Due to an extremely busy weekend, there will be no prospect featured til Monday. Please keep yourself busy reading the news from this afternoon.
News You Can Use on Saturday Afternoon:
–Bruce Garrioch notes that Heatley and Spezza will be split up for tonight’s game in Montreal. Coach Paddock just noted on Sportscentre that they will play together 95% of the time, but they are not inseparable.
–Capitals’ owner Ted Leonsis is a man with many stories to tell.
-Taking Note gives us word that American phenom Luke Moffat has decided to forego the WHL to play for the University of Michigan.
-Potential 2009 1st Overall pick John Tavares continues to tear up the OHL.
–Dallas Drake happy to be in Motown. Love the Drake. Also note Larry Wigge’s mention of the success the Red Wings have had with the 1989 draft class.
–The Hockey News with a look at who will make the playoffs in the East.
–Willy Palov of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald looks at the 10 Best players ever in the QMJHL.
-A Q and A with Panthers’ prospect Michael Frolik.
-The Empty Netters blog with a recap of Penguins news.
–Big Bad Bruins set to return.
-Not all the New York Rangers are in favour of the new Edge jerseys.
-The Score notes that Thrasher’s rookie Bryan Little is getting a long look at Centre. Also note that the Forecaster predicts teenager Peter Mueller will be the Coyotes’ #1 Centre.
–An interview with Dan Wood from the Orange County Register, a very good paper for hockey news in Southern California. Also note the review of the various NHL preview magazines.
-Penguins send Ty Conklin down. Could this be the end for Conks?
–Brian Burke as interviewed by the BBC. A whole new country full of journalists for Burke to hate.
-A little off topic, but a funny story all the same.
-Teams that may surprise in this year’s CHL season.
-The LA Times feels Jonathan Bernier may have played his way into a full time job with the Kings.
–Ryan Kesler thinks he can create chemistry with roommate Mason Raymond.
-Notes from all 6 Canadian teams.
-Dallas Stars’ prospect Matt Nisaken makes the most of his time at camp.
-Are the Stars’ prospects ready to make the leap to the NHL?
–Rob Schremp happy to be out of the spotlight in Edmonton.
-The Florida Panthers look to attract kids and businessmen with a noon start during the week. I am pretty sure I would ditch work for a game. If Florida wants to stick around, they are going to need to be innovative.
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