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Reasonable Doughty?

I suggest you read this only after you’ve read today’s articles and posts in the LA Times, LAKi and Hockey Buzz on the alleged off-ice incident involving Drew Doughty. Because I’m not going to recount the story as reported by those fine writers. I hesitate even to write this post. But I have a few…

Is signing Jarret Stoll a “must-do”?

If you’re comparing Stoll to Loktionov, don’t forget that Loktionov is going to get older and better, while Stoll is going to get older and worse. I don’t think Loktionov is going to have too much trouble scoring 20+ goals a year, once he starts getting a regular shift. Do you want to see him do that on another team?

Bob McKenzie’s Bernier trade rumor

Matthew Barry :: McKenzie: “I Think Tampa Will Trade For Jonathan Bernier”. Well, God said it in a tweet, so there must be SOME sort of speculation, right? Fans are offering Brett Connolly and maybe one of Tampa’s 1st round picks for JB and Muzzin? Or Loktionov (if Stoll is re-signed as expected)? There’s just…

Mirroring, eh?

Right. The defenseman “skates the same route” as a forward, only before the forward actually does it? I think that’s called establishing position. The defenseman is occupying the most valuable real estate: the direct path to the puck. The forward is free to skate around the defenseman and his clever “mirroring.”