James Mirtle


Hockey writer at @globeandmail, Olympics coverage at @globeolympics, regular on @TSN1050Radio. By way of Kamloops, home of 2014 Brier.

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Assuming the cap hits $63.5-million next season (a safe bet), here's a chart of the cap and floor since lockout.

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A look at the new Roger Neilson statue in Vancouver.

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This year's jerseys for the NHL all-star game.

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Charting the height of NHL goaltenders the past 30 years. Trend isn't hard to see.

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Here's the Devils cap situation minor Salvador, with a 20-man roster. Puts them over $464k apparently.

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Here was the lineup I drafted for my expansion Quebec Nordiques franchise.

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2010-11 McKeen's Hockey available Sept. 13 in Ontario and East, following week in Western Canada and United States

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Comparing the two Kovalchuk contracts in a chart. Note how similar they are. (Hat tip to for figures)

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The Leafs are roughly $660,000 over the cap with Jeff Finger on the roster, with Hanson penciled in at $700k.

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Potential Leafs lineup with more than $6-million in cap space for other additions.

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Same chart, this time with the x-axis the players' age at the start of their deals.

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In a chart: How the Kovalchuk contract compares to the other four being "investigated."

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Here's my understanding of how Chicago's cap situation will work out. There's room for a couple defencemen.

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Looking for a way to make the Blackhawks' cap situation work. It's certainly tight.

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A chart of NHL goalies by nationality, with Canadian, European and American goalies represented.

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Here's your first look at the new Ted Lindsay Award, shown off by the NHLPA today in Toronto.

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Seven Globe hockey writers and we're all leaning heavily toward the favourites... boring.

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Here's my playoff bracket this year, just in the nick of time.

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For those who don't think the Hart race will be a four or five-man battle!

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Battle Royale with Wyshynski appears to be over in my fantasy pool... Brodeur's off night saved me after Theodore debacle.

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