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Playoff Threeview: Colorado & Minnesota

by J.R.

CIII1. Avalanche 52-22-8 (112 points, 1st in Conference III) vs. WC1. Wild (43-27-12, 98 points, 4th in Conference III)

Season Series— Avalanche 4-0-1

LeadersAvalanche: Matt Duchene (23G, 47A, 70 Points, 6 GWG), Ryan O’Reilly (28G, 9 PPG), Paul Stastny (54.1 FO%); Wild: Jason Pominville (30G, 30A, 60 Points), Mikko Koivu (43A), Ryan Suter (2399 minutes)

Probable Goalies: Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov (41-14-8, .927, 2.41); Wild: Ilya Bryzgalof (12-9-8, .909, 2.68)

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Great Game Previews In History: 26 March 2014

by J.R.

Today In History

During the Breton War of Succession in 1351, thirty knights and squires from the House of Blois and thirty from the House of Montfront met in an arranged battle — the Combat des Trente — midway between the castles of Josselin and Ploërmel during a war fought to determine who would be king of Brittany.

The battle had little to no effect on the outcome of the war — ultimately won by the English-backed Montfort, though terms in the peace treaty ensured that a successor who would be friendly to the French would eventually take the throne of Brittany — but is nonetheless the most remembered part of a relatively-forgotten war.

According to legend, the battle was simply a chivalric exercise, fought in honor of the women who led the two factions: Joan of Brittany and the eventually-crazy Joanna of Flanders; however, other historians claim that the people of the countryside had been abused by the Montfort’s and umbrage was taken by the House of Blois’ Jean de Beaumanoir.

In any event, this wasn’t a battle that would seem normal to modern military historians (or to fans of Conference III). The two sides fought for hours to no result and then (this blows my mind) TOOK A BREAK FOR REFRESHMENTS.

“Je suis tellement soif!”
“Alright, mate, that’s drinks then.”

 

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DemocraThree: 14 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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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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DemocraThree: 17 January 2014

by J.R.

demothree

Today, we debut a new weekly feature here at III Communication — DemocraThree. 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 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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The [Redacted] Week in Review with Obscene Alex: Team USA Edition

by obscenealex

As he does every Monday, Obscene Alex joins us with his thoughts of the week. My redactions are in brackets:

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Your 2014 Conference III American Heroes

by J.R.

The future gold-medal winning U.S. national team was announced after the Winter Classic which featured two teams I don’t care about.

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