Hockey News: Flyers/Avs Trade; Ovechkin Injury

The Philadelphia Flyers are struggling this season. But their always astute GM knew exactly what his team needed to shake things up: An agitating pest who occasionally crosses the line. They were due for that type of player after all. [Broad Street Hockey]

Actually, the Flyers expect some offense from Steve Downie, which he did provide for the Avs. Someone’s got to make up for Claude Giroux’s disappearance. [Delco Times]

Steve Downie
(Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports)

The trade was an interesting one from Colorado’s standpoint, considering the great chemistry Downie has had with his linemates. [Fansided]

Sticking with the Avalanche, their dream start seems to have hit a snafu, thanks to this disturbing story regarding their goaltender. [Denver Post]

John Scott gets a seven-game suspension for his hit on Loui Eriksson. [CBC]

Were the Leafs in the running for Thomas Vanek? Did they even really need him? [Toronto Star]

Roberto Luongo thought he was going to be traded to Toronto. [Sportsnet]

How much is Leafs Captain Dion Phaneuf worth? [National Post]

Washington Capitals ALEX OVECHKIN - Photo By Andy Martin Jr
Photo By Andy Martin Jr

Alex Ovechkin will miss Friday’s game with an apparent shoulder injury. [Washington Post]

Sidney Crosby makes a little kid’s day. [NHL]

A great profile on Pens forward Pascal Dupuis. [Trib Love]

The Phoenix Coyotes staged a nice little comeback against the Preds. [Globe and Mail]

The Blue Jackets aren’t going to just hand Marian Gaborik a contract extension. [TSN]

Injured Habs defenseman Alexi Emelin gets a nice little pay raise of his own. [Habs Eye on the Prize]

Why haven’t the Sedin Twins been re-signed yet? [The Province]

An article about fighting in hockey! Haven’t seen that in a while. [Puck Daddy]

And lastly, some NHL players in their Halloween costumes. [CBS Sports]