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Tim Thomas Conference Call Transcript

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas participated in a NHL conference call with the media today.  His current record is 15-11-3 with one shutout, and his 2.38 GAA and .927 save percentage leads all NHL goaltenders.

Here is the transcript of the Q & A session.

Q.  I think for a lot of us, you’re sort of the poster boy for determined belief in yourself.  It’s been a long haul, and at one point there wasn’t room in the National Hockey League for you and now they have to make room for you in the All-Star Game.  Can you talk about this whole long experience that you’ve gone through?

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The Keeper Talks

from PJ at Sharkspage,

Mike Bolt, one of three Hockey Hall of Fame Keepers of the Cup, answered a few questions about the Stanley Cup Tuesday prior to the 2008 ECHL Allstar Skills Competition in Stockton, California.

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The Best Of The Best In The NHL

Goals, hits and saves!!!

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How Rare Is A 40/40 Shot Game

via Elias Sports Bureau,

Florida was outshot by Ottawa, 46-40, but the Panthers beat the Senators, 5-3, Tuesday. It was the first NHL game in which both teams had at least 40 shots on goal since March 6 last year, when the Flyers beat the Devils in overtime and outshot them, 44-41. It was the first non-overtime game in which both teams had at least 40 shots since Feb. 7, 2006, when the Panthers shut out the Capitals, 5-0, though Washington had a 44-40 edge in shots.

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Report- Beech A Cap

via TSN,

Kris Beech has been claimed off waivers by the Washington Capitals, reports CKNW radio in Vancouver.

 

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Ha!

from TSN,

Pierre McGuire was asked what he would want in return for Sundin, assuming he would agree to waive his no-trade clause.

“I want to get the best possible assets in exchange for Sundin,” McGuire said, and then he listed some “fantasyland” scenarios he would chase.

“From the Detroit Red Wings I want Niklas Kronwall, a shut-down defenceman, and a first round pick.

“If I’m dealing with the San Jose Sharks, I want Milan Michalek and a first round pick.

“If I’m dealing with Vancouver then I want Ryan Kesler, a great two-way centreman, and a first round pick.”

more...Wanting and getting are two different things.

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Lookout Wings…

...here comes the Big Line!

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Kennedy Out With Mono

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy will miss the YoungStars Game at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta this weekend due to mononucleosis, it was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Kennedy will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time.

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Mike Richards Enjoying His Hockey Life

from NHLPA.com,

Mike Richards has a dozen reasons to be smiling these days. His Philadelphia teammates and Flyers fans have many more.

Just how good is life for Richards, now in his third National Hockey League season?

Signing a 12-year contract extension and being named an All-Star, all within the span of two months, pretty much sums it up.

But even Richards, who leads the Flyers in several offensive categories, is amazed at how things have unfolded.

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No Deals To Be Made

from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province,

“There are no deals out there,” Nonis said.

“I think everyone is somewhat frustrated,” he answered before adding, “I thought there’d be more opportunity. I think everyone thought there’d be more opportunity. I mean, it’s almost February and there hasn’t been a major deal. When was the last time that happened? Probably never.”

But it’s happened this year and while it comes as little consolation to Nonis, he’s hardly alone in this matter.

The NHL is now roughly a month away from its Feb. 26 trade deadline and judging from commentary provided by GMs around the league, the market is currently deader than Arsenio Hall’s career.

That’s bad enough. What’s worse is it’s not likely to spring to life any time soon.

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