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Another Swede Headed To The Wings?

from Bob Duff of Duffer’s Dabbles at the Windsor Star,

There’s speculation in NHL circles that Michigan senior co-captain Carl Hagelin, who notched a pair of goals Saturday as the Wolverines blanked the Michigan State Spartans 5-0 in the Big Chill outdoor NCAA hockey game at Michigan Stadium, could be headed for the Detroit Red Wings.

Currently the property of the New York Rangers, who selected the 5-11, 176-pound left-winger from Sodertalje, Sweden with the 168th pick of the 2007 National Hockey League entry draft, word around the NHL is that the Rangers won’t be signing Hagelin, who would then become a free agent Aug. 15, 2011. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see Detroit sign him,” said one NHL scout at Saturday’s game.

continued with a few more hockey notes…

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Hockey In New York

from George Fosty of Boxscore News,

New York City and the region encompassing the western half of Long Island are two of the great bastions of American hockey tradition and history. So rich is the history that some have even speculated lower Manhattan and the western half of Long Island could be the birthplace of American ‘hockey’ traditions dating back to the early 1600s when Dutch settlers played ‘Kolven’, an early form of stick and ball game, on area ponds near present-day Wall Street and Flushing, Queens.

This hockey origins theory is both controversial and fascinating especially when placed it in context with recent lower Manhattan archaeological discoveries including an early Dutch defensive wall and the remains of a 17th Century merchant vessel.

Yet, regardless of whether or not you are a believer in New York’s claim as the ‘real birthplace of hockey’ one thing that can not be disputed is New York’s reputation as one of professional hockey’s greatest cities….

Though World War I had been a major setback for the infant sport of professional hockey, the newly formed National Hockey League had been able to survive. With the conflict ended and with the return of hundreds of thousands of Canadian men from overseas, the NHL was given a new lease on life.

read on

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Video- Ovechkin Takes On Dubinsky

With the Capitals down 4-0 to the Rangers, Alexander Ovechkin drops the gloves with Brandon Dubinsky.

2nd period is complete, Ranger up 5-0 and Washington is very frustrated.

added 8:59pm, Watch the fight from the Rangers broadcast and in HD to- below…

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Sather Has Rangers On The Right Path

from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,

And he sits, smiling, mouth nursing the stogie, content that, as he sees it, the game has happily returned somewhat to a style reminiscent of the glory days of the Oilers, certain that, finally, slowly, he has been turning the culture of this marquee Original Six franchise away from New York Yankees thinking and back, at least to an extent, to the sort of thinking that once worked so magnificently in Edmonton.

When you run the richest team in hockey – a team with a long string of aging superstars brought in at great cost and no result – a salary cap can become a blessing.

After missing the playoffs last spring by a final-game shootout, the Rangers are hanging on with the playoff-bound teams so far, entering their game with the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. And they are doing it with a lineup in which fully half of the players have never played professional hockey in any other organization.


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Afternoon Line

He even told the New York Post’s Larry Brooks, with whom he has publicly sparred over the years, that an article about a goaltending decision was “well-written.”

But Tortorella never completely relinquishes the needle: He finished the comment by adding: ” . . . not that it happens all that often.”

-Steve Zipay of Newsday writing about a ‘softer’ John Tortorella.  Read more from Zipay.

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Rangers Would Need To Move Cap Dollars To Acquire Brad Richards

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

When the Rangers meet the Senators at the Garden tonight, winger Todd White and defenseman Matt Gilroy are likely to resume their positions as healthy scratches.

This means, as is customary when the remaining 17 skaters are healthy, the Blueshirts will have players taking up $4.125 million of cap space in civilian clothes.

This comes at a cost beyond dollars.

For the longer general manager Glen Sather keeps such expensive spares on the roster, the more difficult it will become to deal for the Stars’ Brad Richards once the financially distressed franchise yields to reality and seeks to move the impending free agent blue-chip center.

The more difficult, in fact, it will become to acquire any substantial player as long as the Blueshirts, $1.544 million under the cap, carry this type of excess at the approximate price of $22,500 per day for their scratches.


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Weekend Update

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Brad Richards update- I was told Saturday the New York Rangers’ interest in Brad Richards (set to be an unrestricted free agent July 1) is serious enough that they’re willing to pony up assets before the Feb. 28 trade deadline to make sure he doesn’t go elsewhere should the Dallas Stars decide to put him on the market in order to get value before he leaves. This despite the fact the Rangers could get him July 1 without giving up any assets.

Obviously, the carrot here for Richards, who has a no-movement clause, is his relationship with Rangers coach John Tortorella. The two won a Cup together in 2004 when Torts was behind the bench for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Former Colorado and Atlanta coach Bob Hartley was offered the head coaching job in Lugano of the Swiss League this past week, but told ESPN.com on Saturday he decided to take a pass.

more topics

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Video- Word Is The NHL Will Be Taking A Look At This Callahan Elbow

Ryan Callahan received two minutes for throwing this elbow at the Islanders Frans Nielsen.

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Video- You Make The Call

No audio in the video and probably a good thing, since it won’t sway you one way or the other.

All I can say is one fan base is not happy right now.

My opinion- how about a non-call?

added 9:27pm, Replaced the removed video with one of much poorer quality.

update 9:40pm, A new video, at this rate, I will be here all night.

Chris Botta of Fanhouse has some reaction to the call.

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  Tags: ryan+callahan, sidney+crosby

Tortorella Concerned About Officiating

from Andrew Gross of Rangers Rants,

Tonight’s referees? Brad Watson and Steve Kozari. Significance? The last Rangers-Penguins game, a 3-2 overtime win for the Rangers at Pittsburgh on Nov. 15, was the only time this season coach John Tortorella has called Colin Campbell, the NHL’s senior VP of hockey operations, and Mike Murphy, VP of hockey operations, to discuss the performance of the on-ice officials.


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