Morning Update

Some Big Name Players to be left behind for Canada

If Wayne Gretzky and the rest of the Hockey Canada brain trust opt to take 12 forwards and eight defensemen, that leaves just one spot open for either Steve Yzerman, Ryan Smyth or Shane Doan, leaving Dany Heatley, Patrick Marleau and Keith Primeau, among other bona fide NHL stars, on the outside.

OLN and the NHL, more than just live games

The partnership between OLN, Comcast and the NHL will redefine the sport for hockey viewers. More action on video on demand (VOD), in HDTV and online will create an experience like never before, including:
• VOD game highlights and library footage of hockey’s greatest moments with full fast-forward, rewind and replay capability;
• HDTV game coverage in a crisper, faster-moving, more exciting game for hockey fans every week;
• Online streaming of two live games per night (subject to local blackout), broadband highlights, commentary, and library footage;
• Round-the-clock coverage on the NHL Network, to be launched in the US in the future; and
• Comcast will have the ability to carry and/or syndicate additional games on Comcast’s regional sports networks where it has the consent of the local team and team’s rights holder.

Bad pub burning Sabres

Former and current Sabres as well as some agents have told The Buffalo News that a group of influential players, over time, has spread word around the league: Don’t play for the Sabres.

Pelletier signs with Florida
Felix Potvin to play in Russia

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