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Update On Andreychuk

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from the St. Petersburg Times,

For a few hours Thursday, captain Dave Andreychuk's future was in question. Several Canadian media outlets reported that Andreychuk was placed on waivers, but Jay Feaster quickly shot them down. "He was not," the general manager said. "I can clearly tell you that." What he would not clearly deny was a SportsNet report that he sent a fax to the other 29 NHL teams saying Andreychuk, 42, was available. After Thursday's game, however, Andreychuk said he was told by Feaster that he was not being shopped. Asked before Thursday's game, Feaster said, "I have no comment to make on it.
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WJC- Canada Wins

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from TSN,

With all the talent on paper that was showcased by countries like Russia and the U.S., it was good old fashioned teamwork that won the gold medal at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship.
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A Dream For Godsmack Dude

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from Robbie Merrill's blog at NHL.com,

I got there late and nobody was out skating. I didn't care, just skating with the puck was fine with me. I got dressed and started to skate around when Tie Domi popped out and started to shoot his mouth off. "Hey kid I hear your from Boston." I stop and say "ya I'm from Boston and I have one name for you (with my Boston accent)....Cam Neely." He smiled and said he's good friend of his. As I was smiling we hit our stick's together and just started to skate and pass the puck around. A little while later Darcy Tucker came out. We all warmed up.
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The Shanny Summit

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from the Christian Science Monitor,

Even though the Globe and Mail in Toronto dubbed Shanahan "the most powerful person in Canadian sport" for being "responsible more than anyone else for the new National Hockey League," the Red Wing isn't taking any bows. "No one can accuse me of self-interest in all this," says Shanahan, a three-time Stanley Cup winner, Olympic gold medallist, and a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. "You could make a case that a lot of the new rules don't help my game out at all."
recommended read....I don't think enough people realize the importance of the "Shanny Summit"...

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Talking With Eric Staal

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Eric Staal did a live chat earlier today on NHL.com,

DICE How do you think your team will fare against teams come playoff time? Eric Staal Our group of guys are really hard-working and great-skating. We've got guys who have been in the playoffs, who've won Stanley Cups, so I think we can matchup against anybody in this league. Hopefully we can go a long ways. davedaman007 What team in the Western Conference do you feel would be the toughest to play against in the Cup Finals? Eric Staal I'm not sure. Detroit's been a very good team for a long time. Calgary, with the way they're playing this year and with the run they made two years ago. We don't see those teams very often, but I think we'd fair pretty well.
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Stars Sign Turco

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from the CP via TSN,

The Stars signed Marty Turco to a $22.8 million, four-year contract extension Thursday, keeping the star goaltender in Dallas through the 2009-10 season. The Stars scheduled a news conference for Thursday evening to formally announce the extension.
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Snow Out 4 Weeks

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via the AP,

The New York Islanders will be without backup goalie Garth Snow for up to four weeks after the 12-year NHL veteran sprained ligaments in both knees. The 36-year-old Snow was diagnosed Thursday with medial collateral ligament sprains in both knees. He was injured with 8.5 seconds left in regulation in Wednesday night's 4-3 overtime win against the Florida Panthers.

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Long List Of Trade Candidates

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from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

With the clock ticking toward the March 9 trade deadline, dozens of names will surface as part of potential trades as teams jockey for playoff positioning. Here's a look at some of those players and the probability they'll actually change jerseys.
check out the long list...

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Andreychuk Waived

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According to Leafs Lunch, Tampa Bay has waived Dave Andreychuk. update 1:08pm, via Sportsnet,

One day after the New Jersey Devils raised eyebrows throughout the hockey community by placing veteran forward Alexander Mogilny on waivers, word has leaked out of Tampa Bay that the Lightning are trying to unload Dave Andreychuk. Sources tell Sportsnet Lightning general manager Jay Feaster sent a fax earlier this week to the 29 other NHL teams announcing the 42-year-old future Hall of Famer is available.
update 2:02pm, I made a call to Leafs Lunch asking them if they are still reporting Andreychuk is on waivers, since I have not heard it on their updates for the last 45 minutes. They hung up on me!!! Now, Sportsnet and Leafs Lunch work hand in hand, somewhere along the line someone may have messed up. As I stated in the comments of this post, Tampa may be offering Andreychuk around the league, but actually placing him on waivers is another thing. Leafs Lunch should have clarified their remarks instead of being silent about it. update 3:22pm, via TSN,
Tampa Bay forward Dave Andreychuk has not been waived by the Lightning, contrary to a radio report out of Toronto, but the veteran is being shopped to other teams by GM Jay Feaster.

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High School Team Beats USA Women’s Team

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from All Headline News,

The U.S. Olympic women's hockey team was beaten by a high school boys' team on Wednesday. The Warroad High School team managed a 2-1 victory in the exhibition game that was attended by 1,500 people, reports The Associated Press.
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