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This year’s 2nd overall draft pick has impressed enough at training camp and preseason games to merit a trip to West Point, N.Y., for three days of team-building. Staal becomes one of 29 remaining Penguins players vying for a spot. Now with the injury to Malkin, Staal may have a chance to fill in for 9 games and still be allowed to return to juniors without having a year count against his entry-level contract.
Will it be another North American captain? Or will we finally see the first European captain lead his team to the Cup?
TSN just released a good article on captains at:
Sakic is the longest serving captain. Sundin 2nd. There are now more captains from overseas than ever before, 10 in total. Who will be victorious? Yet another North American, or will the trend shift?
Today on www.hockeybuzz.com Eklund has posted an article about the Devils salary situation. He says he’s spent a day searching for rumors and has discovered a rumor that Mogilny’s salary won’t count against the cap. Funny, I heard all that yesterday on TSN or Sportsnet when it was reported that Moginly had seen a second doctor and there was no possibility he could return to the NHL. Eklund then goes on to state 5 other NJ rumors:
TSN has reported Columbus defenceman Rostislav Klesla has been suspended two regular-season games for his “clip” of Chicago forward Tuomo Ruutu
It is a confirmed torn labrum. An MRI will be ready tomorrow to tell whether or not he will need surgery.
Pittsburgh Penguins rookie Evgeni Malkin, re-examined by doctors on Monday, will not need surgery on his dislocated left shoulder but still could be sidelined up to six weeks.
Sources tell TSN that veteran goaltender Sean Burke has been placed on waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Steve Yzerman joined the Detroit front office on Monday, becoming the vice president of the Red Wings.
The Senators have lost Joe Corvo for 4-6 weeks with a broken foot after blocking a shot late in the Buffalo game. He’ll miss the start of the season, and fans and reporters have not been impressed with Corvo’s play in his own end. Corvo looks out of place, doesn’t seem to have good chemistry with his partner Wade Redden, and makes fans in Ottawa nervous the way he rushes the puck. It could be the start of a long 4 yearsv- is Corvo the new Sens whipping boy?