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30 players to keep an eye on

From Jeff Marek of CBC:

Prospects camps are well underway, the big squads are warming up and we’re counting down the days until the opening faceoff of the 2008-09 NHL season.

Let’s have a look at the players on each team who has a question mark attached to his name.

Anaheim: Brendan Morrison. After a couple of injury plagued years in Vancouver, Morrison is reunited with his former GM Brian Burke in Anaheim on a one year contract that will pay him $2.75 million. Morrison is expected to fill the second-line centre void and balance out the scoring on the Ducks. Many think he’s on the decline in his career.This season will demonstrate how much quality hockey Morrison has left in him.

Also keep an eye on…Corey Perry. Big contract, big pressure on the Ducks’ first line. Needs to score between 35-40 this year. Perry has the skills to do it.

Read the entire list from Upon Further Review here.

Interesting idea from Marek.  While I am sure you easily select more than two players from each team to keep an eye on, he does a pretty good job of nailing the important pieces for each team.

The Moose head to B.C. today where they will begin four games on the road starting on Friday with the Canucks (of Abbotsford).

Their lineup will be bolstered by the addition of Dominic Toninato who passed through waivers on Wednesday.

The Jets take their act on the road starting with a game tomorrow night in St. Louis against the Blue.

The Moose will be in Abbotsford for a practice on Thursday as they get ready to kick off four away from Manitoba.

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