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Tucker Declines Invitation

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from the Toronto Star,

As they waited for the puck to drop, Neil leaned into Tucker, going almost nose-to-nose with his rival, incessantly yapping. It looked like a drill sergeant getting in the face of a young recruit. Neil's essential message was, if you have a problem with the Senators, come to me — not a perceived lightweight like Eaves. "I asked him to fight and he didn't oblige me," Neil said later. "After that, I just went out and played hockey. I just let him know he can't be going after a guy like Patty Eaves." Tucker said he tried not to listen to Neil, but it was tough because the Senator was right in his ear.
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Perreault Talks Cut Off In Ottawa

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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Senators GM John Muckler confirmed a Sun report that he has called off talks with unrestricted free-agent C Yanic Perreault. "I just have a lot of questions and I'm not sure that's the right move at this time," said Muckler.
Garrioch has a look at Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli too...

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Expect The Unexpected

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from Kevin Allen at USA TODAY,

If you believe that climbing to the top in the new National Hockey League salary cap world has become a daunting challenge, then it's logical to conclude that remaining on top, or staying even highly competitive, will be next to impossible. With parity upon us and a salary cap guaranteeing that stars can't be stockpiled, it seems likely that over the next five or six seasons that each of the NHL's 30 teams will miss the playoffs at least once.... After 14 months with the new salary cap, what we know is that if you like the steady, predictable, twirl of a carousel, the salary cap world isn't for you. If you like the dramatic dips, twists and speedy climbs of the roller coaster, you are going to love the new NHL because it's going to be a wild ride over the next few seasons.
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Scotty & Prongs

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from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

Niedermayer is gifted offensively, skates effortlessly and is as steady as a defenseman can be. Pronger is a physical monster with a blistering shot. "We're really not stepping on each other's toes," Niedermayer said, laughing. "We are different players. We accomplish the same things, but just in different ways. It's worked out fine so far." Added kid brother Rob, "I don't think you can really convey exactly how much more confidence it gives everybody from the goalie out to have Scotty and Prongs back there."
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Brophy Still Has The Fire

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from the New York Times,

He has come out of retirement this season to coach the Richmond Renegades, a new team in the Southern Professional Hockey League, three rungs below the National Hockey League. Competitive coals still smolder within. “Am I driven?” Brophy said. “Very much so. Driven to win. To me nothing, nothing, replaces winning. Nothing.” At practice, his players are mindful of the stories, the “Slap Shot” legend, his demand of 100 percent effort 100 percent of the time. They understand his penchant for high-tempo drills, for conditioning and skating, for skating and more skating.
more Another story on Brophy from late June...

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B’s Fans Trash The Ice

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via the AP,

Andrei Markov scored the tiebreaking goal with 1.2 seconds left on Thursday night, giving Montreal a 3-2 victory over Boston and prompting a shower of garbage from the Bruins fans that convinced the officials to wave off the final two ticks of the clock. Markov took advantage of a power play that came when Matt Lashoff, the Bruins' first overall pick in the 2005 draft who was making his NHL debut, was called for holding with 45 seconds left. The Canadiens defenseman got the puck to the left of Tim Thomas and put it between his legs for the game-winner. While Montreal players - and some of their vocal fans in the Boston crowd - celebrated, others in the stands began throwing cups and other trash onto the ice. After about a minute, and a futile announcement from the public address announcer, the clock started and the buzzer blew while both teams were still at their benches and the ice crew was cleaning up.
added 10:52pm, from the Wicked Bruins Fan,
Okay… I just can’t put into words losing a game with 1.2 seconds on the clock… so I will come back to it. But Thomas?! He had all the time in the world to make a save on Markov. Just unbelievable. Bruins lose 3-2. Axelsson got an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and ten minute misconduct after the game-losing goal.
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Malkin Driven To Be The Best

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from Bill Clement at MSNBC,

Malkin has the hands of an artist, the vision of a high-definition camera, he's extremely fast, has an excellent shot, and he knows when to use it. He is a precision passer with a computer-like understanding of the game, and as a result he is superb decision maker. In other words, he has great hockey sense. The NHL's No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 draft is highly competitive, and he is driven to be the best. Add to all this that Malkin has the temper of a combatant who hates to lose, and you see why his star shines so brightly even at 20 years old.
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Without A Salary Cap - The NHL Would Be A 15 Team League

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Jimmy Devellano was just on Detroit radio and mentioned the NHL is in much better shape now than it was in the last two years. He said 15 teams would not be in the NHL now if there were not a hard salary cap with the new CBA. He mentioned some U.S. based teams are still trying to establish themselves, but they are in much better shape now than two years ago. On the Wings, Jimmy D. said the Wings are in transation without a doubt. Winning will not come as easy, team has been turned over to Datsyuk and Zetterbeg. They still will be a competitve teams, and hope the season improves as it goes on. Jimmy D. said the Wings expected Shanahan to finish his career in Detroit. They just could not go out and sign someone to replace Brendan and it may take a year or two to recover from this transition period.

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McGuire Likes Hockey

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Mark McGuire took in a little hockey action last night at the Oilers/Ducks game. image

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Wig Night

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via the Philadelphia Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers invite their fans to be a part of history and help the team break the Guinness World Record for “most people wearing wigs at a single sporting event” when the team takes the ice at Wachovia Center against the Chicago Blackhawks. All fans will be given a FREE orange wig and prompted to wear them during the game to “orange crush” the current record (6,213 fans) set by the Detroit Pistons on March 19, 2004 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
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