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Just Like A Canadian

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from Dave Fry of the Washington Times,

Canadians are proud and protective of hockey, a sport they consider their national heritage. Praise lavished on athletes born outside the country is rare and guarded. All of which makes the Alex Ovechkin phenomenon somewhat hard to understand. The youthful Russian is treated like a rock star whenever he comes to Canada, be it Montreal, Ottawa or Toronto in the east or Vancouver, Edmonton or Calgary in the west. It is hard to understand, that is, until the connection finally clicks -- the Washington Capitals' left wing plays the game like a Canadian, physically, skillfully, in a determined manner and with a decided flourish. To a Canadian, he just as easily could have been born in Moose Jaw instead of Moscow.
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Drop Em - Or Not

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from Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun,

Do you wanna go? Or do you have to go? Does a player have the right to opt out of the whole culture of fighting in the NHL? Or if you put on a sweater in this league are you fair game no matter what? When does a player have a choice in whether or not he drops his gloves? And should he be subject to a beating whether he wants to fight or not?
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Heavyweight Vs. Shoot-Out Specialist

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from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal via Canada.com,

Scotty Bowman isn't so sure teams shouldn't be dressing a shootout specialist as their 12th forward now, rather than a bodyguard. Sluggers are getting only five minutes a game, anyway. "On this team (Detroit), you have a player, (Jiri) Hudler, who was third in scoring in the American League last year, playing only 13 minutes a game. But he's good in a shootout situation, and the worst you can do is also put him on the second power-play unit," said Bowman.
more on the NHL world...

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Who Goes Where

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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

• Part of the reason D Brian Leetch remains on the unrestricted free agent market is his asking price. The talk is the Leafs are ready to bring him in at $500,000 (all terms US), but he's seeking $1 million. • If the Sharks are going to deal G Evgeni Nabokov, they can't do it without his permission. Nabokov has a no-trade clause in his contract. • The Kings are looking to move D Lubomir Visnovsky.
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Ott Breaks Ankle

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via the AP,

Dallas Stars centre Steve Ott has a fractured ankle and will miss the next two months. He is scheduled to have surgery Monday. ''Steve will be sorely missed because he has done a good job at the little things,'' Dallas coach Dave Tippett said. ''It's tough to see that happen to him.'' Ott got into a fight with Los Angeles defenceman Tom Kostopoulos midway through the second period. It appeared Ott fell awkardly after he was hit by Kostopoulos.

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Cap May Hurt Penguins

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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

It's almost comical that the Penguins, of all teams, find themselves boxed in by the collective bargaining agreement that was allegedly crafted for the benefit of small-market, low-revenue franchises such as Pittsburgh, but instead, and in fact, discriminates against every hockey team and operation in the NHL.... Slap Shots may have had trouble with trigonometry, but even we're smart enough to be able to calculate that it will be impossible for Pittsburgh to construct even the semblance of a complete team if the Penguins wind up paying 60 percent of the cap to max contracts going to Crosby, Malkin and Staal, either through arbitration or to keep them from defecting as 25-year-old unrestricted free agents.
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Tallinder Re-Breaks Arm

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from the Associated Press:

Buffalo Sabres defenceman Henrik Tallinder has a broken left arm and the club said he will miss up to two months. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on Sunday. Tallinder was hurt in Buffalo's 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night, and missed Buffalo's 5-4 shootout loss to Atlanta on Saturday, the Sabres' first of the season. It is the same arm he broke in a collision along the boards in Game 3 of last season's Eastern Conference finals against Carolina. "It's tough," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "I'm disappointed for him because he was playing real well for us, and now the same thing happened. I know how frustrating it is."
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Phoenix - Perreault Close

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via Darren Dreger of TSN,

Sources tell TSN veteran centre Yanic Perreault is close to agreeing to a one year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. Perreault, believed to be fully recovered from abdominal surgery, previously turned down contract gestures from both Chicago and the New York Islanders

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Belfour Involved In Scuffle

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from the Palm Beach Post,

Panthers goaltender Ed Belfour, who has gotten into trouble off the ice in the past, scuffled with teammates, bartenders and bouncers Thursday night at a nightclub attached to the hotel where the team was staying, according to two sources who witnessed the incident. The Panthers' other goaltender, Alex Auld, was hurt later while they were "horsing around" in the hotel lobby, Belfour said Saturday. Auld needed an unspecified number of stitches for a cut over his right eye. A source who witnessed the nightclub incident at the Posh club in Garden City, N.Y., told South Florida reporters that Belfour was drunk. But he denied that.
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White In Washington

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from Evan Weiner at NHL.com,

The 1970s were a time of leisure suits, plaid patterns, various neck chains and for one hockey team, an unusual fashion statement ... white pants. In the 1974-75 season, the original Washington Capitals home uniforms featured a red, white and blue jersey and white hockey pants. It was the only time in NHL history that players wore white pants as part of a home uniform. The white pants experiment has been largely forgotten by most people connected to hockey, as it was ditched rather quickly by owner Abe Pollin and his staff. But Pollin did try something different with his expansion hockey team that would win just eight games in its first season.
continued image The above picture is from NHLUniforms- a great site to visit and look around.

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