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1. Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster had surgery to repair a broken leg suffered in last night’s game versus San Jose. This is sure to re-open the touch icing debate.
2. Darren Dreger fires the opening salvo in the debate.
3. Mike Toth with his thoughts on a few subjects.
4. Ian Mendes does his best to refute the claim that the Western Conference is stronger.
5. A preview of the CHL playoff series’.
6. Rob Hennigar is the CIS Men’s Hockey Player of the Year.
7. Craig Hartsburg will not be behind the bench when Team Canada takes the ice at next year’s World Juniors.
8. Adam Proteau proposes a term limit for the NHL’s chief disciplinarian.
9. Taking Note provides us with a list of the possible top selections in the upcoming WHL draft.
10. The Hockey News points to the extra tight Northwest division as proof that the schedule works.
11. Is the NHL overlooking the CIS as a potential talent pool?
12. Damien Cox updates the Edmonton-Anaheim feud.
13. Terry Frei checks out the suddenly tight Northwest.
14. Andrew Ference (deservedly) takes a lot of heat for being an NHL environmentalist. Dirty hippy.
15. A look back at the ’83-’84 Tulsa Oilers.
16. No need to worry about John Tavares.
17. The Roseau Rams are back playing shinny.
18. Expect a donnybrook whenever the “Murrays” meet.
19. FauxRumours with an interesting post on teams that might be mailing it in and teams that are fighting til the end.
20. Is Jose Theodore‘s resurgence related to him needing a new contract?
21. The Panthers, and Jacques Martin, are desperate for the playoffs.
22. A look back at the Good Friday brawl between the Habs and Nordiques.
23. A fantasy hockey inspired look at Brooks Laich, Brett McLean and Jaroslav Halak.
24. What David Staples would do if he was King of the Oilers. Please check out the classic response of sportswriter Robin Brownlee when questioned about the blogosphere’s fascination with statistics.
25. Wes Goldstein notes that more than a few coaches are feeling the need to win.

Also, whatever happened to Harry York?