Larry Quinn said he wasn’t the only one surprised when TV and radio analyst Jim Lorentz decided to retire Tuesday.

“It sounds like he was, too,” Quinn said Tuesday night from New York City. “It happens to a lot of athletes before the start of a season. You look in the mirror and say, ‘I can’t go anymore.’ It happened to Jim. I don’t think Jim knew really until it was time to get on a plane back to Buffalo.”

Quinn said he believed Lorentz remains at his summer home in Newfoundland, where he enjoys fishing after the season ends. Quinn added that Lorentz telephoned before the preseason games began to say he wouldn’t be there at the start. He called again Monday to say he was retiring because he had enough of the traveling after 43 years as a player and broadcaster.

read on

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  Tags: buffalo+sabres, media

Preds Head To Fort Campbell

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from the Tennessean,

They’re headed for Fort Campbell, Ky., where the Predators will spend the day doing team-building exercises with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

“It will be very enlightening to our players,’’ Coach Barry Trotz said. “They’ll be challenged in a lot of different ways that are a little out of their element. It’s a combination of physical and mental things.’‘

more on the Preds…

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Rafalski Enjoying Offensive Freedom

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from the Windsor Star,

Though he hasn’t been the point producer Schneider has been in his career, Rafalski has been a steady 50-point man on a New Jersey team that wasn’t noted as an offensive juggernaut.

“It’s a big difference,” Rafalski said. “You have more freedom to jump up, join the plays. I like it.

“It’s like going back to how I played in Europe. It’s going to take me a while to get back in that mode.”

more on the Wings…

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  Tags: brian+rafalski, detroit+red+wings

Columbus Searching For #1 Center

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from the Columbus Dispatch,

Asked yesterday if he were any closer to finding one, he shrugged his shoulders and shook his head.

“We are still looking at things right now,” Hitchcock said.

Eight days from the season opener against the Stanley Cup-champion Anaheim Ducks, Hitchcock remains uncertain who will play between wingers Rick Nash and David Vyborny.

more on the Blue Jackets…

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Electric Blade

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from the Toronto Star,

Gretzky is plugging a new, battery-warmed skate blade that melts ice to give its wearer — so the endorsements contend — more speed with less work and overall, a better hockey experience.

Hey, is it too late for the Leafs to place an order?

The Thermablade inventor, Calgarian Tory Weber, says the steamy steel is not a novelty item, like Cooperalls, nasal strips or pyramid power. The 43-year-old, who spent more than $5 million over five years to bring his idea to market, believes the “fairly simple physics” behind the electronic blade will revolutionize hockey for competitive players.

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Find out more about Therma Blade...

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  Tags: wayne+gretzky

Downie Suspended

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from 640am in Toronto,

The NHL has suspended Flyers rookie Steve Downie following a vicious hit on Senators forward Dean McAmmond last night.

Downie was handed a match penalty for attempt to injure. He is now indefinitely suspended by the NHL, pending a review of the hit by the league. Downie was the victim of a clean hit from Christoph Schubert before he immediately got up and sought revenge on McAmmond in the Flyers zone.

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See the hit in this post...

added 6:54am, from the Ottawa Sun,

“There’s no place in the game for that stuff,” a seething McGrattan said after the game. “That was a dirty hit and he’s a dirty player. He’s known for that and he’ll get what’s coming to him next time we play him, for sure.

“You don’t want to see stuff like that. We’re not out there to kill each other. At this level, he’ll get what’s coming to him.”

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Update September 27, 7:40pm ET:
Just a note that Downie contacted McAmmond to offer an apology.  From The Star,

A phone call of apology from Steve Downie has earned the Philadelphia Flyers prospect some understanding from Dean McAmmond but not from the rest of the Ottawa Senators.

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  Tags: dean+mcammond, injuries, ottawa+senators, philadelphia+flyers, steve+downie, suspensions

William Wirtz Dies

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from the Chicago Blackhawks,

It is with deep sorrow that the Chicago Blackhawks announce that team President, Mr. William W. Wirtz, 77, passed away early Wednesday morning at Evanston Hospital after a recent battle with cancer.

Mr. Wirtz is survived by his wife, Alice, five children, Rocky, Gail, Karey, Peter and Alyson, and seven grandchildren.

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added 8:31am, from Chicago Business,

Wirtz often said his goal was for the team to win another Stanley Cup, but he was not known to spend lavishly on the team.

His steadfast refusal to get into bidding wars to acquire the services of the game’s best players earned Wirtz the nickname “Dollar Bill.” That image changed somewhat when the club signed goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin to a four-year, $27 million contract in 2005.

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  Tags: chicago+blackhawks, william+wirtz

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