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Helene Elliott and I disagree on the definition of “scrimmage”

Led by Coach Terry Murray, the youngsters went through a vigorous, two-hour morning practice that included a lengthy scrimmage. via Kings’ rookie camp begins — latimes.com. I was there from 10:00 until about three minutes to noon. There was no scrimmage. But I guess it’s possible they started a scrimmage after I left. In which…

Battle of California Name-Check Madness

Do you enjoy wearing sweatpants, eating nacho cheese and not talking to women?  Congratulations, you may already be a blogger! SBNation is looking for dedicated people to start up new blogs for the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks because they secretly hate Earl and me but don’t have the heart to shut us down. …

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: The Heatley Soap Opera

An interesting counter-point to the Heatley mess, from Tom Benjamin: The level of vitriol being directed at Dany Heatley from the media seems astonishing to me. Dan Barnes, for example. I’m not a big fan of Dany Heatley (the person, not the player) but there is another way to see this story. While Heatley’s behaviour has…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: Defending McDonough

Tom Benjamin blogs on/for/re the Canucks and weighs in on the Hawks fiasco: The good news going forward was that the excellent young team grew into an excellent team period. The bad news was that they did this despite the fact that Tallon did little to demonstrate competence. Indeed he made several mistakes – Savard,…

From Tom Benjamin’s NHL Blog: Bettman’s Nightmare

This a Tom Benjamin post from February, so factor in personnel changes etc. since then. Revenues would have to fall by about 15% to get to a $46 MM salary cap, so this may be a very pessimistic view. Nevertheless, if it happens, the NHL is screwed. The Leafs are in good shape but many teams…