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Stars of the Week

Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne, Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending February 24.

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Ducks Still Looking

from the LA Times,

Anaheim is believed to have interest in Florida center Olli Jokinen, but it would have to create enough space to fit Jokinen under the salary cap for the next two seasons. Jokinen, who leads the Panthers with 30 goals and 60 points, is owed $5.5 million in 2008-09 and $5.75 million in 2009-10.

General Manager Brian Burke sent a strong signal that he will hold on to the Ducks’ potentially high first-round pick in this year’s draft that they gained from Edmonton if teams don’t lower their demands or he doesn’t come across an offer he can’t refuse.

Burke said if he does trade that pick, it will be for a player he’ll have next season and beyond….

The Ducks are believed to have also pulled their interest in Kings defenseman Rob Blake,as he would be another rental situation.

more on the Ducks (reg. req.)

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Ducks Carter Out With Broken Wrist

from Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

Rookie center Ryan Carter suffered a broken right wrist in Wednesday night’s victory over the Colorado Avalanche, an MRI exam performed Thursday revealed.

Carter was checked into the board by Colorado defenseman Jeff Finger but the injury occured when Carter’s right hand went through an opening in the glass that is used by photographers.

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All Positive For Schneider

from Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

Mathieu Schneider of the Ducks will carry an interesting streak into Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center. The veteran defenseman has finished each of his past 26 games with a plus or even plus-minus mark.

Schneider’s streak is the longest active run in the NHL and only four games shy of the longest such streak in the league this season, established by defenseman Glen Wesley of the Carolina Hurricanes from Oct. 3-Dec. 8. While Wesley was plus-8 over that stretch, Schneider is plus-15 over his past 26 games.

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Undrafted Success in Anaheim

From Mark Whicker at the OC Register,

[Ryan] Carter joins Dustin Penner, Andy McDonald, Chris Kunitz and Ryan Shannon among non-drafted college players that [assistant GM David] McNab spotted and signed.

“We were motivated because we were afraid he would explode the next season and be one of the very best players in college hockey,” McNab said.

“It’s something we used to have success with, before the salary cap came, because you could spend a million or a couple of million on a guy that you really liked. Not every team believed in that sort of investment. But now, with the cap being tighter, the salaries for those players have gone down and more teams are getting involved. So it’s harder now.”

more… primarily looking at the rise of Ryan Carter

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This Would Be A Great Playoff Matchup

from the Calgary Sun,

Imagine the heat if the Flames and Ducks met more often.

This has the makings of a nasty rivalry. Last night’s 4-2 Anaheim victory had plenty of bad blood simmering with the possibility of it coming to a full boil.

“We knew they like to play every game on the edge physically and their discipline can go either way,” said Flames blueliner Robyn Regehr. “That goes back to them being the most penalized team. We were trying to take advantage of that.”

It involved plenty of nastiness. The tone was set when Calgary’s Eric Godard took his first shift, duking it out with Anaheim policeman George Parros in a spirited heavyweight battle.

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Teemu Still Has Work To Do

fromm George Johnson of the Calgary Herald,

Retirement, says Teemu Selanne, is something he’ll delight in falling into, like a king-sized, eiderdown-soft hotel bed early in the a.m. on the 15th day of a 16-day road trip.

A lot of men who play games for a living—an embarrassing number, actually—cling to the life like a shied tomcat run up the living-room curtains. They only leave by force, kicking and screaming, feeling bitter and abandoned.

It’s all they know. It’s what defines them.

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Four NHL GMs in Press Conference Today

Today, the NHL hosted a press teleconference call featuring four general managers of the NHL.  They can be heard on the audio player below, or downloaded here. Please have patience with loading or downloading, as it’s a very large mp3 file.

Each Q&A session is roughly 15 minutes each, and are featured in this order:

  • Ken Holland—Detroit Red Wings
  • Paul Holmgren—Philadelphia Flyers
  • Don Waddell—Atlanta Thrashers
  • Brian Burke—Anaheim Ducks

 


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note1: the Burke audio is extremely low due to technical issues.
note2: a printed transcript will be added below as soon as it’s available


Update 2:59pm ET: At the Globe & Mail, Eric Duhatschek provides some analysis of the commentary in this press conference.

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Ducks Waiting For Results On Weight’s Arm Injury

from Ducks Blog at the OC Register,

The Ducks are also waiting to learn the severity of an arm injury to veteran center Doug Weight, who traveled back to Southern California on Sunday and was scheduled to undergo an MRI exam Monday. Carlyle guessed after Sunday’s 3-2 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings that Weight might be out of action at least a week. Losing Weight for any lengthy period of time would present a conundrum for General Manager Brian Burke, who might have to be more active in advance of the Feb. 26 NHL trade deadline.

but first… from the OC Register,

“Sammy Pahlsson hasn’t played in an offensive role, I don’t think, in his career – in the NHL anyway,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “We’re going to look to him to step up.”...

Carlyle has the flexibility to line up Pahlsson with Selanne and Bertuzzi because of players such as rookie Ryan Carter, Todd Marchant and Brian Sutherby.

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update 8:01pm, via Ducks Blog at the OC Register, T

he Ducks received relatively good news Monday afternoon when an MRI exam performed on veteran center Doug Weight revealed only a strained left shoulder.

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Stars of the Week

Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza, Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending February 10.

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