BRAKE TIME: 6-0

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The Brakettes are undefeated but can’t make anything easy. They could have won 3-0 tonight, had there not been a walk and a hit and an error and a wind shift… Seriously: Wind shift. Nikki Myers was cruising along with a sick little changeup, and then the wind turned from blowing out to blowing in […] [Read More]
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Coaching carousel

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The Penguins have announced that Joey Mullen and Al Sims won’t be back in WBS. Down the Pa. Tpke. Ext., Craig Berube* is the new head coach in Philadelphia. (Just also noted that Dave Brown has joined the Flyers as director of player personnel. Good move for them.) Brown actually replaces Ron Hextall, who’s now […] [Read More]
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That’s garbage

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That's garbage

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RIP Danbury Trashers, who suspended ops Monday along with the Adirondack Red W Frostbite. There’s a lot going on in Danbury right now, and I’ll leave the details of the indictment of James Galante to the more legal-minded. The News-Times has a .pdf copy of the indictment on their site. For whatever it says about […] [Read More]
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Hey, look, kids!

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One year later, the new collective bargaining agreement (1.88M .pdf file) is at last up on the NHLPA’s Web site. Have a lawyer and an accountant on retainer before opening. The old CBA was 164 pages; this one is 454 471 (forgot the table of contents). (Hat tip to the great Tom Benjamin, on whose […] [Read More]
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All in favor?

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So Charles Wang introduced, as Alan Hahn rather aptly puts it, his advisory board today. I almost had to check myself when I heard Wang say everyone at the dais — Milbury, Nolan, Trottier, LaFontaine, Smith — reports to him. Did he say that? (Yup, he did.) It looked like a Senate committee up there. […] [Read More]
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New braintrust

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A couple of interesting apparent hires down on the Island. To be seen, of course, is how this affects Bridgeport. The circumstances are very different in this job than in Smith’s last job. He might not have been the first choice, but I think he can do well there. Plus, I’m confident he’s aware he […] [Read More]
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Whaaa….

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I feel vaguely unsettled after that Stanley Cup Final Game 1, as if I’ve seen something I shouldn’t. What a fun game for 59 and a half minutes. What a horrible way for it to end. This here, the restructuring of the Nashville front office post-Ray Shero, is what Capt. America refers to in his […] [Read More]
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