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I LOL’d…Literally

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

Every time I see those three capital letters strung together I have to (a) shotgun a beer, (b) email my friends from high school to discuss failed conquest attempts from two decades ago and (3) watch six consecutive identical Sportscenters, waiting for a hockey reference that never comes.  Why? Because, as we’ve touched on before, “LOL” and all its acronymical (yep, we just go ahead and make words up here at A2Y) sisters don’t fit into what I would refer to as “guy vernacular”. 

But yesterday, I read something that made me—yes, literally—“laugh out loud.”

And I’d like to share it with you in hopes that you will also.

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Tavares Plans To Challenge NHL Ruling

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from Slam,

London’s Brian MacDonald, a former Colorado Avalanche assistant GM, said the Siskinds Sports Management (SSM) team will forge ahead despite the NHL declaring that the 16-year-old Oshawa Generals scoring star must wait until 2009 to be selected by a big league team.
“It’s not (a setback that the NHL stands by the rule) and it’s only the beginning of the process,” MacDonald said yesterday at the Western Fair Sports Centre where Tavares and a host of other clients are skating in an SSM-led summer camp this week. “We still have an interest in pursuing this issue.”

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And The Contest Begins…

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

We have our first entry in the “Replace the Fire On Ice Thing Because It Sucks” contest.  Before I show you HockeyinHD‘s art though, a little investigation is required.  I was perusing the LGW message boards and saw a post from Icer who pointed out something we already know.  The Wing advertising geniuses aren’t exactly original.

Fire on Ice is the name of a synchronized skating team in Australia....

Also, the title of a documentary about figure skaters…..

IMDB

And finally, the name of one of the forums over at calgarypuck.com…..

forum.calgarypuck.com

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We Have An Anniversary

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Today Wayne Gretzky and Janet Jones-Gretzky celebrate their 19th wedding anniversary.
To read more about the wedding and actually see a video of the day, check out the CBC archives.

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Arbitration Hearing Dates

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TSN puts it all in a nice package for us.
The dates for each player’s hearing…

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Names Galore- Little Actions

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from the CP via TSN,

The second wave is ready and waiting.
After a flurry of activity in the first two weeks of NHL free agency, where the bigger names all found new homes with rich, long-term contracts, a number of unrestricted free agents are now hoping to get their names on deals….
Now that the first wave of free agents has come and gone like a blur, the league as a whole takes a deep breath and regroups for the second wave.
The signings will come in dribs and drabs over the rest of the summer.
“The first week of free agency is 100 miles per hour,” said agent Pat Brisson, who got Daniel Briere a big payday with Philadelphia on July 1. “After that you see a little decline. Things slow down a little. Some GMs may wait a little on some needs, see if the price comes down. On the flip side as a player, you have to be patient.
“And sometimes that pays off.”

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Roenick Still Deciding Retirement or Not

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From The Hockey News,

Contrary to an earlier report, Phoenix Coyotes center Jeremy Roenick has not decided to retire from the NHL.
According to a statement issued Monday to The Hockey News.com by his agent, Neil Abbott, Roenick “is considering all of his options, including retirement, (but) has made no final decision.”
Abbott added that a formal announcement regarding Roenick’s final decision will be made in the next few weeks.
The recent death of Roenick’s father-in-law played a factor in the famously personable NHL star’s reticence to confirm a Philadelphia Inquirer story that he was ending his 18-year playing career immediately.

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*Frankly, we always thought it was a little strange that so many were reporting Roenick’s retirement like it was a ‘done deal’ based on nothing more than a text message.

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Islanders Sign Campoli

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from the CP via TSN,

The New York Islanders signed defenceman Chris Campoli to a three-year contract on Monday.
“Signing Chris Campoli to a long-term contract was a priority of ours this off-season,” Islanders GM Garth Snow said in a statement. “He’s one of the most skilled young defenceman in the NHL and we’re thrilled that he’ll continue his development in an Islanders uniform.”

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Will The Stars Mesh In New York

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from The Maven,

On paper, it looks A-Number One, Yankee-Doodle-Ipsy-Pipsy.
All those “light-up-the-marquee” Rangers names.
JAGR, SHANAHAN, LUNDQVIST, GOMEZ, DRURY, just to name a few….
But, wait a moment. An overdose of stars guarantees nothing other than the fact that more pressure will be placed on Renney than on any of his multi-millionaire skaters.

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Blogging Blackhawks

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

It is not often you find a Chicago Blackhawks blog but I ran into one this morning.
I was looking for the NHL team with the most losses and found the answer via The Third Man In which pointed to a Bloomber story,

the Chicago Blackhawks lead the National Hockey League with 2,437…

We will be adding that blog to the Hockey Links, as soon as Alanah returns from the beach!!!

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