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in the Crease
Pierre McGuire
April 07, 2003
One reason that Red Wings general manager Ken Holland rewarded Brett Hull, 38, with a one-year, $5 million contract extension last week is Hull's play with young linemates Pavel Datsyuk, 24, and Henrik Zetterberg, 22. Since that line was put together on Jan. 8, it had 106 points in 37 games through Sunday. The trio may be Detroit's top offensive line next season....
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April 07, 2003

In The Crease

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One reason that Red Wings general manager Ken Holland rewarded Brett Hull, 38, with a one-year, $5 million contract extension last week is Hull's play with young linemates Pavel Datsyuk, 24, and Henrik Zetterberg, 22. Since that line was put together on Jan. 8, it had 106 points in 37 games through Sunday. The trio may be Detroit's top offensive line next season....

The career of Rangers goal-tender Mike Richter, who is suffering from severe postconcussion syndrome after being kneed in the head during a game against the Oilers on Nov. 5, is in jeopardy. (His 2001-02 season was cut short when he was hit in the head with a shot and sustained a fractured skull.) On some days Richter feels fine, but on others he gets dizzy if he engages in rigorous athletic activity, like riding a stationary bike....

How important is captain Michael Peca to the Islanders? With Peca on the sideline rehabbing from a torn left ACL, New York began the season 5-10-1-0. Since his return the Islanders were 29-22-9-2.

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