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Ornskoldsvik On the Hockey Map

from Ivar Ekman at the New York Times,

But with little to offer except a faint smell of rotten fish when the wind blows from the direction of the pulp mill a few miles away, Ornskoldsvik continues to churn out great hockey players like a factory.
Perhaps there is something in the water here. Or the pizza. Apart from skates, sticks and pucks, the one thing that all of Ornskoldsvik’s great hockey sons have in common is that they have fueled their growth with food from the town’s unofficial hockey pizzeria, Mammamia. The hockey-loving pizza maker, Giordano Sternad, denies adding a secret ingredient to his pies. But he admits to being an important part of a close-knit hockey community that comprises most of the town.

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Move The Puck, Quickly

from Scotty Bowman at NBC Sports,

To keep out of danger in your own end, what you’ve got to do is get to loose pucks quick, and make quicker decisions. You have to have your mind made up before you do it. I know a lot of coaches nowadays don’t want their defensemen to clear the puck around the boards, but on the glass—just make sure you hit the glass! That’s why that automatic penalty for shooting it over the glass is so effective in causing scoring chances. The most-skilled guys will be able to put it in the right place, and it will be tougher for the pinching ‘D’ to keep it in.

much more from Scotty on numerous NHL topics, well worth a visit…
Detroit fans, anyone have a feeling we just may be seeing the recommendation above tonight?

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Show Of Hands

from Jim Kelley of Sportsnet,

Quadruple BACKHAND: They don’t have high-def cameras in the so-called World’s Most Famous Arena? They have a 10-story building, a show club, an elephant holding area, a train station, their own television network, a venue for CBS television to introduce its annual fall lineup, the Garden Club, two restaurants, 89 suites and more money then even Glen Sather knows how to spend in what is arguably the richest city in the world and they can’t afford a high-def camera?

more “hands” than you can imagine…

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Blame Global Warming

from Loose Change at the Hockey News,

Conspicuously absent from the list is the one villain who everyone’s currently pointing a finger at, for everything under the sun, - the NHL can’t even play the Blame Game properly – Global Warming! Yes, my rapidly-thawing friends, Mother Nature is keeping fans from warming (brilliant reasoning, I know) up to the sport of hockey.
If you think about it, it makes so much sense.

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NHL Trophy Finalists

from NHL.com,

NEW YORK—Goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils, center Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and goaltender Roberto Luongo of the Vancouver Canucks have been voted finalists for the Hart Trophy as League MVP as the NHL announced today the nominees for eight annual awards.

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NHL Goes Viral

Why put up an older video?- just a test but read on hockey bloggers.

NEW YORK, NY / RESTON, VA (MAY 1, 2007) — The National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that it has teamed with Voxant, the Viral Syndication Network (VSN), to distribute video clips of game highlights, bloopers, noteworthy moments and other news to thousands of websites and blogs through TheNewsRoom (www.thenewsroom.com). The clips, available beginning today, may be obtained for free and are accompanied by advertising, which provides revenue to content owners and sites where content is published.

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Cost Effective

from Canadian Business,

Consider that the Penguins spent about $37 million to earn 105 points. That’s $351,603 per point, making it the most cost-effective team in the NHL. (It should be pointed out that the salary figures contained on our charts reflect the current value of all player contracts on a team, not the actual amount paid under the cap, nor do they include performance bonuses.) At the other end of the spectrum, the Flyers spent $723,815 for each of its 56 points.

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NHL Partners With Joost

NEW YORK (May 1, 2007) – The National Hockey League (NHL) will offer free hockey programming to consumers on the Joost distribution platform beginning at the start of the 2007 Stanley Cup Final. The announcement was made today by Joost™, the world’s first broadcast-quality Internet television service.

Under the agreement, the NHL will provide full-game replays on a delay and highlights from this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, combined with a rich selection of vintage games from the NHL archives. Some of the historic action available includes: game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Final in which the New York Rangers defeated the Vancouver Canucks; game 7 of the 1993 Western Conference Final game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings featuring Wayne Gretzky; and the ultimate game of the 1997 Stanley Cup Final, in which the Detroit Red Wings topped the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Put Technology To Work

from the Toronto Star,

The inventor of a wireless timing system believes a game-time controversy on the weekend may move the National Hockey League toward adopting his technology next season.
Mike Costabile says his Precision Time System, used for seven seasons in the National Basketball Association, could have prevented confusion in Saturday’s New Jersey-Ottawa game over a Devils goal late in the first period.
“The key is that the officials on the ice control the clock with this system,” said Costabile. “Right now in hockey, the timekeeper has to look through a stack of legs and sticks to see the puck.”

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The Word This Week

from The Maven,

• The NHL Players’ Association Civil War within itself is no closer to solution then it was when Ted Saskin came under fire. One insider tells us that the there’s “chaos in terms of their direction.” The Union hasn’t reached first base in it’s quest to find a replacement for Saskin – assuming that he does go – than two months ago when the NHLPA mud hit the fan.
• No matter how the NHL, Colin Campbell nor Steve Walkom want to shake it, the officiating system is not working the way it should, particularly in the playoffs. One of the major problems is that legitimate hitting too often is penalized.

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