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You Can Play

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On March 4, 2012
It contradicts the very core of my worldview to have anything good to say about anything associated with in any way with the Maple Leafs, but obviously I can have nothing but praise for this. Hopefully another year out of the playoffs will give Burke, Phanuef, and Lupul more time to make an actual contribution […]
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Brad McCrimmon, 1959 – 2011

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On September 8, 2011
A lot of terrific players died in yesterday’s horrible Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash.   But the one that depressed me the most was Brad McCrimmon.    A stay-at-home defenseman myself, I always admired practitioners of the art, and McCrimmon was one of the best.   He didn’t get half the recognition of his near-contemporary Rod Langway, but I think […]

Game 7

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On June 15, 2011

Should be a good one. Even though Vancouver’s defense looks thin, I’ll regretfully say they’ll squeak another one out at home. My plan is to alleviate the tension by seeing a show an

M.I.C., K.E.Y…

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On June 3, 2011

Pierce on the test posed to the NHL by the douchetacular Alexandre Burrows: This Blog has to confess to being surprised that there actually was some dispute over whether or not Vancouver’s Alex

Round 3 Picks

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On May 15, 2011

To expand on what I tweeted earlier because I knew I’d be late: BRUINS v. LIGHTNING: Really, really tough to call, with Tampa Bay’s far superior front-line offensive talent going up agains

It’s time for the annual tradition, and since Berube has already spoken it’s time for me to weigh in. I was planing to do a Scocca-like graph except that my rooting interests can pretty much be summed up by “whoever’s playing Vancouver,” a criterion that is all too likely to be relevant throughout the playoffs. […]
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