Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Chris Vande Velde (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Jonathan Willis
April 11 2009 10:56AM

vande-velde

Edmonton Oilers prospect Chris Vande Velde seems likely to return to college rather than sign a professional contract for this upcoming season. The prospect was quoted as saying that there was a “75 percent” chance he would return to NCAA play.

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GDB/GDFD No. 81: El Batalla de Alberta con queso

Ryan Lambert
April 10 2009 06:02PM

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Round 1 of The Battle of Alberta doubleheader goes tonight in what was originally going to be an absolute blowout final two games between the Oil and the Flames. That was before GDB No. 1, when hope ran high. Fast forward to GDB 81 and this game suddenly means less than a game of chess between Paris and Nicky Hilton. It will also be just as futile and pathetic.

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A Brief Point On NHLNumbers.com

Jonathan Willis
April 10 2009 05:45PM

Horcoff

With the Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiated between the NHL and the NHLPA to to end the 2004-05 lockout in effect, the NHL world turned upside down. Suddenly, the high-spending teams couldn’t just throw money at their problems; they were constrained by a salary cap. Every team needed to adapt; salary quickly became the chief consideration in any trade.

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Mistakes

Jonathan Willis
April 10 2009 10:01AM

ron-and-don

I read Don Cherry’s Hockey Stories and Stuff last night. I’ve been meaning to pick it up for a read for quite some time – as often as I disagree with Cherry he’s an entertaining guy, and a guy who worked for everything he has now; when I read about him as a minor league player I see a life much tougher than my own, and for that matter much tougher than the lives of almost all the players these days.

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Gregor discusses the season with Horcoff

Jason Gregor
April 09 2009 03:42PM

Horcoff scores on a hapless goalie

You know that feeling of dread when you stroll up to a party of your better half’s co-workers, or going out with your buddy after his wife/gf just dumped him, or your annual evaluation with the boss. You walk in wishing you could be somewhere else.

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