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Washington Won’t Re-Sign Two Rent-A-Players

from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,

Defenseman Joe Corvo and winger Scott Walker have been informed that they won’t be re-signed, GM George McPhee said today.

Corvo and Walker - both pending unrestricted free agents - were acquired at the trade deadline to bolster the Caps’ roster for the playoffs.

“They were great, but we can only carry 23 when the season starts,” McPhee said.

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Well We Have A Series

Flyers win in overtime to shrink the Chicago series lead to 2-1.

Will the series go back to Chicago tied 2-2 or will the Blackhawks have a chance to win the Cup on home ice?

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Jimmy Howard Puts On The Tools Of Ignorance

from Bill Roose of DetroitRedWings.com,

A fastball is like a slap shot. A curveball is like a deflection from the point.

That was the observation made by Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard following his guest stint as the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen catcher Wednesday afternoon prior to the club’s baseball game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park.

Howard, who will find out later this month if he won the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year, donned borrowed catcher’s gear to catch a bullpen session with Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

“You watch him on TV some nights and he’s bringing it at 98 miles per hour,” Howard said of the Tigers’ All-Star hurler. “I was back there at first a little shaky, but he has such great control that he just put it right in the glove.”

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Open Post- Game 3 SCF Chicago visits Philadelphia

The last change favors Philadelphia now and they should use it to their advantage.

Flyers need this win more than the Blackhawks do, therefore take the Orange & Black tonight.

Puck drops a little after 8:00pm on Versus, CBC and RDS.

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Dear Lightning Fans

from Steve Yzerman at TampBayLightning.com,

It is with great respect and pride that I write to you today as the new Vice President and General Manager of your Tampa Bay Lightning. When offered this opportunity by owner Jeff Vinik to further my career, I carefully considered my options; looking for committed, solid ownership and an organization that would strive to be first class from top to bottom, through all facets of the business. In the end, I found Tampa Bay to be the perfect place for me. And I think you’ll find the Lightning to be worthy of your support as well.

It was not easy to leave the Detroit Red Wings after 27 years and four Stanley Cups as a player and an executive. The organization was built on loyalty, integrity and hard work, and our sustained success there proved the formula works. I want to bring a similar approach to Tampa Bay and I think we can achieve our goal of being a consistent winner on and off the ice.

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Afternoon Line- Part 2

I know sports on grass and ground, and floorboards. I don’t know sports on frozen water.

Or what it is to spear, or rag or deke, or wash-out, or butt-end? Or all those checks: body-check, back-check, fore-check, sweep-check, poke-check. On the blue line, red line, crease line, or in the slot? And the shots: slap shot, snap shot, wrist shot, screen shot?

And the icing, as in icing the puck? Icing is frosting, isn’t it, on a cake? And a hat trick? That’s for magicians. And the players hooking. Hooking? That’s what bad women do. And what is a Zamboni?

-Walter Jacobson of CBS Chicago.  Now read what Mike Halford of Orland Kurtenblog has to say.

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Cherry Talks SCF

A calm and collective Don Cherry talks all things Stanley Cup Final with Deb Placey.

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Notes Before Game 3 SCF

OFFICIALS FOR TONIGHT’S GAME

The referees for tonight’s game are Bill McCreary (#7) and Dan O’Halloran (#13). The linesmen are Greg Devorski (#54) and Pierre Racicot (#65).

McCREARY TO SET STANLEY CUP FINAL RECORD

Referee Bill McCreary will be working his 43rd career Stanley Cup Final game tonight, passing Bill Chadwick into first place all-time among referees. McCreary has officiated over 1,600 NHL games since making his League debut in 1984-85. He made his first Stanley Cup Final appearance in the 1994 series between the New York Rangers and Vancouver Canucks and has worked 15 career Finals (1994-2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010).

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Afternoon Line

“That’s bush league.  That’s total, total bush league.”

“He is a fierce competitor, no question. He’s strong, he’s big, he’s talented. And I think he does have that ‘I don’t really give a crap about you mentality.’ So does that make him a bad guy? I don’t know him enough to comment on that. I do know he’s not a very popular person around the National Hockey League.”

-Jeremy Roenick on Chris Pronger’s antics.  More at ESPN Chicago.

added 1:48pm, Chris Pronger talks with Dave Strader this morning in preparation for game 3.

Watch below…

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Canucks Sign Cory Schneider

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis announced today that the team has signed 2004 draft selection Cory Schneider. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Schneider, 24, played in 60 games for the Moose in 2009.10, collecting a career high 35 wins. He registered four shutouts and recorded a .919 save percentage. In six Calder Cup Playoff games he recorded a .905 save percentage. He appeared in two games with Vancouver this season, including a 45-save effort Nov. 6/09 at the Dallas Stars.

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