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Greg Sherman & Co - Record as Colorado Avalanche GM (Part II)

Greg Sherman promoted to General Manager on June 03, 2009


Quote:
Originally Posted by DPO
"Greg Sherman deserves the opportunity to prove he can be an effective general manager in our business," Lacroix said. "He has shown that he possesses the necessary qualities required to be successful with this new challenge in front of him."

Lacroix added, "Surrounded by a strong hockey staff and under my supervision, he will have all the necessary support to lead the Avalanche in this new direction."
http://www.denverpost.com/avalanche/ci_12514986
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=647799




2009 NHL Entry Draft



Trades
  • None


Picks
  • 1st Round (3rd Overall) - Matt Duchene - C - 5'11" 190 lbs, Brampton (OHL)
  • 2nd Round (33rd Overall) - Ryan O'Reilly - C - 6'0" 200 lbs, Erie (OHL)
  • 2nd Round (49th Overall) - Stefan Elliott - D - 6'1" 180 lbs, Saskatoon (WHL)
  • 3rd Round (64th Overall) - Tyson Barrie - D - 5'10" 190 lbs, Kelowna (WHL)
  • 5th Round (124th Overall) - Kieran Millan - G - 6'0" 190 lbs, Boston University (NCAA)
  • 6th Round (154th Overall) - Brandon Maxwell - G - 6'0" 195 lbs, U.S. National U18 Team
  • 7th Round (184th Overall) - Gus Young - D - 6'2" 190 lbs, Noble and Greenough High School
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=631363
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=655364

  • The Montreal Canadiens' second-round pick (49th Overall) went to the Colorado Avalanche as the result of a trade on March 4, 2009 that sent Jordan Leopold to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Lawrence Nycholat, Ryan Wilson and this pick.
  • The Colorado Avalanche's 4th Round pick (94th Overall) went to the Columbus Blue Jackets as the result of a trade on February 26, 2008 that sent Adam Foote to Colorado for a conditional first-round pick in 2008 or 2009 and this pick (Conditional upon Adam Foote re-signing with the Avs). Columbus used this pick to select D David Savard (QMJHL)


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2009 Offseason


Appointments
  • June 03, 2009 - Fires coaches Tony Granato, Jacques Cloutier, and Dave Barr. Also fires goaltender coach Jeff Hackett, and replaces Director of Hockey Operations Michel Goulet with Eric Lacroix.
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=647785

  • June 4th, 2009 - Names Joe Sacco Head coach of the Colorado Avalanche, who had previously been Head Coach of the Avs AHL affiliate, Lake Erie Monsters. Sylvain Lefebvre also brought in as Assistant Coach.
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=648053

  • June 19th, 2009 - Names Steve Konowalchuk Assistant Coach and Adam Deadmarsh Video/Development coach of the Colorado Avalanche.
  • June 22nd, 2009 - Names David Quinn Head Coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.
  • June 24th, 2009 - Names Dan Laperriere Assistant Coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.


RFA, Upcoming UFA, and Prospect Signings
  • June 20th - Re-signs Cody McLeod (available for arbitration) to a three year contract - $1,033,333 cap hit.
  • June 30th - Re-signs Peter Budaj to a one year, $1.25 M contract.
  • July 6th - Re-signs David Jones to a two year contract - $837,500 cap hit.
  • July 6th - Re signs Brian Willsie to a one year $600k contract.
  • July 6th - Re-signs Chris Durno, Matt Hendricks, and Tyler Weiman to one year $500k contracts.
  • July 8th - Re-signs Philippe Dupuis to a one year $574,750 contract.
  • July 10th - Re-signs Kyle Cumiskey to a two year $1.2 M contract - $600k cap hit and one way in year two.
  • July 10th - Signs prospect Justin Mercier to a two year $1.125 M deal - $562,500 cap hit.
  • July 16th - Signs first round pick Matt Duchene to a three year $9.6 M deal after bonuses - $3.2 M cap hit - $2.3 M each year in bonuses.
  • July 22nd - Signs prospect Brandon Yip to a one year $575k contract.
  • September 21st - Signs second round pick Ryan O'Reilly to a three year $2.7 M deal - $900k cap hit.


UFA Signings
  • July 1st - Signs Goaltender Craig Anderson to a two year, $3.625 M contract - $1,812,500 cap hit.
  • July 1st - Signs LW David Koci to a one year $575k contract.
  • July 6th - Signs RW Darren Haydar to a one year $525k contracts.
  • July 8th - Signs D Brett Skinner to a one year $500k contract.


UFA Departures
  • July 1st - Ian Laperriere signs a three year, $3.5 M contract with the Philadelphia Flyers - $1,166,667 cap hit.
  • July 2nd - Tyler Arnason signs a two way, one year $700k contract with the New York Rangers.
  • July 6th - Andrew Raycroft signs a one year $500k contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
  • July 14th - Ben Guite signs a one year $550k contract with the Nashville Predators.
  • August 1st - Cody McCormick signs a one year $550k contract with the Buffalo Sabres, after his rights were not qualified.


Trades
  • July 3rd - Trades LW Ryan Smyth to the Los Angeles Kings for Defensemen Tom Preissing, Kyle Quincey, and a 5th Round pick in 2010 (Luke Walker).
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=659640

  • July 16th - Trades prospect Nigel Williams to the New York Rangers for former Avs 4th round pick in 2000, Brian Fahey.



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2009-10 Season
  • November 25th - Waives T.J. Hensick, who clears and is sent to Lake Erie.
  • March 2nd - Signs goaltender John Grahame to a minor league deal.
  • March 3rd - Trades Wojtek Wolski to Phoenix for forwards Peter Mueller and former Hobey Baker award winner Kevin Porter.
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=745593
  • March 3rd - Trades undrafted prospect Cedric-Lalonde McNicholl and a 6th round pick (Tyler Stahl) to Carolina for Stephane Yelle, and prospect Harrison Reed (93rd overall)
  • March 19th - Signs prospect Mike Carman to a two year entry level deal, with a $597,500 cap hit
  • March 23rd - Signs un-drafted BU forward Zach Cohen to a two way, two year deal with a $562,500 cap hit.
  • March 30th - Signs forward prospect Mark Olver to a two way, two year deal with a $597,500 cap hit..
  • April 3rd - Signs BU prospect Kevin Shattenkirk to a two way, three year entry level deal, with a $1.3 M cap hit after bonuses.
  • April 3rd - Signs BU prospect Colby Cohen to a two way, three year deal with a $845,833 cap hit, and no bonuses.


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2010 NHL Entry Draft



Trades
  • Traded 2nd round pick (47th - Tyler Toffoli) for LA's 2nd (49th - Calvin Pickard) and 4th (109th)
  • Traded 3rd (77th - Alexandr Guptill) and 4th (109th - Alex Theriau) round picks for Dallas' 3rd (71st - Michael Bourniva)
  • Traded 2011 3rd round pick for NYI's 4th in 2010 (95th - Stephen Silas)


Picks
  • 1st Round (17th) - Joey Hishon - C - CAN - 5' 10" 170lbs - Owen Sound (OHL)
  • 2nd Round (49th) - Calvin Pickard - G - CAN - 6' 1" - 195lbs - Seatle (WHL)
  • 3rd Round (71st) - Michael Bourniva - LW/C - CAN - 5' 11'" 179lbs - Shawinigan (QMJHL)
  • 4th Round (95th) - Stephen Silas - D - CAN - 6' 1" 183lbs - Belleville (OHL)
  • 4th Round (107th) - Sami Aittokallio - G - FIN - 6' 1" 174lbs - ILVES JR. (FIN JR)
  • 5th Round (137th) - Troy Rutkowski - D - CAN - 6' 2" 208lbs - Portland (WHL)
  • 5th Round (139th) - Luke Walker - RW - USA - 6' 1" 174lbs - Portland (WHL)
  • 7th Round (197th) - Luke Moffatt - C - USA - 6' 1" 187lbs - USA U-18 (USHL)


Left Onboard
  • 1st (17th) - Joey Hishon over Emerson Etem (29th) Austin Watson (18th) Nick Bjugstad (19th) Mark Pysyk (23rd) Riley Sheahan (21st) Charlie Coyle (28th) John McFarland (33rd) Alexander Petrovic (36th) Jon Merrill (38th)
  • 2nd (49th) - Calvin Pickard over Jason Zucker (59th) Stephen Johns (60th) Kirill Kabanov (65th) Teemu Pulkkinen (111th)
  • 3rd (71st) - Michael Bourniva over Joey Leach (73rd) Stanislav Galiev (86th) Teemu Pulkkinen (111th)
  • 4th (95th) - Stephen Silas over Teemu Pulkkinen (111th)
  • 4th (107th) - Sami Aittokallio over Teemu Pulkkinen (111th)

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=791013
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=791729
http://avalanche.nhl.com/club/news.h...id=DL|COL|home


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2010 Offseason


Appointments
  • Sep 4th - Names Kirk McLean part time goalie coach.


RFA, Upcoming UFA, and Prospect Signings
  • May 15th - Signs QMJHL prospect defenseman Joel Chouinard to a three year entry level deal, with a $566,667 cap hit after signing bonuses.
  • May 23rd - Signs prospect defenseman Jonas Holos to a two year entry level deal, with a $612,500 cap hit.
  • May 25th - Re-signs Adam Foote to a one year deal with a $1 M base salary, and $250k in bonuses, that give him a $1.25 M cap hit.
  • June 3rd - Re-signs Peter Budaj to a one year deal with the same $1.25 M salary.
  • June 3rd - Re-signs David Koci to a one year deal with the same $575k salary.
  • June 9th - Re-signs Philippe Dupuis to a one year two way contract, with a $500k cap hit.
  • June 17th - Re-signs RFA Kevin Porter to a one year $600k deal.
  • June 17th - Re-signs RFA Raymond Macias to a one year $550k deal.
  • June 17th - Re-signs UFA to be Phillipe Dupuis to a one year $500k deal.
  • July 2nd - Re-signs RFA Kyle Quincey to a two year $6.25 M deal, with a $3.125 M cap hit.
  • July 2nd - Re-signs RFA Daniel Winnik to a two year $1.9 M deal, with a $950k cap hit.
  • July 2nd - Re-signs RFA Julian Talbot to a one year $500k deal.
  • Sep 2nd - Re-signs RFA Chris Stewart to a two year $5.75 N deal, with a $2.875 M cap hit.
  • Sep 11th - Re-signs Peter Mueller to a two year $4 M deal, with a $2 M cap hit.


UFA Signings
  • July 2nd - Signs John Grahame to a one year $500k deal.
  • July 2nd - Signs Jason Bacashihua to a one year $500k deal.
  • July 2nd - Signs David Liffiton to a one year $500k deal.
  • July 2nd - Signs Greg Mauldin to a one year $500k deal.
  • July 2nd - Signs David Van Der Gulik to a one year $500k deal.


UFA Departures
  • Brett Clark signs one year deal with TB.
  • Codey Burki
  • Wes O'Neill
  • Derek Peltier


Trades
  • June 17th - Trades RFA T.J. Hensick to St. Louis for Group VI UFA Julian Talbot.
  • June 28th - Trades 2012 4th rounder to Phoenix for Daniel Winnik.



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2010-11 Season
  • Nov 11th - Trades prospect forward Michael Bournival to Montreal for defenseman Ryan O'Byrne.
  • Nov 29th - Trades prospect defenseman Colby Cohen to Boston for defenseman Matt Hunwick.
  • Nov 30th - Trades Scott Hannan to Washington for Thomas Fleischmann.
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=847657
  • Feb 18 - Trades UFA to be goalie Craig Anderson to Ottawa for RFA to be Brian Elliott
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=879482
  • Feb 18th - Trades Chris Stewart, Kevin Shattenkirk and a conditional 2nd (conditional upon what year Blues pick they get) to St. Louis for Eric Johnson, Jay McClement, and a conditional 1st (If a top 10 pick in 2011, Colorado gets their 2012 1st)
    http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=879961
  • Feb 28th - Trades prospect defenseman Kevin Montgomery for prospect defensemans Shawn Belle


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2011 NHL Entry Draft



Trades
  • None


Picks
  • 1st Round (2nd Overall) Gabriel Landeskog - LW - 6'1" 204 lbs - OHL
  • 1st Round (11th Overall) Duncan Siemens - LD - 6'3" 196 lbs - WHL
  • 4th Round (93rd Overall) Joachim Nermark - C - 6'0" 185 lbs - SWE JR
  • 5th Round (123rd Overall) Garrett Meurs - C - 5'11" 169 lbs - OHL
  • 6th Round (153rd Overall) Gabriel Beaupre - D - 6'2" 195 lbs - QMJHL
  • 7th Round (183rd Overall) Dillon Donnelly - D - 6'2" 193 lbs - QMJHL


Popular Prospects Passed Up
  • Gabriel Landeskog over Adam Larrson, Jonathon Huberdeau, and Sean Couturier.
  • Duncan Siemens over Ryan Murphy


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2011 Offseason


Appointments
  • March 25th - Named Joe Sakic Executive Advisor
  • June 16th - Named Adam Deadmarsh assistant coach after Steve Konowalchuk leaves to be Head Coach of Seattle (WHL).
  • June 16th - Named Tim Army video coach.


RFA, Upcoming UFA, and Prospect Signings
  • March 15th - Signs prospect forward Joey Hishon to a three year ELC with a $900k base salary, $300k performance bonus, $90k signing bonus, and $1.2 M cap hit.
  • March 25th - Signs prospect Calvin Pickard to a three year entry level contract. $843,333 cap hit.
  • March 25th - Signs prospect Tyson Barrie to a three year entry level contract. $715,000 cap hit.
  • May 11th - Re-signed UFA Milan Hejduk to a one year deal. $3 M cap hit.
  • June 16th - Re-signed RFA Ryan Stoa to a one year $803,250 deal.
  • June 16th - Re-signed UFA David Liffiton to a one year $525k deal.
  • June 21st - Re-signed UFA David Van Der Gulik to a one year $525k deal.
  • June 21st - Re-signed UFA Patrick Bordeleau to a one year $525k deal.
  • June 23rd - Re-signed RFA Justin Mercier to a one year $525k deal.
  • June 25th - Re-signed RFA Matt Hunwick to a one year $1.550 M deal.
  • June 29th - Re-signed RFA David Jones to a one year $2.5 M deal.
  • June 30th - Re-signed RFA Ryan O'Byrne to a two year deal, $1.8 M cap hit.
  • July 1st - Re-signed recently aquired Semyon Varlamov to a three year $8.5 M deal, $2,833,333 cap hit.
  • July 9th - Re-signed RFA Kevin Porter to a one year $850k deal, and avoids arbitration.
  • July 9th - Re-signed RFA Ryan Wilson to a one year $1.275 deal and avoids arbitration.
  • July 13th - Re-signed RFA T.J. Galiardi to a one year $700k deal.
  • July 28th - Signs Gabriel Landeskog to the rookie max $925k base salary, and a $3.575 cap hit after bonuses.
  • July 28th - Signs Duncan Siemens to the rookie max $925k base salary, and an undisclosed bonus amount and cap hit.
  • Sep 9th - Re-signs Kyle Cumiskey to a two way one year deal worth $708,750.


UFA Signings
  • June 15th - Signs LW Joakim Lindstrom from the SEL to a one year deal. $600k cap hit.
  • July 1st - Signs D Jan Hejda to a four year $13 M deal - $3.25 cap hit.
  • July 1st - Signs J.S. Giguerre to a yet to be diclosed contract.
  • July1st - Signs Chuck Kobasew to a two year deal - $1.25 M cap hit.
  • July 8th - Signs goalie Cedrick Desjardins to a one year deal.
  • July 8th - Signs forward Evan Brophey to a one year deal.
  • July 9th - Signs forward Patrick Rissmiller to a one year deal.
  • July 13th - Signs D Shane O'Brien to a one year $1.1 M deal.


UFA Departures
  • Brian Elliott - Not tendered QO - Signed one year $600k deal with St Louis.
  • Philippe Dupuis - Not tendered QO
  • Peter Budaj - Signed two year deal with Montreal - $1.150 M cap hit
  • Thomas Fleischman - Signed four year deal with Florida - $4.5 M cap hit


Trades
  • June 24th - Trades J.M. Liles to Toronto for Boston's 2012 2nd round pick.
  • July 1st - Trades 2012 1st and 2nd round picks (conditional upon whether Washiington wants 2012 or 2013 2nd) to Washington for Semyon Varlamov


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2011-12 Season

  • Oct 8th - Trades Kyle Cumiskey after he clears waivers to Anaheim for defensemean Jake Newton and a conditional 7th in 2013 (if he plays 45 games for the Ducks).
  • Oct 14th - Allows Jonas Holos to leave for Vaxjo of the SEL.
  • Dec 1st - Waives Joakim Lindstrom, and then allows him to leave for Skelleftea of the SEL
  • Feb 2nd - Trades Mike Carman to Washington for minor league defenseman Danny Richmond.
  • Feb 21st - Trades Kyle Quincey to TB for Steve Downie, who then trades Quincey to Detroit for their 1st in 2012, and minor league defenseman Sebastien Piche.
  • Feb 27th - Trades Daniel Winnik, TJ Galiardi, and a 7th in 2013 (Anaheim's) to San Jose for Jamie McGinn, and prospects Michael Sgarbossa, and Mike Connoly


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2012 NHL Draft

Trades
  • None

Picks
  • 2nd Round (41 Overall) - Mitchell Heard - C - 6'1" 190 lbs - OHL
  • 3rd Round (72 Overall) - Troy Bourke - LW - 5'10" 180 lbs - WHL
  • 5th Round (132 Overall) - Michael Clarke - C - 5'11" 184 lbs - OHL
  • 6th Round (162 Overall) - Joseph Blandisi - C/RW - 5'10" 182 lbs - OHL
  • 7th Round (192 Overall) - Colin Smith - C - 5'10" 162 lbs - WHL

Left Onboard
  • Mitchell Heard (41) over Colton Sissons (50) and Dalton Thrower (51) in 2nd round.



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2012 Offseason

Appointments
  • June 7th - Adam Deadmarsh moves from assistant coach to the player development dept under director Craig Billington.
  • June 7th - Tim Army moves from video coach to assistant coach.
  • June 13th - Sylvain Lefebvre steps down as assistant coach to be Hamilton's head coach in the AHL.
  • June 14th - Former LEM head coach David Quinn replaces Sylvain Lefebvre as Avalanche assistant coach.
    June 27th - Former NYI assistant coach Dead Chynoweth is named LEM Head Coach.


RFA, Upcoming UFA, and Prospect Signings
  • May 10th - Signs Kent Patterson to a two year deal, $627,500 cap hit
  • May 10th - Signs Keiran Millan to a two year deal, $627,500 cap hit
  • May 10th - Signs Sami Aittokallio to a three year deal, $683,333 cap hit
  • May 18th - Re-signs pending UFA Milan Hejduk to a one year, $2 M deal.
  • June 4th - Re-signs pending UFA Cody McLeod to a three year $3.45 M deal, $1.150 cap hit.
  • June 7th - Re-signs pending UFA David Jones to a four year $16 M deal, $4 M cap hit.
  • June 7th - Re-signs pending UFA Matt Hunwick to a two year $3.2 M deal, $1.6 M cap hit.
  • June 23rd - Re-signs RFA Matt Duchene to a two year, $7 M deal, $3.5 M cap hit.
  • June 25th - Re-signs RFA Ryan Wilson to a three year, $6.75 M deal, $2.25 M cap hit.
  • June 26th - Re-signs pending UFA Shane O'Brien to a three year, $6 M deal, $2 M cap hit.
  • June 29th - Re-signs RFA Steve Downie to a two year, $5.3 M deal, $2.65 cap hit.
  • July 1st - Re-signs RFA Mark Olver to a two year, $1.2 M deal, $600k cap hit. Two-way in year one, one-way year two.
  • July 3rd - Re-signs RFA Erik Johnson to a four year, $15 M deal, $3.75 M cap hit.
  • July 13th - Re-signs RFA Jamie McGinn to a two year $3.5 M deal, $1.75 M cap hit, avoiding arbitration.


UFA Signings
  • July 1st - Signs C/W John Mitchell to a two year, $2.2 M deal, $1.1 M cap hit.
  • July 1st - Signs D Greg Zanon to a two year, $4.5 M deal, $2.25 M cap hit.
  • July 1st - Signs RW P.A. Parenteau to a four year, $16 M deal, $4 M cap hit.
  • July 1st - Signs LW Bryan Lerg to a two way, one year $525k deal.
  • July 1st - Signs RW Geoff Walker to a two way, one year deal.
  • July 2nd - Signs D Thomas Pock to a two way, one year $550k deal.
  • July 3rd - Signs RW Bill Thomas to a two way, one year $550k deal.
  • July 9th - Signs D Sean Sullivan to a two way, one year $575k deal.


UFA Departures
  • Peter Mueller (rights not qualified) - Signed one year $1.725 M deal with Florida.
  • Jay McClement - Signed two year $3 M deal with Toronto, $1.5 M cap hit.
  • Kevin Porter - Signed two year $1.075 M deal (two-way in first year) with Buffalo, $537,500 cap hit.
  • Cedrick Desjradins - Not qualified. Signed one year $600k (two-way) deal with Montreal.
  • Ryan Stoa - Not qualified. Signed one year $700k (two-way) deal with Washington.
  • Troy Rutkowski - Not qualified and re-enters the draft. Goes undrafted and is a free agent.
  • Stephen Silas - Not qualified and re-enters the draft. Goes undrafted and is a free agent.


Trades
  • None

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2012-13 Season

  • Feb 6th - Claimed LW/RW Aaron Palushaj off waivers from Montreal
  • Feb 28th - Matched offer sheet from Calgary for holdout center Ryan O'Reilly. Two years, $10M with $1M in base salary the first year, a $2.5M signing bonus, and $6.5M the second year. $5M cap hit.
  • Mar 23rd - Signs LEM forward Andrew Agozzino to a two year deal with a $590k cap hit.
  • Mar 23rd - Signs LEM defenseman Markus Lauridsen to a two year deal with a $590k cap hit.
  • Mar 23rd - Signs prospect defenseman Gabriel Beaupre to a three year ELC with a $591,667 cap hit.
  • Mar 23rd - Signs prospect forward Garrett Meurs to a three year ELC with a $621,667 cap hit.
  • April 1st - Signs undrafted junior center Trevor Cheek.
  • April 2nd - Trades prospect D Cameron Gaunce to Dallas for RW Tomas Vincour
  • April 3rd - Trades pending UFA Ryan O'Byrne to Toronto for 2014 4th round pick.


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2013 Offseason

Appointments
  • April 28th - Relieves head coach Joe Sacco of his duties
  • April 28th - Eric Lacroix steps down as Vice President of Hockey Operations


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For reference here is a link to the old Francois Giguere Record as GM thread with all moves made from time of hire, to his being let go by the organization, as well as the reaction to his firing thread. The third link is the first Sherman discussion thread that was closed at 1000 posts.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=485549
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=630757
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...d.php?t=648078


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