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Triple Overtime? Welcome to the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Say, that was some barnburner between the Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks last night, yeah? The hardwatching staff has been a little low on the uptake this Stanley Cup season (we have a new TV setup that we’re not … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (LA = Let’s Advance Edition)

In the runup to Friday night’s Chicago Blackhawks-Los Angeles Kings Western Conference Finals Game 6, the redoubtable Drew Doughty of the Kings said this: “We know how good a team they are. We know they know how to win. We also … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Blackhawks Stave Off Elimination Edition)

When the hardwalking staff embarked upon its post-prandial promenade last night, the Los Angeles Kings (up 3-1 in the series) had just come back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 of their Western Conference … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs: Yesterday Was 2/2/14

Three Stanley Cup first-round playoff series entered last night at 2-1. Two overtimes ensued. Three Stanley Cup first-round playoff series exited last night at 2-2. Professional sports doesn’t get better than this. Start with the Columbus Blue Jackets, who just won their … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs: Yesterday Was 2/1/14

First, let’s stipulate that the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is not only the Greatest Show on Ice, but the Greatest Show on Earth as well. Eight series. Three time zones. Puck around the clock. So to yesterday, … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Triple Overtime Edition #1)

At 12:34 this morning the hardlyworking staff was standing in front of the kitchen TV and watching the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues skate into the third overtime of their Western Conference first-round faceoff. Twenty-six seconds later, this happened: … Continue reading

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Herald Gets Its Ads Kicked . . . Again

Do we detect a pattern emerging here? For the third time in three weeks, Boston Herald readers have been snubbed by a full-page ad aimed at the local citizenry. First it was the Marriott at Tudor Wharf memorializing fallen Boston firefighter Stephen … Continue reading

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Herald Once Again DisADvantaged

Why do advertisers keep snubbing Boston Herald readers? Today this open letter to the Boston Bruins and the City of Boston appeared in the Boston Globe. Here’s the text of the letter, which is signed by Rocky Wirtz, Chairman of the … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (What The Hell Just Happened? Edition)

When Milan Lucic scored at 12:11 of the third period to put the Boston Bruins up 2-1 in last night’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 6, the hardwatching staff was pretty sure the Chicago Blackhawks would come back to tie the … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (blackhawks win in regulation Edition)

The hardwatching staff comes not to praise the Chicago Blackhawks’ Bruination in Game 5, but to appraise it. First off, the ‘Hawks deserved to win. They outplayed the Bruins in every aspect of the game. Second, the loss of Patrice … Continue reading

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