Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 12/29/05 at 10:38 AM ET
-Sergei Samsonov, who missed two games earlier this month because of a nerve problem that caused tingling in his hands, had to return to Boston last night because of inflammation in his rib cage. He is expected to be evaluated by the team's medical personnel today.- Boston Globe
-Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, who has 11 victories in 31 starts, left the game after two periods with what team officials said was a "leg injury." .
-Eight years after the Whalers left Hartford, a developer says he is considering bringing another National Hockey League team to the capital city that would play in a new $250 million arena he wants to build.
“We've got our own money, we're willing to invest in an arena, and we're willing to buy a team,” said Lawrence R. Gottesdiener, head of Northland Investment Corp. “It would be an important entity and symbol of the city, the region and the state to provide a first-class venue for the residents.”- AP
-Not since the days when Hardy Astrom manned the nets for the old Colorado Rockies have Denver hockey fans seen goaltending this bad. After the first-period showing by Budaj:
Colorado's starting goalies have allowed four goals on five shots in the past two games.
Quenneville has pulled his starting goalie in five of the past 23 games, four times this month.
Colorado has allowed fewer than three goals in one of the past 10 games.
Colorado is 6-11-2 against the teams with the 10 best records in the NHL, 13-5-1 versus the rest.- Denver Post
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