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Well earned point. Anything else is gravy.

3 hours, 31 minutes ago on GDT: Game #22, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30, SN)

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He said he doesn't care where he goes.

4 hours, 52 minutes ago on GDT: Game #22, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30, SN)

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Do we want him to be the lone offensive threat as an 18 year old on a thin AHL team?

7 hours, 3 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Can't remember where I found this. Somebody on Twitter.

7 hours, 5 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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They seem to be locked into that old boys club. Maybe other available execs don't want to live in Edmonton.

7 hours, 7 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Burke warned years ago about how rich second contracts could screw up a team's cap. Oilers are in a tough spot because they can't attract free agents or players with limited trade contracts.

7 hours, 9 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Mediocre coach and now mediocre GM.

7 hours, 17 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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MacTavish is GM.

7 hours, 19 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Hall, Eberle and RNH were all awarded $6 million contracts right after their entry level contracts.

7 hours, 24 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Oilers are currently 14th in the league in CORSI.

7 hours, 30 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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They pioneered giving out massive deals on second contracts. Eberle, Hall and RNH. Started making $6 million right after their entry level contracts.

7 hours, 35 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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He pretty much said the same guys were making the same mistakes over and over, without any repercussions.

7 hours, 40 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Everyone in the media started following up on it after that tweet.

7 hours, 41 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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7 hours, 44 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Ward posted it first.

7 hours, 50 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Half a century ago.

7 hours, 53 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Sorry, not Aulie, Rosival.

8 hours, 5 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Coaches don't pick the real lineup until just a few minutes before the game. Everything befor is speculation.

8 hours, 9 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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It looked like Aulie knew he crushed the guy and was waiting there for somebody to give him a few shots back. Hall sort of gently bumped him but wouldn't look at Aulie.

8 hours, 10 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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You can see how their young guys have been getting hurt year after year after year.

8 hours, 13 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Got kicked n the head.

8 hours, 40 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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We're three points behind Boston with two games in hand.

8 hours, 40 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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I'm glad they've started to use shut down lines at the start of the game for a change.

8 hours, 46 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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It's a mashup. You didn't have to wait for this!

8 hours, 47 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Kessel's dad was an NFL drafted US college quarterback who ended up playing just a couple of games in the CFL with Calgary.

8 hours, 49 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Looks like a wide-bodied dude, in a good way, in the shoulders.

8 hours, 52 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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I really liked how they've played in a lot of the games they won. Looked like a solid team in a lot of those. Didn't like the two blowouts.

8 hours, 58 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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@markhmasters: Franson on extra motivation: "You want to come out & play well for our dads & not have to hear the silence on the plane on the way home"

9 hours, 18 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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@Danwinnik34: Looking forward to playing in front of my father walter and the rest of the dads tonight in pittsburgh http://t.co/vsuyfosTTX

9 hours, 26 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Pretty tame stuff, really.

9 hours, 47 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Weirdest Chelios story ever:

Chelios Testifies in Murder Trial of Former Restaurant Employee

Detroit Red Wings defenceman Chris Chelios testified Thursday that he spoke by phone on his way to hockey practice with a manager at his downtown restaurant minutes before someone fatally stabbed her and a chef.

Chelios, owner of Cheli's Chili Bar, said Megan Soroka, 49, told him she heard yelling and called out to Mark Barnard, 52.

"She yelled out Mark's name and she didn't hear anything," Chelios testified.

Chelios said Soroka soon returned to the phone and said she should get back to work. A short time later the morning of Jan. 2, authorities say both were stabbed by Justin Blackshere, who had been recently fired from Cheli's as a busboy.

Blackshere, 17, of Detroit, faces mandatory life in prison without parole if convicted as charged. His trial on two murder counts began Monday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Chelios, 44, said he was at practice when he received a call to go to the restaurant. There, he identified Blackshere in a photograph taken from video surveillance footage.

9 hours, 48 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Chelios has always been a big critic of NHL management over all, which has served the players well in the past. He's gotten in trouble for his personal attacks against Gary Bettman going back 20 years to the original lockout.

10 hours, 2 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Most of this came out when he and Shanahan were inducted into the Hall of Fame together.

10 hours, 7 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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It seems to be a sales ploy. His book is out and it makes sense that he makes a splash in the huge Toronto hockey market just before the Christmas sales period.

10 hours, 8 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Chelios from his book:

“Shanahan was a Hall of Fame hockey player, a scorer with toughness and a willingness to stand up for his teammates. I was glad he was on my team. But Shanahan was also a calculating guy, always working an angle, and I don’t mind saying that,” Chelios says in the book.

10 hours, 15 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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He was on about Shannahan years ago. Seemed kind of petty when I read it.

10 hours, 18 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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I'm hoping he has miraculous powers of recovery.

10 hours, 21 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Trouble is, most of the actual news is compiled at newspapers and purchased by websites.

10 hours, 22 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Like Kadri is doing for the moment.

10 hours, 37 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Yep. I saw a clip of Draisaitl getting absolutely crunched from behind by Aulie behind the net the other night. Didn't look like he was going to get up. Nobody on the team even looked at Aulie. The clip was about how the team doesn't protect their teens.

10 hours, 39 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Stuff's hard to predict.

10 hours, 47 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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Maybe, no reason to think otherwise.

10 hours, 49 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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That's where luck comes into it. Like Holland said in Detroit when he was getting credit for "scooping' Datsyuk in the sixth round. He said something like "You really think we would have waited 171 picks to grab him if we knew he was going to be that good?"

10 hours, 53 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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It's not like they didn't take the best player in the draft. All the guys they picked were top rated on all the scouting reports.

10 hours, 57 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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I think it also shows how rare it is that a franchise player comes around in the draft.

11 hours ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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I know.

11 hours, 3 minutes ago on Wednesday Mashup: Game Day in Pittsburgh

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