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Obama concedes Western Pennsylvania vote

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .



The Red Wings are just signing everyone.

No word yet if Barack Obama drafted Marian Hossa ahead of Sidney Crosby in his fantasy league.

(Photos: Carlos Osorio/Associated Press)

UPDATE: Not to turn this into a political blog, but...

UPDATE: You know what? You might as well just vote for Ralph Nader....

(Kudos to the various EN readers who sent us the last two Palin pictures.)

EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
Penguins

-Should the Penguins use Evgeni Maklin or Sidney Crosby on the penalty kill?

-The Penguins are ripping up Stockholm.

-Charlie Daniels wrote a song about Janne Pesonen once. He just changed some of the words. We think.

-The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins cut 13 players.

Atlantic Division

-Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Kurtis McLean was among 16 players demoted by the Islanders to Bridgeport of the AHL.

Northeast Division

-A shootout goal by former Penguins forward Alex Kovalev lifted Montreal to a 3-2 win against Florida.

-Kovalev recently appeared on some French Canadian show. Other than the parts where Kovalev speaks English, we really have no idea what's going on here:

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAmipLBMTLg]

[View:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WadP_RQrg_s]

-The Sabres have put forward Maxime Afinogenov back on their top line.

-The new rebuilding Maple Leafs look like the same old cruddy Maple Leafs.

-Senators forward Daniel Alfredsson will be living a dream next week.

Southeast Division

-Former Penguins forward Gary Roberts had a goal and an assist for the Lightning in a 4-1 preseason win against Berlin Eisbaren in Germany.

-Hurricanes forward Matt Cullen was tagged pretty good by Flyers defenseman and Hopwell native Nate Guenin in the first period of a preseason game last night. Carolina sat Cullen for the remainder of the game for precautionary reasons.

-With Mathieu Schneider on board, the Thrashers now have a pretty good group of top-four defensemen.

Central Division

-Red Wings coach Mike Babcock allegedly began recruiting former Penguins fowrard Marian Hossa as early as the handshake line following Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final.

-The Red Wings will unveil statues of Alex Delvecchio and Ted Lindsay.

Northwest Division

-The Avalanche demoted former Penguins forward Nathan Smith to Lake Erie of the AHL.

Pacific Division

-With defenseman Mathieu Schneider jettisoned to Atlanta, the Ducks, as expected, re-signed forward Teemu Selanne to a two-year deal worth $5.5 million.

-The Sharks will be giving forward Patrick Marleau more freedom this season.

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