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by Paul on 03/24/14 at 09:04 AM ET
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
- Calgary received a third-round pick for Lee Stempniak from Pittsburgh and the fit there appears good, with Stempniak picking up Pascal Dupuis’s minutes on the top line with Sidney Crosby. But other teams may have missed a good bet when they didn’t push harder to get Flames’ Michael Cammalleri at the trading deadline, despite the fact that Calgary dropped the asking price. Cammalleri had eight goals in seven games following Saturday’s 8-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers and has 13 points over that stretch.
- Chicago’s salary-cap woes forced them to put Patrick Kane immediately on the long-term injury list, meaning he’ll miss 10 games and 24 days, but should be ready to play once the playoffs roll around. There is a thought that after last year’s short summer, along with Kane’s participation in the 2014 Olympics, that the rest may actually help him down the road, especially if the Blackhawks go on a long playoff run.
- After becoming the first team to officially clinch a playoff spot this year on Friday, the Boston Bruins extended their win streak to 12 games by defeating the Phoenix Coyotes Saturday, their longest since a 13-game run in the 1970-71 season, during the heyday of Bobby Orr and the Big Bad Bruins. Jarome Iginla has three two-goal games in the last five and has nine goals in his last eight. With 557 career goals, Iginla moved past former Bruin star Johnny Bucyk into 25th place on the all-time goal-scoring list. Quite a year for Iginla, after signing with the Bruins as a free agent in the summer.
more inlcuding a look at theEdmonton Oilers, Roberto Luongo in Florida and the LA Kings....
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