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Hockey Night In Canada is suddenly Good!! (again)

October 5th, 2008 · No Comments · The Hockey Hippie

I know it sounds crazy, but I’m lovin’ the new Hockey Night In Canada.  As you know, I think it’s been an embarrassment to our great country and our even greater sport since I started watching the show again in ’04 or whatever. I just saw the first two Ottawa vs. Pittsburgh games from Stockholm […]

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“With Wings, Penguins Can Fly” — The Dream Stanley Cup Final

May 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · The Hockey Hippie

Dynasty vs. Dynasty.  Skill vs. Skill.  These upcoming Finals games will be as good as hockey gets.  It’s Rocket Richard’s Habs vs. Gordie Howe’s Red Wings.  It’s Frazer –  Ali.  Borg – McEnroe.  Hitchcock vs. Scorsese.  Beethoven vs. Bach. In the 3 years since the lock-out and with “the new NHL” we’ve had a one-hit-wonder […]

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Detroit Red Wings line-up — Stanley Cup Final 2008

May 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · The Hockey Hippie

click here for Wings line-up in printer-friendly one-sheet in Word Detroit Red wings Line-up Coach:  Mike Babcock  owner:  Mike Illitch (since ’82)                          Friday, May 23, 2008  13   Pavel Datsyuk  “A” ‘Paver’  29/1978;  5’11”;  Russian; drafted, 171st, ‘98  40  Henrik Zetterberg ‘A’ ‘Zee’ 27/ ‘80;  5’11”;  Sweden;  drafted, 210th overall 1999 96   Tomas Holmstrom 35/1973; […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins playoff line-up 2008

May 16th, 2008 · No Comments · The Hockey Hippie

click here for a printer-friendly Pens line-up on one page in Word Pittsburgh Penguins Line-up Coach:   Michel Therrien                          Friday, May 23, 2008 ‘  9   Pascal  Dupuis ‘Duper’  29/79;  Que.;  trade with Atlanta 2/08 (also Rgrs & Wild!) Speed n Skill Scoring Line  87   Sidney Crosby  ‘C’ 20 / Aug 7, ‘87;  5’11”;  Nova Scotia; […]

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“The whole hockey world is rooting for you guys.”

May 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments · New York City, Real-life Adventure Tales, The Hockey Hippie

 The Prankster Meets The Penguin   . The 3rd game of the Rangers–Penguins playoff series in 2008 when the Rangers went down to the Pens 3 games to nothing . . . So, I went to the Ranger game last night at Madison Square Garden.  What a hoot!  Before the game, there was some rock band […]

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Ovechkin’s # 1s this season

April 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · The Hockey Hippie

The most points in the league (112) — and winner of the Art Ross Trophy. Most goals in the league (65) — winner of the Rocket Richard Trophy. Most goals in a season by a Left-Winger in NHL history — 65. The first player in 12 years to score over 60 goals. He led his […]

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DING! “Rrrrrround One!”

April 7th, 2008 · 3 Comments · The Hockey Hippie

I’m stickin with the Eastern winners being the Habs, Pittsburgh, Washington and the Rangers. And in the West: Detroit, San Jose, Minnesota, and hopefully the Dullass Steers knock out the Brutuzzi Phucks (the 3rd fewest goals scored in the league, and they’re proudly #1 in getting penalties — again). Every one of the goalie match-ups […]

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NHL Playoffs 2008

April 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments · The Hockey Hippie

This is shaping up to be the best hockey in a playoffs maybe ever — seeing how the quality of NHL has gone up so much in the last few years.  Especially the top 4 teams in each conference.  This year’s second round will likely see a lot 6 and 7 game series.  The reason […]

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the McCabe spear

April 6th, 2008 · No Comments · The Hockey Hippie

This happens in the last second of the season, when it’s all over. This is the alternate captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs intentionally spearing a first-game rookie in the nuts at the last second of the season.  You can see the spear at the 4, 13, very clearly at 22, a second one at […]

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The NHL Trade Deadline, Feb 26th, 2008

February 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments · The Hockey Hippie

Sundin?  Jagr?  Emrey? Hopes?  juicy rumors?  intuitive predictions?  breaking news? This is the chock board. Commodore & Stillman already to Ottawa, eh?  🙂 And how great the Rangers sealed up King Henri!  Nice heir to King Mike. In ten days, who’s going to be even better than they are now?   =  =  =  = […]

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The Rangers and Sacred Places

February 9th, 2008 · 4 Comments · The Hockey Hippie

That was the most fun i’ve had at a game, well other than the Sabres-Sens playoff, in about … whenever my last Rangers game was!  🙂  I mean, seriously, it restored my faith in hockey.  .   Hey and get this — I’ve now pegged my Rangers fanship to at least 1969/70!  cuz by 1970-71 Eddie […]

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