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September 2, 2008

September 2, 2008

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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FAN SHOOTOUT

thehockeynews.com BRANDON RENAUD FROM WOOD-SLEE, ONT., ASKS What do you do on the power play to open up scoring opportunities? I think the more you move the puck around, the more opportunities you’re going to create for yourself and the team. You don’t want to stay still because that makes you predictable. When you keep the puck moving, you get a lot more opportunities. JENNIFER LOGAN FROM OTTAWA ASKS What is your favorite hockey memory from when you were young? I’d have to say winning the Brick Tournament when I was a novice. The Brick Tournament is a big one in Edmonton and winning that tournament was a huge thrill for me at that age. DAG WIESBROCK FROM OTTAWA ASKS I am a big defenseman touted to go high in the OHL draft. How can…

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NY ISLANDERS

SUMMER GRADE C– There have been very few A’s earned in the past two decades by the Islanders, a franchise that perpetually spends more vacation time attending summer school than Bart Simpson. GM Garth Snow’s mission statement this summer was to get younger and try to build from within. That approach may also be an admission that top free agents avoid Long Island like the plague, although the Isles did ink point man Mark Streit for five years and brought in veteran pivot Doug Weight for one season. The Isles hope these two can boost their putrid power play. In mid-August, Snow replaced fired coach Ted Nolan with Scott Gordon, a fellow ex-goalie with solid bench credentials in the AHL. SCHED GLANCE Few are predicting the Isles to make the playoffs…

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Aces add Burt for leadership

Alaska coach Keith McCambridge knew exactly what he was getting in signing veteran left winger Scott Burt. “The importance of leadership cannot be understated in our business,” Mc-Cambridge said. “With Scott Burt, any potential problems in that area become null and void. He’s a proven winner and a natural-born leader.” Burt, 31, has played pro mostly with the Idaho Steelheads in the ECHL and WCHL, where he was part of two Kelly Cup championships. Last year in Utah, he had career highs of 60 points and 144 penalty minutes as the Grizzlies made the conference final a year after missing the playoffs.…

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