AGD: Welcoming the Bulldogs

  Time: 8:00pm MST Location: Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre Broadcast: abbotsfordheat.com, teamradio.ca Abbotsford is back home after an extended road trip that featured not a lot of scoring, but still a lot of points just the same (7 of a possible 10). They now sit atop the Western Conference standings with 28 points.

Brett Kulak looking for positives

    If ever there was a season that could be held up about the way plans can change in junior hockey, the current edition of the Vancouver Giants would be one. Always expected to be a battling team rather than a dominant team, troubles in goal and a lack of forward depth has pushed…

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Gary Machiavelli

With the failure of mediation, the NHL has seemingly gone for a ‘Hail Mary’ move: asking for a direct meeting between owners and players without the presence of the leadership of either side. What should we make of this request?

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Gaudreauby Baker Shirts – A question

    This week I reached out to the good folks at BC Interruption, the geniuses behind the Gaudreauby Baker movement. A few FN readers already have the shirt in question, but I wondered if there was any other way we could help promote this totally legit fashion movement. Apparently there is!

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THE CASUAL AMERICAN HOCKEY FAN

With every blessed day that the Lockout drags on, your ol’ pal Wanye is pushed further from home in the vain attempt to forget about the NHL and the beloved Edmonton Oilers. Today his sobering musings come from San Francisco. Also he is speaking in the fourth person, which has to be some sort of…

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Flames Weekend Guide, November 29 2012

    The month of November ends this weekend, bringing with it a harsh slap in the face, as we all collectively realize that we’ve missed the entirety of the first two months of the NHL season. While the rich players and owners fight like little kids, the Flames prospects – closer to little kids…

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World Junior Hopefuls: Laurent Brossoit

Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from the age-group from throughout the world. It’s a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent…

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KHL: Kovalchuk outdone, Slovan shutout, and Red Army rolls

  Hey look! Fans cheering for hockey. I remember that. Here are today’s KHL highlights. SOme pretty notable games are missing. For example, we didn’t do packs for Yakupov’s team Neftekhimik, Malkin’s team Magnitogorsk, Lupul’s team Avtomobilist, etc, etc. There was a technical issue, but we still managed to make highlight packs for five of…

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Forbes Values Flames at $245M

    The latest Forbes valuations of the various NHL teams was released today. Coming in at #12 was the Calgary Flames at $245M – a 11% bump over their previous evaluation by Forbes a year ago. Before we get into the details, it’s important to note that all of the Forbes numbers are estimates based…

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MONEYPUCK: RICH MAN, POOR MAN

If you’ve had difficulty getting your head around the numbers being tossed around during the NHL lockout regarding the financial situations the league’s 30 teams find themselves in, there’s good reason – at least if you look at the numbers published in Forbes Magazine today.