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Chicago Thinking Big Impact

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from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

The Hawks still need to get a lot better if they hope to make the playoffs, and it would be a huge disappointment if Tallon fails to land one of the difference makers on the market.

The belief is the Hawks will seriously pursue defenseman Brian Campbell and left wing Marian Hossa. That’s the good news. The bad news is there’s a long list of teams that also want them.

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Bruins Prepare For Free Agency

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from Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald,

“I’m going to have to be in position to do it, if I’m going to get the player or players that I want,” Chiarelli said in a conference call yesterday. “I have to at least set the table. In a perfect world, if you want to do it that way, you’d like to move the money first and then get the player, but it doesn’t always happen that way. It may be that you get the player and you move the money at some point in the summer or the season.”

Chiarelli said that, if push came to shove and he really wanted to make a move to free up spending money, he feels he could do so. The B’s could use the buyout option on winger Glen Murray’s current or go the trade route.

more on the Bruins…

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Morning Line

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“I was happy Detroit won the (Stanley) Cup and out of everyone, I felt so good for Chris Osgood,” Bertuzzi said. “For him to get in there and play like he did for the Red Wings after all he’s been through there and in other places, I thought that was great. He’s one of the best people I know. I had a lot of fun with that guy and him winning it again was special to see.”

more at the London Free Press from NHL players who played in Steve Rucchin’s Facing Off Fore Charity golf tournament.

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Selling The Game

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from Terry Lefton of Sports Business Journal via the Sporting News,

“I have never been more bullish on the league,” an ebullient commissioner Gary Bettman told the audience of about 75 partners. Bettman has been commissioner since 1993, so that’s quite a statement.

Using vernacular familiar to any sports fan, John Collins, the NHL’s senior executive vice president of business and media, said: “We’ve got the mojo; now we’ve got to show we can do something with it. Pepsi knows how to sell soda, we need to convince people we know how to sell hockey on a national basis, and I think we are starting to do that.”

more and some Winter Classic talk too…

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Florida Fans Receive Email Slamming Jokinen

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from David J. Neal of the Miami Herald,

An e-mail sent to some Panthers season-ticket holders by a Panthers account executive excoriated recently traded Panthers captain Olli Jokinen as playing ‘‘with little heart or passion’’ and showing ``no leadership or improvement.’‘

This two-hand slash to the character of Jokinen, Panthers captain from October 2003 until his trade to Phoenix on Saturday for two defensemen and a second-round draft pick, came in a three-paragraph e-mail Tuesday morning from Ryan Powers, an account executive for Sunrise Sports & Entertainment….

‘‘When I heard about it, I was shocked and surprised,’’ Panthers chief executive officer Michael Yormark said Wednesday morning by phone. ``This is not the kind of communication we condone and is unacceptable

read on

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Sign Roberrts

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from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

First Ray Emery, now Brian McGrattan.

In less than a week, the Senators have sent two of Jason Spezza’s best friends packing.

As a trade-off, it’s only right that GM Bryan Murray now brings in one of Spezza’s Toronto buddies.

That Gary Roberts guy would work just fine.

continued

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Pens Trying To Keep Orpik

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from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Orpik’s agent, Lewis Gross, would not say Wednesday if the Penguins have presented a contract offer. However, indications are the club will soon make a formal offer, if it has not already.

Many around the NHL believe Orpik could command offers of $4 million annually from other teams. He is thought to be willing to give the Penguins a so-called “hometown discount” if they provide him a long-term deal.

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Rolston Camp Silent

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from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

The Brian Rolston negotiations have literally stopped short.

According to Wild assistant general manager Tom Lynn, Rolston’s agent, Steve Bartlett, has not returned a phone call since last week. The Wild hoped it would jump-start negotiations Saturday by making it known publicly that the team had made three contract proposals to Rolston without receiving a counteroffer….

Via text message, Rolston said Wednesday there was “no news,” and Tuesday said, “I don’t think it’s over.” He declined to comment further.

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Fun Time For Leaf Fans: October 9th In Hockeytown

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Little Gary won’t let you see the schedule for another few weeks.  But thanks to your deep diggers we now know how and when the Wings will open their defense of #11.  Oh wait.  The deep diggers don’t know either, or at least they’re not saying.

But Howard Berger is.

The Fan 590

The full NHL schedule for 2008-09 will be released in mid-July, and it will show the Maple Leafs opening up the regular season with a game at Detroit on Thursday, October 9th.

Might be interesting if the Wings, umm, you know, add another Swede to the roster in the next couple weeks.

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Interesting Times In Tampa

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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

There is a riveting sideshow under way in Tampa these days, a Steinbrenner-ish quality to the way the Lightning conducts their business that comes mainly from their two new larger-than-life owners, Oren Koules and Len Barrie, who seem to know just enough about hockey to be both fascinating and a little dangerous at the same time.

Koules played junior hockey in Western Canada; Barrie was an NHLer for a short time, before both made small fortunes in film and real estate respectively – enough cash to cobble together an ownership group to buy a team that as recently as 2004 won the Stanley Cup, but four years later, was dead last in the NHL, a fall from grace so complete that it landed them the next great emerging talent, Steven Stamkos, in last week’s annual entry draft.

continued

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