Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Eastern Conference): Players eagerly awaiting Team Canada’s Olympic announcement, Jason Chimera likes his new linemates and previewing the Winter Classic

This morning in the Eastern Conference, Rangers hoping Chris Higgins can turn up game, Penguins blow big lead, Drew Stafford responds to benching, Habs have good feeling, Ron Wilson doesn’t like pre-game skates, Tampa finally getting production from Tanguay and Lecavalier and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in Eastern Conference Papers,NHL Morning Papers on December 30, 2009

Thursday Morning NHL Papers (Eastern Conference): Daniel Alfredsson out for “at least a few weeks”, Hartnell/Carter refute ridiculous internet rumor and Zenon Konopka says Lightning not passionate enough

This morning in the Eastern Conference, Paul Martin has injury setback, Rangers looking to add seventh defenseman, Lindy Ruff unhappy with Sabres before the break, Jaroslav Halak is on fire, Cory Stillman’s return date pushed back, James Wright scratched and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in Eastern Conference Papers,NHL Morning Papers on December 24, 2009

Wednesday Morning NHL Papers (Eastern Conference): John Tortorella getting defensive, Flyers hoping players-only meeting pays off and Rick Tocchet’s evolution as a coach

This morning in the Eastern Conference, Evgeni Malkin’s struggles, Chris Neil and Pascal Leclaire return tonight, the quietly effective Tobias Enstrom, Nathan Horton and Stephen Weiss having breakout year and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in Eastern Conference Papers,NHL Morning Papers on December 23, 2009

Tuesday Morning NHL Papers (Eastern Conference): Martin Brodeur is the shutout king, Zdeno Chara wonders why Senators fans boo him and the Panthers take it to Philadelphia

This morning in the Eastern Conference, Rick DiPietro feels better, Marc Savard has a new linemate, Ryan Miller is strong again, Jaroslav Halak stands on his head, the Capitals need to simplify their power play and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in Eastern Conference Papers,NHL Morning Papers on December 22, 2009

Monday Morning NHL Papers (Eastern Conference): Mike Richards faces Florida for first time since David Booth hit, Eric Staal badly wants to be on Team Canada and does Wade Redden have to play well to avoid the AHL?

This morning in the Eastern Conference, documenting the Flyers’ scoring troubles, Lindy Ruff understands the lack of practice time in an Olympic year, Ron Wilson takes notice of Ryan Miller, the Thrashers need to prevent shots and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in Eastern Conference Papers,NHL Morning Papers on December 21, 2009