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Afternoon Delight

Afternoon Delight: you’ve been hit by – a smooth criminal

  • U.S. Olympic hockey camp invites go out soon.  John Tortorella and Scott Gordon will be assistant coaches to Toronto Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson for the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team, USA Hockey has announced.
  • Eugene Melnyk had a meeting with Dany Heatley at the end of the regular season and according to the owner, the star winger gave no indication that he wanted to be traded.
  • As it turns out, the National Hockey League general managers’ trip to Montreal wasn’t much different than a boys weekend on Crescent St.
  • Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has made his way to Sweden in an effort to keep discussions with Henrik and Daniel Sedin alive.
  • Marian Gaborik’s agent, Ron Salcer squashed, once and for all, the strange rumor that his star client had bought a house in Vancouver.
  • So does this technically qualify as Evgeni Malkin‘s day with the Cup?
  • The NCAA is discussing ways to improve the Frozen Four experience for ice hockey players.
  • The Springfield Falcons‘ biggest challenge this October will be finding an antidote for its plague of injuries, call-ups and poor on-ice performance last season.
  • The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that the club has hired Guy Boucher as head coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs.
  • Huntsville Havoc owner Keith Jeffries announced today that Randy Murphy has been hired as the team’s new Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations.