THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
October 04 2014 02:45PM

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Courtesy of The Royal Half, here's a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division… we present the first installment of Pacific War Room for the 2014-15 NHL Season!

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The Curious Case of Josh Jooris

Christian Roatis
October 04 2014 10:06AM

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Josh Jooris and hockey have gone hand-in-hand, like spaghetti and meatballs, since Jooris was just a little tyke. While Mark Jooris, father of Josh, grinded it out in leagues across Europe, his son – and understudy – was quickly learning the ropes of the game he was growing into, and developing a feverish passion for.

And as it turns out, he happened to have a knack for it.

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Handicapping The Remaining Cuts

Ryan Pike
October 03 2014 10:28AM

We're still less than 24 hours removed from the Johnny Gaudreau Show, but the business of training camp will soon need to be formally addressed amidst all the swooning. I enclosed a video of his three assists last night above, because wowzers, that's why.

But the Flames NHL roster sits at 33 bodies and the club is required to get it down to 23 by 3pm MT on Tuesday.

Here's how they could (or should) do it.

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THE ROUNDUP

Nation World HQ
October 03 2014 05:30AM


Regular season is just around the corner, player previews, player cuts, fake signing's, cool gifts for fans and more in this week's Roundup.

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Post-Game: Gaudreau, Jooris 86 The Jets

Ryan Pike
October 02 2014 10:35PM

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The Calgary Flames went into the last home pre-season game hoping for some decisions to become clearer.

They went into the third period of the game hoping for some signs of life from their veterans or their kids after a lackluster second period.

They left the contest with potentially even less clarity in their final cuts than they had hoped to find. The Flames dominated the third period and beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2.

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