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No Suspension For Downie

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Colin Campbell, NHL Executive Vice President and enforcer of discipline, gave him a stern warning about his sucker punch that left Toronto’s Jason Blake with a black eye, but did not suspend him.

“We had a conversation with Mr. Campbell and that’s it. The rest will be between the league, the Flyers and Steve,” said general manager Paul Holmgren. “It was a good talk.

“It’s Steve’s [fourth] NHL game. He’s walking a fine line there, which is basically what he was told. My conversation with Steve was a little harsher than Colin Campbell’s.”

read on

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Key UFAs

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from Lyle Richardson at the Hockey News,

With only seven weeks remaining until the Feb. 26 trade deadline, media interest is turning toward this year’s crop of potential unrestricted free agents to determine those most likely to be dealt by the deadline.

Here’s a team-by-team look at notable UFAs who might be playing elsewhere by Feb. 26:

read on... A realistic look at each team as the trade deadline approaches.

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Stars Of The Week

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NEW YORK (January 7, 2008)—St. Louis Blues goaltender Manny Legace, Calgary Flames left wing Kristian Huselius and Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Ty Conklin have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending January 6.

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Melrose At The Half Way Point

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Surprising pick for Jack Adams Award- Bruce Bodreau with Brent Sutter as the runner-up.

Watch the video for all of his picks…

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Hensick Prepares To Face His Childhood Team

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from Terry Frei of the Denver Post,

At the height of the Avalanche-Red Wings rivalry, East Lansing, Mich., native T.J. Hensick wasn’t yet a teenager.

His family had Detroit season tickets, and while dreaming of one day wearing the winged wheel on the Joe Louis Arena ice, Hensick was in Darren McCarty’s corner — so to speak — during McCarty’s avenging encounters with Colorado winger Claude Lemieux.

So when Hensick plays his first NHL game at “The Joe” on Tuesday night, it might feel a bit strange for a millisecond or two. He plays for Colorado, which will be opening a five-game trip against the Red Wings.

continued

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Bieksa On The Road Back

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from the Vancouver Province,

In one summation, Kevin Bieksa explains the elation of finally focussing on weight-bearing exercises to strengthen his surgically- repaired calf muscle.

In the next summation, the Vancouver Canucks defenceman admits there’s no timetable for his return from the laceration he suffered Nov. 1. And he doesn’t want to think about the prospect of not playing again until next fall.

“I’ll deal with that when I get there,” said Bieksa

continued

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Oilers Need Hot Goalie Now

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from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

Mathieu Garon has essentially been declared the new starting goaltender of the Edmonton Oilers because if the Oilers don’t win four out of five on the current homestand, you can probably kiss the playoffs goodbye.

If they don’t win seven or eight out of 10 prior to the all-star break, you can consider their season to be toast.

The Oilers can’t wait for spring. They have to do it now.

continued

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More Buyers Than Sellers

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from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,

According to one Eastern Conference general manager, there will be a huge seller’s market as the trade deadline approaches because “so many teams feel they have a legitimate shot to win it all. There should be far more buyers than sellers.”

Imagine, in such an environment, how much the Leafs could land for Sundin, a guy who is the all-time leading scorer for his team and who, at 36, has reached 20 goals for the 17th consecutive season.

more on why the Leafs should move Sundin.

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Average Avs

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from the Rocky Mountain News,

After 41 games, the Avalanche is neither a woebegone pretender nor a powerhouse contender but instead somewhere in between. Colorado is 22-16-3, eighth in the Western Conference.

“I think our record’s a pretty fair assessment of our play,” forward Andrew Brunette said. “We’ve gone through stretches that we’ve played very well and other stretches we haven’t played very good.

“I still think we have another level that this team hasn’t gotten to. We show glimpses of it, but when we’re all healthy and we get going, I think we have another level to go to instead of just being in the middle of the conference.”

more

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Wings/Hawks Live Blog

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Hawks feed tonite on Center Ice.  A Hawk home game, no less.  Even for us Wing fans, that’s good to see.  Game intro focused completely on the four game streak.  Hawks have cumulatively outscored Detroit 6-1 in the third periods through the first four games.

Robert Lang’s hair appears to be impeccably coifed.

Game previews can be found at On The Wings and Third Man In.

National Anthems in Chicago are the best of any arena in the continental 48…if this rivalry ever gets renewed it would be something very good for Gary’s NHL.

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