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Ryan Murray biding time in Everett: Wednesday’s coast-to-coast

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Columbus Blue Jackets No. 2 overall choice Ryan Murray is getting something from skating for the Everett Silvertips during the NHL lockout. (Sportsnet, Everett Herald)

The Kamloops Blazers' have matched the league's longest win streak in three seasons, although it took a third-period comeback and a shootout winner at Everett. (Kamloops Daily News)

The Spokane Chiefs scored eight goals on Tuesday while leading scorer Mitch Holmberg sat out with an upper-body injury. (Spokane Spokesman-Review)

Defending champion Edmonton now has points in nine of 10 games. The post-championship malaise might be lifting. Meantime, draft-year goalie Tristan Jarry is trying to make the most of his limited starts. (Sportsnet)

Prince Albert's German sensation, 17-year-old Leon Draisaitl, had family watching when he sniped the shootout winner on Tuesday. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

Draft watchers are taking note of Swift Current's 6-foot-4 defenceman Dillon Heatherington. (WHL From Above)


None of the tall foreheads in North Bay are saying much about the Brampton Battalion possibly moving north, so are we to conclude something must be up? (North Bay Nugget)

The London Knights are 3-5 on home ice. Change the name of the arena back! (London Free Press)

The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds had just got captain Colin Miller back and now he has a three-game suspension. (Soo Today, Sault Star)

The Oshawa Generals have struggled to score since losing Lucas Lessio to hand surgery. (

As part of a promotion, the CHL is putting 24 of its goaltenders on boxes of cereal. The Jordan Binnington Alpha-Bits have already sold out in Owen Sound. Says Binnington: "I think my stepmom bought eight of them." (Owen Sound Sun Times)


Returning Team Canada forward Jonathan Huberdeau is hopeful of perhaps skating with phenom Nathan MacKinnon during the Subway Super Series. Hope no one mines putting an actual hockey item before anything CHLPA-related. (Sportsnet)

Ex-Halifax Moosehead Josh Desmond, with prodding from the proposed CHLPA, has filed a labour complaint against the team that "could open the door to a crush of similar claims worth potentially millions of dollars in retroactive pay." Don't worry, it's still strictly about about education. (Toronto Star)

The Sherbrooke Phoenix are the first team to join the proposed CHLPA; it's worth pointing out that at least one player admits he didn't understand what he was signing. (Radio-Canada, Globe & Mail, UniversHockey)

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles did receive an application for certification, but captain Simon Darveau doesn't exactly sound gung-ho about it: "When you play junior-major, the team pays for your billets, they pay your gas, school and everything, so I don't know what [the CHLPA] can do more for us. I'm not really taking a position on it, but I think we're pretty lucky to play junior." (Cape Breton Post)

Former London Knights forward Jack Nevins has caught on with the P.E.I. Rocket. (Metro London)

The Gatineau Olympiques are going with Michael Nishi and Eric Brassard in goal after carrying three 'tenders for several weeks. (Le Droit)

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