Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Mike Babcock should be in coach of year conversation, Joe Nieuwendyk learning on the job and how serious is Nikolai Khabibulin’s injury?

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers,Western Conference Papers on December 16, 2009 — 1 Comment

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  • Joe Nieuwendyk is in his first year as GM of the Stars and the future Hall of Famer reminds his former teammate Mike Modano of Bob Gainey.
  • The Kings must be good–they are actually at the top of the Conference after last night’s win over Edmonton–because the Los Angeles Times has Helene Elliot on the road.
  • David Shoalts of the Globe & Mail reports that the NHL expects to break even on the Coyotes sale.
  • Gary Peterson of the San Jose Mercury News sees some concerning parts of the Sharks’ game coming to the forefront.

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  • rusty

    The Matheson article is interesting, especially suggesting that Potulny will be on the bubble when Pouliot gets back. Potulny is cheap and can score goals. Pouliot isthisclose to being a first round bust, why not move him instead?