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Rolling Chat: Could the Stars find that elusive right-handed defenseman in Calgary’s Dennis Wideman?

Howdy folks, since returning from vacation, I have started a rolling chat. Just send in any questions you have via e-mail to mheika@dallasnews.com, and I’ll answer them here. There’s plenty to talk about, so let’s see if we can keep …

GOOD MORNING, PHIL EMERY

Good Morning, Phil Emery. 
Chicago Tribune 5 hours ago

GOOD MORNING, PHIL EMERY

Good Morning, Phil Emery. 

Greatest Hits: Here we looked at the words of Kurt Vonnegut to draw insight into the actions of Lindy Ruff

Because the Pulitzer committee didn’t accept my request to open a category for “Observations,” we’ll try to honor some of the “great work” of the past here. Actually, to help fill the dog days of summer, I’m going to rerun …

Will Bears defense be ready when the bell rings?

As the calendar flipped to September, the Bears marched into Week 1 of the regular season Monday, eager to attack this weekend's opener with the Bills. But 40 days after training camp opened, coach Marc Trestman probably would prefer even more time to get everything settled before meaningful...
Chicago Tribune 18 hours ago

Will Bears defense be ready when the bell rings?

As the calendar flipped to September, the Bears marched into Week 1 of the regular season Monday, eager to attack this weekend's opener with the Bills. But 40 days after training camp opened, coach Marc Trestman probably would prefer even more time to get everything settled before meaningful...

It's Sept. 1, and Kuemper, Niederreiter remain unsigned; Nick Seeler transferring to Gophers

Training camp starts later this month, and two of the Wild's best youngsters remain unsigned

Player Profile: Shawn Horcoff

Let’s continue our summer Player Profile series with center Shawn Horcoff Center Shawn Horcoff Shoots: Left Age: 35 Height: 6-1, Weight: 210 Contract: In sixth year of six-year deal that averages $5.5 million (salary this season is $3 million). Coming …
Blues' Cole hopes he's paid enough dues

Blues' Cole hopes he's paid enough dues

Blues defenseman is hoping for a breakthrough season.

New "Hockey Talk" podcast: Derek Kessinger

A new "Hockey Talk" podcast here to break the ice of inactivity, one featuring a new guest, 23-year-old Derek Kessinger.

Bears' special teams need work before opener

Week 1 of the NFL regular season has arrived, a daunting prospect for a Bears special teams unit that struggled in many areas during exhibition games. The list of questions facing coordinator Joe DeCamillis is long, and there isn't much time to find answers.
Chicago Tribune Aug 31, 2014

Grading Northwestern: No F's ... but pretty close

From watching Cal’s 31-24 victory over Northwestern on replay, this much is clear: ESPN/ABC’s Rod Gilmore called a way better game than the NU coaches did.

Grading Northwestern: No F's ... but pretty close

From watching Cal’s 31-24 victory over Northwestern on replay, this much is clear: ESPN/ABC’s Rod Gilmore called a way better game than the NU coaches did.

Tyson Barrie-Justin Schultz player/contract comparison

Less than three weeks away from Avalanche training camp and Tyson Barrie is still unsigned. Not saying the valuable 23-year-old two-way defenseman won't be under contract when Colorado veterans report around Sept. 18 (start date has yet to be confirmed), but the recent deal between the Edmonton Oilers and similarly skilled Justin Schultz -- also […]
Chicago Tribune Aug 31, 2014

Bears set to re-sign players for practice squad

As the NFL’s waiver claim deadline passed at 11 a.m., teams set out to begin constructing practice squads.

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