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Monday, October 8, 2012

NHL'ers To Stay In Russia, Barch Rant, Best Habs D of All Time And More...

Good Morning Addicts!

First off I would like to wish a happy Thanksgiving to all of our Canadian readers and a happy Columbus day to our supporters south of the border!

And now to hockey...

The continuous departures of NHL stars overseas to play hockey can't be a good sign. While the meetings between the NHL and the NHLPA may be a good sign - considering the two sides didn't speak until mid December during the 2004 lockout - it's hardly optimistic to see so many players head elsewhere to play.

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov gave the NHL and it's fans something else to think about when he talked about how it might be tempting for Russian players to stay in Russia once the lockout eventually comes to an end.

Feeding off of this comment, Bleacher Report put out a list of ten players who may not return to the NHL if the season is cancelled.

Habs And Hockey News

- Jakub Voracek becomes the fourth NHL player to be injured while playing overseas

- Over at AllHabs.net Avi Goldberg breaks down the recent twitter rant of NHL enforcer, Krys Barch

- NHL.com begins it's new segement 5 Questions with Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman

- Kevin Allen of USA Today provides an updated day to day timeline of the NHL lockout

- And Eric Engels asks for help choosing the best Habs defensemen of all time

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

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