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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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Matheson to return to the Boston College Eagles

#476775169 / gettyimages.comThe Boston College Eagles received some good news when Michael Matheson announced that he’s returning to the Eagles for his junior season. The Pointe-Claire, Quebec native played in 38 games for the Eagles last season, scoring (3g-18a—21pts). Alain Poupart - NHL.com --- The Fellow defenseman Michael Matheson, the Panthers' first-round pick in...
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Crosby "might" need wrist surgery

#490360205 / gettyimages.comDuring the NHL Playoffs, people were asking what is wrong with Sidney Crosby. Especially, after th All-Star player underperformed during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This revelation would explain a lot of things. Also, if Crosby is out for any amount of time this season, it could prove costly for the Penguins Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
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Fox Sports, Group of San Jose Sharks fans outraged over team's recruitment of 'Ice Girls'

#460755869 / gettyimages.comSeriously? You've got to be kidding me? Now Ice Girls are offensive? Doh-kay! Here's the facebook page link. Brent Smiley, Fox Sports -- A coalition of San Jose Sharks fans have formed the group "Say No to Sharks Ice Girls" in response to the team's proposed uniform change for its co-ed ice team. Previously, members of the Sharks...
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Stay in School part three, Louis Leblanc

#457461089 / gettyimages.comI am an advocate of college hockey. According to College Hockey Inc., 31 percent of the players in the NHL came from the college ranks. Recently, I have been profiling college hockey players that have left their college teams early, for the lure of the big money in the NHL/professional ranks. Here’s another example of a player that could have benefited...
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Is the Big Sky moving to 14 football teams?

I am all for it. If you read this tweet, it would appear that there's a chance that it could happen. Craig Haley (@CraigHaley) tweeted at 10:12am - 14 Jul 14: Fullerton: Idaho, New Mexico St. out there as possible 14th Big Sky football members. Only when time is right. #BigSkyKickoff Perusing ESPN, they touched on this subject as well. Hey the more the merrier right? I am...
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Drake Caggiula attending Sabres Development Camp

#484200607 / gettyimages.comUniversity of North Dakota forward Drake Caggiula is currently attending the Buffalo Sabres Development camp, he's a free agent. Here’s some of the other college hockey players that are attending the Sabres development camp. BUFFALO SABRES 2014-15 DEVELOPMENT CAMP ROSTER (College Players) FORWARD Caggiula, Drake C/LW 5’9” 180 L Pickering, Ontario...
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College Hockey in Arizona?

#459790409 / gettyimages.comHere's an interesting story, it could be noting more than conjecture at this point. I suppose the NCHC would be a logical location for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Justin Emerson, House of Sparky -- "He said ‘Mr. Anderson, if you provided varsity-level hockey at ASU ... you would be able to attract so many students from the East and from...
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Bruins to Focus on Team Toughness

#490588433 / gettyimages.comWith the loss of tough guy Shawn Thornton, the Boston Bruins are going to focus more on team toughness. Joe Haggerty , CSNNE.COM – “I believe [the team toughness] is already there, I do. We have a couple of candidates that played in Providence that surely could fit in if we need them. But I really think it’s already there, I do,” said Chiarelli...
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Miami RedHawks: Riley Barber Returning, Lot of Unfinished Business

#186888280 / gettyimages.comMiami RedHawk forward Riley Barber is returning to Miami for his Junior Season. “There’s a lot of unfinished business that I have at Miami that I definitely want to take care of,” he said. “That’s the main thing that brought me back.” (CSNWashington)Last season, there was a rumbling that a lot of the top players at Miami were going to sign...
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Anti-Fighting Cabal Applauds AHL's New fighting Rules

#493214087 / gettyimages.comI don’t think any of us should be shocked that the Anti-Fighting Cabal at the Hockey News is applauding the AHL’s new Fighting Rules. They've never saw a fight that they liked. Looking at the number of fights in the AHL, the NHL's minor league definitely has more fighting majors than the NHL. It's a proven fact. Moreover, I have never...
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Chicago Blackhawks: name Kevin Dineen assistant coach

#470744863 / gettyimages.comFor those keeping track at home. Former Denver Pioneer hockey player and Team Canada women's national ice hockey team head coach Kevin Dineen has been hired as an assistant hockey coach by the Chicago Blackhawks. NHL.COM -- Kevin Dineen coached the Canadian women's national team to a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and most recently coached...
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Another reason to say in school, Da Costa to play in the KHL

#492313603 / gettyimages.comFormer Merrimack star Stéphane Da Costa is going to the KHL after failing to sign to a new contract  with the Ottawa Sentors. Da Costa played two season at Merrimack College and then signed a professional contract with the Senators. In two season with Merrimack (2009-11), Da Costa scored (30g-60a—90pts). I sometimes wonder if another season in college...
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