THE MacBETH REPORT:
F Yashar Farmanara (Seattle, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, 2003-08) signed a one-year contract with Miskolci Jegesmedve (Hungary, MOL Liga). He had seven goals and 10 assists in 23 games for the University of Western Ontario (CIS) last season. In case you need a hockey fix, the club opens training camp Aug. 1 and plays its first exhibition game on Aug. 10.
F Brad Schell (Spokane, 1999-2004) signed a one-year contract with Lillehammer (Norway, GET-Ligaen). He had 18 goals and 32 assists in 27 games with Dornbirn (Austria, Nationalliga) and one goal and one assist in four games with the Graz 99ers (Austria, Erste Bank Liga) last season. Lillehammer plays its first exhibition game on Aug. 18. . . .
D Jason Beckett (Seattle, 1997-2000) signed a one-year contract with the Nottingham Panthers (England, UK Elite). He had two goals and three assists in 32 games with Kallinge/Ronneby (Sweden, Division 1) and one goal and six assists with Västervik (Sweden, Division 2) last season.
Here’s a little extra from The MacBeth Report:
The newspaper Örnsköldsviks Allehanda was reporting Sunday night that MoDo Örnsköldsvik has called a press conference for Monday at 1.30 PM local time (4.30 a.m. PDT). The paper speculates that the presser will announce that MoDo has signed Vancouver Canucks F Samuel Påhlsson. Påhlsson told the paper in late May: "My family and I are considering moving home, but there is nothing definite. There are many pros and cons and it is a big decision to make. After all, my wife and I have been living abroad for most of our adult lives. Meanwhile, we have family and friends back home in Sweden. If I go home, I will play for MoDo."
My man The Sports Curmudgeon sent me this link right here. It’s an old Nike baseball commercial featuring Tom Glavine, who once was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, and Greg Maddux. And it is hilarious. Give it a look.
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