Thursday Update

Top 10 NHL Players to watch in 2005-06

Every move, every goal, every mistake will be well-chronicled. When you’re talking about players to watch in the NHL, Sidney Crosby tops the list.

Blues make hefty move, allow Tkachuk to practice

St. Louis Blues forward Keith Tkachuk, who was suspended at the start of training camp after failing his physical, joined the team for practice on Thursday.

Thrashers taking big risk in Kovalchuk talks

This sure is a wacky way to build a Stanley Cup contender.
Rebuild your team from the ground up with grit, veteran scoring, a blue-chip goaltending prospect, and a big defense with lots of offensive upside, and then refuse to sign your best player.
Uh, wait a minute. Actually, it doesn’t seem like the way to build a Cup contender at all.


Primeau raising concern; Forsberg to sit out tonight

Peter Forsberg is out, Derian Hatcher is listed as probable, and Keith Primeau is unlikely to play for the Flyers in tonight’s final home exhibition game, against New Jersey.

Right side proves wrong for Pitkanen

The Joni Experiment at the Flyers’ training camp has ended. Yesterday, coach Ken Hitchcock told 22-year-old defenseman Joni Pitkanen that he was returning to left defense – permanently.

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