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More on Oates including trade rumors

It is reported on ESPN.COM that disgruntled Washington Capitals center Adam Oates will report for training camp.

Puck Sight – Fall Fashion Edition

First off, let me come right out and say that I am 100% heterosexual, happily married and do not wear loafers (let alone light ones). All joking aside, by special request (you can all thank bcuffari for this) this is a guide through the good and bad uniforms in the league.

Puck Sight (Sept. 7)

The status of Jason Allison has been the subject of numerous submissions lately, I’ll outline a few of them for everyone. The pre-season schedule gets underway next weekend, I’ll point out a few of the more intresting locales for games. I’ll also throw out some more interesting stats from last year too.

How do get people to tune in?

Something that has always bothered me, is T.V. ratings for the NHL. In the U.S., hockey is a tough sell. It was reported that the XFL had higher ratings than the NHL last season. There is something wrong with this picture.

Caps may have issues.

With training camps set to open up next week one has to wonder what exactly Ron Wilson and the Caps have in mind for their squad.

Surprises and Disappointments

I’m not going to try and predict the final standings and points for every team in the league. Instead, I’m just going to give my opinions on who may surprise everybody and who could disappoint in the upcoming season based on their off-season moves.

Hurricane

The Carolina Hurricanes have locked up thier star center for six more years. Brind’Amour had 56 points last year good for 4th on the team, but he is better known for his leadership, tenacity and gritty play.

Canadiens Captain Out Already!

Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu is reportedly in a Montreal hospital suffering from abdominal pain. He is currently under examination to find out exactly what’s wrong.

"Potsie" is Ready to "Sit on it!"

Edmonton Oiler defenceman, Tom Poti, will likely be sitting on his couch at home in Massachusetts next week when training camp opens.

Puck Sight (Sept. 4th)

Todays column starts off with a look at the status of two careers, one that has ended too early, and one that may have run for too long. I’ll also touch on a waiver draft opinion and some thoughts about uniforms.

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