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Ed Jovanovski out of the Olympics.

Ed Jovanovski will not par take in the Olympics, because he will undergo a lower abdominal surgical procedure on Wednesday in Philadelphia and will be lost to the Vancouver Canucks for at least six weeks. Which means who will fill his spot?

Weight to the 'Canes!

Canes add some Weight — The St. Louis Blues continue to clean house.

Sportsnet has learned the Blues have sent Doug Weight to Carolina.

Details to follow…

The Toronto Maple Leafs

As a die-hard leaf fan every year ill always believe that the maple leafs will win the cup. This year is no different…with the help of a few changes of course. This 8 game losing skid that we’re on is disgusting because not only are we missing the playoffs because of this but most of these games we could of easily won!!!!:(..Who do i blame? I blame PAT QUINN!

Rangers' Power Play

I think the Rangers bigest problem isn’t necesarily that they don’t have a PP QB, it’s that they don’t shoot a whole lot. This has been a problem pretty much their entire non-playoff trend of late. They look for one or two set up one-timers and if they don’t get it, they don’t shoot it.

Conference battles in full force midway through Season

A cursory glance of the NHL Conferences reveals some interesting trends and sets up the 2nd half for what will be some amazing hockey. As always…it is time for the cream to rise to the top. Here are my opinions on who is rising up and who is going down.

Mighty Duck Report

Hello again, this is the Mighty Ducks report for the past week.

Hatcher Named Flyer's Captain

With the uncertainty of Keith Primeau’s health, the Flyers have named defenseman Derian Hatcher the 14th captain in franchise history. Hatcher, who was signed as a free agent by the club this summer, will wear the “C” until Primeau returns from his concussion.

CHL-February Edition

Now that the world junior hockey championship is over, the CHL can now return its focus back to the Memorial Cup race. The Peterborough Petes are looking like the early favorites in the OHL and are pulling away from the rest of the league. There is a great battle for tops in the QMJHL and out west, Justin Pogge is leading the Calgary Hitmen to WHL supremacy. In this issue, we will profile Nashville, Tampa Bay, and Detroit prospects. Also, the latest International Scouting Service top 15 rankings for the 2006 NHL Entry Draft is out and there are a few surprises.

Belfour for Peca???

This is pure speculation, so don’t get mad at this, but could Belfour be headed to Edmonton for Mike Peca?


Samsonov trade rumors blow in from the Windy City

Bruins general manager Mike O’Connell is on record that he has no intention of trading goalie Andrew Raycroft, but that won’t stop the drumbeat of the rumor mill.

Keenan Claims Yakubov

The top of the Blackhawks website is now confirming the Florida Panthers have claimed Center Mikhail Yakubov off waivers from the Hawks.

Interestingly, the Panthers site has not reported this yet.

Toronto and Boston talking again?

Just a quick note, I heard rumblings about it earlier in the week, and now it seems to be picking up some momentum. It appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins are talking again, only Brian Leetch’s name isn’t in the mix.

Who is the Early Season MVP

So far we are past the ½ way mark of the season, and a lot of players of come out of nowhere and put up huge numbers. Others have just kept up the pace they were going at before the lockout. And others have more or less, resurrected their careers. But who is the early season MVP?

Some moves the Leafs could try to work out…

I kinda wanna get some non-Leaf feedback, so if we could get this onto the main page, instead of the Leafs page, that would be appreciated.

Belfour to the Oilers?

There are rumblings around the Web that the Toronto Maple Leafs are talking trade with the Edmonton Oilers regarding goaltender Ed

The Reality of NHL Coaches Outside Leaf Nation

If we look back at the recent coaching changes in the NHL, it offers an inside look at how teams approach things, especially when things were at their worst.

Mighty Ducks to change their name

Announced today by the Mighty Ducks is that they are set to change their name next season. The change is that they are no longer “Mighty,” they will simply be known as just the Ducks.

Fantasy Impact: Edmonton's Dealings

Written by Darryl Dobbs from

The Edmonton Oilers swung a pair of deals Thursday, picking up a pair of defensemen with some offensive talent.

Jokinen to Ottawa? is reporting that the Ottawa Senators

are interested in acquiring the services of the Florida Panthers’ center, Olli Jokinen ($2,500,000).

The Ottawa Senators have also been rumored to

be interested in Doug Weight ($5,700,000). Jokinen

Forsberg out again, Clarke Forced to make a move?

Peter Forsberg is out….again. With a tear in his left groin muscle, he expects to be out at least 10 days. The flyers might not be able to wait that long. Does this latest injury force Clarke to make a deal?

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