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Trade Talk Around The League

Lyle Richardson of Spector’s Hockey takes you around the league for the latest rumor talk…

Latest on Brad Richards, Chris Phillips and Brett Clark, plus updates on the Wild, Blues and Blue Jackets.

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Sleep Study

Elliotte Friedman with his Inside Hockey segment on HNIC, takes a look at the sleep and rest patterns of the Vancouver Canucks.

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Kings Say They Will Not Move Schenn

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

The only thing that could’ve made Dean Lombardi’s message any clearer would’ve been capital letters.

“Brayden Schenn is not going anywhere,” read the text from the Los Angeles Kings GM.

Clearly itching to stop having one of the hockey world’s most prized prospects linked to almost every trade rumour involving the Kings, Lombardi told the Calgary Sun Saturday the 19-year-old Team Canada star is off-limits.

That won’t stop Schenn from spending trade deadline day stick-handling the remote control in his parents’ Saskatoon basement Monday.

“Obviously, that’s nice to hear, I guess,” said the Blades’ stud of Lombardi’s stance.

“Obviously, it’s the first time I’ve heard it. My name is tossed all over the place because they’re looking for that dynamic player. So, I guess we’ll have to wait and see.”

continued and other topics, some of which were covered in the Hotstove post on KK earlier this evening…

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Blackhawks’ President Discusses Kane And Team

from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

Blackhawks president John McDonough, quiet and in the background for much of the season, held an impromptu news conference with reporters during practice Saturday, touching on a number of issues regarding his team.

For starters, McDonough said the club has no problem with Patrick Kane’s lifestyle away from the rink.
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“We’re concerned about all our players,” McDonough said. “We talk to our players collectively. Our players’ profiles are sky high and it’s really grown over the last few years.

“I’m very proud of Patrick and very proud of the progress he’s made and we’re continuing to work with all of our guys. He’s a young kid, he’s a very social kid, but I think he’s very aware and he understand of the importance of being a Chicago Blackhawk and what that means. I continue to be very proud of him and thrilled he’s a Chicago Blackhawk.

As far as making the playoffs, McDonough agreed that it’s crucial to qualify for the Stanley Cup tournament in order to keep the organization’s momentum going in the city.

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The Latest From The Hotstove On HNIC

Bits and pieces from the segment on HNIC…

Pierre LeBrun talked with Crosby’s agent and they are in he same position with Crosby as they have been, he is still not symptom free but have not shut him down for the season as some people have suggested.

Stars will go to Brad Richards on Monday morning and basically layout what their options are.

Rangers still believe they could fit Richards contract into their structure.

Eric Francis says the Canucks had some thoughts on Chris Phillips but that died quickly.  Says Cody Hodgson and Cory Schneider are not going anywhere.

Frances also noted Paul Stastny is not going anywhere and Foote and Hejduc want to finish their career in Colorado.

The Leafs covet Liles from the Avs.

LeBrun says the Predators need to sign Shea Weber, franchise player and needed in Nashville.

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Edmonton GM In the Spotlight

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

There are some astute people in the hockey world who believe Steve Tambellini has arrived at ‘The Moment’ in his young career as an NHL general manager.

Those people believe this is his time to step out from the crowd and be bold.

And that what happens next will define him.

If you are looking at Tambellini defining himself as a GM, so far the definition hasn’t been all that dynamic.

So far the perception of Tambellini has been the polar opposite to Brian Burke. Not that that’s a bad thing. But it is interesting because Tambellini worked as an assistant to Burke with the Vancouver Canucks.

Burke has bluster, swagger, confidence and a damn-the-torpedo belief he wears on his sleeve. Tambellini comes across as almost timid by comparison. He is soft spoken, quiet, cautious and keeps almost everything up his sleeve.

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Buffalo May Be Busy On Monday

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Buffalo Sabres could be one team that surprises at Monday’s NHL trade deadline.

New owner Terry Pegula, who wanted to win before he took over the franchise, has given GM Darcy Regier the green light to spend to the salary cap to win a Stanley Cup.

That’s not something the Sabres have always shown a willingness to do, so don’t be surprised if they are a player on either Dallas centre Brad Richards on Colorado’s Paul Stastny

continue and names too….

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Placed On Waivers Today

via Bob McKenzie tweets,

Players on waivers: Ty Conklin (STL), Curtis McElhinney (TB), Tim Stapleton (ATL)

Players on waivers: Brett Carson (CAR), Jason Jaffray (ANA), D.J.King (WAS), Nathan Lawson (NYI), Rob Schremp (NYI), Pascal Leclaire (OTT)..

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What Do You Think Detroit Fans?

via Bob Duff tweet,

#thrashers asking price for Bogosian - Hudler, Ericsson or Kindl and high draft pick - too big a price for #redwings to pay at this point.

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Waiver Wire Claims

via Pierre LeBrun tweets,

Flyers claim Boynton off waivers

WASH claims Sturm off waivers

See Pierre’s twitter for players placed on waivers today.

added 1:07pm, via Flyers press release,

“Nick is a right shot defenseman that will bring experience and depth to our team,” Holmgren said in making the announcement. 

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Boynton. “I was a little shocked and didn’t realize that I was put on waivers until late last night, but I couldn’t ask to be coming to a better team or organization.  I’ve been around the League for a while and I hope to bring that experience, try to work hard and play solid defense and chip in with whatever the team needs.”

added 1:26pm, via Columbus press release,

“Craig Rivet brings steady play, experience and leadership to our team, which will be very important as we head down the stretch this season,” said Howson.  “We think he will be a good addition to our group and are happy to have him as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets.”

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