Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh: Conference III Camp Report, 23 September 2013

by J.R.

hmhf45aAs camps continue in Conference III, we’ll do a daily check-in on what’s happening across The Heptarchy. Most of the time, frankly, this is going to be by Twitter search or maybe Google if we are feeling especially inspired. Sometimes the Nashville report may be done in person. We’ll see if our buddy Gord Stinkhole wants to check in from Winnipeg. And if any of y’all have any insights from a camp visit, fire ‘em to conferencethree[at]gmail[dot]com. We’ll totally rip off your content.

Chicago

Remember when Mr Patty Kane did that crazy stick-handling stuff?

That was cool, but didn’t it seem a little Eastern Conferencey?

Thank heavens for guys like Brandon Bollig, who does a very Conference III version of the same video — not nearly as skilled, sure, but far funnier and, most importantly, aware of how goofy it is:

The Hawks lost to the Penguins in a shootout.

Colorado

The Avs have been one of the best teams defensively in the post-season and, of course, defense wins championships.

You know who knows defense wins championships? New Av Marc-Andre Cliche, who Colorado grabbed off waivers. Cliche, though, is a pro, good in the room and he knows that it is what it is.

Also his name is pronounced “cleesh,” which is the saddest news ever.

Dallas

Today’s going to be an awkward team photo day. From the Stars, prospect Radek Faksa:

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Faksa was re-assigned.

Minnesota

The Wild traveled to non-Conference III city Columbus for non-Conference III fun.

Here’s Columbus beat writer Aaron Portzline and Minnesota beat writer Michael Russo describing the same event:

The Wild took the win in (of course) a shootout.

Nashville

First, awkward Kevin Klein team photo:

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That A, if permanent, would be a new thing for Klein. Also, Katie Baker was in town and talked to Rich Clune about the shenanigans between Buffalo and Toronto:

St. Louis

The Blues picked up Brenden Morrow — a nice little Stars-directed trolling.

ANALYSIS:

Not real sure what the Blues are doing here. Getting ruder?

Winnipeg

The Jets scheduled a game in Edmonton in the preseason because they have an actual hate for all decent things in the world. And then they lost.

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