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Monday, 12.01.2008 / 11:20 AM / News

Associated Press

Dec. 19-27 - Holiday roster freeze in effect. No waivers, trades and loans permitted.

Dec. 26-Jan. 5 - IIHF World Under 20 Championship, Ottawa.

Jan. 1 - NHL Winter Classic 2009. Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks, Wrigley Field, Chicago.

Jan 22-26 - All-Star break.

Jan. 24 - NHL SuperSkills Competition, Montreal.

Jan. 25 - NHL All-Star Game, Montreal.

March 4 - Trade deadline, 3 p.m. EST.

April 9-19 - IIHF Under 18 World Championship, Fargo, N.D., and Moorhead, Minn.

April 12 - Last day of 2008-09 regular season.

April 15 - Stanley Cup Playoffs begin.

April 24-May 10 - IIHF World Championship, Switzerland.

May 25-30 - NHL Combine, Toronto.

June 15 - Last possible day for Stanley Cup finals.

June 26-27 - NHL draft, Montreal.

July 1 - Free agency signing period begins.

July 5 - Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration.

July 6 - Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration.

July 10 - Deadline for eligible players to elect Group 5 free agency.

July 20-Aug. 4 - Salary arbitration hearings held.

Aug. 6 - Deadline for salary arbitration decisions to be rendered.

Quote of the Day

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday