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REDlines: One Is Better Than None Right? August 19th

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Today’s music video on Friday Flashback takes us back to 1986 for Heartbreak Beat by the Psychedelic Furs.

Dave touched on it last night in his post here, but let’s face it.  We can’t be upset about only having one game on National T.V.  The NHL bases it’s games on the teams that are winning and are interesting to watch and have star players.  For the last 11 years the Florida Panthers have displayed none of that.  When you look at the schedule I don’t think any of it should surprise us.  Personally I’m tired of all the times that Pittsburgh is on, as well as the New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings.  The other thing that aggravates the snot out of me is the lack of coverage on some of the west coast teams.  There are so many good players in the Western Conference I can’t understand why we aren’t exposed to them more.  In the meantime, all the Florida Panthers need to start doing is win and the national games will start to come.  My hope like yours is that the winning starts now.  So for this year, one is better than none,

Your links after the jump.

 

News In Sunrise:

Yea Baby!  Rookie Camp starts September 9th Official Website.

Ed Jovanovski speaks about Rick RypienSun-Sentinel.

Around the NHL:

Jeremy Roenick and his new gig on NBC.  Globe and Mail.

This will challenge Peter DeBoer’s coaching in New Jersey.TSN.ca.

Alain Vigneault has had enough time.  Is this year it?  Pro Hockey Talk.

A friend of the Rat Trick, Cheryl known as Hockey Broad appears on the Guilty Pleasures feature on Puck Daddy.  She likes the Panthers!

The NHL is considering making the nets more shallow for his season.  Globe and Mail.

After talking with Bobby Hull, Evander Kane will wear number 9 after all.  Winnipeg Free  Press.

Former Washington Capitals reporter Tarik El-Bashir says that Matt Bradley was spot on.  Washington Post.

If I had a beard I’d never dye it pink.  But then again, I don’t live in Vancouver.  Losing a bet, here’s what one Canuck fan did.  Vancouver Sun.

Justin Bourne with an inside look at painkillers in the NHL.

The Islanders aim to make the postseason.  30 in 30 NHL.com.

Doesn’t look like many GM’s think that no touch icing is a good thing.  I agree with Joe Yerdon who feels a change is in order.

Mile High Sticking looks at the 5 best seasons of the Colorado Avalanche.

Today’s video takes a look at my favourite NHL coach Mike Keenan (that ought to get me some comments) behind the Calgary Flames bench.

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Tags: Alain Vigneault Bobby Hull Edjovanovski Evander Kane To Wear Number 9 Florida Panthers Frisday Flashback Mike Keenan Peter Deboer Rick Rypien

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