The Hamilton Sabres
: The Canadian Press reports on rumors that the essentially bankrupt Buffalo Sabres will be moved just across the Northern border, to Hamilton
What is ice hockey?
Ice hockey is in it, along with residential schools, biculturalism and three different versions of the word "committee." Wayne Gretzky is represented with brilliant economy, as two nines on the left upper arm -- just as seen on his jerseys.
Could a dictionary be more Canadian
Another Miller joins the Capitals
: Free-agent center Kip Miller has reunited with former coach Bruce Cassidy, signing a two-year contract with the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Originally a 1987 fourth-round pick of Quebec, Miller has played in 311 games with seven NHL teams, recording 53 goals and 105 assists. He won the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's top player following his senior year at Michigan State.
Washington has completed the family circle with the signing of Miller. Kip's oldest brother, Kelly, is the Capitals' all-time leader in games played, appearing in 940 contests from 1987-99, while Kevin, another brother, recorded three assists in 10 games for the Caps during the 1992-93 season.
The Millers become the eighth family in NHL history to have three brothers play for the same franchise. The most recent are the Sutters, who had four brothers -- Darryl, Duane, Brent and Rich -- skate as members of the Chicago Blackhawks between 1979 and 1998.
And let's face it, talking about the family ties are far more interesting than talking about Kip. Kip had his 15 minutes of fame when he joined a line with Jaromir Jager in Pittsburgh. He's had no success before or since.
Is Igor Larionov finished?
He and the Wings cannot agree on contract terms
, and Igor has already said he plays in Detroit or he does not play.
Other free agent signings
: They're all people who, if anyone has heard of them, it doesn't really matter. They're all has-beens or never-weres