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Second City Hockey Mar 5, 2015

Morning Bag Skate: Assessing the looming cap crunch; all of the Seabrooks onboard

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey. **Breaking down the Blackhawks' looming salary cap issues. (SCH) **Andrew Desjardins is excited for Chelsea Dagger to be a good thing. (CSN Chicago) **The other Seabrook is now in the organization, too. (CSN Chicago) **P.K. Subban did neat things. Watch P.K. Subban do neat things. (Puck Daddy) **Not surprising item number one: Patrice Bergeron will likely be the Bruins' next captain. (CSNNE) **Not surprising item number two: The David Clarkson era is off to a fantastic start in Columbus. (Dispatch) **Not...
Columbus Dispatch Mar 4, 2015

Blue Jackets: Newcomer David Clarkson injured, likely to miss rest of season

Right wing David Clarkson, only three games into his tenure with the Blue Jackets, has been diagnosed with a torn oblique muscle and likely is to miss the rest of the season, the club announced.
Pension Plan Puppets Mar 2, 2015

Leafs make seven pre-deadline deals

Out: Winnik, Clarkson, Santorelli, Winnik, Abbott, Franson, Jokinen, Holzer. In: Leipsic, Erixon, Horton, Brennan, Brewer, Lindstrom, 1st round pick, 2nd round pick, 4th round pick, 5th round pick, conditional 6th round pick. With the 2015 trade deadline officially wrapped up, the Leafs have officially changed their direction, commencing their rebuild in the process. Here's a recap of all of the recent moves. Out are pending UFAs Daniel Winnik, Mike Santorelli, Cody Franson, Marlies forward Spencer Abbott, more than half a decade of David Clarkson, defensemen Korbinian Holzer and a brief...
Pension Plan Puppets Mar 1, 2015

[Sundays FTB] - Bad News: Leafs Lose to Habs. Good News: Clarkson Still Traded

Sigh Alight it's late Sunday. My rec team is 0-2 in the playoff round robin and fart noises. Take it easy as the weather warms up and welcome March into our lives. Leafs Links Kyle Dubas of Toronto Maple Leafs at Sloan Conference to explain hockey analytics - NHL.com - NHL Insider Pete Deboer on where it went wrong with David Clarkson | Maple Leafs Hotstove Game 62 Scoring Chances: Canadiens 4 vs. Maple Leafs 0 | Maple Leafs Hotstove Canadiens vs Maple Leafs Top Six Minutes: Price Shuts 'Em Down Again - Eyes On The Prize Report: Maple Leafs 'Appear to be Listening to Offers' for Jonathan...
Columbus Dispatch Feb 28, 2015

Michael Arace commentary: Both Jackets, Leafs can smile about trade

Eddie Shore — the late, great Hall of Fame defenseman and longtime owner of the minor-league Springfield Indians — once demanded that a used goal be thrown into a trade so that he would feel better about the return. On Thursday, the Blue Jackets traded a guy who might never play again to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a guy who has a contract that is purported to be the NHL’s worst. Here’s a question: Which side had to throw a used goal into the deal? A few more thoughts on the Nathan Horton-David Clarkson deal: Horton signed a seven-year, $37.1 million contract with the Blue Jackets on...
The Cannon Feb 28, 2015

Game Recap 61: Shooting Blanks

The Blue Jackets came out hard, played mostly solid hockey with a makeshift lineup, but could not solve Cory Schneider, falling 2 - 0. Coming into this late afternoon affair at Nationwide Arena, the Blue Jackets got some good news in the form of the activation of Sergei Bobrovsky. Although Bob would not start this one, it was a positive note heading into the final 21 games. That was the only good news, however, as both Brandon Dubinsky and Matt Calvert are out for an extended period, due to concussion-like symptoms. Newly  acquired David Clarkson took the wing on the top line with Ryan...
Newark Star-Ledger Feb 28, 2015

Greetings from the press box: Will Lou Lamoriello put together another trade?

Devils will face David Clarkson in his first game for Columbus Blue Jackets
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 28, 2015

[Saturday FTB] - Miracle Off Ice: Clarkson Still Gone

Some news and links to start your weekend right. Clarkson aims to get back to his old Devil ways as a Blue Jacket"Agent indicates winger and his family were rattled by Toronto media’s no-holds-barred reporting." Really, Davey? Because you received kid gloves treatment by the Toronto media right to up to the end. Maybe he reads a lot of PPP. ICYMI: Steve Dangle Podcast - Special David Clarkson trade video editionWarning: contains explicit language, and Steve Dangle. From James Bay to Bay StreetThe Maple Leafs and Ford Canada hosted a group from Fort Albany First Nation who traveled 21...

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