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John Shannon has been a driving force behind hockey broadcasting in Canada for many years. Now he’ll be doing it on both sides of the border at the same time and on behalf of the NHL.more update 5:08pm, You can read more about John Shannon here from an old article I found. I also believe John was the man behind Hockey Day In Canada.
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
Boston deals Sergei Samsonov to Detroit for Jiri Hudler. Detroit is primed for a run deep into the playoffs, but could use some speed, creativity and finish on the wing. Hudler's close to a blue-chipper, but the Wings have a wealth of undersized offensive-minded prospects.nine more "happy" deals that would satisfy both sides...
from the CP via TSN,
John Muckler expects to see plenty of buying and selling before Thursday's NHL trade deadline and the Ottawa Senators are up for some wheeling and dealing. ''We're looking for a forward, we'd like to get maybe a depth defenceman,'' he said, adding that with No. 1 goaltender Dominik Hasek recovering from a muscle strain in his groin area, the Senators may also pursue some insurance between the pipes. ''We've looked at it, we know who's available. We just haven't made a decision.''more
via the Dallas Stars,
The Dallas Stars took a proactive step to ensuring that one of their most consistent blue-liners will remain with the team for at least three more years. General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Friday that the club has signed defenseman Philippe Boucher to a new three-year contract extension through the 2008-2009 season. Boucher's current contract was set to expire on June 30, 2006.
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
The trading-deadline guessing games are in full swing nowadays, with less than a week to go before the Mar. 19 deadline and two of the teams most worth watching are the Phoenix Coyotes and New York Islanders, both of which had just about played themselves out of playoff contention until they won big games Thursday night. The other quality the two organizations share is that philosophically, neither is opposed to making multiple player moves.continued
Eight points out of a playoff spot, the Phoenix Coyotes are prominent on the trade rumour front, the Canucks are cautiously looking for defencemen and the Leafs might be tempted to part with their leading scorer.read all the the rumors, some new and some re-hashed...
The Hockey News Charile Teljeur discusses the stick measurement during the shootout.
This is where it starts to get tricky. In essence they want the referees one step ahead in the shootout. They don't want a delay in the spectacle, nor do they want officials chasing unmeasured players to the net. By alternating like this, fans at one end of the building will see the dramatic one-on-one while fans at the other will be treated to a man in a striped shirt brandishing a protractor (Go Obtuse Angle!).more...god for a laugh...
Detroit fans may be interested in reading about Cheli's new bar right next to Comerica Park. from the Detroit Free Press,
No one could accuse Chris Chelios of taking it easy. Fresh off a stint captaining the U.S. Olympic hockey team and still slogging away for the Red Wings as the oldest player in the NHL, the 44-year-old just unveiled his second area Cheli's Chili Bar. This one's in downtown Detroit, in a fabulously rehabbed space that's barely a slap shot away from Comerica Park.more
from the Philadelphia Inquirer,
Flyers general manager Bob Clarke believes that strict enforcement of obstruction rules in the NHL this season has increased the chance of players' getting injured. "I think it's led to more injuries," Clarke said last night before the Flyers played the New York Rangers at the Wachovia Center. "There are some really big men playing these days, and when they get a head of steam, they can do some damage."more
from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Blues coach Mike Kitchen re-enforced Thursday night that Curtis Sanford will get every chance to prove himself as the Blues' No. 1 goalie. That is not sitting well with Patrick Lalime, who has made one start in seven games since being recalled from Peoria. "I don't know what they have in mind for the rest of the year, but if their plan is to play Sandy more, of course, I would like to be traded," Lalime said.continued update 12:55pm, from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Give Patrick Lalime credit. He hasn’t been much of a goaltender for the Blues this season, but he has a deft comedic touch. His recent trade demand was good for a laugh.read on
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