In The Crease

December 15, 2003

Credit Predators assistant G.M. Ray Shero for helping Nashville
swipe 26-year-old Czech rookie sensation Marek Zidlicky from the
Rangers last December. Shero told G.M. David Poile to have
Zidlicky, a defenseman whom Shero had scouted in Europe, included
in a bigger deal that involved former Predators goalie Mike
Dunham. New York relented, and now the 5'11", 185-pound Zidlicky,
who was drafted 176th in 2001, is the third-leading scorer among
NHL defensemen, with 18 points through Sunday.... With the
possibility of a lockout next fall--and the 2004-05 NHL season
being canceled--many players are asking their agents to line up
spots for them on European pro teams.... One of last summer's
better free-agent signings was the Blue Jackets' acquisition of
center Todd Marchant. The 10-year veteran, who had 12 points in
25 games, has been a strong influence on many of the team's young
players, including 19-year-old wing Rick Nash. With an NHL-high
18 goals, Nash has already surpassed his rookie total from last
year (17).

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)