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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Prospect Pulse: MIA Today

I am under the weather today, so Prospect Pulse will return tomorrow.

News You Can Use Late in the Day:

-The schedule, lack of physical play and the economy all cited as reasons for poor attendance at the Joe Louis Arena.

-Wild goalie Josh Harding not worried about when he will start.

-All 59 NCAA Division I college hockey teams ranked.

-Blues defender Erik Johnson is out with a broken foot.

-The Canucks have demoted Alex Edler to Manitoba.

-Eric Duhatschek writes about the importance of chemistry.

-Paul Maurice shuffles the deck chairs on the good ship Maple Leaf.

-The Oilers battle the Wild in a showdown for 1st place in the NW.

-David Shoalts notes that Kid Rock may have been gives a Stanley Cup ring.

-Alex Ponikarovsky injured at Leaf's practice.

-The NHL Store is set to open in New York. This might be a better fit in Toronto.

-Kyle Beach of the Everett Silvertips is leading the Western League with 47 PIMS.

-Real Paiment sets the record for most games coached in the QMJHL.

-A feature on Steven Stamkos.

-A preview of the CHA, entering its final year.

-Oilers blogger Lowetide with the second part of his review of Oiler drafts, covering 2004 to 2007.

-The San Jose Sharks may try and sign Sandis Ozolinsh.

-Wheat Kings d-man Daryl Boyle turns down the Baby Bruins to return to Brandon.

-The Kitchener Rangers are unbeaten this season.

-The new and improved Todd Bertuzzi is still old and injured.

-Gretzky discusses Nash.

-Fanhouse sees Paul Statsny as an "under the radar star".

-Frank Deford of SI thinks the NHL should drop the Olympics.

-Interviews with Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner.

-Marian Hossa is out with a groin strain.

-Ever wanted to know the life story of Glen Metropolit? The Boston Herald made it happen!

-News and Notes from around the NHL. Interesting story near the bottom which notes that no one has seen nor heard from Darren McCarty. If he misses an alimony payment, I am sure his ex-wife will find him.

-Jose Theodore is ready to go. So much for the Avs hot start.

-The Offside blog notes that the Blackhawks have a long ways to go if they want to win back fans.

-The Tennesseean writes that Paul Kariya supplies the Blues with respectability.

-Sam Gagner is working hard to solidify his hold on a roster spot.

-The Manitoba Moose are aiming for a 3rd straight 100 point season.

-The Leafs are a team in disarray.

-Stan Fischler is eagerly anticipating tonight's Rangers-Islanders game.

-ESPN's Scott Burnside ranks the NHL's coaches.

-Wes Goldstein expects growing pains as Sutter teaches the Devils to forget the trap.

-Jonathan Toews will skate tonight against the Sharks.

-ESPN's John Buccigross with his thoughts on the season. I appreciate him laughing at Oiler-hater Mick McGeough.

-Jackie Friedman writes that Richard Zednik adds zip to the Panthers top line.

-A look at defenseman Richard Petiot in the AHL Notebook.

-Dan Boyle skating again, but can't participate in all the drills.

-Chuck Kobasew finally getting his chance in Boston.

-Keith Ballard does it all in Phoenix.

-Either Aaron Downey or Matt Ellis will take Johan Franzen's spot in Detroit's lineup.

For Illegal Curve, I'm Kyle Kosior

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