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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:09 pm 
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So, is Bolland effectively retired? How nice of the NH...er, I mean the Yotes to pay him 5.5 mil to not have to do anything.

Yeah, he had a career-ending injury years ago. Technically you're not allowed to trade injured players, but the NHL makes exceptions to let the Coyotes assume dead cap space. They did the same for Chris Pronger.

I think Bolland insinuated over the summer that he's moving back to Chicago for some sort of Blackhawks sinecure once his contract is up.


Yeah, I knew about the Yotes/Pronger (and others) Old Cap Folks Home, and I knew Bolland had been injured, but hadn't heard much since. I clicked on the link, and his name popped up.


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Rangers & Sabres in the Winter Classic today; both teams' jerseys look great. Not the best camera angles though; a little difficult to find the puck sometimes.


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San Jose players ( of course, most mentally weak team in the league for years) whining about having to play in Winnipeg. Paul Maurice sets them straight .


https://twitter.com/jayanddan/status/950896113242066946

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:51 pm 
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San Jose players ( of course, most mentally weak team in the league for years) whining about having to play in Winnipeg. Paul Maurice sets them straight .


https://twitter.com/jayanddan/status/950896113242066946


Don't let anyone tell you how tough hockey players are. They're not so tough when they have to...fly charter to Winnipeg.

Jets went on to win that game 4-1, by the way.

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Danault just took the full force of a Chara slap shot directly to the head. It did not look good as he is getting stretchered off the ice.

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Danault just took the full force of a Chara slap shot directly to the head. It did not look good as he is getting stretchered off the ice.

Someone needs to give the clip the Dear Sister treatment

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:23 pm 
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Danault just took the full force of a Chara slap shot directly to the head. It did not look good as he is getting stretchered off the ice.

Someone needs to give the clip the Dear Sister treatment

To do that one right, Zuccarello would have to step in and get a puck fired at him by Danault

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Welp, Islanders getting a new arena, and gonna spend some time back at Nassau the next 3 seasons:

http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/2225 ... m-barclays


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Great move for the Islanders. Barclays was doomed to failure on a number of levels:

1) the obvious, seating bowl wasn't built for hockey
2) less obvious, the ice wasn't built for hockey. The ice plant uses PVC piping instead of copper piping, which I guess doesn't keep the ice hard enough.
3) the Islanders are very much a suburban team, arguably the only sports team in America that truly represents suburbia. (America would argue the Cubs if he came in here.) Their fans live in Nassau or Suffolk with the car-centric lifestyle that comes from living there. Taking the LIRR to games was always too big an ask, whether it was of people having to hang around in the city between work and the game or people who hate going into New York.
4) in exchange for an annual flat fee, the Islanders turned all their business operations over to the Nets, who did a shit job marketing the team. If you were underwhelmed by their Brooklyn Nets marketing consisting of "unh Jigga unh unh Jigga unh unh," they managed to do even less with the Islanders.
5) a lot was made of Brooklyn being Rangers territory. I don't think it really is. If it's anything, it's ethnics-who-don't-embrace-hockey territory and spoiled-brats-from-the-midwest territory. Either way, the Islanders never put down roots. (I'm not even sure the Nets are doing much better: I'm sure plenty of Brooklynites blog about how Draymond Green is redefining American blackness, but I don't think they buy tickets to Nets games.) The fans came in from the suburbs and went back out. Even the players, who still train in Bethpage and tend to live near there, came in from the suburbs and went back out. If there's anywhere the Islanders are truly competing with the Rangers for fans, it's in their own backyard of Nassau and Suffolk.

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