Monthly Archives: July 2009

Farewell Captain Joe (Plus Hitler Bonus!)

Hello again hockey fans.


We’ve been enjoying the summer break here at DKM, and our lack of activity isn’t out of neglect for the free agent proceedings thus far.  It’s simply because, TSN and Sportsnet et al already do that for us.  And, frankly, they do it much better than us.  We’ll stick with racially based humour and biased reports on players and teams.  However, as Canadians, we acknowledge that today is a sad day for hockey, as Colorado Avalanche centreman Joe Sakic announced his retirement.  His talent was never questioned, he was a great team leader – respected by both his teammates and peers in the league, and he was one of the classiest players to ever don a pair of skates. Click here for the TSN write-up of his retirement ceremony, and follow the jump for video from his press conference today (as well as some of his greatest highlights).  Also, as promised in the title, you’ll find a video featuring Dany Heatley and Adolf Hitler.  Enjoy.

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My Take on Free Agency ’09

Well, the first couple days of free agency have passed, and the landscape of the league has shifted dramatically in some spots, while there is still much more work to do in others.  I don’t want to break down every move, as I leave that to the experts (read: Dreger, Darren;  McGuire, Pierre; McKenzie, “Big Head” Bob), but I present to you my take.  In case anyone is having a difficult time tracking all the moves, or want them neatly sorted by team, TSN.ca has done a wicked-awesome job on this page.  Anyways, here’s what I think about what some of the teams have done so far:

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