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Russian Olympic Team to be Half NHLers, Half KHLers

The general manager of the Russian Olympic hockey team, Vladislav Tretiak, is on his first scouting trip ahead of the 2010 event and is stating that he predicts the Russian squad will be comprised of half NHLers and half players from the KHL or Kontinental Hockey League. Tretiak was in Montreal to watch Alex Ovechkin […]

The Struggle Continues in Edmonton

It doesn’t seem like things can get much worse for fans of the Edmonton Oilers. The club has already lost 145 man-games due to injuries and recently broke the news that Ales Hemsky will be out for the remainder of the season thanks to shoulder surgery. Robert Nilsson (concussion), Taylor Chorney (ankle), Mike Comrie (mono), […]

Steven Stamkos: In or Out for Team Canada?

Steven Stamkos is giving Steve Yzerman something to think about. Stamkos has pushed his way into consideration for the Canadian Olympic team in time for the 2010 event in Vancouver. In 21 games this season, he has 15 goals and nine assists. Playing between Ryan Malone and Martin St. Louis, Stamkos is seriously challenging teammate […]

New Blood Rising?

This year’s NHL has brought out many a new, fresh story. The early successes of some unlikely teams and characters had made hockey especially interesting this season, although there’s still no telling how things will end up come the post-season. For now, however, there’s a reason to celebrate if you’ve got young players like Anze […]

Plekanec Set to Discuss New Deal with Habs

Tomas Plekanec is off to a roaring start in Montreal and La Presse is reporting that Habs GM Bob Gainey may be set to start discussing a new contract. Plekanec becomes an unrestricted free agent in July and Gainey, who usually doesn’t talk contracts during the regular season, may be setting up to discuss a […]

Laraque Suspended for Five Games

Georges Laraque will miss five games due to a suspension handed out after a brutal knee-on-knee hit he delivered to Detroit’s Niklas Kronwall. The refs in Saturday’s game called it a tripping penalty, but closer inspection revealed that there was much more to the hit that left Kronwall on the shelf. The Red Wings defenceman […]

Fun in Örnsköldsvik: Naslund Returns to Save Modo

All Swedish eyes appear to be on Modo Hockey out of Örnsköldsvik, Sweden. Playing in the Swedbank Arena, the club has been struggling as of late. But that all changed with the announcement that Peter Forsberg was going to return to the club and play there for the remainder of the season. And it looks […]

Daniel Sedin Slated for Sunday Return

The Vancouver Canucks have sent winger Matt Pettinger to their AHL affiliate club, thus making room for the return of one Daniel Sedin to the line-up. The expectation is that Sedin will be able to join the rest of the team on the ice Sunday night as the Canucks face off against the Chicago Blackhawks. […]

Blackhawks Set to Lock Up Star Players

The Chicago Blackhawks know which side of the bread the butter’s on and are focused strongly on signing three of the club’s top stars. New contracts are all but signed for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, while defenceman Duncan Keith isn’t too far behind. Keith’s agent and the Blackhawks organization are said to be working […]

Gionta Out Indefinitely

According to reports coming out of the RDS, the Montreal Canadiens will need to make do without the services of Brian Gionta. He broke a bone in his left foot earlier this month and hasn’t been a part of the lineup for the team’s two recent games. Now the speedster is out indefinitely and the […]

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