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from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

- An all-points bulletin has gone out for Claude Giroux in Philadelphia. Where is the Flyers’ big points-producer hiding out? One lonely assist in six games. He’s making that ‘Giroux’s a slam-dunk for Canada’s Olympic team’ story look pretty silly right now. Giroux has 13 goals in his last 54 games, counting the lockout year.

- Can the Buffalo Sabres get any more for winger Thomas Vanek and goalie Ryan Miller at the deadline than the Calgary Flames did with their unrestricted free agents Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester? The Flames retrieved college winger Ben Hanowski, Swiss goalie Reto Berra, defenceman Mark Cundari (all now in AHL Abbotsford), college forward Kenny Agostino (still at NCAA champion Yale), and their two first-round picks, Emile Poirier and Morgan Klimchuk, are back in junior. Everybody in the league knows Vanek will sign with the Minnesota Wild next summer.

- Dany Heatley’s lack of foot speed is a major concern in Minnesota. He can’t keep up anymore even though he’s leaner this season. The Wild could have exercised one of those amnesty buyouts last summer, but he needed shoulder surgery. You can’t buy out injured guys, so they have his $5-million salary and $7.5-million salary cap hit on the books.

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MOWingsfan19's avatar

“Dany Heatley will score 70 goals this year”.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/15/13 at 08:57 AM ET

Primis's avatar

Everybody in the league knows Vanek will sign with the Minnesota Wild next summer.

I’m sure that’d work out just as well as Heatley did for them,

Posted by Primis on 10/15/13 at 09:24 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

I love Vanek. It’s awful that he has to rot in Buffalo on that team. I can’t imagine he’d have any real reason to play in MN though. What would be the draw?

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/15/13 at 11:00 AM ET

Paul's avatar

RXB, to start off, I believe his wife is from the area plus he played college hockey for Minnesota.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/15/13 at 11:02 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

So Leipold is going to open his wallet for yet another ‘home boy’...but wait…it isn’t a lock-out year…how’s he going to overpay then get a refund this time?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 10/15/13 at 11:11 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Paul, it has also been reported that he and Pominville would like to play together again and remain very close friends.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 10/15/13 at 12:19 PM ET

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So Leipold is going to open his wallet for yet another ‘home boy’...but wait…it isn’t a lock-out year…how’s he going to overpay then get a refund this time?

Hold up there.  Refund?  He saved all of about $5M each on Suter and Parise on $98M contracts.  Do you really think he’s cackling about the incredible refund he got?

Posted by Garth on 10/15/13 at 12:25 PM ET

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