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REDlines: We Do Love This Game. July 29th

Today’s music choice on Friday Flashback goes to 1987 for Livin’ On A Prayer by Bon Jovi.

My Rat Trick “brother” Dave Lasseter put up a post last night (link below) about learning the game and his love for hockey.  I won’t go into any comments or remarks about age etc.  He does that by himself.  My point is that there are people in the south that like and play hockey.  The interest in South Florida alone is more that you can imagine.  From mini mites all the way up to college, and including adult leagues, people play the game.  People love the game. It really frosts my arse when we hear that no one cares.  While I might save that whole rant for a separate post, Dave is proof that we do care.  Nice job Dave!

Links after the jump.

News in Sunrise:

Dave talks about learning the game.  The Rat Trick.  Shameless plug, but hey, read it anyway!

Dan Rosen breaksdown the Southeast

Around the NHL:

Looking at the first six years of the Shootout.

From 2005-2006 to 2010-2011 take a look at the top save percentages among goalies.  Hey Mr. Knowsnothing in section 119 at the Bank Atlantic Center, look who’s number two! Hockey

New Jersey trades Brian Rolston to the Islanders for Trent Hunter.  Thank you NHL salary cap.

Joe Yerdon tells us why there won’t be an NHL lockout in 2012.

The Nashville Predators are in the midst of their most important contract talks ever.  Kevin Allen, USA Today.

Sam McCaig looks at the top 25 defencemen.  There are no Florida Panthers in this bunch!

Matt Reitz looks at the NHL Networks offseason programming.

Mike Richards and his attempt to play down the “Dry Island” story.  If nothing else read the comments.

A new feature is the Daily Video.  You’ll never know what I’ll post but for today it’s the Top 10 stuff thrown on the ice:

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