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ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 10:27 AM ET

T'S TOP FIVE

TOP 5 CAREER OPTIONS FOR SEAN AVERY IF HE DOESN'T GET AN NHL GIG NEXT YEAR.

5: Edmonton Rush play-by-play guy - no one's listening, anyway.

4:Spokesman for McChicken. Or Turtle Wax.

3: Actor in Pepto Bismol commercial: See if it works on verbal diarrhea.

2: Census taker in Quebec ... or Detroit.

1: Fertilizer storage facility, because he's so full of ... never mind.

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T'S TEAM OF THE WEEK

LW: MARIAN HOSSA (Atlanta)

Coming up big at both ends: plus 9 and 11 points in last 5 games

C: MATS SUNDIN (Toronto)

A 6-point night is huge, but too little too late for Leafs

RW: BRIAN GIONTA (New Jersey)

Little big man lighting it up: 13 pts. in last 7 games

LW: TOM PRIESSING (San Jose)

Bringing a 4-game point-scoring streak into final week

RW: DION PHANEUF (Calgary)

20 goals from the blue-line as a rookie and a physical threat every night

G: MARTIN BRODEUR (New Jersey)

Nine straight wins down the stretch for Mr. Clutch

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T'S QUOTE OF THE WEEK

" Tough kid. I hit him as hard as I could five times - right on the button - and he just stood there.''

-- Chicago Blackhawks' Mark Bell on Phoenix Coyotes rookie Josh Gratton.

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THEY SAID IT

- "I'm tired of it. This is my fifth year here and it would be the third year without playoffs. I'm tired of sitting home watching playoff games on TV.''

- L.A. Kings' Eric Belanger

- "You wish the season was over. At least then, (the stitches) would be in a game that mattered.''

- Mike Modano, after getting clipped against Columbus.

- "I just know it's time. When reporters keep asking you for the past three years, you start thinking about it."

- 'Lucky' Luc Robitaille on his decision to retire at the end of the season.


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