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Hab's May Be in Pain

Tsn.ca and The Montreal Gazette report that Montreals Francis Bouillon experienced pain in his knee last week when he started skating and will fly to Vail, Colorado, to be examined by a doctor.

Also reported defenceman Mark Streit is suffering from tendinitis in his knees, which may be the result of too much time on the stationary bike.

Alfredsson re-elected by NHLPA

According to tsn:The National Hockey League Players’ Association announced that Daniel Alfredsson of the Ottawa Senators has been re-elected as a Vice-President on the interim Executive Committee at its annual European Player Meetings in Stockholm, Sweden.

Avs Defenseman Has Surgery on Hernia

Jordan Leopold will miss the beginning of the season with surgery on a hernia.

Cities you think should have an NHL Franchise

Here, discuss about cities you think should have a NHL franchise.

Malkin maybe stuck in Russia another year.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06213/710156-61.stm

An NHL-imposed deadline passed yesterday with no immediate word on a response from or action taken by the Russian hockey federation.

The Depth of the Leafs

The Question of who will make the Leafs Roster opening night is still up for grabs, and thats mostly due to the depth on this club.

Habs 2006-2007 roster

The Canadiens were quite busy this offseason by acquiring UFA Sergei Samsonov and by acquiring Mike Johnson from the Coyotes.By consequent, we notice a light increase in the habs total payroll which doesnt leave much more room for a UFA.

Habs have blueliner injuries

According to tsn.ca the Habs may have some trouble on the blueline to start the season as Francis Boullion, as reported earlier, will fly to Colorado to possibly have knee surgery after he experienced pain in his knee when he started skating.

Coaches : Who will soar, who will crash?

As we look towards the new NHL season, many teams have had coaching changes.

Rangers resign Rozsival

Rozsival Agrees to New Deal

Blackhawks sign Vandermeer, Bochenski

The Chicago Blackhawks re-signed Jim Vandermeer to a one-year contract on Monday, four days after the defenseman had an arbitration hearing.

Also Tuesday, the Blackhawks re-signed right wings Brandon Bochenski and Matt Keith and center Craig MacDonald to one-year deals.

Players leaving the NHL

Each year, we see nhlers leave north america to play in europe.

Here is a list of players who will not take part of he 2006-2007 season opener:

Habs done for now

The Canadiens appear to be finished retooling their roster, after signing UFA Sergei Samsonov and trading Mike Johnson during the offseason.

Bouillon to get surgery?

According to RDS.CA (http://www.rds.ca/canadien/chroniques/209629.html) Francis Buillon is leaving for Colorado tommorow to have his left knee examined.

Your Western Conference Picks

Pick your playoff teams. The Western Conference is on a three-season STANLEY CUP drought, with Scotty Bowman’s Red Wings being the last team to hoist the CUP for the West, defeating Paul Maurice’s gritty Hurricanes. With perhaps the greatest goaltending division in the history of the NHL in the Northwest with Kipper, Luongo, Theodore, Roloson and Fernandez, , could five teams from a single division all make it to the playoffs. With other goalie stars like Turco, Vokoun and Joseph, it’ll be a dog fight every game in the West. Perhaps the wide-open hockey it has been known in the past has changed, and a defence first approach era has begun

Hasek to Wings

A local news station in the metro Detroit area (1270am) has reported that Dominik Hasek is returning to the Detroit Red Wings. Ken Holland will hold a press conference later in the evening. Terms of the deal were not announced

New York News

According to thefourthperiod.com the New York Islanders havent even started talks with goaltender Rick DiPietro. But, however have been talking to unrestricted free agent netminder Manny Legace who is also in talks with the St. Louis Blues. The Islanders also have yet to sign their 2002 first-rounder Sean Bergenheim, who might sign with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv in the Russian league after having rejected the team’s two-way qualifier of $718,200 (NHL) over $92,500 (AHL). Citing sources, the Post claims Snow has offered Bergenheim a one-way deal for $500,000.

No Guarantees in Atlanta

After guaranteeing a playoff appearance, GM Don Waddell had to eat crow as his Atlanta Thrashers once again failed in their attempt to make the big dance for the first time. The team had some hard luck with injuries, especially in goal, that partly caused their demise.

Your Eastern Conference Playoff Predicitons

Here are last year’s playoff teams, with division winners, points and W-L record. Every Year there is a surprise team – last year we had pre-season duds Sabers, Rangers sitting at the bottom of most experts list, and Carolina as a playoff team without any experts picking them to win the STANLEY CUP. Surprises come every year, so the playoff picture will change next year. Pick your teams.

Vishnevski Staying In Anaheim

According to tsn.ca the Anaheim Ducks have accepted the arbitration award for defenceman Vitaly Vishnevski. It was believed that Vishnevski would be traded before his arbitration award had to be accepted or he would be let go. Now that the Ducks have accepted his award it is believed they will retain Vishenevski rather than trade him, although trading him to make cap space may be an option.