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“The Coach That Only Dogs Can Hear”

Alex Burrows was my first and favorite current NHLer player interview.  And Marc Crawford has been one of my favorite coaches

Yet despite this synchronicity of goodness, that symbiosis all came down to this somewhat-disastrous exchange on HNIC after the game the other night.  Fast forward the video to the 1 minute mark, and then cover your ears:


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  Tags: alex+burrows, hnic, hockey+night+in+canada, marc+crawford, scott+oake

It’s a Risky Business

Nothing to do with hockey, but it’s a fairly quiet Friday as we all rest up for Super Saturday (and its related drinking games), so when this landed in my mailbox I figured I’d share.

It’s a Guitar Hero commercial, and if they need a NHL theme for the next one I’m thinking they could always stock it up with Elisha Cuthbert’s ex-boyfriends…

But meanwhile, check out Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Tony Hawk and Michael Phelps as they take care of some risky business:

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  Tags: alex+rodriguez, guitar+hero, kobe+bryant, michael+phelps, tony+hawk

Hockey Quote for the Ages

“We’d also heard mention of it, but we decided that it would only be worse if we went out and told the fans they were absolutely not allowed to throw dildos on the ice,” said AIK club head Mats Hedenstrom to the newspaper.

—from The Local in Sweden (*photos might be NSFW)

Now there’s a line you don’t hear every day.  For more on an awesome story, Puck Daddy tells the whole tale.

It’s not often that one needs to tag a hockey story as NSFW, but I suppose there are people bound to find this one offensive.  (Not me, however—I think it’s hilarious. But I can be incredibly immature…)

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  Tags: hockey+fans, sweden

Facebook Foibles

You know how people are always warning their kids, “Be careful what you put on your Facebook/MySpace/etc because one day it could come back to haunt you”?

Well, the fearless Mike Commodore simply refuses to let those sort of worries slow him down, and the proof lies here:



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Canadian Gold

I saw that The Puck Stops Here mentioned this earlier, but I thought I’d also pop up the CBC video which announced the winner of CBC’s Hockey Theme contest. The winning tune is titled Canadian Gold. (And I like it. It’ll definitely grow on me.)

Incidentally, while the winner took home $100,000 and major bragging rights for all time, the ‘loser’—the second finalist—wasn’t so lucky.  His compensation amounted to a piece of Patrick Roy paraphernalia, a custom-made guitar.  Admittedly, it sounds like a cool bit of paraphernalia, but still, it’s Patrick Roy -related.

How freakin’ brutal is that?! wink

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  Tags: cbc, don+cherry, hnic, hockey+night+in+canada+theme, media, ron+maclean

Canucks Contests & Chicanery


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  Tags: contests, tcc, the+crazy+canucks

“Not That There’s Anything Wrong With That…”

Adrian Dater at All Things Avs would like to be clear about something before we go any further:

OK, let’s be clear here at the start: This is a photo that Avalanche left wing Per Ledin agreed to be in as a joke and is not meant to cast some kind of aspersion on his, um, preferences (not that there would be anything wrong with that).

Okay. Well, Dater gets full points for the Seinfeld reference, and Per Ledin gets points for having a sense of humor about himself, as this photo clearly illustrates. 

But no one shall get points for slathering themselves in gold body paint in order to replicate some post-modern version of The Village People…


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Suggestive Hockey Pools

To quote the friend who sent me the Yahoo! Sports/NHL mailer down below, “Looks like Yahoo Sports is doing a different kind of “fantasy hockey” this season!”

Seriously.  Judge for yourself:


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  Tags: alex+ovechkin, fantasy+hockey, hockey+pools, media, yahoo+sports

Gary Bettman = Gene Simmons Greatest Failure

From an interview with Gene Simmons on MSNBC:

Q: What would you say has been your biggest failure?

A: I haven’t had too many big ones but for the past two years, I’ve been dancing with Gary Bettman [the NHL commissioner], trying to figure out some way to [get him to] hire Simmons Abramson. It hasn’t happened yet.

Q: That’s a failure, your inability to seal a deal with Bettman?

Simmons Abramson is the marketing firm founded by Gene Simmons and Richard Abramson, currently responsible for branding an Indy race near you with the slogan: “I Am Indy.” (Clever, clever stuff.)

So, would you hand over the NHL’s marketing to Gene Simmons?  Well, the NHL did that once already, actually…

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  Tags: gene+simmons, kiss, marketing, nhl

Vancouver’s Future is in Didjuneau, Alaska

Earlier we saw Plan B moving into action, now here’s Plan ‘Z’ from The Spoof:

imageDIDJUNEAU - ALASKA: Levi Johnston, the 18-year old, self-proclaimed ‘Redneck” and father of Rep-Veep Sarah Palin’s soon-to-be born grandchild was offered a 2-year 20 million US$ deal by the Vancouver Canucks.

Said Canuck GM Mike Gillis, “We’re tired of waiting on that procrastinating Swede Sundin. His loss is LJ’s gain”.

Gillis further believes that The Redneck brings an exciting new vision for the Canucks future:


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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.

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