[Thursday's FTB] Hey, It's Joffrey Lupul

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Apparently, Joffrey Lupul has overcome all those bureaucratic barriers to playing hockey in the KHL that Cam Charron brought up and is now playing for the worst team in the league. He should be more or less used to that feeling.

ANYWAY.

It's good to hear that he's found some ice with real competition, and Steve Dangle and Andrey Osadchenko have some highlights for you.


And now, for more links:

Brian Burke has some thoughts on sports management
Some good quotes, here from JB, who attended the conference.

Marlies weekly notes for November 14th, 2012
The Marlies have won 4 in a row now, and Kyle Cicerella has a number of notes for you - a good read.

Stuart Percy on the Subway Super Series
That's a hockey player's smile. From Steve Dangle.

"Leaf Matters" Episode 4 podcast now available
Michael Langlois was on the WWAC podcast recently.

Things That Drive Me Insane In NHL 13: "Phy...sics?"
I can't remember the last time I had such hopelessly stupid responses to articles, so I'll probably just let this little series stop here.

Patrick Kane and Tyler Seguin: Things are getting weird in Switzerland
I link this piece only for the strange photos. Article by Greg Wyshynski.

Should the NHL and AHL Invoke an Exceptional Player Rule?
I think he means "implement", but you get the idea. Pardini at Hexys2Hander with a few ideas.

Cherry still preaches, but has no pulpit - The Globe and Mail
"Pat Burns – it’s an absolute shame they didn’t do it," Cherry said. "I’m ashamed they didn’t do it while he was alive. He’s won coach of the year in three different cities, Stanley Cup – there’s nobody that’s done anything more. The players loved him." From James Mirtle.

The fans that chanted racial slurs at Wayne Simmonds could be facing jail time
Yeah, jail time seems a bit crazy to me, but the likelihood that the world is worse off without these idiots is slim, so meh. From JB at BHS.

The greatest (street) hockey game of the year, captured in photos
What an awesome story. Andrew Ladd and Mike Richards start a pickup street hockey game in Winnipeg. From TJ Maughan at AIH.

The NHL's Problem: Only Three Teams Are Making Real Money - Forbes
The Maple Leafs, Rangers and Canadiens earned $171 million combined in profits during the 2010-11 season. The other 27 NHL teams lost a collective $44 million.

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