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SPOTLIGHT: ALL-STARS

Bruce BerletBY: Bruce Berlet

Connecticut Whale personnel and fans knew rookie left wing Carl Hagelin was plenty fast from the time he played his first pro-game in the playoffs last April.

Hagelin continued to blaze an impressive trail in his first 17 games this season after being among the Rangers’ final cuts, getting seven goals and six assists to earn a call-up on Nov. 24. Hagelin, who co-captained the University of Michigan to the NCAA championship game a year ago, also showed well almost from the outset in the NHL, getting seven goals and seven assists in his first 16 games.

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FROM THE CREASE with Bruce Berlet

bruce mug shot 1By Bruce Berlet

After two deflating seasons on Broadway fraught with boos and negative press, no one could have blamed Wade Redden for exiting the NHL stage left for more pleasant endeavors like the impending birth of his first child.

But chats with longtime friends/teammates such as Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson and former Hartford Whalers defenseman Curtis Leschyshyn and Brad McCrimmon helped convince Redden that if he still had the will and opportunity to play that he shouldn’t hang up his skates and sticks just yet.

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