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Details: TCL's *LIVE* Free Agent Frenzy Coverage!

You didn't think we'd miss free agent day, did you? July 1st is a great day for so many reasons. Canadians have the day off from work to celebrate Canada's birthday, the sun is usually out and in full force, the beer is flowing and the barbecues are all lit up, all across the country. But more importantly, July 1st is one of the most exciting days for hockey fans all across the globe. It is the day contracts expire, and the day players find new homes with new teams, in new cities. There usually is a lot of movement, a lot of signings and deals, and most importantly, a lot to analyze, discuss, and decipher for hockey writers all over the Net. At TCL, it has become a custom to hol...

Last night's Draft Chat!

Below you'll find a replay of last night's draft chat! ============================ Join us LIVE for our draft coverage right now! Hall or Seguin? Kaberle to who? Who will YOUR favorite team pick? All these questions and more will be answered TONIGHT, and TCL will be with you every step of the way, in coordination with Checking From Behind! Just keep yourself LOCKED on this page, or the main page on TCL, and follow all the chat fun! Enjoy the night! TCL and CFB present: *LIVE* Draft Chat! Prax TheCheckingLine.com twitter.com/GeorgePrax

Details for tomorrow's *LIVE* Draft coverage!

With free agency looming and a plethora of trades, signings, and news to discuss these last few days, the draft may have slipped the mind of a few going into tomorrow evening. But rest assured that TCL is right on top of all of the action. As a result, we will be presenting our LIVE coverage of the 1st round of the draft tomorrow evening, starting at 6:45PM, to talk about all the picks, all the trades and anything else that may fancy your interest on a Friday evening. Many TCL contributors will be there, as well as some new faces and some surprises. In addition, TCL will be running the chat along with Micheal Aldred of checkingfrombehind.com (also a contributor on the site) for m...

Memorial Cup format needs to change

The Windsor Spitfires won their second straight Memorial Cup on Sunday night beating the host Brandon Wheat Kings by a score of 9-1 in the final; a real barn burner of an affair. The Wheat Kings qualified for the final by beating the WHL Champion Calgary Hitmen in an overtime thriller. The Wheat Kings qualified for the tournament by having the right address. The lopsided final along with Hitmen loss only further fuels the debate about the format of the Memorial Cup Tournament. The Hitmen won the WHL Championship and the Ed Chynoweth Cup back in early May. They beat Moose Jaw, Medicine Hat, Brandon and Tri City in best of seven series. Yet they lose a single game to the host team an...

TCL Staff Predictions: Round 2

With the first round in the books, TCL and its bloggers looks ahead to the second round. We will have plenty of coverage for the Canadiens, Canucks, Bruins and Flyers, but of course, just like any true hockey fan, we will be keeping an eye on every series. To guide you through this second round of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs, TCL has compiled the predictions of 12 of its bloggers, up from last round's 10. Checkers makes his return to predict the forthcoming round, and we will give you all the details on each series. But before we get to next round's predictions, here's a look at how each blogger did in their first round predictions. You can find the Eastern conference predict...