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More Health Issues For Connolly

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

Even though he had practiced all week, Tim Connolly’s sore back is now a major issue for the Buffalo Sabres because it’s more than just lingering stiffness.

Connolly was a surprising scratch from Friday’s season opener and Sabres coach Lindy Ruff revealed after the game that his center has a hairline fracture in a vertebrae.

“He was trying to get through it in practice all week,” Ruff said. “We felt he could get through it, the doctors felt he could get through it but he couldn’t. It just got too painful.”

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Oh Jose

Japers’ Rink let the picture describe the feeling of Capitals fans this morning.

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It’s Becoming A Federal Case

from the National Journal,

The league agrees with Team Palin. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly issued this statement: “We do not view the Flyers’ invitation to Governor Palin to be politically motivated. Governor Palin is a supporter of the sport, which she has proclaimed publicly. As a public figure who has a very public connection with hockey, her recent associations with the Flyers and other NHL franchises is not surprising and, in our view, not inappropriate. Participation of national politicians in team ceremonies in professional sports is far from unprecedented in our sport and occurs routinely in other sports, as well.”

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Sharks Add Veteran Defensemen To Winning Formula

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

But this year, GM Doug Wilson opened the Sharks’ wallet to add Dan Boyle and Rob Blake, both of whom have previously won a Stanley Cup championship. For Thornton, the presence of that pair makes a night-and-day difference in the team’s attitude and approach.

“As a left-handed shot, having two righties on the power play is really going to help me,” said Thornton in an interview. “Blakie is so solid and Boyle skates like the wind. They’re explosive. They’re going to be a huge difference for our team, two defencemen that can play 25 to 30 minutes a game.

“If you look at who’s won the last two years, Detroit with Lidstrom and Anaheim with Niedermayer and Pronger. It’s nice for us to have two guys like that now that can play in every situation. We haven’t had that before.”

more and numerous hockey notes…

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Blake Returns To LA On Sunday

Rich Hammond has a poll up at Inside the Kings and it looks like LA fans will not be greating Rob Blake warmly.

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What Happened To Calgary

from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet,

What a train wreck!

6-0.

Say it out loud: 6-0.

Unlike the knuckleheads that were satisfied with the Leafs entering yet another rebuilding phase as they try to find a way to win their first Cup since 1967, and now have visions of the playoffs dancing in their delusional heads, I consider the opening game of a season to be a snapshot – not an indicator of what is to come for the next seven months. So even though the Flames were smoked by that offensive juggernaut, the Vancouver Canucks, I feel comfortable in suggesting they will still compete for the Western Conference championship this season.

But holy cow, what the heck was that?

read on

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The Future Holds…

from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,

Melrose is under immediate pressure to prove that he has what it takes to manage a modern NHL bench after more than a decade of looking smart in the studio. He inherited a team that has been rebuilt on last season’s ashes and looks to have chemistry issues that would befuddle Osamu Shimomura. But with all those high profile acquisitions come high expectations. If the picture doesn’t come into focus by Christmas, Melrose may regret the decision to leave the cozy confines of the broadcast booth.

more looking into the crystal ball…

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Wings Will Visit White House

NEW YORK (Oct. 10, 2008) – President George W. Bush will honor the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings during a ceremony in the East Room of The White House on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 2:30 p.m., ET.

Members of the 2008 Red Wings, led by team captain Nicklas Lidstrom, will gather at The White House for the ceremony. National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, Red Wings Owners Mike and Marian Ilitch, General Manager Ken Holland and Detroit Head Coach Mike Babcock also are scheduled to attend.

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NY Rangers Talk

Sam Weinman of Rangers Report has been hosting a live video chat since 1pm ET, and it’s still going on.  It’s a wide-ranging talk about happenings in New York, prompted by questions from his readers and viewers. Among other things, it’s a great use of technology mixed with hockey.

Here’s the video feed embedded below, and it can be replayed from the beginning once the live broadcast ends:

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  Tags: media, new+york+rangers

Giguere Speaks Out On Ducks Play

from Dan Wood at Ducks Blog,

“We like to play on the edge,” Giguere said. “That’s great. I love that we play that way, but at the same time, we need to keep our mouths shut. We need to stop yapping at the referees. We need to stop blaming everybody else. We have to look in the mirror. We’re the ones taking the penalties. It’s not always a bad call. A lot of times, it’s a call that we would complain about if the referee wouldn’t call it against the other team.

“We have to take it upon ourselves to be more disciplined.”

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  Tags: jean-sebastien+giguere

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