Archive for February, 2007

2007 NHL Trade Deadline Brings Big Moves

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007 by Jon

The 2007 NHL Trade Deadline involved some big players going on the move. Pretty much all of the big names (some waving no-trade clauses) are unrestricted free agents July 1, and were established players for prospects and/or draft picks. Salary cap issues came into play for some teams, and all the big names end up on American teams.

Ruff Fined $10,000 for Goon Squad Line

Saturday, February 24th, 2007 by Jon

The NHL has a mess on its hands. It appears there will be no suspensions for Thursday night’s Ottawa-Buffalo brawl.

CFL Congress Notes

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 by Jon

On Wednesday plenty of news came out of the 2007 CFL Congress in Montreal.

Reader Feedback: CFL and NHL Notes

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 by Jon

A number of recent stories in the NHL and CFL have us wondering what our readers think of these subjects. Therefore, we are writing this post to summarize some of them and solicit reader comments.

OC Jottings

No jottings in the last 7 days. Here is a random jotting.

  • March 22, 2007
    Cambpell Says Time to Look at Eliminating Fighting → Not only are players bigger, stronger, etc. but they have been trained for one purpose. The Tiger Williams’, and even Bob Probert’s were trained as hockey players first, fighters second. Now players come in knowing exactly where they have to land a punch to knock a player out so the coach can send them out to fire up the team when needed. When they moved it away from line brawls, Vaseline in the hair and Slapshot stuff, they made it a specialized bare-knuckled fight in the middle of a hockey game. #
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