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NHLFU

"In communications, familiarity breeds apathy." - William BernbachThis isn't strictly speaking 'communications,' but Bernbach's quote certainly applies to the 2012-2013 (God, I hope it...

Morning Mashup: Read Don

As in, Red Dawn. Get it? Yeah, I'm not a fan of the title either. It was either that or "Dallas", but I don't...

Morning Mashup: Subtitleless

No overall topic for today's mashup. I could rant about how simultaneously promising/frustrating it is the NHL and NHLPA are meeting Friday but...

The Burke Knight Rises

Brian Burke is not a superhero. He doesn't have magical powers that allow him to move faster than everyone else. He cannot use pure...

Morning Mashup: Goal Tended

What's that? Positives news out of the Leafs' camp? I think that deserves a second consecutive post, and its own Morning Mashup! Huh? Lockwhat?...

Morning Mashup: No Point, #NoLockout?

The biggest difference between the impending lockout and its older, nastier, 2004-born brother from a fan's perspective (aside from the complete unnecessariness of this...

Morning Mashup: Amnesty!

Vincent Lecavalier. Scott Gomez. Brian Campbell. Wade Redden. Mike Komisarek. Danny Briere. Patrik Elias. You probably don't need me to highlight the common thread...

Morning Mashup: We’re Experiencing a Slight Delay

After meeting Wednesday morning in advance of what was a scheduled 1pm start for this week's CBA negotiations, executives on both sides (including Gary...

Morning Mashup: Trojan Whorse!

...is what Michael Grange should have called his terrific Sportsnet article from yesterday (SPOILER ALERT: Cold water). If only because A) this whole thing's...

Morning Mashup: Kadrishack

Update: 2012 Canada/Russia Challenge is at 11am on TSN2. Hopefully a chance for Leaf fans to see just how overly excited they should get...

Morning Mashup: Nope… still nothing.

Continuing on from yesterday's mashup, everything is decidedly quiet in Leafland. Quiet, and kinda sad. At least, it's been sad since I read Dangle's...

Morning Mashup: That Guy with the Funny Name!

There's a multitude of jokes I could open this post with. I won't. I'll laugh at them in my head, sure, because I'm....8. But...

Morning Mashup: Weekday at Bernier’s

Much noise has been made about the Leafs’ need to change their goaltending situation this offseason. I’m choosing to phrase it like that mainly...

Morning Mashup: Return of the Alumni

Apologies in advance for the rushed mashup, due primarily to two things: A) The distinct lack of summertime topics means we need to spread...
Chuck Fletcher

Morning Mashup: There’s No Place Like Home

Fan sentiment is a strange thing. Not that I'd claim to know much about the NBA, but I seem to remember the response to...

Targets to be Acquired

NHL Free Agency was, originally, to be a major component of the Brian Burke 'rebuild' model - or 'retool,' whatever you want to call...

Morning Mashup: Tending Tandems

Speaking with ESPN.com (and it's hockey, so whether or not they were listening is up for debate), Brian Burke suggested Wednesday - and for...

The Other Side of the Job

Brian Burke recently sat down with TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin for an extensive interview entitled "The Business of Hockey", available to watch...

Morning Mashup: Devils Delay Kings’ Crowning

I spent most of Wednesday afternoon watching the super-extended version of Return of the King on DVD. Must have jinxed it.Oh, and settle a...

Morning Mashup: New Jersey Deviled!

The entire Most of the reason we watch hockey started last night, and Anze Kopitar's overtime breakaway goal gave the Los Angeles Kings a...
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