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Keith Ballard’s Contract, Compliance Buyouts and “Payroll Room”

How do you solve a problem like Keith Ballard? Image via wikimedia commons. To put it kindly, Keith Ballard’s Canucks tenure has been forgettable. The likable defenceman with speed to burn made sense as an acquisition at the time, but he never really earned the trust of Vancouver’s coaches, and was rarely able to keep…

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On Rollie Melanson’s Curious Interview

Screencap via Jason Botchford. When Mike Gillis fired his coaching staff in late May, goaltending coach Rollie Melanson was retained. And why not? Cory Schneider has improved enormously under Melanson’s tutelage, Roberto Luongo has made some tweaks to his game under Melanson that have paid off, and the Canucks have been right at the top…

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The Philadelphia Flyers: Potential Trade Partner?

  Unless you’re a fan of one of the two teams set to compete for the 2013 Stanley Cup, you’re probably spending your time these days trying to figure out ways in which your team can improve their chances of competing for the title next season. This is probably most true for fans of the…