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Islanders Thank Fans

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from the NY Islanders,

As a thank you to Islanders season subscribers for their extraordinary support this season, Islanders owner Charles B. Wang made the following announcement today: All current Islanders full season subscribers will have their 2005-06 prices frozen for their 2006-07 season tickets, PLUS an additional 10% off. "The loyalty of Islander fans this season - most notably our season ticketholders - has been amazing. Especially around the holidays, what better time to do something special and let them know how much we appreciate them?" said Wang.

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Minor Leaguer Battling Through Crohn’s Disease

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from the Dayton Daily News,

• The 27-year-old civilian contractor at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and his wife, Pam, had just moved into a new home in Fairborn and he was in the process of converting the basement family room into his own museum/sports den. He'd matted and framed the 200-plus hockey autographs in his collection — including everything from a Miracle on Ice team photo with every player's signature to a letter signed by Lord Stanley of Stanley Cup fame — and planned to hang them on the wall alongside his signed hockey sticks and jerseys. • He'd bought the NHL Center Ice package and every night he planned to sit back and watch a game or two on his big screen TV. • He was coaching a 7 and 8-year olds' hockey team, was helping coach the Beavercreek High School hockey team and might even play for a glorified Huff 'n Puff adult team this winter. Now, everything has changed.
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Pull The Goalie

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from USA TODAY,

As goals-against averages swell because of smaller pads and offense-friendly rules, goaltenders are being pulled once every 5.6 games. They were pulled once every 7.2 games in 2003-04. If this pace keeps up, there could be 28% more in-game goaltending changes this season: • Of 80 changes through Tuesday, 61 were coach's decisions. Nineteen were the result of injuries. Only the Philadelphia Flyers haven't made a switch. • Florida's Roberto Luongo has been pulled five times in 28 starts, matching his total in 72 starts in 2003-04 when he was a Vezina Trophy finalist. St. Louis' Patrick Lalime, pulled four times, was sent to the minors Tuesday.
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Day-To-Day For Spezza

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from the Ottawa Citizen,

Spezza has always been a stand-up guy, though not usually quite as literally as this. Invited to sit down for a brief interview, Spezza politely declines. To his painful right hip flexor, standing beats sitting; a straight leg trumps a bent one. On Tuesday, when the Ottawa Senators flew home from Denver, Spezza stood for much of the flight, receiving treatment to try to keep the hip from tightening up. The day before tonight's game at the Corel Centre against the Dallas Stars, Spezza offers the proverbial "day-to-day" assessment on a hip that slowed him in Vancouver and Calgary and kept him out of the lineup on Monday night against the Colorado Avalanche.
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Where Did The Money Go

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from the Montreal Gazette,

A trio of current and retired National Hockey League players is demanding the NHL Players' Association show them the money when it comes to accounting for licensing fees and players' union dues in the past two decades. Former NHL player Bob Probert, along with Los Angeles Kings forward Jeremy Roenick and Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Denis Savard, are attempting to obtain the union's annual financial statements for a second time. As Probert's agent, Ducharme said he saw documentation of the growing revenues the NHLPA was generating through their licensing and marketing programs. "We could be talking about hundreds of millions of dollars here," Ducharme said. "I would be very surprised if it wasn't a significant sum. "They also get a ton of revenue from international events, charitable events. It's a real revenue machine.
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Sharpshooter

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from the Miami Herald,

When he shoots, he usually scores. Nathan Horton recorded his first hat trick since his days in juniors Tuesday as the Panthers pounded Nashville 7-3, scoring the three goals on six shots. Wednesday, the 20-year-old Horton found himself the NHL leader in shooting percentage, with his team-leading 14 goals coming on only 49 shots. For those math majors, that means Horton scores almost 29 percent of the time if he takes aim at the net. Not too shabby.
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Looking Back At The Heritage Classic

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from the Montreal Gazette,

Once was enough, Theodore said after practice - indoors - yesterday. "I'm really happy I did it once, but I wouldn't look forward to doing it again. It was a one-shot experience," he said. "It's going to be a little warmer playing the Oilers inside. A lot fewer fans, though." Theodore and his team prevailed in the Heritage Classic game, 4-3, but it was a long, bitterly cold night. "I had to go to the bench on every faceoff to put my gloves up to the heater. I couldn't catch anything. I couldn't feel the puck, so when I got a shot, I knew it wouldn't hurt me," Theodore said. Montreal defenceman Craig Rivet's memories were also running hot and cold yesterday as he recalled the NHL's great outdoor showcase. "Talking about how cold it was that day maybe made it colder than it actually was," Rivet said. "I remember playing at that temperature when I was 10 years old on an outdoor rink in Thunder Bay and I'd be out there from 8 in the morning until 8 at night, with spotted times in the heated shack. "It didn't bother me then. I don't know why it bothered us with heaters on the bench.
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Once Every Three Years- Come On!

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from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

I'm not sure what the NHL is thinking. The idea is to bring the game back to the fans. We all love the new rules. But no one I know thinks the NHL is bringing the game to the fans when they're taking away the Canadiens from fans in Western Canada.'' The Edmonton-Calgary rivalry is arguably the best in hockey. But did anybody ask either franchise if they'd rather have two extra games against each other at the expense of seeing the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs two out of every three years? That's the deal. One visit by five teams from one division in the East a year. One visit by five teams from another division the next year. One visit by the five teams from the other division the year after that. The idea is to add "rivalry games.'' So far, the effect in these parts has been to dilute rivalry games and make fans feel too many degrees of separation from the East to bother watching games on television anymore.
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New CBA Hurts Pens

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from the Globe and Mail,

It's quite the irony. The deal that was supposed to have been the salvation of small-market hockey franchises and their fans may actually have made it easier for one of those teams to cut and run. And the player who was supposed to have led the renaissance of a dying club may in short order wind up as the poster boy somewhere else. A year and three months back, the National Hockey League went to war with its players and eventually won a glorious victory, shoving a collective labour agreement complete with salary cap right down their throats.
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Enough bertuzzi

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from the Philly Burbs,

Bertuzzi, who tonight makes his first appearance in Philadelphia since the much-documented on-ice assault case involving Colorado's Steve Moore on March 8, 2004, still hears it from the stands just about everywhere he plays. Peter Forsberg, who played for the Avalanche when Moore was injured, says it's time to move on. "I think so,'' Forsberg said after Wednesday's practice. "It's been a long time. He had a lot of time suspended. You could argue was he suspended long enough because he had the year off (for the lockout). But I think it should be over. It was a bad incident, he felt bad about it. But things have to go on.''
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