Thanks to Avalanche defenseman Rob Blake, the hipcheck isn't completely extinct in the NHL. But even for a hard-hitter such as Blake, he has to be careful when to use the bone-jarring maneuver.
Carolina Hurricanes: Carolina GM Jim Rutherford told the Raleigh News & Observer he'll probably trade for a forward to improve the NHL's worst offense. Considering Jeff O'Neill's recent part in trade rumors, speculation naturally increases that the struggling natural goal scorer will be part of a deal.
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