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-Alexander Mogilny was a healthy scratch last night for the 2nd time this year. -If you haven't noticed, the trap is back. Six games last night, four shutouts and the other two losing teams had 1 & 2 goals respectively. -Mike Babcock is not a happy man these days. He has been stressing the Wings get off to a fast start from the drop of the puck, yet they have not responded like he would hope they would. -Clarke Wilm thinks the whole thing "sucks." As a native of Saskatchewan and a former member of the Calgary Flames, Wilm is well aware of the legions of Maple Leafs fans sprinkled throughout Western Canada whose loyalty to the blue and white is unwavering. "It does suck that we won't be out there more," Wilm said. "In fact, I think all the Canadian teams should play each other more.- via the Toronto Sun -Rochester (Mi.) native Jim Sardelli, 17, who attends Pontiac Notre Dame Prep, got a thrill of a lifetime Tuesday. Waiting for his own practice at Joe Louis Arena, Sardelli was summoned by the Wild after goalie Manny Fernandezf ell ill with the flu. Sardelli, who is a goalie for the Little Caesars major midget team, tended a net for the Wild during the morning skate.- via the Detroit News

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