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FAN-FARE: 82 Games – The Marathon

New York RBY: Adam Gavriel

As a fan of a hockey team playing in the NHL it is important to remember that the season is one of the longest out of all the professional sports. The 82 games span six months from October to April, and if you’re lucky your team will be playing through June which would make it an eight month season. Baseball’s 162 games and playoffs span from April to November, seven months. Football’s sixteen games and playoffs span from September to February, 5 months. Only the NHL and the NBA (when they’re playing) can boast an eight month regular season to playoffs marathon. With this, as a fan it’s important to remember that all teams will experience their ups and downs as the season goes on, and it’s a long one.

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bruce mug shot 1BY: Bruce Berlet

Within weeks of trading captain Mike Richards and fellow high scorer Jeff Carter on the same day, the Philadelphia Flyers won the Jaromir Jagr sweepstakes Friday after the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings bowed out.

Jagr signed a one-year, $3.3-million contract after spending the past three seasons with Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia. That came after Jagr played three seasons with the New York Rangers, where he became the team’s 24th captain and set franchise records for goals (54) and points (123) in his first season, 2005-06.

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