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Nightly Hockey Hits: Tretiak named Russian Olympic GM, Avalanche are rolling, situation adjusted save percentage, long road back or end of journey as Chelios joins AHL’s Wolves.

Cheecho moves up to top line; Habs looking for better results during homestand; Kovalchuk continues to fly; Giveaways and takeaways; Tretiak named Russian Olympic GM. These stories and more after the jump.

Some news and notes covering the latest hockey news from across the blogs:

  • SenSay:  Cheech makes his move.  With top line minutes, should be interesting to see how he responds.
  • All Habs:  Quick look at the Habs new monument.  That’s a lot of history.
  • The Hockey News:  The homestand is about to begin.  Let’s hope it goes better than the Western roadtrip.
  • Maple Leafs Hot Stove:  Keeping tabs on the kids.  Wrap up of the mini Leafs.
  • Thrashers:  No slow start for Kovalchuk.  As he goes, so do the Thrashers.
  • Japers’ Rink:  Some numbers behind the numbers.  That top line has to start backchecking.
    Ovechkin and Semin
  • Working the Corners:  Heatley named #1 star and thoughts from his father.  His dad drops some cliche lines but the Heatley move is really looking good for the Sharks.
  • Hockey or Die:  The Edmonton Oilers and their vaunted defensive depth.  Harsh critique of the Oilers lack of depth.  Warrented?
  • Nucks Misconduct:  All hail Henrik.  With twin brother Daniel out, Henrik is going to have to play for both of themGood news that he thinks he might be out only 3 weeks, instead of the 4-6 previously reported.
  • Mile High Hockey:  5 games in.  Looking at the positive and negatives for the Avs.
  • Brodeur is a Fraud:  Situation adjusted save percentage.  Once again, very good analysis.  In breaking down the numbers, this blog always does an excellent job.
  • Behind the Net:  Giveaways and takeaways.  I find it interesting how different arenas completely differ in what they define as a giveaway or takeaway
  • Puck Daddy:  Chelios in the AHL; Long road back or end of journey?  I still thought he had some life left in his legs from the games I saw at the Joe last season.
  • Hockey Analysis:  The best team, a little money can buy.  Pretty good team considering its close to the salary floor.
  • NHL Fanhouse:  Early season reactions.  Good back and forth between Chris Botta and Kevin Schultz as they discuss some of the stories.
  • Greatest Hockey Legends:  Tretiak named Russian Olympic GM.  Bet he could still handle the duties between the pipes.
  • From the Rink:  The reality of a return to Quebec City.  Has enough changed to allow for this or is this just a pipe dream?

Another great video from Bloge Salming: