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09:25 AM ET 10.27 | Commissioner Gary Bettman's opinion upholding the 10-game suspension assessed Patrick Kaleta for his head shot against Jack Johnson, in which the commissioner cites and quotes liberally from the NHLPA's appeal of the sentence may prove a tipping point in the way the union responds in such matters. Because if dues-paying members of the PA read the decision, they'd have to come to the conclusion the league is more invested in player safety than the union, which seems more invested in protecting an individual player's paycheck and in assigning the blame to the victim. There is, according to several disparate sources within the industry, widespread unease within the union over this course of events. Indeed, this is likely to become Topic A on the agenda during PA executive director Don Fehr's annual fall tour of the league.

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October 27, 2013  09:30 AM ET

For my American friends....

October 27, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Leafs lay a beat down on the Pens without Lupul in the lineup.

Joffrey placed on LTIR with hurt feelings.

October 27, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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Leafs lay a beat down on the Pens without Lupul in the lineup.

Joffrey placed on LTIR with hurt feelings.

I looked for highlights of the game and this is what I found....

October 27, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I looked for highlights of the game and this is what I found....

I actually watch all of that.








What's wrong with me?

October 27, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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I actually watch all of that.

What's wrong with me?

Grammar? lol

October 27, 2013  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I actually watch all of that. What's wrong with me?

But did you watch Parts 1 & 2?

October 27, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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Grammar? lol

I was speaking Canuckistan...

October 27, 2013  10:40 AM ET
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But did you watch Parts 1 & 2?

No. And I'm pretty certain I won't.

October 27, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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I was speaking Canuckistan...

:-)

October 27, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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No. And I'm pretty certain I won't.

Don't you want to know what happens? :0)

October 27, 2013  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Don't you want to know what happens? :0)

A disgraced former fireman takes on a group of terrorists holding the Vice President and others hostage during the seventh game of the NHL Stanley Cup finals??

October 27, 2013  10:51 AM ET
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For my American friends....

Thanks as always, but Crosby is still better than D'Shane:)

October 27, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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I looked for highlights of the game and this is what I found....

Got to quit feeding them that flammable seaweed.

October 27, 2013  10:55 AM ET
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Leafs lay a beat down on the Pens without Lupul in the lineup. Joffrey placed on LTIR with hurt feelings.

Credit where due, the Leafs played a great game for three solid periods.

Sid wasn't playing well the whole game and it looked like the rest of Pens ran out of gas halfway through the third period. Its hard to believe that the Leafs played Friday too.

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October 27, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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They didn't. The scrubs all played huge minutes while JVR and Kessel et al played 14. Randy looked at the schedule and thought Pittsburgh was the more likely victory than Columbus. I thought he was crazy, but he was right. Now we must all now down to King Randy.

OK. You're still used to Rotten Ronnie messing things up. Meanwhile the Pens were blowing a third period lead to the Islanders. Disco Dan stuck Zatcoff in the nets and he didn't do too bad for his first start. The Pens just folded on him at the end.

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October 27, 2013  11:11 AM ET
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The Pens could've been up 4-0 after the first with all the PP time. Something ain't right there.

Exactly. The Pens power play has been horrendous this year. Most of the time they get good pressure, but they just can't get the puck in the net. I don't know what's wrong.

 
October 27, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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Exactly. The Pens power play has been horrendous this year. Most of the time they get good pressure, but they just can't get the puck in the net. I don't know what's wrong.

LeTang is back?

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