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Mid-August Bric-a-Brac

It turns out that there are a few things to talk about with respect to hockey – even without looking at Patrick Kane’s off-ice adventures (or worse, writing article #9954 about Sidney Crosby’s birthday party). The Leafs have made some moves, Nikolai Zherdev has bolted for Russia, Theo Fleury plans a comeback, and the Sabres…

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The Rush to Judgement

  The hockey world is roundly condemning Patrick Kane after reports that he and his cousin had been charged with assaulting a cab driver and depriving him of his fare. Some of that condemnation has occurred on this website.

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Baptism By Fire and the Pittsburgh Penguins

The 2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins were a miserable team – the worst in the NHL in fact. They went 23-47-8-4, and were led in scoring by defenseman Dick Tarnstrom (52 points) and had ten different players who recorded a -20 rating or worse. The team also featured 17 players aged 25 or younger, including many high…

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Y’all wouldn’t understand

The retirement of Jeremy Roenick probably means very little to you Canadians, except that the odd-looking loudmouth guy is finally gone. But I can honestly say that, as far as American hockey goes, there might not have been a more important player in the last two decades.

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Best of The Rest: Free Agent Goaltenders

It’s early August, and the NHL is about as far off of the radar as it could possibly be. Free agency has cooled down, the draft is far in the rear-view mirror and the fact of the matter is that there aren’t a lot of stories to cover (side point: how stupid is it that…

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They’re Gone!

The Vancouver Canucks have already had a few departures from last year’s club, mostly through free agency. As the start to the season approaching, more changes are coming. So who’s else is gone? Here’s who I think has their ticket stamped for a ride out of town.

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Yep, it’s the dog days

First, a quick rebuttal to a recent reader comment at FlamesNation. The comment reads as follows: “That’s actually the most terrible article I’ve ever read. I come for news and analysis, not this BS.” Let me just say that I resent that and I believe the criticism is uncalled for. Furthermore, I’d like to make…

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Hindsight

Hindsight is a wonderful thing and many of us would look a hell of a lot smarter if we were able to go back in time and change some of our more dubious decisions. Remember that high school picture that you hoped would be quickly forgotten? Remember how you used to dress in those days? Did you think your favorite…

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