Monthly Archives: September 2012

Paul Henderson – a career in cards – updated and complete

September 28, 1972 was one of the biggest days in the history of hockey in Canada.  Paul Henderson’s series-winner in Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series is probably the most famous goal ever scored.  It has certainly been replayed … Continue reading

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Finding a familiar face in a new place

The NHL lockout isn’t even two full weeks old, but I’ve already mentally abandoned the season.  It’s just better for my sanity to assume the entire thing isn’t going to happen and then be pleasantly surprised should a season occur.  … Continue reading

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Would you support a new WHA?

Back in the last lockout, one of the ideas floated around was a revival of the WHA.  This would serve as a means for the players to make money and create a pressure point for the NHL owners.  Bobby Hull … Continue reading

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You can’t spell that without Eli

I don’t really watch the NFL.  I might watch half of the Super Bowl but I don’t really care who wins it.  If I want to watch football, I’ll probably check out the CFL, but in truth, I don’t really … Continue reading

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Kotter #7 – your reassurances are less than compelling

I’ve been avoiding the lockout post because I’m completely fed up with the whole thing and it hasn’t even started.  It baffles me how a league willingly shuts itself down when revenues are at record highs, the TV deal they’ve … Continue reading

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King is fit to be tied

King Clancy is shown here during his three-year stint as coach of the Maple Leafs.  He took over from Joe Primeau after 1952-53 and inherited a team that was quickly forgetting how to score.  Most of the big names of … Continue reading

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