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in the Crese
Pierre McGuire
May 20, 2002
In the wake of the bickering over the supplemental discipline handed down in the postseason by NHL director of operations Colin Campbell, one of the suggestions being floated by league executives is to hire an independent judge or arbitrator to determine suspensions throughout the year. Team officials and players would not be allowed to petition the arbitrator before a hearing....
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May 20, 2002

In The Crese

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In the wake of the bickering over the supplemental discipline handed down in the postseason by NHL director of operations Colin Campbell, one of the suggestions being floated by league executives is to hire an independent judge or arbitrator to determine suspensions throughout the year. Team officials and players would not be allowed to petition the arbitrator before a hearing....

Don't be surprised to see the Capitals hire Glen Han-Ion or Bryan Trottier to replace coach Ron Wilson, who was fired last Friday. A former NHL goaltender, Hanlon is coach of the club's AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine. Hall of Fame forward Trottier, an assistant coach with the Avalanche, was a teammate of Jaromir Jagr's on the Penguins in the early 1990s. Trottier and Jagr, who had a disappointing first season with the Capitals in 2001-02, roomed together on the road....

Not many hockey observers took note in 1997 when the Mighty Ducks acquired journeyman center Mark Janssens from the Hurricanes for prospect Bates Battaglia and a fourth-round draft choice. Now Janssens is retired and Battaglia, 26, has emerged as a forceful power forward. The fourth-rounder? Carolina used that pick to select Josef Vasicek, who centers the Hurricanes' No. 2 line.

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