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Upgrading The Leafs

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,

When the wreckage of this season finally settles in the next three weeks, Toronto Maple Leafs general manager John Ferguson will canvass his most trusted advisers for their advice on next season. However, my schedule during National Hockey League playoffs is uncertain at this point, so I'll offer my advice to Ferguson now, just in case I won't be available that week. In general terms, Ferguson has to look at three things: upgrading the forwards as a group, but, most of all, finding at least one winger who can play with Mats Sundin; signing at least one big-name free-agent defenceman so that the Leafs' good young blueline prospects will have veteran leadership to lean on; and settling the goaltending situation.
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Injury Updates

via the AP,

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Allison is out indefinitely because of a broken bone in his hand, the team said Monday. Allison, injured Saturday night against Montreal, has 17 goals and 43 assists in 66 games this season. Tampa Bay defenseman Pavel Kubina left the Lightning's game Monday night against the Carolina Hurricanes because of a lower-body injury. His absence left the Lightning even more short-handed on the blue line because Dan Boyle didn't even dress. He hurt his right ankle Saturday night against the New York Rangers, and is listed as day to day.

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Hordichuk Suspended For Three Games

via the NHL,

Nashville Predators forward Darcy Hordichuk has been suspended for three games, without pay, as a result of an altercation during NHL game #1057 against the Los Angeles Kings on March 25. Hordichuk was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a misconduct for an incident that occurred at 5:08 of the second period when he initiated an altercation with the Kings' George Parros. Hordichuk will miss games at Phoenix March 28, versus Detroit March 30 and versus St. Louis April 1. He will be eligible to return April 3 against Columbus.

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NHLPA Split On Cap Figure

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

It's possible the free-agency period will be delayed more than a week from July 1 to allow the NHL Players' Association to discuss the merits of having the salary cap grow to about $46 million or to stay around $43 million to expose players to fewer losses if revenues don't keep pace with salaries. League sources told ESPN.com that it's believed the NHL will agree to extend the start of the free-agency period to somewhere around July 12 to allow players to fully discuss the issue.
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Buy A Piece Of The Soo

from Soo Today,

One of Sault Ste. Marie’s most treasured landmarks, the Memorial Gardens, is scheduled to be torn down in the coming months, and fans are being offered one last chance to purchase a piece of local history. Sault Ste. Marie hockey fans and the sentimental alike will appreciate news that preparations are being made to sell the Memorial Gardens seats, offering an opportunity to permanently own a piece of the landmark.
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Dallas Extends Tippett Contract

via The Dallas Stars,

The Dallas Stars extended the contract of Head Coach Dave Tippett today, locking up their bench boss through the 2007-08 season. His contract was set to expire on June 30, 2007. In addition, the Stars also announced that Associate Coach Rick Wilson, Assistant Coach Mark Lamb, and Assistant/Goaltending Coach Andy Moog have all signed two-year extensions through the 2007-08 season. Each of the current contracts of the Stars' associate/assistant coaches were due to expire on June 30, 2006.

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The Most Recent Firings

from Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated,

The recent decisions in Los Angeles, with the firing of head coach Andy Murray, and in Boston, with the dismissal of GM Mike O'Connell, underscore hope for change, yet in different contexts. Murray's ouster is an in-the-moment shock-the-system move that reeks of desperation. O'Connell's pink slip was an organization 'fessing up and finally waving the white flag for its previous errant decisions.
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POW- Look West

via the NHL,

Anaheim right wing Teemu Selanne, whose League-leading 10 points (four goals, six assists) in four victories propelled the Mighty Ducks to fifth place in the Western Conference standings, has been named the NHLs Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, March 26. San Jose goaltender Vesa Toskala, who led the Sharks to three victories with a 1.66 goals-against average, .946 save percentage and one shutout, is the Leagues Defensive Player of the Week.k.

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Hockey Video Games Go Head-to-Head

from Fox Sports,

As the NHL regular season heads into its home stretch, it's a natural time for comparison between teams vying for playoff berths. Fans of teams that compare favorably will be watching their teams in the postseason. Fans of less fortunate teams will be looking for somethign to fill that hockey void in a few weeks. So we thought it'd be a good time to do a comparison of our own among the hockey video games vying for playing time among hockey fans. It's been more than 25 years since hockey video games first burst on the market. It all started with the Atari 2600, and basic one-on-one hockey. For those of us who had never seen anything like it before, it was fantastic.
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Delay Of Game Needs To Be Adjusted

via the Mercury News,

Here's another reason why the NHL might scrap the new delay-of-game penalty on skaters who park the puck into the seats: While killing a penalty against Dallas last week, Minnesota's Brian Rolston was inside his own blue line when he fired the puck down the ice. The puck sailed on him, going over goalie Marty Turco's head and into the screen behind the net. Because the puck cleared the glass, Rolston received a penalty.
Also in the same article is talk about the GM hunt for the NYI...

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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