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The NHL’s Houdini Act

Bring Back Our Game

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are over and have left a lot of fans and analysts debating about whether it was one of the greatest playoffs, from start to finish, in the history of the game. As a Canadian, and a rabid hockey fan, this kind of sticks in my craw a bit. Let me explain why. Read more…

Old School Mullets and Whatnot

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Pittsburgh may have the Frozen Four and Kris Letang, but Minnesota has us beat by an icy Canadian mile.

Check out the All Hockey Hair Team from their state high school tournament. Lots of  classic “old school mullets,” blow drys, and spray bottles. Even some “cotton candy.”

They seem to be able to grow man-beards up there, too. Is it the cold? Or are some of these “kids” really 25? Read more…

Crosby Spitting Teeth, Out For Months

Sidney Crosby's Teeth Were Pretty Straight, Actually

If I have to say it out loud, and I will, then let it be known that not 30 seconds before Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal in the gold medal hockey game for Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, I stated the words “If Crosby gets this goddamn goal, I swear to God I will never trash him again.” And then moments later Crosby stuffed it in to the back of the net on a pass from Jarome Iginla, and my living room erupted in to pandemonium. Gold, baby, GOLD.

But it came with a price: my favourite pastime of Crosby Bashing. For years, he’d been my favourite punching bag. I sold my soul to the hockey gods. Fair price, I suppose. But I was prepared to adhere to the terms of the deal: no more would I say unpleasant things about the perfectly talented fellow, despite sore temptation. Read more…

The Weekly Rewind

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Welcome to The Weekly Rewind, our attempt to look back at the week that was in the world of sports. Now with more snark and sass, and less Manti…. Read more…

I Miss Hockey, Too

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Nike didn’t pay me to say this, or even ask me to say this. Kim sent me this link and I just love it.

And hockey. I love hockey.

Although I am not sure I’d play with frozen hamburger patties.

Oh, who the hell am I kidding. OF COURSE I would play hockey with frozen hamburger patties.

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