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Keith Tkachuk With A Painful Goal Last Night

No official word from the Blues on the condition of Tkachuk.

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Bylsma With The Line Of The Night

from Izzy Gould of the St. Petersburg Times,

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said “everybody’s fine” after a stretcher was wheeled into the coaches room after the game. No one was brought out. Asked if anyone was in trouble, Bylsma pointed to the players’ locker room and said, “The ones who are in trouble are in there.”

more on the Lightning win over the Penguins today…

 

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Evening Line

I take pride in the fact that the building is full all the time,” Murray said. “You look at the development of the young players. Look at some of the guys and the (Olympic) recognition they’ve gotten recently. I’ve enjoyed every minute of my job. It’s a tough job to lose, but I’m appreciative. I don’t blame the players. It’s my job to get wins. I didn’t get enough of them.

-Ex Blues Coach Andy Murray.  More on Murray from Dan Rosen of NHL.com.

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The Kings New Video Blogger

You can get more information at LAKings.com.

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Afternoon Line

“There are a lot of nights when it’s pretty tough to watch us.

“If we’re going to turn this around, we’re going to have to do a complete 180 degrees. We know we’re better than this, but we can’t seem to put our finger in the hole to stop the water from leaking out.”

-Sheldon Souray of the Edmonton Oilers.  More on the Oilers from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal.

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Blues Need To Commit To Youth

from Jeff Gordon of Hockey Guy,

Blues management decided to move in a new direction for the second half of this season.

But that new direction should be the old direction, the path John Davidson and Co. originally embarked on after Dave Checketts bought the team.

The Blues should use the second half of this season to renew the organization’s commitment to player development. Under new coach Davis Payne — up from the Peoria Rivermen — the Blues should focus on getting the most from all the young talent on the depth chart.

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Captain Candidates For The Capitals

from Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post,

Alex Ovechkin, the face of the franchise and the two-time league MVP, says he is ready and figures to be the leading candidate.

“But it’s is not my decision to put ‘C’ on my jersey,” said the 24-year-old, who is signed through the 2020-21 season. “If the team’s going to trust me, and going to let me, why not? But the team decides.”

The responsibilities of a captain entail more than being the team’s best player. And for that reason, the list of potential successors is also expected to include prominent veterans Brooks Laich and Mike Knuble.

read on

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Andy Murray Fired

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that the club has named Davis Payne as Interim Head Coach.  Payne becomes the 23rd coach in the history of the St. Louis Blues replacing Andy Murray, who was relieved of his duties. 

“Davis is very knowledgeable of the players in our organization and we feel he is the best candidate to coach our team,” said Davidson.  “He has nine winning seasons at the minor league level which includes an ECHL Championship in 2006.

“I would like to thank Andy Murray for the job he has done here the past four seasons,” continued Davidson. “He was an intergral part in turning the St. Louis Blues around.  He is a true professional and I wish him the best of luck in the future.”

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A Great Showcase For The NHL

from Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post,

From Wednesday’s practices in the snow to Marco Sturm’s overtime game-winner, the 2010 Winter Classic was everything the NHL hoped it would be—and more.

It showcased the game’s speed, skill, brutality and brawn.

But most of all, it brought a much-needed element of fun to a sport that too often is viewed by the general sporting public as vanilla.

“It was a great showcase of the game,” said Flyers president Peter Luukko, the driving force behind the Flyers’ inclusion in the New Year’s Day event. “Two clubs hitting hard. It was great. It was one heck of a game. I’ve got to think this is everything the league wanted.”

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How About Around 12 Hours Of Hockey Today?

24 teams in actions today, first game just after 1:00pm ET today, last game ends around 12:30am on Sunday.

It can’t get much better than that!!!

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