Some tidbits on our peers (and Edmonton, too) in the Northwest Division I've collected whilst surfing the world wide web:
*The Canucks have a couple injuries already, most notably to Sami Salo who has a cast on his arm and may have a broken wrist. All-Universe goalie Roberto Luongo took a shot up high in a scrimmage, lay on the ice and then left the game for good. That injury is not thought to be serious. Trevor Linden was also injured in the scrimmage (does Voros have a brother who is in the Canucks' system?) and will be checked out today. **Tsn is reporting that Salo does indeed have a hairline fracture of his left wrist and is out indefinitely.
*Many Flames fans felt that former CC Tiger goalie Curtis McElhinney jumped over Brent Krahn last season on the Flames' goaltender depth chart. There was some rumbling that he could win the job of backing up Miikka Kiprusoff this season out of camp. Now there may be a third horse in the race. Little-known rookie Matt Keetley ended up playing the whole game last night after McElhinney too a puck in the unmentionables in warm ups and had to sit out. The Flames lost to the Panthers (in Vokoun's first game as a Floridian) but Keetley planted himself firmly on coach Mike Keenan's radar screen with a 31-save performance.
*The Oilers have invited Anson Carter to their training camp. Sheldon Souray strained his back, but it's not thought to be serious.