Rumor Mill: Bidding War?

March 10, 2008

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Brandon Dryden, pictured here suiting up for an 07′ match, is said to have recently become the object of a BSHL bidding war between the Flying Hellfish and Pirates. His loyalties seem to lie with the fish, however, the alluring scent of the freshly renovated Pirate squad may lead Dryden ala Pepe Le Peu towards a one-year deal. Further speculation lies with yet another goaltender being pursued by the Pirates, Evan Burns, of the 07′ “Rock N’ Rollers”. Burns seems to be an unrestricted FA pending the re-emergence of the “Chronic” franchise, as Captain Borland’s hand has now fully healed from last year’s unfortunate pre season mishap. The situation between the Pirates’ pipes, as well as Dryden’s loyalties, will be updated as further information is attained.

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Abandon all ships! Is this dynasty dying? One can only imagine the sense of panic that must have coursed through Beasts’ captain Vasilios “Billy” Michalopoulos’ head when he discovered that the Purple Cobras’ rental of Ryan “The Grinch” McKeag for the Fall classic would be more than temporary. 3-time champs (yes, that’s EVERY year), the Beasts have never really been exposed to this sort of controversy before, knowing that they now have a weakness and a void to fill. With half of the league’s best defense missing, there’s a large pair of skates to fill on the Beasts’ blue line, and apparently it shows. Acting as the local sleuth, McKeag has now taken up the role of devil’s advocate , inciting chaos within the Beasts’ camp. With everything from captaincy being challenged to fruitless player pursuits, one must question the actual impact the Beasts can make this year. Is it Beasts or bust?

Update: The Beast have signed Les Honywill and Stirling Crawford to supplement the McKeag loss. Current plans for the two are unknown, however, it is rumored that Les is simply a secret playoff weapon. Also of note, Tim “Sniper” Zabransky has taken the reigns as acting Beasts captain to allow for Michalopoulos to focus on his now enlarged defensive role.

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Dick Wolf veteran, and a good friend of the LVC, Nathan White has been under the spotlight lately. On Friday, February 15th at approximately midnight, tragedy struck in the form of a staircase tumble for Nathan. While enjoying a casual evening sipping classy European lagers at a local pub, White allegedly lost his footing and “fell” down a small staircase. When interviewed by the authorities, many onlookers referenced an unidentified man, wearing a gray “BSHL” shirt, fleeing the establishment seconds after the “fall”. Below is an excerpt from an interview conducted with White via telephone earlier today on his condition and optimism towards the 08′ season:

LVC Sportsline: Mr.White, how is the shoulder currently feeling? If you had to speculate on the chances of a full recovery prior to the beginning of the 08′ season, what are your thoughts?

White: Its been feeling good the last few weeks. Obviously I would like to get a contract done and start skating as soon as possible, however, until I meet with a specialist I can’t really tell when I’ll be back. Right now all I can concentrate on is my recovery and getting a deal done.

White: I may be only good as a 4th line energy player if the recovery doesn’t go as expected.

LVC: Can you comment on the alleged speculation that you’ve been seen dry-land training with R.J. Umberger in the off season? How has it improved your game?

White: Yes, Berg’s and I have been doing a lot of off-ice . Its great to workout with a guy like that. Going one on one with a big guy like that really helps with the basics.

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LVC: Finally, Mr.White, pending your return to the Dick Wolf organization, what is your realistic outlook this season, success-wise, for the club?

White: I think its a strong club you know, the atmosphere in the room is good this year, guys are excited to be there and its a winning attitude. Obviously signing Hali (Kris Halinen) was huge, the lord (Mark Harris) is coming off another huge season.

White: Things are good.

LVC: Thank you Nathan, we at LVC Sportsline, and the fans, wish you the best in your recovery.

White: Anytime guys, go jays go.