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Lalime Wants To Play Or A Trade

from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Blues coach Mike Kitchen re-enforced Thursday night that Curtis Sanford will get every chance to prove himself as the Blues' No. 1 goalie. That is not sitting well with Patrick Lalime, who has made one start in seven games since being recalled from Peoria. "I don't know what they have in mind for the rest of the year, but if their plan is to play Sandy more, of course, I would like to be traded," Lalime said.
continued update 12:55pm, from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Give Patrick Lalime credit. He hasn’t been much of a goaltender for the Blues this season, but he has a deft comedic touch. His recent trade demand was good for a laugh.
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Demolition Man

from Larry Wigge of NHL.com,

I remember standing next to future Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy near the bench area after a Red Wings practice early in the 2001-02 season and listening to Roy speak apathetically -- and yet admiringly -- about Holmstrom. "Look at him," Roy said, watching Holmstrom stand in front of the net trying to deflect shots from Chris Chelios for nearly 15 minutes. "He could be satisfied in being a pain in the *@% the rest of career. But he's trying to do more ... and I'll bet he succeeds, too."
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Canadian Culture

from Seven Oaks,

First of all, allow me to get some prosaic notation out of the way. All three books are strong, although Steven Galloway’s Finnie Walsh, and Dave Bidini’s The Best Game You Can Name stand out as significant additions to broader Canadian literature, whereas Our Game, edited by Doug Beardsley, is enjoyable but a little less important to those of us not interested in every hockey related publication. All three books try to explain, either explicitly or implicitly, why hockey is such a powerful symbol for Canadians. One and all, they recognize that its overwhelming popularity grows out of the fact that it is fun, both to play and watch. Not only is the sport itself exciting, but the camaraderie created within teams or fan groups is often personally fulfilling.
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Brashear Gets One Game

via TSN,

Philadelphia Flyers forward Donald Brashear has been suspended for one game. Brashear received the automatic suspension when he was called for five penalties with 1:52 left in yesterday's 6-1 loss to the New York Rangers.

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Well Deserved Honor For LaFontaine

from the Buffalo News,

Pat LaFontaine spent six special though sometimes painful years with the Buffalo Sabres; tonight he returns to HSBC Arena to watch his name and number raised to the rafters. There's a tendency on tribute days to overstate the achievements of the honoree. It can seem like the next step is canonization. Some days, though, even the flowery speeches fall short of conveying the impact of the person. Today is one of those days. Canonization? In Buffalo this month, there are two St. Patty's Days.
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Sharp Tongued Mom

from the Free Lance-Star,

I've known my mother for 34 years, and in that time, I can't recall her ever raising her voice. So you can imagine my alarm last week during the winter Olympics, watching her flail her arms and spew a string of Scandinavian profanities at the TV. "Björnski nils jørgün jilsæn nagellacksbøërttagningsmedel schmeljindskyn !" she shrieked repeatedly, a phrase that, roughly translated, means, "Dearest, Bjorn, if you don't put that #$%&* puck in the net before this &^!%# power play is over, I'll high-stick it up your $#@&* Nordic nether-regions." I blame hockey for her profoundly altered state.
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Leafs Don’t Get It

from Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun,

Back in the days leading up to the National Hockey League lockout, before he got muzzled, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Bob Clarke suggested there was no need for a salary cap. If you run your business properly, he said, you will make money even if you spend a lot of money. Avoiding spending is not the answer, but avoiding spending foolishly is. As the NHL's first salary-capped season winds down, it would appear Clarke was right. Only the Maple Leafs appear to have failed to grasp the concept.
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One Goalie Needed Badly

from the Edmonton Journal,

This is Edmonton. This is the melting pot of hockey and right now, people are upset. "I would love to be able to take the reins. I pray every day that chance happens. If not, you've got your (Curtis Josephs), your Ken Drydens, your Billy Ranfords who could come out of retirement and do it better than us. God love them." Morrison was the relief man on Wednesday when, for the 12th time this season, the goaltender hook was utilized. He and Jussi Markkanen and Ty Conklin are all waiting to see what unfolds as general manager Kevin Lowe explores the trade market.
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All Quiet In Pittsburgh

from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

There is a silence around the NHL these days, an uncharacteristic calm not normally associated with the last week before the trade deadline. Usually, there already is significant player movement at this time of the year. There are too many rumors with which to keep track. Bags get packed and players move around while contenders become buyers and non-contenders start thinking about next year. ..."This whole year, you think you know what's going to happen, but you end up turning around going, 'What happened?'" Patrick said before Wednesday's game. "So, I don't really know what this trade deadline's going to bring or how active it's going to be or how people are going to try to fit their cap numbers around. "It's going to be an interesting process." As far as Patrick's requirements for a return on any trade, it would have to be a player who would be around at least through next year, he said.
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Kevin Allen Reports

Kevin Allen of USA TODAY was just on Detroit radio and expects Wild players Roloson, Mitchell and Kubina to be moved by the trade deadline. He also thinks Curtis Joseph will also be move to a playoff contender. By the way, Kevin is on vacation in Rome and was kind enough to still commit to his weekly feature on WDFN in Detroit. update 8:08am, from the Star Tribune,

With nine unrestricted free agents and Thursday's trade deadline less than a week away, Wild players are rumored to be going everywhere. But it appears the Wild has made it a priority to try to re-sign defenseman Willie Mitchell, who is in the midst of a terrific season.
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