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from the CP via the Hockey News,
The Boston Bruins are back in the chase after huge weekend wins over Montreal and New Jersey. “We’re battling back,” star Boston centre Marc Savard said Monday.
“We’ve put ourselves in a good position now,” he added in an interview with The Canadian Press. “We’ve got a lot of games in hand on the teams that are ahead of us.
“That’s exciting, too. Carolina has 14 games left and we have 17. So it’s in our hands.”
Approaching its second annual fundraising effort, TPS Hockey and NHL players will again pay tribute to their hockey moms and moms in all levels of the game. The 2007 Tribute to Hockey Moms and Breast Cancer Fundraiser will raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
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A KK reader had some time on his hands and sent me this.
No, I don’t want to see this, ever!
Come on Pennsylvania politicians, enough is enough, get the deal done.
Do you realize what can happen?
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What I am trying to do is create a large blog and MSM list, giving hockey fans a reference point for anything hockey.
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Team president Peter Luukko recently said that he and team chairman Ed Snider want to meet with Holmgren in the “near future” to discuss a contract extension.
Snider, however, won’t comment on the situation, and Holmgren said he’s unaware of any new schedule for a meeting.
Holmgren did say that Snider called to congratulate him on moves such as the Peter Forsberg and Martin Biron trades.
“I think he said “good job,’ ” Holmgren disclosed during an interview Monday in his office. “He seemed happy about it. He seemed excited when he said it.”
from the Tennessean,
The big question remains when Forsberg, acquired by the Predators in a monster deal just before the NHL trade deadline, will return to action. He said he’s doubtful for tonight but didn’t seem to think it would be too long before he’d be ready to play.
“I don’t think it’s severe,’’ Forsberg said. “(The Predators) don’t think it’s severe. I don’t think I’ll be gone that long.’‘
Forsberg chuckled at the air of mystery surrounding the injury, then added to it a bit by saying he didn’t want to talk about how or when it occurred.
“It’s not really a mystery – upper body is just what everyone says now,’’ Forsberg said. “But as you can see, I can walk around. It’s hard to talk about … but it’s nothing major.’‘
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
How well can they do in the postseason? The West in loaded, but all Calgary’s pieces seem to be there.
“Yeah, we’ve got a shot at doing something special,” Iginla said. “I think every guy believes that. That makes it easier to buy in, if some guy isn’t playing as much as he likes, or is playing a different role than he’s used to—when we’re all thinking we have a shot at doing something good, something special, not just good.’‘
Whether the Flames are good enough to compete with the other Western powers come playoff time, of course, remains the burning question in Cowtown.
from the Detroit Free Press via the Mercury News,
“He called me right after the deadline and said: `Now I’m a Red Wing,’ ” former Canucks teammate and close friend Markus Naslund said. “He seemed really excited.”
New teammates saw the same enthusiasm on Bertuzzi’s first day at practice. When Kris Draper got to Joe Louis Arena on Thursday, Bertuzzi was there, humbly introducing himself to those he didn’t know, happily reacquainting himself with all those he did, whether it be from Team Canada or All-Star appearances.
“It was clear he’s very excited to be a part of the Red Wings,” Draper said. “The first thing he said to me: `Geez, you guys are on fire,’ and then he’s kind of like, `again.’ He had a smile on his face.”
from the New York Post,
The biggest mystery in Devildom is why the $16.5-million top line has been so mediocre this season. The reasons are myriad. They all matter.
The Magic Show, EGG Line or whatever it’s called looked better broken up Sunday. That temptation to scramble the EGGs is sure to linger in the mind of coach Claude Julien as the Devils visit the Flyers tonight, having lost two straight.
Scott Gomez, who potted 33 last season, has 10 goals this year and none in 10.
from Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post,
“We couldn’t overcome our injuries [and] lack of depth,” Leonsis said in an e-mail interview. “And we left way too many points on the table with our lack of success in the shootouts. But I am not disappointed with our rebuild. Personally—while very competitive in nature—I knew what I signed up for. I’m patient and plan to see it through its full course.”...
“Payroll will be increased,” Leonsis said, “as will financial losses. We will fill holes, and add depth and skill, some additional veteran leadership….”
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