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Out of Town Notebook: Trade Deadline Day Trade-Me-Nots 1

Out of Town Notebook: Trade Deadline Day Trade-Me-Nots

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what's happening around the NHL.] If Canada was really serious about hockey – if Prime Minister Stephen Harper was the hockey fan he says he is – then NHL Trade Deadline Day would be a national holiday. Other than the opening night of the season, no other day on the hockey calendar offers hockey fans as much hope. What about July 1st, the first day of free agency? Only if your team is a buyer. Draft day? Only if your team has a...

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Out of Town Notebook: The KHL and Protectionism, Reality Checks, and Vets on the Move 1

Out of Town Notebook: The KHL and Protectionism, Reality Checks, and Vets on the Move

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what's happening around the NHL.] The National Hockey League (NHL) is the world’s best hockey league. The question is, how much longer will it be the only destination for the world’s best players? The European invasion of the late 1970s, followed by the fall of Russian Communism in the late 1980s, opened the door for the world’s best to earn a substantial income playing NHL hockey. The Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) certainly didn’t look like it would threaten this fact when it launched...

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