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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

News You Can Use Late in the Day

1. Damien Cox suggest players like Scott Niedermayer and Ty Conklin should appear on the balloting for the Hart Trophy. I think he has spent too much time in Toronto. The only trophies these guys should get are Best Mid-Season Un-retirement and Best Option Available in Pittsburgh (Which Isn't Saying Much) awards.
2. Danielle Goyette has retired from hockey at the age of 41.
3. Willie O'Ree recalls his NHL debut.
4. Bob McKenzie reports that Marian Hossa will test the UFA waters this year, and expects to be traded.
5. Martine Gaillard (Meow) says that the one good thing about the implosion of the Leafs is that players and management are giving candid interviews.
6. News and Notes from the CHL.
7. The USHL has posted their draft lists for 1992's and 1993's. They have also entered into a sponsorship agreement with JLG Architects.
8. The NHL Hot or Not list from John Kreiser.
9. Inside College Hockey gives us their Hobey Baker tracker. Is it me or does the kid from St. Cloud look like a guy from ABBA?
10. Al Strachan offers advice to Leafs management.
11. Fox Sports profiles the top snubs for the NHL All-Star Game.
12. Jeff Marek with an interesting take on the price of young defensemen.
13. Bobby Orr has been selected to the World Sports Hall of Fame.
14. David Staples examines the "older" free-agent signees from last summer and how they are progressing.
15. Allan Muir of SI answers questions in his weekly mailbag.
16. The Stars have recalled BJ Crombeen and the Canucks have recalled Mason Raymond.
17. Interesting story on Dennis Polonich and his year of pro hockey in Europe.
18. The NHL and the IIHF are meeting in New York to discuss transfer agreements, though Russia is still not expected to sign the agreement. In Soviet Russia, agreement signs you.
19. A Q and A with Gerald Coleman and Trevor Daley.
20. Ryan Dixon details the miracle that was Sergei Samsonov's 3-point game and uses his gleaming wit to tell us NHL'ers should wear masks. If you are over 18 and still wearing a mask in the NHL, you should relinquish your nuts and start watching Sex in the City.
21. Another humourous entry by Jamie McLennan in his blog on playing hockey in Japan.
22. The Hockey News tells us about 10 players they had never heard of before. Thats some mighty fine reporting there, Lou.
23. Ending the worst kept secret since Brad dumped Jen, the Leafs have received permission to talk to Cliff Fletcher.
24. The Score highlights the young players making an impact in the game today. In mentioning Oilers rearguard Ladislav Smid, we can only assume that the Score is a sucker for guys who are consistently -3.
25. To cap off an especially boring news day, a look at the ECAC.

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