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NHL Opening Games In Europe

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The plans to open the 2008-09 NHL regular season on two European fronts are now finalized.

The league is apparently ready to formally announce this weekend at the NHL All-Star Game in Atlanta that, as expected, the Ottawa Senators will play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Stockholm and the New York Rangers will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Prague.

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Kennedy Out With Mono

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy will miss the YoungStars Game at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta this weekend due to mononucleosis, it was announced Wednesday by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero. Kennedy will be sidelined for an indefinite period of time.

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Depending On Malkin

from Bob Duff at MSNBC,

If Malkin doesn’t get the job done, the NHL might as well pack up Lord Stanley’s mug and mothball the playoffs, because nobody other than hardcore hockey fanatics will be tuning in south of the border.

The loss of a marquee player at any time is a blow to the sport’s image. The Chicago Bulls were nothing without Michael Jordan, the Edmonton Oilers faded without Gretzky and both sport’s media presence suffered after their departures.

Crosby’s absence couldn’t have come at a worse time for the NHL.

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More To Come

from John Buccigross of ESPN,

Ovechkin and Crosby will always be Bird and Magic, tied together by their passion and simultaneous entrance into the NHL. Even though Crosby sat next to the tan Mario Lemieux in the owners’ box Monday night, the game still had that Crosby-“Big O” edge. Capitals fans boo Crosby and Penguins fans boo Ovechkin.

Yes, Monday’s game had it all. Ten goals, stars shining brightly, monstrous hits, blocked shots, a shootout and little balls of hate. The only thing better would have been if Georges Laraque and Donald Brashear got into a fight, knocked each other’s heads off, and then, after sliding across the ice, the two heads started fighting.

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Official- Crosby Out 6-8 Weeks

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will be sidelined six to eight weeks due to a high ankle sprain.

Crosby was re-evaluated by Pittsburgh Penguins team doctor Chip Burke on Tuesday morning and further testing confirmed his high ankle sprain. Crosby suffered the injury in the first period of the Jan. 18 against Tampa Bay.

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AO Vs. Geno

from The Good, The Bad, And The Duthie,

From the opening face-off, it looked like a couple of guys trying to show-off to win the same girl (Natalia maybe?) They were ridiculously dangerous on almost every shift. They went after each other, with Ovechkin trying to flatten Malkin in the Danger Zone (ask Dean McAmmond where that is), and then almost scrapping moments later. It was Anything You Can Do…translated in Russian.

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Watch the attempted hit by Ovechkin on Malkin…

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The Cost Of Losing Crosby

from Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette,

The Penguins now stand No. 2 overall in the East, seven points behind Ottawa, 2-0 losers to Tampa Bay last night - but for how long?

You don’t lose a player like Crosby without paying the price, just as the Senators are learning now that Dany Heatley is sidelined with a long-term injury.

The best Pittsburgh can hope for is that Crosby won’t be sidelined too long. The extent of the injury won’t be known for several days, but normally it’s measured in terms of weeks and even months - but you don’t need an MRI reading to understand how much Crosby is going to be missed.

He is the NHL’s golden boy. He is everything that is good about this game, but the Penguins aren’t the only losers. He sells tickets wherever the game is played, so teams in double-digit numbers are losers. Major sponsors of the game are losers.

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No Prognosis On Crosby Injury Today

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Sidney Crosby was examined by Penguins trainers on Saturday, but a prognosis will not be known until next week.

Crosby’s injured right ankle will be examined thoroughly within the next couple days once the swelling decreases.

added 6:14pm, via TSN,

Sidney Crosby underwent treatment Saturday in Pittsburgh on what was inititially diagnosed as a high ankle sprain.

Sources say the treatment was very painful for the reigning MVP and Crosby will have an MRI on Monday to officially diagnose the injury to his right leg.

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Crosby Suffers High Ankle Sprain

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby suffered a high ankle sprain during the first period of tonight’s game vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning and will not return.  Crosby will be re-evaluated tomorrow by team doctors

Sorry for the delay, I thought Friday evening would be a good time to defrag…

added 8:51pm, via TSN,

Crosby and Ranger became tangled near the right circle in the Lightning end, with Crosby swiping at the puck as he fell on his behind.

He hit the boards with his right leg and his left leg raised and immediately held his right leg in pain. Crosby had to be helped to the runway by a team trainer.

added 9:46pm, TSN has updated their story, mentioning Penguins analyst Bob Errey stated Crosby out four weeks.

added 8:57am on 1/19/08, Watch the video…

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Line Of The Day

from Empty Netters,

During the intermission, Alexander Ovechkin’s contract is discussed and we wonder who has a worse haircut; Ovechkin or Brian Engblom?

make sure to read their minute by minute breakdown of the Pens game last night!

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