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Monday, October 22, 2007

News You Can Use Late In the Day

-Darcy Tucker is out of the Leafs' lineup indefinitely with ligament damage in his right knee.

-Raffi Torres is fined for his hit on David Moss, avoids suspension.

-Wayne Primeau is out with a high ankle sprain.

-Ryan Smyth expects to "break down" during his return to Edmonton.

-Pierre Lebrun comments on a busy week for the Oilers. Also note that the article says Patrik Stefan will have to retire after re-injuring his hip.

-North Dakota remains on top of the college hockey polls. Note that while Lamoureux has been perfect so far this year, he also went 0-2 in one period versus Manitoba.

-The weekly Who's Hot and Who's Not in the CHL article from Sportsnet.

-The PEI Rockey have fired Yanick Jean.

-Paul Maurice suggests that he is insulted that other teams play their backups against the Leafs.

-The Panthers are seeking a talented enforcer. Maybe perennial PIM leader RP should apply?

-Steve Simmons says that if the 2005 NHL draft was a do-0ver, the first 4 would be Crosby, Stastny, Kopitar and Vlasic.

-Behind the Net has its first stat heavy post of the year.

-NHL Scouts are high on a number of Windsor Spitfires.

-Kyle Woodlief with an early look at the 2008 NHL Draft.

-The Prince Albert Raiders strip 3 players of letters.

-The Blackhawks may start televising their home games.

-A look at Rangers prospect Tom Pyatt.

-Members of the Devils weigh in on the new Prudential Center.

-Keith Tkachuk re-invents himself as a centre.

-Still no word from the NHL on Rick Tocchet's future.

-Fanhouse takes a look at Scott Gomez's troubles in NYC.

-Fanhouse feels Minnesota.

-Michael Farber of SI notes 5 people who help their teams without much recognition.

-Eric Burnside wonders who will be the next coach fired in the NHL.

-Igor Grigorenko avoids a trip to Siberia by joining the Red Wings.

-5 Games worth watching this week.

-Greg Dennis writes that a coach change is a risk/reward proposition.

-Kari Lehtonen is out 4 to 6 weeks with a groin strain.

-Tension mounts for the struggling Leafs.

-Andrew Ladd and Scott Walker were placed on injured reserve.

-Mike Brophy reveals that the Devils were seeing playing offense.

-The Score notes that Vinny Prospal is a streaky player. Stop the presses.

Ballhype: hype it up!

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