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THN.com Blog: Risky maneuver

by Sam McCaig - October 29, 2007 6:08 PM EDT

It's never a good idea to turn your back on the enemy.
Third time’s a harm For the third time in the young 2007-08 season, a Philadelphia Flyers player has been suspended for a questionable hit.


THN.com Blog: Front and center

by Sam McCaig - October 23, 2007 3:48 PM EDT

Sam McCaig looks at Nash's hot start... the Sens top line... Sid vs. Ovie... the 2005 rookie class... and more.
Nash to the Net Don't look now, but Columbus winger Rick Nash is quietly off to a good start with five goals and nine points in seven games.


THN.com Blog: Wild about defense

by Sam McCaig - October 16, 2007 12:16 AM EDT

Sam McCaig explains why Minny's the real Big D... the Sens start is surprising... Nik's not so bad... and McCabe's making too much.
From zero to 4.60 Toronto, Los Angeles and Atlanta have each given up more goals per game than the Minnesota Wild has surrendered all season.


THN.com Blog: Out with a whimper

by Sam McCaig - October 9, 2007 12:35 AM EDT

Sam McCaig says goodbye to Patrik Stefan... discusses Statsny's fast start... and looks ahead to the '08 RFA market.
Shhhh! Did you hear that? It was Patrik Stefan's career ending with a whimper after the bang of being drafted first overall in 1999. Stefan, the first-ever draft pick in Atlanta Thrashers history, had signed on with Bern in the Swiss League this season, but apparently had a change of heart and announced his retirement Sunday.


THN.com Blog: Lead by example

by Sam McCaig - October 2, 2007 12:02 AM EDT

Sam McCaig says Smith is a good choice in Philly... goodbye to two hockey men... and if Price won't play, send him down.
Flying ‘C' No one can question whether Jason Smith is captain material. He is. Smith is a hard-rock defenseman who does all of the things that don't appear on the scoresheet and he's a team-first type that coaches love.


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