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The Bulletin Board keeps you abreast of the latest news around the NHL Monday-Friday.

- On Saturday, Vancouver and Florida completed the first big trade of the season.  The Canucks sent Mikael Samuelsson and Marco Sturm to the Panthers for David Booth, Steve Reinprecht and a third-round pick.  Booth, 26, has been a 30-goal scorer but injuries have derailed his career.  If Booth returns to form, he could become a terrific wing for Ryan Kesler on Vancouver’s second line.  Florida is an extremely young team with plenty of cap space, so why the Panthers made this move is puzzling.  Perhaps the team feels that Booth will never be the same, but at just 26-years-old it may have been too early to give up on him.  Both Samuelsson and Sturm have expiring contracts, so perhaps Florida is hoping to make a big run at one of next summer’s free agents, but the Panthers have never been a popular free agent destination.

- Yesterday Phoenix traded Petteri Nokelainen and Garrett Stafford to Montreal for Brock Trotter and a seventh-round pick.

- Washington crushed Detroit 7-1 on Saturday night and is the team to beat in the NHL right now.  The Red Wings had yielded seven goals in their previous five games before the Capitals destroyed them.

- The Columbus Blue Jackets were in line to pick up their first win of the season on Saturday when they led the Ottawa Senators 3-2 with under a minute left in regulation.  But in true Columbus fashion, the Jackets allowed two goals in 31 seconds to blow the game and drop to 0-7-1 on the season.

- Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick picked up his third consecutive shutout on Saturday and hasn’t allowed a goal in his last 188:10 of action.  Quick has given up just five goals in six games this season.

- Check out this save by Phoenix goalie Mike Smith on Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan.

- New Jersey Devils’ center Jacob Josefson suffered a broken clavicle and will miss the next three-to-four months.  The Devils’ recalled Adam Henrique from Albany to replace him.

- Pittsburgh defenseman Zbynek Michalek will miss the next month of action with a broken finger.

- Montreal center Scott Gomez will miss a week with an upper-body injury.

- Joe Thornton played in his 1,000th career game on Friday.

- Nicklas Lidstrom played his 1,500th career game on Saturday.

- The Winnipeg Jets reassigned 2011 first-round pick Mark Scheifele to the Barrie Colts of the OHL.  Scheifele was dynamic in the preseason but needs a bit more time to mature physically.

- Check out this list of NHL stars that haven’t scored yet this season.  Ryan Getzlaf net his first two goals of the year last night.

- There are two other games on the schedule tonight beside New York @ Winnipeg.  The surprising Maple Leafs will look to continue their early season run against Philadelphia and the hapless Canadiens will play host to the new-look Florida Panthers.


Past editions of the Bulletin Board:

9/21/11 - 2011 First-Round Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >

9/22/11 - Jody Shelley Delivers First Controversial Hit of 2011 Season >

9/23/11 - Shanahan Impresses As New NHL Disciplinarian >

9/26/11 – Sidney Crosby Participates In “Controlled Scrimmage” >

9/27/11 – Montreal Signs Chris Campoli >

9/28/11 – Top 2011 Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >

9/29/11 – Sestito Suspended Four Games For Hit On Deveaux >

9/30/11 – Kings Lock Doughty Up With Huge Deal >

10/3/11 – Former Rangers’ Prospects Grachev And Horak Make NHL Clubs >

10/4/11 – Steve Valiquette Is The New Goalie Coach At Quinnipiac University >

10/5/11 – Waiving Of Avery Could Wreak Havoc On The Stars’ Salary Cap Situation >

10/6/11 – Hockey Is Back >

10/7/11 – Jagr Picks Up Point #1,600 In Flyers’ Season-Opening Victory >

10/10/11 – Early Goalie Controversy In Washington? >

10/11/11 Prospal Scores Again For Columbus >

10/12/11 – Pittsburgh Rolling Without Crosby And Malkin >

10/13/11 – Sidney Crosby Cleared For Contact >

10/14/11 – Aaron Asham Is The Talk Of The League >

10/17/11 – Mark Messier Will Run The New York City Marathon >

10/18/11 – Colorado Wins Fifth-Straight Road Game, Leads Western Conference >

10/19/11 – New-look Flyers Off To Fast Start >

10/20/11 - Kessel Carrying The Leafs >

10/21/11 - Dale Weise Scores First NHL Goal >

10/24/11 – Vancouver Acquires David Booth >


Click here for our full 2011-2012 Season Archive >

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Posted by Kevin Baumer | October 24, 2011 at 11:18 am

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