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Slapshot Part Deux

In discussions of the greatest sports movies of all time, all too often, a certain spectacular comedy gets ignored.  The film I have in mind is Slap Shot and if you haven’t seen it, you’re missing out.  It looks like … Continue reading

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Trying to finish my hit

Piggybacking on DE’s post about sports in general, I wanted to single out the incident with Torres for a minute. In game 2 of the Chicago-Phoenix series, Blackhawk Andrew Shaw collided with Coyote goalie Mike Smith. It was a really … Continue reading

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The Good Ole Hockey Game (2012 edition)

It’s playoff time again in the NHL.  Last year I went and jinxed the 8th seeded Rangers.  I’m hoping I can avoid that this time around, especially given that they are the top seed in the Eastern Conference and have … Continue reading

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What’s so Great About New Arenas?

Another historic hockey arena is about to bite the dust: Within a few days, the Windsor Arena will most likely host the last of the tens of thousands of hockey games played over the past 87 years beneath the arched … Continue reading

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They weren’t THAT bad

Over at the Human Rights Campaign, Carolyn Simon gives us the details on a prospect for the Minnesota Wild who was suspended for two games for referring to the Foo Fighters as the “Foo Faggots” in a terse review of … Continue reading

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Wild Russia

That’s the title of a nature show on Animal Planet, but it also fairly describes the KHL, Russia’s professional hockey league.  The Toronto Star has the details: Spurred by Putin, who sees the KHL as a showcase for national pride, … Continue reading

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How I Survived the Vancouver Riots

So I just happened to be up in Vancouver for games 6 and 7 of the Stanley Cup.  Our hotel was only blocks away from where the city decided to show the game outside on big screens to fans.  That … Continue reading

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Aaron Rome Suspended Four Games For Hit On Horton

Nathan Horton’s season is done because of the severe concussion inflicted on him by Aaron Rome in last night’s Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Vancouver Canucks. Now, Rome’s season is over as … Continue reading

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Anyone Have A Good Rhyme For “Vezina”?

I’m trying to compose an epic poem fitting of Tim Thomas’s accomplishments in Game 5, and I’m drawing a blank. The Versus announcers repeatedly called this stop in the third the save of the season. Thomas had come out out … Continue reading

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The Return of Jagr?

A bunch of Rangers were involved in an elimination game yesterday, one that resulted in the USA going home and the Czechs living to fight another day.  Jaromir Jagr pulled off the hat trick for the Czechs; there’s some chance … Continue reading

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I Changed My Mind

It is definitely NOT the most wonderful time of the year.

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Great Moments in the History of Western Civilization

Epic fight between everyone on the 1987 Soviet World Junior hockey team and everyone (minus Pierre Turgeon!) on the Canadian team in the legendary Punch-up in Piestany:

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I’m going back to using “fugly”

I loved Dustin Byfuglien’s name, until I was corrected and told that it’s actually pronounced like “Bufflin”.  Well, from the “suck it, trebek” file, apparently the broadcasters have it wrong too, it’s actually “bye-FOOG-lie-in“. As for tonight, go ‘hawks!

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