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James McClure
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The Vindication of Paul MacLean
The stingiest team in the NHL now has the most expensive front office. That is the reality of the Ottawa Senators after the players banded together against their award-winning coach. Instead of rallying around Paul MacLean and venting their frustration on t...
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Sean Avery Bows Out of Off-Broadway Debut
Just over two years ago, Sean "man, I HATE that guy" Avery announced that he had retired from his unillustrious NHL career by declaring  that he'd thrown his skates into the Hudson River. (I'm not sure if he was speaking metaphorically, or if he is an avid ...
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In Memoriam: Scorch the Arson Enthusiast
This week, the hockey world lost a bright little sparkplug named Scorch (a.k.a. the " Killer AHL Mascot ." As the frontman for the Adirondack Flames, Scorch was designed to keep the home-fires burning--literally: this fictional character proudly stood up fo...
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2014-15 NHL Predictions Part 5: The Central Division
With the regular season about to begin (hooray!), it's time to wrap this series up before the puck drops tonight. Thanks to everyone who read part 1 , part 2 ,  part 3 ,  part 4  in this series. I can't wait to update you on how wrong I've been. A special t...
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2014-15 NHL Predictions Part 4: The Pacific Division
Alright, let's bring this series home before the regular season begins in October. I can't wait to see how wrong I am come June when the Calgary Flames play the Buffalo Sabres in the Stanley Cup Final! Here's a recap of the predictions posts thus far: part ...
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2014-15 NHL Predictions Part 3: The Metropolitan Division
It's tough coming up with the good for many of the teams on this list because I think that the Metropolitan will be the
least successful division this season. These clubs are bound to offer a lot more bad and ugly moments than good times. If one of these t...
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The Petri Kontiola Buyout Model
After reading the rule changes announced yesterday, I wonder if it's time for the NHL and NHLPA to consider a new way of managing player personnel by considering a new ways to buyout players: "player-elected buyouts" and "player-reimbursed buyouts." Earlier...
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NHL Predictions Part 2: The Atlantic Division
In the  first part  of this series, I picked the winners and losers of the 2014-15 NHL season. Now it's time to do a team-by-team breakdown of what we'll probably see unfold this year. First up, let's take a look at the Atlantic Division. Boston Bruins 1. T...
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Joe Thornton Continues to Hold San Jose Sharks Hostage
The standoff between the San Jose Sharks and Joe Thornton remains at a standstill. The only recent development has been the team's decision to strip Thornton of his captaincy, which may backfire as no one should use the word "strip" when barking orders at a...
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2014-15 NHL Predictions Part 1
It's that time of year to start assessing the next NHL season, sight unseen. Here's how I think the 2015 post-season picture will look. Playoff Teams Western Conference  Anaheim Ducks LA Kings Vancouver Canucks Dallas Stars St. Louis Blues Chicago Blackhawk...
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