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Old 09-29-2007, 03:08 PM   #51
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did ya try that proxy i posted ? it seems to work, you could watch cfl football now if ya wanted on it
yeah it did, thanks man. Hate that the game is on tommorow right when the NFL is on.
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:46 PM   #52
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Watched the game on CBC, Bernier looks very good. Kings are starting to get the right pieces together.

CBC must be in love with Bertuzzi considering all the face time he received.

NHL back...college hockey season around the corner...an AHL team with some potential...fun times ahead!
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GOALS SCORED
NAME GP G
Roy, Derek, Buf. 5 6
Alfredsson, Daniel, Ott. 3 5
Franzen, Johan, Det. 6 5
Rolston, Brian, Min. 4 5
*Setoguchi, Devin, S.J. 7 5
Stastny, Paul, Colo 5 5
11 tied 4

*Rookie.

ASSISTS
NAME GP A
Holmstrom, Tomas, Det. 5 8
Gagne, Simon, Phi. 6 7
Hlinka, Jaroslav, Colo 6 7
Hudler, Jiri, Det. 6 7
Jokinen, Jussi, Dal. 6 7
Pavelski, Joe, S.J. 6 7
Roy, Derek, Buf. 5 7
4 tied 6

POINTS
NAME GP G A PTS
Roy, Derek, Buf. 5 6 7 13
*Conner, Chris, Dal. 5 3 6 9
Datsyuk, Pavel, Det. 5 4 5 9
Gagne, Simon, Phi. 6 2 7 9
Pavelski, Joe, S.J. 6 2 7 9
Spezza, Jason, Ott. 5 4 5 9
Stastny, Paul, Colo 5 5 4 9
Gionta, Brian, N.J. 5 4 4 8
Heatley, Dany, Ott. 5 2 6 8
Holmstrom, Tomas, Det. 5 0 8 8
Samuelsson, Mikael, Det. 5 2 6 8
Zubov, Sergei, Dal. 4 3 5 8
16 tied 7

*Rookie.

POWERPLAY GOALS
NAME GP G
*Setoguchi, Devin, S.J. 4 5
Datsyuk, Pavel, Det. 3 3
Parise, Zach, N.J. 4 3
Plekanec, Tomas, Mtl. 2 3
Zubov, Sergei, Dal. 3 3
27 tied 2

*Rookie.

SHORTHANDED GOALS
NAME GP G
30 tied 1

SHOTS ON GOAL
NAME GP SOG
*Setoguchi, Devin, S.J. 7 27
Steen, Alexander, Tor. 6 25
Gagne, Simon, Phi. 6 24
Jokinen, Olli, Fla. 5 24
*Hanzal, Martin, Pho. 7 23
Shannon, Ryan, Van. 6 22
Aucoin, Adrian, Cgy. 6 21
Samuelsson, Mikael, Det. 5 21
Sharp, Patrick, Chi. 5 21
2 tied 20

*Rookie.

SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
NAME GP G SOG PCT
*Tuma, Martin, Fla. 1 1 0 ---
11 tied 100.0

*Rookie.

PENALTY MINUTES
NAME GP PIM
Orr, Colton, NYR 5 50
*Boll, Jared, ClBJ 6 47
Boulerice, Jesse, Phi. 6 47
*Cote, Riley, Phi. 6 42
Burrows, Alexandre, Van. 5 41
*Newbury, Kris, Tor. 7 41
*Sestito, Tommy, ClBJ 5 39
Brennan, Kip, NYI 5 36
*McIver, Nathan, Van. 5 36
*Grigorenko, Igor, Det. 7 35

*Rookie.

GOALS AGAINST AVG.
NAME GP MIN GA AVG
Doyle, Frank, N.J. 2 40 0 0.00
Ellis, Dan, Nsh. 3 91 1 0.66
Ward, Cam, Car. 3 156 2 0.77
Anderson, Craig, Fla. 3 150 2 0.80
*Hiller, Jonas, Ana. 4 183 3 0.98
Brodeur, Martin, N.J. 3 160 3 1.13
Johnson, Brent, Was. 3 158 3 1.14
Hasek, Dominik, Det. 4 190 4 1.26
Nabokov, Evgeni, S.J. 3 185 4 1.30
Biron, Martin, Phi. 5 259 6 1.39

*Rookie.

SAVE PERCENTAGE
NAME GP SOG GA SV%
Doyle, Frank, N.J. 2 19 0 100.0
Ellis, Dan, Nsh. 3 42 1 97.6
Anderson, Craig, Fla. 3 71 2 97.2
Ward, Cam, Car. 3 68 2 97.1
*Hiller, Jonas, Ana. 4 88 3 96.6
Biron, Martin, Phi. 5 117 6 94.9
Brodeur, Martin, N.J. 3 54 3 94.4
Johnson, Brent, Was. 3 51 3 94.1
Gerber, Martin, Ott. 6 170 11 93.5
Nabokov, Evgeni, S.J. 3 60 4 93.3

*Rookie.

SHUTOUTS
NAME GPSHO
Anderson, Craig, Fla. 3 1
Backstrom, Niklas, Min. 4 1
Gerber, Martin, Ott. 6 1
Grahame, John, Car. 3 1
*Greiss, Thomas, S.J. 2 1
Hasek, Dominik, Det. 4 1
*Hiller, Jonas, Ana. 4 1
Lehtonen, Kari, Atl. 2 1
Norrena, Fredrik, ClBJ 2 1
Ward, Cam, Car. 3 1

*Rookie.
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Hey 24, I hope you guys enjoy Cammalleri this year and next year because you will not be able to resign him. Looks like his performance last year was not a fluke. He has 3 goals already on the season and almost had another one just a few mins ago. Still half the third period to go.
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Hey 24, I hope you guys enjoy Cammalleri this year and next year because you will not be able to resign him. Looks like his performance last year was not a fluke. He has 3 goals already on the season and almost had another one just a few mins ago. Still half the third period to go.
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Very nice games in London there 24CB. I knew Kings would be better this year and they showed that their youth is right up there. Ducks missing some major pieces and the first game was evident on the fact they needed some offensive help in PP scoring since Selanne being "undecided" on his future. Split seemed right as they battle in OC/LA all the time anyways. Anyone think Versus will continue with NHL once the contract is up? I heard they have the option for next year (or 3 years) if they use the option sometime in the next few months.
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BREAKING THE NICE
By LARRY BROOKS

September 30, 2007 -- THE Garden's lawsuit against the NHL al leging antitrust vio lations and charging the league is acting as an "illegal cartel" by attempting to seize control of individual teams' marketing operations is not only an extraordinary measure unto itself, it represents the first public evidence of the schisms evolving within the Board of Governors and that are threatening Gary Bettman's reign as commissioner.
Make no mistake. After supporting Bettman and the Board on issues contrary to their own self-interests such as the hard salary cap, revenue sharing, and cancellation of the 2004-05 season, the Rangers are no longer amenable to ceding control of their business to Sixth Avenue, and neither are a growing number of the big-market teams who carry the league on their backs.
These clubs may support Bettman's lowest-common-denominator approach to competition on the ice, but they most certainly do not support Sixth Avenue's concept of parity when applied to individual bottom lines. Slap Shots has obtained a copy of a letter Garden CEO Jim Dolan sent by fax to the 29 other NHL owners Friday night. While affirming respect for the league Governors, Dolan leaves no doubt he not only is engaging the NHL in a philosophical battle, but is challenging the league's competence in generating revenues and growing the game.
"We know that many of us have sought the League's support on business matters from time to time, but we fundamentally object to forced consolidation of core club rights in the League's hands," Dolan wrote. "Key among our concerns has been the NHL's new media plan and the takeover of all club Web sites.
"We have repeatedly expressed our belief that individual clubs could achieve the same or better results by entering the new media business on their own terms, rather than being mandated to submit to a league-wide initiative. Moreover, the NHL's projection of revenues and implementation of this plan has been flawed - the June projected results were already $12.6 million behind plan for the first two years, even after reducing spending by $2.7 million."
Prior to the lockout, individual clubs accounted for 91 percent the NHL's total revenue for 2003-04. Now, after two seasons under a hard cap in which a defined percentage of the league's hockey-related revenues goes to the players, the NHL office generates 7 percent - 7 percent! - of total revenues through its media and merchandising deals, according to Dolan.
According to one source, the NHL projects revenue of merely $4 million through European enterprises this season, that compared to the approximately $125 million the NBA is believed to generate from its international endeavors. Despite a player base that's greater than 30 percent European, the NHL has failed to take any meaningful initiatives regarding globalization, just as it has failed to take any meaningful economic initiatives at all - other than redesigning its clubs' uniforms to capitalize on retail sales, that is.
"After sacrificing a season to set our player cost economics on a proper footing, we believe that the League continues to squander opportunities to improve our business and solidify and grow our fan base," Dolan wrote. "The proper focus for the league is the growth of interest in the game as a whole, both in North America and internationally - and we support that focus.
"The League cannot be permitted, however, to accumulate team assets in the League office, growing centralized revenues at the expense of the clubs. Hockey is a distinctly regional game - unlike other leagues, most of hockey's revenue is generated locally - 93 percent of our revenues as a league are local.
"The League's continued efforts to take over club rights hurt each of us by taking away our ability to be responsive to our fans and react to changing business opportunities or events."
The lawsuit and Dolan's letter both cite $200,000 in fines the Rangers were assessed ($100,000 per day) during the playoffs for implementing revenue-generating initiatives on their Web site including merchandise sales, virtual signage insertion, and limited in-marketing streaming of home games. The fines allegedly were imposed despite the Rangers' belief they'd been granted permission by Bettman to implement those programs on a test basis.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly declined comment when contacted yesterday by Slap Shots via e-mail.
"We will [respond] at the appropriate time and in the appropriate forum," Daly wrote.
Slap Shots also has been told that while Bettman had been granted previous authority by the Board to proceed with the league's business plan, the commissioner has proceeded to implement and expand the plan without the necessary vote that would allow him to do so.
But Bettman, beginning with the lockout, is accustomed to getting his own way. He and the NHL have developed their own method of dealing with their partners. In a word, it's called "dictating."
The NHL is unable or unwilling to generate revenues on a national or international scale. As such, the league now intends to siphon unique club revenues into its Sixth Avenue pot, the better to divvy up, don't you see? Dolan sees. And he, the Garden and Rangers don't intend to stand for it. "We can no longer stand by idly and let the League continue to impair our rights, force us to ignore proper growth opportunities and attempt to make us submit to central control and cede our right to compete individually," Dolan wrote in closing. "I welcome the opportunity to discuss our position with you directly."
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It appears the future of the Predators in Nashville is in doubt once again.

According to Nashville website tennessean.com, the leader of a local group attempting to purchase the team does not expect the deal to go through.

On Saturday, the group asked local government officials for more tax money as well as improvements to the Sommet Center, the home of the Predators. According to David Freeman, the city rejected their request.

''No, I'm not hopeful, but also not bitter,'' David Freeman told tenneseean.com. ''We put a ton of work into it, and we did our best.''

The group's exclusive negotiating deal with current Predators owner Craig Leipold expires on October 31.



The report indicates the group asked for nine changes to the lease agreement, including allowing the team to keep almost all state and local taxes as well as seat fees from all events at the arena and letting the team leave Nashville if average attendance falls below the league minimum for revenue sharing, which is 14,000 right now and the group loses $20 million.

Despite the setback, Freeman expressed no ill will toward Nashville mayor Karl Dean.

"I know he was probably as heartbroken as anybody over having to say no," Freeman told the tenneseean.com. "This decision appears to have not turned out the way we had hoped."




what do you guys think kc or hamilton ? seeing where im from i bet you know what im hoping for, but id be interested to here what unbiased people think.
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what do you guys think kc or hamilton ? seeing where im from i bet you know what im hoping for, but id be interested to here what unbiased people think.
Actually I am biased because Hockey IS Life in Canada. I've been to Canada (Toronto specifically) and you won't find more hockey nuts anywhere else on this planet. So my vote goes to Hamilton obviously, I mean they already were selling season tickets before there was a team in place there! KC while they have a nice arena and all, they won't care about hockey.
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Kyle Calder has looked like a genius signing so far. And while the Kings have a long way to go, you omitted one of the most exciting and intriguing stories of the preseason -- 19-year-old rookie and 2006 first-round draft pick Jonathan Bernier. He has looked like a cagey vet in camp and preseason games and has impressed in every start. In fact, he has played so well, he has virtually forced the team to keep him in L.A. at least until he gets his nine starts. I expect Bernier to excel and become the next Rogie Vachon in L.A. (maybe he'll even take up cigars and the porn mustache like Rogie), something Kings fans have been waiting nearly 30 years for. Write it down now, you will be the first in the media to say it, and you will look like a genius. Jack Johnson is good, but Bernier will be the Kings' Calder Trophy winner this season.

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This is from Dobber's Fantasy Prospect Report released in June:

All you need to know about Bernier is that the organization fully expects him to be its starter within three years. For a 19-year-old, that's huge. That's Luongo territory. The 11th overall pick in 2006 shows a lot of maturity and has excellent composure. He is quick moving from one side of the net to the other and his catlike reflexes make that talent even more impressive. Bernier also shows consistency, which is usually the main weakness in goalies his age. By the summer of 2008 he could very well be the most hyped prospect goalie in over a decade. Potential: All-Star goaltender who steals games and seems destined to win a Cup or two.
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Mike Madona will almost certainly be a first-ballot Hall of Famer after his playing career ends. Sometime early this season, he will bolster his impressive credentials even further.

Modano tries to move closer to becoming the all-time leading scorer among American-born players, and the Dallas Stars look to extend a pair of impressive streaks when they meet the Colorado Avalanche in the teams' season opener Wednesday night at the Pepsi Center.

Dallas will be looking for its eighth straight win over Colorado since Oct. 8, 2005. The Stars also own the longest active undefeated streak in season openers, going 7-0-3 since 1996.

Modano begins his 18th season with 507 goals and 719 assists for 1,226 points, leaving him seven shy of passing Phil Housley, the leader among U.S.-born players. The top overall pick by the Minnesota North Stars in 1988, Modano is the franchise's career leader in most offensive categories.

"If anyone deserves the record, it's Mike Modano," said Housley, who played with eight teams during his 21-year career.

On March 17, Modano scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Nashville to pass Hall of Famer Joe Mullen and become the all-time leading American goal scorer. Mullen had 502 goals over 16 seasons.

"The American records are definitely something I am very proud of," Modano told the Stars' official Web site. "It's very special that I've played my entire career with the Stars. Dallas fans have been very good to me and I love living here."

Modano, a Michigan native, has averaged a point per game against the Avalanche, with 25 goals and 29 assists in 54 contests.

Marty Turco, the Stars' career wins leader with 175, will be back in net to begin his seventh season with Dallas. Turco was fourth in the league with a 2.23 goals-against average last season, but the Stars faltered again in the playoffs and were eliminated in the first round for the third consecutive season.

Turco is 9-4-3 with a 2.52 GAA in 19 games against Colorado.

Despite totaling 95 points, Colorado fell one point shy of reaching the playoffs for the 11th straight season after relocating from Quebec in 1995.

At the urging of general manager Francois Giguere, longtime Colorado captain Joe Sakic made a couple of phone calls at the start of the free agency period to do some recruiting. The Avalanche ended up with two of the bigger names on the market in Ryan Smyth and Scott Hannan.

The Avs gave Smyth - a left wing formerly with the New York Islanders, but more well known for his 11-plus seasons with Edmonton - a five-year deal worth more than $31 million. That came after the team signed Hannan, a former San Jose defenseman, for $18 million over four years.

"With the (salary) cap going up so much, you had a lot of teams out there looking at those guys," Giguere said. "To get two was unbelievable. Both Scott and Ryan bring a lot of what we're looking for."

Smyth is an eight-time 20-goal scorer, and needs 30 for 300 in his career. Hannan, 6-foot-1 and 225 pounds, is considered one of the league's most physical players.

Sakic will be starting his 19th season, all with the Avalanche franchise, and is also coming up on a milestone. With 1,589 points, he needs two to move past Phil Esposito into eighth place all-time.

Colorado is 7-2-3 in season openers at home. Dallas is 4-7-8 when opening on the road.
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After the off-season arrivals of Ryan Smyth and Scott Hannan, and departures of Pierre Turgeon and Patrice Brisebois, there's a renewed sense of optimism in Avalanche-land. It's morning in America, to coin a phrase.

They missed the playoffs last year; it's widely predicted they won't again (for a non-Avs fan perspective, Jes has a preview up at AOL Fanhouse, ).

A group of Avalanche bloggers have assembled, meanwhile, to discuss the season -- for the first ever...





The full table of contents is up at Mile High Hockey. Over here, we're hosting question #5:

5. What happens if the Avalanche are under .500 mid-way through the season?

Mike @ BBnR (Bleu, Blanc et Rouge) -- If the Avs are below .500 at the midpoint, Coach Q. will be handed his walking papers. Hundreds of 14-year-olds on the Avs message boards suddenly declare that they never liked his 'style' anyway. Now the obvious choice for his replacement is Granato, but in a startling announcement, Super Joe pulls a Reg Dunlop and becomes a player/coach. Not wanting to miss out on a good idea, the Rangers make Shanny a player/coach also. However, Shanny decides to take it to the next level and play without a helmet. He's killed by an errant Scottie Upshall elbow in the first game against Philly. The hockey world mourns, Jagr wets himself, and Chris Drury assumes the captaincy of the Rangers. The Avs squeak into the playoffs as the 8th seed and get swept by the Defending Stanley Cup Ducks as Scotty Nieds, ala Bottle-Rocket Clemens, comes out of retirement just for the playoffs.

Draft Dodger (In the Cheap Seats and Mile High Hockey) -- There's little doubt in my mind that coach Quenneville will be fired if the team is struggling. If (and only if) the struggles are related to poor goaltending, I could see Giguere opening up the proverbial "cubbard" to move a prospect or two for a goalie the team can count on. Beyond that, I wouldn't expect a full-scale panic from the organization; they've got a solid foundation and won't sacrifice our future for short-term improvements.

Jibblescribbits (Jibblescribbits) -- If the Avs are under .500, unless Budaj has played spectacular and it hasn't been his fault at all, I think Giguere will try and make a deal to bring Bryzgolov in from Anaheim. Even if it's not Budaj's fault, he'll do it for the shot in the arm that they need. The only other
option they may have, and it's truly scary to even think about it at all, is to put Theo in net and hope he catches lightning in a bottle. I hate to say it, I really hate to say it, but under .500 at mid-season (when it's nearly impossible to be under .500 in this scoring system) means the best thing to hope for would be that Theo catches lightning in a bottle, and you can trade him out for some prospect, any
prospect, in the off-season.

Tapeleg (Jerseys and Hockey Love) -- Not.

Gonna.

Happen.

But if it did, I don't see much changing. I think Coach Q will stay in place, no matter what the season is like. If they miss the playoffs, he's gone, but not before. Granato will not be given his shot as a Head Coach in Colorado, and if he wants that as a career, he is going to have to go elsewhere.

I would love to see a Bryzgolov move, but so would half the league. I don't think he will be available by the halfway point, either traded to a team, or the Ducks realize they need him.

Also, if the Avs are below .500, I may cry. May. A man cry, but still.

Justin (Avalanche Guild) -- Due to the fact that I am extremely superstitious (I'm a goalie - enough said), I will not be answering this question.

Joe (Mile High Hockey) --
If the Avalanche are under .500 mid-way through the season, it will be because Joe Sakic had a heart attack, Scott Hannan was forced to shave his head, Ryan Smyth got traded to the Islanders (again), Andrew Brunette skated so slow he actually reversed the time-space continuum and Paul Stastny defected to the Czech Republic.

Only then would it be possible for the Avs to be below .500 mid-way through the season.

Greg (Hockey Rants and the Post-Pessimist Association) -- Another thing I don't really see happening; it would take a pretty big meltdown for them to be below .500. If they are? New coach, new goalie (unless it's a case of Budaj playing spectacularly behind a porous defense/no scoring).

Jori (Avs Prospects) -- Should the Avs have a sluggish first half, Francois Giguere will have a tough decision to make. The last two seasons for the Colorado Avalanche can be described as transition years as the team struggled to adjust to the salary cap. Expectations are high for this team, but I'm not convinced Quenneville will be fired if they get off to a slow start. I view Giguere as a patient man and he may be willing to let the team work through their problems. However, Giguere could make a transaction. I hear there is some guy named Forsberg who might be willing to join a team sometime during the season. Perhaps he could give the Avs a needed boost.

Shane (Avs Talk) -- Not gonna happen. But if it does, it will depend on what the root cause is. If the team isn't gelling, Q could get heaved. If Budaj and Theodore are both sucking wind, Weiman will get brought in to give them a wakeup call. And if it's due to a string of injuries, then the trainer will get fired.

Ok, the last one is in jest but so is the question, don't you think?

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There's seven more of these questions out there -- check out the above blog links, or head on back to Mile High Hockey to see the rest.

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Ah so thats why the Rangers overpaid for them, to bring in some fan support from the Gay community in NY.
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Stastney is off to a good start tonight. 2 goals, 2-0 avs in the second.

Is the game on TV tonight? I have DirectTV and have run through everything and haven't found it.
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its on vs.
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its on vs.
prefer the term versuck.
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198.163.152.230 on port 3128

give that a try

you can watch the flyers vs flames on cbc right now using the canadian proxy i posted earlier
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