Empty Netter Assists - Western Conference - 12-25-08

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Central Division

-The Blues Jackets wished forward Mike York a Merry Christmas and demoted him to Syracuse of the AHL.

-The Blues also felt the holiday cheer and demoted former Penguins prospect Cam Paddock to Peoria of the AHL.

-Check out the custom-made pads made for Red Wings goaltender Ty Conklin for the Winter Classic:

-Fire Dana Heinze.

(Kudos to George James Malik of Snapshots for the find.)

-Detroit forward Pavel Datsyuk is heating up.

 -Red Wings forward Tomas Holmstrom lives next door to Santa Claus.

-Blackhawks defenseman James Wisniewski is good people.

-Predators forward J.P. Dumont has found his passing game.

Northwest Division

-Defenseman Sheldon Souray is starting to live up to expectations in Edmonton.

-Wild general manager Doug Risebrough has fought the good fight.

Pacific Division

-Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek (right) leads the NHL in blocked shots.

-Sharks forward Jeremy Roenick is ready for life after hockey.

-San Jose forward Torrey Mitchell has resumed skating. He hasn't played all season due to a broken leg suffered in training camp.

Adams Division

-Fighting is up since the 2004-05 lockout.

(Photo: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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