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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dec 10th - NHL News from Around the League

In one of the greatest promotions I have ever heard, the Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate the Phantoms are organizing the Scott Hartnell Glove and Mitten Toss to collect gloves and mittens for those in need this winter. This promotion is, of course, inspired by Hartnell's attempt to stop Ryan Malone on a breakaway.

In more news from teams Pens fans hate, the Detroit Red Wings received their Stanley Cup rings yesterday. I hope at least one player asked Hossa where his ring was.

Buffalo's Ryan Miller isn't happy with the referees from Monday night's game in Pittsburgh. Miller told reporters that he questioned a referee about a call and was told to "go [BLEEP]" himself. The league is looking into the incident.

Speaking of overblown responses, fire Tampa Bay Lightning coach Barry Melrose criticized the Lightning during an interview with the Fan 590 in Toronto. He metioned that "Steven [Stamkos] is not ready for the NHL" and that he "had guys in Tampa that wanted to run the team and I wouldn't let them." He also hopes that "Tampa Bay doesn't win a game the rest of the year." The Lightning have won once since Melrose was fired, so his wish will not come true. The Lightning have however lost eight games in a row. Perhaps the solutions is to sign more former Penguins. I hear John LeClair isn't doing anything these days.

Two other former Penguins are doing something however. Alexei Kovalev and Robert Lang, reunited in Montreal this season, connected for two goals last night as the Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1. Maybe it's not too late to sign Martin Straka and bring the KLS line back. It wasn't all good news for the Canadiens however, as Mathieu Dandenault broke his arm and Christopher Higgins also suffered an "upper body" injury during the game against the Flames.

In other injury news, Robero Luongo practiced Monday, but it is not known when he will return to the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks seemed fine without him yesterday though, defeating the Nashville Predators 3-1 in a game that saw several questionable hits from Vancouver players. The Predators feel that Canucks were head hunting and hope the league will look into it.

And the Colorado Avalanche crushed the Los Angeles Kings 6-1 last night. Colorado tough guy Cody McLeod had two goals.

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