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• New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur is now the all-time wins leader in the NHL. His record is a little less impressive in New Jersey appeals court, which ruled that he must pay his ex-wife $500,000 a year until 2020. The good news is that the Islanders will actually be paying Rick DiPietro one year after Marty Brodeur's alimony payments end. [AP]
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• Red Wings GM Ken Holland is approaching negotiations with Marian Hossa and Johan Franzen realistically and very, very carefully: "We can keep Franzen and Hossa, but then we'll have to let a whole lot of other players go. I don't know if that's the answer to being competitive. But if I can get a number that I think allows us to have one extra player, you start to think more and more about doing something." [Freep]
• Ottawa Senators fans are wondering if it's time to tap into the mystical powers of Tom Chorske's Buddha in order to keep their playoff hopes alive. Incidentally, that's also what's being smoked by anyone who thinks the Senators are making the playoffs ... though we doubt it's Tom Chorske's. [Silver Nuggets]
• It's a little complicated, but the Nashville Predators have been shorting the city on ticket taxes, which is why municipalities getting into bed with sports organizations is bad news brown. [On the Forecheck]
• Famous for the NHL country star Dierks Bentley talks about his amateur hockey career. [GAC]
“No, I will not 'just throw it behind me because you can’t buy a goal.’ Jerk.” [Getty]
• Danny Briere isn't a fourth-liner. It's just that with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, the Philadelphia Flyers just aren't sure what to do with the guy. Probably should have thought of this before signing him to a gazillion dollar, 80-year contract (those numbers may be slightly off). [Philly.com]
• Finally, we'd like to think we played some small part in bringing Randy Moller's goal calls for the Florida Panthers to the masses. Here's the pop-culture riffing play-by-play guy going Off The Record on TSN. "YOU'RE MY BOY, BLUE!"