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Will JSG Move

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from Spector at Fox Sports,

Despite the club's surprising success, Burke will undoubtedly spend the summer looking for ways to improve his roster. One determining factor in how much change comes to the Ducks depends on how much ownership is willing to spend. The team began the season nudging the $39 million cap ceiling, but the savvy Burke managed to pare that down to just over $34 million by the end of the season.... One way Burke could free up payroll space could be trading veteran goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who has one season remaining on his contract at $3.9 million. Bryzgalov's strong play during the season and in the playoffs made "Giggy" the subject of trade rumors for months, which aren't likely to die down in the off-season. Several teams, including the Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and St. Louis Blues, are believed to be in the market for a quality starting goalie and may have interest in Giguere.
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Edmonton Fans Welcome Oilers

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from the CP via TSN,

Hundreds of Edmonton Oilers fans jammed the road leading to an airport terminal Sunday afternoon to catch a glimpse of their returning NHL hockey heroes. Welcome to Edmonton - the city that used to be happy to just be in the playoffs but now will settle for nothing less than a sixth Stanley Cup. Mounties worked to keep fans away from the Shell Aerocentre, where the Oilers charter plane arrived. Outside the terminal, hundreds of cars were parked higgledy-piggledy, on grass stretches and along ditches while the throng of 300 fans stretched out over a kilometre.
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Oilers Finally Back In Finals

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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

I don't think you can realize the magnitude, the importance of this, us going to the Stanley Cup finals in Edmonton," said Ethan Moreau, an Oiler since late in the 1998-99 season. "That's life there. It's been a long time. I think they're going to appreciate it, they're going to enjoy it more this time around because back in the day it was almost expected," added Moreau, who scored his first goal of the playoffs early in the second period Saturday to tie the game at 1. "This is huge. It's huge for the guys in the room. It's huge for the city, unbelievable for the organization. It is hard to put into words what this means to our team."
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Keep Believing

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from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

I'm happiest to see it in their faces,'' said coach Craig MacTavish of the first eighth-seed team ever to make it to the Stanley Cup final, the longest longshot of them all. "A lot of times you want something so badly that it's almost anti-climatic when you get it. But this wasn't one of those instances,'' added the coach of the team which now has a chance to become the first team since four rounds of best-of-seven series were introduced to open every series on the road and win the Cup. "I'm really happy for the core guys on the team, the guys who have been through a lot here, never cheated the fans and never cheated their teammates.''
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Loved To Be Hated

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from the Chicago Tribune,

"I deserved most of what I got because I was an instigator," Lemieux said, "but I loved every minute." Lemieux, 40, was a right wing for five teams in 19 NHL seasons. He's now president of the Phoenix Roadrunners of the East Coast Hockey League. "Looking back, those were still good days," he said, "and every now and then I still miss the action." Call Lemieux crazy. He usually was called much worse over a career in which he became known as the NHL's most annoying player. "I'd have guys say, 'You're good enough, why are you always yapping?' But my game was being irritable," Lemieux said. "The booing, the hating, the nastiness, you get used to it."
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The Consequences

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from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

The echoes of Brad Richards' five-year, $39 mil lion max-out deal with the Lightning will not only reverberate throughout the NHL this summer - Lou Lamoriello already is suffering migraines - but will also resound in NHLPA conference rooms as the union continues to ponder reducing the team cap from $8 million to $5 million above the payroll mid-range in order to limit escrow exposure. Proponents of changing the formula to tighten the salary cap are now certain to project dramatic inflation in both the unrestricted market and salary arbitration that will push overall league payroll well beyond the players' allotted percentage of the gross as a result of the bizarre contract restricted free agent Richards received from Tampa Bay. Any overage, of course, comes back to the league via escrow withholdings.
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On A Run

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from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The Oilers' run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Final has been nothing short of a great story to the City of Edmonton and its fans. For the second time in as many seasons, a Canadian team - from Alberta - will play for the Cup. The fact that this is the Oilers (a team that for so long was synonymous with championship campaigns) makes everything that was old, well, new again. But Saturday's game did not come without its suspense.
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Koivu Unsure OF Future

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from TSN,

Saku Koivu's future with the Montreal Canadiens remains up in the air, according to the Montreal Gazette. After suffering a serious injury to his left eye when caught by a high stick from Carolina's Justin Williams in Game Three of their first round playoff series, Koivu has endured a month of inactivity and uncertainty. "What kind of a month has it been? It's been a long, long month," Koivu told the Gazette's Red Fisher. "It's been an uncomfortable month."
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Confident Ducks

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from the Daily Breeze,

"What does it take to come back from 3-0?" Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere said, repeating a reporter's question. "I don't know. I've never done it before. But we definitely can get a win (tonight). If we play as well as can, then we're capable of winning. Our focus is about taking it one game at a time." "They're human," Giguere said. "They'll get tired. They'll make mistakes. We know (Edmonton goalie Dwayne) Roloson is human now."
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Fighting For Financial Gain

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from the Western Front (West Washington University),

The NHL is not creating enough money, and players and owners are fighting for financial gain rather than playing for the love of the game. As a result, the league is further alienating hockey fans with its financial quarrels. Americans have no logical reason to shun hockey. It has the violence of football, the scoring of soccer, the anticipation of baseball and the aggressive pace of racing wrapped into a tightly knit package. Yet, the American sporting community fails to appreciate this and fails to watch it on television. America chooses to discredit hockey and stigmatize it as being a Canadian sport because hockey is long and boring.
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