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Knee Surgery For Brewer

ST. LOUIS (August 27, 2009) – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today that Blues Captain Eric Brewer underwent successful minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.  The surgery was performed today by Dr. Brian Day in Vancouver. 

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Watch A Little Hockey Tonight

Watch Team Canada’s Red/White scrimmage tonight starting at 7pm MT (9pm ET).

added 8:25pm, My understanding this will be more of a scrimmage than a game.  Some 4 on 4 play and other things will be tossed in too.

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No Doubt About It, Yotes Need A New Lease To Stay In Phoenix

from the CP via TSN,

If the NHL is successful in buying the Phoenix Coyotes in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the league plans to quickly engage in talks over a new lease agreement with the city of Glendale.

If no deal is forthcoming, the NHL says it would be forced to turn to a buyer to move the team elsewhere.

“I think we’ve got to get the lease situation resolved or not by the end of this calendar year,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said on Thursday.

No new lease could mean a lame-duck season in Glendale while plans are made to relocate the franchise.

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Trouble In NHLPA Land?

from Darren Dreger of TSN,

NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly, who has been on the job less than two years, is facing intense scrutiny according to union sources and his status may be challenged when the Players’ Association’s 30-member executive committee convenes Sunday and Monday in Chicago at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Sources tell TSN that NHLPA interim ombudsman, Buzz Hargrove, is expected to make a presentation to the committee identifying concerns within the association about Kelly’s leadership. No details have emerged about the nature of the concerns.

Sources say it’s possible the executive committee could vote to have Kelly removed and, in accordance with the NHLPA constitution, could do so without consent from the full membership of NHL players.

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Nike Hockey Commercial

Canadian content.  Do you think we will see a USA version?

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Dennis Hextall May Be The Next IHL Commish

from Justin A. Cohn of the Journal Gazette,

Dennis Hextall, who played in the NHL for 13 seasons, has been offered the post as commissioner of the International Hockey League, he and a league source confirmed Thursday afternoon.

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Kovalev Leaves Door Open For Return To Montreal

from Barry Riz of TSN,

The former Montreal Canadiens forward - who signed a two-year, $10 million deal with the Ottawa Senators as a free agent this summer - told reporters on Thursday that he would like to finish his career in Montreal.

“I was disappointed, I thought for sure I’d be staying here,” said Kovalev at his charity golf tournament in Montreal. “I couldn’t really understand what had just happened. In the end, I took it from a business point of view. You had a chance to stay here, and you didn’t, so you just go and do the job somewhere else. But maybe somewhere in the future I’ll be back again, and get the same support.”

read on

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Will Sundin Return Or Retire?

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Amid speculation that Sundin has played his last NHL game, Sundin’s agent J.P. Barry, who is in Stockholm for Sundin’s wedding this Saturday, said he expects his client to make up his mind in short order after his wedding. Certainly, it won’t be the half-season soap opera we saw last season when Sundin was waffling over his hockey future before signing with the Vancouver Canucks.

“I think he’s going to talk to me next week, after all this is over,” Barry said. “I’ll get a clear picture pretty quickly. He’s not going to wait as long (as last year) or anything like that. This is an important event for him and then he’s going to make some decisions after this.”

Barry said he wasn’t sure whether Sundin would be available for training camps that begin in mid-September, but said Sundin has kept in shape and continued to train through the summer.

more

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Senator Demers

from the CP via TSN,

Ex-NHL hockey coach Jacques Demers, who has spoken frankly about his lifelong battle with illiteracy, is about to be named to the Senate, his employer said Thursday.

Now a hockey analyst, Demers’s current employer—television network RDS—announced the appointment on its web site.

It says he will be named to the Senate by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his swing Thursday through Quebec City.

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Kane Case Put To Bed

via WIVB,

NHL star Patrick Kane and his cousin James Kane have pleaded guilty to one count of disorderly conduct.

The charges stem from an incident earlier this month.

The Kanes had been accused of beating the cab driver after a dispute over a fare.

Patrick and James Kane have been sentenced to one year conditional discharge and they will issue an apology to cab driver Jan Radecki.

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