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WHL

Is Georges Laraque an empathetic figure during the apparent unraveling of that group whose initials are contained in the word chalupa? Claiming the CHL is blocking players from being eligible for the NCAA probably doesn't elicit much sympathy. (Coming Down The Pipe!, Taking Note, Globe & Mail, CBC Sports)

May we get a symphony orchestra to play for for Derek Clarke and Glenn Gumbley? Tell the string quartet to bring their smallest violins. (Toronto Star)

Regina Pats grad Brandon Davidson, now playing for the Edmonton Oilers' top farm team, is undergoing treatment for testicular cancer. Says Oilers GM Steve Tambellini: "Brandon's got an incredible attitude, and the good thing is they caught it early." (Edmonton Journal)

What, there were actual CHL games going on during all this? Apparently, the Kamloops Blazers' franchise-record 14-game win streak is over. (Kamloops Daily News, Regan's Rant)

The David Musil trade means the Edmonton Oil Kings have three sons of former NHLers on their blueline. (Edmonton Journal, Edmonton Sun)

There is no timeline yet for when the Spokane Chiefs will have injured team scoring leader Mitch Holmberg back. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Nineteen-year-old forward Jacob Doty has developed a healthy scoring touch for the surging Medicine Hat Tigers. (Medicine Hat News)

The Everett Silvertips have a skeletal roster as they embark on a stretch of four games inf five nights. (Everett Herald)

The Victoria Royals are content with still carrying three goaltenders this far into the season. (Victoria Times-Colonist)

OHL

Is the Brampton Battalion possibly also making eyes at a move to Hamilton's Copps Coliseum? (Brampton Guardian)

After a third successive loss, things are not pleasant in London Knights land. (London Free Press)

Detroit Red Wings second-rounder Ryan Sproul is on course to return from a broken arm in December. (Sault Star)

The OHL might just have to wait another 12 months to participate in an outdoor game, that's all. Thanks, Gary Bettman. (Detroit News)

Toronto Maple Leafs pick Connor Brown has become a team leader during his second season with the Erie Otters. (Erie Times-News)

The young Kingston Frontenacs are holding down a playoff spot at this writing, but GM Doug Gilmour really has his eye on contending in the next two seasons. (Toronto Star)

Faith in first-round pick Aaron Haydon, among other younger defenceman, meant the Niagara IceDogs were comfortable with trading overage Brock Beukeboom to Guelph. (St. Catharines Standard)

Getting top-line centre Alan Quine back did not help the Peterborough Petes much on Thursday. (Peterborough Examiner)

QMJHL

Nathan MacKinnon and the Halifax Mooseheads could set a club record for consecutive road wins this weekend. (Metro Halifax)

The resurgent P.E.I. Rocket get a test from powerful Blainville-Boisbriand tonight. (Charlottetown Guardian)

Gatineau Olympiques forward Alex Soumakis could be out for two months with a back injury. (Le Droit)

Just print this headline off and have it framed for irony's sake. (Toronto Star)

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