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On Competing and Conceiting: Trade Deadline thoughts

Blame it on the fact that what I do for my bread and butter is sit for 40 hours a week in front of a 13″ TV and digest a constant stream of information. This was not a national holiday for me, and its responsibilities no different from any other. The reality of days like today is that it is nothing more than a last-ditch opportunity for clubs teetering on the brink of something to appear like they are doing everything to tip the scales in their favor. So when Paul Holmgren or any man in charge of the other …

Were the Flyers working on a deal to send Gagne to Columbus?

TSN in Canada has been airing a documentary the Edmonton Oilers have put together called “Oil Change.” The documentary is meant to give the fans behind the scenes access to a team in the rebuilding phase. Part 1 of the documentary aired before the draft which gave a fans a look at the process that went into making their first overall selection. Part 2 of the documentary aired this past Wednesday and covered the Oilers from the entry draft until the first day of the season. So what does the Edmonton Oilers and their documentary have to do with Simon …