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The No-Whining Hockey League

The following is the transcript of events which occurred at a secret meeting within the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan on August 18, 2012. New York, NY — Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the unveiling of the newest venture in the greatest game on Earth, the No-Whining Hockey League. I am Mike Milbury, and It’s my pleasure to announce that this league will feature 18 teams located in hockey-rich cities from across the continent of North America — most of which will be located between the 30th and 50th parallels — that will compete through an 80-game …

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The Young and the Restless

Call me crazy, but I love what the Flyers are doing. With the exception of not signing Shea Weber, I’m very happy the Flyers did not sign Ryan Suter or Zach Parise. I’m content – no, I’m ecstatic that the Flyers have decided to use their excess money to lock up the core of their team. The latest beneficiary of the Flyers’ decision to keep their money within their team was signing power forward Wayne Simmonds to a six-year, $23 million extension. The Flyers have once again paid a handsome fee for talent and potential. As we’ve seen in the past …

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Hockey Hilarity: Why?

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! In an age where just about everything and anything is taken out of context or an innuendo is even remotely implied, word choice has become all too important. With all of the CBA talk this week, it seemed appropriately inappropriate that this feature look at a real bad misstep by our northern neighbors’ hockey news headquarters: TSN. Guess the NHL really is shooting for the moon with this year’s Bridgestone Winter Classic. …

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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, we came into this week with some hopeful optimism, as the NHLPA put together a proposal and they shared it with the owners on Tuesday. The answer seemed fair and more level-headed than the owners’ first salvo, so we thought maybe progress would be made. [NHL.com] [Kuklas Korner] [Hockeybuzz] [Puck Daddy] Well, Gary Bettman killed that idea. Apparently, he thinks he can break the union again like they …

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A Prospect’s Tale: Chris Zarb

When a hockey player is drafted by a pro team, it opens countless doors and presents endless possibilities. Sometimes, a player’s dreams come true, and he makes the big club and has a successful career. Other times, players remain in the minor leagues for the duration of their careers, never reaching the highest pinnacle of their dreams. Chris Zarb didn’t consider himself “on the map” until he went to play for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. It was there that he developed immensely, under coach Bliss Littler and defensive coach Tom Rudrud. Leading up to the 2004 NHL Entry …