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NHL Trade Deadline Day is just good gossip

Today is NHL Trade Deadline Day. I love this day. You know why? Because it’s all gossip. First they’ll report that Colton McThomas (fake name) is going to the Detroit Red Wings. Three hours later, McThomas will indeed be traded. But to the Boston Bruins. Which is kinda like the sports equivalent of INTOUCH Weekly claiming that Jennifer Aniston is dating Jake Gyllenhaal only for her to step out wearing Justin Theroux’s engagement ring the next morning. Tell that to the sports junkie in your life.

@LaineyGossip over at http://www.laineygossip.com/Intro-for-March-5--2014/29619

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Ben Scrivens is the 1st goalie in Leafs history to earn a minus on an empty net goal.

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If you are a Canadian pro athlete with the last name of "Nash", and you signed a multimillion dollar contract to play for a high profile American pro sports team already filled with superstars: guess what? you fail.

"I love the Boston forever. The hockey begin now because the no good raisin balls Gary Bettman and...

"I love the Boston forever. The hockey begin now because the no good raisin balls Gary Bettman and the no good jabroni the Donald Duck or the Donald Fehr whatever you want me to call him make deal. They make me mad because they make the fan lose the respect for the sport. Now the player have to work hard to make the fan happy so they pay the big money to come and see them play the sport. I respect the hockey I love the fan forever. If you don’t like the hockey than you deserve to like only the cricket because hockey is real sport like the Wrestling."

http://www.daysofyorr.com/2013-articles/january/the-iron-sheik-s-thoughts-on-the-nhl-lockout.html

"If you asked me today, if I had one choice, I'll put the stats in the trash, and I'll go with my...

"If you asked me today, if I had one choice, I'll put the stats in the trash, and I'll go with my eyes." - Alex Anthopoulos,

Mansbridge One on One interview http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV%20Shows/Mansbridge%20One%20on%20One/ID/2325130441/

"To me, the bottom line is, 'What's your legacy going to be, and who is going to come to your...

"To me, the bottom line is, 'What's your legacy going to be, and who is going to come to your funeral and what are they going to say?' Do you know what I want them to say at my funeral? Not that he won the Stanley Cup, but that he was a great dad and he was a community leader and he made a difference. Do it right, do it your way, do it with ethics and a vision and a plan, and have some fun with it. Be somebody. Leave big fucking footprints."

Brian Burke, in Behind the Moves, by Jason Farris

Since the various reports of a Roberto Luongo trade to Toronto aren't already insane enough...let's...

Since the various reports of a Roberto Luongo trade to Toronto aren't already insane enough...let's throw some gasoline on the fire! One of the intricacies of the new yet-to-be-ratified CBA is the "cap-recapture system." Basically, this affects players with long-term deals (minimum five or six years, I'm not 100 per cent certain). Either way, Luongo's counts because his is a 12-year deal. Therefore, there will be a penalty if he retires before the contract is completed. How does it work?

Everyone's favourite Elliotte Friedman decided to do the fun legwork on how the cap-recapture clause in the new CBA would apply to a Roberto Luongo trade. While it certainly adds to the long-term risk of acquiring Luongo it also should reduce the cost to acquire him as the Canucks would be getting rid of a big contract and the future lost cap space due to the cap recapture. How this change is weighed is obviously open to interpretation but I see a bigger incentive for the Canucks to move Luongo before the season starts.

"But as I’ve said many times before: if you hear a rumour about us, it’s almost always not true....

"But as I’ve said many times before: if you hear a rumour about us, it’s almost always not true. When reports are accurate is when things are done. That’s something I’ve always maintained since I’ve been here."

The Jays' GM comments on the rumours surrounding his search for a new manager. We've seen this level of secrecy in Toronto quite a bit surrounding big moves. Kind of makes you wonder what the local mittenstringers are doing with their 'access'...

Allaire’s approach with his goalies hadn’t altered even though rule changes meant his insistence on...

Allaire’s approach with his goalies hadn’t altered even though rule changes meant his insistence on the butterfly technique wasn’t working.

Brian Burke September 18th

I think we have the best goalie coach on the planet.

I think we have the best goalie coach on the planet.

Brian Burke March 3rd
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