Keith Tkachuk sidelined at least for a month

St. luis blues winger will be out for 4 weeks to six weeks with a broken left foot. Blues genarl manager Lary Pleau said Thachuk was injured in the third period of Wednesday night 7-0 victory over Nashvill. When a puck hit his foot. He limped off the ice but returned for a few shifts. After the game, Thachuk’s wife gave birth to the couples third child, a girl. That delayed an MRI for Tkachuk until thursday when a fracture was discovered. Tkachuk had a team-high 38 goals last season and finished with 75 points

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Leafs SHOULD Have Their Eye On Turgeon

No matter what die hard Leaf fans may say the Leafs do not have an established 2nd line center.

Desperate Thrashers Interested In Dafoe

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It’s not what Byron Dafoe had in mind on July 1 when unrestricted free agency beckoned but the Atlanta Thrashers could end up being his salvation.

Capitals Send Simon, Nikolishin To Chicago

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The Washington Capitals have traded forwards Chris Simon and unsigned restricted free agent Andrei Nikolishin to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Van Trades Druken, Hlavac to Canes for Malik, Langdon

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SLAM Sports! is reporting that the Vancouver Cannucks dealt Harold Druken and Jan Hlavac to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for D Marek Malik and tough-guy Darren Langdon today.

2003 FREE AGENTS

OK, I know that it’s early in the season, but does anybody know who are going to be the unrestricted free agents this summer?

Leafs Ready To Deal For McLaren

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As mentioned by TFP, the Leafs are attempting to Bloster their defense and the Star suggests they can do so with the likes of Kyle McLaren.

LA lose Allison for season.

Los Angeles Kings centre Jason Allison has a torn MCL and may have a torn ACL. He is out for the rest of the season, thus really hurting the Kings chance for the playoffs.

The Leafs….10 Games that they should get back

The Leafs have played there first 10 games of the 2002-2003 season, and should ask to have those games back. All but 1 or 2 games did the Leafs show what they could do. while all other games played like a bunch of unorganized Pee-Wee players. I think that I have kind of figured out what some of the problems are, and how they could rectify them. There really is no quick fix to solve there woes but if you have watched all there games like I have, you will notice that there are some really big problems screaming at you when you watch.

Early Stanley Cup Pool Info…

OK, here we are 7-10 games into the season. So let’s evaluate our current playoff picture.

Blockbuster Summer: who made the smartest moves?

This summer was full of big trades and huge free agent signings. This seems to be a reocurring theme in the NHL, come summertime, 25-30 players swap jerseys. The question is, which moves appear to be working out best and for who?

McLaren is a solid defenseman

Everyone on this website feels that Kyle McLaren is extremely over-rated, and that any team that accepts a trade will be left holding the short end of the stick. All the people that feel this way must not watch the Bruins on a regular basis………..

DG's Quick Hits- October 28, 2002

This week:

Leafs: Tis the season to forget?

Crackdown helping talented teams…and Tampa?

On the radar screen: The Nashville Predators’ guarantee, Jeff Hackett, the “Things Don’t Ever Change File”, the Minnesota Wild, the “We Can’t Make Up Our Minds” team, Mario Lemieux, the New York Rangers and one of history’s biggest mysteries and a lot more.

Who Wants A Goalie!?

Early in the season and almost every team could use a goalie…… Goalies are still available all over the place.

This might be one of the biggest years that almost every team has their goalies up on the trade block….or need a goalie just as bad….

Mantaray Powerrankings: 10/27

The Mantaray NHL Team Powerrankings

weekending Saturday, October 26th.

A little food for debate.

Eat up!

Larry Crooks….I mean Brooks, States…

TORONTO – Rangers not only have been aggressive inquiring about Ottawa’s unsigned Group II defenseman Karel Rachunek (Would you exchange Radek Dvorak and Tomas Kloucek for Rachunek and Magnus Arvedsson? The Senators might), the team has also been knocking on Boston’s door regarding Kyle McLaren, their unsigned Group II defenseman, to Broadway.

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Larry Brooks

Czerkawski or Audette on the way out?

After seemingly boosting their offence in the offseason with the addition of Mariusz Czerkawski, it seems as if the Canadiens may want to get rid of the scoring winger. After 7 games with nothing to show but an empty net goal, Czerkawski was benched in last night’s 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators. Gritty winger Bill Lindsay was played in his place to give the Habs some much needed toughess after being dominated by the Flyers a few nights earlier.

Thrashers' Fraser should be first coaching casualty

The Atlanta Thrashers’ Curt Fraser is poised to become the first coach to be fired this year.

They’re already writing the obits in Atlanta, where the Thrashers are 0-6-0-1 and where general manager Don Waddell said he didn’t “want to be 2-8″ after the first 10 games.

The betting is that Fraser, in the final year of his three-year contract, will be fired sometime between Nov. 2, when the Thrashers play game No. 11 against the Florida Panthers, and Nov. 7, when they play No. 12 in Chicago against the Blackhawks. A leading contender for the job will be former Washington coach Ron Wilson. The word from Atlanta is that Ted Nolan, another coach still looking for a job, won’t be considered.

Blue Line Help Tough For Leafs To Come By

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While the Leafs’ brass continues to look outside the organization for potential solutions, there are no blue line gems such as Rob Blake dangling out there for the taking.

Trade inevitable for devils

The devils are off to a great start but have not played any really spectacular teams. Surprisingly they still look like the same hit and speed team but with so many possibiliteis to trade…how long before it happens and who will it be?