From Forum answers VII – Inside the Kings: Linking to my own comment so I can remember where I made it when I turn out to be totally wrong; feel free to ignore

[the question put to the peanut gallery is: if the cap is supposed to come down hard next year, won’t the league do something to stop all these teams from having to dump salary to get under the cap, like maybe decide to keep the cap up anyway, or create some new loophole whereby teams…

From Behindthenet.ca: Junior Hockey Projections

Twenty years ago, almost all every NHL player was drafted from the Canadian Hockey League. Even today, the majority of NHL draft picks still come from the three Tier I junior hockey leagues, the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). But how does player…

The Poetry of the HF Boards

I didn’t get to look at the HF Boards on the topic of the Smyth trade until it was all wrapped up with a bow on it. Here are the first several pages of comments, with minimal editing to reduce “noise.” Holy ****ing ****! So this is Deano’s big move predictable isnt he supposed to…

KuklasKorner: Hab Fail

What can’t be argued is that the Habs chewed threw the one valuable resource they possessed – cap space – and failed to land the franchise-defining player they’ve lacked for years. By the time they take care of their RFAs, the Canadiens will be pushing up against the cap, yet still without a big No.…

Bitter split? Havlat leaves Chicago for Wild, promises ‘real story’ – Puck … – NHL – Yahoo! Sports

Martin Havlat(notes) has agreed to be the historically fragile offensive talent to replace another historically fragile offensive talent for the Minnesota Wild, signing a six-year, $30 million contract this evening according to the Star Tribune. Havlat leaves the Chicago Blackhawks after three seasons, his best (and healthiest) coming in 2008-09 with 77 points in 81…

Free Agent Day: The Foreplay – Second City Hockey

10:38:  It’s official, The Children of The Corn are staying at GM Place, and we can look forward to another playoff disappearance from them for years to come. via Free Agent Day: The Foreplay – Second City Hockey. I love that. Children of the Corn. I knew there was something familiar about them.  

Stan Fischler (StanFischler) on Twitter

If nothing else, Heatley has proven what we’ve known all along; that it’s a PLAYERS’ MARKET, and may the Senators suffer the consequences. via Stan Fischler (StanFischler) on Twitter. But I don’t think that’s what it proves.  

New Post, in which, instead of earning money, I decide to crunch cap figures related to the preposterous Sedin twins to L.A. UFA rumor

Here’s why I don’t think the swedish twins in socal rumor makes any sense, especially not Deano sense. Math. The twins want $12MM/year. The Kings, after re-signing Johnson and Purcell, then adding $12MM for the Sedins, would be at at least $58MM. $59MM if Hickey makes the team. So we have to dump one big salary.…