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01-05-2013, 07:54 PM
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Aeros don't play until the 11th, so it's not a ridiculously huge deal. If it starts to happen in other places though, then there's a good chance it means something.

Is it confirmed that it was for that reason? Didn't he just recently come back from an injury too?

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01-05-2013, 08:00 PM
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Aeros don't play until the 11th, so it's not a ridiculously huge deal. If it starts to happen in other places though, then there's a good chance it means something.

Is it confirmed that it was for that reason? Didn't he just recently come back from an injury too?
???

Houston is playing right now. He was pulled from pre-game.

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01-05-2013, 08:03 PM
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Anze Kopitar of Los Angeles Kings injures knee, sidelined 3 weeks
This is fantastic news for us when this thing gets going.

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???

Houston is playing right now. He was pulled from pre-game.
I'm aware. Meant that they don't play again until the 11th. But are the reports 100% certain he didn't strain his injury or something, and that this is lockout related?

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01-05-2013, 08:06 PM
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I'm aware. Meant that they don't play again until the 11th. But are the reports 100% certain he didn't strain his injury or something, and that this is lockout related?
I saw a different tweet. Lemme try and find it.

Edit: Can't find it, but if Russo gets the message straight from Fletcher saying it's because of training camp, that's probably the real reason. Or main reason at least.

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01-05-2013, 08:06 PM
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I'm aware. Meant that they don't play again until the 11th. But are the reports 100% certain he didn't strain his injury or something, and that this is lockout related?
Impossible to be 100% certain, but the report is from Russo who is one of the best beat reporters in the game.

No reason to believe he'd report something as fact if it wasn't true.

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01-05-2013, 08:10 PM
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Impossible to be 100% certain, but the report is from Russo who is one of the best beat reporters in the game.

No reason to believe he'd report something as fact if it wasn't true.
LOL ... didn't catch his next tweet until just now. So I was wrong ... I can give you 100% certainty.

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01-05-2013, 08:26 PM
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Here's hoping for 50:

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Depending on if/when a deal is done, NHL has 50-game or 48-game schedules drawn up...

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01-05-2013, 08:34 PM
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LOL ... didn't catch his next tweet until just now. So I was wrong ... I can give you 100% certainty.
Ah, okay. Thanks.

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01-05-2013, 09:07 PM
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Lots of speculation tonight about a possible deal. But they are still working and its too early to tell.
Wow... Maybe they'll make it happen after all!

Reports are out that Daly really wants to get this done.

Edit: After re-reading, not exactly what I thought it was. O well. Maybe they still get it done.


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01-05-2013, 09:28 PM
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Update from Daly:

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NHL deputy commish Bill Daly email to Post-Dispatch seconds ago: "It’s been a long day already and meetings are continuing.... (1/2)
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Daly contd "Dialogue has been good & there has been a healthy give & take. We resolved some open issues but still have a number to go” (2/2)

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01-05-2013, 09:34 PM
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I'm aware. Meant that they don't play again until the 11th. But are the reports 100% certain he didn't strain his injury or something, and that this is lockout related?
we (Texas) play Houston tomorrow night.

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01-06-2013, 12:25 AM
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How long is it going to take for the Stars to make it back to the Stanley Cup Finals? Will Jamie Benn be known as a clutch playoff performer? Based on his history in lesser leagues the chances look pretty good. What do you think?

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01-06-2013, 12:42 AM
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How long is it going to take for the Stars to make it back to the Stanley Cup Finals? Will Jamie Benn be known as a clutch playoff performer? Based on his history in lesser leagues the chances look pretty good. What do you think?
No idea, that's impossible to tell exactly, given how much luck plays in. But I'll give it a shot.

I'd give us anywhere from 3 to 5 years before we're contenders, assuming this group of prospects pans out for the most part.

I think Benn will be. Look no further than his play in the MC in Juniors, and then in the run in the AHL when he was sent down. Both times he was the go-to guy, and he came up huge. On the off chance we ever make a Cup run, I'd be willing to bet either he or Lehtonen took home the Conn Smythe.

But let's get to contention status before we start speculating any of that. No telling what might happen, who might turn out, who might bust, and if we have another gem in the rough or not. All we know is that the future looks bright, and anything can happen in the playoffs.

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01-06-2013, 03:02 AM
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I'm hating myself a bit right now ....

I'm still awake, the alarm I set for the CAN-RUS game 24 hours ago just went off again, and I really want to go to bed.

Seems ridiculous to still be up ..... but this gives me hope it's not so stupid.

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01-06-2013, 03:03 AM
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Now I'm starting to get excited.

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01-06-2013, 03:13 AM
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Not saying it'll get done, but I like the commitment to playing the hot streak.

Never want to give up on a heater.

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01-06-2013, 03:16 AM
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There are plenty examples of the media losing their mind tonight, but this is hands down my favorite.

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I'd sign up for a sex change at at this point ...

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01-06-2013, 03:57 AM
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Still feel like I'm going to call it around 5 AM:

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I have dropped cautiously from my vocabulary. Officially optimistic this deal gets done sooner than l8r.. Too much progress has been made.

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01-06-2013, 04:03 AM
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Maybe I shouldn't set a deadline:

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Told deal is "real close" - source

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01-06-2013, 04:07 AM
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Andrew Ference ... IN THE ROOM .... just tweeted thumbs up.

Denver Post saying done deal.

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01-06-2013, 04:09 AM
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I really think this is ..... the beginning of a new era for Dallas. I truly believe this is the best team Dallas has iced in a long time.

Let's get that Benn deal done!!!

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Sources confirm @adater report the lockout is over!

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01-06-2013, 04:12 AM
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Thank god it's over!

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01-06-2013, 04:12 AM
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Everyone is confirming right now .... It's Done! It's Done! It's Done!


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01-06-2013, 04:14 AM
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Per Krypos .... $64.3 million final cap hit next season.

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