Monthly Archives: August, 2010

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130 The old brawl game

Hockey, hockey, hockey. While watching three different sporting events yesterday, I was reminded of this fine game on ice. First, during Golf Channel’s pre-PGA Championship press conferences I heard Sam Weinman asking questions at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. Just hearing his voice got me thinking about the good old days…

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209 Now what?

Now what happens after the arbitration-upheld rejection of the Ilya Kovalchuk contract? Does anybody really think the NHL will go after the contracts of Chris Pronger, Marian Hossa, Roberto Luongo and Marc Savard, as some have suggested. Would the league have the guts to un-do a contract under which a…

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212 Kovalchuk’s contract voided

According to my buddy Tom Gulitti’s twitter, the arbitrator has ruled in favor of the league in the Ilya Kovalchuk case. In other words, his contract has been rejected and he’s an unrestricted free agent again. Thoughts? —————————————- Here’s the NHL’s reaction: DEPUTY COMMISSIONER BILL DALY STATEMENT REGARDING DECISION BY…

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182 Hockey Monday

Well, today there’s the Ilya Kovalchuk decision, we think. Or everybody thinks. It will be very, very interesting going forward if the arbitrator rules that the NHL was just to nullify the Devils’ clever, but apparently legal, contract. If so, then what happens? Does L.A. suddenly get involved again? The…

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344 Gabby the critic

It’s really getting slow now, isn’t it? It’s the annual calm before the training camp storms. A few days ago, the Rangers’ web site had this interview with Marian Gaborik, who discussed the new players the Rangers have acquired, including former Minnesota teammates Todd White and Derek Boogaard. In the…

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101 Modano wings it to Detroit

With Mike Modano landing in Detroit, it reminds us of a couple of things. One, a veteran with not much tread left on his tires can fit into a strong lineup. Modano will probably be very, very good in Detroit, though a shadow of the old Modano. (Besides, Detroit has…

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139 Chump to champs

We discussed this to some degree yesterday: The Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks have signed Hugh Jessiman. Yes, that Hugh Jessiman. So my thought for today is simple: What would your reaction be if Jessiman turns out to be a late-blooming legit NHL player? Or worse, a star? Yeah, I…

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144 Jets and Yankees owe us

So I’m watching TV last night and I see that the Jets have this new commercial … they’re so desperate to sell all those PSLs … anyway the new slogan is “It’s Go Time!” Now I know we stole that from somebody else, but it’s ours now, so I figure…

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142 White + Frolov = parade?

Uh, no. Hi kids. First of all, I didn’t get a chance to say Hi yesterday. We got back from a short trip and found a small lake in our basement from a leaky water heater (some call it a hot water heater, but if it’s hot, why are you…

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250 Bye, bye, Brashear (updated)

Just got back from vacation and got this from the Rangers … which many of you already know about: NEW YORK RANGERS ACQUIRE CENTER TODD WHITE FROM ATLANTA THRASHERS In exchange for forwards Donald Brashear and Patrick Rissmiller New York, August 2, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General…

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229 Guest blogger: ilb

Note from Blogmama: Good morning all! Before we get to our last guest blogger as Carp’s usual extended summer date with Mr. T comes to a close, a couple of things: 1) Thanks again to all the guests for pitching in, writing great stuff, and keeping the Report rocking during…