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On the Beat: Zach Parise almost goes yard at Metrodome, Habs #1 draft choice going back to school, Learn more about Marleau and his No Trade Clause.

Today we learn that Zach Parise can hit a baseball, the NHL & USA Hockey might be blocking Hudler’s move to Russia, Habs #1 choice off to Harvard, more on the Marleau/No Trade Clause, Caps Steckel is 100%, Aaron Ward examines his new/old team & Babchuk has a new agent, the Lightning set a charity game in honour of a slain police officer and some Team Canada news as well.

Word from the Beat Writers:

  • It appears that New Jersey Devils Zach Parise could easily make a good transition to baseball as he almost went deep during Twins batting practice.
  • Dispatch columnist Michael Arace weighs in on current Blue Jackets winger Nikita Filatov and former Blue Jackets center Mike Sillinger.
  • Looks like the Habs #1 draft choice is heading back to school
  • David Staples over at The Cult of Hockey explains that the NHL and USA Hockey are blocking Hudler moving to Moscow Dynamo.
  • Learn more from David Pollak of Working the Corners who explains more about Marleau and his No Trade Clause as well as more about Nabakov.
  • Chip Alexander of The News & Observer with Aaron Ward’s impression of his new/old team.  It appears that Anton Babchuk also got a new agent so perhaps that will help in the negotiations with the Hurricanes.
  • Good news for Capitals fans as David Steckel is back to 100% and is ready to go says Tarik El-Bashir.
  • Damien Cox over at The Spin details the position of the NHL over the Coyotes situation.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning sets rosters for charity game in honor of slain police officer.

Team Canada:

  • Pierre Lebrun of ESPN details the different paths that Mike Green and Stephane Robidas have taken to get to the Olympics but illustrates how both have the same goal.
  • Has Christmas come early for Mike Babcock?  Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated says it has.