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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Kramer!

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Well, hoping to get some RFA answers tomorrow. Since that’s the deadline and all. We’ve heard some things, but nothing firm enough to spew here. Darcy Tucker is getting bought out, too. Meanwhile, the latest ownership fun in the Big Show: Henry Samueli is suspended indefinitely. What? All he did was plead guilty to making […] [Read More]
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Notes on an off day

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Jeff Hamilton and Ben Clymer are among those getting bought out, TSN reports. And Pensacola is out of the ECHL. [Read More]
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