Morning Free Association – August 10 – News You Can’t Use

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News of the day

NHL.com is pointing out that if the Red Wings team gets healthy, then they are already over the salary cap and may have to make a trade. Kronwall looks to be healthy, as do Tatar, Eriksson & Glendenning. Athanasiou (Gehzundheit!) needs to be signed, but Franzen will be out with a concussion.
Ken Holland continues his string of dominance as an NHL GM.

In other news, our peeps here have been all pro-Jagr, wondering when he would be signed.
Mullet? What mullet?
Well they aren’t the only ones — Jaromir Jagr has also been wondering. It sounds like he’s headed not to the NHL, but to Kladno in the Czech league. In his view, this gives him a comfort level with bailing & heading to North America if the NHL comes a-calling. Another unplanned advantage is that he is free to play in the Olympics if Czech Republic is interested in his services (they will be – especially if – as is likely – Krejci & Pastrnak cannot). But none of this is real until teams start making actual offers.

In additional Olympics news:
Slovakia appears to have named Craig Ramsay as their Olympic men’s hockey coach. You may remember Ramsay from such hit shows as the 1986 Buffalo Sabres, the 2000 Philadelphia Flyers, and the 2010 Atlanta Thrashers. Ramsay is from Ontario, so I suppose there is no national link.
TeamUSA has named their coaches. Tony Granato – Former San Jose Shark and current coach of the U Wisconsin Badgers is the head coach,
Badger, badger, badger, badger...
… with a Massachusetts-heavy crowd of managers and assistants. No comment on any mushroom-based coaches. The presser is on YouTube:

Canada has named Willie Desjardins – formerly of the Canucks – as their coach.
Russia is still led by Latvian and Gagarin Cup winning coach Oleg Znarok.
Why mention the KHL’s Gagarin cup? Because it is gloriously ridiculous
The Gaudy Gagarin cup
…ahem… Seems like a case of overcompensation… do I detect a case of Cup Envy, anyone?

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Lest we forget, Ramsay was Bruin’s assistant coach 07-08 thru 09-10.
I was pretty bad at disc golf last night, but good enough to beat Jo and my kid. The kid folded on 17.
Not skating tonight. Boo!
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Thetallest81
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The pucks on the cup is a weird touch.

Satan 81's Sister
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They look like Oreos and now I want Oreos.

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Morning all.

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Things to do today:

1. Go to the bank.
2. Pick up dry cleaning.
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The London Bear
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Hiya,

I believe Jagr’s dad used to own the Kladno Knights – probably still does, or maybe even JJ himself.

Satan 81's Sister
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I’m pretty sure Jagr owns all of the Czech Republic.

Satan81
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Jags is president of HC Kladno.

MadScientist72
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“The most serious negotiations I have are with Kladno. Because Kladno has a smart owner who knows what he wants,” joked Jagr, who owns the team in Czech Republic’s second-tier professional league.

Yep. He owns them, too.

The problem with negotiating with yourself is that the other side knows exactly how much of your initial bargaining position is bullshit.

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There ya go. Thanks.

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