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Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds sniffing division lead: Monday coast-to-coast

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Are the Saskatoon Blades, who lost their first two post-trade deadline games, contenders after coach-GM Lorne Molleken's final deadline tinkering? (Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Small Thoughts at Large, The Pipeline Show)

Where did Prince Albert defenceman Josh Morrissey and Medicine Hat sniper Hunter Shinkaruk rank in's latest top 30 for the draft? (Hockey Prospect)

Chris Peters has some impassioned words about another league's "Hockey Is Back" marketing slogan. (United States of Hockey)

Gregg Drinnan's words on the same topic are very succinct. (Taking Note)

In 'not a coincidence' news, the Kelowna Rockets' OT loss to lowly Vancouver came while standout scorer Myles Bell was under suspension. (Regan's Rant, Kelowna Daily Courier)

Discuss: is the "two-thirds pole" a thing? Oh, and Prince Albert keeps winning. (Prince Albert Daily Herald)

The Kamloops Blazers believe goalie Cole Cheveldave has his groove back; that was a saving grace during a goal-starved trip to Prince George. (Kamloops Daily News)


That is the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds who are within four points of the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference after toppling the London Knights on Sunday night. And Phoenix Coyotes-drafted right wing Andrew Fritsch is back from injury. (Sault Star)

The London Knights will get a "mental break," in Scott Harrington's phrasing, after suffering back-to-back losses in regulation to the Soo and Saginaw. (London Free Press)

The goals are starting to come at long last for the Kitchener Rangers, even with defencemen Frank Corrado and Ryan Murphy both off at NHL camps. (Waterloo Record)

Kerby Rychel and Boston Bruins prospect Alex Khokhlachev connecting on pretty goals; the Windsor Spitfires could get used to that. (Windsor Star)

Tony Saxon explains why it never seems to be a good time for the Guelph Storm to load up for a playoff run. Maybe it will be time when NHL draft prospect Jason Dickinson hits his stride. (Guelph Mercury)

Anaheim Ducks pick Joseph Cramarossa offers a chilling vision of things to come for Belleville Bulls' opponents: "We have more confidence with the puck now." (Belleville Intelligencer)

Brock Otten examines which overagers deserve a pro contract. Where is Sarnia's Charlie Sarault? Well, you have to click through to find out. (OHL Prospects)

Is anyone going to want to face the Sudbury Wolves in the first round of the playoffs with Franky Palazzese in goal? (Sudbury Star)


Today's should-read sabre-rattling: Emile Therien, father of former NHLer Chris Therien, calls Hockey Canada a "shill" for the Canadian Hockey League. (National Post)

Patrick Roy managed to wring some positive out of his Quebec Remparts' lost weekend: no points in three games while Mikhail Grigorenko is off with the Buffalo Sabres. (Le Soleil)

The improving Gatineau Olympiques nabbed 6-of-8 possible points from a Maritimes trip. Your truly's trip down east this week for the CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will probably be nowhere near as productive. (Le Droit, Ottawa Citizen)

The Saint John Sea Dogs went down as the first team to be shut out by the Sherbrooke Phoenix. (La Tribune, Station Nation)

Take it from the Rimouski Oceanic, Shawinigan's Marvin Cupper is a great goalie. (Le Soleil)—

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