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Will Murray Be Bought Out

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from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Today could be the first day of the rest of Glen Murray’s life - the one he will lead without the Bruins.

That’s not to say that Murray is definitely gone from Causeway Street, but it is to remind one and all that the NHL today begins its annual buyout period, and Murray’s 2007-08 season can be submitted to the jury as Exhibit A for why buyout relief has been part of the league’s collective bargaining agreement for decades.

continued and many NHL bits too…

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Thinking Of Lindsay

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from Brian Costello of the Hockey News,

It was nice to see the NHL borrow an idea from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science people – among other organizations – in coming up with a Lifetime Achievement Award….

Going forward, there are many worthy candidates for this award as the NHL closes in on its 100th year. Selecting anyone other than Mr. Hockey in Year 1 would have been a mistake. But in future seasons, Bobby Orr, Wayne Gretzky, Scotty Bowman and Jean Beliveau are just a few names we’ll be seeing win this award.

It’ll be interesting to see how the NHL handles the legacy of Ted Lindsay. Not only was ‘Terrible Ted’ one of the best players of all-time – he ranked No. 21 on The Hockey News’ 1997 list of the top 100 players – he was also the instigator of the grossly underpaid players’ attempt to form an association/union back in 1957.

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Who Gets In HHOF

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from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

The waiting list also includes Doug Gilmour, Steve Larmer, Bobby Smith, Rick Middleton, Adam Oates and Dale Hunter, Russians led by Igor Larionov and Pavel Bure, pre-expansion NHLers who no longer have a veterans’ category and those dogged lobbyists for Paul Henderson, still fighting for him 36 years post-Summit Series.

The current selection committee, infused with some new blood this year, meets Tuesday to vote on up to four 2008 player inductees. After a few recent no-brainers, Ray Bourque, Patrick Roy, Scott Stevens, Al MacInnis, Mark Messier, this is what some call a “light” year, or a chance to address oversights.

read on

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Kings Will Wait For Coach

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from Rich Hammond at Inside the Kings,

Kings associate coach Mike Johnston has spoken twice with Dean Lombardi and Ron Hextall about the head-coaching job. There were a pair of 90-minute interviews, on Thursday and Saturday, but no hiring is imminent. In fact, Lombardi said the Kings will wait until after the draft—coming up Friday and Saturday—to conduct any more interviews.

continued

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Laperriere Cares

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from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,

Fighters are always the nicest guys. It is a common saying in hockey, and Ian Laperriere has done nothing but keep it true in his NHL career.

Need a player to give some time for a good cause? Call Lappy. Need a player to say a few words to a group of kids at a school? Call Lappy.

And when the American Diabetes Association and the Denver Father’s Day Council went looking for father of the year candidates, they called Lappy. This month, Laperriere was named one of the city’s four fathers of the year by the ADA.

continued

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Everyone Available

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from Bob Hunter of the Columbus Dispatch,

A week that might be the most important in the franchise’s young history begins today. Trade discussions leading up to and during next weekend’s NHL draft will open an array of possibilities, and it’s time for the Blue Jackets to be bold and aggressive.

The conservative, maybe-our-young-guys-will-all-mature approach can be filed in the same trash can as the finish-last-and-stockpile-some-future-stars method. It’s time to act. Howson should be prepared to move anybody and everybody to get the franchise on track.

And yes, I said “anybody.” Pascal Leclaire … Rostislav Klesla … Jason Chimera … Fredrik Modin … even, gulp, Rick Nash.

read on

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Morning Line

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“He’s 38 and still going strong,” Zetterberg said. “When he stops playing, he’ll probably still be the best guy on the team. Then, hopefully, he can work on his golf game a little bit. He has a flaw. He is a bad slicer.”

more on Lidstrom at the Detroit Free Press…

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A Marleau Connection

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from David Pollak of the Mercury News,

New Sharks coach Todd McLellan hasn’t had much chance to get to know his players yet, but he and the father of one of them - captain Patrick Marleau - are well acquainted.

Both McLellan and the Marleaus come from Saskatchewan, but it’s a five-hour drive from the coach’s hometown of Melville to Aneroid, where the captain grew up. Aneroid, though, is only 90 minutes from Swift Current - a short hop by provincial standards - and that’s where McLellan connected with the Marleau family a decade ago.

continued

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It Was A Very Good Year

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from Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News,

Here are five reasons you should have enjoyed the NHL in 2007-08:

• The right team won it all. Detroit became the first team since the 2001-02 Red Wings to win the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup. If it happened every year, it would become tiresome. But every now and again, it’s nice to see the best team in the league confirm as much in the playoffs. The Red Wings for years have had the best organization. Their players earned the Cup in the end.

• Sid the Kid. The NHL couldn’t have asked for much more than Sidney Crosby and the Penguins reaching the finals. Crosby is the face of the new NHL, and he was brilliant in the postseason while showcasing the league.

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Malkin Could Be Moved

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from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

A month ago, Evgeni Malkin was the toast of the town.

Now, you wonder if he’s just plain toast.

Should star winger Marian Hossa accept the long-term, lucrative contract offer the Penguins have put before him, Malkin’s days in Pittsburgh could be numbered.

continued

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