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  • Posted 08/31/2014 03:57:14 EDT

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment: [QUOTE] I think their downfall was stupid trade after stupid trade.  Pronger for Shanahan.  Francis, Samuelsson and Jennings for Cullen, Zalapski and Jeff Parker. more »

  • Posted 08/31/2014 01:08:33 EDT

    Aww NAS. It was not meant to be a challenge or anything. Just pointing out why a team that had so little success during its run still has its share of fans and merch sales. What ultimately did them in more »

  • Posted 08/31/2014 01:03:34 EDT

    As discussed previously by a few of us on these boards, some junior players do make some money on the side being spokesmen for certain products and other things. Not much, but I am sure it does help w more »

  • Posted 08/31/2014 01:00:52 EDT

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment: [QUOTE] Truthfully, that franchise sucked.  The building sucked, management sucked, ownership sucked.  The "H" in the middle of the "W" was about the coolest thing more »

  • Posted 08/31/2014 12:57:58 EDT

    In response to 50belowzero's comment:

    Paul "Blacky" Lawless was cool.


    Yeah, he definitely was an "animal"



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  • Posted 08/31/2014 11:48:55 EDT

    In response to kelvana33's comment:

    Same here RHO, and the Whale still do pretty good in the merchandising department.



     Does that still go into the pockets of the Canes ownership?


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  • Posted 08/30/2014 01:09:22 EDT

    In response to WalkTheLine's comment: [QUOTE] Fan support was rabid but small. Home games against the Bruins were at least 30% or more B's fans. Non-Bruins home games were maybe 20% Bruins fans who li more »

  • Posted 08/30/2014 12:14:33 EDT

    Went to many a Whale game as a kid too. Yes, fan support was always awesome. Corporate support not so much. Local financial cash crunch and lack of corporate backing did them in in the end. Miss that more »

  • Posted 08/30/2014 11:23:22 EDT

    Article on my second favorite team of all time. Funny, I didn't realize how many future NHL coaches the team actually produced until reading this. As per Sportsnet: more »

  • Posted 08/30/2014 10:38:17 EDT

    Looks like the B's and Flames have something in common, inviting washed up vets to camp tryouts. As per Defenseman Sheldon Brookbank, who played the past two seasons with the Chicago Blackhaw more »

  • Posted 08/30/2014 10:24:59 EDT

    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment: [QUOTE] Why do the turtlenecks always have to be captain ? [/QUOTE]  lol....well, speaking as an academic the turtleneck denotes the perception of intellect. Add more »

  • Posted 08/29/2014 07:12:07 EDT

    In response to kelvana33's comment: [QUOTE] In response to 50belowzero's comment: [QUOTE]    Who cares.         You will never find a more wretched hive of SCUM and VILLAINY. -Obi-Wan Kenobi [/QUOTE] more »

  • Posted 08/29/2014 05:10:48 EDT

    Will be too busy to participate but will love to see the clips when I can!


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  • Posted 08/29/2014 01:46:25 EDT

    As per TSN: Justin Schultz isn't a fully-formed No. 1 NHL defenceman just yet, so the Edmonton Oilers are giving him a chance to grow into one. The Oilers agreed to terms with the 24-year-old on a $3. more »

  • Posted 08/29/2014 09:01:44 EDT

    And speaking of the Devil, as per Forward Scott Gomez will attend New Jersey Devils training camp on a tryout basis, the team said Thursday. Gomez was New Jersey's first-round pick (No. 27) i more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 10:03:48 EDT

    In response to RichHillOntario's comment: [QUOTE] Would you say we've seen the best of Krejci, NAS? If so, aren't the Bruins risking investing in a diminishing asset?   [/QUOTE] Man, I hope this logic more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 06:45:35 EDT

    Uhh....yeah. Sounds reasonable. I am sold :)


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  • Posted 08/28/2014 06:09:15 EDT

    Ugh...forgot about him. Gee...thanks for bringing back the pain!!


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  • Forum Post: Gagne?

    Posted 08/28/2014 05:27:53 EDT

    I am kinda thinking it is "grasping at straws" of sorts. You don't see the likes of the Hawks or LA doing this kind of thing. The reason? Depth, in both the existing roster and in the pipeline. Inviti more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 09:58:16 EDT

    In response to SanDogBrewin's comment: [QUOTE] For those who have think that Krejci will take a home town discount because he loves it in Boston, keep dreaming, it ain't gonna happen. I think PC pays more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 09:39:46 EDT

    Hmmm....maybe Fistric is an outlier or aberration?


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  • Posted 08/28/2014 09:34:37 EDT

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment: [QUOTE] In response to jmwalters' comment: [QUOTE] are such a stickler for details! [/QUOTE] No offense, JMW.  People throw out the sign and trade idea more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 09:28:51 EDT

    In response to Sportsnutty's comment: [QUOTE] In response to jmwalters' comment: [QUOTE] Hard to believe that you just let a player like DK at that age just walk after his contract is up. But thats pr more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 09:27:13 EDT

    In response to Not-A-Shot's comment: [QUOTE] In response to jmwalters' comment: [QUOTE] "Sign and trade" refers to putting a player under contract (generally a UFA or RFA) and trading him before a gam more »

  • Posted 08/28/2014 09:11:13 EDT

    I agree with Quebec...miss the Nords.


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