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John Buccigross with his thoughts on last week in the NHL.

-TSN is reporting that Jochen “What the” Hecht has signed a 4-year extension.

-The Ottawa Senators have signed the other Robitaille.

Pierre Lebrun notes that Peter Chiarelli is sticking with his game plan in Boston.

Hamilton Predators still taking deposits for seasons tickets.

Inside College Hockey tracks the debuts of some players who didn’t get the limelight in college.

Al Strachan with a closer look at Paul Kelly.

Eric Duhatschek feels that new NHLPA head will have a tough time getting the two sides together.

-The LA Times reports that the Ducks are looking for some forward depth. I bet Burke is on the phone with Lowe as we speak.

George Gillett battling with the city of Montreal over a tax assessment.

Damien Cox wonders if the Leafs will do the merciful thing and trade Bryan McCabe.

-The Detroit Free Press notes that the Wings and Kris Draper have opened negotiations.

-The Alberta Junior League hopes to build on the recent success of Junior A. I did not know that Mason Raymond was on an unpaid tryout with the Moose.

Fanhouse with NHL Rookie Review #1.

NHL Players back the recent suspensions.

Vinny Lecavalier donates $3 million to a Tampa area children’s hospital.

-A look at Tim Taylor’s long road to recovery.

Mike Keenan and Kristian Huselius are best buds.

Mike Chen thinks that Chicago can make a comeback.

-Detroit and Grand Rapids are on the same philosophical page.

Lindy Ruff wants to coach Team Canada in 2010.

Power Rankings of Hockey Blogs.

Matthew Lombardi’s line can play it any way Keenan likes it.

-This just in, Luke Richardson still alive.

-The Toronto Star looks at health issues, post-hockey.

-Bill Lankoff says Bryan McCabe is doing his best to handle the boos.

-Despite the injuries, there is reason for optimism in Chicago.

-Another installment of the Bowman to Toronto rumor mill.

-A gameday report on the Kings from Battle of California.

Stan Fischler sees Larry Robinson as the man behind the Devils right now.

Bruins are hoping to create a buzz in Boston with their home opener.

-The Panthers have recalled Anthony Stewart.

-A report on Claude Giroux and a look around the CHL.

For Illegal Curve, I’m Kyle Kosior.