Friday, September 11, 2009

In Case You Missed it: Habs News and Blogger Views for Sept. 11


I’ll start off today’s mesh of posts and blogs with some non-Habs bits.

Control of the Coyotes: Hearings concluded this evening for the auction process for control of the Phoenix Coyotes. Now it will be Judge Baum’s decision to award the team to the NHL, PSE or throw both bids out. My money is on the league.

The CBC’s Jeff Marek did a great job of twittering highlights from the courtroom as they unfolded.

Hockeyville approaches: The 2009 edition of CBC’s Kraft Hockeyville is just a few days away. Greatest Hockey Legends has been compiling some great stories on the upcoming festivities in Terrace, BC. Well worth the read.

Theo Fleury launches his comeback: The Calgary Flames have invited reinstated winger Theoren Fleury to their 2009 training camp. The 41-year-old will attempt a comeback, much like Claude Lemieux did last season.

No trade, and no golf today, for Dany Heatley:  A report broke on yesterday (via ESPN) that the Kings, Sharks and Senators had made a three-way deal to get disgruntled forward out of Ottawa. All teams quickly denied it.

The Ottawa Citizen reports that Heatley made his deposit on a condo being built in the Byward Market area of Ottawa.

In the meantime, the Senators made a peculiar move by asking  Heatley to not attend today’s team golf tournament, “in order to direct attention on the efforts of the Sens Foundation”.

Big Shoes to Follow: The Colorado Avalanche named veteran defenceman Adam Foote as their new captain. And no, they didn’t send a jet for him this time.

OK on to the important stuff:

Fore!: was all over Thursday’s team golf tournament, with tons of audio. It also includes the Gillet/Molson news conference.

ScottyHockey gives Four Habs Fans the inside scoop on new Habs blueliner Paul Mara.

Dennis Kane looks at the new Canadiens lineup for 2009-10 with notes on P.K. Subban.

Lions in Winter looks at recent developments and comments in the Canadiens lack of francophone players.

Camp Roster announced: 54 players were invited to the Canadiens’ 2009 Training Camp. Only three players from the rookie camp did not get invited. Robert Lang is not on the list either, so that rumor is put to rest.

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