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    Tough Break

    by  • December 29, 2014 • Featured, Fiction, Hockey, Jeff Dupuis • 0 Comments


    My cousin Billy was the first one on the ice. The kids usually are. Uncle Robert and Uncle Harry moved two of the tractors in place and their headlights lit up the pond like it was a real arena. Billy and his little sister Karen skated laps over the frozen water while the rest...

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    Jake Braun: Four Poems

    by  • September 16, 2014 • Baseball, Featured, Hockey, Jake Braun, Poetry • 0 Comments


    Communication Blood the rosy stamp, A tooth the torn envelope; Suicide passed out.     SA SE (self-addressed saussurean emotion) All your words come back to you No matter what. They defy settling, slash and black hawk through Postal networks of a life’s creation. Like how Jonathan Toews believed he was a hero, and...

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    P.K. Subban & the Montreal Canadiens: A Battle for the Generations

    by  • August 11, 2014 • Avi Goldberg, Featured, Hockey • 0 Comments


    Editor’s Note: A version of this article originally appeared on Eyes on the Prize. As I type, members of Habs Nation have collectively exhaled and stepped back from the brink. After an arbitration hearing between P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens over the player’s next NHL contract resulted in plenty of doom and gloom...

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    The Shirt off My Back

    by  • August 7, 2014 • Featured, Hockey, Kevin Bray • 0 Comments


    My daughter has a tiny threadbare blanket on her bed, which she uses to wrap a small stuffed dog named Goldie. The blanket is tissue paper thin after seventeen years of rough use, most of which took place in the first seven years. Like the boy in the children’s story “Owen”, she used her...

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    Two Poems

    by  • May 13, 2014 • CanLit, Featured, Hockey, Marita Dachsel, Poetry • 0 Comments

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    Alberta Avenue In the darkness, a pair of brothers emerge, gliding along the sidewalk. Dinnertime, but in Edmonton winters it could be midnight. These imps own the block. Battered hand-me-down skates, good-will jackets, no need for helmets. For this evening their world is a skating rink, they ecstatic in this trick of the weather,...

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    Twitter and the Playoffs

    by  • May 5, 2014 • Avi Goldberg, Basketball, Featured, Hockey • 0 Comments

    Twitter piece

    What Ron MacLean, Matt Cooke, Donald Sterling, and the Internet Do For Us After an exceptionally long and cold winter, the North American sports scene exploded in a sudden heat in the past few weeks. First, Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke strayed from his public commitment to reform himself when he exacted such serious physical damage on an...

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    The Habs Can Save Quebec

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


    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


    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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    In the Absence of Lidstrom

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


    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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