Yaremchuk 1 (Fraser, Presley), 8:25

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In the first game of the Stanley Cup Final, 6-5? What year is this? (I think DGB tweeted this at 5-4 late second, then this at 5-5. All this following a perfect retweet with comment a few minutes earlier. (But you’re following him, right? Good.) Ah, Roy Halladay, him with the 20th MLB perfect game. […] [Read More]
Categories: Baseball, RIP

Chemistry lessons

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A day of oil changes, frustrated lacrosse and looking in the wrong place for the wrong thing. Come on, tomorrow. On the bright side: Rowdy lives! (No word on Rude-E.) And RIP, Gary Coleman. [Read More]
Categories: RIP, Schools

Travis something

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Travis Hamonic is in the fold, signing his three-year contract. (We’ll note that Newsday had it up first.) There is crazy buzz, both from sources we’ve chatted with and media we all probably read, about Hamonic’s starting his career in the Show. So we’ll worry about him if we see him. The Boys on the […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Silent and sure, keeping watch in the night

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It’s Texas, with four goals in a row, with three of them in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit after two, killing off two third-period penalties, killing off three in all and not receiving a power play. The Stars won on the road in Game 7, 4-2, to advance to the Calder Cup […] [Read More]

Guess we can keep the RSS feed

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Victor Bartley is off to Rogle BK, the team for which Jeremy Colliton played last year. The Google Translate is entirely too good and offers little to giggle at aside from subject-verb agreement. Darn. Computers are getting smarter. [Read More]

That other Niemi

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So Jyri Niemi is a Ranger. Suppose we’ll see where he falls on the spectrum of Former Future Sound Tigers like Andy Chiodo, like Cory Stillman, like Jan Holub, like Igor Volkov, like Cody Blanshan, like Wes O’Neill, like Stefan Ridderwall. Who am I forgetting? Regardless, as his non-look-see for the playoffs made clear, Niemi […] [Read More]
Categories: Haley, Inexact Science

Not for all the tea in… never mind

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So the Islanders cancelled their training-camp trip to China, Newsday reported. (Newsday appears to have closed its back-door blog loophole, so subscription really required now.) The he-said-he-said, as detailed by Chris Botta, is almost funny. We have always said Shelton would be a pretty nice camp site. Hey. Aaron Gagnon’s goal for Texas at 18:32 […] [Read More]

It only ends once

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The Czech Republic withstood a late extra-attacker goal and defeated Russia 2-1 in the gold-medal game at the World Championship. Sweden took bronze over the game host Germans. A few locals made the list of top players from each team, an interesting little conceit of an award. Dangerously close to “trophies for all,” no? Anyway, […] [Read More]

Too much to Bear

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Boyd Kane won it for the Bears 7:06 into overtime, and Hershey’s headed back to the finals after a 3-2 win in Game 6. The Monarchs had a 2-0 lead after two. Alex Giroux cut the lead to one. Patrick McNeill, returning from that shoulder injury he suffered on a Trevor Smith hit in Game […] [Read More]

That’s a winner

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Brett Motherwell and the Cincinnati Cyclones won the Kelly Cup tonight with a 2-1 win over Idaho in Game 5. Motherwell had an assist and was plus-2 in the deciding game. Again, nice to see him and Dustin Friesen play on to the finish after all they did to help Bridgeport get into the playoffs. […] [Read More]