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Sam Gagner back when he still had a whole face

Sam Gagner back when he still had a whole face

This year’s preseason injury report is taking a new form, and we’re introducing a new term. Much like the Montoya Line is the standard for average goaltending against which all other goaltenders are measured, the Gagner is the standard for hurlworthy injuries against which all other injuries will now be measured.

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If you haven’t clued in yet, I like cats. I like animals, actually, I just happen to have cats because I live in a roughly zero-square foot apartment. Anyway, because of my unabashed animal love, I’ve received this video a ridiculous amount of times over the past two days from readers, and let me say: I’m grateful for that.

This is Dave. He likes the Anaheim Ducks. And I like Dave.

HOCKEY IS BACK! And so is this guy, believe it or not.

Four months late (but better than not at all), here’s what’s up on the injury front heading into the 2013 NHL season. SPOILER: Rick DiPietro is not on this list. No, I can’t believe it either. SHAMEFUL ADMISSION: I love Rick DiPietro.

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What would Tampa Bay’s future look like without a salary cap?

We’ve all customized our Twitter feeds by this point to our own tastes, though that’s not necessarily a good thing. As a left-leaning hockey fan who likes cats, I get a lot of left-leaning news, tons of hockey information and opinion, and cat pics. This does not make me a more well-rounded person, but it does satisfy my need to see pictures of cats who think they’re people.

What it’s also done, is aggregate a news feed in which I get the impression that everyone feels as I do – “man, everyone totally agrees with me on this!” – is something I probably think way too often.  In the case of the NHL lockout, I strongly get the impression that everyone – my Twitter everyone, of course – is in favour of the NHLPA decertifying and letting the “free market” dictate what it will. (I suppose the free market concept is not entirely left-leaning, so maybe my feed isn’t all that one-sided.) Oddly, on this particular topic, I feel differently. Read the rest of this entry »

Those who’ve become familiar with my work (and Twitter feed) know I’m an animal guy. Right now my wife and I happen to have cats (as those who used to read jtbourne.com know all too well – here’s Tyson and Jiggsy, by the way), and we’ve taken enough pictures of them that our families should be reasonably concerned about us.

Anyway, my current cat obsession has led me to saying this: vote for Scott Hartnell to be on the cover of EA’s NHL 13, because he made the video below. Just move past the semi-douchey move that is wearing an NHL All-Star Game t-shirt (just as a little reminder for everyone, of course), and do it. I love this guy.

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