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Lemieux hospitalized with irregular heartbeat
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Penguins owner-player Mario Lemieux was hospitalized Wednesday for observation of an irregular heartbeat, general manager Craig Patrick said.
Marcel Aubut, who was Quebec Nordiques’ former owner before they moved to Colorado, told yesterday that he believes the Nordiques could be back in the league.
There’s more to this story…
I was surfing on individual hockey team’s official websites and stumbled upon something interesting at coloardoavalanche.com. It reported yesterday the club had called up goaltender Vitaly Kolesnik in time for tonight’s game against the Boston Bruins.
Steve Yzerman decided last Sunday that he would not be playing for Team Canada in Turin. Given that the NHL’s longest serving Captain, who was guaranteed a roster spot, declined (as he did for the World Cup last year), this leaves an extra spot on the team for a younger player to join the ranks of Sakic, Iginla, etc. Will this spot go to a younger player like Crosby, Staal or Spezza, or will we see another veteran like Smyth?
It is no secret that the Toronto Maple Leafs need to improve their blueline if they have aspirations for a deep playoff run. In fact, it may be a necessity to even keep their playoff spot. The team currently has one of the leagues best defence pairs playing this season in Tomas Kaberle and Bryan McCabe. McCabe leads NHL defencemen in points and Kaberle is also among the top 10. The two blueliners are also one and two in ice time. They have carried the load and then some for the Leafs.
Source: CBS Sportsline.com
Possible trade talks between TOR and BOS
To BOS: Nik Antropov, Ken Klee
To TOR: Glen Murray
Glen Macnow from 610 WIP in Philadelphia is reporting some bad news for Flyer fans.
General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Blackhawks have acquired center Patrick Sharp and right winger Eric Meloche from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for forward Matt Ellison and a 3rd round pick in the 2006 entry draft..
Gary Bettamn has finally taken the advice of Don Cherry and told Dick Pound to put up or Shut-up.
As an Islanders fan I believe they are about to make a coaching change. I would say if things continue like this, Stirling is gone just after the new year. That got me thinking about who might be some of the better available coaches for Milbury to go to.
The December 2nd game between the Ottawa Senators and LA Kings turned into a fight-fest, ending with a disgraceful display by the Los Angeles Kings. As a Sens fan, I know I might be called biased, but what Sean Avery and Co. did is unacceptable.
the fourthperiod.com is reporting that Mike Millbury is displeased with the performance of Alexei Zhitnik, Brent Sopel & Janne Niinimaa and he is looking to upgrade his roster.
Some familiar teams remain at the top of their respective leagues and those teams were well represented at the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge. Unfortunately for the Russians, they were completely dominated and it was a great display of some of the key players you should see on Team Canada’s world junior team. The ADT challenge consisted of 2 games for the Russians against each of the three league’s top Canadians for a total of six games. I will profile the future of Toronto goaltending in Justin Pogge, Montreal’s top OHL prospect, rookie Sergei Kostitsyn and the Quebec’s Rempart’s rookie sensation, Angelo Esposito.