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Report- Palffy To Retire

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via the AP,

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Ziggy Palffy will retire because of a lingering shoulder injury, a Slovak paper reported Wednesday. "I have agreed on all matters related to my retirement with the Pittsburgh management," Palffy told the Sport daily. "There is no point in suffering any longer." It was uncertain whether Palffy would retire immediately or at the end of the season. Neither the Penguins nor NHL officials would comment to the paper. Palffy, 33, was injured while playing for the Los Angeles Kings at Anaheim in January 2004, and had reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder twice, but the problems persisted. "I have talked to my doctor and he did not recommend a third operation," Palffy told the newspaper.

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Everyone Is Talking About It

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from the Washingotn Post (Wednesday edition),

By late yesterday afternoon -- after about a trillion replays around the world -- Washington Capitals rookie Alex Ovechkin's falling-backward, over-the-head, twisting goal Monday in Phoenix had entered NHL lore as one of the greatest plays in the history of the game. "We were in our [Outdoor Life Network] studio last night with our three analysts when word was passed down: 'Wait until you see this highlight. It may be the best goal this year.' Our jaws dropped," said Bill Clement, studio host for NBC's and OLN's NHL coverage. "Oh my god. It's one of the greatest goals of all time. We are starting to talk about him for the Hart Trophy, as the league [most valuable player]."
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Oh Those Flyer Fans

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Ray Whitney was first up for the shootout in tonight's Hurricane-Flyers game. While waiting for the refs to get everything settled, Ray went for a little skate. He stopped in the far corner and received some advice from the fan. Carolina won the game and Whitney did score. I wonder if he went back to the guy? image

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Blame The Equipment

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from Sportsnet,

Star netminder Jose Theodore has been at the centre of the storm surrounding the Habs. ...Sources told Sportsnet the meeting stemmed from concern Canadiens management had with Theodore's off-season equipment change. Gainey and Melanson asserted the former Vezina and Hart Trophy winner was giving up too many rebounds and was struggling with his new glove. It is alleged Theodore felt pressure to rethink his three-year endorsement deal and consider going back to his old equipment, or try a new company. Sources also said with his confidence already somewhat rattled, Theodore left the meeting unhappy with the message he had been given and that he was prepared to accept a trade rather than abandon a company he had chosen to work with.
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Don’t Come Back Mario

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Why must writers question and even try to decide when a hockey great should retire? The decision should be made by the player himself, he knows how he feels and if he can contribute. Players like Lemieux should not be questioned by writers or anyone else, they have given their all to the NHL and have earned the respect to make the retirement decision alone, without any help from anyone else. from the Sporting News via Yahoo,

Lemieux has 22 points in 26 games this season but usually has been a shadow of what he used to be, and he's playing on a terrible team. Even without playing, he could have a positive influence on the team and rookie Sidney Crosby. Lemieux doesn't need to return. Not this time.

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Go to The Source

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from The Hockey News via ESPN, T

he Hockey News asked 65 NHL netminders: "Who's the best goalie in the NHL this season?" Out of the 61 total votes, Dominik Hasek had a slight lead: Hasek -- 17 players (27.9 percent) Miikka Kiprusoff -- 16 (26.2 percent) Marty Turco -- six (9.8 percent)
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Leafs Confirm McCabe Has Groin Tear

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John Ferguson Jr. was on Fan590 in Toronto this afternoon and said McCabe does have a small tear of the groin muscle. He will not be rushed back at this point and will miss at least the next two games.

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Zetterberg Bruises Hip

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Attention Wings fans, Z suffered a bruised hip in practice, listed as day-to-day. Nothing serious.

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I Am What I Am

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IF you missed the Reebok commercial featuring Sidney Crosby that premiered during the NHL games on NBC on Saturday, take a look (will open wmp video). image

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Going Back To Travis Roy

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from John Buccigross of ESPN,

One area where SportsCenter has never been better is in its storytelling. The topics are often compelling, and the presentation is often flawless. Recently, SportsCenter gave its viewers an update on the life of Travis Roy. Roy gained national notoriety after shattering his C4/C5 vertebra just 11 seconds into his first shift of college hockey in a nationally televised game at Boston University in 1995. The resulting spinal cord injury left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.
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