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Nothing like a Broadway debut to elevate the excitement of a mid-week hockey game.
For the opening act at Madison Square Garden Thursday night, we have the Rangers playing their first home contest of the season at the renovated and self-proclaimed “most famous arena on earth.”
Also under the lights will be the Big Apple opening for Brad Richards, the marquee acquisition of this summer’s free agency sweeps but a player who has struggled at times early in his Rangers tenure.
One way we’ll see the effects of losing infecting the team’s core will be players wanting out. Already, a hot rumour has developed on Twitter and websites in Winnipeg that Evander Kane has demanded a trade.
“I’ve spoken with Evander and this is completely untrue,” said agent Craig Oster. “Neither he nor us have talked about a trade. Evander is very excited to be in Winnipeg and about his future with Winnipeg.”
The Calgary Flames are off to a slow start after just two weeks into the NHL season and it seems that the team will either to try to add some quality veterans or scrap the season and go towards a youth movement.
The latest rumor from Bottom Line Hockey has the Flames sending the veteran winger to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a deal that would probably give Calgary some defense in return.
The Ducks aren’t scoring many goals and they’re not getting much offense beyond their seasoned big guns at the moment.
Such is life when you’re Bob Murray and you’re counting on a number of younger players while also trying to fill a gaping hole on the second line created when veteran Jason Blake was lost for three months because of a torn tendon injury.
But the Ducks’ general manager doesn’t see the need to make a panic move eight games into the season. Brandon McMillan, Andrew Gordon and other twentysomethings will get some more rope to climb up on.
As Joe Colborne has been piling up the points with the Toronto Marlies, the 6-foot-5 centre has added a new wrinkle.