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Souray Not Being Shopped

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via Sportsnet,

All-star defenceman Sheldon Souray has been given a vote of confidence by Canadiens management, Sportsnet has learned.
The team has no intention of shopping the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent going into the NHL trade deadline on Feb 27.
With the impression Souray will now finish the year with the Canadiens, sources are telling Sportsnet the club will make every conceivable effort to ink Souray to a long-term deal.

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Shanahan Taken Off On Stretcher

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Knuble and Shanahan collided, both went down.  Shanahan looked knocked out and had some movement in legs.
Knuble was helped off the ice but looks ok.

update 4:13pm, TSN has more from the CP…

He moved his left leg slightly as medical personnel attended to him, and he appeared to also be bleeding from the mouth one day after extensive dental work. He lost a tooth Thursday night at Carolina after being struck by a puck.
Shanahan blinked his eyes and was talking to Rangers trainer Jim Ramsay as the stretcher rolled across the ice to the Zamboni entrance. Chants of “Shanny, Shanny,” trailed him during the ride. He was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital for evaluation. First reports were encouraging.

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Wings Extend Homer

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via TSN,

The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Tomas Holmstrom to a three-year contract extension.
Additional terms of the contract are not available.

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KK- Guess The Attendance

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

Peter Forsberg makes his Nashville debut tonight against the Wild.
How close can you get to the attendance figure for tonight?
KK members- pick the attendance figure and win a $25 gift certificate to IceJerseys.com (affiliate link).
Your guess must be in by 7pm ET tonight (game time is 8pm ET).  If more than one person gets the correct answer, a random drawing will be held between the people who submitted the correct answer.
If the correct guess is not submitted, the person closest to the figure (over or under) will win.  Again, if more than one person ties for this, a random drawing will be held.
The boxscore area at NHL.com which lists the attendance will be the official attendance figure.
If you are not a KK member, you can register on the left sidebar under KK Sections.  Emails will not be accepted, you must submit in the comment area of this post.  Good luck!

Added 2:10pm, Remember folks, this contest is open to KK members.  If you are not a member and submitted a guess, you need to become a KK member to be eligible-  Look on the left sidebar under KK Sections.

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40 Years Later

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Joe Pelletier has a great tribute to the 1967 Toronto Maple Leafs at his Legends of Hockey Network.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their last Stanley Cup championship - the magical Canadian Centennial 1967 Stanley Cup victory over the arch rival Montreal Canadiens. It is a moment that has lived on in hockey lore forever.
The moment is even more special as Dave Keon will end a 30 year cold war between himself and the Leafs. Finally the Maple Leafs fans will have a chance to thank Keon.

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Worse Than Iverson

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from Martin Frank at Delaware Online,

Talk about selfish: Forsberg refused to take part in a shootout earlier this season to decide a game against the Rangers for some unexplained reason. Nice example for a so-called captain to set.
Talk about hurting coaches: When Ken Hitchcock was fired after the Flyers got off to a 1-6-1 start this season, Forsberg’s response: “I don’t think Hitch is a bad coach, but sometimes when a team is not performing as it should, it’s good to get a change.”...
Talk about not setting the right example: Forsberg essentially held the Flyers hostage for weeks, hiding behind a foot injury and refusing to commit to the team for the long term, though it begged him to stay.
But Forsberg didn’t want to stay. He waived his no-trade clause. Why couldn’t he have said that three weeks ago when it obviously was his intention?

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“Masking” Roy

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from the Montreal Gazette,

If frustrated Canadiens fans are searching for a sign that salvation is at hand, they might not have to look much further than the right side of Jaroslav Halak’s goalie mask.
There, in living colour, is a picture of Halak’s boyhood idol, Patrick Roy, in a Canadiens uniform and hoisting the Stanley Cup.
The symbolism isn’t lost on longtime fans, who recall Roy led the Canadiens to a Stanley Cup in 1986, when he was a 20-year-old rookie.

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The Value Of Salo

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from the Vancouver Sun,

How much is Sami Salo worth?
Agent Bill Zito is waiting to find out what the Vancouver Canuck defenceman is worth to general manager Dave Nonis, who is waiting to find out what the potential free agent is worth to the rest of the National Hockey League.
Nonis confirmed Friday that he is receiving plenty of calls about Salo but restated his position that he wants to strengthen the Canucks by adding players, not weaken the team, ahead of the Feb. 27 trade deadline.

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They’re Blowing It

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Calgary Sun,

More alarming, though, is how the Flames are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory now on a regular basis.
Losers of five of their last six outings (1-3-2), the Flames are facing a grim prospect of having blown leads in four of those defeats.
In three of those losses, they were leading in the third period.
If it happens once or twice, it’s easy to shrug off. Four times in a 10-day spell is a trend.

read on

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Tough Call For Canes

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from the News & Observer,

While Erik Cole may play tonight at the Montreal Canadiens, Cory Stillman, Justin Williams and Bret Hedican are all out as the Canes cling to the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
“Do we make a move quickly to take care of our injured players or do we stay the course and try to win some games with the lineup we have and try to make a bigger deal that makes more sense not just now but for our future?” Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said Friday. “It’s a very tough call.”

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