July 24, 2013

Dobber Sports

2013-07-24

How do you feel about all this outdoor hockey? My opinion – it’s nice once a year. Maybe twice. Let’s not saturate the idea. Myself, I’d like to go to one. But after going to one, I could care less. In fact, if I’ve been to an outdoor NHL game and I was offered a choice of tickets – another outdoor game or a proper arena…I’d take the arena. There’s a reason man built shelter in the winter – evolution.

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So the Jagr signing was made official. And the Devils were brilliant and putting in a “games played” incentive for half of it. But then Jagr’s agent was brilliant in making the incentive so easy. I believe his total NHL earnings are something like $112 million now. And what did he make for three years in the KHL? I’d guess $20 million. The guy’s a fantastic businessman. Making $132 million in salary for playing hockey is amazing. And what about sponsorship money?

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I love the spin of NHL executives. So apparently the Canucks “made the choice” to go with Roberto Luongo.

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The Kings signed Trevor Lewis to a one-year deal. The emergence of Tyler Toffoli and the addition of Matt Frattin hurt Lewis’ shot at finally moving up to a scoring line. I have him for 25 points in 73 games next season. A career high, but he’s still only improving slowly.

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Yesterday I posted links to the Evaluation Camp invite lists for Canada, USA, Russia and Sweden. Well here’s Finland. Eight goalies invited. I wonder what Petri Vehanen is thinking. That he has a shot? With Rinne, Backstrom, Niemi, Rask and Lehtonen there?

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Some David Perron info on how he didn’t fit in with teammates in St. Louis, was cocky and unprofessional.

And then a tongue-in-cheek response to the article by Copper and Blue.

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These ramblings are ‘record’ short. I apologize, but after spending 30 minutes looking for another topic or article, the best I could find was that Eric O’Dell signed. You