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2013-14 NHL Season: "We Are North American Scum"

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Look at the guy at the end of the video in the Leafs jersey. His face says "Ewwmagherd it's Scott Hartnell"

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/gotta-see-it-air-canada-centre-staff-dont-recognize-philadelphia-flyers-scott-hartnell-before-maple-leafs-game/

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Skert Hertnerl

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Jets extended Cheveldayoff, which I suppose is the logical conclusion of it all.

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Rangers release Johan Hedberg from his PTO. I think it's safe to say he will retire. :/

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Jets extended Cheveldayoff, which I suppose is the logical conclusion of it all.

Waddelldayoff strikes again!

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Rangers release Johan Hedberg from his PTO. I think it's safe to say he will retire. :/

Probably, as I believe he said last season he will only play in the New York area to keep his family from moving again. Devils and Rangers are set in goal, and the Islanders are going with a younger guy in Poulin for the backup spot.

Unrelated: I hate hockey nicknames. Makes grown adults sound like blubbering babies. A goalie (which is a shortening of goaltender as it is!) becoming "tendy", chest and arm pad/unit becoming "chesty" is just dumb. Heck I was talking with an Edmonton fan the other day who repeatedly referenced "Hallsy", despite that being longer to both say and type than the real name!

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Unrelated: I hate hockey nicknames. Makes grown adults sound like blubbering babies. A goalie (which is a shortening of goaltender as it is!) becoming "tendy", chest and arm pad/unit becoming "chesty" is just dumb. Heck I was talking with an Edmonton fan the other day who repeatedly referenced "Hallsy", despite that being longer to both say and type than the real name!

I can get on board with this. The diminutives are grating. Happens a ton in Australia, too.

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Can someone explain what a PTO is? I've seen the term a lot this offseason, but I don't know what it means.

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It's like a spring training invite. You can come to camp without immediately being added to the 50-man roster, at which point they either do just that or cut you loose. It's been bigger than usual this summer because the cap crunch left a lot of rank-and-file players in the lurch, as no one wanted to commit cap space to them until absolutely necessary, if then at all. Guys like Raymond who had to settle for PTOs will end up settling for something close to the league minimum.

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Unrelated: I hate hockey nicknames. Makes grown adults sound like blubbering babies. A goalie (which is a shortening of goaltender as it is!) becoming "tendy", chest and arm pad/unit becoming "chesty" is just dumb. Heck I was talking with an Edmonton fan the other day who repeatedly referenced "Hallsy", despite that being longer to both say and type than the real name!

Most of the time I would agree, but goalies are the exception. I loved Moose calls at Phillips and when we went on the road, it let him know that we were there. I went to the Devils @ Predators game in 2011 w/ a friend of mine. Turned out many other Thrashers fans had the same idea we had and we were like one big Kovalchuk/Hedberg fan section. It was great, so much fun every time he made a save.

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Unrelated: I hate hockey nicknames. Makes grown adults sound like blubbering babies. A goalie (which is a shortening of goaltender as it is!) becoming "tendy", chest and arm pad/unit becoming "chesty" is just dumb. Heck I was talking with an Edmonton fan the other day who repeatedly referenced "Hallsy", despite that being longer to both say and type than the real name!

Most of the time I would agree, but goalies are the exception. I loved Moose calls at Phillips and when we went on the road, it let him know that we were there. I went to the Devils @ Predators game in 2011 w/ a friend of mine. Turned out many other Thrashers fans had the same idea we had and we were like one big Kovalchuk/Hedberg fan section. It was great, so much fun every time he made a save.

That's different, Moose is a "real" nickname. The convention I'm speaking of would have called him Hedsy or some similar stupid crap.

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42 over 7 for Nugent-Hopkins, yeah sure why not.

If that's the going rate for an AHL All-Star nowadays, Darren Haydar's gotta be pissed.

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Funny that I was just talking to one of my Oiler-fan friends just this morning and he was saying how much he hated him.

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42 over 7 for Nugent-Hopkins, yeah sure why not.

I don't see what's wrong with it, other than 6 mil a year. A bit overkill there.

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"I don't see what's so bad about the contract other than the terms of it."

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42 over 7 for Nugent-Hopkins, yeah sure why not.

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