Category Archives: Whimsy

The Long Goodbye…

As a noted procrastinator who utilizes the stress and anxiety of a tight deadline to focus and tighten his writing, and as someone who so often said on this very website that this piece would come at this time only to … Continue reading

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United States of Hockey’s Great American Olympics Preview

With the first official events being held Thursday in Sochi and the opening ceremony set for Friday, it’s almost time. All of the build-up and all of the hype will give way to actual Olympic hockey being played. It will … Continue reading

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Fourth of July: America’s Ultimate Hockey Team

It’s the Fourth of July in the United States, which means, if you’re like me, you’re celebrating America today. Sure, you might grill a few hot dogs, drink something cold, wear shorts, maybe toss the ball around the yard or … Continue reading

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Tortorella Elected President of the United States of Hockey

After a lengthy campaign that lasted literally dozens of hours, John Tortorella was elected the first President of the United States of Hockey by a wide margin. Brian Burke put on a late surge that raised concern in the Tortorella … Continue reading

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ELECTION DAY SPECIAL: Vote for the next President of the United States of Hockey

Nov. 6 is Election Day in the United States of America. Tuesday, about half as many people who vote for American Idol will choose between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The future of the country is in the people’s … Continue reading

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Tie Domi: Enemy of Cameras, Defender of Coaching Ethics

The Ivan Hlinka U18 Tournament ended Sunday the same way it has each of the last five seasons, with Canada’s Under-18 squad as champion. The team was led by former NHL tough guy and current Kingston Frontenacs bench boss, Todd … Continue reading

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MacGyver: America’s Forgotten Hockey Hero

The early 1990s ushered in a new era for American hockey. Guys like Brian Leetch, Chris Chelios, Mike Modano and Tom Barrasso were staking America’s claim as a certified hockey nation with their play in the National Hockey League. As … Continue reading

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