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Why California's northern coast doesn't look like Atlantic City

Los Angeles Times (Steve Lopez) —  All week long, the ultimate destination was the Sonoma County coast. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy knocking around Tolowa Dunes , the Smith River and the Lost Coast last week. Even though I’m a native Californian, I’d done very little exploring up there where the misty shore is rocky, elk run...
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Why California's northern coast doesn't look like Atlantic City

Los Angeles Times (Steve Lopez) —  All week long, the ultimate destination was the Sonoma County coast. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy knocking around Tolowa Dunes , the Smith River and the Lost Coast last week. Even though I’m a native Californian, I’d done very little exploring up there where the misty shore is rocky, elk run...
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Leafs Waive Peter Holland

SBN: Pension Plan Puppets (FiftyMissionCap) — The Caledon native could be gone for nothing......or could he? Per reports this morning, the Leafs have placed centre Peter Holland on waivers. The Leafs have placed Peter Holland on waivers. His arbitration hearing is on Monday. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 22, 2016 While this may seem like an odd move, there is some precedent here. The Minnesota Wild did the same thing earlier...
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How close was Matthews to signing with the KHL?

SBN: Pension Plan Puppets (Species 1967) — My investigation turned up some surprising facts! Auston Matthews has signed his NHL Entry Level Contract (ELC) with the Toronto Maple Leafs . Our long civic nightmare is finally over. The contract is for the maximum possible salary, with provisions for all available bonus options listed in the CBA at the maximum possible dollar value. In the July heat some hockey writers appeared to have...
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Blues To Be Featured On Twelve National Broadcast Games

SBN: St. Louis Game Time (hildymac) — Ratings don't lie: St. Louis is a good team to have on national TV for NBCSN. Last season, the St. Louis metro area proved (again) that it's a hockey hotbed.  They ranked in the top five metro areas for viewership , and the ratings for game seven between the Blues and Chicago Blackhawks set an all-time viewership record for FoxSports Midwest . This is a hockey market, and the NHL...
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Whales gone wild: Videos show humpbacks bumping humans in Half Moon Bay

Los Angeles Times (Joseph Serna) — It’s been a week of whales gone wild off the coast of California, after a pair of videos emerged on social media showing humpback whales surfacing and bumping a kayaker and a paddleboarder.  The first incident was on Saturday, as flutist Viviana Guzman serenaded the massive marine mammals from...
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Whales gone wild: Videos show humpbacks bumping humans in Half Moon Bay

Los Angeles Times (Joseph Serna) — It’s been a week of whales gone wild off the coast of California, after a pair of videos emerged on social media showing humpback whales surfacing and bumping a kayaker and a paddleboarder.  The first incident was on Saturday, as flutist Viviana Guzman serenaded the massive marine mammals from...
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Winners, losers in NBC Sports’ 2016-17 NHL TV schedule

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Greg Wyshynski) — Pierre McGuire NBC Sports Group announced its 2016-17 NHL schedule on Thursday, with 106 NHL regular-season games spread between the networks. Some teams made out great. Some teams … not so much. Here’s a look at the winners and losers in NBC’s 2016-17 TV schedule. (A nd here is a look at last year’s winners and losers .) WINNER: Wednesday Night Rivalry Night It does appear that...
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Richards talks retirement; Avs ink Grigorenko; NCAA tables 4-on-4 OT (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Sean Leahy) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . Keeper of the Cup / Twitter • Eric Fehr and his wife get a little help lifting the Cup. [ Keeper of the Cup ] • Brad Richards on retiring:...
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'Wilderpeople' is quickly finding a summer audience

Los Angeles Times (Kenneth Turan) — It's got an awkward title and a rambunctious spirit that is difficult to accurately describe, but “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is fast becoming the independent film word-of-mouth hit of the summer, and deservedly so. Directed by New Zealand's Taika Waititi, this wacky story of the way-unlikely alliance...
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'Wilderpeople' is quickly finding a summer audience

Los Angeles Times (Kenneth Turan) — It's got an awkward title and a rambunctious spirit that is difficult to accurately describe, but “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” is fast becoming the independent film word-of-mouth hit of the summer, and deservedly so. Directed by New Zealand's Taika Waititi, this wacky story of the way-unlikely alliance...
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LaBarbera joins Hitmen as coach; build your own brand in NHL17 (Puck Headlines)

Yahoo.com: Puck Daddy (Jen Neale) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at  puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com . First day of filming and @NHL #mascotmeetings is under way. @AvsBernie is such a star! pic.twitter.com/3qnLfXyM6A — N.J. Devil...
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Signed UFA Players Who Must Prove Themselves Again

Kuklas Korner (Paul) — from Tal Pinchevsky of ESPN, "Players used to get paid for what they had done in the league. Now they're paid for what we predict they're going to do in the league. The cap has changed the mentality of how we look at players," said former New York Rangers and Islanders GM Neil Smith. "If you don't fit into one of two groups -- young, up-and-coming star or veteran superstar -- then you're...
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2016 Top 60 Drafted NHL Prospects Ranking

SBN: Pension Plan Puppets (Scott Wheeler) — Ranking the NHL's top 60 drafted prospects in 2016. I have often been asked to prepare a ranking of all of the drafted NHL prospects. When I scouted with McKeen's Hockey, I was provided a platform to do just that through the annual yearbook and online content that focused not only on the NHL Draft but also on the NHL's top prospects after their selection. Since pivoting to join Future...
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From the Branches: Hello from the outside

SBN: Pension Plan Puppets (Gunnar Carlsson) — It's that time of summer again. Literally nothing is happening. Hello. Links below. But only a few. Because nothing is happening. Leafs links Connor Carrick is trying to get into Pavel Datsyuk's skill development camp The AHL set an attendance record, and the Marlies were driving that growth Other news Wild try to shame Jordan Schroeder into contract surrender | Puck Daddy ...
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