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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Bruins Cr’ork Penguins In Double Overtime Edition)

Full disclosure: The Pittsburgh Penguins absolutely deserved to win last night’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 in the first overtime.   But they didn’t. So the Boston Bruins won it in the second overtime:   You knew Jaromir Jagr would … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (Bruins Kick Ork! Edition)

Last night the Boston Bruins played about as good a hockey game you’re likely to see: tough, disciplined, strong on the puck, opportunistic. And in the process completely dismantled the vaunted Pittsburgh Penguins. Excellent highlight video compliments of Tyge Brahe: … Continue reading

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Why We Love The Stanley Cup Playoffs (LA Kings Win Game 7 Edition)

The guy with the best goalie name ever – Jonathan Quick – submitted a spectacular performance last night in the Los Angeles Kings’ 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in the final game of the Western Conference semifinal. Representative … Continue reading

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NHL = No Herald League

From our Whiskey Tango Foxtrot desk The recently ended NHL lockout was like the Iran-Iraq war – you wished somehow both sides could lose. And in a way they both did, so that’s a good thing. Now comes the task of winning … Continue reading

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I Miss Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus

That’s all. I’ll get past it. Probably around the Wimbledon men’s final.

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The Kings Totally Pwn – No, Wait – Totally Respect The Devils

Game 3 of this year’s version of Lord Stanley’s Wild Rumpus featured a total beatdown of the New Jersey Devils by the Los Angeles Kings. From Yahoo! Sports: L.A. Kings one win away from first Stanley Cup after dominating Devils … Continue reading

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Doc Emrick: The Musical

One of the great joys of the Stanley Cup playoffs has been Mike Emrick’s call of them (especially Bruins-Capitals and Rangers-Devils). From the Boston Globe’s Bob Ryan: There are many great sports announcers in our midst. But the one whose … 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!

The 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs started tonight in an auspicious manner. First game, first overtime. Flyers rally to beat Penguins 4-3 in overtime PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jakub Voracek has no idea how good the Philadelphia Flyers could be if they … Continue reading

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NYT: The Life And Death Of A Hockey Enforcer

The hardworking staff just finished the New York Times’ three-part series, PUNCHED OUT: The Life and Death of a Hockey Enforcer and, man, was it jaw-dropping. The series – which occupied a full dozen pages of the Times over the past … Continue reading

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