Yesterday at thn.com:
In Campbell’s Cuts, Ken Campbell writes that Pavel Bure should be the next player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Jay Feaster writes about the little-known people behind the scenes who make roads trips easy to deal with, in his blog.
In his blog, Ryan Kennedy writes about the Remembrance Day ceremony before the Leafs-Habs game Saturday night and how it underscores a generation gap between players of today and yesterday.
Adam Proteau writes about the same old misery that’s haunting Panthers fans in Florida.
The Power Rankings have the Red Wings earning top spot again, while the Leafs start to make some noise.
The Rumor Roundup focuses on goalies. Will the Thrashers move Lehtonen? Will the Devils find a replacement for Brodeur? And will the Canadiens deal Halak?
We pick out the best 10 photos from the past week in hockey in our Photos of the Week.
Patrick Davis, C/W, New Jersey Devils
2008/11/11: The New Jersey Devils have assigned forward Patrick Davis back to the American League’s Lowell Devils. The 21-year-old made his NHL debut this past Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers.
Michael Ryan, C/W, Carolina Hurricanes
2008/11/11: After appearing in two games with the Carolina Hurricanes, forward Michael Ryan has been assigned back to the AHL’s Albany River Rats. Ryan was inked to a two-way contract two weeks ago.
Matt Ellis, LW/C, Buffalo Sabres
2008/11/11: The Buffalo Sabres have assigned forward Matt Ellis to the AHL’s Portland Pirates. In seven games in the NHL this season, Ellis failed to register a point or penalty minute.
Alexander Ovechkin, LW, Washington Capitals
2008/11/10: Struggling Washington sniper Alex Ovechkin scored just his third goal of the season in Monday’s 4-2 win over Tampa. It was the first goal in 10 games for the NHL’s reigning MVP.
Gary Roberts, LW, Tampa Bay Lightning
2008/11/10: Lightning veteran Gary Roberts notched his first two goals of the season in Monday’s 4-2 loss to the Capitals. With no points after his first 12 contests on the year, the gritty forward now has two goals and an assist in his last two games.
Tom Poti, D, Washington Capitals
2008/11/10: Capitals rearguard Tom Poti scored his second goal of the season in Monday’s 4-2 victory over the Lightning. The 31-year-old veteran’s two goals have come in his last two contests.
Olaf Kolzig, G, Tampa Bay Lightning
2008/11/10: Tampa goalie Olaf Kolzig received a big ovation from the fans in Washington as he got the start for the Lightning on Monday night. Unfortunately for the popular former Capital, he wasn’t sharp in the first period, allowing three goals on 12 shots en route to a 4-2 loss. Kolzig has allowed four goals in two of his four starts on the season.
Mike Green, D, Washington Capitals
2008/11/10: Washington defenseman Mike Green potted his fifth goal of the year in Monday’s 4-2 triumph over Tampa. It was his first goal in nine games.
Kyle Brodziak, C/RW, Edmonton Oilers
2008/11/10: Edmonton’s Kyle Brodziak has shaken off a slow start to the season, scoring a goal in Monday’s 3-2 shootout triumph over the New York Rangers. After failing to record a point in his first 11 games of the season, Brodziak has two goals and an assist in his last four outings.
Paul Mara, D, New York Rangers
2008/11/10: Defenseman Paul Mara notched his first goal of the season in the Rangers’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Oilers on Monday. He had just one goal in 61 games during the 2007-08 season.
Erik Cole, RW/LW, Edmonton Oilers
2008/11/10: Oilers forward Erik Cole tallied his third goal of the season in Monday’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Rangers. It was only the second goal for Cole over his last 12 contests.
Chris Drury, C/RW, New York Rangers
2008/11/10: Rangers forward Chris Drury scored a third-period goal in Monday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Oilers. All six of the New York captain’s goals on the season have come in his last seven games.
Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers, G, Edmonton Oilers
2008/11/10: Edmonton goalie Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers allowed two goals during regulation, then slammed the door shut in overtime and in the shootout, as the Oilers emerged with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers. The 24-year-old rookie has won all three of his starts on the season.
Josh Bailey, C, New York Islanders
2008/11/11: The New York Islanders have activated rookie center Josh Bailey off injured reserve. The No. 9 overall selection in the 2008 draft had yet to appear in his first NHL game because of a lower body injury but may suit up on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Viktor Kozlov, RW/C, Washington Capitals
2008/11/11: Washington Capitals winger Viktor Kozlov missed Monday’s 4-2 home win over the Tampa Bay Lightning because of an undisclosed injury. He’s considered day to day. He was replaced by captain Chris Clark, who returned after a one-game absence due to an undisclosed injury.
Paul Martin, D, New Jersey Devils
2008/11/10: An upper body injury has landed Devils defenseman Paul Martin on injured reserve. The veteran rearguard has missed New Jersey’s last four contests.
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