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Islanders Sign Todd Simpson

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from On The Islanders Beat at Newsday,

On the positive side, Newsday has learned the Islanders have signed former NHL defenseman Todd Simpson for the remainder of the regular season. Simpson spent the past season playing in Germany and must clear waivers in order to play.

more...plus Smyth & Hilbert listed as day-to-day…

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Win The Cup - Have A Baby

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from the AP via Star News,

There’s a baby boom in Stanley Cup land.
Nine months after the Carolina Hurricanes won the NHL championship in June, five current or former Hurricanes couples are expecting babies. All the women are due within the next four months.
Anne Adams, wife of right wing Craig Adams, said there has been plenty of jokes about how much fun must have been had last summer after the team won the championship title.

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Report- DiPietro Has Concussion

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from the NY Daily News,

The likelihood of Rick DiPietro playing for the Islanders this weekend appears so slim that it would be “very surprising” to a person who has been in regular contact with the franchise goalie over the last several days.
That’s because DiPietro indeed learned earlier this week that he is suffering from a concussion, two people close to the groggy goalie confirmed yesterday, and not just the “headaches” the Islanders revealed as his lone diagnosis before Tuesday’s night’s 3-2 loss to the Devils.
One published report yesterday indicated that DiPietro was expected to return as early as tomorrow in Buffalo as long as his headaches subsided, a notion one of the goalie’s close friends categorized as “unbelievable” and “ridiculous.”

read on

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All Malkin

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from the Pittsburgh Penguins,

Q: How have you spent the majority of your free time when not practicing or playing?
EM: Compared to Russia, we play many more games over here. Every time I have free time, I just try to relax. I am still going shopping and to restaurants and to different places. When we have free time, I just watch TV and movies.
Q: How important is winning the Calder Trophy to you?
EM: It’s important to me. I want to prove I am better or not less than Ovechkin, who won that award last season. Another side, I just want to help my teammates to win games. It is important, but there are two sides to it.

more

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Peca Out For The Regular Season

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from Canada.com,

At 11:38 a.m. Wednesday, Michael Peca was skating by himself on a pristine sheet of ice. He returned to the dressing room around noon and, not long past 1 p.m., he confirmed his regular season with the Toronto Maple Leafs had come to a close.
His recovery from a broken right leg will keep him on the sidelines until at least the first round of the playoffs. The 33-year-old centre had pledged, days after the injury occurred in December, that he would return before the end of the team’s regular season schedule.

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Carney Sets The Tone For Wild “D”

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from the Star-Tribune,

First, on the ice. He has become the team’s steadiest defenseman. Carney is a plus-21, which would be a franchise record. He plays heavy minutes and in all defensive situations.
“He’s a veteran,” Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said. “He’s been in the playoffs, he knows what it takes to win. When you have that, you carry that at different times during the season—that energy that you need to have to win games.”
But there’s more. Carney is also a mentor to the defensive corps—most notably to Burns—Carney’s playing partner. They talk on the ice, of course. But after every shift they talk on the bench. Sometimes Carney will reinforce a good play. Sometimes Carney’s job is to calm down a young player who is struggling.

more

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Avoid The “Bunnies”

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from the Toronto Sun,

Name: Frank Torpey
Occupation: To scare the bejesus out of NHL players so they won’t get it on with groupies.
I doubt that’s what it said on his business card, but yes, that was his job. Talk about fighting a losing battle. That’s like trying to sell Britney on the benefits of underwear.
Frank was an FBI agent who became the first chief of security for the NHL starting back in 1970. He died in 2001 at the age of 71, but is fondly remembered. When I asked Maple Leafs coach Paul Maurice, and former Leaf Kris King if they remembered Frank, they immediately did their best impressions.

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Tribute For Jean Beliveau

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from Red Fisher at the Montreal Gazette,

As you’d expect, there will be an ‘A’ list attending tonight’s tribute to Jean Beliveau at the Bell Centre….
Gordie Howe is coming, and so are Johnny Bower, Ed Giacomin, Red Kelly, Rod Gilbert, Tony Esposito, Wayne Cashman, Doug Gilmour, Michel Goulet, Marian Stastny, Alain Cote and Stephen Finn.
And then, you can add this list of former distinguished Canadiens: Dickie Moore, Elmer Lach, Emile Bouchard, Senator Frank Mahovlich, Pete Mahovlich, Guy Lafleur, Henri Richard, Yvan Cournoyer, Larry Robinson, Ken Dryden, Serge Savard, Guy Lapointe, Yvon Lambert, Andre Pronovost, Bob Gainey, Dollard St. Laurent, Guy Carbonneau, Marcel Bonin, Phil Goyette, Jean-Guy Talbot, Bobby Rousseau, Stephane Quintal, Vincent Damphousse and, of course, Rejean Houle, who was deeply involved in the organization of this one-of-a-kind event.

more.. if only Montreal was closer to Detroit, I’d be there…

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Contract Talk

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This time of year, teams are planning changes and trying to sign players to extensions.
Spector has a great wrap-up today of all the talk…

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Huet Could Start Saturday

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from the Montreal Gazette,

Cristobal Huet said it’s not his place to say when - or if - he will return to the Canadiens lineup, but the smart money says he will be in goal Saturday night when the Buffalo Sabres visit the Bell Centre.
Rookie Jaroslav Halak has carried the load for the Canadiens as they have moved into a playoff position in the Eastern Conference with five consecutive victories. But there are good reasons why Huet should get a start Saturday night even if Halak stands on his head and blanks the Ottawa Senators tomorrow night.

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