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As you already know, the US hockey team is going to wear ugly jerseys in Sochi

I won’t belabour the point, because you already know: The US Olympic hockey jerseys are a hot mess.

I see these and here the "No no no no no no no!" part of Bohemian Rhapsody in my head.

I see these and here the “No no no no no no no!” part of Bohemian Rhapsody in my head.

My biggest issue with them is that they’re so bad and so universally disliked that there are going to be people who claim to like them (because they’re so different, you know?), and we’re going to have to deal with those people. They’re so bad they take the focus off the jersey, and on to the reaction.

I mean, iron-on plastic stars and fake laces on practice jerseys.

“Look good boss?”

Boss, on angel dust: “Yes.”

“Perfect.”

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Ilya Kovalchuk will be the captain of his KHL team

There’s really not a part of me that thinks Kovy’s new team will regret paying him a truckload to come play for them, nor do I think he’ll regret it.

The situation: most famous guy in the league, he’ll sell tickets, he won’t have to be as defensively responsible, he’ll make more money quicker, his team will benefit from his talents, he doesn’t have to play for the Devils (ugh)… It’s going to be great all around for everyone over there.

It’s only logical that he’d wear the “C” too.

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Matt Lombardi signed in the Swiss League

I was thinking about this earlier today: let’s just say that you had nine seasons of NHL pay in your pocket, and weren’t all Cup-obsessed as fans are trained to believe all players are. Wouldn’t it be cool to be like, “Y’know, I’m gonna go live somewhere new and beautiful, get hit a lot less, play less games, and enjoy being the best player on the ice every night.”

I realize this probably isn’t what happened with Lombardi – he just couldn’t find an NHL job – but it really seems like it would be easy to talk yourself into.

“Switzerland, 50 games, 100 grand? Y’know what, let’s just do that.”

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Iginla moved his family east

Iggy’s not fooling around with this whole Boston thing, which is crazy when you consider the events of last season.

He’s apparently moved his family out with him and has already set up shop in town. The kids start school there soon.

I’m guessing his goal is to go on an early tear and sign an extension before the trade deadline. After years of toiling in Calgary, I wouldn’t be shocked to see him get comfortable in Boston, love the city, and be a part of that team for a solid five years. Really looking forward to reading Boston writers walk back all the s*** they talked about him after the deadline, especially when they deal with his charming ass in person.

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Free parking in Glendale is an issue

The plan to save the Coyotes involved taking the currently-free parking situation and turning it into revenue. That’s an awesome idea on paper, but the problem, is um, reality.

The Coyotes now want people to pay between $10-30 for parking, or “roughly the cost of a Coyotes ticket.” Buuut, people might not do that, given that there’s actually other places to park nearby by that aren’t $10-$30 – they’re free. AND…they’re closer to the rink.

“You guys wanna park in the lot far away that costs money, or the close free one?”