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Oshie's putting display

s/t to Bar Stool. I know this is a bit old. Nothing like a four-put from less than seven feet. Nice to see that T.J. Oshie is human like the rest of us. I actually did this twice in the last stroke play tourney that I played in, back in 2008. No one likes to be that guy.Related articlesT.J. Oshie Learns That Golf Can Be a Much Crueler Game Than Hockey in Some Ways
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Jake Gardiner signs Five-Year Contract Extension with the Leafs

#460028337 / gettyimages.comMatt Frattin's Maple Leaf teammate Jake Gardiner just inked a five-year, 20.25 million dollar contract. Jake Gardiner has signed a $20.25M, five-year extension with the #leafs. Gives him a $4.05M AAV.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 29, 2014
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NCAA settles concussion lawsuit that includes former UMaine hockey player

#121579163 / gettyimages.comEarlier today, I posted a blog post on the NCAA concussion lawsuit and whether this lawsuit would have any effect on NCAA Division I Hockey. Apparently, it does. Mary Wisniewski, Reuters --- Former University of Maine ice hockey player Kyle Solomon joined the lawsuit in 2013.Solomon, who suffered four concussions while at UMaine, said in February 2013...
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Austin Poganski Added to the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp Roster

#451386200 / gettyimages.comGood news for incoming UND forward Austin Poganski, as he was added to the USA Hockey World Junior evaluation camp roster. Fellow incoming UND freshman forward Nick Schmaltz is also on the roster for the USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp, too. Adam Kimelman, NHL.com -- Goaltender Evan Cowley and forwards Ryan Hitchcock and Austin Poganski...
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NCAA reaches $75 million settlement in concussion lawsuit

#462629693 / gettyimages.comThat's a lot of money. It will be interesting to see if this has any effect on NCAA Division I Hockey. John Keilman, Chicago Tribune -- The NCAA has created a new protocol to handle concussed athletes and will spend millions to monitor the health of athletes who might have suffered concussions while playing college sports, according to a settlement...
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(Video) Thomas Vanek All Goals From The 2013-14 Season & Playoffs

In what has been one of the slowest offseason that I can remember, time to start moving forward. Here's a video for Wild fans to peruse. I think the Minnesota Wild will be a lot better with Thomas Vanek in their top-six.
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Are Major Junior Hockey Players Underpaid?

So, kind of sounds a lot like the debate that is taking place in division I athletics right now. Rick Westhead, TSN -- Dias told TSN that when he met with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne three weeks ago at Queen's Park, Wynne brought up the issue of working conditions in junior hockey with him. Dias said Wynne told him she is interested in learning more about whether players...
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Subban, Remains unsigned

#494499443 / gettyimages.comP.K. Subban is still a restricted free agent without a contract. The Hab’s defenseman isn’t saying anything about his contract negotiations either. This is probably a smart move. “I’ll answer one question about the negotiation,” Subban told a media scrum at Royal Montreal Golf Club.“It’s been kept pretty quiet the whole time and it’s going...
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How much is P.K. Subban worth?

#451177378 / gettyimages.comThat's the question of the summer, how much is P.K. Subban going to get paid. Show him the money. I am thinking between eight and 10 million dollars. All we know is, Subban is going to get paid, that's a fact Jack. I think he's going to be filthy rich. Whether you like him or not, Subban is the face of the Montreal Canadiens. In my opinion...
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2015 Frozen Four Logo

Not a big fan of this one. Looks like NDSU is hosting the Frozen Four. Thoughts on this logo?Related articlesUND and NDSU to resume the football rivalry?Breaking News: NDSU AD Gene Taylor to leave for the University of Iowa
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Nick Schmaltz impresses Chicago Blackhawks

Schmaltz leaves strong first impression http://t.co/cnmgh786tP— ESPN Chicago (@ESPNChiHawks) July 24, 2014While he may not be the second coming of Jonathan Toews, not many are, soon-to-be UND freshman forward Nick Schmaltz impressed the Chicago Blackhawks brass with his efforts during a recent development camp. Scott Powers, ESPNChicago.com --- To eliminate that risk, the Blackhawks...
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New York Times, N.C.A.A. Players’ Winning Streak, Off the Field

This article is a must read, the last paragraph should make things a little more clear for you. The big school in division I athletics are going to be making their own rules. It will be interesting to see if this has any effect on college hockey.Marc Tracy, New York Times -- The N.C.A.A., the Big 5 conferences and a few other universities have seemingly begun to retreat. In April...
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New York Times, Spartan Hockey Helmets Going Under Microscope

Casque de hockey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)This is an interesting read about hockey helmets. Jeff Z. Klein, New York Times — Hockey helmets may be on the verge of a radical makeover, as scientists and engineers at Virginia Tech prepare a rating system that measures each brand’s and model’s ability to reduce the risk of concussion. “After football, hockey is the sport that...
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NCAA Hockey: Expanded video replay criteria approved for men's, women's hockey

An ice hockey referee signals a penalty for high sticking. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Here are some of the changes to come down from the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee.The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved several changes to the criteria for allowing video replay in men’s and women’s ice hockey, effective for the 2014-15 season.The replay changes were recommended by...
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Former NHL Tough Guy confesses to robbing two banks in Quebec

#52133627 / gettyimages.comThis is one of the stories that's making rounds right now. I guess you never know who's playing on the home town team. Cote played in 105 NHL games and scored (1g-2a—3pts). Cote's last season in the NHL was 2000-01. Trudie Mason, CJAD News -- A former NHL player has been sent to prison for 30 months after confessing to a pair of bank robberies...
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Minnesota Wild's NBC TV Schedule.

#489866461 / gettyimages.comThe Minnesota Wild are going to have 11 games broadcast on NBC Sports Network this season. Full Wild National Broadcast Schedule (all times CT):Oct. 9 — vs. Colorado, 8pmOct. 28 — at Boston, 6pmDec. 17 — vs. Boston, 7pmJan. 6 — vs. Sharks, 7pmJan. 11 — at Chicago, 7pmJan. 13 — at Pittsburgh, 6pmFeb. 3 — vs. Chicago, 7pmFeb. 22 — vs....
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UND Hockey: Popular anthem singer Lindquist retained full-time

This is very good news and a smart move by UND. Mark Lindquist sang a few national anthems last year and he was simply amazing.GRAND FORKS, N.D. – UND Athletics and the Ralph Engelstad Arena are pleased to announce that Mark J. Lindquist has been retained as the full-time national anthem singer at UND men’s hockey games for the 2014-15 season. Lindquist’s talents were on...
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Vanek connected in federal gambling investigation

#451915022 / gettyimages.comThis story just broke this afternoon. I hoping this turns out to be nothing. Russon's Rants --- WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y. is reporting (and has video) that recently-signed Wild winger and former Buffalo Sabre and Rochester Amerk Thomas Vanek was in federal court today in upstate New York as part of an ongoing gambling investigation.According to the...
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Red Wings to get $650 million arena

If your a Detroit Red Wings fan, you've got to be pretty happy today. They're getting a shiny new arena. They will begin constructing it this September, with the ground breaking.$650 million Detroit Red Wings arena and district plan is out and I found out @yingyangtwins are coming to Hamtramck in September! #bonus!— Eric Lacy (@EricLacy) July 21, 2014Detroit Red Wings arena...
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UND moving gingerly toward a new nickname

#111873018 / gettyimages.comI would have commented on this story earlier, but I have been on vacation and I just finished up a project that I was working on.So it begins. We knew that this day was coming. I am leery, and I am also worried that my favorite college teams are going to end up with a stupid nickname that none of us can really embrace. My head is going to explode is UND...
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Oshie sporting the #CAWLIDGEHAWKEY shirt

Hey, @OSH74. I used my anchoring powers to get your shootout goal on Sportscenter tonight #Ferda #NOW #saucypaws pic.twitter.com/ZpRLJbir8M— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) July 18, 2014
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Tyler Seguin goes golfing

s/t to Puck Daddy. Don't try this at home folks. Tyler Seguin let a fan hit a golf ball off of his groin. After a year I'm back on twitter just in time to share my golf tournament coming up on Thursday. Visit http://t.co/KtohxRFtEc for more— Tyler Seguin (@tseguinofficial) July 15, 2014
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Score, Six players who will never win a Stanley Cup

Jarome Iginla and 5 other players who will never win a Stanley Cup. http://t.co/OjqYATTn0U pic.twitter.com/MQIWcT8y12— theScore (@theScore) July 17, 2014Interesting list by the Score. Noticed Phil Kessel and Alex Ovechkin are part of this list.
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Gabe Guertler leaves Minnesota for the OHL

#479985373 / gettyimages.comWould be sophomore forward Gabe Guertler has left the University of Minnesota Hockey team for the Soo Greyhounds of the OHL. In 24 games with the Gophers, the Plantation, Florida native scored (2g-3a—5pts). Last September, Guertler was arrested for driving will impaired, while operating his moped, by the University of Minnesota Police Department...
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Drake Caggiula out to prove himself

#483906215 / gettyimages.comSoon to be junior UND forward Drake Caggiula recently attended the Buffalo Sabres development camp. From all accounts that I have read, it appears that the diminutive forward turned some heads in Buffalo.  Last season, Caggiula was one of the more physical players in the UND lineup. During one of the media days, I asked Caggiula how much he weighed....
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