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January 17, 2011

January 17, 2011

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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Manny Being Manny

It didn’t take Canucks coach Alain Vigneault long to figure out how serious free agent addition Manny Malhotra was about becoming part of the leadership dynamic. “The first time I saw Manny myself was when the players were skating on their own prior to training camp and he was running the drills,” Vigneault said before adding, “as a matter of fact I picked up a couple good drills.” Malhotra’s August arrival was more about getting then-pregnant wife Joann Nash – the sister of NBA star Steve – and their young son settled in their new home for the next three seasons. But it also gave Malhotra an early chance to meet his new teammates as they arrived before training camp. “I got to know guys on a much more personal level as…

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Blast from the Past from The Hockey Hall of Fame

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But Did He Spellcheck?

When Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto was a healthy scratch in December for a game against the Senators, it gave him the chance to get acquainted with the life of an average 20-year-old just before the holiday season. Coach John Tortorella assigned the slumping sophomore an essay to be written from the press box evaluating the team’s paltry power play. Seems Professor Tortorella gave Del Zotto a pass. He was back in the lineup the following game, a 3-1 loss to Columbus. The Rangers lone goal came with the man advantage. Nord of 49° ‘Nordiques Nation’ filled 22 buses and invaded an Islanders game to support an NHL return to Quebec. The Nords left for Denver in 1995; the stats suggest things might be better a second time around. 1995 vs. 2011 $0.73 $0.99 CDN DOLLAR VALUE 671,889 717,600 QUEBEC CITY…

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Buks AND Pucks

BARGAINS JEFF HALPERN MTL 6G, 10A – $600K $37,500/POINT BRENDAN MORRISON CGY 4G, 13A – $725K $42,647/POINT CLARKE MACARTHUR TOR 9G, 13A – $1.1M $50,000/POINT ALEX TANGUAY CGY 8G, 15A – $1.7M $73,913/POINT ANTERO NIITTYMAKI SJ 9-3-3, 2.43, .910 – $2.0M $222,222/WIN HONORABLE MENTION JORDAN LEOPOLD BUF 7G, 10A - $3.0M $176,470/POINT LEMONS SHAONE MORRISON BUF 0G, 2A – $2.075M $1,037,500/POINT DEREK BOOGAARD NYR 1G, 1A – $1.625M $812,500/POINT ALEXEI PONIKAROVSKY LA 2G, 2A – $3.2M $800,000/POINT ZBYNEK MICHALEK PIT 0G, 5A – $4.0M $800,000/POINT ILYA KOVALCHUK NJ 5G, 9A – $6.6M $476,190/POINT DISHONORABLE MENTION BRETT LEBDA TOR 14GP, 0PTS, MINUS-11 $1.45M $131,818/MINUS…