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Owen Nolan Out To Prove He Can Play

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

Owen Nolan has not given up on playing in the NHL.

The 38-year-old winger is slated to be on a plane headed to Switzerland on Thursday night. He’s joining Zurich of the Swiss League in what he hopes is the first step in bringing him back to the NHL this season.

“I’m still eager to play,” Nolan told ESPN.com Wednesday night. “I feel like I still have something in the tank and can help a team.”

The plan is for him to play for Zurich for a month and “show that I can still play,” Nolan said.

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Keep Craig Hartsburg In Your Thoughts

from the Leader-Post,

Everett Silvertips head coach Craig Hartsburg is to undergo heart surgery after being diagnosed with an ascending aortic aneurysm.

A heart catheterization is to be performed Wednesday, with surgery to follow in the weeks to come. He is expected to be sidelined through the first half of the WHL season.

“The most important thing at this time is for Craig to get healthy,’’ Silvertips vice-president and general manager Doug Soetaert said in a prepared statement. “We’re all in full support of the Hartsburg family and look forward to Craig’s full recovery.’‘

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Record Crowd For Outdoor Hockey Game

The Big Chill at the Big House has sold 105,585 tickets for game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.

The game is on December 11th at 3:00pm.

Who’s going?

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Radulov Sets New Record

Alexander Radulov of Salavat Yulaev entered the record books recently by scoring the fastest goal in Russian hockey history. Radulov scored six seconds into a match against Yugra, after intercepting a pass and doing a nice spin-o-rama move on goaltender Mikhail Biryukov. Radulov beat the twelve year record of seven seconds, set by Andrei Pychelyakov of Severstal in 1998 and later tied by former NHLer Dmitry Yushkevich of Magnitogorsk in 2003. However, Radulov’s goal is not the fastest goal ever recorded in a professional hockey game as that distinction is held by four players who were able to find the back of the net one second faster than Radulov. They are NHLer’s Doug Smail (1981), Bryan Trottier (1984) and fellow Russian Alexander Mogilny (1991), as well as Slovak 2nd division player; Frantisek Zubek of Presov.

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  Tags: alexander+mogilny, alexander+radulov, alexander+semin, alexei+morozov, bryan+trottier, dmitry+yushkevich, evgeni+malkin, maxim+afinogenov, salavat+yulaev

CHL brawl follow up

Follow up of the preseason game between the Colorado Eagles and the Odessa Jackelopes.

From the Colorado Eagles home page:

Colorado forward Brad MacMillan has been suspended 22 games for his match penalty for attempting to injure a player. 

Colorado defenseman George Bradley has been suspended five (5) games for his actions during an altercation and has been fined an undisclosed amount of money for the same infraction.

Colorado defenseman Mario Joly has been suspended four (4) games for leaving the players bench.

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Legace Off To Germany

from HockeyWeb.de (translated),

The Iserlohn Roosters of the German Hockey League (DEL) have taken a new goalkeeper for the rest of the season under contract. From the NHL club Carolina Hurricanes replaced the 37-year-old Canadian Emmanuel “Manny” Legace at the Iserlohn Seilersee.

Legace is the crew of the Sauerland give more security. “We have tried very hard in recent days about how to promote Manny’s and are very happy that he has chosen for us,” said manager Karsten Mende.

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The AHL On The NHL Network

NEW YORK (October 13, 2010) – The NHL Network U.S. will put the developing talents of many of the game’s top young players on display this season when it broadcasts 10 American Hockey League games in partnership with the AHL.

Beginning on Oct. 17, when the Toronto Marlies play host to the Binghamton Senators, the NHL Network will broadcast 10 Sunday afternoon games.

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CHL game ends in forfeit after 193 PiM

Just preseason, right? Whether it was retaliation for a dirty hit, or someone said something about the coach’s mom, it got ugly in an exhibition game between the Colorado Eagles and the Odessa Jackelopes.

The first two periods seemed like a typical minor league hockey game. A few fights, some goals…

Then the third period happened. 14 fighting majors handed out in the first 1:39, then the big one at 9:26 which resulted in Odessa captain Dave Van Drunen getting sucker punched by Brad MacMillen. The punch resulted in Van Drunen needing 5 plates and 18 screws to repair the damage.

MacMillen received 2 for instigating, 5 for fighting, 10 minutes and a game for instigating and another 10 for intent to injure.

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  Tags: brad+macmillen, colorado+eagles, dave+van+drunen, minor+league+brawl, odessa+jackelopes

The NHL versus Russia

The NHL’s arrival in Europe last week coincided with two exhibition games between the leagues teams and their Russian rivals; the KHL. First up was an aggressive affair between the Carolina Hurricanes and SKA St. Petersburg. In a role reversal between leagues, SKA came out playing aggressively, so much so, in fact, that Hurricanes coach, Paul Maurice pulled his star players; Eric Staal and goaltender Cam Ward from the game as it deteriorated into a slugfest which resulted in a 5-3 victory for SKA. The other interleague game featured the Phoenix Coyotes gaining a measure of revenge for the NHL, by defeating Dynamo Riga 3-1. The interleague games were part of a longstanding tradition of play between the NHL and Russia. With that in mind, I thought I would take a look at some of the most famous and infamous matchups between the two rivals.

1. The Montreal Canadiens versus Central Red Army
    December 31st, 1975

This matchup featured the most successful franchises from the NHL and the former Soviet league as the Canadiens played host to the Red Army team. Montreal featured Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, Larry Robinson and Bob Gainey among others against Valeri Kharlamov, Vladislav Tretiak, Vladimir Petrov and Boris Mikhailov. The level of play was as high as the 72’ Summit Series as the star players from each team were entering their prime. Despite outshooting Red Army 38-13, the Canadiens were forced to settle with a 3-3 tie, due to the outstanding play of Tretiak. This game would cement Tretiak’s longstanding relationship withe the city of Montreal, as the team would go on to draft the goaltender 138th overall in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, despite Soviet players not being allowed to compete in the NHL.

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  Tags: alexei+kasatonov, bob+gainey, bobby+clarke, boris+mikhailov, guy+lafleur, igor+larionov, jari+kurri, ken+dryden, larry+robinson, mario+lemieux, mark+messier, mike+bossy, montreal+canadiens, sergei+makarov, valeri+kharlamov, viacheslav+fetisov, vladimir+krutov, vladimir+petrov, vladislav+tretiak, wayne+gretzky

Report- Souray To Hershey

via Elliotte Friedman tweet,

Several reports indicate Sheldon Souray going to AHL Hershey, Washington’s farm team

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