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1. Roy MacGregor writes on the importance of goaltending in the playoffs.
2. AO is about to sign new deals with Ferrari and Verizon.
3. The LA Kings say they are losing more money in the salary cap era. Ahem, you’re doing it wrong then.
4. Bob McKenzie says that despite the ink the goalies are getting, the Canadiens PP is the real problem.
5. James Duthie wants early whistles to be reviewed.
6. Pierre Lebrun wonders why Pennsylvania fans have made the playoffs into a Canada-USA us versus them affair. Barack Obama must have failed to mention the xenophobia in his guns and religion speech.
7. Mike Brophy comments on the Sharks’ inconsistency.
8. Despite the loss, Dave Hodge liked the idea of starting Jaroslav Halak.
9. If the Sharks end up losing to Dallas, will it cost Ron Wilson his job? Scott Burnside comments on the situation here.
10. Georges Laraque is a nice guy.
11. INCH gives us 10 possible Hobey Baker candidates for 2009. As an aside, if you haven’t looked into the trophy’s namesake, do so here.
12. Rory Boylen attributes the Flyers’ success to their willingness to win the physical battles.
13. The individual award winners from the WHL.
14. Memorial Cup history, 1937.
15. A run down of when and where the Stanley Cup was lost or stolen.
16. Teemu Selanne will join the Finns for the World Cup, Joni Pitkanen will not.
17. Brian Gray discusses what it takes to injure a spleen.
18. I suppose this is news in Toronto…Mats Sundin is getting married.
19. A preview of Group B at the World Championships.
20. Team Canada, playing at the Worlds in Canada, will play Canadian hockey.
21. David Staples calls on Team Canada 2010 to adopt the 1972 jerseys.
22. All you ever wanted to know about Paul Holmgren.
23. Another installment on the Roseau Rams.
24. Scott Morrison thinks that the Habs have to go back to Carey Price.
25. An update on some signings in the UK Elite League.