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Extractions: DarrellBlair@coloradoan.com Karlis Skrastins was traded this offseason to the Colorado Avalanche from the Nashville Predators, where he played all or part of five seasons. A yeoman on defense with the Predators, Skrastins played the past three seasons without missing a game. He did the same his first season in an Avalanche uniform and has been a big reason why the Avs defense played so solidly this season. In his first NHL postseason appearance against the Dallas Stars, Skrastins hasn't fallen into the background on a team loaded with stars such as Rob Blake, Adam Foote, Peter Forsberg and the like. Skrastins is averaging more than 25 minutes a game, has two assists and finished the best-of-7 Western Conference quarterfinals at plus-3. In Game 1 of the series, he led all players in ice time with 25:48.
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Extractions: jonathane writes "As almost any hockey fan knows that this past weekend was the annual NHL draft. Now that the draft is over, the pundits will begin to assign grades to the various teams on how well they did in restocking their franchise with new talent. All the while, none of these players has played one second in the NHL. So let us do that, here are the grades from the 1998 draft. (Note that this grading system only counts players that were drafted and counts as to where the players ended up at the end of the 2001/2002 season. Drafted players may have been traded for other players or future picks, however this grading only deals with the players drafted in 1998.)
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Extractions: (114 reads) Current status: Offense: Here's one of the question marks of the team, and in hockey, there's only offense, defense, and goaltending, so if you have more than one supposed "question mark," that really spells trouble. Legwand should lead the way in goals and assists, which shouldn't be a surprise, and to use something I'll overuse, if he's HEALTHY he'll do wonders for this team. This team needs over 50 points from at least 3 other players besides Legwand, look for Adam Hall and Scott Hartnell to step up along with Scott Walker and Greg Johnson. Arkhipov looks as though he's poised to prove that a few years ago it wasn't a fluke when he had 20 goals, and I can't wait to see if he can. There are 3 quality lines with this team, with major health and consistency issues. As I'm sure you can predict my next line, "watch for improved scoring, if they REMAIN HEALTHY." Out on the Blueline: Net Protectors: Here's the most solid point of the team. If Nashville gets anywhere this season, Tomas Vokoun deserves heavy consideration for the Hart Trophy and Vezina and whatever other hardware they have for goalies. Vokoun proved a lot to a lot of people last year by just showing how good he is,especially by playing on the team he's on. There's nothing much to say about him, except he's solidified himself as a top flight starter in this league, and if you argue with that, then you just don't watch hockey. But...he could end up having trouble with all of the lack of experience on the defensive side, and to that I say, let's see what happens. This guy stops as many shots as anyone. Now he'll have Jan Lasak backing him up it looks like. Lasak has shown in camp that he can make the step up to number 2 on the team. If there's something Nashville it's solid in, it's goaltending.
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Extractions: AS THE NHL SEASON ENTERED ITS HOME STRETCH, THE Vancouver Canucks were solidly leading their division and fighting for the best record in the whole Western Conference. You would think that this type of success would lead to a harmonious state around the teamespecially when that team is the home to what most hockey experts agree is the best line in the NHL. Yet somehow recent headlines about the Canucks weren't focussing on the continued exquisite play of Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi, and Brendan Morrison. Instead, the talk around the city was filled with controversy. Would Naslund return to his native Sweden when his contract expires? Why wasn't Morrison picked for the All-Star team, and why wasn't he even on the ballot? How could Bertuzzi let his temper get the best of him?
Extractions: THE WEEKLY TIRADE By Scotty Kowall The NHL season has begun and this year brings more than the usual soap opera storylines. Where to start? How about in the Western Conference? The Detroit Red Wings made Cujo their sacrificial lamb after getting knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. He didn't play as well as Jean-Sebastien Giguere but except for maybe Marty Brodeur, who did? Bringing in Dominik Hasek may sooth the fan's wrath but it won't help them score goals. Their new and improved defense looks solid but losing Fedorov to the Mighty Ducks will hurt. Ray Whitney will score some goals but the challenge will be keeping his plus minus respectable. The Red Wings won't dominate the league but they will definitely not fall again in the first round of the playoffs, unless they face another hot goaltender.... Sergei Fedorov and Vaclav Prospal move to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks while Paul Kariya moves to the Avalanche. There is no reason the Ducks won't compete for a top playoff spot, at least that is what I thought until their top defenseman Keith Carney broke his foot. Giguere is as good a goalie as there is but unless the Ducks keep the shots against to a minimum they will have a difficult time repeating. Fedorov is a better two-way player than Kariya and I am inclined to believe that the loss of Steve Thomas who wanted to remain with his family out East will hurt the team more than the loss of Kariya. If Fedorov proves his worth he will keep this team competitive and he should...
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Extractions: UKRAINIAN PRO HOCKEY UPDATE by Ihor Stelmach INTRO TO NEW SEASON There continues to be no shortage of Ukrainian representation in the ranks of the world's highest echelon of professional hockey. No less than 62 pro players of some Ukrainian background were listed on training camp rosters submitted by the 30 clubs of the National Hockey League. Training camp rosters include only players signed to NHL level or minor league contracts; they do not include many dozens more skaters of Ukrainian descent toiling away in the professional minor league ranks. The list of 61 included a player who has actually been retired for several years - goaltender Kelly Hrudey is still carried on the Calgary Flames' roster in case he desires to "unretire." Excluding the aforementioned Hrudey, the defense position is most popular among Ukrainian NHLers with 25 of the total 60 plying their trade on the blueline. Thirteen left-wingers, nine centermen and only five right-wingers fill out the forwards. Nine gutsy guys don the heavy equipment and attempt to stop speeding pucks in front of the nets. Examining the 30 NHL team lists, from a Ukrainian perspective, the "shame on you" awards for zero Ukrainians go to six clubs: Boston, Chicago, the New York Islanders, Minnesota, Nashville and Phoenix. That's right, no Bruins, Blackhawks, Isles, Wild, Predators or Coyotes for us Ukrainians to root for in the 2001-2002 season, barring minor league call-ups or trades.
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Extractions: Denton, Texas Customize Make This Your Home Page E-mail Newsletters MySpecialsDirect ... What's New Arnott's hat trick powers Stars past Colorado, 5-1 Dallas beats Avalanche for first time this season in fight-plagued game 05:32 AM CST on Saturday, February 21, 2004 By RICHARD DURRETT / The Dallas Morning News The Stars showed Friday night why they could be dangerous if they make the playoffs. Against a Colorado team that owned them in their previous three meetings this season, the Stars dominated the final two periods en route to a 5-1 win in front of a sellout crowd of 18,532 at American Airlines Center. Stars/NHL Stars 5, Avalanche 1 Arnott's hat trick powers Stars past Colorado Fraley column: Courson signing may be big gamble Notebook: Tugnutt says he's ready to back up Turco Game summary ... More Stars "At the beginning of the year when everyone started to write this team off, we were pretty clear in saying that in the end they'll be there," Avalanche coach Tony Granato said. The Stars got there Friday by playing intelligent hockey. They picked their aggressive spots offensively, backchecked well enough to create scoring chances in transition, played disciplined hockey and let goalie Marty Turco bail them out when they made defensive mistakes. And once the Avalanche got frustrated and started throwing punches, the Stars responded by showing they could fight as well.
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