Thursday, December 29, 2005

News and Notes from the NHL

Coyotes bring Orszagh back from SEL -- The Phoenix Coyotes have signed former Nashville Predators forward Vladimir Orszagh, Sportsnet has learned.
Orszagh, who has been playing in Sweden since the lockout, still has to clear waivers as a member of the Coyotes, which means another team -- specifically his former club the Predators -- might swoop in an reclaim the right winger. The deal is reportedly worth $625,000. Orszagh played 82 games for Nashville in 2003-04, scoring 16 goals and adding 21 assists.

Roy Gate no. 2?December 29 @ 9:00 AM
With Colorado continuing to have problems between the pipes, could the Avalanche be looking to steal another goalie from the Canadiens?According to the Denver Post, the Avs may be looking into acquiring goalie jose Theodore from Montreal, with Florida's Roberto Luongo apparently off the trade block.For the second consecutive game, a scout from the Canadiens was in attendance Wednesday night.

The Shootout
It is a hit with fans and brings a playoff feel to every game. But how have players and coaches reacted to the shootout? In Part I of our shootout series, Scott Burnside finds that planning for shootouts is an imperfect science for a coach. Story

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