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The New York Post’s Page Six is reporting that Brendan Shanhan and Sean Avery may land roles in the upcoming comedy The Love Guru (written by Mike Myers). While Shanny seems like a fine choice, my wife would argue that Darcy Tucker is the real NHL love guru.. but I digress. Others slated to play opposite Shanny include Justine Timberlake, Jessica Alba, and none other than Verne Troyer (aka Mini Me).

I can only imagine the comedy that could result from such a bizarre collection of characters thespians. Look for Shanny to break out of his typecast as a mere extra (Forrest Gump, Me Myself and Irene). Of course Sean Avery reached an ironic level of success playing an anti-francophone goon in The Rocket. IMDB lists the plot synopsis as “empty”.. insert your own joke here. I know I’ll be milling around the Toronto filming locations hoping to catch Shanny and JT exchanging trade secrets.

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Still hope for Markov?

The Ottawa Citizen is reporting that Dany Markov is holding out for $2.5 million. Evidently the suitors are not lined up at this price. The Wings best offer of $1.5 million may be enough in the end, with Markov facing the alternative of a winter in Siberia.

Currently, the Wings defense corps is shaping up as:

Lidstrom, Rafalski, Kronwall, Chelios, Lebda, Lilja, Quincey

Obviously Quincey would be the odd man out in the event of Markov returning. Although Quincy proved during the playoffs that he can play effectively at the NHL level, Grand Rapids type minutes are probably best for his development at this point.

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