Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Not Much News in Nuck Land

So there is not a whole heck of a lot going on right now, but hopefully that will change soon as the Manitoba Moose are set to open training camp this week. With the NHL lockout most of the content here will be Moose related (Your probably already sick of CBA talk anyway).

So here is the first Moose story:

Moose sign former Flame Josh Green

In case you did not know, the American Hockey League will be experimenting with a new rule restricting the puck handling of goaltenders. The experiment will last for 7 weeks, and then hopefully it will be forgotten. Full Details.

Other rule changes, that I do like, are the tag up offsides and no-touch icing.

The AHL will also be introducing a new shootout format to decide games which are tied after overtime

For those not familiar with AHL (and to educate myself), I will try to come up with a list of AHL rules which differ from the NHL.

I will also try and find the schedule for televised Moose games. Sportsnet should have a few more this season.

Interested in the Swedish Elite League? If you are check out Swehockey.se for live game updates. There are also complete rosters and stats if you surf around a bit.

And finally, Brian Burke has joined TSN's hockey crew. During the lockout TSN will be showing classic games on Wednesday nights, I 'll let you know if/when there are any Canuck games.

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