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They Used To Be Backups

from Ross McKeon of Yahoo,

It’s interesting to see what has happened this week to Manny Legace and Chris Osgood, a couple of goalies the Detroit Red Wings thought were nothing more than back-ups not long ago.

Legace was named the league’s No. 1 star for the week ending Jan. 6. The St. Louis Blues’ No. 1 man in the net has pretty much been spot on all season, despite playing at less than 100 percent.

Osgood has played so well that not only has he emerged as the go-to guy in Detroit, but the Red Wings awarded the 35-year-old with a three-year contract extension on Wednesday.

Holy Hasek, what’s going on here?

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Manny Legace Conference Call Transcript

Earlier today, Manny Legace was named First Star for the week ending January 6th, after appearing in three games for the Blues and not allowing a goal. He recorded two wins, pushing his record this season to 15-10-2 in 29 appearances. His 2.09 goals-against average is fifth among all NHL goalies. He has a .921 save percentage and his three shutouts this season give him a career total of 21.

Today Legace participated in an NHL conference call. Here is the transcript of the Q&A:

Q.  I guess you made a comment about your knee recently that sort of surprised John . But more importantly, have you had any discussions with Andy Murray about work load or is there a plan so as you are battling for a playoff spot you don’t have a repeat of last year where you had to shut it down early?

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  Tags: goalies, manny+legace, media, nhl+conference+call, st.+louis+blues

Line Of The Day

via Snapshots,

Reporter: Would you like to see more of a player respond, I mean, or step up the way Matt Walker did, in that situation, but, throughout the game?

(Andy) Murray: I mean, who are they going to step up against? You know, who are they going to step up against on their team? Aaron Downey, maybe? But Aaron Downey was told, when they got the lead, to keep his gloves on, and so…I mean, we have to be tougher on their good players, and we plan to be. You know, we play them hard, and you have to play within the rules, but we have to be harder on their good players, too.

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  Tags: andy+murray

Jackman Goes On IR With Concussion

via the St. Louis Blues,

St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that the team has placed defenseman Barret Jackman on injured reserve after suffering a concussion in the second period of last night’s game against the Red Wings. In addition, the team has recalled defenseman Steve Wagner from the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen

added 12:49pm, ESPN has taken away the ability to embed videos except for the NHL Minute feature, so if you want to see the hit on Jackman, you can see it here, a little before the 1/2 poiint.

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Perron Late For Practice - Benched For Game

from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

David Perron got a tardy slip Wednesday, and as a result he didn’t play against Detroit.

Perron went home to Sherbrooke, Quebec, for Christmas and missed his return flight Tuesday night to St. Louis. He flew back Wednesday morning and was late for the morning skate.

Blues President John Davidson said that a car accident near the Montreal airport, in part, caused Perron to miss his flight.

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Blues Look To Wings To Break Slump

from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Slump-busters? The Detroit Red Wings?

With 53 points in 32 games, Detroit has 11 more points than any team in the Western Conference and has won 10 of its past 11 games.

That’s a tough assignment for the Blues, who have lost a season-high four games, including three at home.

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The Evolution Of A #1 Line

from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

Brad Boyes, Paul Kariya and Andy McDonald couldn’t have known a year ago that together they would make up the Blues’ top line one-third of the way into the 2007-08 season. But neither could the Blues, who last December were using a mix of Keith Tkachuk, Petr Cajanek, Martin Rucinsky, Doug Weight and Bill Guerin on their top line.

In a span of 10 months, the Blues have been the architect of a few shrewd moves, using the power of free agency and the ingenuity of some unlikely trades to assemble one of the most dangerous lines the organization has put on the ice in some time.

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Blues Make The Right Move

from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The McDonald addition was enormous. It was just the latest in a series of strong moves, which included the acquisitions of forward Brad Boyes and goaltender Hannu Toivonen from the Bruins and the signing of collegiate free agent defenseman Steve Wagner.

These moves accomplished Davidson’s goals of getting younger while pushing into playoff contention. Meeting these goals simultaneously is tough, but this regime is making it happen.

Davidson and Pleau are positioned to make another move, too, since the Blues have top defensive prospects Wagner and Roman Polak at Peoria and seven healthy veterans on the St. Louis roster.

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Weight Wanted To Win In St. Louis

from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

The holdup in the deal was Weight’s no-trade clause, which he waived reluctantly. Weight spent six seasons in St. Louis, re-signing with the club in 2006 after winning a Stanley Cup in Carolina.

When asked how the deal unfolded and why he waived his no-trade clause, Weight said: “I just don’t feel like I want to comment on that. It is what it is ... Over the last 15 years, I’ve developed a pretty good reputation and I’m an honest person. I have no need to leave this city throwing mud, you know. I’m not going to comment on how it went down. If somebody asks me, I’ll tell them ... and I guarantee my teammates and friends will know exactly what happen.”...

“There’s nothing more I wanted than to try and win here,” Weight said. “It was an exciting atmosphere at the beginning of the year. Sometimes things happen that aren’t in your control. Some things aren’t always as they seem.”

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Trade Helps Both Sides

from Bob McKenzie of TSN,

...the fact that the Ducks opted to trade McDonald, a centre, as opposed to a defenceman such as Sean O’Donnell or Shane Hnidy or Mathieu Schneider, did come as something of a surprise.

Some may look at the trade and decide that the Ducks aren’t as good now with Weight as they were with McDonald.

Fair enough, that is not an illogical face-value assessment, even though McDonald’s numbers are way down this season.

But in the grand scheme of things, this McDonald trade is precisely what the doctor ordered for the Ducks and will help the organization in ways you don’t immediately see.

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Now, if you believed Corey Perry was going to be moved, or there was even some talk of him being moved, then you probably should not be reading this.  Go back to the drama queen channel, you may find something you like there.

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