Letters, numbers, animals

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Hadn’t caught it elsewhere, but Wild beatwriter Michael Russo posted the chart with the updated figures: draft-pick compensation if a team declines to match an offer sheet to a Group II player. (The original chart is in Section 10.4 of the CBA, but those numbers go up based on the average salary.) (And to me, […] [Read More]
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Tell us how you really feel

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Jonathan Bombulie and Kevin Oklobzija do an eloquent job. Thinking back on it today, I think what bugs me most about that rule at this level is that, simply, this is a development league. A key skill, at any level, is getting the puck out of the zone. You develop your skill at chipping the […] [Read More]
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Good news, bad news

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Read this morning’s news with kind of a split reaction. If I hadn’t only used “Oh That’s Bad/No That’s Good” in print a few months ago, I’d have probably gone to it… –Those games with Houston and San An (one home-and-home apiece), and the addition of an extra home-and-home with Springfield (four whole games! we’re […] [Read More]
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Didn’t he do “I Feel For You”?

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Didn't he do "I Feel For You"?

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Greg Logan reports that the Shawn Bates buyout is coming to pass. Meanwhile, Dave Andrews will be around awhile longer; his contract was extended through 2013. More stuff should become official tomorrow; Dave Eminian notes two, one affirmatively (60-second penalties in overtime; to me, a good gimmick to ameliorate the effects of a bad gimmick), […] [Read More]
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What the market will bear

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Got a little valediction from Steve Regier (he’s only the all-time leader in GP), and that’ll be in the paper tomorrow. Went over some AHL free-agent names with Howard Saffan, and he said Micheal Haley, Tyler Haskins and Andy Sertich are all signed. Pascal Morency will be given a tryout invitation. Scott Ford and Colton […] [Read More]
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Qualifying offers to…

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Six players: Bergenheim, Gervais, Colliton, Nielsen, Tambellini, Walter. That leaves out Drew Fata, Mike Mole and Steve Regier, which would make them unrestricted free agents when the market opens Tuesday morning. [Read More]
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Dubie to Russia done

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Ak Bars’ release on Wade Dubielewicz. Babelfish on the first commenter: “Good to grant into Kazan, and successful to you game.” Our sentiments exactly. [Read More]
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