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Hockey Points On The Last Saturday Without Regular Season Hockey

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

• Wonder if Ron Wilson knows that only one coach in NHL history has missed the playoffs four years in a row and not been fired because of it. In fact, almost no coaches have missed three years in a row and survived the way Wilson has. The only four-year survivor is Barry Trotz, who missed the playoffs five years in a row and remains the Nashville Predators only coach some eight years later.

• At 41, Nicklas Lidstrom, playing defence, had 62 points for the Red Wings. At 23, Kessel led the Leafs in scoring with 64 points.

• Jaromir Jagr’s first point with the Philadelphia Flyers will be his 1,600th NHL point. He needs 42 this season to pass Joe Sakic on the career scoring list.

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

Clearly discouraged by its current roster, Maple Leafs management is actively working the phones trying to make deals prior to Thursday’s start of the regular season..

And after getting beaten 4-2 by the GriffWings (with a top line of Helm, Eaves and whoever), their phone bill just went off the chart.

What the Leafs would like to do — and may have difficulty accomplishing — is packaging some of their depth players in an attempted deals for single established players in return.

Tick Tock: Hey, Burkie, Ken Holland here. Listen, buddy, I’ve got a deal for you that you can’t refuse. Seriously, bud, this thing will make your season.

Burke: Um, okay, Kenny. Lay it on me.

Tick Tock: Well, what I’m thinkin’ is we give you a Top-6 scorer in Jiri Hudler for your first-round pick in 2012. Whataya think, buddy?

Burke: Wow, Kenny, that sounds like a winner for us. Are you sure you can sell it to Illich?

Tick Tock (choking back uncontrollable laughter): It’ll be tough, but I think I can get him to go for it.

Burke: Then let’s do it. You’re the man, Ken. Thanks for bailing me out.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 10/02/11 at 01:49 AM ET

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