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The Hall Of Fame Legends Classic

from Dave Stubbs of NHL.com,

Three ways that you immediately knew that the Haggar Hall of Fame Legends Classic on Sunday wasn't on the up and up:

Team captains Mats Sundin and Nicklas Lidstrom arrived at Scotiabank Arena together an hour before the game, chatting amiably as they walked toward their dressing rooms.

"This kind of pregame fraternizing must be against the rules," Lidstrom was told, to which he replied, with a laugh, "The new NHL!"


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A Look At Hockey In Canada This Week

from Cathal Kelly of the Globe and Mail,

Hockey’s organizing bodies tried pushing and pulling at the same time. They liked Cherry and all he’d done for the game, and were also against everything he stands for.

They put out official statements of such towering banality they ought be gathered together in a book and used to cure insomnia.

Hockey “brings our country together,” Hockey Canada said.

“It unites us, not divides us,” Rogers Sportsnet said.

“Hockey is at its best when it brings people together,” the NHL said.

Did you feel brought together this week? Neither did I.

When that didn’t work, people tried going the other way. A host on a CTV daytime show had some undercooked thoughts about the sort of people who play hockey – “white boys,” “often bullies,” rich. Those didn’t go over so well.

In many other countries, a chanting mob would’ve burned down the studio. In Canada, thousands of people got the pleasure of saying to themselves, “Well, that is not very nice.”


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Casino Sues Eugene Melnyk For Money Owed

via CBC,

A casino in Connecticut is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900,000, saying he tried and failed to pay them with bank drafts over a winter weekend in 2017.

The lawsuit was filed by the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., roughly halfway between Boston and New York City, on July 9 of this year.

Court documents allege Melnyk tried to pay the casino with five bank drafts totalling $900,000 over the weekend of March 17, 2017, and those drafts were then "dishonoured" by a bank.

The casino management wants that money back, plus $15,000 in damages, costs and interest.

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Is CTE To Blame For Mark Pavelich’s Attack On A Neighbor?

from Paul Walsh of the Star Tribune,

A member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” hockey team that won Olympic gold for the United States is jailed in northeastern Minnesota on charges that he attacked a neighbor with a metal pole.

Mark Pavelich’s sister says his aggression is uncharacteristic and may be related to head injuries suffered on the ice, including during his career in the National Hockey League.

Pavelich was booked into the Cook County jail last Thursday night and appeared Monday in Cook County District Court on charges of second- and third-degree assault, possession of an illegal shotgun and possessing a gun with a missing serial number.

Pavelich, 61, a land developer in Lutsen, remains held in lieu of $250,000 bail and was ordered by District Judge Michael Cuzzo to undergo a hearing on his mental competency to stand trial.


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I Can Honestly Say I Have No Idea What This Is All About

Do I need to get out more, read more or just carry on?


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Joe Murphy Remains Homeless And Refusing Most Help

from Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press,

Joe Murphy, the Detroit Red Wings' No. 1 overall draft pick in 1986, wanders outside in a steady rain, eventually finding a place to sleep for the night in the doorway of a small restaurant.

His black tennis shoes are soaking wet and the bottom of his feet have pruned and turned bright white.

Murphy earned more than $13 million while playing 15 seasons in the NHL, but he is homeless again, just like last year. He doesn’t own socks, so he rips a T-shirt into strips and wraps them around his ankles.

“These are my socks right now,” Murphy says. “My feet have gone all white. Freakin’ nasty. I don’t need to remove my toes, I don’t think. But it’s going to be stinging and nasty, right?”

Dozens of people have tried to get Murphy off the streets of this small tourist town the past two years, including the NHL Alumni Association, members of the local police department, former teammates, his lawyer and an entire team of mental health experts and social workers. He refuses almost all of it.


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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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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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