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Kovalev Scrapes Up Harley - He Is Fine

from the CBC (French), translation follows.  Alex Kovalev messed up a Harley he was riding on Saturday, he is fine, the bike may not be.
Read (English) for the translation.

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Linden Remains A Canuck

from the Vancouver Canucks,

Call off the investigations and put away your detective hats. After almost four months of questions and predictions, Trevor Linden re-signs and will return in a Canucks uniform for the 2007-08 season.
Linden’s excited to re-join his team of 15 years (going into his 16th) and is positive about the changes made over the summer.
Like all of the fans, he’s hoping for more in the coming season and is confident of the team that will enter GM Place in October.

read on for Q & A with Linden…

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The Blues Want You

J.D. says (wmp video) they will do whatever it takes…

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Read about the Blues new marketing campaign.

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Sharks Add Two To Staff

from the San Jose Sharks,

The San Jose Sharks announced today that the club has added former Sharks players Mike Ricci and Bryan Marchment to the San Jose hockey department staff.
Ricci will serve as Advisor to Hockey Operations while Marchment has been named Scout and Player Development.
“Mike Ricci and Bryan Marchment are two of the fiercest competitors to play in the National Hockey League,” said Wilson. “We have always said that we will look at all ways to improve our organization on and off-the-ice and having these two leaders work with our current and future players is a fantastic opportunity for our club. We are very excited to welcome them back to the San Jose Sharks.”

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Workouts Begin

Can you keep up with my off-ice workout?

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You’re Invited - But Don’t Tell Anyone

from James Fitzpatrick at About Hockey,

In light of this summer’s many scandals - Michael Vick, Tim Donaghy, the Tour de France - a CBC Radio show invited a sports reporter to take calls from listeners last week. Simon Dingley, who works for the CBC, used the opportunity to take several shots at his profession.
He began by telling how a prominent NHL agent took several members of the hockey media on a junket to Scotland a few years ago, all expenses paid. Of course, the hopeless conflict of interest got no mention in any of their stories.

read on

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Report- Milan Michalek Re-Signs With Sharks

Hokej.cz (not translated) is reporting Milan Michalek re-signing with the San Jose Sharks for 6 years, $26M.

added 9:19am, from CTK.cz, a little translation follows (thanks to Roman)...

“A long contract was the wish of Milan as well as San Jose. Milan is happy and calls the Sharks his club” said his Czech manager Josef Machala.

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Crosby Goes To School

from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

More than 150 kids, some from as far away as Montreal, came to the Robert Morris Island Sports Complex on Monday to receive professional instruction at the annual Penguins summer hockey school.
What they didn’t expect was having the reigning Hart Trophy winner on the ice with them.
Penguins star Sidney Crosby made an unannounced visit that shocked some of the players to the extent that some actually fell over trying to get a look at him as he stepped onto the ice.

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Linden About To Take One For The Team

from the Vancouver Sun,

Linden, naturally, is doing what he can to help. To give Nonis as much cap flexibility as possible, Linden apparently is willing to take a cut from the $600,000 salary he made last year and play for a league-minimum $475,000, plus bonuses.
It will end the debate about Linden’s future and dissipate the public-relations cloud darkening a franchise looking for sunny weather as it prepares to relaunch its logo and uniform next week.
But the good news of Linden’s re-signing won’t explain what appeared, to any reasonable observer, to be Vigneault’s obvious reluctance taking back an experienced, versatile player who scored a dozen goals last season and led the Canucks in the playoffs.

more

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Canucks Jersey Will Be Unveiled Soon

from the Vancouver Province,

It’s top secret.
The Vancouver Canucks will unveil their new jersey design Aug. 29, the first revamp since 1997, but because of iron-clad security surrounding the event and the fact suppliers, retailers and all other stakeholders have signed non-disclosure agreements to keep silent, we can’t tell you what it looks like.
What we can tell you, though, is the following about the fifth incarnation of Canuck colours:

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