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Tuesday Morning NHL Papers (Western Conference): Battle of Southern California, Heatley trade called “no-brainer” and ownership issues in Nashville

This morning in the Western Conference, Patrick Kane has new linemates, Rusty Klesla out for a while, it may be panic time in Edmonton, Martin Havlat wants to return tomorrow, last night may have been Mike Modano’s last game at the Joe and much more after the jump.

Central Division

Northwest Division

  • The Flames got an A from Steve MacFarlane for their performance yesterday in Nashville.  The Flames have been just that good on the road this season.
  • You have heard this before; Craig Anderson led the Avalanche to victory yesterday at Tampa Bay.  If you didn’t know, Adam Foote is one tough cookie.  It is hard not to root for Peter Budaj, but he has had a difficult season for a variety of reasons, explains Adrian Dater.
  • There is no word on Nikolai Khabibulin’s return to the lineup in Edmonton, but Ryan Stone is ready to return.  Is it too early to panic in Edmonton?
  • Antti Miettinen will return to the Wild lineup after contracting H1N1.  Martin Havlat will try to play tomorrow night for the Wild if he can.
  • Christian Ehrhoff’s time with the Canucks has been a complete success thus far.  The Canucks need to copy their division-rival Flames and start playing better on the road.

Pacific Division

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