MV…eep

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Was about a minute away from getting the phone handy last night. “Just a word of warning,” I’d have said at intermission. “Dubielewicz didn’t allow a goal and has a three-goal lead. Made some big stops, too. He’s got a shot at being presented with an etched crystal award.” Well, maybe I wouldn’t have called […] [Read More]
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Simply Stated

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Jonathan Bombulie posted some highlights from Dave Andrews’ state of the league press conference today in T.O. Confirmation of some rumors, squashing of some others, and some interesting stuff. [Read More]
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Gump

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Hall of Famer Lorne “Gump” Worsley has died at 77. Here’s his IHDB page. [Read More]
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Overcaffeinated

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Frequent commenter Stan pointed me toward Exit 24 last night. Bear right, go about a quarter of a mile, and there it is on the right: a 24-hour Tim Hortons. Caffeine late at night never used to bother me, but I’m getting old, I guess; I was up late, mind free-associating. Tim Hortons sent me […] [Read More]
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Timing

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If you could drop in four goals, you might not be able to drop them into better times than Hartford did tonight. Late in the first, Bridgeport riding a 1-0 lead on Masi Marjamaki’s first goal against a goalie since it was Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 6, Dubielewicz is making big saves (like one off […] [Read More]
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Atrocities against God and man

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Paul Lukas’ Uni Watch confirms with the NHL that the silver armbands worn by the refs at the NHL All-Star festivities will be the normal refs’ uniform next year. Did you know orange was out for the fall? Did you know the referee was supposed to be a skating billboard for the league, not a […] [Read More]
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Family Reunion

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A little better, though one of the words in the room was “sloppy.” Not as many odd-man rushes, not as much of a problem in the defensive zone, and they held a team under 34 shots for the first time in a while. Yes, to all of 31. But for two posts and some big […] [Read More]
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Back to work

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Good news for BST from the injured list, where Jeremy Colliton (shoulder) should skate with the team by the end of the week, then likely be ready to return after the break. And longer term, Brandon Cullen (concussion) got another OK to ride the bike again. Chris Campoli skated with the team today but isn’t […] [Read More]
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