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Friday, November 28, 2008

Nov 28th - NHL News from Around the League

Brian Burke will be the next president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs. His contract is expected to last until the end of the 2013-14 season and will pay him $3 million a season. A formal announcement from the Leafs should come later today. It will be interesting to see what Burke can do with the Leafs, a team with a ridiculous amount of capital that has been hampered by a history of bad management.

In other Leafs news, Ian White has vowed to take a situation with Ilya Kovalchuk into his own hands. Kovalchuk was not fined or suspended for striking White with a forearm to the face during Wednesday night's game, and that did not sit well with White. The Leafs are also not too happy about Colby Armstrong's concussion-giving hit on Jason Blake. Andre Deveaux has been called up from the AHL to replace Blake.

Former Leaf Wade Belak has been traded from the Florida Panthers to the Nashville Predators for centre Nick Tarnasky. I'm sure somebody cares somewhere.

Coyotes forward Olli Jokinen will miss at least two weeks of action with a shoulder injury.

The Vancouver Canucks are planning a "16 Days of Trevor Linden" event that will culminate with his #16 being retired at GM Place.

And Chris Chellios would welcome fellow senior Claude Lemieux back into the NHL.

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