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I will be on The Knee Jerks - Detroit Sports Talk with Eno and Big Al around 11:00pm tonight if you’d like to tune in.

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Update On The Air Battle Between Canada/U.S.

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from Susan Carey of the Wall Street Journal,

In a two-page order to Air Canada’s Washington lawyer, the DOT said the agency found the airline last year carried individuals on Bruins and Bucks charters who were transported within the U.S. and never carried across the border during the season, contrary to the DOT’s agreement with the airline.

Canada’s Minister of Transport, John Baird, fired back in a letter to Mr. LaHood demanding the DOT retract its decision, calling it “an unprecedented interference in the operations of the marketplace” and a “step backward” in the two nations’ history of collaboration.

This Canadian Transportation Agency retaliated by banning charter flights by U.S. carriers that require multiple stops within Canada. Miami Air International Inc., a U.S. charter carrier that has contracts with 10 NHL teams this season, had to arrange for a Canadian charter to make intra-Canada flights last weekend for the Florida Panthers, rather than carry the NHL team itself, said Ross Fischer, chief executive of Miami Air.


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Cheechoo Excited To Be On The Ice

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Jonathan Cheechoo answers questions from the media after his first day at Senators training camp.

thanks to to the Twitter of Erin Nicks for the pointer….

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Helm Out 2-4 Weeks

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via the Twitter of Bruce MacLeod,

Darren Helm hurt in shoulder/collar bone area. Out 2-4 weeks with sprain.

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Many Veteran Players Not Happy With Kelly Firing

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from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

The Kelly forces, which include a number of veteran players, maintain the firing was nothing more than a palace coup orchestrated by general counsel Ian Penny, advisory counsel board members Ron Pink and Ian Troop, former ombudsman Eric Lindros and interim ombudsman Buzz Hargrove.

They continue to feel that the meeting in Chicago where Kelly was dismissed was a sham and that Penny and Hargrove pressed them into a vote at 3:45 a.m. because they knew the result wouldn’t have gone their way had they had the benefit of sober second thought and a good night’s sleep.

Other revelations, which have come to light via sources close to the situation who spoke to The Hockey News on a condition of anonymity, include:

• Of the five players on the executive committee who voted against dismissing Kelly, four of them were Chelios, Shawn Horcoff of the Edmonton Oilers, Adam Burish of Chicago Blackhawks and Manny Malhotra of the Columbus Blue Jackets.


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Kopitar Ready For The Season

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from Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings,

“I was here for three weeks,’’ Kopitar said of his work with the Kings’ training staff. “I feel I did everything in my power to prepare for this season.’‘

Kopitar said he wouldn’t shy away from high expectations for the Kings this season.

“Everybody is expecting the playoffs,’’ Kopitar said. “We have to put some pressure on ourselves. ... That’s just the way it is.’‘


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Questions For Eastern Conference Teams

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from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Burning question: Are the Leafs really rebuilding? No. Burke admitted it publicly to ESPN.com in July, saying he wasn’t about to sit back and do a Pittsburgh or a Washington and wait five years for this team to get better. He’s retooling with a short-term window in mind. The Leafs could surprise this season and challenge for a playoff spot, but their lack of scoring is a glaring weakness.

read on for a snapshot question on every Eastern Conference team…

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Waiting On Kovalchuk

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from Craig Custance of the Sporting News,

After this season, Kovalchuk’s contract is up. If he gets to July 1, he’ll be the most sought-after free agent of the summer — a 40-goal scorer entering his prime.

That’s the last thing general manager Don Waddell and the Thrashers want to happen. And, right now, they’re cautiously optimistic it won’t. Waddell told Sporting News that Kovalchuk, his agent Jay Grossman and Thrashers management plan to sit down in training camp, face to face.

Waddell would love for that meeting to wrap up negotiations.

“That’s the best way to get this thing done,” Waddell said. “We’ve had good dialogue. It’s at the point now where something needs to happen.”

Until then, Kovalchuk will be watching, looking for signs that the summer additions of forward Nik Antropov and defenseman Pavel Kubina, along with the development of young talent like Zach Bogosian, Tobias Enstrom, Bryan Little and Evander Kane, will be enough to push the Thrashers back into playoff contention.


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They Can Still Play, But Where Is The Question

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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

The news that Petr Sykora will attend the Minnesota Wild camp on a tryout basis is symbolic of the dilemma facing all the veteran NHL players that didn’t get a contract offer this summer, and opted not to play overseas in Russia:

Do they swallow their pride and - with no guarantees - try to earn a roster spot for the first time in forever? Or do they sit at home and await a firm deal and bide their time that way?


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Afternoon Line

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“I’m in a place where I know. I mean, I know Edmonton. I’ve known it for years.  I’m in a place where I like the people I’m working with. I felt the same, when I was in Toronto, Vancouver, Philadelphia, wherever. I put on that sweater, that’s who I work for. It’s no trouble at all.”

-Edmonton Oilers Coach Pat Quinn.  More on Quinn from Mark Spector of Sportsnet.

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