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This week, as we sit down to celebrate Christmas and Chanukah, please remember the less fortunate who can’t get the things we have. On the hockey front, we were treated to an amazing comeback by Crosby and company; saw Gretzky’s office re-opened, and JR had a huge meltdown in the desert. There’s no change at the top or bottom this week, the Ducks are still number one and the Blues are still horrible. Where did you team end up?

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Team
Record
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1 (1) 25-4-6
Jean-Sebastien Giguere might just be the hottest free agent on the market next year, if Anaheim can’t keep him.
2 (2) 24-6-2
Lindy Ruff will win the Jack Adams.
3 (3) 24-10-0 This just in, Joe Thornton is that good.
4 (5) 21-8-3
Chris Mason has look sharp in Tomas Vokoun’s absence.
5 (4) 21-12-0
Philippe Boucher remains on his tear this season with eleven goals and thirteen assists.
6 (8) 19-8-5
While it’s unclear if Bob Gainey will ever return to his duties following his daughter’s tragic disappearance, one thing is certain, the Habs are playing their best hockey right now.
7 (12) 19-8-4
The Wings beat New Jersey and Chicago to keep pace with the Preds.
8 (6) 16-8-5
The Thrashers are getting thrashed right now, especially after losing 6-0 to the Islanders on Saturday night.
9 (9) 18-11-4
Despite being blown out 9-2 against the Leafs on CBC, Henrik Lundqvist is still having an all-star season.
10 (7) 17-12-2
Jamie Langenbrunner is still one of the league’s better go-to guys.
11 (10) 17-13-2 Two key losses this week keeps the Oilers with only a two point lead over last in the Northwest.
12 (19) 17-15-1 Break up the Canucks, they’re on their longest win streak of the year…three.
13 (16) 16-11-3
Calgary had a key loss to Vancouver this week to keep them out of the Northwest lead. There are three words I thought I would never use in a sentence this season, key, loss, and Vancouver.
14 (13) 16-12-3 If you thought the Islanders were going to be over .500 this season at any time, I’m going to Vegas with you. They looked impressive with a win over Atlanta on Saturday.
15 (17) 15-10-7
Although Alexander the GR8 came up short against Sid the Kid, the Caps are finally getting true production from guys not named Alexander Ovechkin.
16 (21) 16-13-5
This just in, Vernon Wells and Ted Lilly just scored on the Rangers, Leafs now lead 50-2.
17 (18) 17-16-1
Jason Spezza and Danny Heatley are proving that the kids are alright.
18 (14) 16-14-4
The Canes snapped their five-game skid Saturday in Tampa, but they are in deep trouble. Rod Brind’Amour is going to be out for a while with a groin injury.
19 (11) 16-14-2 From first to worst in a week. Three losses this week, all of them in the division.
20 (15) 15-13-2 The good news is, they caught Phil Kessel’s cancer early, and took care of it.
21 (23) 16-14-2 Everyone in the Northwest is over .500, and a couple of key wins this week could see the moutain men on top of the Northwest.
22 (22) 15-12-5 Anything amazing I say about Crosby is just an understatement. This kid will be the greatest player of all time.
23 (24) 13-13-5 Hawks fans are warming up to Martin Havlat, and Rene Borque is back in the lineup, the Hawks could make a playoff push.
24 (20) 14-17-2 They aren’t out of the Southeast race, but if they want to stay in it, guys like Brad Richards has to step up.
25 (26) 12-17-5
Dan Cloutier is out with a swollen right shoulder compounded by a very swollen goals against average.
26 (25) 12-19-1
JR walks out on his team, then has a meltdown about reports that he will retire. Now, if he just cared that much about his team.
27 (27) 11-18-6
Jozef Stumpel had a pair as the Panthers break their four game skid.
28 (28) 11-17-3
Foote and Berard are both on the IR, but the team isn’t exactly in the full tailspin they were.
29 (29) 8-20-4
Forsberg plays two shifts back from his foot injury, the gets a concussion. What else can happen to him?
30 (30) 7-19-5
The Blues are horrible, the Rams are 5-8, when does baseball season start again?

By matt Jordan

Matt is an in-studio producer for three radio stations in a six station cluster. He has produced and co-hosted three sports talk shows, with one of them becoming number one in the market. He also is a play by play announcer for the Florence Redwolves, who play in the Coastal Plain League, the nation's hottest College Summer League. He is in his fourth season. He also was the PA Announcer for the Florence Phantoms indoor football team.

In his spare time Matt enjoys reading, writing, playing RTS video games, debating on religion, and good music. He is currently writing a play, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. Matt also writes for Medusa's Kiss magazine.

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