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Kerrzy’s Notebook: ‘Serious’ Ovie Promises Better

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Alex Ovechkin is making two things clear this week – he’s not fat and he’s sick of losing in the playoffs.

After looking like a mere mortal last season with 32 goals and 85 points in 79 games, Ovechkin is switching equipment companies, he’s been working with a different personal trainer (again) and he’s promising that his Capitals will be more “serious” this season.

The Caps superstar was at the team’s training facility on Tuesday to announce his new endorsement deal with Nike/Bauer after several years with CCM, but no one really wanted to talk equipment.

The line of questioning quickly went from his gear to his gut, and Ovie was forced to explain why he looked a bit chubby in a late-July interview. Incase you missed it, there was a “Caps 365” video posted to the NHL website earlier this summer that featured a chat with Ovechkin, wherein he appeared to be sporting a bit of a Party Bulge in his midsection.

Here’s what he had to say on Tuesday about that: (more…)

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NHL Trade Deadline Analysis

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Dustin Penner (Bing Images)

Throughout the day, stay with www.anysportanytime.ca, for my analysis, and Jim’s analysis, on transactions that have taken place.

Here are the sixteen deals that have been made:

Atlanta trades Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiller to Florida for Radek Dvorak and a fifth round pick.

Analysis: I’m a little surprised in this one. I think Bergfors is the best player in the deal and better than Dvorak. With Atlanta in more playoff contention than Florida, I thought they wouldn’t get rid of him.  In 2010-11, Bergfors has 11 goals and 18 assists, compared to Dvorak’s 7 goals and 14 assists. Dvorak, who was a first line player in Florida, playing with David Booth and former Oiler Marty Reasoner, has not lived up to his potential this season and is on the downside of his career.

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Kerrzy’s Notebook: Around the Rinks

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Savard Done

Could this be the last we see of Boston Bruins playmaker Marc Savard?

The 33-year-old won’t play again this season and, while he doesn’t want to entertain the thought of never playing again just yet, his career may be over at this point. After taking a heavy (legal) hit from Colorado’s Matt Hunwick in January, Savard suffered his second concussion in 10 months and he says a bunch of the post concussion symptoms came back to him.

Savard told reporters that the Hunwick hit “wasn’t a bad hit at all” and the player had actually reached out to him a couple of times since that game saying he felt terrible. First of all, good on Hunwick. It wasn’t a dirty hit by any means, but I’m sure a lot of people around the hockey world cringed when they head the sound of Savard hitting the boards and saw him drop to the ground. (more…)

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And I’m sticking to it – 15 minutes of fame with Jim and Geoffrey

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Hello folks – it’s your 15 Minutes of Fame video for Monday. Wait, what? It’s not Monday, it’s Tuesday! Due to technical difficulties I’d like to blame on (spins wheel) the crazy amount of snow we’ve had in Edmonton, we weren’t able to get our video up for your early week reading.  So, with our apologies and the assurance that we’ll get our act together in the future, here is this week’s episode.

This week we look back on the collapse of Team Canada’s World Junior Championship team, the fan voting ahead of the NHL All-star game and the dominance of Sidney Crosby.

In this week’s GABBYs:
- On the good side, Mike Tyson is getting a TV show that’s not about boxing but about raising pigeons! What’s not to like? Buffalo’s LIndy Ruff reaches 500 wins all with one team.
- On the bad side, fights between the Memphis Grizzlies and Sidney Crosby is out with a concussion.
- We have our first ever candidate who gets both a good and a bad on the GABBYs. Check it out.

On Quick Hits: Roberto Alomar is the first Blue Jay to go to Cooperstown and Tiger Woods is taken off the cover of his own video game.

Check it out:

Lot’s more after the jump. Click “continue reading.” ———————>

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