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231 Fittingly, Red Wings and Sharks will go 7

Can’t wait for Thursday night. Game 6 was just tremendously tremendous. Some thoughts: 1) How much fun would it be to watch Pavel Datsyuk for 82 games (plus a whole bunch of playoff games)? 2) I loved Datsyuk’s little subtle stick-whack to the middle of Joe Thornton’s back after Thornton’s…

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209 Conference finals schedule

Just got this from the NHL: 2011 STANLEY CUP CONFERENCE FINALS SCHEDULE SCENARIOS NEW YORK (May 10, 2011) – The National Hockey League announced the dates, starting times, and broadcast information for the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs Conference Finals, which begin with the Eastern Conference Final on Saturday, May 14,…

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60 And the winner is … (drumroll) … Sally!

And I didn’t even have to fix it. Here are the final results for the bi-annual Paul Mara Playoff Beard Contest Extravaganza (picnic canceled): 1. Sally 80 votes (30.4 percent). 2. Nasty  71 (27.0). 3. Wicky 66 (25.1). 4. Buckaroo Club 20  (7.6). 5. Noah-Rangers 9 (3.4). 6. Tony from…

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259 Another day to celebrate; a last day to vote

Happy Victory Day! The end of World War II was marked by Nazi Germany’s capitulation to the Soviet Union on this day in 1945. So that was a pretty good day, eh? ————————– Today is also your last chance to vote in the second bi-annual Paul Mara Playoff Beard Contest…

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114 Rangers trade Ethan Werek to Phoenix for Oscar Lindberg

From the Rangers: RANGERS ACQUIRE FORWARD OSCAR LINDBERG FROM PHOENIX IN EXCHANGE FOR ETHAN WEREK New York, May 8, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired forward Oscar Lindberg from Phoenix in exchange for Ethan Werek. Lindberg, 19, skated…

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112 Guest blogger: Warren London

Happy Mothers’ Day! First, another reminder that you can still vote in the Paul Mara Playoff Beard contest a few threads below, by scrolling down, or by clicking here. Please do. ——————— Warren London is a regular reader and seldom commentor, also known as Bitt. He owns a New York…

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91 Rangers sign Roman Horak

From the Rangers: RANGERS AGREE TO TERMS WITH FORWARD ROMAN HORAK New York, May 6, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Roman Horak. Horak, 19, skated in 64 games with the Chilliwack Bruins of…

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146 Boudreau’s odds; USA-Canada today

Bodog.com offers these odds on Bruce Boudreau getting fired: Will Bruce Boudreau be fired as Head Coach of the Washington Capitals before the beginning of the 2011-12 Season? Yes                  -150 No                    +110 (The way I understand it is that, if you bet yes, you’d have to bet $150 to win…

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198 NHLPA Ted Lindsay finalists: Perry, D. Sedin, Stamkos

From the NHLPA: NHLPA ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2010-11 TED LINDSAY AWARD Perry, D. Sedin, & Stamkos voted by fellow members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association as finalists for the “Most Outstanding Player” award …All three players nominated for the first time TORONTO (May 5, 2011) – The National…

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118 Eastern semifinal games in review

Happy Cinco De Mayo (Marcelino is 1/64th Mayan). Bolts in the conference final. B’s are close … but they won’t get ahead of themselves this time. Claude Julien is going to bring in a motivational speaker: The Most Interesting Man in the World, to tell them, “Stay Thirsty My Friends.”…

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194 Worlds: Sweden 6, USA 2 in preliminary finale

From USA Hockey: U.S. Men’s National Team Falls to Sweden, 6-2, in Final Preliminary Game of 2011 IIHF World Men’s Championship Fowler & Wheeler Score for Team USA KOSICE, Slovakia — Cam Fowler (Farmington Hills, Mich./Anaheim Ducks) and Blake Wheeler (Robbinsdale, Minn./Atlanta Thrashers/University of Minnesota) each notched a goal, but…

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125 Bolts up 3-0; Yellow-out in Music City

What the heck is going on? I got nothin’ again. Back to my “other” job these days. Had some time to catch a little bit of each game last night, but not all. Also switched over to ESPN to catch the last inning of Francisco Liriano’s hideous no-hitter (six walks).…

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211 Michael Del Zotto has hernia surgery

Here’s the official word from the Rangers: MICHAEL DEL ZOTTO INJURY UPDATE New York, May 3, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that Michael Del Zotto underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia this morning.  The procedure was performed by Dr. William…

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28 Another reason to root for the Bolts

We’ve already mentioned a few times the Karma going for the Lightnings: That they played with character and professionalism on the final day of the season, though they didn’t need the game (as, for example, the Giants did in their Super Bowl year). And that a bunch of Tampa Bay…

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106 The Big Boys in goal are stealing these playoffs

Gotta say, these playoffs so far have been tremendously tremendous. OT’s almost every night (no skills competitions, either). And with a few exceptions — the Flyers’ rotation, and for a while there, Roberto Luongo, to name a couple — the goaltending has been spectacular, starting right with one of the…

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276 Watch the game!

This is why I don’t like NBC and Versus: 1) There’s a skirmish on front of the Tampa net. Jason Arnott is mad and about to hand out a facial, or at least a glove to the mug, and Versus quickly goes to a closeup of Alex Ovechkin, then a…

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