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September 28, 1972

Today represents the 35th anniversary of the 1972 Summit series. From the CP,

Henderson will mark the anniversary giving motivational speeches at a leadership conference at an inn north of Toronto.
Canadians who watched the live Summit Series broadcasts will never forget the drama that unfolded.

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And Joe Pelletier has put together some selected works, if you’d like to blast back to the past:

Updated 12:41pm ET:

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1999 Penguins Draft Pick Darcy Robinson Dies at Age 26

imageFrom The Star,

Darcy Robinson, a Canadian playing for Asiago of the Italian hockey league, died during Thursday’s season-opening game. He was 26.

The native of Kamloops, B.C., fell to the ice without being hit during the first period of a game with Renon and was rushed to a local hospital where he died, Asiago said. No cause of death was given. The game was suspended.

Robinson was beginning his second season with Asiago. The defenceman, who held dual Canadian-Italian citizenship, played junior hockey in Saskatoon and Red Deer. He was selected 233rd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1999 draft.

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*For more on Robinson, see his player page on hockeydb.com

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Excitement for the London Games

From the BBC,

CEO of the 02, Philip Beard said: “When we announced the games, they pretty much sold out in a couple of weeks. I have to admit that I was surprised.

“We thought it might take a lot longer to promote the event, but not only did sports fans get behind it but the ice hockey leagues in the UK were really keen to promote it as well.”

Beard is particularly pleased with the interest despite the games taking place on a sporting weekend also featuring World Cup rugby and Premier League football.

“It’s fair to say that at the moment there is a massive amount of big sport on, but this weekend is a total sell-out.  People are coming from all over the UK and indeed across Europe,” he told BBC Sport.

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London Observations

from Al Strachan at Fox Sports,

The O2 Arena in London opened its doors on June 22 and although some rock concerts have been staged, no ice had ever been laid down.

So three days ago, the NHL’s ice guru, Dan Craig, started work on the surface. In a case like this, more is involved than just dumping some water on the floor and chilling it.

For starters, the floor had been swept after the concerts, but never properly cleaned. So the first job was to make sure that the surface was free from any contaminants that might affect the ice.

Then the boards had to be installed. The O2 Arena was built to accommodate European hockey with its larger ice surface and the stadium’s personnel had used those boards only to control crowds. But Craig had to oversee the installation of boards for an NHL-size rink. That, too, was a first.

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Kings in Austria

From TSN,

SALZBURG, Austria - Anze Kopitar scored three goals Tuesday to help the Los Angeles Kings rally for a 7-6 win over Red Bull Salzburg in an exhibition tournament.

The Austrian champions went ahead 3-0 in the opening four minutes, but Mike Cammalleri, Ladislav Nagy and Kopitar evened the score within 10 minutes. Kopitar added another goal on a power play later in the period.

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*you can also read more about the LA Kings in Austria at the team website

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The Problems of European Expansion

From William Houston at the Globe & Mail,

The NHL’s move to start its regular season in London, England is renewing debate about the viability of the league expanding to Europe.

Jim Kelley, a semi-regular host at the Fan590 in Toronto, correctly noted that “finding some schlep” in Europe to buy out owners of the sad-sack franchises in the American south – Florida, Atlanta, Nashville, Phoenix, to name a few – would save the NHL the enormous cost of contraction.

Problem is, there’s no evidence the league has plans to give up on the U.S. television market by contracting.

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“In the Crease” Painter Ken Danby Passes Away

From TSN,

Ken Danby, the artist who created the 1972 painting “In The Crease” has passed away at age 67.  The manager of Guelph, ON’s Danby Studio, Greg McKee, said the realist painter died on Sunday while on a canoe trip in Algonquin Park.

Danby was born in Sault Ste. Marie, ON in 1940 and established himself as one of the world’s foremost realist painters over his career.

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*photo of painting from Ken Danby Art

 

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Next Stop- China

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Further proof of some forward thinking around the NHL emanated last week out of San Jose. Sharks boss Greg Jamison, approached over the summer about a venture in the Asian Ice Hockey League, agreed to back and engineer a plan to send five players and three coaches to join the China Sharks. Yes, that’s China, specifically Beijing, which is part of the six-team AIHL that includes four clubs in Japan and one in Korea.

According to Jamison, there were many good reasons to try to give the game a boost over there. Among them, he said, “Obviously, they have a few people living there.” Some 15 million (about half of Canada’s population) live in Beijing, which actually looks like a couple of pucks in the bottom of the bucket when compared with the country’s overall population of 1.3 billion-plus.

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Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau Makes NHL2K8

From the Star Tribune,

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau thought it was pretty cool getting picked for the cover of a baseball video game, but now things have reached a whole new level.

Morneau is featured as a goaltender in 2K Sports’ latest release, “NHL2K8.”

Morneau, a New Westminster, British Columbia, native who played junior hockey in Canada before signing with the Twins, is wearing blue and green Vancouver Canucks gear in the hockey game, though he’s listed as a free agent.  “My buddies at home are going to be more excited about that than being on the cover of the baseball game,” said Morneau, who is pictured in his Twins uniform swinging a bat for 2K Sports’ “The Bigs.”

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The QMJHL’s 10 Best of All Time

From Willy Palov at The Chronicle Herald,

During its first 37 years, the QMJHL has produced countless stars.
With the 2007-08 season just under way, here’s a look at the 10 best players ever to play in the league.

1. Mario Lemieux, C, (Laval Voisins, 1981-82) — Scored an incredible 282 points in 70 games to set a league record that is likely never to be broken.

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