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Catch Jeff Angus on last night’s Illegal Curve Radio Show.
Canucks have cut Eric Walsky, Dave Scatchard, Ronald Petrovicky and a few others. They still have 38 players, which is extremely high at this point in the game. Still there – Mark Parrish and Cody Hodgson.
Blues cut Barry Tallackson
Big cuts – Ryan Ellis from Nashville. Mikael Backlund and Brett Sutter from Calgary.
Brad May has accepted a tryout with the Red Wings. Oops, I already removed him from my prediction template. Then again, I removed Fleury from it five years ago…
Check out my piece on Puck Daddy.
So far, the big lottery winner in San Jose has been Devin Setoguchi. With half of his ice time this preseason with Heatley and Thornton. The potential here is through the roof. Now I feel dumb for trading him earlier in the summer.
The Devils cut Matt Corrente, Alexander Vasyunov, Patrice Cormier, Nick Palmieri and four others. Still 32 in camp, including Halischuk, Murphy, Zharkov, Bergfors, Pikkarainen.
The Blues cut Yan Stastny.
Dobber Nation radio show tomorrow will have myself, Adam Proteau, Valtteri Filppula and Curtis Glencross (tied for NHL preseason scoring lead).
TSN is saying that the new coach of Phoenix will be Dave Tippett. An excellent coach who is a little on the defensive side, so it should help Bryzgalov. He’s usually good at bringing along one youngster per season, but we haven’t seen him work with a pile of youngsters at once.
Some big, but expected news – Wayne Gretzky has resigned as coach of Phoenix. In the long run, this probably helps the younger Coyotes. Personally, I would like to see the Great One give coaching another go. I’m sure he has learned a lot.
The Rangers have cut Bobby Sanguinetti. Still there – Michael Del Zotto. I was told by a scout in the spring that Del Zotto was ahead of Bobby S in terms of readiness. Guess he was right.
Curtis Glencross, Olli Jokinen and Mike Comrie lead the preseason in scoring. Jokinen was pointless last night, but Glencross had two goals and Comrie one (still playing with O’Sullivan).
With all of his competition dropping like flies, you would think Oskar Osala would take more of advantage. Chris Bourque (head), Eric Fehr and Tomas Fleischmann are injured, and Francois Bouchard was cut, yet Osala still comes up with goose eggs. Maybe if Semin, Knuble and Laich got hurt as well Osala would do something.
Jamie Benn scored Dallas’ only goal last night. He has three goals and four points in four games. Other top