NHL Update

Eklund updates Kovalchuk story

According to a source and some close to Kovalchuk, his deal with the
Russian team contains a clause that he can get out of until oct 5th.

esche_usa.jpegEsche hoping to net Olympic goalie spot

The Flyers’ Robert Esche is no Mike Richter, but he may have the inside track on replacing him as the United States’ top Olympic goalie.
Not since 1994 has a mystery surrounded who would be get the starting job. Richter, of Flourtown, was a given, a true constant for the American team once NHL players starting filling out Olympic rosters in 1998.

NHL 2K6 Ships to Retail

2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. ( Nasdaq: TTWO), announced today that the critically acclaimed NHL 2K6 has begun shipping to major retailers across North America.

No Russians in Turin ‘stupid’

Not allowing Russian hockey players to participate at the 2006 Winter Olympics because their federation hasn’t signed a transfer agreement would be stupid, Rene Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, said Wednesday.

Islanders get DiPietro for one more year
Red Wings re-sign Zetterberg

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