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Where does Luongo Fit in?

That is one question that is on the mind of every member of the hockey media these days when it comes to Vancouver Canucks’ netminder Roberto Luongo.

Bob McKenzie of TSN said yesterday that Luongo’s preference is to play on the Florida Panthers. However, McKenzie also said that the doors are not closed on the Toronto Maple Leafs even though there are reports that say the asking price for the 33-year-old netminder is too high.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
End of day, Luongo has to make sure he doesn’t end up in CHI…with AHL Wolves. Right now, tho, FLA and TOR think VAN asking price too high.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
...if FLA doesn’t pan out, doors to TOR or elsewhere are not by any means closed. Step by step process that hasn’t be formalized in any way.

Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie
Lot of Luongo talk about waiving/not waiving NTC. Here’s my take: Process has yet to be that formal. His obvious preference is FLA, but…

In my opinion, the best fit for Luongo is in Florida with the Panthers. For starters, he has had success there before.

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Discussing Retired Life with Hockey Player Mike McKenzie

If you are someone that has played hockey your whole life, I would imagine that it would be quite tough to one day decide to stop playing.

With that in mind, I reached out to Mike McKenzie (the eldest of Bob McKenzie’s sons), a professional hockey player who recently decided to retire from the game. Mike was kind enough to tell us about his thought process, what retired life is like and what he hopes his future holds.

PH: You are now a retired professional hockey player. What does it feel like?
MM: It still feels a bit weird sometimes but overall I’m pretty happy and ready to start a new chapter of my life. I’m sure there will be days when I wake up and miss getting to play but that’s life, not everyone can play forever.

PH: What made you decide to hangup the skates?
MM: It was a combination of things that led to my final decision. Injuries and the lifestyle were part of it but overall it was just more about me not being happy and my heart not being in it anymore. I always told myself if my heart wasn’t in it I wouldn’t play. Even though while you are in the moment hockey feels like the only thing important in life but the reality is there are other things out there that can make you just as happy. I have no regrets about my decision so I feel at ease with everything which is nice.

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Chris Kreider signs deal with Blueshirts, Per Bob McKenzie

From the Twitter account of the great Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie:

Bob McKenzie ‏ @TSNBobMcKenzie
Correction: Kreider deal is 3 years. Becomes 2 years after burning first year by reporting tomorrow. My mistake.

14m Bob McKenzie ‏ @TSNBobMcKenzie
Kreider not getting any signing bonus this season and/or salary for playoffs but will get some Games Played bonuses for this playoff.

16m Bob McKenzie ‏ @TSNBobMcKenzie
Kreider will join NYR at practice tomorrow. Eligible to play in the playoffs. Burns 1st of his 2 year entry level contract by showing up.

21m Bob McKenzie ‏ @TSNBobMcKenzie
NYR and Chris Kreider have agreed to terms on an entry-level contract.

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An E-mail Interview with Shawn McKenzie

I’ve been lucky to conduct a lot of e-mail interviews during the course of my three seasons at Kukla’s Korner.

Today, I bring to you an e-mail interview with Shawn McKenzie, the son of the hockey insider Bob McKenzie and the brother of AHLer Mike McKenzie. It is a terrific honor to have now interviewed three of the four members of the great McKenzie hockey family.

Shawn was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to tell us about how he got into hockey, his involvement with The Fourth Period lifestyle hockey magazine and web site as well as his part in his father’s book.

PH: How did you get into hockey?
SM: If I didn’t like hockey I probably would have been traded for future considerations. Being born into my family it was less of a choice and more a way of life. When I was born, my Dad was Editor In Chief of The Hockey News and my older brother Mike was already playing. When the rest of your family is so passionate about something you want to be just like them. But let’s be honest hockey isn’t a hard thing to love. It’s such an amazing sport that I quickly became passionate too.

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An Interview With a Hockey Insider: Bob McKenzie

This hockey personality needs no introduction. Most, if not every, hockey fan knows who he is and knows that the work and content he provides us puckheads is absolutely terrific.

Bob was kind enough to take time out of his hectic schedule (to say the least) and tell us about how he got into the game of hockey, how he became a writer, his thoughts on his new book, and more.

Let’s give a big round of applause to the one, the only, Bob McKenzie!

PH: How did you get into hockey?
BM: Like most Canadian kids, I started playing at a very young age. If I wasn’t playing on the ice, I was playing road hockey or watching it or whatever. For as long as I can remember, hockey was the focal point of my life.

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