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Afternoon Delight

Late Afternoon Delight

  • Brendan Morrison may be suiting up for the Ducks for the first time tomorrow night.  Morrison has been slow to return from a knee injury and I’m sure the Ducks are anxious to see how he looks.
  • The Sabres will be without Paul Gaustad for the next 3-4 weeks with a thumb injury.  Gaustad plays on the team’s third line and his size, physical style and versatility will certainly be missed.
  • The Oilers added some muscle on Tuesday by claiming Steve MacIntyre off waivers from the Panthers.  Considering the team went hard after Georges Laraque, it isn’t much of a surprise that they’ve added another tough guy leading into the season.
  • Jeff O’Neill’s comeback as a Hurricane is overTaking into account the Justin Williams injury and the roster opening as a result, O’Neill must have really struggled during camp.
  • Nikolai Khabibulin was not claimed on waivers.  No surprise, he makes far too much money.
  • Mike York has been placed on waivers by Columbus.  They just have too many forwards that are better than York.
  • Is Ryane Clowe already off the top line? Coaches change their lines in the pre-season about every twenty four seconds…
  • Lightning forward Michel Ouellet cleared waivers today. Moderately surprising considering his low salary ($1.3 million) and the fact that he scored 17 goals in 64 games last season.
  • Roberto Luongo is the new captain in Vancouver. I like this move by the Canucks as this is clearly Luongo’s team.
  • Kevin Allen of USA Today says the Penguins are far more capable of dealing with important injuries than they were just a few seasons ago.  I agree that the team has more depth than before, but I think people are understating the importance of this injury.  Gonchar is a tremendous offensive player and will be missed sorely on a Pittsburgh team that is looking to return to the finals.
  • Looking for something funny?  Puck Daddy provides readers with a behind the scenes video of some of the Kings on The Price is Right. Funny stuff.