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Training Camp Opens on Saturday

The Monarchs Training Camp roster consists of 16 forwards: Andy Andreoff, Marc-Andre Cliche, Richard Clune, Robbie Czarnik, Justin Johnson, Brandon Kozun, Stefan Legein, Andrei Loktionov [AWOL in KHL – Q], David Meckler, Jordan Nolan, Brian O’Neill, Tanner Pearson, Nikolay Prokhorkin [status unknown -Q], Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey and Jordan Weal.  There are also seven defensemen on the roster: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Andrew Campbell, Nick Deslauriers, Thomas Hickey, David Kolomatis, Jake Muzzin and Slava Voynov.  Netminders J.F. Berube and Martin Jones round out the Monarchs Training Camp roster.

POLL: who else should get his name on the cup?

The Kings are allowed up to 52 names on the cup. Twenty-two players qualified by playing 41 or more regular season games or at least one game in the Finals. That leaves 30 spots, at most. I’m not aware of any limitations on which non-player personnel are eligible (other than, as the Oilers learned awhile…

Can someone who knows the NFL by-laws…

…give me the bird’s eye low-down on the rules regarding owners and whether or not they’re allowed to own other sports teams? I have a dim recollection of something like this being the case, and if so it would illuminate the current AEG-for-sale story. Oh, and does this even make sense, since wouldn’t it be…

Don’t do it, Andrei!

The Fourth Period :: Los Angeles Kings :: Kopitar to play overseas Loktionov, 22, reportedly agreed in principle to a deal with HC Atlant Moscow Oblast of the KHL, and an official contract is expected to be ironed out in the near future. However, Loktionov’s agent, Igor Larionov, told TFP that report was not true…

NHLPA: Just Make a New League, Really

Do it now. Take the 600 or however many union members, pick teams, I don’t care how many, and start playing games. Doesn’t matter where. Play at local rinks. Figure out a way to put it on TV. Make a deal with ESPN or someone who doesn’t have ties to the NHL. The fans will…