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Nightly Hockey Hits: The NHL’s top secret flow chart for handing out suspensions, Gretzky takes the high road, Senators attendance drop should raise red flags, HHOF speeches, Where is Martin Havlat?

A K.H.L. town worse off than Detroit; How the Leafs are turning things around; Habs learning to live without Markov; Wild fans are looking for Havlat; Columbus’ Voracek growing into his own. These stories and all four hockey hall of fame induction speeches after the jump.

Here is tonight’s word from around the blogs:

  • Down Goes Brown:  The NHL’s top secret flow chart for handing out suspensions.  The guys at DGB always good for a laugh and this is a pretty nice flow chart.  Colin Campbell better learn to keep his desk locked.
  • Slap Shot:  A K.H.L. town worse off than Detroit.  I’m not sure what is more interesting, the fact that the team has no cash or that a team can have a record of 7-0-5-9 (7 regulation wins, 0 overtime/shootout wins, 5 overtime/shootout losses, and 9 regulation losses) for 26 of a possible 63 points.
  • Globe on Hockey:  Gretzky takes the high road.  And that’s why he’s the Great One.
  • Maple Leafs Hot Stove:  Why the turn around.  Very good assessment of where the Leafs were and how they got to the present point.
  • Out of Left Field:  Senators attendance drop should raise red flags.  Oh boy.  Are the Sens heading to Hamilton?  Do we have another Rough Riders situation?  Joking aside, a pretty good read
  • Lions in Winter:  Learning to live without Markov.  While it is clear that the Habs need him in the lineup, it appears they are managing so far, although as the writer suggests, both Halak and Price would like him back asap.
  • Ranger Ramblings:  Center of attention.  I agree that the Rangers needed to address the first two topics, and the NHL needs to figure out the third.
  • In Lou We Trust:  The Devils betray your trust (and cash) with the worst bobbleheads of all time.  That is pretty lame that they used a generic face.
  • Hockey Wilderness:  Where is Martin Havlat?  I never get tired of seeing hockey players on milk cartons
  • The Hockey News:  Columbus’ Voracek growing into his own.  Now if Columbus could just start making some money, the fans wouldn’t have to worry about the team’s off ice problems.
  • Second City Hockey:  Bolland finally having surgery.  Hawks will be better off for him being back to 100% health in February.
  • All things Avs:  Hejduk doesn’t skate; Tucker back tomorrow. While it’s still early, it still seems unbelievable that the Avs are sitting 2nd overall in the league.
  • Lets Go Sharks:  Overhaul equates to early success.  These Sharks have some serious bite this season.
  • Defending Big D:  An interview with Scott Glennie.  Good interview with the Stars pick and current member of the Brandon Wheat Kings.

In case you missed the speeches at last night’s Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony here they are as well as the Top 10 plays featuring the four.

Top 10 plays by HHOF Inductees:

Lou Lamoriello:

Steve Yzerman:

Brett Hull:

Brian Leetch:

Luc Robitaille: