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• Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood ... what a card. After hearing Matt Millen was fired by the Detroit Lions today, he said he'd consider taking over as general manager; adding the job to a wish list that includes spokesmodel for Bowflex. "I've got so much I want to accomplish before I'm 40." [Freep]
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• Alexei Kovalev will sit out tonight's exhibition game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Red Wings with what's been called a "light groin injury." For the Habs' sake, it better never become "wonky." For the record, he was penciled in to play with Robert Lang and Guillaume Latendresse. [TSN]
• Another interview with Jeremy Roenick that gets into the NHL 94/"Make Gretzky's head bleed!"/"Swingers" thing. One terrific moment, however, comes when Roenick is asked if the fighting in NHL 09 is realistic. "I fought Dion (Phaneuf) three times and I came out three for three. I don't know how realistic that is ..." [Das Gamer]
• Speaking of NHL 09, solid review of the game from Loser Chris. We should have our review of 2K9 for the Wii next week. [Taking One for the Team]
• We were asked about a trade involving Mathieu Schneider and Bobby Ryan from the Anaheim Ducks during today's rumors chat. Now we now why, as Bob McKenzie floated the notion today. He also wonders if Matty will end up getting Malakhov'd. [TSN]
• When's the last time the Atlanta Thrashers had a day this good? Erik Christensen's shoulder MRI turned up negative. Young gun defenseman Tobias Enstrom signed a four-year extension with the team to avoid RFA status next summer. And Eric Perrin could be the solution for the top line with Ilya Kovalchuk and Jason Williams! OK, it can't all be good. [AJC]
• David Lee found an interesting change to the NHL's icing rules for this season. [Red and Black Hockey]