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Former Syracuse Orange PG Jason Hart Traded to Phoenix

December 30th, 2009
The Minnesota Timberwolves' website announced two trades involving former Syracuse point guard Jason Hart yesterday.  One of the deals actually went through. From the AP: Hours after mistakenly letting a release leak on the team Web site announcing a trade with New Orleans that never came to fruition, the Timberwolves ...

New York Knicks Want Tracy McGrady: Let’s Go to the Trade Machine!

December 30th, 2009
One of my favorite features over at ESPN.com is their NBA Trade Machine .  It gives you a very sour taste of just how frustrating life as a GM in the NBA can be.  Between the salary cap and the various amounts of restrictions on trading newly-acquired players, deals can ...

VOTL Web Viewing: Dec. 30, 2009

December 30th, 2009
AHL: Syracuse @ San Antonio, 8 p.m.  The Crunch finish off their three-game Texas road swing with one of the worst teams in the Western Conference. That's good news for a struggling team looking to successfully take at least a point from all three of their Lone Star games.Syracuse lost to Houston ...

Officially Endorsing Brett Leonhardt for Washington Capitals’ Captaincy

December 28th, 2009
  Former Oswego State goaltender and Washington Capitals web producer Brett Leonhardt tweeted about a half hour ago that his Vegas odds for becoming captain of the Washington Capitals now sit at 100,000-to-1. You may remember Leonhardt as the 6'7" behemoth who sprang into action for the Capitals ...

Mikael Samuelsson Is in Need of Some Clichés

December 28th, 2009
Vancouver Canucks forward Mikael Samuelsson did not make the Swedish Olympic roster for 2010 despite helping them to the gold medal in 2006.  Thankfully, the Vancouver Sun reached him for comment. "They can go f*** themselves ," Samuelsson said. "That's what I really think." Samuelsson currently has 10 goals and 14 assists ...

Columbus Blue Jackets Acquire Clark and Jurcina: What Does That Mean for Crunch?

December 28th, 2009
  A deal was made today between the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets -- and it did not include Nikita Filatov .  Instead, Washington Captain Chris Clark (pictured) and defenseman Milan Jurcina were shipped to Columbus in exchange for forward Jason Chimera. With two bodies headed to ...

Guidelines for Sports Announcers to Make Inappropriate Jokes

December 22nd, 2009
Pittsburgh Penguins television broadcaster Paul Steigerwald marked the 91st anniversary of hockey legend Hobey Baker's death last night -- by making fun of it. Baker was killed in a plane crash while serving in the U.S. Army on Dec. 21, 1918.  He had attended Princeton University and led ...

Oswego State’s Jared Anderson Done for the Season

December 10th, 2009
A source close to the Oswego State Lakers hockey program says that sophomore defenseman Jared Anderson will not play again this season.  The former Wellington Duke injured his shoulder in the first game of the season, a 7-3 win over Elmira, and has not dressed in the 11 games since. He ...

No.1 Oswego State Travels to Utica Today

December 8th, 2009
The last time the Oswego State men's ice hockey team made the 90-mile trek to Utica, they left a 17-game unbeaten streak behind.  The Pioneers beat the top-ranked Lakers 5-2 on Jan. 23, 2007 at the Utica Memorial Auditorium to hand the eventual National Champions their first loss of the ...

Break Up the Knicks!: Larry Hughes, New York Continue Hot Streak

December 8th, 2009
  The Knicks allowed a season-low 84 points Monday night in a 93-84 victory over Portland at The Garden.  Larry Hughes scored double figures for the third straight game, and topped 20 points for the second time in as many nights, finishing with 21. David Lee put in ...