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Remember Him?

According to the Toronto Sun:

Karel Pilar is working out with the Maple Leafs on their five-game road trip despite being unsigned, according to the Toronto Sun. “One of these days there will be a try (with Pilar),” coach Pat Quinn said. “We still have to sign him. Two years ago we thought he was close to playing on a regular basis. We still have that decision in front of us. He has had medical clearance. What he’s looking to do is build up his physical strength.”

Around The League – Halloween Edition

I know I haven’t been the most consistent contributor to this site in recent months, but the witching hour is almost upon us, and my return from the underworld is long past due. It has been, to say the least, an interesting first couple of weeks to this NHL season. Some happenings border on the bizzare, so what better time to discuss than now?

What's Brewing in the CUJO Kettle?

Rumors/speculation/news on the future of extra goaltender Curtis Joseph have been incredibly sparse, leading one to believe that no one is interested in the $16-million man or that something is brewing in Ken Hollands office.

Pop Quiz #2

Books closed, pencils ready….

The Wild and Gaborik Far Apart

(originally by dishmunky. I made a mistake posting the original so I am re-posting this)

TSN.ca is reporting that holdout Marian Gaborik and the Minnesota Wild are “far apart” in contract talks and “not even close”.

This is coming just days after the rumor that a deal will be struck within 48 hours.

Also, the Wild have signed Pascal Dupuis yesterday to a three year, 2.5 million dollar contract.

Lightning Posts

Tampa Bay is on pace to win all 82 regular season games. While it is possible they will lose a game or two along the way, it is worthwhile to keep everyone up to speed on Florida’s favorite (or second favorite) hockey team. With that in mind, I present a new bi-weekly feature ‘Lightning Posts.’

Avalanche Doubters Beware!

Alot has been said about the Colorado Avalanche that needs to be stopped. Like their goaltending situation, Defense and 3rd/4th Lines

Comrie To Wings?

Spector’s Trade Rumors is reporting that the Oilers GM has had some talks to the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers concerning Mike Comrie being traded.

I personally think that neither team will get Comrie – the Rangers don’t really need a center, and the Red Wings said they were looking for a center with SIZE, and I don’t think Mike Comrie fits THAT description. But hey, more awkward things have happened.

Fleury The Only Penguin To Silence Doubters

Well, it’s been a long time away, but with the Pens first game of the year in the books, and a performance worthy of nothing by praise by the rookie #29 Marc-Andre Fleury, I’ve gotta come out of hibernation. For those of you who only saw highlights of the game, unless you saw 46 seperate highlights for each save, you missed out big time. Actually you’d probably only need to see 30 highlights the way some of the shots came in “flurries” (that was bad). Most of the hockey world doubts the Penguins have a chance at doing anything this season, and many people disagree with the idea of signing fleury and exposing him to the NHL behind such a weak team. Fleury may have silenced those doubters for now, but the rest of the team sure gave credence to what has been said by many others.

NHL News Update

Here is everything being reported by TSN for now:

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