Due to a large number of late day transactions at my place of business, this post is wayyyyy late. The good news is that we will have some exciting new features very shortly. Until then, here are a few late night tidbits.
–Jason Spezza has suffered a groin pull and is day to day.
–Derian Hatcher could miss a month with suspected cartilage damage in his knee.
-NHL.com looks at the emerging talent in the Swedish Elite League.
-Predators owner Craig Leopold has extended the deadline for a local group to purchase the team.
-The excitement is growing in Chicago.
-Bruins goaltender Jordan Sigalet, who suffers from MS, has been recalled from Providence.
–Paul Maurice bag skates the Maple Leafs.
–Saku Koivu forced to defend his lack of French language skills. Montreal fans should thank their lucky stars Esa Tikkanen isn’t their captain. Could he speak any language?
–Pierre Lebrun with a list of best and worsts from the first month of the season.
–Eddie Belfour wins his Swedish Elite League debut.
–Matt Greene is out for 3 months with a broken ankle. The Oilers are about 1 injury away from scouting the Adult Safe Hockey League.
–Scott Morrison says there will be no easy answers in the Rick Tocchet situation.
–Inside College Hockey looks at the early favorites for the Hobey Baker.
-The Score notes that Jannik Hansen is expected to be recalled by the Canucks. Do they really need a soft Dane with few offensive skills that badly?
-Ontario man may have the puck that won the 1972 Summit Series.
-A rash of injuries will test the Oilers depth.
–Adam Proteau with a vain attempt to tie Halloween to Hockey.
-The Clarkson Cup, awarded to the top women’s team in Canada, faces an uncertain future.
–TJ Oshie is the WCHA Player of the Week.
-Solid drafting helps the Wings win in the salary cap era.
–Harvey Rosen with a look at the accomplishments of some Jewish hockey players.
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