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Cassie McClellan

  • joined Feb 25, 2009
  • last login Jul 11, 2014
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An ex-defenseman in ice hockey - among other things - trying to settle back into the West Coast life.

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Frozen Grounds: The Current State Of The NHL's Labor Negotiations

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The NHL/NHLPA rhetoric is in full swing, but there are some hopeful signs to this labor negotiation.

Frozen Grounds: The NHL May Be Heading For A Lockout - Again

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Despite losing a season to a lockout eight years ago, the NHL may be heading that way again. There's still time for things to be worked out, however.

Frozen Grounds: How Seattle Fits Into The NHL

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A number of things will affect Seattle if or when they get an NHL team.

The family of hockey lost another member, this time in Colorado

Just a few words of appreciation for our fellow hockey fans in the face of tragedy.

Frozen Grounds: A Brief History Of Professional Hockey In Puget Sound

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Professional hockey has been in the Puget Sound region for much longer than most people realize. Here's a brief rundown on the team names, leagues, and dates.

The NHL's initial CBA proposal isn't the end of the 2012-2013 season

Reportedly, the NHL has submitted an initial proposal to the NHLPA for updates to the CBA. However, it doesn't mean the season's over before it begins.

Frozen Grounds: The Seattle Thunderbirds, The Everett Silvertips, And The NHL

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The two hockey teams in Seattle & Everett are not a part of a professional league, but they do help provide players for the NHL - to draft, that is.

Frozen Grounds: Where to Get Your NHL News

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While the bulk of the teams in the NHL resides on American soil, ESPN's SportsCenter is not a good show to turn to for NHL news. Here are some alternatives.

Tampa Bay Lightning prospect camp: Who to follow on Twitter

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Lightning prospect camp is underway in Tampa. If you're on Twitter, here's a list of people to follow.

Jon Cooper stays with the Syracuse Crunch - for now

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Adam Oates was named head coach of the Washington Capitals - a position that the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL coach, Jon Cooper, also interviewed for.

Frozen Grounds: The NHL Offseason

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The NHL playoffs may be over, and the Stanley Cup won, but hockey isn't quite ready to close its doors, melt down the ice, and take it's summer break in earnest.

It's official: The Tampa Bay Lightning have changed AHL affiliates

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have changed their AHL affiliate team.

Frozen Grounds: The Lesson of the Winnipeg Jets

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Sports fans in Seattle may be getting excited at the prospect of getting the Sonics "back". But in truth, they'll never get the actual Sonics franchise back. Just ask hockey fans in Winnipeg.

Norfolk Admirals: 2012 Calder Cup Champions

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The AHL just crowned its Calder Cup Champion.

AHL statement regarding Game 3

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There's some controversy over whether the Norfolk Admirals overtime goal should've counted. The rule mentioned in the release states that any goal scored on a delayed offsides does not count unless a team puts the puck into their own net. Not that it matters in the end, because the call on the ice stands, and Norfolk is now up 3-0 in the series. Game 4 is tomorrow at 3 pm Eastern, and it ought to be very interesting.

Frozen Grounds: Where the Hockey Players Come From

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Many, many more countries than those listed here have hockey programs, but here are where the NHL players come from.

AHL Calder Cup Final Game 2 recap: Toronto at Norfolk

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The Tampa Bay Lightning AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, are playing the Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate, the Toronto Marlies, in the Calder Cup Final. How did Game 2 go?

The AHL Calder Cup Final broadcast schedule

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The AHL has released its broadcast schedule for the 2012 Calder Cup Final between the Toronto Marlies and the Norfolk Admirals.

Frozen Grounds: The Greatest Trophy in All of Team Sports

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It isn't just a conceit of NHL fans. The Stanley Cup really is the greatest trophy in all of team sports. And here's why.

Frozen Grounds: The NHL's Topic of the Day

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The CBC has announced programming, aimed at women who aren't sports fan, to be broadcasted opposite the Stanley Cup Final games. And the nature of this programming has some hockey fans very upset.

Wading into the fray on While the Men Watch

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The CBC is trying to reach out to female hockey fans by providing programming opposite the Stanley Cup final. But who are they targeting?

AHL EC Final Game 2: St. John's at Norfolk Admirals

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The Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate has made it to the Eastern Conference Final of that league. They are now up 2-0 in that best of seven game series.

Frozen Grounds: An Ongoing Guide to the NHL - The Trophies & Awards

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Finalists for the NHL regular season awards have been announced. Here descriptions of some of the awards.

The NHL's real problem are its defensemen

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The NHL has slowly been reducing the acceptable tasks for defensemen over the years with rule changes. So why not get rid of the position entirely? (Sarcasm alert)

Question of the week: Which is more important, defense or goaltending?

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have had both goaltending issues and defensive problems. The Raw Charge Question of the Week asks which is more important to address?

Frozen Grounds: Hockey Goalies Really Are Crazy

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Goaltending in the NHL is both a premier position and the worst place to play ever.

AHL EC Semifinal Game 3: Norfolk at Connecticut / NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game thread

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The Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, are back at it again in Game 3 of the AHL's Eastern Conference Semifinal versus the Connecticut Whale.

AHL EC Semifinal Game 2: Connecticut at Norfolk

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The Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, are playing the Connecticut Whale in the AHL's Eastern Conference Semifinal. How did they do in Game 2?

Norfolk Admirals, NHL playoffs open thread: Bring on the second round

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The Norfolk Admirals start their second round of the AHL playoffs versus the Connecticut Whale tonight in Game 1 from Norfolk, Virginia.

Frozen Grounds: The Nearly-Invisible Defensemen

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The defensemen, while a key position in hockey, are often overlooked. Unless they can score goals, of course.

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