Kuba out 5-6 weeks … Little-Peverley switching positions … Weber-Suter split up? Hodgson back Wednesday?

  • Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Through 2 days of training camp, the top 3 lines have consisted of Anze Kopitar-Ryan Smyth-Dustin Brown; Jarret Stoll-Scott Parse-Justin Williams; and Michal Handzus-Alexei Ponikarovsky-Wayne Simmonds. Coach Terry Murray envisions a “gritty, heavy” fourth line.
  • Josh Copper of the Tennessean: Nashville Predators coach, Barry Trotz, is thinking of breaking up the defensive pair of Shea Weber and Ryan Suter.
  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Mark Dekanich heads into camp as the leading candidate to the be the backup for Pekka Rinne over Chet Pickard. GM David Poile has hinted that he may look outside for a backup goalie. Ryan Suter and Steve Sullivan were named as alternate captains.
  • Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Province: Cody Hodgson could rejoin the full team Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Saturday and Sunday he was skating at the 2nd rink with “slightly injured players and fringe prospects”. Alex Burrows is still recovering from shoulder surgery, he’s skating but not taking contact. Mikael Samuelsson is expected to move up from the 2nd line to take Burrows spot until he comes back. A time frame for Burrows return¬† may be known later this week after strength tests.
  • Jesse Spector of the NY Daily News: The New York Rangers continue to build around their young core, and with many young guys looking good in camp, some veterans may find themselves on the outside. Derek Stepan has been centering Marian Gaborik and Alexander Frolov.

4 Comments

  1. Johnny D

    September 20, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Tough break for Kuba and Sens, no pun intended.

    I’m looking forward to see the Kings play this year. Could be the year they hit the next level

  2. Jeff

    September 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    If Burrows and Sammy arent on the top line, then who is?

  3. Mark Easson

    September 20, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Samuelsson to move up from the 2nd line

  4. Mark Easson

    September 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    D Sedin – H Sedin – M Samuelsson
    M Raymond – R Kesler – J Hansen ?