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