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Pierre McGuire
December 29, 2003
Despite all the trade speculation, there's a good chance the Wings will not deal goalie Curtis Joseph. With starter Dominik Hasek sidelined indefinitely because of sore groin muscles, Detroit may have to keep Joseph, who had a 2.36 GAA in 11 games through Sunday, as insurance. Even so, because Joseph has already been paid almost half his $8 million 2003-04 salary, teams have begun calling G.M. Ken Holland again to ask about Joseph's availability....
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December 29, 2003

In The Crease

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Despite all the trade speculation, there's a good chance the Wings will not deal goalie Curtis Joseph. With starter Dominik Hasek sidelined indefinitely because of sore groin muscles, Detroit may have to keep Joseph, who had a 2.36 GAA in 11 games through Sunday, as insurance. Even so, because Joseph has already been paid almost half his $8 million 2003-04 salary, teams have begun calling G.M. Ken Holland again to ask about Joseph's availability....

The coach getting the most from the least talent is the Kings' Andy Murray. With L.A.'s lineup decimated by injuries, Murray has guided a team heavy on minor leaguers into first place (16-11-3-3) in the Pacific....

How classy is former Oilers center Mike Comrie, who was acquired by the Flyers last week? After a much-publicized trade with the Ducks fell through two weeks ago, Comrie called Anaheim G.M. Bryan Murray to thank him for his interest. Then Comrie asked Murray for the phone number of Ducks prospect Corey Perry, who was supposed to go to Edmonton in that deal. Comrie told Perry that Anaheim was an outstanding organization to play for.

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