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Newspaper? What’s a newspaper?

This isn’t a sports story but it may as well be.

Deadline.com: LA Times’ Patrick Goldstein Writes Last Column

Longtime Los Angeles Times movie columnist Patrick Goldstein decided to take a buyout rather than work for the new leadership at the newspaper. “He felt there was no more future for him there. It was obvious since all the new people think about is driving web traffic. They’re trying to put everyone to work doing that,” my source says.

“You’ll be dead by then.”

Super Hockey Mom | Adventures at the rink

This is what Red Chief said to me the other day after his second day of Hobey Hopeful Camp:

RC: Mom, I’m never going to make it to the NHL.
Me: Why do you say that, honey?
RC: Because I can’t tie my own skates.
Me: Honey, if you make it to the NHL, I will come and tie your skates for you every day.
RC: Mom, that’s nice of you to offer but you’ll be dead by then.

Who does Bettman represent, besides himself?

If it turns out to be true that the real battle in this CBA negotiation is not between the owners and the players, but between the big owners and the small owners, then there’s the additional question of who exactly Bettman is representing. The league in its current incarnation, the post-Gretzky expansion into new markets, is entirely Bettman’s vision.

I guess not

Huet had said he was hoping to land an NHL deal believing he belonged in the league and he was better than some guys, but with the threat of a lockout and presumably good, secure money being thrown his way – Switzerland it is. via Cristobal Huet stays in Europe, signs four-year deal with Swiss…