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Avery Allegedly Makes Remark To Laraque

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from Sportsnet,

Depending on whether Edmonton Oilers forward Georges Laraque chooses to make it an issue, Los Angeles Kings winger Sean Avery could be in hot water again. Sources tell Sportsnet that Avery allegedly directed a remark at Laraque during Tuesday night's game in Los Angeles, which prompted the Oilers to file a report with the NHL last night. However, no official on or off the ice heard anything. As a result, the league has had little choice but to leave the matter in the hands of Laraque to decide whether to file a complaint.

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How Much Is Left

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from Sports Illustrated,

For an aging athlete, it's the toughest question to face: Is it time to retire? Future Hall of Famers Mark Messier, Al MacInnis, Ron Francis and Scott Stevens made the hard call -- and the right one -- prior to this season, opting to bow out gracefully instead of returning to the new-world NHL. Some of their peers, however, remain in skates, perhaps refreshed by having the previous year off due to the lockout and re-energized by a league that wants to create more flow and cut down on the restrictive elements of the game. Here's a look at the league's five top 40-and-over stars.
Chelios, Hasek, Hull, Lemieux and Yzerman are all included in the article.

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Q & A With Joe Thornton

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from ESPN,

With the city of Boston waiting for the Bruins to join the Patriots and Red Sox in the championship circle, a lot of weight has been put on the broad shoulders of 26-year-old Joe Thornton. Joe went toe-to-toe with ESPN.com's David Amber and talked about everything from Tom Brady to the upcoming Olympics to the art of dropping the gloves. Q: If you had a chance to play with any one player in the league who you have not yet played with, whom would you like to be teammates with? A: Brett Hull or Jeremy Roenick. That would be fun. Those two guys have a lot of character. Brett scores so many goals and they both have great shots, so I think they would be pretty good to play with.

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Hockey Bloggers

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Over the past week or so, I have added a few additional hockey blogs to the left sidebar. Please check them out, they are all well done and updated on a regular basis.

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Everyone Is A Winner, Except The Losers

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from Steve Hofstetter, The Thinking Man's Comic,

I know in my heart that the Rangers aren't good. But I still hope they win. My hope springs eternal, always. Because I'm a sports fan. And sports fans are idiots. We are. The 1-1-2 Rangers lost three games in a row by just one goal. Two of those in OT. All three involved the Rangers blowing at least one lead. But all I see is that only two teams in the league have more points than they do. And I get excited by that. If the season ended today, the Rangers would make the playoffs. Do you know how exciting it would be to watch them lose in the postseason instead of just normally?

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Brule Out At Least Six Weeks

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Gilbert Brule has suffered a fractured sternum and will be out of the Columbus Blue Jackets' lineup for at least six weeks. Brule, who signed a three-year contract with Columbus earlier this month, can still be assigned to his junior club, the Vancouver Giants, after he recovers from his injury. The first year of his contract kicks in once he plays 10 NHL games.

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What Team Are You On

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I think I will pass on any of these "teams".

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Semin May Be Headed To Washington

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from TSN,

The Washington Capitals could get an unexpected addition this season. After almost two seasons of avoiding the Capitals, Russian forward Alexander Semin may have no choice but to play for the NHL team due to problems with his Russian Super League squad. The Washington Times reports Semin's club, Lada Togliatti, is experiencing financial difficulties which has already led to the firing of the team's general manager and some of its coaches. The purge is expected to continue with a number of high paid players the first to be targeted.

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Media Coverage Of The NHL

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I haven't closely followed the media coverage of the Islanders, but coverage of the Wings has been on par with what the coverage was before the lockout. How about coverage of your team; is it what you have expected? from the New York Islanders,

The NHL is back and thankfully, so are the fans. The early returns on the rule changes are positive, so here’s hoping television ratings will see a noticeable bump. But what about the media? Is the coverage better than it was before the lockout, the same, or quite possibly worse? For now – and I stress realistically and optimistically that it is extremely early – we appear to have taken a step back.

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Wanted:  Defensemen With Quick Feet And Mind

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from the Ottawa Sun via Slam,

The true victims so far, caught in the collateral damage of the NHL's new unobstructed path to offensive nirvana are the defencemen. How is a player like Senators defenceman Anton Volchenkov supposed to stop a guy like Montreal's Alexei Kovalev down low? The answer last night is he doesn't. The principal weapons of the NHL defenceman, the hook with the stick and the grab with the free hand, have been eliminated. If the rules continue to be called this way, the qualities scouts look for in defenceman will be re-ordered. "Already, it's changing what we look for in defencemen," said one NHL scout watching last night's game. "The two most important qualities now are quick feet," he said, and tapping his temple: "A quick mind."

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