Back at it: let's get started

Robin Brownlee
August 17 2009 04:41PM


Georges Laraque was dangling, Jason Chimera was hamming it up, Jay Bouwmeester was gliding around effortlessly despite the weight of his wallet and Kevin Westgarth was bleeding.

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Splitting the Season

Jonathan Willis
August 17 2009 05:30AM


One method occasionally used by prognosticators (and fantasy hockey types) is looking at season splits. Did the player start the season well but cool off? Did the player start the season poorly but turn it on towards the end?

These questions are of particular interest when it comes to young players – and predicting breakout seasons.

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Stop the presses: no news

Robin Brownlee
August 16 2009 02:20PM


So, Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini might be considering dipping into his depth on defence to facilitate a trade? Gosh, that had never occurred to me.

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Olympic fatigue: fact or myth

Jean Lefebvre
August 16 2009 01:24PM


Flames general manager Darryl Sutter recently expressed mild concern about the potential dire consequences of having six of his players in contention for roster spots at the 2010 Olympics. He’s especially worried about the possibility of having one of his high-priced Canadian warriors – Jarome Iginla, Robyn Regehr, Dion Phaneuf and Jay Bouwmeester – go down during the upcoming summer camp, which will be held at the building formerly known as the Olympic Saddledome.

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Countdown to the season...

Jason Gregor
August 16 2009 01:14PM


I’m unofficially on holidays, but before I completely vacate the sports scene for two weeks of golfing, drinking, hiking, drinking, sleeping, drinking, making four in the morning prank calls to Wanye, drinking, eating, ogling ladies, golfing and watching another buddy walk the plank, I realized there is only four weeks until the NHL is back.

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