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1. Damien Cox with his list of 5 teams that have surprised him this year.
2. Celine Dion Phaneuf has signed a 6 year extension with the Calgary Flames, guaranteeing that they will boast the ugliest man in hockey until 2013.
3. Dany Heatley is expected to return to the Senators lineup on Thursday.
4. Peter Forsberg and his one good ankle reject offers from the Stars, Wings and Flames. Look for him to hop on over to the Senators.
5. Nathan Gerbe is a contender for the Hobey Baker, according to INCH.
6. Bob McKenzie dispels any myths that Marian Hossa is heading for Montreal.
7. Fabian Brunstrom and a couple of Linus’ headline the top Swedish free agents. Good grief.
8. Adam Schwartz breaks down 5 successful trades that brought in role players.
9. The NHL Insider takes a look at Roberto Luongo and Tomas Vokoun.
10. A recap of all things NHL for the week that was.
11. A look around the CHL from Sportsnet.
12. Taking Note gives us a summary of the WHL Board of Governors meetings, which included a suggestion of a salary cap for off-ice employees.
13. says that hockey doesn’t need a “Tiger Woods” type player.
14. Proving that the end may be nigh, Mike Brophy makes sense.
15. Lincoln Stars forward Ryan Kretzer is making the most of his opportunity.
16. Sean Avery and Marek Malik exchange blows (thats what she said) at Rangers practice. Maybe Malik stole some of Avery’s fashion mags.
17. Fanhouse hearts George Parros’ mustache.
18. Check out this series of posts by Kerry Goulet, detailing his trip through Russia.
19. Allan Muir of SI thinks that the late season additions to the Ducks could do more harm than good.
20. John Buccigross asks NFL fans to give the NHL a shot.
21. The new European hockey league is one step closer to fruition.
22. Interesting article about the possibility of hockey returning to Baltimore.
23. Kyle Wellwood’s career is in freefall.
24. Despite trading their captain and starting goalie, the London Knights just keep winning.
25. An exhibit of Maurice Richard items will be making its way to Newfoundland and Labrador.