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A Celebration Of Life

from the CP at the Globe and Mail,

A high-profile NHL family opened their private nightmare to the world on Wednesday in an effort to raise public awareness about teen suicide.

Daron Richardson, the 14-year-old daughter of Ottawa Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson, took her own life last Friday at the family’s Ottawa home.
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Richardson, his wife Stephanie and their daughter Morgan, 16, donated Daron’s organs so that others might live, then tried to help ensure that other families don’t endure their trauma.

The family “openly shared the circumstances of her death to remove the stigma of pain and fear associated with suicide,” Roshene Lawson, chaplain of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, said at a “celebration of life service” at Scotiabank Place, the Senators home arena.


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Carolina/Calgary Trade

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired defenseman Ian White and forward Brett Sutter from the Calgary Flames. In exchange for White and Sutter, the Hurricanes have traded defenseman Anton Babchuk and forward Tom Kostopoulos to the Flames.

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They Wouldn’t, Would They?

From Chris Botta, of Islanders Point Blank:

Due to circumstances currently beyond my control, Point Blank will be closed indefinitely starting today at 4:00 pm. Could be for a few days or longer. I do not know, but will keep you posted. Thank you for the support always, and for hanging in.

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Tampa Has Interest In Marc-Andre Bergeron

from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,

The agent for rehabbing defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron said he has spoken to Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman, and characterized Tampa Bay’s interest as “serious,” though Paul Corbeil added that both sides are doing their homework to see if Bergeron, a free agent, would be a good fit.

“I’m sure he could be a good asset for the Lightning,” Corbeil said Wednesday. “They’re a good team and having a very good beginning of the year. I think it would be a very nice fit with Guy Boucher and the coaching staff.”


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Sabres ‘D’ Trying to Put it All Together

If you think the Sabres aren’t scoring enough goals, well, don’t blame the defense.  Buffalo’s blueliners have racked up 13 goals in 19 games.  Tonight’s opponent, the high flying Washington Capitals, ‘only’ have 12 from their defensemen.

Sure, the offensive contributions of Jordan Leopold, Steve Montador (yep, really) and Tyler Myers have been a tonic for this team as it tries to climb out of its self-dug hole.  Buffalo has gone to overtime in five straight games and has earned 9 of 10 possible points.  But let’s not kid ourselves - the Sabres will have to cut down on mistakes in their own zone if they’re serious about being contenders again.

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Video- Ryan Miller Plays Carl Spackler

It’s in the hole!

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Stars Not Playing To Their Potential

E.J. Hradek and Barry Melrose of ESPN discuss players who were thought to be in the run for some hardware but are off to a bad start.

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Color Doesn’t Matter

from Misty Harris of PostMedia News at the Vancouver Sun,

The theory that red or black uniforms give athletes an aggressive edge has long been claimed in sports research, with most of it citing the hues’ evolutionary and cultural associations with such things as dominance and power.

But Team Canada might want to hold the high-fives, with a comprehensive new study putting that theory on thin ice — at least in the context of professional hockey.

Reporting in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers say no matter how they measured — penalty minutes, number of severe penalties, team wins — there wasn’t a shred of meaningful evidence that black or red jerseys lead to a spike in aggressive behaviour, or even perceived aggression, among National Hockey League players.

“For more than 20 years, people have been talking about this idea that wearing black causes athletes to act more aggressively. Then, more recently, there’s been talk that red might have the same effect,” says co-author Jerry Burger.


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Wings Now Have A Patch On Practice Jersey

DETROIT, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/—The Detroit Red Wings announced today they have signed an agreement with Amway. The multi-platform deal provides Amway with the exclusive rights to placing its logo on the official Red Wings practice jersey as well as dasher board signage during Wings home games. The practice jersey is worn by Red Wings players during all practices and morning skates, both home and away, throughout the entire regular season and playoffs.


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Iginla And His Game

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

There is a point in every career where the arrow begins to point down. Could this be that time for Jarome Iginla?

“There isn’t a great blueprint on what the aging body of a power forward does, because most guys don’t have the luxury of aging,” said Brendan Shanahan, a fine power forward himself who played 21 seasons and gathered 2,489 PIMs between 656 goals.

“Most are done after 14, 15 years. The (John) LeClairs, Cam Neely, Tim Kerr, Kevin Stevens… Their bodies broke down because of the way they played. Wendel Clark broke down even sooner because he played so much bigger than his body.”

So what of Iginla, who has somehow misplaced that ability to find the time and space he used to have?

He has plenty of years left, figures another prominent power winger of the day, Bill Guerin. But perhaps the time has come for Iginla to think his way around the rink, rather than instinctively run over opponents on his way to another 50-goal season.


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