The Wonders of CBA Rule 13.23 (or “Antti Miettinen has a Sad”)

Thomas Drance
December 14 2011 01:32PM

The following is a guest post from our senior CBA correspondent Beantown Canuck . Beantown Canuck is a Nucksmisconduct regular, and a lawyerly type who resides in New York. He used to live in Boston but he now denies the existence of such a place. Beantown Canuck loves to look into and analyze the CBA, and may, or may not, derive a quasi-sexual satisfaction from such an activity that he calls "a lawyerboner." Here's his take on Rule 13.23 of the current NHL/NHLPA CBA which, is the rule that requires players like Antti Miettinen to pass through waivers upon being signed, if they were previously under contract with a team overseas in the same season.

This is a Guest post from Beantown Canuck. 

Alright Canucks Army, since I know you all loved my article on the ramifications of falling under the cap floor, I’m back to serve you some more hot, steamy NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement analysis. Today let’s talk about everyone’s favourite rule: Rule 13.23. What is Rule 13.23 you ask? Well you wouldn’t be asking if you were Antti Miettinen, or Evegni Nabokov, or Kyle Wellwood (in the case of Wellwood, for reasons beyond the fact that it’s hard to ask questions with a hoagie in your mouth). Rule 13.23 is the reason Antti had to forego the bikini’d beaches of Tampa for the cruel winters of Winnipeg. It is the reason why Evgeni couldn’t help Detroit overcome their torturous three season Stanley Cup drought and instead had to throw a hissy before eventually joining the Islanders. And it is the reason Kyle somehow missed out on St. Louis and had to instead join those “unafraid of losing” dynamos in San Jose.

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Canucks Rally in Ohio, Fall Short in Shootout: Recap and Chance Data

Thomas Drance
December 14 2011 09:07AM

Last night the Canucks played hard for forty minutes against the NHL's "worst team," it wasn't enough, and they had to make do with a single point. Les boys came out meekly in the first period and through twenty minutes were thoroughly out-chanced while allowing Columbus to functionally dominate proceedings. Jeff Carter scored on a 4-on-3 power-play after a Ryan Kesler penalty and that was all Columbus needed to get to the shootout. 

The Canucks turned things around in the second and third, and were especially good through the first ten minutes of the third, but ultimately it wasn't enough. While Lapierre got the equalizer, the Canucks couldn't put the game away despite having a number of quality chances, and several other chances at chances in the games waning minutes and in over-time. In the shootout, Luongo (who was otherwise the best Canuck player) was beaten on all three Columbus opportunities. It's really not the biggest deal, and the Canucks have still taken five out of a possible six points thus far this road-trip, but it wasn't their best team effort... A more detailed recap and chance data after the jump.

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Dave Bolland; Chicago radio hosts, refer to Sedins as "sisters"

Cam Charron
December 14 2011 12:06AM


Dave Bolland, master of gender roles.

Just 37 seconds into Blackhawks Live at Harry Caray's presented by The Village at Bedford Park, host Dave Kaplan referred to Henrik and Daniel Sedin as "sisters".

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Canadian World Junior Team To Make Final Cuts Tomorrow

Jonathan Willis
December 13 2011 09:01PM

The World Junior Championships are less than two weeks away, and Team Canada is poised to make their final cuts tomorrow morning. It won’t be an easy decision, as the team boasts incredible depth at almost every position.

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Headshots December 13th

Thomas Drance
December 13 2011 02:41PM


Schneider and Luongo check out the Blue Jackets crowd (who have arrived early) in Columbus today.

Headshots are a Canucks Army feature where we link to the day's freshest news, and other assorted Canucks web-goodies. If you've written a blogpost, produced a tribute video or birthed a clever .gif into existence - please e-mail me at thom.drance@gmail.com.

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