Bern, baby, Bern

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Maybe more later, depending on space in print, but probably the biggest thing to come out of today: Bernie Cassell at last has a real title. He’s another assistant coach now, officially, joining the Marshall Plan; you might remember him from the past four years as a skating coach, an extra coach in practice, and […] [Read More]
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BRAKE TIME: Kaci says goodbye

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Some extra stuff from the last start of Kaci Clark’s NPF career: Why (retire) now? “There’s — whew — I think there comes a time, and it varies from player to player. Sometimes you don’t have it physically anymore and you need to hang them up. Sometimes you might physically still be there but the […] [Read More]
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“Cher Monsieur Eaton:”*

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Since it has come up elsewhere twice in the past week, I’ll stick my nose in… If you claim to be a purist or a traditionalist about which sweaters should be worn at home, that means you want the darks at home, the way they do it (again) in the NHL, as it was pre-expansion. […] [Read More]
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"Cher Monsieur Eaton:"*

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Since it has come up elsewhere twice in the past week, I’ll stick my nose in… If you claim to be a purist or a traditionalist about which sweaters should be worn at home, that means you want the darks at home, the way they do it (again) in the NHL, as it was pre-expansion. […] [Read More]
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Coaches falling in line

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The Penguins re-signed Alain Nasreddine yesterday, and today they’ve named ex-Whaler Todd Richards coach of Wilkes-Barre. And Kevin up in ManchVegas reports that Mark Morris will become the Monarchs’ next head coach. Morris’ pro career mostly consisted of three seasons up the road, and who doesn’t love Nighthawks references? So that leaves Lowell. [Read More]
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Days off are for losers

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Three-in-three 14 times? Oof. I like going to Hershey for their home opener. I don’t like three trips to Norfolk for four games. (Yep, sure I won’t be making two of them.) I like Cool Fun 202. I don’t like going to Hartford for theirs. (It’d be better were it another place, because I could […] [Read More]
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Gone like a lokomotiv

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I loved talking to Sean Bergenheim during the lockout. He was a hawk, an unreconstructed hawk. “Salary cap” was anathema. Some guys parroted the NHLPA line; Bergenheim lived it, and wondered where it went when it was gone. Beyond that, Bergenheim was unhappy to get shipped to Bridgeport to start last year (and laid it […] [Read More]
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Choice made?

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Looks like Rob Collins is indeed finally off to Germany, if this big blowout press release means anything. [Read More]
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