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    The Habs Can Save Quebec

    by  • April 8, 2014 • Featured, Hockey, Mike Spry, Politics • 0 Comments

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    Okay, now what? The Liberal dominance in last night’s Quebec provincial election provides a government with a mandate, and perhaps 5 years of actual issues, but does it tend to the damage caused by the departing PQ government? It’s a difficult time to live in Quebec. The tumult brought on by an invigorated separatist...

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    From Boyfriend to Fanboy: Strombo and the New Hockey Night in Canada

    by  • March 17, 2014 • Avi Goldberg, Featured, Hockey • 0 Comments

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    After days of speculation, the announcement was made that, starting next year, George Stroumboulopoulos will replace Ron MacLean as host of CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada. Coming months after the massive new Canadian NHL TV rights deal, this was the first indication of what Rogers, the new national hockey content provider, would do with...

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    The Great Gottfried

    by  • March 7, 2014 • Featured, Ian Orti, Tennis • 0 Comments

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    Did a Gay German Tennis Star Throw the Davis Cup to Spite Hitler? If all the world’s a stage then the cast of the great international pre-war epic, The Greatest Tennis Match in History, might feel too star-studded to believe it all actually happened. The show would feature, in a bit role, a young...

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    In the Absence of Lidstrom

    by  • March 6, 2014 • E Martin Nolan, Featured, Hockey • 0 Comments

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    On the occasion of his number’s retirement This is year two of my life without Nicklas Lidstrom. You get used to having a perfect human in your life. The first year was the hardest. Lockout-shortened, the season was already doomed to choppiness. But with Nick gone, the Wings’ breakout turned to mud. Suddenly speed...

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    The Round Bus with Siri: January 31st, 2014

    by  • January 31, 2014 • Baseball, Basketball, Dave Jaffer, Featured, Football, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry, The Round Bus • 0 Comments

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    The Super Bowl is upon us and Sochi is around the corner. If there are two lessons to learn from these colossal events, it’s that people, actual people, don’t matter. What matters is the money you spend on the gear the sponsors are rolling out. So in lieu of having an actual person join...

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    The Round Bus with Alex Wong: January 17, 2014

    by  • January 17, 2014 • Alex Wong, Baseball, Basketball, CanLit, Dave Jaffer, Featured, Football, Futbol, Hockey, Ian Orti, Mike Spry • 0 Comments

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    We were away, now we’re back. Don’t make a big deal about it… Our guest this week is Alex Wong. Alex is originally from Hong Kong, came to Toronto when he was in Grade 3 because his dad promised him that Dragon Ball Z was popular in Canada as well. When his dad was...

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    Bargs

    by  • November 27, 2013 • Basketball, Featured, Jamie Popowich • 1 Comment

    Andrea Bargnani. Bryan Colangelo called him an enigma. My friend, Graeme, said Bargnani’s play “looks like a video game glitch.” After a Knicks-Rockets game, Stephen A. Smith said Bargnani has “decided to show up” as a Knick and that “his impressive defensive performance on Dwight Howard, suddenly has everyone a bit more optimistic.” I...

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    August in Their Hearts

    by  • October 23, 2013 • Featured, Fiction, Football • 0 Comments

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    We all know August: the burnt-end of summer. In the late afternoon fry, the inescapable dry grass smell saturated the air. Heat waves played on the road ahead creating a mesmerizing ripple as if the road was actually melting. People began to complain about the heat again. The old, maroon S-10 didn’t have AC,...

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    Cheap Throat: Diary of a Locked-Out Hockey Player (an ebook from Found Press)

    by  • June 11, 2013 • CanLit, Cheap Throat, Featured, Hockey • 0 Comments

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    The viral Internet sensation has arrived as an eBook from Found Press. Part Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, part Five Easy Pieces, part SlapShot. Hockey will never be the same. Edited by The Barnstormer A labour dispute threatens to cancel an entire season of professional hockey, laying off thousands of stadium workers and leaving hundreds of players with...

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