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Gordie Howe Only Scored a ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ Twice

Hockey lost one of its Mt. Rushmore figures when Gordie Howe died this week at the age of 88. Howe, a longtime Detroit Red Wing and short time New England Whaler, had the never-to-be-duplicated distinction of playing professional hockey in five … 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 (Avalanche Wild Game 5 Overtime Edition)

So there were the Minnesota Wild – on the road, cruising to a 3-2 bruising of the Colorado Avalanche in Game 5 of their Western Conference first-round Stanley Cup series (tied at 2-2) – when this happened with 1:15 to … 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 (Columbus Blue Jackets Edition)

The hardwatching staff has no idea why they’re called the Blue Jackets, but last night the Columbus hockey squad won their first Stanley Cup Playoff game ever in dramatic fashion. After squandering one power play in the first overtime and … 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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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Big Brawl Edition)

New joke: The hardwatching staff went to a hockey game, and a US Senate race broke out. Right before last night’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals began, there was a TV-spot smackdown between Senate hopefuls Ed Markey (D-Combover) … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Triple Overtime Edition)

Fitting that a triple-overtime game should end on a double deflection, yeah?   Last night’s Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks was one for the ages, regardless of which team you … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat The Press Party’ Bakeoff (Carr Stalled Out Edition)

The hardwatching staff is a little late to the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight this week, but hey – we were distracted by Rafael Nadal’s epic dismantling of Novak Djokovic in the French Open semifinal (and subsequent dispatching of David Ferrer … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Damn! Blackhawks Win Edition)

Okay, so regulation time in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals just ended with the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks in a 3-3 tie, but it’s how they got there that’s so special. The ‘Hawks went up 3-2 … Continue reading

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