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HITCHCOCK: “WE’LL GET PAAJARVI TO PLAY THROUGH PEOPLE”

Ken Hitchcock has been a head coach in the NHL for 15 seasons, and he’s earned a reputation of being a very demanding coach. Last year, Hitchcock told me he’s changed his coaching style a bit. He isn’t as demanding on non-game days as he was when he coached the Stars and Flyers, but on game…

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NATIONGEAR RUMMAGE SALE

It’s the dog days of summer. People have stopped complaining about the cold and are now complaining about the heat. Other folks have stopped complaining about pot holes and are now complaining about traffic snarls from pot hole fixing crews. And others still are cleaning out their houses and having garage sales to free up…

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Linus Omark, trade, and the NHL salary cap

I’ll admit it: I thought Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish was going to be able to trade Linus Omark this summer. Part of that’s probably because I have more time for Omark than others – I always enjoyed his skill, saw him as a “hard on the puck” player and felt his defensive deficiencies were…