NHLPA Head Paul Kelly Fired

Jonathan Willis
August 31 2009 01:06PM

Darren Dreger of TSN first broke the news that elements within the NHLPA were dissatisfied with Paul Kelly’s performance as the head of the NHLPA. At 3AM eastern time, Dreger passed on the news that the NHLPA executive board (made up of the thirty team representatives) had voted to terminate Kelly’s employment.

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Cancel Tanguay's pogey!

Jean Lefebvre
August 29 2009 09:46AM

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Well, in a surprisingly busy late-August Friday on the National Hockey League transaction wire, ex-Flame Alex Tanguay has finally found work and the Vancouver Canucks look like they're serious about not running out of defencemen this coming season after seeing their blueline take a pounding over the past couple of winters.

Friday's movement brings up a few points:

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Please welcome your Calculus Flames

Jean Lefebvre
August 26 2009 10:36PM

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Hockey is rarely numerically neat and impeccably precise, and if you need proof just check out Vesa Toskala's goals-against average from a season ago.

Trouble is that in the world of mathematics, two-plus-two always equals four. In the world of hockey, however, two-plus-two sometimes equals the square root of Dennis Maruk, and that's confusing, frustrating and embarrassing for all parties concerned.

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Criteria for buying an NHL team

Ryan Lambert
August 26 2009 01:02PM

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With all the craziness yesterday about the NHL formally submitting a bid for the Phoenix Coyotes, I found myself wondering what, exactly qualifies someone to submit a bid for an franchise.

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Go time

Wanye
August 26 2009 11:02AM

For many folks the last 30 days were an ordinary August like many others. Relaxed summer fun, while we wait for the new season to begin and for Dancing with the Stars to end. But to us August 2009 will stand as our quarter life crisis that caused us to quit our job before it killed our soul in order to focus on hockey blogging.

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