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Month: May, 2013

Welcome, New People: Introducing The Essentials

by J.R.

Hello, new people and old friends.

Obviously, we’ve attracted a record level of attention today because of the Red Wings Eulogy and also from people searching for “thirteen colonies themed porn” (seriously).

We’ve added a new page up there at the top labeled The Essentials that helps explain what’s going on here. Please explore and enjoy.

Oh and while you’re here: For an upcoming III Communication Special Project, I need writers of the correct comportment to match the stylistic ambitions of this blog (or who are at least so devastatingly earnest as to be funny for the rest of us).

Specifically, I need fans of or experts on: Dallas, St. Louis, Minnesota and Winnipeg.

Also people who despise: Colorado and Nashville.

Does this sound like you or someone you know? We can always be reached at conferencethree[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Arnie P & Apple Butter

by J.R.

It’s five past 5 across Conference III (leave work early, Colorado — you have our permission), time to hit bricks and get that freakin’ weekend started, am I right?

Of course I am.

It’s been a tough week for some of you so loosen your belt, pop a top, grab a spoon and stop being such a sourpuss. III Communication’s got good news for everybody.

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If You’ve Ever Wanted To See Stan Fischler In A Toga, The Wings Eulogy Is For You!

by J.R.

My Detroit Red Wings Eulogy, a goodbye from all of us in Conference III, is up and live at Puck Daddy.

Playoff Threeview: Chicago & LA

by J.R.

1. Blackhawks 36-7-5 (77 points, 1st in Central, 1st in Conference III) vs. 5. Kings (27-16-5, 59 points, 2nd in Pacific)

Season Series— Blackhawks 2-1-0 (Including the first game of the season, which included this interminable Stanley Cup ceremony)

Playoff LeadersBlackhawks: Patrick Sharp (7G, 4A, 11 Points), Marian Hossa (5G, 6A, 11 Points), Patrick Kane (7A), Bryan “Bingo” Bickell (27.8 SH%), Michael “Freek-A-Lik” Frolik (1 SHG) Kings: Mike Richards (2G, 8A, 10 Points), Jeff Carter (5G), Slava Voynov (3G, all GWG, 21.1 SH%, +7)

Probable Goalies: Blackhawks: Corey Crawford (8-4, .938, 1.70); Kings: Jonathan Quick 8-5, .948, 1.50)

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IIIiteracy: 29 May 2013

by J.R.

A recap of tonight’s Conference III playoff action with help from the geniuses at SportsYapper:

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Torts For Dallas: III Reasons Why The Stars Are Aligning

by J.R.

John Tortorella should obviously coach the Dallas Stars now that he’s been canned by the Rangers.

Instead of risking our lives by actually asking the famously-prickly coach about moving to Big D, we came up with this brief photo essay

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On Champions: From The Manor of Scrivelsby To The Madhouse On Madison

by J.R.

Game Sevens don’t need to be oversold.

The drama therein is intrinsic. Simply saying “It’s a Game Seven” is enough; there’s no need to gild the lily.

Stomachs in Chicago are in knots. Regrettable facial hair in Michigan is graying.

And as much as this Game Seven means to fans of the Blackhawks and Red Wings — and it means a lot to them — and as much as it’s the last great blow-off of a great rivalry, it’s also something else.

To Conference III, the Blackhawks are the Lord of the Manor of Scrivelsby and the Red Wings are traitors whose betrayal must be avenged.

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OK, But Why Is Michal Handzus Wearing Crawford’s Number?

by J.R.

From The AP:

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Scheduling News And DJ Uncle Bob

by J.R.

III Communication Spiritual Advisor “Uncle” Bob McKenzie plans your weekend…

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