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Dirtiest goal of the year

January 18, 2010 3:35 pm

This is probably the best goal I’ve seen since the Denis Savard goal…  (You know the one)

Everyone was dangling, the d-men got cut up…  Which explains the Yahoo Sports title: ‘Defense is hard to come by in the ECHL

There’s Something About Hockey

October 3, 2009 12:31 am

Baseball spreads half its players across a pasture, hides the rest in dugouts, and then, proudly aware that it is the only sport without a time clock, proceeds apace as though its fans do not have one either. Football, played on one hundred twenty yards of distant field in increasingly canyon-esque stadia, packs twelve minutes of balletic violence into sixty minutes of game time and two hundred minutes of real time. Basketball provides near constant action and often intimate attention, but when scoring occurs every twenty seconds, only the last hundred or so seem to matter, and they often unfold over such an excruciation of stops and starts and fouls and timeouts and team meetings that even the most dramatic finishes unfold like athletic arrhythmia. Soccer drops one lost ball amidst twenty joggers, offers almost as many riots in the stands as goals on the field, and is beloved only by a loose affiliation of drunkards, Europhiles, and overprogrammed eight-year-olds who have yet to convince me I’m missing anything of interest.

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E:60 – Alexander ”The Great 8” Ovechkin

May 2, 2009 2:56 pm

Ilves Game

March 5, 2009 2:33 am

I finally made it to a Finnish hockey game!  We saw the Ilves get smoked by JYP 7 to 2 lastnight, but I didnt care.  I knew someone on the team that I used to play against, Matt Nickerson, and he was tossed out in the 2nd period.  Apparently over here there is no fighting, he got tossed for just trying to start a fight.  We had amazing seats, 2nd row behind the net in the corner.  There was a guy sitting in front of us who was hilarious.  He was reaming the refs about everything possible, and although I didnt understand a word of it, I was laughing a few seconds later when Hanne translated it.  Another nice thing about the game was even if I dont speak Finnish, I do speak hockey.

Before the game, I met Hanne’s mother, and had coffee at her house.  She was very nice, and baked cinnamon rolls (which were delicious).  While there, we talked about how the wellfare system works here, and why there is so little crime.  It is crazy to see bicycles just sitting outside of stores not locked up…  Then we left for the hockey game with Jaarko, Hanne’s brother.

Toddler Hockey Brawl from That Happened!

February 8, 2009 12:07 pm
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