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The [Redacted] Week in Review: It’s Otter Time

by obscenealex

Welcome to the [Redacted] Week in Review – I’m your HMFIC, Obscene Alex.  The NHL is back this week with one outdoor game, one indoor-outdoor game (it’s house-trained), and a big trade – and not a moment too soon because the withdrawal was making my hands shake.  Here’s what happened this past week:

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Great Game Previews In History: 3 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

Gal_nations_edward_iOn March 3, 1284, Edward I issued the Statute of Rhuddlan, the means by which the newly conquered territories of North Wales would be administered.

That sounds pretty boring, maybe, except it fundamentally created the union between the whole of Wales and the whole of England and is still considered a document essential to the concept of the “United Kingdom.”

In short, the statute took the lands under direct royal control (that is: the most recently conquered lands of North Wales) and annexed them to the crown (which is how Edward was able to make his son the “Prince of Wales,” a title held by the heir-apparent to this day, but not by right; because of the wording of the Statute of Rhuddlan, the heir has to be created as Prince of Wales).

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Trade Central Time Zone: Your Guide To The 2013-14 Trade Deadline

by J.R.

Exactly one week from the moment this is posted — Wednesday, March 5 at 2 PM Central (1 PM Mountain) — the NHL will hit its trade deadline, which makes the next week simultaneously one of the most interesting and exhausting weeks on the schedule. It can be very confusing, what with real insiders — like Uncle Bob — trying to cut through the noise of rumormongers, charlatans, fake accounts of real reporters and fake accounts of charlatans.

We’re here to help with a handy guide to what you need to know for the week ahead.

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DemocraThree: 10 February 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday (except this week obviously), bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D, updated anew this week, and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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Great Game Previews In History: 1 February 2014

by J.R.

Today in History

441px-Edward_III_of_England_(Order_of_the_Garter)Following the deposition of his father by his mother, Isabella, and Roger Mortimer, Edward III accedes to the English throne on this date in 1327.

He was just 14, so Isabella and Roger pretty much steered the ship of state, which was the plan all along after the had Edward II arrested for “incompetence; allowing others to govern him to the detriment of the people and Church; not listening to good advice and pursuing occupations unbecoming to a monarch; having lost Scotland and lands in Gascony and Ireland through failure of effective governance; damaging the Church, and imprisoning its representatives; allowing nobles to be killed, disinherited, imprisoned and exiled; failing to ensure fair justice, instead governing for profit and allowing others to do likewise; and of fleeing in the company of a notorious enemy of the realm, leaving it without government, and thereby losing the faith and trust of his people.”

Given the choice between abdicating in favor of his son or resisting and risking that a non-royal would take power (presumably, this would have been Mortimer, who, in fact, ended up in charge anyway), Edward II abdicated and Edward III became king.

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DemocraThree: 31 January 2014

by J.R.

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Every Friday, bloggers from around The Heptarchy will update us on the news and notes from their teams (with that fancy header image courtesy of Mike D, updated anew this week, and like democracy itself, it’s a perpetual work-in-progress). Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. And since we ripped it off, we’ll follow their lead and go in standings order.

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Thursday Thirteen: Threes and Thaws

by J.R.

Every Thursday we bring you III Communication’s Conference III Power Rankings, the Thursday Thirteen.

This week, we’re melting.

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III Hundred and 60 Minutes: 4 January 2014

by J.R.

Today is one of the great days — a day in which its possible, what with the Game Center Live or the Center Ice or streaming radio or sketchy dot-two-letter-country-code not-technically allowed by Homeland Security online feeds, to spend all day watching Conference III hockey.

Are you up to the challenge? Can you go noon to 9:30 and catch all or part of all six games?

Send us proof and you win a prize!*

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Happy Hour In The Heptarchy: Tamales and Hot Toddies

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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Thursday Thirteen: We’ll Drink A Cup of Kindness Yet

by J.R.

Every Thursday we bring you III Communication’s Conference III Power Rankings, the Thursday Thirteen.

This week, we’re only looking forward.

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