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If we’re being honest, the Phoenix Coyotes probably aren’t long for Phoenix, which bums me out as someone who recently relocated from there myself. It’s a great spot.

But, they’ve been in limbo long enough, the city of Glendale is sick of dealing with them, and things simply need to get cleaned up one way or the other. We don’t know all the details – hell, we don’t know many details right now – all we know is that tonight, Darren Dreger took to Twitter:

With all due respect to Dreger, part of the reason he breaks news is because it’s given to him in exchange for, oh, maybe occasionally leaking things to the public the league would like leaked. This feels like one of those things. Get us used to the idea, and whatnot.

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2012 NHL All-Star Game - Player Media Availability

The Flames are playing the Colorado Avalanche tonight, and according to reports, Jarome Iginla will not be dressing, which makes sense. If you are going to trade a guy – and it seems pretty clear the Flames are – it kinda messes with your plans if he tears a knee or something.

Interestingly enough, one of Boston’s top prospects, Alexander Khokhlachev, is apparently also healthy scratched tonight.

When, and for exactly what, we’ll wait to find out. But from where I sit, seems pretty clear that (some variation of) this will happen at some point. Unless Jay Feaster is sneaky sneaky.


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This guy wears a visor and is still pretty good. So does that Crosby fella.

This guy wears a visor and is still pretty good. So does that Crosby fella.

Today, Chris Johnston (who if you’re not following on Twitter, you should) tweeted that Mathieu Schneider said that the NHLPA will poll its membership about grandfathering in mandatory visors. Kind of like what was done with helmets. Of course, this prompted some reaction from the rest of Twitter. Here are some.

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets’ Zach Redmond has been transported to hospital after taking a skate cut to his leg in Carolina practice today. Here’s their beat writer Ed Tait:

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It was something I’ve been curious about for the past few days: why would the NHL and NHLPA agree to compliance buyouts, yet not allow teams to make that decision before the upcoming NHL season? Or, at the very least, allow teams to buyout injured players so they wouldn’t be forced to sit out an entire hockey season waiting for the buyout period?

Well, in only a matter of days, the NHL has back-pedaled on the issue, and will be allowing the likes of Scott Gomez and Wade Redden to be bought out before the upcoming season, meaning they could be wearing another team’s uniform in just a matter of days. Wade Redden back in the NHL? Exciting!

Here’s the news:




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Good morning, good morning, it’s great to stay up late. Good morning, good morning, to you.

I seriously don’t even know what to do with myself at this point, so I’ve decided to start by bringing you all the news and notes from around Twitter and the blogosphere. Details (and rumours) continue to trickle out bit by bit, so hopefully this helps you put the picture together about when the season will start (likely Jan. 19th), when training camps will start (could be as late as Saturday) and all the rest of the details. Apologies to those of you who don’t care for the Twitter round-ups, but I find it’s the best way to share and source the information.

Let’s start with rumours!





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It’s nearly 6 a.m. EST on Sunday morning, but staying up was worth it to post this simple message on Backhand Shelf:


Again: The NHL is back.

That felt glorious to type, twice. Sunday, Monday, we’ll have all the news and previews for you (in article and podcast form), but the most important thing is that life for hockey fans is back to how they know it. I’m genuinely happy for you. (…Okay, “us.”)

Kudos to those of you who were optimistic the whole time like me, and to those of you who were pessimistic….kudos for being realistic. As I said, more on this tomorrow, but for now, again, let’s settle on this piece of simplicity:


Here it is from informed people. Here. We. Go:







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