OK, coach

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Fighting home-computer problems and, you know, work, but had to toss this one up: Matt Koalska, last seen (well, talked-to) in the winter as a college assistant, is taking over a girls high school team, reports the Fergus Falls Daily Journal. (Getting married, as well.) [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch

RIP, Willie Huber

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The former NHL defenseman died yesterday at home of an apparent heart attack, according to his hometown Hamilton Spectator. Huber (IHDB) came to the Rangers from Detroit in a big 1983 trade, was a regular during the unthinkable 1986 playoff run and finished up with Vancouver and Philadelphia. [Read More]
Categories: General

RIP, Willie Huber

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The former NHL defenseman died yesterday at home of an apparent heart attack, according to his hometown Hamilton Spectator. Huber (IHDB) came to the Rangers from Detroit in a big 1983 trade, was a regular during the unthinkable 1986 playoff run and finished up with Vancouver and Philadelphia. [Read More]
Categories: Rampant nostalgia, RIP

The other Sean B

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While they talk about the Bergenheim surprise up top, Sean Bentivoglio’s name is also missing from the list of players tendered qualifying offers, which sets him free. Got a couple of calls in to ask about that. As recently as last week, was told he was likely to be tendered. Kohn, Lawson and Reese did […] [Read More]

You gotta have DeHart

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The intriguing pick comes at 125, defenseman Tony DeHart. He’s 20, which means he could be here. We eagerly await word of some sort about whether he might wind up here or back in Oshawa or what. DeHart played two games for Springfield in March. He was plus-1 in both of them. By my quick […] [Read More]
Categories: Inexact Science

You have a plethora

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Interesting stuff at the NHL draft. Not that Messrs. Niederreiter and Nelson affect the Sound Tigers anytime soon. See ya in a few years… maybe. (Party pooper.) Should tomorrow’s picks appear to have a more immediate impact, and we’re not chasing golfers around, we’ll try to get them posted as quickly as possible. Elsewhere, not […] [Read More]

Crazy stuff I do at golf tournaments

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Talk to golfers about hockey. [Read More]
Categories: General

One crazy day

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From soccer to tennis (more reporters had that scoreboard on their laptops…) to Chris Bourque’s name appearing on a Russian team’s Web site as its latest signing (not so fast, sez Chris to Tim) to Byfuglien the Thrasher, maybe (Edit: It’s done, with help from the Sharks) (hope to get Stewart Cink’s reaction)… Yup, Alan […] [Read More]

Summer Squall

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Man, June 22 and it’s all about hockey. Evgeni Nabokov won’t be back with the Sharks. We get women in the Hall of Fame, finally; Angela James and Cammi Granato join Dino Ciccarelli, but it’s Pat Burns’ absence from the list that inspired lots of emotion. (Edit: The Down Goes Brown view is, as always, […] [Read More]

Know your place, rook (Shelton?)

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As noted in comments, the Bruins announced two rookie games in Shelton. Had heard rumors of one, but two would be fun. Sept. 14-15 are the dates in question. The Islanders were supposedly going to hold a rookie camp in advance of real camp, which starts Sept. 17. During golf breaks, maybe we’ll poke around […] [Read More]