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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: Minnesota at Colorado, 11 October 2014

by J.R.

The Avalanche’s 188-day run with the Conference III Belt came to an end Opening Night with a 5-0 shellacking in St. Paul. Can Minnesota extend their title run, their first in nearly a year?

We’ll find out tonight, but first the tale of the tape:

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[Redacted]: Hockey Is Finally Here

by obscenealex

Welcome back, [poultry fetishists].  Teams from other divisions played yesterday, but [ignore] them.  Today marks the first day of the real NHL regular season.  To mark this momentous occasion, join me for a review of the teams that make our beloved Conference III a special division—a Great Divide—separating it from the Flortheast, the Californian, and the Metropolitan, where division name jokes write themselves.  As J.R. so eloquently pointed out yesterday, it is our division that both unites us and divides us, and since he chose to focus on the former, I will examine the latter in the form of crass, brash, and morally distasteful power rankings.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of Tape: Colorado at Minnesota, 9 October 2014

by J.R.

Tonight the season opens as it should, as Colorado defends the Conference III Belt as the Avs travel to Minnesota.

For the first time in 2014-15, let’s take a look at the match-up.

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Great Game Previews In History: 11 April 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

The War of the Spanish Succession came to an end on this day in 1713 with the signing of the former Conference III 11th-ranked Treaty of Utrecht.

Allegory_on_the_Peace_of_UtrechtIt was actually a series of treaties, because the War of the Spanish Succession was so dang complicated. On one hand was Louis XIV of France and his grandson Philip V of Spain and on the other, representatives of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, the Duke of Savoy, the King of Portugal and the United Provinces of the Netherlands.

It had the force and effect of curtailing French ambitions at ruling Europe while preserving the balance of power, which was, like, the thing to day in early modern Europe.

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Colorado at St. Louis, 5 April 2014

by J.R.

This afternoon, in a special Brunchrence III bout, Colorado defends the Conference III Belt for the first time — and maybe the last time of the 2013-14 season — as the Avs visit the St. Louis Blues.

Let’s take a look at the match-up.

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Great Game Previews In History: 4 April 2014

by J.R.

Today in History

547px-Bayeux_Tapestry_scene1_EDWARD_REXOn April 3, 1043 at Winchester Cathedral, Edward the Confessor is crowned as king.

His accession is a little bit of a complicated story (the relatively simple determination of who is to be the next heir to the throne in Britain is a modern creation). Edward was the seventh son of Æthelred the Unready. When Æthelred died, he was succeeded by Edward’s older half-brother, Edmund Ironside, who was fighting the Dane Cnut for control of England. When Edmund died, Cnut took the throne, exiled Edward and married his mother.

When Cnut died, Harthacnut — Edward’s mother’s son with Cnut — succeeded to the throne of Denmark, but couldn’t take that of England, which instead went to Harold Harefoot. When Edward and his brother Alfred came back to England, Harold had Alfred blinded by a red-hot poker (or, as the NHL calls it, “upper body injury”).

Eventually Harold died, Harthacnut became king and invited Edward back. The latter was proclaimed as successor, supported by the most powerful earls in the country and chosen by the people of Lond0n.

He would be the last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

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[Redacted]: Crown of Fecal Matter Update

by obscenealex

Richard Peverley eating cereal out of the Stanley Cup

If players eat cereal out of Lord Stanley, what do they eat out of the Fecal Fedora?

It’s almost the end of the season… that time of year when the Crown of [Fecal Matter] stops traveling, settles down, and gets comfortable on the heads of players, occasionally being removed so they can eat Cheerios out of it, bathe their kids in it, and maybe even throw it off balconies and give it lap dances.  Will players from your team spend the summer getting frisky with the Fecal Fedora?  Let’s review where the Sombrero de Mierda has been and where it may end up.  As always, new wearers are bolded.  Teams shamefully retaining the Crown are italicized.

 

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Conference III Championship Tale Of The Tape: Colorado at Nashville, 25 March 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, the Predators put up their first Conference III Belt defense of their third run with the strap against the visiting Colorado Avalanche, the only team that’s yet to win the belt.

It’s getting down to brass tacks time as we race to the end of the year and the determination of who carries the title in the off-season (I’ve made an executive decision to stop the belt with the end of the regular season, as the playoffs are their own reward).

Can Nashville build another long run with the title? Can Colorado finish strong and win their first belt?

Let’s take a look.

 

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[Redacted]: Looking Forward

by obscenealex

Greetings, [confrères], and welcome to another week of [Redacted].  I’m going to pretend most of this past week never happened. Start over.  Press the reset button.  Rage quit.  Maybe even black out to forget.  Instead of revisiting the past week, we’re going to spend this week looking ahead.  The future hasn’t happened yet (something Boring Sean Monahan may have already said at some point) and therefore offers me the hope missing from the past week.  Let’s get this over with…

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DemocraThree: 21 March 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; 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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