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Former 'Canes star Ron Francis joins club as director of player development

Former Carolina captain Ron Francis is joining the Hurricanes front office.

The team named him director of player development Friday.

Francis, the NHL’s second all-time leading scorer, will work with and assess players in the club’s system and report to director of pro scouting Marshall Johnston.

Morrison on the block?

Reports are that Canuck forward Brendan Morrison is on the trading block. There has been talk that Ottawa has been courting offers and would most likely send a defenseman the other way. This would be a dumb move because the Canucks can ill afford to give up a top six forward when they really are lacking in that area.

Canadian Provincial Tourney

Like the bored rich nerd I am, I took Guy Bertrand’s idea and ran with it.

I jotted down names of players from each Province and made up Teams that could play in not the World Championships, but a Cross Canada Tournement of Fun and Supremacy.

What would it take to acquire Lecavalier ?

This is no secret several teams who were hoping for a better start this season are looking to shake things up by completing big trades.

Todd Bertuzzi undergoes back surgery

Todd Bertuzzi of the Florada Panthers underwent surgery Thursday to fix his ailing back.

He’s expected to be out six to eight weeks although Panthers head coach and GM Jacques Martin only said Thursday that the 31-year-old would be re-evaluated next week.

Team Quebec?

The debate about a French Canadian international team is brought up again.

QUEBEC (CP) – A well-known Quebec lawyer is urging Premier Jean Charest to get involved in helping to create a Team Quebec that would play in the 2008 world hockey championships.

Trade in the Works for Chicago/NYR?

Larry Brooks has reported that the Rangers and Blackhawks are discussing a deal that would involve Jassen Cullimore and Petr Prucha.

How long until the Sens make changes?

I will be the first to admit, being a Leafs fan, I hate the Senators. I don’t even partcularly like the city. I don’t like their whining, crying fans or their whining crying Captain.

Having said that, I honestly feel for Senators fans in the last couple years. Legitmate chances to win a cup don’t come along that often and the window is not open much longer for the Sens, if it isn’t already closed.

Maple Leafs First Month Report Card

Here is the Maple Leafs report card for the first month of the 2006-07 season, it is in alpabetical order so here it is:

Penguins Good Draft Record a Fluke

The Pittsburgh Penguins appear to be on the verge of being one of the best teams for years to come. The Pens have perhaps the best young team in the game and despite their youth, are already a very competitive team. With franchise type studs like Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Malkin, there is no where to go but up.