Friday, September 6, 2013

Brodsky to see Paris in September

Jack Brodsky and his wife, Shirley, are flying to Paris today, just for a little vacation time. Before he left, Brodsky explained to Daniel Nugent-Bowman of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix why he sold the WHL franchise to Edmonton auto dealer Mike Priestner. . . . That piece is right here.
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The Kamloops Blazers acquired F Tristan Sieben, 19, from the Vancouver Giants for a seventh-round selection in the 2016 bantam draft. Sieben, from Edmonton, has 29 points in 97 regular-season games with the Giants and Edmonton Oil Kings. . . . The Blazers are rather young up front and were looking for some veteran leadership.
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The Regina Pats signed five players to WHL contracts on Thursday — D Chase Harrison, F Colton Kroeker, F Jared McAmmond, F Adam Berg and G Nick Schneider. . . . Harrison, a 17-year-old list player, had 30 points in 44 games with the midget AAA Winnipeg Thrashers last season. . . . Kroeker was a seventh-round pick in the 2012 bantam draft. He had 47 points in 36 games with the minor midget AAA Delta, B.C., Hockey Academy Wild last season. . . . McAmmond, from Grande Prairie, was a 10th-round pick in 2012. He had six points in 31 games with the midget AAA Grande Prairie Storm last season. . . . Berg, a 16-year-old list player, put up 34 points in 32 games with the minor midget AAA Calgary Blackhawks last season. . . . Schneider, another list player, was 6-7-1, 2.77, .926 for the minor midget AAA Spruce Grove Saints last season.
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Veteran D Michael Mylchreest, 18, has been released by the Prince George Cougars. Mylchreest, from Gilroy, Calif., played the last two seasons with the Cougars, recording nine assists in 116 games. . . . The Cougars have dropped three veterans this week. Earlier, they released G Mac Engel, 20, and F Jarrett Fontaine, 18.
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F Dylen McKinlay, who used up his junior eligibility while playing with the Kelowna Rockets last season, has signed with the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies. . . . McKinlay, from Langley, B.C., played three seasons with the Chilliwack Bruins and one each with the Kootenay Ice and the Rockets. He had 69 points in 72 games last season with Kelowna. . . . In 320 career regular-season games, he had 180 points, including 68 goals.
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Ken Bensinger of the Los Angeles Times reports: “(Deion) Sanders is one of a host of current NFL employees, including at least six other NFL Network analysts and dozens of assistant coaches and team personnel” who have filed workers’ compensation claims, alleging head trauma and other injuries incurred while playing football. . . . The story, and it’s a good one, is right here.
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Charles P. Pierce at grantland.com writes: “The NFL didn't agree to this settlement to pay anyone's hospital bills. That $765 million was to buy silence. It was to abort an embarrassing discovery process. It was to bury the evidence of how little the NFL ever has cared about the health of the people who work for it.”
Pierce is one of today’s great essayists. His complete piece is right here.
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From Dickson Liong (@DLLiong): “#WHLGiants' F Tyler Benson will stay with the team until Sunday, and then will leave for POE after the game against Kamloops. #WHL”



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