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From Kelowna.com: Canada’s Teubert finds elusive comfort zone

REGINA – Colten Teubert would love to be cashing NHL paycheques right now, but he’s quick to point out that you can’t put a price on gold. When the 19-year-old defenceman failed to crack the lineup of the Los Angeles Kings this fall, he didn’t pout. Teubert diverted all his energy to the consolation prize…

From William Houston: The truth about hitting in the NHL

From my new favorite hockey blog, which I just discovered three minutes ago: Rogers Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean made a revealing point on Hockey Central this week, one that is never raised by other TV hockey analysts, probably because they just didn’t know. Amid all the hand-wringing concern about a crackdown on cheap shots — full…

That Was One of the Best Losses I Have Ever Seen

And here’s why: 1) I watched the TSN feed. Those guys were effusive in their praise of the Kings in general and of Doughty specifically. There was a great moment when the play-by-play guy said, “Doughty [does something with the puck, I forget what], Nystrom tracks him.” And the color guy muttered, “good luck!” 2)…

Jones, Teubert, Kozun and Schenn make Canada WJC roster

Canada has finalized its 22-man roster for the upcoming world junior hockey championship. Team Canada 2010 roster Player Age Ht. Wt. 2009-10 team GOALTENDERS Jake Allen 19 6’1 180 Montreal (QMJHL) Martin Jones 19 6’4 193 Calgary (WHL) DEFENCE Jared Cowan 18 6’5 220 Spokane (WHL) Calvin de Haan 18 6’0 184 Oshawa (OHL) Ryan…

sctimes.com Garrett Roe’s Vow of Silence

Down by three goals at one point in the second period, then trailing by two in the third, Garrett Roe played perhaps the central role in engineering Friday night’s 4-4 tie against Colorado College. We’d love to pass on his thoughts about how the Huskies did it, how he snapped a five-game goalless streak and assisted…

Thursday’s Standings in Points Blown

Two points “awarded” for every loss, one point for every OTL/SOL. Lowest point total is best. In parentheses are the official (ESPN) rankings. Chicago 17 (2) Calgary 19 (3) San Jose 20 (1) Los Angeles 23 (4) Phoenix 24 (6) Nashville 24 (7) Dallas 25 (8) Colorado 26 (5) Detroit 27 (9) St. Louis 27…

Islanders defenceman Witt hit by car; will still play tonight

New York Islanders defenceman Brendan Witt was hit by a car in Philadelphia on Tuesday, according to Newsday. But Witt reportedly picked himself up off the road and, after a few profanities, assured everyone he was all right before continuing on his way, prompting one witness to say, “it was like seeing Clint Eastwood, but…