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March 15, 2010

March 15, 2010

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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Plus/Minus

+THREE-PEAT Canada’s women beat the U.S. to win their third straight Olympic gold, while Finland takes out Sweden for the bronze. – OVIE AND Ovechkin and the high-powered Russians fell well short of where many expected them to finish in Vancouver. + SUPER SELANNE Competing in his fifth Games, ‘Finnish Flash’ Teemu Selanne becomes the all-time leading Olympic scorer. – CAM CAUGHT St. Louis Blues tough guy Cam Janssen assessed a five-game suspension for late hit delivered to Cap Matt Bradley’s head. + TYLER’S TIME Plymouth Whaler center Tyler Seguin is making a second-half push to challenge Spitfire Taylor Hall for No. 1 overall.…

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New kids on the podium

VANCOUVER – GENERALLY SPEAKING, the Canadian women’s hockey program takes the same approach to individualism as most of us do to our in-laws; we’ll tolerate them out of necessity, but that doesn’t mean we have to like it. Sure, you see Hayley Wickenheiser and Kim St-Pierre in a television spot for The Egg Farmers of Canada (yeah, really), but for the most part, playing women’s hockey means both embracing and spewing the triumph of the collective. They would have made really good communists. So it was no surprise that when Marie-Philip Poulin approached a throng of microphones and tape recorders with an Olympic gold medal around her neck, she appeared rather bewildered, looking around at nobody in particular and saying, “So, do I just start talking now?” She might want to start…

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LAST MEN STANDING

EVERYBODY KNOWS MAKING it to the NHL is a tough gig – and that’s true whether you’re a No. 1 overall draft pick or a player who never hears his name called on draft day. Straddling the borders between those two realities is the final player picked in the NHL draft every year; he isn’t a highly her-alded prospect who will pull in endorsement deals and a massive entry contract, but he also isn’t a complete unknown. Impressive, then, that a handful – nine to date – of last-picked draft prospects have pulled a Mary Tyler Moore and made it after all. Gerry Meehan was the first-ever last-overaller in 1963 (granted, there were only 21 selections made that year). Meehan went on to play 670 NHL games, scoring 243 goals and 423…

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DOWN, NOT OUT

Team USA trails for the first time in the Olympics when Jonathan Toews puts Canada up 1-0 in the first period of the gold medal game. Late-game heroics prove, however, the young Americans can handle adversity.…