Thursday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Marian Hossa booed heavily in return to Detroit, Blues do something they have never done and the Oilers need Shawn Horcoff to return to old form

This morning in the Western Conference, Blue Jackets continue to slide, Red Wings get good news on injury front, the Flames need goals, Ryan Kesler receives praise from his head coach, a bunch of Kings are slated to return from injury, Martin Hanzal is an all-around player and much more after the jump.

Posted by Richard Pollock in NHL Morning Papers,Western Conference Papers on December 24, 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 (Western Conference): Interesting comments from Blue Jackets prospect John Moore, Miikka Kiprusoff is done talking about the Olympics and Anze Kopitar excited to see Ryan Smyth back on the ice

This morning in the Western Conference, underrated line doing the job in Nashville, Andy Murray comments on David Backes and his slow starts, the Oilers are really that bad, Matt Niskanen is healthy scratch and much more after the jump.

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