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Nightly Hockey Hits: Top 10 things wrong with the NHL, Wang’s Lighthouse Project gets some political backing, Chelios remains Wings NHLPA represenative from the AHL, Messier behind Rangers’ early success?

Kane fights to stay in NHL; Tyler Myers leaves Sabres fans cautiously optimistic; The Ducks sans defence; Kings develop similar to Columbus; Missing his twin in Vancouver. These stories and more after the jump.

News from the Blogs;

  • Iceman:  How you gonna keep Kane down on the farm?  You can’t.  I think he has shown that he has what it takes to play in the NHL.
  • The Hockey News:  Canadian Prime Minister Harper attends commemorative Habs stamp unveiling.  What he won’t do to get votes in Quebec. (kidding).  The Prime Minister is a very big hockey fan.
  • Maple Leafs Hot Stove:  What ails them and hope.  Have to agree with his assessment, it is still too early to panic, especially given that this isn’t a one year re-build.
  • Fire Wagon Hockey:  The B’s took out Big D and look to be back.  Like the strong play of Thomas.
  • The Willful Caboose:  Cautiously optimistic.  It sure looks like Tyler Myers is going to be bringing excitment to fans in Buffalo for many years.
  • NYI Point Blank:  No skate…Skelos supports…is tonight the night?  Lots doing on Long Island and while I don’t think they will be getting their first win tonight, I do think its good news that the Lighthouse Project is getting some key political support.
  • CBC:  Is Mark Messier behind Rangers’ early success?  While I think a lot has to do with coach Tortorella getting the most out of them, it probably can’t hurt to have someone like Messier around to help out when needed.
  • Snapshots:  Chelios remains the Wings NHLPA rep.  Interesting show of respect from the Wings to keep him in the loop.
  • Behind the Net:  The new Anaheim Ducks without defence.  Another quality post.
  • Lowetide: Quality farm products.  Lots of good players down on the farm.
  • L.A. Kings Insider:  Mirror image?  It is true that they both have developed similar, if only J. Quick could turn into S. Mason.
  • Working the Corners:  Vesce up, Zalewski down — plus the joy of getting to Nassau Coliseum.  Expect the Sharks to continue to roll tonight.
  • Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog:  The numbers and Pat Quinn.  Hard to argue with that.
  • Canucks Hockey Blog:  The missing twin.  Who is going to fill that supporting role?
  • T.O. Sports:  Top 10 things wrong with the NHL.  Number six is a tough one as I loved the Canada Cup but do appreciate the Olympics as well.