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Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci

Dan Pennucci has covered hockey for Rotowire since 2002 and is the author of Blue Line Buzz since 2011 as well as being the co-author of Morning Skate. He also is a contributor to Talking Red, a New Jersey Devils blog and podcast. He is an English teacher and formerly wrote for The Coast Star in Manasquan, New Jersey where he and his sports section won several New Jersey Press Association awards. Dan Pennucci is a supporter of the New Jersey Devils, Washington Nationals and Chelsea FC. He's attended sporting events in six countries.

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson

Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.

From: Dan Pennucci
To: Janet Eagleson
Sent: Monday, Nov. 11
Subject: North Poles

Let's start with the irony of all frigid ironies. Ilya Bryzgalov going to the team everyone knew he would be going to: Bryz has stamped his passport for nothern Alberta, a place he once likened to the North Pole. I'm assuming Edmonton has more parks than Winnipeg, you know, for the kids. (Truthfully, my trip to Canada in 2008 consisted of sampling various places on Yonge Street, The Hall of Fame, a Leafs game and dinner atop the CN Tower, so I'm curious as to your travels. Have you been to Edmonton? Is Bryz onto something calling it the North Pole?)

Despite the fact that Bryzgalov is still better than more than a handful of goaltenders in the NHL, backup or starter, I'm not buying him on the Oil, mostly because of the team in front of hi

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