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Conference III Championship Belt Tale of The Tape: St. Louis at Minnesota, 29 November 2014

by J.R.

Tonight, for the sixth time in a 51-day reign, Minnesota will defend the Conference III Belt. Our fighting champs will face off against St. Louis, historically the most successful Belt team.

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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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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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DemocraThree: 17 January 2014

by J.R.

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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 RodIIIna

by J.R.

And finally, your Conference III Russian Olympians:

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33 Predictions For 2013 & Programming Notes

by J.R.

I made these standings predictions over at Second City Hockey, but we’ll repeat them here for posterity ahead of the beginning of Conference III:

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Heat Index: The Comprehensive Guide to All 21 Conference III Rivalries

by J.R.

Here we are.

After staring awkwardly at each other for a few months, laughing with and at one another, back-slapping and guffawing, being mirthful and merry, the season is now in our sights.

It’s time to hate.

There are 21 rivalries in Conference III — some old, some new, some borrowed, some involving the Jets (not many).

Which have the most heat in this historic first season? Our crack team of researchers using the scientific method (“scientific method”=thinking about it for a few minutes) have ranked all 21.

Some caveats:

1) The old Central Division is over-represented at the top and Winnipeg and Colorado, especially, are over-represented at the bottom. This will be hard to swallow for Jets fans, but we just don’t care about you yet.

2) Historical factors related to the old North Stars and old Jets were considered when necessary.

3) Teams are given in the order I thought of them when I wrote the list. By all means, consider word order a slight against your team.

4) Feel free to disagree and call me stupid. I don’t care, because you are wrong.

Starting at the bottom…

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Playoff Threeview: St. Louis & Los Angeles

by J.R.

4. Blues 29-17-2 (60 points, 2nd in Central, 2nd in Conference III) vs. 5. Kings (27-16-5, 59 points, 2nd in Pacific)

Season Series— Kings 3-0

LeadersBlues: Chris Stewart (18G, 18A, 36 Points, 6 PPG), David Backes (22 A), Patrik Bergland (23.0 percent shooting); Kings: Anze Kopitar (10G, 32A, 42 Points), Jeff Carter (26G), Robyn Regher (69 blocked shots)

Probable Goalies: Blues: Brian Elliott (14-8-1, .907, 2.28); Kings: Jonathan Quick (18-13-4, .902, 2.45)

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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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