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Sometimes being a hockey fan makes me do stupid things. I try to be a rational human being who makes decisions based on reason, but one of the things that throws my rationality right out the window is hockey. It catches me off-guard sometimes: I’ve stayed up all night to watch World Championship hockey in Europe, knowing not only that I need to work the next day, but also that the game would be shown on TV in Canada later the next day anyways. Also, I have PVR. And it’s the World Championship. Like I said: stupid.

With that said, I don’t regret all of the stupid things I do because of hockey. For instance, last week I bought a vintage Quebec Nordiques leather jacket and it is amazing.

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There’s an interesting portion of the video gaming population that plays hockey in the virtual world, but doesn’t play (or watch) in real life. The games are just that good.

The always highly-anticipated NHL games from EA, in particular, are a major reason for that; this year is no different.

The press release for the latest edition of the game (available September 11th, 2012) caught my eye for a couple reasons: first off, the screen shot at the top of this post – good lord the graphics look great. But secondly because of the text below – a couple changes will make the games more realistic than ever.

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Louis CK is, at present time, the best performing comedian on planet Earth. The debate about who was before him – Jerry Seinfeld, Mitch Hedberg, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor… whoever - is not really the point here. He’s today’s current best, and hey look, he attends NHL games.

That he’s a Rangers fan hurts. That he’s a hockey fan makes me happy. I found the above image on Reddit Hockey (posted by tbone510). Got himself some pretty nice seats, didn’t he?

And just because this is an excuse to play a clip of his…hope you can tolerate the low-def quality. It’s worth it.

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"Hello, tiny human" -Chara

When you talk about the greatest defencemen of this generation you would be remiss to not include Zdeno Chara. The man is a freak of nature in multiple ways – size and strength being to go-to attributes of course – and is a surefire hall of famer.

The Bruins honored him for his 1,000th career game on Tuesday after Chara hit the mark on the Bruins latest road swing. Tonight wasn’t any less of a celebration because he did it away from home though, Big Z recorded three points against the Lightning in Boston.

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Why yes, Brian Leetch DID play for the Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs were officially eliminated from the Playoffs today, meaning that they haven’t played an ounce of meaningful hockey here. Having exorcised most of my personal demons earlier this evening, I’ve decided to give you a much more lighthearted look at their failings.

Here is a list of all of the cool things that happened during the last season up until their last game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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Above: Really good hockey player

Earlier this season when he was leading the NHL in scoring Claude Giroux firmly planted his name on the list of NHL Superstars with concussions. How did this happen? He got kneed in the head by Wayne Simmonds. Seriously, how does that happen?

How it happens I guess doesn’t matter and really begins to defy logic when you consider that it happened again… tonight… in Toronto this time. Poor Scott Hartnell was just skating along when Giroux, with a little help from Dion Phaneuf, just stuck his head between Scotty’s legs (aside: HARTNELL DOWN!) and knocked him over. Giroux – in a scary moment for Flyers fans – was a little woozy getting up… Read the rest of this entry »

Just relaxing

The New York Islanders are pretty maddening in many ways, as I’m sure our blog’s editor Justin Bourne could tell you all about. This year’s edition is loaded with young talent and should, in theory at least, be better than they are. For what it’s worth they do seem to have their goaltending at least semi-figured out long term in the form of Evgeni Nabokov, who has been pretty spectacular for them this season. What gets especially frustrating with the Isles is when they beat teams they really have no business beating. Case in point on Saturday night: they topped the Boston Bruins.

Nabokov was a catalyst for the win as he made several crucial saves against Boston, turning aside 32 pucks and giving his team a chance. The Bruins had a glorious opportunity to at least muster a point in the contest but Nabokov shut the door late, making a dandy of a save with roughly 15 seconds to play.

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