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NHL News and Rumors – October 1, 2009

1. Kostitsyn’s career with Habs hangs in the balance

2. BAUM TURNS DOWN BOTH BIDS FOR PHOENIX COYOTES

3. Zubov asks Senators for trade

4. Dispute May Prevent Viewers From Watching N.H.L. Openers on DirecTV

5. Gainey, Martin question Leafs’ physical approach

6. Kovalchuk unlikely to re-sign by season opener

Forsberg's visit will be all about Sakic's big night

Former Avalanche star Peter Forsberg will be at the Pepsi Center on Thursday night, but not to resume his NHL career with the Avs.

Lombardi invites Gretzky back to the Kings…but don't buy new 99 jerseys y

It started as a joke during a conversation with a Toronto radio station, though Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi should know that Toronto media take hockey very seriously.

Sens Seek Quick Turnaround

The Dany Heatley era has come to an end for the Ottawa Senators and it could not come soon enough for the franchise.

It was a trying summer for the team and GM Bryan Murray as they had to deal with a player who made it clear he wanted out. But wanting out was not the problem. It was the reasons for it, the lack of ice time, the lack of importance on the team, that were most bothersome to the Sens.

A Monster Mash

The Leafs are up to their old tricks. Remember the days of giving up leads, in 2 goal scoring flurries over a span of two minutes. Well those days aren’t entirely gone.

NHL News – September 29, 2009

Thrashers release Legace, Fritsche

Avs keep 18-year-olds Duchene, O’Reilly on roster

Under Lemaire, Devils Are Pushing Offense

Dallas Stars’ Brunnstrom could face demotion

New Coaches Bring Fresh Change to Edmonton

When one looks at the roster of the Edmonton Oilers they will find few changes. It was not from a lack of effort. The team was in the thick of the Dany Heatley Sweepstakes and were involved in plenty of other battles for trades and/or free agency.

But they unfortunately came up short other than replacing goaltender Dwayne Roloson with Khabibulin.

However, this could be a very different looking Oiler squad from the past few years due to one change: Pat Quinn. The new bench boss and a revamped staff has brought about a change in philosophy and with that should help the Oilers change from being a stale, stagnant franchise to maybe one with some potential.

OlymPICKS

As December approaches the Olympic teams become a bigger topic. The 2 favorites to win Gold are obviously Canada and Russia. Here’s a break down of potential lineups.

Prediction Time

With the season just around the corner it’s time to start looking into the crystal ball. Here are my picks for how the teams will finish with rough point projections, and the leading scorer for each team.

NHL News and Rumors – September 28, 2009

Nazem Kadri told to light up OHL

Girardi’s been Blueshirt bust

Forsberg looking like old self again, NHL scouts “drooling”

Michael Nylander Mystery

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