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Learn The Rules

via RIANOVOSTI, Locked-out NHL stars coming to play in the Russia-based KHL should learn the league's rules rather than complaining about referees, the head of the KHL refereeing department told R-Sport on Tuesday. The NHL declared a lockout last month when pay talks between owners and players foundered, causing players such as last season’s MVP Evgeni Malkin and big-scoring...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Rest In Peace Budd Lynch

from WXYZ, Former Red Wings public address announcer Budd Lynch has died at the age of 95. Sources say Lynch passed away at the Oakwood Skilled Nursing Home on Rotunda in Dearborn at 5 a.m. A representative from the R J Nixon Funeral Home in Wyandotte says arrangements are pending. Lynch began as the public address announcer for the Detroit Red Wings in 1985. He was inducted...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Hasek Decides To Give Up On NHL Return

from Sport.Cz (translated), Hockey goalie Dominik Hasek confirmed that in 47 years, ending his active career. From Nagano Olympic champion and two-time Stanley Cup winner recently vain discussed the engagement with several NHL clubs. Hasek said in an interview with the daily newspaper Sport. One of the best goalkeepers Czech and Czechoslovak history, even in the summer hoping...
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October 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Pressure Mounting

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail, NHL owners are in a pressure cooker right now, with the heat guaranteed to be applied increasingly as the lockout cancellations add up and fan frustration boils over. This is no longer the NHL of Clarence Campbell, where owners’ heads and voices often rose far higher than the league president’s own. There are no Smythes, Ballards...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Blogger week-to-week with upper-body boogers

Hello and sorry for not posting this sooner: Paul's going to be handling the Wings news for a bit as I've been absent thanks to the Virus of Doom. I've been ill for two weeks now and am still in quite a bit of pain as the super-bug takes its second tour of ye olde body. There's not much I can do other than rest--and the same is true for the mom and aunt, who also...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Opportunity Knocks

In a nice writeup on the city's Central Hockey League expansion team, David Migoya notes how minor league hockey has a lengthy history of failure in Denver: What makes this group different from prior minor-league teams, though, is a squad of professionals with a new technology at their disposal, enabling them to provide a show that's more than just a traditional hockey...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Nill Finishes The Chicago Marathon

from an email on behalf of the Nill's, Paul, Thank you for your donation! You have touched a young child's heart and helped to change their life forever. Your donation helped us acheive our goal of over $500,000 which will provide a community of 10,000 people in Zambia with fresh, clean, healthy water for the rest of their lives. The Marathon was a great day and event...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Evening Line

“I know for a fact Russians will probably stay, I can't blame them either. The Russian league treats players a different way. For them to play in their home country and not have these (labor) disputes every other year … and they honor the contracts over there. If you sign a deal, that's the deal you get.'' -Henrik Zetterberg who announced today he is headling...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

No Tribe To Defend

from Joseph Hall of the Toronto Star, Members of sports team tribes are usually easy to spot, often being festooned with the insignia and paraphernalia of their loadstar squads, Hirt says. And Dan Wann, a psychologist at Kentucky’s Murray State University, says the group identifications diehard sports fans feel are often stronger than those forged by religious or ethnic affiliations...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video- Detroit Area Could Lose $50-$60M In Revenue If Winter Classic Is Cancelled

A CBC report,  
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line

"Donald Fehr, I know he's a tough negotiator and for years he was used to getting his way by virtue of the fact that MLB is still the only league that doesn't have a salary cap.  But I think the wrangling that will go on over the course of the next month or two is simply seeing what (off-ice) concessions he can get ... just like the NFL got fewer workouts, this...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

CBA Talks Start Again On Wednesday But Revenues Not On The Agenda

from Kevin M. Allen of USA TODAY, Negotiations between NHL owners and players will resume in New York on Wednesday and Thursday, but they aren't scheduled, as of now, to include any discussion of the primary issue of how to divide revenues every season. "Major economic issues aren't on the agenda," NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Monday via email...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Make sure to stay away from the flavoured potato chip.  
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

To be lucky or to be good, that is the question

Last weekend, Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Derrick Pouliot let one ripper of a shot fly into the Kelowna Rockets’ net, giving the Portland Winterhawks a 1-0 win and Cam Lanigan his first WHL career shutout. But it’s important to note that the game winning goal happened late in the third period, after two periods of missed opportunities had flown by; which may be why Derrick...
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October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Report- CBA Negotiations Will Resume Mid-Week

Looking like Wed/Thurs in NYC for NHL talks to resume but still not finalized. Both sides will finalize Monday ... — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) October 8, 2012
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

How Smart Is Bettman?

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,  Toronto Maple Leafs president and general manager Brian Burke, who has the experience of being a Bettman employee, as the NHL’s director of hockey operations from 1993 to 1998, and of sitting with him in governors’ meetings, says he is the smartest man he’s ever met. “When I worked for the league we would say about a...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Communication Lines Remain Open

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said via email he thinks there will be more communication before end of the day. — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) October 7, 2012   There has been communication between NHL and NHLPA this weekend and more expected before end of day.No next meeting scheduled yet, though. — Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) October 7, 2012
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Are Some Owners Frustrated By Lack Of CBA Movement?

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,  As the NHL lockout enters its fourth week with no solution on the horizon, a question is quietly being whispered: When are we going to see cracks in the armour? While commissioner Gary Bettman maintains he has the support of all 30 teams in this battle with the NHL Players’ Association, not everybody is convinced it will stay...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

KK- A Little Break

I am off to Game 2 of the ALDS between Oakland and Detroit. A 12:07pm start is a little early but who's complaining. I will have my tablet with me and will update any important hockey news while at the game, otherwise, don't expect anything from me for the next six hours or so. Go Tigers!
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Talking Hockey On The First Sunday Of October

via Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - Funny how things go. Last lockout, Brian Burke was a regular voice on television, arguing with Glenn Healy. This lockout, in a position where his own franchise is getting screwed, he’s not saying a word. - To those who continually say they are missing hockey terribly, I give you this: Really, you’ve missed nothing so far. The...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Hey Bob McKenzie, What’s Your Opinion On The CBA Negotiations

My instincts say we'll lose the whole year but we've still got a month or two to salvage a Dec or Jan start up, so we'll see. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 7, 2012   I'm dismayed that the NHL is insistent on getting such a significant and immediate clawback (57 to 50 per cent). Too much, too soon. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie...
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October 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Recapping The Season That Hasn’t Started

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, June 25, 2013 -- One reporter's look back at a spectacular NHL season: October 11: On Opening Night, the stars are Jarome Iginla and Alex Pietrangelo. The defenceman plays almost 40 minutes and picks up three assists as St. Louis beats Colorado 4-3 in overtime. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock walks into his post-game media scrum and says, "...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Defenseman Gilroy back in the Rangers’ Organization

When it comes to the New York Rangers' defensive corps, the team seems set for the forseeable future. On Broadway, the Blueshirts have the likes of Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, and Marc Staal. Down on the farm or in juniors, the team has a group of solid defensive prospects. Yesterday, a former Rangers' defenseman jumped back into the fold in Matt Gilroy. Yesterday on Twitter...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Hurry Before It Melts

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo,  Imagine the Big Four meeting Friday in Toronto -- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and his deputy, Bill Daly; NHL Players' Association executive director Don Fehr and his brother, Steve Fehr. Now imagine a popsicle sitting in the center of the table. The Big Four's job is to divide it.  Because the popsicle is...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Video- Blogs With Balls Talks Hockey

Watch this Blogs With Balls session from this morning. The panel consisted of: PUCK THAT!: State of the Hockey Media Justin Bourne, The Score Greg Wyshynski, Yahoo! Sports Elliotte Friedman, CBC/Hockey Night in Canada Dave Lozo, NHL.com Barry Petchesky, Deadspin Mike Halford, NBC ProHockeyTalk Jason Brough, NBC ProHockeyTalk You can watch the full video below and my...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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