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Your Friendly Friday Links Roundup: The Blake Wants Back Edition



KRISTEN:

Jason Blake met with up with the Ducks last night after their 3-2 win against the Wild. He is currently at his Minnesota home, recuperating after a successful October 17 surgery to mend a damaged tendon in his left wrist (caused by a cut from a skate blade). He is not expected to return for another 3 months, but wants to beat that timetable. Let's see if he can.

It will also be interesting to see if Devante Smith-Pelly is sent back to juniors. He has been plagued with flu-like symptoms and wrist issues as of late, and is questionable for tomorrow's game against Nashville.

  • The Register's Jason Blake update. [OC Register]
  • Recaps from last night's game. [Anaheim Ducks] [LA Times] [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • The DSP decision looms. [Mississauga.com]
  • Eric Stephens believes that Dan Ellis will start in net for Sunday's game against Columbus. [Eric Stephens' Twitter]
  • Tuesday's Ducks-Hawks game was Randy Carlyle's 500th as a coach. Too bad 20 Cent had to spoil it. [Ducks Daily Blog]
  • AHL.com profiles Peter Holland. Apparently, his father wanted him to be a defenseman. [AHL.com]
  • Scott Niedermayer discusses his upcoming jersey retirement ceremony (with the Devils). He will be eligible (read: inducted) into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, and if he had to choose a team, he said that he would choose to be inducted as a Devil. [NorthJersey.com]
  • Syracuse is really far away, right? Worcester, MA is really far away from San Jose, too. Thus, several Western Conference teams (including us and the Sharks) want to create a 'west wing' of the AHL so that NHL franchises can be closer to their minor-league affiliates. Jean-Francois Jacques would appreciate this. [Puck Daddy]
  • I try not to link to things on Bleacher Report, but they've ranked the top 10 college hockey goals of all time, and Paul Kariya is involved. So, basically, I couldn't resist. [Bleacher Report]
  • The Anaheim Ducks Towel invades British Columbia's Woodwards District. [Anaheim Ducks Towel Invasions]
  • Broad Street Hockey interviews Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • According to Team Marketing's "Fan Cost Index," the Dallas Stars have the cheapest average ticket in the NHL two years running. [Defending Big D]
  • Adam Brady of the Ducks highlights an injury to George Parros' face that didn't come from fighting [Anaheim Ducks]

[Ed. Note: Earlier today the Ducks returned Jean Francois Jacques and Patrick Maroon to the Syracuse Crunch. Don't look too much into this - the Crunch have a game tonight in Scranton, PA. Both will likely be recalled tomorrow and will meet the team in Nashville.]