I am under the weather today, so Prospect Pulse will return tomorrow.
News You Can Use Late in the Day:
-The schedule, lack of physical play and the economy all cited as reasons for poor attendance at the Joe Louis Arena.
–Wild goalie Josh Harding not worried about when he will start.
-All 59 NCAA Division I college hockey teams ranked.
–Blues defender Erik Johnson is out with a broken foot.
-The Canucks have demoted Alex Edler to Manitoba.
–Eric Duhatschek writes about the importance of chemistry.
–Paul Maurice shuffles the deck chairs on the good ship Maple Leaf.
-The Oilers battle the Wild in a showdown for 1st place in the NW.
–David Shoalts notes that Kid Rock may have been gives a Stanley Cup ring.
–Alex Ponikarovsky injured at Leaf’s practice.
-The NHL Store is set to open in New York. This might be a better fit in Toronto.
–Kyle Beach of the Everett Silvertips is leading the Western League with 47 PIMS.
–Real Paiment sets the record for most games coached in the QMJHL.
-A feature on Steven Stamkos.
-A preview of the CHA, entering its final year.
-Oilers blogger Lowetide with the second part of his review of Oiler drafts, covering 2004 to 2007.
-The San Jose Sharks may try and sign Sandis Ozolinsh.
–Wheat Kings d-man Daryl Boyle turns down the Baby Bruins to return to Brandon.
-The Kitchener Rangers are unbeaten this season.
-The new and improved Todd Bertuzzi is still old and injured.
–Fanhouse sees Paul Statsny as an “under the radar star”.
–Frank Deford of SI thinks the NHL should drop the Olympics.
-Interviews with Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner.
–Marian Hossa is out with a groin strain.
-Ever wanted to know the life story of Glen Metropolit? The Boston Herald made it happen!
–News and Notes from around the NHL. Interesting story near the bottom which notes that no one has seen nor heard from Darren McCarty. If he misses an alimony payment, I am sure his ex-wife will find him.
–Jose Theodore is ready to go. So much for the Avs hot start.
-The Offside blog notes that the Blackhawks have a long ways to go if they want to win back fans.
-The Tennesseean writes that Paul Kariya supplies the Blues with respectability.
–Sam Gagner is working hard to solidify his hold on a roster spot.
-The Manitoba Moose are aiming for a 3rd straight 100 point season.
-The Leafs are a team in disarray.
–Stan Fischler is eagerly anticipating tonight’s Rangers-Islanders game.
–ESPN’s Scott Burnside ranks the NHL’s coaches.
–Wes Goldstein expects growing pains as Sutter teaches the Devils to forget the trap.
–Jonathan Toews will skate tonight against the Sharks.
–ESPN’s John Buccigross with his thoughts on the season. I appreciate him laughing at Oiler-hater Mick McGeough.
–Jackie Friedman writes that Richard Zednik adds zip to the Panthers top line.
-A look at defenseman Richard Petiot in the AHL Notebook.
–Dan Boyle skating again, but can’t participate in all the drills.
–Chuck Kobasew finally getting his chance in Boston.
–Keith Ballard does it all in Phoenix.
-Either Aaron Downey or Matt Ellis will take Johan Franzen‘s spot in Detroit’s lineup.
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