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Chris at the Hockey Country blog thinks this year is the Senators best shot at the Cup and takes a look at what players they may be targeting between now and the trade deadline.
So we’ve established the 2005-06 season is the Ottawa Senators best opportunity to win the Cup since they came back into the league, and will likely be for many years to come. You want to make sure you take advantage of this, and part of that means bringing in players.
from Eric Duhatshek of the Globe and Mail,
Columbus Blue Jackets' general manager Doug MacLean made a curious observation last week, when he noted that as badly as things had gone for his team this season, he wouldn't trade his players, even-up, for the Minnesota Wild's — or for that matter, for the conference-leading Detroit Red Wings' either. MacLean's point was that while those teams may be better in the present, Columbus's future is brighter.read on
from the East Valley Tribune,
Coyotes wing Ladislav Nagy has a partial tear of the meniscus in his right knee and would miss at least three to four weeks if he chooses to undergo minor surgery — a procedure that Coyotes general manager Mike Barnett called a probable scenario.more
from the Globe and Mail,
Given the option, Olaf Kolzig will stick with National Hockey League-legislated smaller goalkeeper equipment when he performs for Germany at the Turin Olympics. Instead of using larger puck-stopping gear allowed by the International Ice Hockey Federation, the Washington Capitals' goaltender will opt for increased movement.continued
Forsberg on the remarks by Ed Snider- from the Delaware County Times,
I would not go if I didn’t feel 100 percent. And then, it would not bother me. If anything was going on, I would not go. Because I know who is paying my salary and stuff, and what I have to do, and that I have a responsibility here. But if I do feel good and I do feel like it is not going to bother me, and I am fine and everything is going to be good, then I am going."read on
from the Chicago Sun-Times,
Martin Lapointe will take over for Adrian Aucoin as the club's captain, and coach Trent Yawney slated 21-year-old rookie Corey Crawford for his first NHL start tonight against the St. Louis Blues. Lapointe will wear the "C'' on his sweater because Aucoin opted for shoulder surgery that will sideline him for the season.more
from Kara Yorio of the Sporting News,
Came to the Meadowlands tonight to check out these Senators in person for the first time this season. ...It was a big victory for the Devils, witnessed by me and the 5-6,000 people who showed up at Continental Airlines Arena. (Do not believe the 10,000+ announced attendance. The lower bowl, which may be sold with season tickets, was half full. The upper deck was a joke.)read on
from the Palm Beach Post,
The Panthers have made captain Olli Jokinen a four-year, $16 million offer and are waiting for a response, a source close to the team said Wednesday. Jokinen, who is making $2.5 million this season, would become the highest-paid player on the team, although negotiations are continuing on a long-term deal with Roberto Luongo, who last week turned down a five-year, $30 million offer.read on
The Calgary Flames traded centre Steven Reinprecht and backup goaltender Philippe Sauve to Phoenix for goaltender Brian Boucher and left wing Mike Leclerc.
The William Morris Agency (WMA), the world's leading talent and literary agency, announced today that it has signed the National Hockey League for representation in several key areas of the entertainment industry. "With the NHL's exciting return to the ice, the league's future is bright and there are significant opportunities to utilize entertainment-based ventures to further extend the profile of its brand and its players," said Jim Wiatt, CEO of the William Morris Agency. "We are thrilled that Gary Bettman and his team have chosen William Morris as an important strategic partner to help accomplish the NHL's goals and to evaluate these new opportunities." The NHL will work with WMA on the integration of NHL players and the NHL brand with various entertainment channels, including film, television, videos and new media; the development of integrated media and marketing relationships in the entertainment community; and the development of NHL-influenced television and film programming. "Working with the William Morris Agency will only accentuate the enthusiastic response the `new' NHL has received," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "We are confident WMA's strong entertainment relationships will help us build even greater awareness of our game and our players while attracting new fans."
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