"Say hello to Miguel Sanchez!"*

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So (like Captain America*** noted in the comments), as long rumored (and as basically spilled about a month ago, when lockmonsters.com started redirecting to this), the Lock Monsters are now the Devils, and if you didn’t see that basic logo coming, you’re not trying hard enough**. Also finally, officially, changing their name Thursday: The No-Longer-Mighty […] [Read More]
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CJ the Polar Bear

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Big News out of Berlin, and I’m not talking about that little Soccer Tournament: Eisbaren announced the Signing of Cole Jarrett, who’ll join little Brother Patrick in the Polar Bears’ Lineup. (Link is in some foreign Tongue, but it looks Germanic.) We’ll see how he handles the Sturmers over there. Edit 6/24: Aw, nuts: Filip […] [Read More]
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One! One small-market champion!

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You’ll get this or you won’t, but… I didn’t notice, but my brother (TLP) points out that Carolina uses a piped-in thunder sound effect. And they used it during Gary Bettman’s words last night. [Read More]
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A big bag of wind

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For all the other reasons to root for or against the Hurricanes or the Oilers (even to be happy or not with the matchup), I was fortunate to know I’d be happy for someone, one way or the other. Raffi Torres, obviously, if it went the other way. But back in another lifetime, I covered […] [Read More]
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Back off the ice…

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Guess summer’s in full swing now: The Monarchs will have a third coach in three seasons. If I haven’t missed something, that’s at least five AHL vacancies: Peoria, Toronto, Bridgeport, Wilkes-Barre and now Manchester. Two spots are already filled, Steve Stirling in Springfield and Craig Berube in Philly. [Read More]
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BRAKE TIME: Public Service Announcement

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Crystl Bustos is in town for the Akron Racers. Please open all windows in Stratford and Devon. And if you wanna watch someone in NPF shoot for the fences — and by that I mean both the little one 230 feet away and the big one farther on the horizon — get yourself to DeLuca […] [Read More]
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Hersheypark Happy

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The most decorated building in the AHL has to make room for another banner. And boy, it’s a good thing the Kings fired ManchVegas’ head coach last spring. That dude’ll never win in the playoffs. Tip of the hat to back-to-back winning captain Boyd Kane, MVP Frederic Cassivi and Hershey, who beat some darn good […] [Read More]
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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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