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The Future Looks Bright

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, This might be hard to hear, but here goes: Gary Bettman was right. The commissioner of the National Hockey League knew what he was doing as he weighed the risks and rewards during the lockout. In reality, the risks were never that great. The rewards already are. Bettman made a calculated business decision. He sacrificed a few months and...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Pominville Trade Process

from Chip Scoggins of the StarTribune, Whatever the proper description, Leipold’s insatiable thirst for winning has compelled the Wild owner to execute some bold transactions, regardless of cost. His latest shrewd move happened last week when the Wild agreed to give up two prospects, a first-round draft pick and a second-round pick to acquire Buffalo captain Jason Pominville...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey sees international growth

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is considered the world’s fastest growing sport, but don’t discount hockey – it’s entirely on the up, which means more teams, more players, and greater competition in the long run. With the Winter Olympics on the horizon, we can get ready for an exciting hockey tournament. In the last five years, hockey was the second fastest growing sport in the...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: Margin for error? We don’t need no stinkin’ margin for error!

I'm sticking with Fox Sports Detroit's Ken Daniels on this one. The reason I lost my temper after the Wings-Blues game, and the reasons that Wings fans have been so frustrated while watching their favorite team continue to consistently drop "must-win games" down the stretch, all boil down to 55. During an 82-game season, teams tend to earn playoff spots if they...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings overnight report: Margin for error? We don’t need no stinkin’ margin for error!

I'm sticking with Fox Sports Detroit's Ken Daniels on this one. The reason I lost my temper after the Wings-Blues game, and the reasons that Wings fans have been so frustrated while watching their favorite team continue to consistently drop "must-win games" down the stretch, all boil down to 55. During an 82-game season, teams tend to earn playoff spots if they...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Late Evening Line

“Some guys are more worried about their Vegas trip at the end of the season than playing the games, than playing every minute of the games. Quite frankly, I don’t care about your Vegas trip right now.” - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, goaltender for the Colorado Avalanche after losing to Calgary 3-1 tonight.  Much more from Giguere by Adrian Dater of All Things Avs.
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Defenceman

Nearing the end of February I picked Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins as the Norris Trophy leader.  He took over from Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators who suffered an Achilles injury.  Letang too has fallen to injury.  He hasn't played in slightly over a week.  That leaves us in a situation where there isn't a clear front-runner for the Norris Trophy, yet somebody...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Maybe The Longest Own Goal You Will Ever See

Dan Hamhuis gets credit for the goal.  
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Am I Up So Late?

It's called scoreboard watching or in my case, actually watching the games. Many of you know I am a Red Wings fan but don't touch on it much in the KK Hockey section since that area is for all things hockey. But I am experiencing something quite different than in years past and that is being worried about the Wings making the playoffs. To make this short, I am now in...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Follow-Up

Now that the trade deadline has passed, the new acquisitions should be settled in with their new teams. This is an opportunity to check in with these players to determine how their new teams seem to be using them and what their fantasy prospects are going forward. Continue reading "Trade Deadline Follow-Up"
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Avoiding The Concussion Word

from Michael Grange of Sportsnet, Joffrey Lupul’s day was a short one. The Toronto forward came out on the ice early for the Maple Leafs’ game-day skate at the Air Canada Centre, skated a few gentle laps, lined up for some shooting drills and that was it. After about 15 minutes he glided over to the Leafs bench and disappeared up the tunnel. Lupul would miss his...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- The Difference Between Legal And Illegal Hits

The 8th in a series of educational videos designed to help players and fans better understand how specific incidents and infractions are viewed and evaluated.  
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Anaheim Boo Justin Schultz?

from Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun, Justin Schultz is not sure what to expect when he steps on the ice at the Honda Center Monday to face the Anaheim Ducks. Perhaps the biggest boos will rain down from the seats of the Ducks executive, having failed to come to terms with the talented defenceman, allowing him to pick his destination. Schultz will face the Ducks...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Video:  Crosby Feels Better; No Timetable For Return

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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Kadri’s Breakout Season

from Mike Brophy at NHL.com, The local reaction to Nazem Kadri's breakout NHL season for the Toronto Maple Leafs has varied, ranging from, "What took you so long?" to "Wow, I thought you'd have to be traded to finally make it here." The reality, though, is after a few false starts, the 22-year-old is proving beyond any reasonable doubt he belongs...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings mid-day mishmash: on Sheahan, DeKeyser, the Winer Classic presser and the bumpy ride ahead

Amongst this morning/early afternoon's Red Wings-related news: The Wings had recalled Riley Sheahan on an "emergency" basis as the team feared that Henrik Zetterberg (groin) might not be able to play during Sunday's 1-0 loss to St. Louis, so the press release the Wings sent out to their email list on Monday offered no surprise: RED WINGS REASSIGN RILEY SHEAHAN...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (April 8, 2013) – Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending April 7. Continue reading "Stars Of The Week"
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Mason Signs 1-Year Extension With Philadelpia

Flyers officially announce a 1-year, $1.5 million extension for Steve Mason. He was due a $3.2M qualifying offer this summer as RFA. — Frank Seravalli (@DNFlyers) April 8, 2013
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Habs Lose Emelin For The Season

Medical update on Alexei Emelin: suffered a torn ligament in his left knee. He will not return this season. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) April 8, 2013 If you missed how Emelin was injured, you can watch it here.
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Players With Basketball On Their Mind

There are 19 players who played their college hockey at Michigan who are currently in the NHL or played with a team in the NHL this season. I am sure the players listed below (via CBS Sports) will be thinking Go Blue tonight and will be watching the game if possible. So what do you think about the game tonight, Louisville or Michigan? Continue reading "Hockey Players With...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Surgery For Dany Heatley

via Michael Russo of the StarTribune, As I began to indicate the past few days, I finally got it confirmed tonight that Heatley will undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday. That’s why the itinerary changed and he flew here to Ohio. It’s a scope to repair a dislocated left shoulder suffered in San Jose during that altercation with former teammate...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Miller, Vanek Likely Out Of Buffalo This Summer

Another day, another report of Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek being on their way out of Buffalo. Continue reading "Report: Miller, Vanek Likely Out Of Buffalo This Summer"
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Another Cut Tendon Injury

from the PostStar, The Sound Tigers won 4-1 behind two goals from David Ullstrom, but the Phantoms also lost left wing Eric Wellwood to a severe lower leg injury in the second period. Wellwood fell into the boards on a penalty kill and caught the back of his right leg with his own skate, cutting tendons. He skated to the bench, then off the ice with the trainer while the...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Talk To Last A Week

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal, - When the NHL salary cap comes down to $64.3 million next season, two of the Boston Bruins’ casualties could be defenceman Andrew Ference and winger Nathan Horton, both unrestricted free agents. They might let both walk, although they might try to get Horton for about $3 million a season for a few years. - Calgary Flames observers...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Brenden Morrow Acquired For The Playoffs

from Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Penguins winger Brenden Morrow hasn't scored yet for his new team, hasn't done anything especially flashy and hasn't received as much attention as some other new acquisitions. Morrow isn't concerned, nor is anyone else in the organization. General manager Ray Shero brought Morrow to Pittsburgh because of what...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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