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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT: WILL WE SEE SOME CHANGES?

For the next two days, Brendan Shanahan the new Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations for the NHL will be overseeing the Research and Development camp in Toronto. Ken Hitchcock and Dave King will run 33 top-rated juniors through the different scenarios while NHL general managers and executives watch intently from the stands at the…

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HOCKEY REALITIES: GOOD AND BAD

Yesterday we saw the distinct difference between sports and real life. It was a good day for hockey, but it was also an awful one. Let’s start with the good: The Hockey News picked the Oilers to finish last in the Western Conference.

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Day 51

The long days and sleepless nights continue for Dean Lombardi. Horribly wronged and forced to see his summer hobbled by evildoers, he waits and waits for justice while Gary Bettman sits by the pool and the Edmonton Oilers dance a jig. When will the madness end?