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Hockey runs in the blood of 2014 Penn State commit Scott Conway

Like many of us, hockey players have citizenship with just one country. For a player to have dual citizenship in two different countries is a bit more uncommon. Although, it does occur. NHL Hall of Famer Brett Hull has dual citizenship between Canada and United States and he chose to play for the Stars and Stripes. Current Montreal Canadien Alex Galchenyuk has dual citizenship between the United States and Russia, and he too chooses to play for America. Ditto for Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville, who was born in Quebec, but plays for Team USA. For 2014 Penn State commit …

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Hockey Hilarity: Burke Family Fun

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Most hockey people like Brian Burke. He’s always been a pretty interesting character who speaks from the heart and makes no bones about the way he likes to run his teams. In September, Burke was hired by the Calgary Flames as the head of hockey operations and began a review process that led to yesterday’s events in which he fired both the general manager of the team, Jay Feaster, and …

Red Downie

Red Downie

  INT. WELLS FARGO CENTER, AFTERNOON.   Flyers forward STEVE DOWNIE has called a players only meeting on the team’s off day. Team captain CLAUDE GIROUX steps forward to question this.   GIROUX Hey, uh, Steve, you know, um, what is, uh, the deal with this, uh, meeting?   Downie rises from a dimly lit corner of the room into the light. It is obvious that he had unscrewed the light bulb in his corner to achieve this effect.   DOWNIE Well CLAUDE, if that is your real name, I’m here to address a big concern in today’s NHL.   …

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Hockey Hilarity: Luongo Looking Out For Lundqvist

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! This week, one of the biggest stories in the NHL was the New York Rangers‘ signing of impending unrestricted free agent goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. Lundqvist has played every single game of his career in the NHL with the Rangers and made it clear that he wanted to stay in New York. The two sides came to terms on a 7-year deal worth a reported $59.5 million dollars. That’s a lot of …

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Hockey Hilarity: Bryzgalov and Oilers Shutout Predators and Why It Isn’t A Humongous Big Deal

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Yesterday, Ilya Bryzgalov (yes, that Ilya Bryzgalov), with the help of the Edmonton Oilers hockey team (yes, that Edmonton Oilers hockey team) recorded a shutout in his first start this season. What is hilarious about this is that people think this is a humongous big deal (yeah, I hate that stupid, cheap, annoying joke too). It’s not. Want to know why? The Oilers shutout the Nashville Predators. For the record, …