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Holland Talks

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Ken Holland (in Vancouver) on Detroit radio at 5pm. Has had no talk with Keenan about the availability of Luongo. Said he has talked to Florida in the last 3-4 months, and told them if Luongo is going to be offered for trade, please make sure we are included in the talks. As far as Holland knows, Luongo is not being offered to anyone right now. Says his goal is still to sign Lidstrom, considers him the top defenseman in the league. Will meet with Nick and his agent this weekend and try to make some progress. Ken believes there will be lots of talk this weekend, his #1 priority is goaltending, but how much to spend or what direction they will go with a goalie is still up in the air. Holland mentioned Zetterberg is not going anywhere, Datsyuk and Kronwall are others who would be very difficult to trade. He would like to sit down with Datsyuk's agent in the near future and talk extension, since he is in the last year of the contract. Holland mentioned the rumor in Vancouver is Chara will sign with Ottawa. If the Wings sign Lidstrom, they would have no interest in him. Holland was asked about Bertuzzi, he mentioned he won't talk specific players, but if he goes out and signs a high priced player, he has to see how it would look down the road. If this player has three years left on his contract, he has to make sure it is a fit for the next three years, just not this year. Holland things the Wings are still close, knows he has to make a significant move, and they will be right there. Mentioned looking for size on defense and getting a little grit up-front. Holland was asked about an Osgood and Howard goalie tandem. He stated he would like to come out of camp with Howard at #3. Had a so-so playoffs, needs to work on some parts of his game. Wants Howard to compete for a job, if he beats someone out, Wings are then dealing with a strength position.

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Remember These Guys

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from Sports Illustrated,

Even though the league held its first Amateur Draft in 1963, it was not until 1969 that the best talent was available to all teams. (Before then, team-sponsored junior programs had locked up most of the top players.) Still, junior, high school and collegiate stardom does not always translate into success at the sport's highest level. Players, general managers and fans alike certainly understand this cold fact of hockey life. The players listed below certainly did not live up to the expectations of a No. 1 or No. 2 overall pick, earning their way onto this list of the Top 10 Draft Busts. 10. Doug Smith, C, Los Angeles Kings Selected: No. 2 overall, 1981 GM: George Maguire NHL stats: 535 games, 115 goals, 253 points
read on for the rest...

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Mighty No More

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View Of The Hurricanes

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850 The Buzz has a nice collection of Hurricane videos. Game 7, post game party, etc... Nice collection for Hurricane fans and a what could be for all of the other teams...

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Report- Blues Coach Mike Kitchen Staying On

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Leafs Lunch reporting Mike Kitchen will receive a new 2 year contract from the Blues.

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Oh Jose

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via the Toronto Sun,

Jose Theodore's antics with Paris Hilton in Toronto possibly has cost him an eight-year relationship. Stephanie Cloutier, the partner of the Colorado Avalanche goaltender, has kicked Theodore out of her life and their house, a source close to the hockey player reportedly told a Montreal television station yesterday. Cloutier was planning to move with their three-month-old daughter to Denver this summer. Theodore had bought a house in Denver, but the former Habs player and his partner had kept their house in Montreal.
If you missed the few pics with Paris and Jose...

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Viewing Party

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The Web Guy at the Atlanta Thrashers site picked up on my recent article that NHL.com was kind enough to ask me to write.

It's also an idea that I'd love to see Thrashers fans copy next season. Basically Paul invited a couple of friends over and told them to invite friends who weren't hockey fans. By the end of the night they had a house full of potential new converts to the game we all know and love. If every Thrashers fan did that a few times per season for Thrashers road games imagine how many new fans we could get hooked on the game. What do you think? Are you up for it?
More fans need to get involved. In an email I just sent to the Web Guy, I stated I probably would not have asked hockey "newbies" over during the "pre-lockout" period. Now, we are almost guaranteed the game will be exciting and enjoyable to watch. Your "home" team many not win, but at least the game is entertaining. Maybe the NHL could supply us with t-shirts that say, "I watched my first NHL game" and on the back of the shirt, "And I will watch again".

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They Never Saw Anything Like It

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from the Onion,

"Following their leader—a man Canadian officials have identified as one Rod Brind'Amour—a group of between 26 and 30 heavily bearded Caucasians drove onto the Raleigh Chapel Hill Expressway at speeds exceeding 120 mph, causing several traffic accidents and overturning one 16-wheeler, which eventually exploded," Perlov said. "The members of the gang we're calling 'The Hurricanes' then exited their vehicles and descended on Hillsborough Street, where they entered the storied Velvet Cloak Inn, woke up guests by throwing alarm clocks, chairs, and mattresses out the windows, and then promptly burned them." The Hurricanes then proceeded to loot cherished Raleigh establishments such as Brother's Pizza, Snoopy's Hot Dogs, and the Waffle House, leaving many business owners, who had never seen or heard of the players before, confused and frightened.
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$2.2 Million To Patrol Whyte Ave

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from the Edmonton Journal,

The cost of policing Whyte Avenue during the NHL playoffs has climbed to at least $2.2 million, almost double previous estimates, police chief Mike Boyd has revealed. A decision on who will pay the bill has not been made, but Boyd said he will start looking at reallocating budget dollars today. "I know we're not going to find all of it," Boyd said after the meeting. The chief said it was his responsibility to find as much of the money as he can within the existing police budget. Commissioner Murray Billet thinks the province and the city should split the cost. Both Alberta and Edmonton benefited greatly from the Oilers' run to the Stanley Cup final, he said. "This city is on the map," Billet told the police commission.

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Thornton & AO Cover Boys For 2K & EA

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2K Sports announced today that NHL All-Star center Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks is the official spokesman and cover athlete for NHL 2K7. The 2005-06 NHL assist and points leader was the catalyst behind the San Jose Sharks' 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs run, and has established himself as one of the best centers in the NHL. "It's a great distinction to have been selected as the cover athlete for NHL 2K7," said Thornton. "The NHL 2K series has been recognized as the top rated and premiere NHL video game for several years and to be associated with such a great product is truly an honor." EA Sports announced yesterday Washington Capitals left wing Alexander Ovechkin will be featured on the cover of NHL 07.

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