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Monday, January 7, 2008

News You Can Use Late in the Day

1. Taking Note tells us that the Regina Pats may be close to acquiring Swedish standout Robin Figren.
2. Scott Burnside of ESPN says that the USA Hockey Jr. Program needs an overhaul.
3. Steve Downie will not be suspended for his sucker punch on Jason Blake.
4. Bob Gainey says that he is satisfied with the Habs play thus far.
5. Teemu Selanne has resumed skating in the Anaheim area.
6. Islanders top pick and recent U. of Minnesota defector Kyle Okposo has been assigned to Bridgeport of the AHL.
7. Al Strachan notes that finding a top-calibre goalie is the key to success for most GM's. Wonderful news for all GM's, I wonder what Strachan thinks about acquiring good goal scorers and elite defensemen?
8. Spector with his predictions for 2008. Pretty standard stuff here, but can Markus Naslund still be considered a sought after UFA?
9. Eric Duhatschek tells us about the US Women's Under-18 team, which features some girls with famous last names.
10. The Canadian Junior team now has to adjust to life back in the CHL (and NCAA).
11. Kent Gilchrist tells us that Canadian Jr. A teams want to be compensated when their players are drafted by the NHL.
12. Patrice Bergeron is recovering, slowly but surely.
13. The Bluejackets have recalled Steve Mason on an emergency basis.
14. Chicago Steel forward Andy Miele has left the Steel for Miami-Ohio.
15. The NHL Notebook from faceoff.com.
16. Ed Willes gives us his Monday Morning Musings, with a scathing look at the aforementioned Markus Naslund.
17. Canada's Under-22 Women's team has captured the European Air Canada Cup.
18. Jason Kay says that Fenway should get the next outdoor NHL game.
19. The Penguins have recalled Ryan Lannon and Ryan Stone from Wilkes-Barre.If Sidney keeps up this modelling work, they may need to recall more guys.
20. The Hot or Not list from the CHL.
21. A round-up of Monday night's WHL action.
22. Ken Campbell thinks the Broad Street Bullies have officially returned.
23. A look at US Women's College Hockey.
24. The Power Rankings from Canadian Jr. A hockey.
25. A look at the goings on of CIS Hockey in Canada.

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