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Blog Hits: When Free really isn’t free!

News and notes from around the Blogs:

  • From the Rink: Looks like even when Leafs tickets are “free”, someone will try and turn a profit.
  • Snapshots: George Malik re-examins pertinent CBA points: Are salary ‘rollbacks,’ caps on player contract lengths, and league bailout of its GM’s stupid mistakes on the horizon.
  • mc79hockey:  Sticking with the CBA, apparently it isn’t fool proof.
  • From the Rink:  Looks like Commish Bettman’s salary has hit the $7 million dollar mark.
  • Slap Shot:  As Rich reported yesterday, Reggie Fleming passed away and Stu Hackel has a nice tribute to him.
  • Five for Howling:  Another day in Court.  When will this pain end?
  • On Frozen Blog: Discusses the loss of his hockey friends to retirement. 
  • On the Forecheck:  The Preds have signed defenseman Nolan Yonkman to a one-year, two-way contract worth $500,000 on the NHL level and $115,000 on the AHL level.
  • Cult of Hockey: Gabe Desjardins looksat two different ways of measuring quality of competition.
  • Eyes on the Prize: Habs sign big Swedish centerman Andreas Engqvist.
  • Four Habs Fans:  Introduce us to Andreas Engqvist’s very attractive girlfriend.
  • Lowetide: Can Marc Pouliot establish himself as a top 9 forward on the Oilers 2009-10 roster?
  • Second City Hockey:  Someone better tell Dale Tallon that the NHL salary cap didn’t go up that much.
  • T.O. Sports:  Justin Pogge, who some viewed as the Leafs goalie of the future will now be fighting hard for a spot…on an AHL roster.
  • Mile High Hockey: Despite the excitment at drafting Matt Duchene, times are still going to be rough for Avs fans for the next few years as they rebuild.
  • Greatest Hockey Legends:  A look at the Hull brothers.