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Hockey Hilarity: Ginger… Snap!

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Claude Giroux’s breakout season this year was rewarded by an overwhelming show of fan support as he was voted to be the cover athlete for EA Sports’ NHL ’13. It’s a pretty cool thing and cements the Hearst, Ontario native as one of the top young stars in the league. But what all that talent and all those votes can’t change is a single, undeniable truth: Claude Giroux is a ginger. It’s …

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CBA Chatter

Everything you wanted to know about the CBA but were afraid to ask Here are your updates from the past week on the ongoing collective bargaining agreement talks from around the Web. Well, time is ticking away and the owners and players are slowly moving towards common ground. Will a lockout be averted?[Hockeybuzz] [Puck Daddy] On Tuesday, the two sides met briefly and agreed to meet on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the NHL gave the players a new proposal to mull over and the NHLPA is reading it through. [Kuklas Korner] [Sports Illustrated] [CSN Philly] [USA Today] There is supposed to be a …

Yzerman had a corneal abrasion among some other injuries to his eye

RICE & MICE: Corneal Injuries

The cornea is the clear tissue that lays over the iris and pupil of the eye. The cornea works with the lens to help focus images on the retina. Just like any part of the body, injuries can and do occur to the cornea. Injuries to the cornea can be very painful due to the many nerve endings just under the corneal surface.   A corneal abrasion is a scratch or scrape on the surface of the cornea.  This may occur when something hits your eye, such as a ball, a finger or other object that can hit the face. …

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Then and Now: Triston Grant

Jannik Hansen hasn’t missed a single game for the Vancouver Canucks since the start of the 2010-2011 campaign. After he posted 16 goals and 23 assists in the 2011-2012 regular season, Hansen notched a goal in Vancouver’s Western Conference Quarterfinals’ match-up with the Los Angeles Kings before they were dismissed in five games. Hansen was picked 287th overall by the Canucks in the ninth round of the 2004 NHL Draft, one slot after the Philadelphia Flyers selected left winger Triston Grant. After his final season with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League, Grant signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Flyers’ organization …

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Point/Counterpoint: Who’s to blame — owners or players?

  Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Dain S and Jim H debate whether the looming NHL lockout is the players fault or the owners fault. Point, Jim: Defending the players…Make no mistake, no matter what happens as a result of this lockout, nobody wins. Not the fans and certainly not the entirety of the National Hockey League (players and owners), that has built a strong foundation since their last lockout, almost 10 years ago. The Winter Classic, and surrounding hoopla …