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1. Scott Burnside profiles Bruce Boudreau and the Capitals as they drive for a playoff spot.
2. David Amber interviews Alexander Ovechkin.
3. John Ferguson Jr. has joined Team Canada as a scout.
4. Defying all possible logic, Darren Dreger thinks the Oilers might be buyers at the deadline.
5. Dreger follows up with his list of 10 Players likely to move at the deadline.
6. Jim Kelley says the Oilers need to try harder. Why isn’t this guy coaching in the NHL?
7. Mike Toth calls for a federal inquiry into the skyrocketing cost of ice-time in Canada.
8. Puck That Hit gives us their list of the 10 Best Names in Hockey.
9. Tony Esposito has been named a Blackhawks ambassador.
10. Princeton Tigers forward Landis Stankievech is a Rhodes Scholar. I assume that means he spends his summers at Damien Rhodes’ goaltending school?
11. Winkler, Manitoba will play host to this year’s Hockey Day in Canada.
12. Crashing the Net looks at USA Hockey’s NDTP.
13. Marc Savard hopes to join the Canadian Tour when his hockey career is over.
14. Mike Zigomanis is making the most of his demotion to San Antonio.
15. The Kelowna Rockets are considering adding forward Brock Trotter to their roster after Trotter was dismissed from Denver University.
16. Tom Glavine is still involved with hockey in the Atlanta area.
17. Russian hockey greats Slava Fetisov and Vlad Tretiak put their endorsement behind the new Continental Hockey League. In Soviet Russia, league endorses you.
18. Brian Costello looks at the mathematics involved in winning the draft lottery.
19. The Toronto Star tells us that the NHL salary cap is set to rise again next year, to the tune of about $3 million dollars, meaning that the Leafs can sign another 30 yr old plus defenseman to a 5 year deal.
20. Joe Juneau is coaching hockey in Nunavik. Also note that he holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from RPI.
21. Is Daryl Katz Batman?
22. San Jose acquired defenseman JD Forrest (who?) from the Carolina Hurricanes today.
23. The latest Hockey News installment on the Roseau Rams.
24. Former USHL’er Teddy Purcell is tearing up the AHL.
25. Parts One and Two of Mark Seidel’s draft preview.