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Root Sports Pittsburgh Now Blacks Out Penguins Pregame/Postgame Broadcasts

It began this past Wednesday night, when the Penguins held an intrasquad scrimmage at Consol Energy Center.  Tickets were free, as was parking.  Concessions and Penguins merchandise were either free or had significant discounts.  With approximately 2,000 fans still waiting to get in the building when the seats filled, the Penguins opened up the luxury seats to accommodate them...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Wings Lose Another Defenseman, White Out 2-3 Weeks

#IanWhite out 2-3 weeks with deep laceration to knee. — Chuck Pleiness (@wingsfrontman) January 23, 2013 via Khan, Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White had surgery this morning to repair a deep laceration in his leg and will be out for two-to-three weeks, general manager Ken Holland said. Holland said Jakub Kindl (groin) is expected to return for Friday's game...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Luongo Save Edmonton?

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, If the Roberto Luongo to the Edmonton Oilers rumour was an ember, Tuesday's home opener was the can of diesel your brother-in-law leaves by the wood pile. Acquiring Luongo never made a lick of sense to anyone in these parts, until, of course, the Edmonton Oilers played their home opener. After 20 minutes of play the San Jose...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

All About Hockey In Pittsburgh

from Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, I‘m not sure any of us can fully process what‘s happened to hockey in Pittsburgh, from the three championships to the 14 scoring titles in 24 years to the various events — some as bizarre as they were blessed — that led to the confluence of Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. But here...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Former Pen Mark Eaton to PTO

From the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins website: WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins announced today that they have signed defenseman Mark Eaton to a professional tryout agreement (PTO). Eaton, 35, spent the last two seasons with the New York Islanders, where he posted one goal, six assists and 18 penalty minutes in 96 games. The fifteen-year pro...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Slumping Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Three games. Three losses. Three goals. After Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to New Jersey, the Flyers are 0-3 for the first time since 1995. They ran into a hot goalie - the ageless Martin Brodeur - but they have shown an inability to finish plays in all three games. They are averaging one goal per game...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Brayden Schenn Will Be Meeting Mr. Shanahan Today

For this hit last night, no penalty on the play.  
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Time To Turn Things Around

After an 0-2 start to the 48-game season, this is something that the New York Rangers need to do beginning tonight with their tilt against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden. The Blueshirts are coming off two games in which they did not play well defensively, took some bad penalties and did not get the offense they need from guys other than Brad Richards and Rick Nash....
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Sour Note to Start the Season

After the sweet sounds of a melodious shootout victory in Vancouver, the Edmonton Oilers' home season started on a sour note. Literally. As the Oilers tend to do, they invited a local music artist to sing the national anthems. I don't think that this young lady will be invited back given the reaction from both fans and media on twitter. It's not as though she didn&...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kari Lehtonen Stars In Dallas Win Over Detroit

Paul here for George who hope to return by Thursay... Lehtonen was brilliant tonight (40 saves), only giving up 1 goal to Damien Brunner with 4 seconds left in the game. Jimmy Howard was very good, but the Stars made the most of their opportunities to defeat Detroit 2-1. One stat stands-out to me, the Wings are 0-15 on the pp over their first three games (0-4 tonight). They...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Watching The Wild

via a release from the Minnesota Wild, Saturday’s Minnesota Wild game was the highest-rated regular season Wild telecast ever on FOX Sports North. The Wild’s 4-2 win vs. Colorado generated a 7.65 household rating in the Minneapolis – St. Paul DMA, according to Nielsen Media Research.  That easily tops the previous regular season high of 4.6 set Dec. 13, 2011 vs. the Jets...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Autumn Closed In On Homer And We’re Live Blogging A Whole New Start

Saturday didn't happen.  Clubber Lang was fiction.  That Blues rookie was nothing but a nightmare, but holy hell that kid is good.  Enough about that. Didn't happen.  You know what did happen for real and no BS?  "Nine Tonight" was recorded in 1980 and it's unreal.  Know the best part? I know you do so don't sit there like Potsie Frigging Weber...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Have The Leafs Found Their Next President?

Can definitively say preliminary discussionswithin MLSE have taken place. "@fadoobobcat: Gretzky next Prez. of the Leafs? There is a buzz" — Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) January 22, 2013
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

A Painless Farewell For Homer

We pick on Johan Franzen quite a bit around here.  He's been our number 1 whipping boy for about a year, until Saturday when he was officially replaced by Quote Me On This: I Suck. Franzen, according to the Douche Canoe and a few others, has been asked to "replace" Tomas Holmstrom as a net-front presence.  For all the things we go at the Mule for, his inability...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Watching Sportsnet

from a Sportsnet press release, TORONTO (January 22, 2013) The fans have spoken! Sportsnet, Canada’s prime destination for all things hockey, kicked off the start of its NHL broadcast schedule with authority, recording its largest audience ever for an NHL regional game with an average of 1.1 million (2+) viewers tuning in to the Toronto Maple Leafs home opener vs. the Buffalo...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

RFA Talk

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, Jamie Benn, P.K. Subban and Ryan O’Reilly remained unsigned Tuesday as the season hurled itself into warp speed, thanks to a compressed schedule.  Of the three RFAs, my gut feeling says Benn will be the first of the three to sign. But that’s not sure thing.  I just don’t think they’re that far apart.  Look no further than...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Guralnick’s Homer Chronicles

Great, great stuff (as usual) from official A2Y photographer, David Guralnick. He's posted a collection of Tomas Holmstrom images that will give you a great look at the career of the man the league loved to shaft. Here's one... See ya, Homer.  Watch his farewell press conference here.
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Tomas Holmstrom Press Conference

Holmstrom will be announcing his retirement from the NHL at 4:30pm ET. As long as the stream holds up, you can watch it below... Continue reading "The Tomas Holmstrom Press Conference"
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres Observer Radio: Does Tougher Mean Better?

In this week's edition of Sabres Observer Radio, we discuss the newer and tougher Buffalo Sabres.  Joe isn't so sure that adding pests like Steve Ott and John Scott will equate to a higher finish in the standings.  Also, three games remain in Grigorenko's probationary period, GM Darcy Regier gets a contract extension, and Tyler Myers is still looking to find the form...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Those Staged Fights

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated, Staged fights — the sort of confrontation that the Ontario Hockey League has all but legislated out of its game this season — are back in vogue in the NHL. And not simply as a way for a pair of hard-working but marginally skilled players to justify their roster spots with a bit of the old ultra-violence. In the aftermath of the lockout...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Four Minutes of Paul MacLean’s Look-Alike

  Here's a story on the look-alike.. from Ian Medes of Sportsnet, It's a good thing Mike Watson doesn't own a cell phone. If he did, it would have exploded with text messages on Monday night. Watson is the man who is being dubbed "Paul MacClone" for his striking resemblance to the head coach of the Ottawa Senators. Our broadcast camera picked...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Hey Kenny: Here’s a Quick Recap

Just to review.  The five BIG MOVES Tick Tock Kenny Holland has made since the last time Gary let us have a trade deadline? Continue reading "Hey Kenny: Here’s a Quick Recap"
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s Huskins

Schedule the parade.  It's Kent Huskins. With their blue line reeling from injury on top of injury, the Detroit Red Wings added veteran depth in the form of Kent Huskins on Tuesday. Huskins, originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in 1998, has six seasons of NHL experience with the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, and St. Louis Blues. In 299 career NHL games, he...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Crashing The Net

from Pat Pickens of Sportsnet, NHL defencemen and goaltenders will sleep a little easier Tuesday night, as one of the league’s quintessential crease-crashers, Tomas Holmstrom, will officially announce his retirement Tuesday afternoon, prior to theDetroit Red Wings’ home opener. The 15-year Red Wings forward registered 530 points, many of which came at the front of the...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Excitement brews for Stanley Cup favorite Rangers, ticket prices up 44% from last season

I'd like to welcome TiqIQ as a sponsor of Kukla's Korner right through the playoffs. If in need of tickets, please remember to check them out. -Paul By Dan Groob, TiqIQ Despite the 0-2 start, hockey fans in New York are geared up about the NHL season. According to TiqIQ, New York Rangers tickets are currently among the most expensive NHL tickets in the league, at...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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