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Playoff Threeview: Dallas & Anaheim

by J.R.

WC2. Stars 40-31-11 (91 points, 5th in Conference III) vs. Pac1. Ducks (54-20-8, 116 points, 1st in Pacific)

Season Series— Stars 2-1

LeadersStars: Tyler Seguin (37G, 47A, 84 Points, 11 PPG, 8 GWG), Antoine Roussel (209 PIMs), Jamie Benn (54.8 FenClose%); Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf (31G, 56A, 87 Points), Corey Perry (43G, 9 PPG, 8 GWG), Francois Beauchemin (58.8% Shorthanded Time)

Probable Goalies: Stars: Kari Lehtonen (33-20-10, .919, 2.41); Ducks: Frederick Andersen (20-5-0, .923, 2.29)

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Dallas at Winnipeg, 16 March 2014

by J.R.

After ending St. Louis’ record run, Dallas gets its first chance to defend the Conference III Championship Belt today with a trip to Winnipeg.

Can the Stars start a long run of their own or will Winnipeg get its first title since the Jets beat those same Blues back in October?

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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of the Tape: Dallas at St. Louis, 10 March 2014

by J.R.

How many times will St. Louis defend the Conference III Championship Belt? Tonight, when Dallas visits, the Blues will put up the strap for the fourth time in six days, the latest in a 70-plus day run with the belt, a title reign of Theszian proportions.

Can the Stars end the Blues’ stranglehold?

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DemocraThree Special Trade Deadline Edition

by J.R.

demo210With the trade deadline looming, we’ve asked our usual cadre of bloggers from around The Heptarchy to give us some idea of what the hay is going on with each team. Yes, we ripped this off from TRH’s Pacific War Room; no, we don’t care. For our special trade deadline edition, we’ll go in alphabetical order:

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Thursday Thirteen: Fall Fell

by J.R.

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

This week, we’re feeling autumnal.

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Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh: Conference III Camp Report, 14 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.

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III Four Time

by J.R.

Over at Puck Daddy, Wysh and the gang asked readers to submit “their choices for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles proxies for all 30 NHL teams” [East here, West there].

It’s a fun idea and appeared to be well-executed until Colin Wilson was declared Nashville’s Donatello. Donatello — the brainy one — has as much to do with Colin Wilson — who confuses Santa’s reindeer with the planets of the solar system — as I do with J.R. Smith.

Therefore, naturally, we are assigning Conference III proxies for famous (?) quartets from history. Feel free to disagree.

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Ray Whitney, Hockey’s Paladin: Threero Of The Week (March 18-24)

by J.R.

Western literature has a great history of the moralistic mercenary.

American culture is littered with guns-for-hire with hearts of gold.

Men with pasts. Men whose wisdom has been earned by a life serving righteousness’s interests on the margins of society.

Their arc is familiar and still jarring — they emerge as flashy, brazen sharpshooters, but life burns them — usually via a nine-game stint with Edmonton — and life smooths and life burnishes them and at the end, they emerge wizened and wise, dispensing justice and dispensing maxims, no longer with the audacious rapidity of youth, but with cold and careful calculation.

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3dō: Kids These Days With Their Cellular Phones And Their Cohabitation Without Benefit Of Clergy

by J.R.

3dō is an occasional feature in which the meaning of Conference III is explained through prose, verse, song, interpretative dance, film, chemical formulae or illustrative anecdote relayed by old people.

We’ll have a lot more on Ray Whitney early next week, but when we asked for an “illustrative anecdote relayed by old people” to divine the meaning of Conference III we knew someone from the Stars would deliver. Enter Raymond Agonistes, the last bulwark against hypermodernity.

In an interview with Mayor’s Manor:

In my day, if you were to walk around with your headset on and ride the bike with a cell phone in your hand – stuff like that pisses me off. It’s the one thing I can relate to the young guys. I say, ‘Listen, when you’re at the rink it’s work time. You can put your stuff away, and you can worry about your girlfriend’s text messaging and stuff later. It’s time to get down to business.’

Enjoy the mental GIF of Ray Whitney slapping Cody Eakin’s iPhone out of his hand while he’s trying to Snapchat with some floozy.