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Doc Nagel

  • joined Feb 14, 2009
  • last login Jul 10, 2014
  • posts 8
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Doug Murray, beatdowns

The news of the Douglas Murray trade reached me just as the San Jose-Anaheim game was starting. As a left-coaster, and part-time San Jose Sharks fan, here are some observations of his game and what...

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Plans C thru K - forwards

We might not even get as far as K when we look at free agent forwards of interest. "Of interest" for the Penguins clearly means a goal-scoring winger and/or a winger not named Dupuis. I would argue...

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Plans C thru K (approximately) - Defensemen

Rumblings have begun about the Penguins'/Shero's failure to improve the team through free agency or trade this summer, ever since the Wild signed Parise and Suter. Granted that these were the...

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Flyers lose.

Schadenfreude - taking pleasure in another's shame or misery - is clearly a terrible and vicious way to behave. The noblest among us avoid it at all times. Most of us are not that noble. I try to...

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NHL games are like role-playing games

The basic function of officials in NHL games is to replace the dice, and randomize what happens in games. Offsides? Oops! Rolled a 1! Botch! Illegal goal for Briere. Couturier slashes Malkin six...

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Concussions, Ethics, and 15 Minutes

I'm reading a scholarly article on conflicts of interest NFL team doctors have when they treat players. The team pays them, and the team's interest is in having athletes on the field who will help...

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My 20 years of being a Penguins fan

My first year of grad school at Duquesne was the 1990-91 NHL season. Yep, I came to Pittsburgh to a Stanley Cup champ. Throughout the 1990s I watched Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Ron Francis be...

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What's wrong with hockey

On the Yahoo! Sports NHL page tonight was an image of the late Wade Belak, headlined, "Heartbreaking Loss." The caption to the image linked to a story labeled "Beloved by fans, players." On the...

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