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What Was That?

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

Based entirely on the premise that it’s never too early in the season to be called a pussy(cat), can someone please explain to me the purpose/meaning/significance of the Steve MacIntyre smackdown of Raitis Ivanans last night in Edmonton?

continued and if you missed the fight, you can watch it here...

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Two-Goal Start for Sutter, Productive Youth (and No Injuries!) All Good Signs for Carolina

He’s not the youngest player on the roster, nor would he be considered a shocking contributor after last season’s 21-goal, 40-point showing but Brandon Sutter is most certainly a key piece to any Carolina Hurricanes success this year and his two-goal performance in Thursday’s season-opening, 4-3 win over the Minnesota Wild in Helsinki, Finland is an excellent early sign for a club hoping for a lot to go their way in 2010-11.

For the Hurricanes, banking on both young guns and sustained health and rejuvenation for several veterans who were hobbled last year, a player like Sutter, at 21, serving as an alternate captain and coming off of a breakthrough season a year ago, will play a major role in determining their fortune. So far, so good for Sutter, who played just six seconds less yesterday than Carolina captain Eric Staal and so far, so good for the ‘Canes, who dressed six players 25-and-under in the game and got production from Sutter (two goals), Zac Dalpe (assist) and Jamie McBain (assist), as well as sparkling reviews for 18-year-old forward Jeff Skinner from that group.

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Jordan Eberle With His First NHL Goal

The young Oilers defeated the Flames 4-0.

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Steve MacIntyre Sends Raitis Ivanans To The Ice

Reports after the game stated Ivanans was ok.

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  Tags: raitis+ivanans, steve+macintyre

It’s Here! Go Time for the NHL’s 2010-11 Season

So, it might be taking place a half a world away…

And, sure, those of us burdened by the demands of troublesome day jobs might not get to take in all of today’s matinee action…

But, finally, hockey’s back in a little less than one hour.

The Carolina Hurricanes and Minnesota Wild kick off the NHL season from Helsinki, Finland at noon in the East today and four other games are scheduled this evening meaning that, once again, all is right with the world.

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  Tags: cam+ward, jeff+skinner, nhl+premiere

What’s Next For Sheldon Souray

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

If they find a trade partner, say, a month into the season when a team is looking for a tough-minded, offensive blueliner, the Oilers would still have to recall Souray. He would then go on re-entry waivers and any club putting in a claim could get him for half his salary. It might not be the team they’ve been dealing with, but the Oilers are prepared for any and all scenarios. If they lose him for nothing and half to pay 50 per cent of his remaining salary, so be it.

Tambellini said owner Daryl Katz is fine with paying Souray not to play for the NHL club. “I think Daryl Katz has been extremely consistent with his message to do what’s best for the organization,” said Tambellini. “That support has been incredible.”

“There are numerous things that have happened with this organization over the last six months, on the ice and off the ice (captain Ethan Moreau was put on waivers and claimed by Columbus; they chose not to bring back Fernando Pisani, dealt Patrick O’Sullivan, let Robert Nilsson go to Russia). We have complete support.”

Tambellini doesn’t know how long he’ll have to wait to find a deal Souray. “I can’t say. General managers speak on a weekly basis and if somebody expresses an interest I’ll listen,” said Tambellini, who said Washington didn’t ask for a specific commitment on how long Souray would be on his farm club. “He’s completely comfortable with whatever happens.”


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Report- Souray To Hershey

via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Several reports indicate Sheldon Souray going to AHL Hershey, Washington’s farm team

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The New-Look Oilers

from Dan Barnes of the Edmonton Journal,

It’s a team with a handful of new players, one too many goalies, $13 million US in salary-cap space and a defenceman in limbo.

But what kind of team is it, really?

According to Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney, it’s one with energy, speed, a quick transition game and Stanley Cup work habits, the tangible characteristics that have been previously used to define hockey in these parts. But it has to be something else first because of who made the roster and who didn’t on Monday.

“I’m hoping we’re in-your-face enough to get respect,” said Renney, who made eight cuts and is left with 24 bodies, counting the so-faruntradeable Sheldon Souray and J.F. Jacques, who is destined to start the year on the injured list.


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The Bolts Beat, 10/5/10: Predictions Special

In the latest episode of The Bolts Beat, the boys offer their conference forecasts, predicting teams 15 all the way to 1 for both the West and the East. Cramming details for all 30 teams into an hour show proved to be a formidable task, with those projected as non-playoff clubs getting far lengthier explanations than those the hosts see qualifying for postseason play. Spoiler alert: Obligatory Alex Tanguay cracks included, the Lightning make the playoffs and Jon’s orange-and-blue hallucinations return (sort of).


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Options For Souray

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

The chance of a trade before the seasons starts is slim. The problem for the Oilers is that on Wednesday teams must file their 23-man rosters to the league.

Tambellini doesn’t want to add Souray to the roster, even though the Oilers are more than $6 million under the league’s $59.4 million salary cap.

If he’s not dealt, the Oilers will certainly assign Souray to the AHL by Wednesday or just before that.

“It’s not an option to have him sitting. He has to be playing,” said Tambellini, who didn’t want Souray on the ice during training camp, but knows that once the season starts teams want to see if he has returned to form, no matter where he’s playing….

The New York Rangers are likely interested in Souray after dumping Wade Redden’s $6.5-million salary, and not just because Doug Risebrough, their pro scout, has seen the Oilers play four straight games.


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