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Blackhawks Could Pay Forsberg

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from Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald,

While it’s believed Forsberg would prefer to sign with a team that has a chance to win the Stanley Cup right now—if he decides to even play again—the Hawks are in the picture because of their financial flexibility beyond this season.

Forsberg has told the Hawks he hopes to play for a few more years if he can skate on his gimpy feet and ankles, and it’s likely the deal Tallon has presented Forsberg is for at least two years past this one, perhaps in the neighborhood of $5 million a year.

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Smyth Back, But Others Lost

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from the Denver Post,

Despite word that Ryan Smyth will return to the Avalanche lineup tonight, Wednesday wasn’t a good day for medical news.

Workhorse defenseman Brett Clark might miss the rest of the season because of a dislocated shoulder, and Paul Stastny did not practice because of a groin injury.

Clark was the Avalanche’s minutes leader, and Stastny its leading scorer. Nothing seems to get any easier for the team already among the most banged-up in the NHL.

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  Tags: ryan+smyth

A Lasting Love Affair

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Dave Stubbs at Habs Inside/Out,

The photograph from a family album shows Jean Béliveau slipping an engagement ring onto the finger of Élise Couture. It is Christmastime 1952 in Quebec City, a tinselled tree behind them.

This June 27, the couple will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary. And it is hardly a measure of their marriage that, on this Valentine’s Day, neither recalls the details of Béliveau’s proposal to the woman who took his heart then and keeps it to this day.

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  Tags: jean+beliveau

It’s Over In Columbus

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch,

It was a nice run. The Blue Jackets for weeks and weeks have been injury-riddled and flu-ridden, and they’ve managed to stay in the playoff race. But it’s over now. Cue the bugler.

The Jackets are not good enough, as the past two games have made plain. The Los Angeles Kings came to Nationwide Arena on Sunday night, pushed around the home team and won in a shootout. The Chicago Blackhawks came in last night, played pond hockey and won 7-2. This was flag dropping, to the lowest degree.

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For The Love Of Hockey

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Heck, I never knew Earl Sleek was such a sensitive guy…

A Hockey Love Poem

When we first met, my dear, you gave me that look,
And from that first moment, my poor heart was hooked,
I thought it would pass, but that wasn’t the case,
You cut into my heart with a high-stick to its face.

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Timing Is Everything

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from Bolts Report,

But the deal is anything but done at this point. The financing is not secured, but it doesn’t really have to be at this point, it would just give everybody a greater comfort level….

And don’t think that the timing of this isn’t important, either. The trade deadline is less than two weeks away and there are plenty of things on the Lightning’s table and you would have to think Koules wants to be involved as a decision maker in that process….

What does the team do with the Big Three? Word is that those guys, along with Boyle, are a big reason why he wants to buy this team. So unless Jay Feaster or John Tortorella can convince - assuming they want to - of the long-term benefits of breaking up the Big Three, nobody is going anywhere.

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Have Battles Taken A Toll On Tucker

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via George Gross of the Toronto Sun,

One player he (Fletcher) won’t be able to move—if I can believe a rival club’s executive—is Darcy Tucker.

“I wouldn’t give my last draft choice in order to get him,” was the way the fellow put it to me.

“It’s not because he isn’t an honest, hard-working player, but because he has lost it. The many wars against much bigger and tougher fellows are telling on him. He is trying hard, but he can’t get there anymore.”

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Ward Suffers Throat Injury

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from the CP via TSN,

(Aaron) Ward was not bleeding when he left the ice and did not leave on a stretcher, but coach Claude Julien said following Boston’s 2-1 win that Ward coughed up some blood before leaving the ice.

The 35-year-old Ward was skating toward Penguins defenceman Sergei Gonchar near the end boards when Gonchar got either his forearm or his stick up and accidentally struck Ward in the neck.

‘‘I got there and he was making a choking sound, holding his throat and gasping for air,’’ teammate Zdeno Chara said.

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Watch a video of the incident…

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  Tags: aaron+ward

Toronto Players Wanted

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

John Ferguson Jr. was on TSN tonight during the 2nd intermission of the Leafs/Sabres game.  James Duthie asked him what Leafs players had drawn the most interest from other teams before he was relieved of his duties.

1. Mats Sundin
2. Tomas Kaberle
3. Darcy Tucker
McCabe and a group of a few “others” were mentioned by JFJ too.  He also said if Sundin wants to be moved, he would draw the same type of trade that Forsberg did when the Flyers sent him to Nashville.

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Decision Time Nearing

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from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Atlanta GM Don Waddell has to deal with the Marian Hossa situation.

Buffalo GM Darcy Regier has to deal with the Bryan Campbell situation.

And the situations are close to identical.

Both GMs are holding out hope, albeit faint, of signing those players before the trade deadline on Feb. 26 or even the July 1 date when they both are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents.

But, while neither can or will say this publicly, the sense in Atlanta and Buffalo is both players are not going to sign before the trade deadline.

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  Tags: brian+campbell, marian+hossa

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