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Permanent Decertification is Certifiable

The momentum is growing. Every day the calls to decertify or otherwise disband the NHLPA are growing. And I don’t mean from NHL players. No, hockey fans and media alike are now so fed up with what passes for collective bargaining in the NHL that they want to blow up the entire system. We’re not…

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KHL: Malkin’s Gordie Howe Hat-Trick

  Malkin drops the gloves and scores some goals, Ovechkin looking better and better, and if the NHL ever comes back, you better watch out for St. Louis Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko. Enjoy!

AGD: Into the Red Wings Den

  Time: 5:00pm Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids Broadcast: teamradio.ca The Heat face a new villain for the first time in awhile. The Grand Rapids Griffins are the AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings and are one of the teams starting to challenge for Abbotsford’s spot near the top of the Western Conference.

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Gaudreauby Bakers Shirts Have Arrived

    So after a couple long weeks of waiting, I finally got a knock on my door from Purolator this morning. The big box of yellow shirts are here. I’ll try my best to get these things out to everyone who ordered them ASAP. There are a couple of options here: 1.) Mail ’em. This is…

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A Holiday Message From the Nations

   Well it hasn’t been the merriest of Christmas seasons this year has it? Instead of squeezing present shopping around Hockey Night in Canada or Battles of Alberta, we’ve had to put up with histrionic lawyers at press conferences, game cancellation announcements and endless debates about which side of the labor argument is more reprehensible.

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Five things: The buildup to World Juniors

1. Interesting about this European disquiet The thing we always heard about guys going over to Europe during the lockout is that while they wouldn’t exactly be able to make the kind of living they were used to in the NHL, they could do well enough, and play hockey at a high level. And that…

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What’s Happening to the Heat?

When I previously wrote about the Abbotsford Heat’s uncanny success through the early going, the team had suffered just one regulation loss through it’s first 10 games and was a league leader in just about every category. Much of that success carried through the month of November, which is why they remain on top of…

WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn’t get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland. The game is the first chance to evaluate the final…

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The KHL’s Back! And Malkin Nets a Hatty

  The KHL has returned from its December break, and Evgeni Malkin opened things up with a bang! We have five games for you right now, and we’ll be working on more of the games from December 19th tomorrow, as well as the pair from Thursday the 20th. Enjoy!

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Stirring the Pot – Looking at the relative success of the Heat and Barons

  Keeping the Dream Rivalry Alive The Abbotsford Heat sit atop their AHL conference while the Barons are struggling to stay in the playoff picture In Calgary this is greeted with great joy, dancing in the streets, and various acts of nefarious merriment with barnyard animals*. In Edmonton, well, that isn’t really our thing. *This…

AGD: wolves in the Morning

    The Heat play the Chicago Wolves today – starting right now in fact – so here’s the hatily thrown together gamethread: