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Why the Wall Street Journal Is a Great Newspaper (Tim Horton Edition)

The media coverage of  the Burger King/Tim Hortons merger rumpus has generally been devoid of one thing: Who the hell is Tim Horton? Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal helpfully provided the answer, compliments of Gerald Eskenazi. The Real Tim Horton Amid the … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (DeadBlogging Game 5)

First off the hardwatching staff wants to nominate hockey as the real beautiful game (sorry, fútbol), especially during the Stanley Cup Finals. There’s almost never a bad finals game, and last night’s double-overtime tilt between the Los Angeles Kings and … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Rangers Win 1! Edition)

For once, Los Angeles was not the Comeback Kings. The Hockey Squad from Hollyweird are past masters at coming from behind, but in last night’s Stanley Cup Finals Game 4, the Kings got crowned by the New York Rangers. Highlight … Continue reading

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Why We Love the Stanley Cup Bakeoffs (Rangers Weak on the Puck Edition)

First, full disclosure: As we might have mentioned previously, the hardwatching staff has been a New York Rangers fan for over half a century. But we’ve also grown to like the Los Angeles Kings a lot over this Stanley Cup … 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 (Martin St. Louis Edition)

First, disclosure: The hardwatching staff really likes the Boston Bruins, but we’ve been a New York Rangers fan since the age of 10. In the early ’60s we’d venture weekly to the old Madison Square Garden and plunk down $2 … Continue reading

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The Rangers Finally Show Up For The Cup

The hardwatching staff has been torn throughout the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Boston Bruins and the New York Rangers – partly because we really like the Bruins, partly because the Original Six Rangers were our boyhood team. We would … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Aghhh! Edition)

After the Missus and I got back to the Salisbury (excellent hotel on 57th between 6th & 7th, run by the Calvary Baptist Church, which discounts your room if you attend services at the chapel next door) from the theater … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Hot Goalie Edition)

For a Stanley Cup playoff team, there’s no greater blessing than a Hot Goalie, and the Washington Capitals have one in spades. During the Caps’ series with the Boston Bruins, Braden Holtby was compared to the 1971 Ken Dryden, which … Continue reading

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Let Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus Begin! (Rangers’ Lazarus Edition)

Just 6.6 seconds from going down to the Washington Capitals three games to two in their Eastern Conference semifinals series, the New York Rangers rose from the dead to force an overtime period, thanks to an ill-timed high-sticking penalty on … Continue reading

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