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The Blackhawks Movie

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from Mike Kiley of Blackhawks Confidential at ChicagoNow,

I see Alec Baldwin in the Tallon role, Steve Buscemi as McDonough, SpongeBob Squarepants as Rocky Wirtz, Jason Alexander as Stan Bowman, Don Rickles as Scotty Bowman (is Rickles still alive? wouldn’t matter with the limited Scotty dialogue), Burt Reynolds (get me makeup) as coach Joel Quenneville, a bearded Colin Farrell as a very angry Irish kind of revolutionary Czech playing Martin Havlat and a curly-wigged Will Ferrell replicating Marian Hossa.

So years from now, two or three Jonathan Toews-led championships down the road, you will have an Oliver Stone-type movie version offering the dark details of how Tallon got his career misconduct penalty and the affair will assume the nefarious overtones of “Who Killed Cock Robin,” snuggling into Hawks history alongside Reay’s Yuletide log roll.

more on the Chicago scene…

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Columbus Re-Signs Dan LaCosta

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed goaltender Dan LaCosta to a one-year, two-way NHL-American Hockey League contract, General Manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

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USA Hockey Announces HOF Class

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from USAHockey.com,

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 1998 U.S. Olympic Women’s Ice Hockey Team, Tony Amonte, Tom Barrasso, John LeClair and Frank Zamboni will be enshrined into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame as the Class of 2009, it was announced today by USA Hockey.

“This is a truly magnificent class,” said Ron DeGregorio, president of USA Hockey. “Each member of the Class of 2009 has had an extraordinary impact on our sport and is most deserving to take their place among the hockey immortals in the United States.”


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Wife Of Mike Foligno Passes Away

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via the Sudbury Wolves,

It is with heavy hearts that the Sudbury Wolves Hockey Club announces the passing of Janis Foligno, wife of Wolves Head Coach and General Manager, Mike Foligno on Monday evening after a courageous battle with cancer.

Janis was a wonderful wife, mother, aunt and friend. She was a great person to know, to talk to and to be with. She was also a great friend of the game of hockey.

Janis was born and raised in Sudbury as a member of the Giacomin family and her uncle, Eddie Giacomin, is recognized as one of the NHL’s greatest goaltenders.

Janis married Sudbury’s Mike Foligno and raised four wonderful children - Cara, Nicholas, Lisa and Marcus. Nick now plays for the Ottawa Senators while Marcus was recently drafted by the Buffalo Sabres.

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Lightning Plan To Buy Out Prospal

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from Erik Erlendsson of Bolts Report,

The Lightning on Tuesday informed left wing Vinny Prospal that the team is buying out the remaining three years of his contract.

Tampa Bay general manager Brian Lawton sent a letter of intent to Prospal and his agent informing them of the decision. Prospal has 24 hours to decide whether to accept the buyout or request to be placed on waivers.

Prospal, who was reacquired from the Philadelphia Flyers before last season, signed a four-year contract worth $14 million last June. He has $10.5 million remaining on his deal.


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Talking Team Canada Roster

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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail at CTV Olympics,

With the Olympic orientation camp roster down to 45 players following Joe Sakic’s retirement, how will executive director Steve Yzerman and his staff cut down to 23 names by December?

And with a dozen or more all-but-guaranteed spots, which players among the longer shots have a legitimate chance of cracking the roster?

According to former NHL general manager Craig Button, Yzerman sent a clear and unwavering message about the type of player he wants to represent Canada - safe, responsible, two-way players with a smattering of versatility.

Yzerman singled out Minnesota Wild defenceman Brent Burns and Dallas Stars’ captain Brenden Morrow as two players who missed big parts of last season because of injury, but remain on the radar screen.


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Are The Bruins Back?

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from Douglas Flynn of the Hockey Journal,

Hardcore hockey fanatics and the casual sports fans alike turned out in droves, and the heart of a hockey city began beating once again.

“I think, frankly, that a lot more people have tuned in and understand just how close this team is (to a championship),” said Bruins principal Charlie Jacobs. “People have reconnected with this franchise that maybe hadn’t in the previous years. It was really started to reflect that in this community, and we’re seeing that. We’re seeing that interest on our Web site. We’re seeing that on our broadcasts. And we’re seeing that at the box office. People by and large in this city feel good about where their team is today when they think of the Boston Bruins, and that only bodes well for us.”


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Auditions On Ice

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The LA Kings held their Ice Crew auditions yesterday.  Click for pics...


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Don’t Be Mad At Hudler

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from George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press,

(Dan) Cleary said he spoke with Jiri Hudler, who is in the Czech Republic. As much as Cleary would like to see Hudler back with the Wings next season, he doesn’t blame him for signing a two-year deal worth about $10 million tax free with the Moscow Dynamo.

Hudler’s NHL arbitration hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Toronto and the Wings are seeking a two-year award.

“He doesn’t want people to be angry with him,” Cleary said. “I hope people aren’t.”

Cleary said Hudler was given an offer that was too great to pass up: “It would take him seven or eight years to make the kind of money he’ll make in two.”

more on how Cleary is spending his summer…

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  Tags: dan+cleary, jiri+hudler

Flames Get Some Cap Breathing Room

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from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,

By sending Primeau and his $1.4-million salary to the Maple Leafs, the only one-way contract that comes in return is Stuart’s $483,333 hit.

And there’s no guarantee the energy forward will remain in Calgary. He’s spent the last couple of seasons splitting time between the Atlanta Thrashers and the minors—he was dealt to Toronto earlier this month in the Pavel Kubina swap—so it wouldn’t be all that costly for the Flames to take that route.

That leaves the salary cap space needed to re-sign restricted free agent Dustin Boyd, keep another forward in the Stampede City if required—even Mikael Backlund and his potential bonuses—and leave some space for the eventual call-ups when needed.

Don’t think that’s a big deal? Guess again.


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