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#21 12 years ago

TSN : NHL - Canada's Sports Leader

Seems like there are going to be a few NHL regular season games next year... Methinks they're scouting the area for a possible expansion there. It sure wouldn't be worse than Las Vegas or Kansas city, but there are quite a few places in Canada that are due to have an NHL team before (Winnipeg, Quebec city, Hamilton, Halifax?).




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#22 12 years ago

Probably to make those countries not freak out as bad when the NHL steals there players!!! (malkin!)




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#23 12 years ago

Well, Russia is another problem. Most European countries don't really care about their players going away (or really can't do much), but Russian leagues are much more competitive, and much richer too. The current trend is Russian teams "stealing" back Russian players. Look at Alexander Perezhogin, the guy isn't very good, yet he was offered a 2 million $ contract in some Russian club. He obviously accepted, since he would've had about 1 mil maximum here, and to make it worst, Russian athletes don't pay even pay taxes. Of course, the downside is that business in Russia is rather shady, its possible some teams forget about paying salaries, or its possible mafia guys impose a tax of their own on players.




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#24 12 years ago

Can anyone think of a billionaire with the desire to buy an NHL franchise who might want Nashville? Anyone?

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#25 12 years ago

Bah! What happenned to the Blackberry guy?! Man I could think of 8 teams Id like to pack up and ship back north. Turn them into something watchable.




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#26 12 years ago
{SmB}IcelanDick;3957809Can anyone think of a billionaire with the desire to buy an NHL franchise who might want Nashville? Anyone?

Jim Pattison? Eh to the first and neh to the second...:p




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#27 12 years ago
stylie;3958098Bah! What happenned to the Blackberry guy?! Man I could think of 8 teams Id like to pack up and ship back north. Turn them into something watchable.

I got the impression from all the news stories and columnists that he was going to be another Mark Cuban and I think that scared Bettman and the other owners. I'm not sure why. I guess the old boys club prefers the Carl Pohlad/Bill Wirtz type.




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#28 12 years ago

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10/8/2007 11:18:08 AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Monday that forward Jason Blake is battling a rare form of leukemia.

"This morning I shared with my teammates news that I was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia," Blake said on the team's website.

"It is highly-treatable, and I have begun taking a pill on a daily basis that has proven to be very effective in controlling this cancer. The prognosis, and certainly the expectations of my physician, myself and my family, is that I will live a long, full and normal life. This situation will not impact my ability to live my life as I otherwise would, and will not affect my ability to perform at my highest level for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I'm looking forward to my first season with the Leafs and helping our club compete for the Stanley Cup."

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is an uncommon type of cancer of the blood cells.

It's considered chronic leukemia because it usually progresses more slowly than acute leukemia, sometimes over the course of years.

CML is not a solid tumor that can be surgically removed, but the prognosis for people with chronic myelogenous leukemia may be improving because of new medications to treat the condition.

Although a bone marrow transplant may still be an option, many people with chronic myelogenous leukemia are able to manage their condition long term with the use of chemotherapy-like pills.

Toronto signed Jason Blake to a $20 million, five-year contract on July 1.

The four-time 20-goal scorer finished with career highs in goals and points (69) while playing all 82 games with the New York Islanders last season.

More to follow.




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#29 12 years ago

Good luck to him. At least he can continue to play, but thats not much consolation when life is threatened.




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#30 12 years ago

Dont forget fellas... Philly vs. Vancouver tonight. Anyone wanna place bets? Loser has to have this for an avatar for a week? crosby.jpg Maybe even this? leafblower4ij.jpg