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Do You Agree With Brendan Gallagher?


Below, watch one of the goals from a veteran player.

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A Visit To Normandy

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Recent days have been filled with D-Day stories, myriad media outlets detailing the horrors and heroism that played out on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago, when Allied Forces stormed across the English Channel in the early morn of June 6, 1944, with eyes and weapons fixed on reclaiming Adolf Hitler’s Europe.

To stand there today, atop the cliffs where Nazi soldiers slaughtered thousands as they rained fire from seemingly impenetrable pillboxes, is an overwhelming experience for virtually all visitors.

In February of 1994, some 30 members of the US Olympic hockey team toured there for an afternoon prior to making their way to Norway for the Games in Lillehammer.

“Everyone has seen some sort of reenactment of that, read a book, seen a movie or whatever,” said Peter Laviolette, the Team USA captain in 1994 who was part of the trip that afternoon. “They’ve seen the devastation of the soldiers trying to take the beach . . . trying to take the beach . . . trying to take the beach . . . and that many lives lost.”

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Pre-Order Your Laila Anderson Bobblehead

Milwaukee, WI – June 5, 2019 – Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a limited edition bobblehead featuring Laila Anderson, the 11-year-old St. Louis Blues Superfan who is currently fighting Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, or HLH, a rare life-threatening condition that attacks the immune system. Laila has been an inspiration to the Blues, the team’s fans and people across the world during the Blues’ improbable run to the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will be donating $5 from every bobblehead sold to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, which is where Laila has been receiving treatment.

The bobblehead features Laila on a hockey-rink base with her signature jean jacket holding a replica of the sign that she held up during a recent playoff game as well as the bell that children at the Children’s Hospital ring when they finish their chemotherapy treatment.


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Video- Certain People Should Avoid The Red Carpet

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The Return Of The Flying Fathers

from Megan Hoegler of the Columbia,

They were called the Harlem Globetrotters of hockey. From getting pies in the face to playing with tiny sticks as “penance” for penalties, the Flying Fathers combined crowd-pleasing antics with real skills on the ice.

Unlike the Globetrotters, however, the Flying Fathers wore a second uniform as well — the black clerics and Roman collars of Catholic priests. During their heyday in the 1960s and 70s, they played across North America and Europe, bringing communities together and raising millions of dollars for good causes.

Now, nearly a decade after the Flying Fathers left the ice, the team has been brought back to life. Led by Father John Perdue, 33, the vocation director for the Diocese of Peterborough, Ontario, a new troupe of priests have laced up their skates to fill arenas with laughter and raise funds for charity.

The roster is filled with members of the Knights of Columbus, and their games typically feature the “episcopal ordination” of the first scorer, rule-breaking shenanigans by Sister Mary Shooter, the hockey-playing nun, and other slapstick surprises.


Thanks to a KK member for the pointer.

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Video- Drive Along With Chris Pronger

Colby Armstong and Chris Pronger talk while driving.


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Video- Average Joe Playing Hockey

via the YouTube page of GQ,

In episode 1 of Above Average Joe, GQ writer Clay Skipper tries to answer the question: is it really that hard to stop a pro-grade slap shot? But first, he has to learn how to ice skate...and put on his gear...and not flop around like a fool. Join Clay as he takes in this challenge with help from a doctor, skating and hockey coaches, Stanley Cup champion Chico Resch, former NHL player Anson Carter and even Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon.

Watch the 22 minute video below.

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Video- TSN Original: The Mystery of Paul Ranger

via TSN's YouTubee page,

In 2009, former Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Paul Ranger vanished from the NHL, the reason for his departure was a mystery. After years of pain, support and victory Paul shares his story of mental health in the deeply personal TSN Original: The Mystery of Paul Ranger.


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Goalie- A Film On Terry Sawchuk

from the CP at Sportsnet,

A biopic tracing the brutal life and extraordinary career of goaltender Terry Sawchuk is hitting the big screen in March.

"Goalie" stars Mark O’Brien as the Winnipeg-born hockey great, whose run through the ’50s and ’60s established him as one of the winningest goaltenders in the National Hockey League’s history.

Kevin Pollak of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" plays general manager Jack Adams while O’Brien’s real-life wife Georgina Reilly of "Murdoch Mysteries" plays Sawchuk’s wife, Pat. The movie was shot in Sudbury, Ont.

Producers say the film follows Sawchuk from his youth in Winnipeg to Detroit, Boston, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York between 1950 and 1970. That includes his 103 shutouts, the 400 stitches to his face, and tragic death at age 40 in 1970....

"Goalie" is set to open March 1 in Toronto and Vancouver, before hitting other cities in the spring.


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How Professional Sports Organizations Like NHL Profit From Social Media

The success of today’s NHL, and all American professional sports for that matter, depends greatly on the state of their social media profiles. While television and sports magazines once presented the prime source of information for NHL events nationwide, today’s fans rely more on the content that gets posted on social media.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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