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NHL News and Rumors

Marleau doesn’t view himself as guy taking the fall — but he won’t discuss the NTC in his contract

Habs needn’t name a captain, Pocket Rocket says

Let the Analysis Begin

Sundin saga redux?

Who will be the next Captain???

We are just a few weeks away from NHL training camp and still no words on who will wear the “C” in Montreal? There is a few candidate but nobody really knows who will be the next Habs Captain?

Time For Caps To Capitalize

They first overcame the long playoff drought and finally played meaningful games in the spring. Then they made it past the first round coming within 1 game of the conference final. Now, the Washington Capitals goal is to take the next step in their growth, with eyes on the big prize.

Evaluation camp + Final roster

Team Canada’s evaluation camp started today, August 24th. Here are the ones who have a shot at making the final roster :

NHL News and Rumors – Friday August 21, 2009

1. Wild, Tanguay talking

2. At long last, Heatley to speak

3. Marleau doesn’t view himself as guy taking the fall — but he won’t discuss the NTC in his contract

Burke turns the pressure on

Tim Wharnsby

Brian Burke cut through the Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room at the Air Canada Centre the other day to discover a crowded workout room.

Still a glaring need for 5th defender?

The Canucks have 5 legit top 6 NHL defenders. Salo, Bieksa, Edler, and Mitchell are all considered top 4 defenders. Shane O’Brien is a steady 3rd pairing defender. After that there’s some question marks though.

Retooled Ducks Seek Consistency

After winning the Stanley Cup back in 2007, it would have appeared as though the Anaheim Ducks were falling into the path of tailing off after success like most teams of this era. The team bowed out meekly in 2008 falling in round 1 in 5 games. They then had an up and down 2009 year that resulted in them barely making the playoffs.

The CBC to show less AHL Goon Hockey in favor of The NHL

The Stone Age Folks over at the CBC, have started to show signs that the old additive “Quality is better than Quantity” is making it’s way up the anal cavity to their heads. In the upcoming season we will be able to see more NHL hockey rather than AHL Goon crap coming out of the center of the universe. This means that the quality of hockey is more important than the number of people watching. Thank The Hockey Gods

Comrie on the outside looking in


Mike Comrie is hopeful the work he’s put in this off-season pays off.

The local product and former Edmonton Oiler is healthy heading into the new campaign.

The problem, however, is that he has yet to sign with an NHL team.