Due to an exceptionally busy day, I will post a Prospect Pulse tomorrow and stick with the news this afternoon.
–Eric Duhatschek feels that Mikka Kiprusoff is not to blame for the Flames poor play this year.
–Mike Brophy wonders if the Leafs should trade
-The sultry Martine Gaillard examines NHL rivalries.
–Nik Backstrom is making the most of his opportunity with the Wild after paying his dues in Europe.
-The Sharks have locked up Matt “Hot” Carle with a new 4 year deal.
–Kukla with some reasons to be thankful for hockey.
–The Hockey News with the Top 10 Reasons for trading Tuuka Rask.
–Alex Ponikarovsky becomes a Canadian citizen.
-The Hockey News with mini-profiles on some hot prospects.
-The Regina Pats call up some prospects on their western road swing.
–Tortorella is fined $10 large for his comments on league officials.
-The Miami Herald reports trouble in the Panthers dressing room.
-An update on former Red Wing Jiri Fischer.
–The Thrashers have enjoyed a revival under Don Waddell.
–Kevin Lowe admits the Oilers are rebuilding.
–NHL Power Rankings from Sports Illustrated.
–NCAA Power Rankings from INCH.
–Stan Fischler wonders if the Devils are on the verge of making a deal.
–The Score looks at the decline in the number of Russians in the NHL.
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