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from Jason Schwartz of Boston Magazine,
For a quarter-century, Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs ruled the clubby equestrian scene in Wellington, Florida. From his palatial estate, he fought to keep the exclusive community exactly the way he and his family wanted it. Then a brash Boston entrepreneur named Mark Bellissimo appeared on the scene. Now the two men have declared war on each other—and the fate of the town hangs in the balance.
Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey of HNIC welcomed Matthew Perry on After Hours last night from Los Angeles.
Perry is from Ottawa and talked quite a bit of hockey during the segment.
Also, I'd personally like to congratulate Kelly Hrudey on being honored as a Kings Legend last night.
I had the opportunity to meet Hrudey at the SCF a few years ago and he told me if I ever needed anything, feel free to contact him. It meant a lot to me then and still does to this day.
Watch the 8 minute Matthew Perry segment below...
The montage featurse the song The Good Old Hockey Game by the late Stompin' Tom Conners.
thanks to Fred Murtz for the quick upload
Connors passed away today at the age of 77 (Wikipedia).
The music starts at about the 1:40 mark if you are not a Wings fan.
30 years and 3800 pucks later...
via Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun (the only non Super Bowl item)...
Here is your perfunctory Canadian we have to have a hockey note from the Super Bowl note: The Harbaugh brothers played as kids in Michigan, Jim as a left winger, John a defenceman. But their mom wasn’t too happy when they made a goal out of chicken wire, put it on the driveway, and wound up shooting all the windows out of their garage. “They were glass,” said John. “She called dad in on that one.” They got in big trouble.
At the ACC for Bruins/Leafs.
from an email I just received,
Budweiser is launching a new campaign this Super Bowl Sunday. You may remember the response from last year’s Budweiser’ Flash Fans ad. Well, this year, Budweiser is back at it and we wanted to share a taste of what’s to come. A hint: the campaign features the newest piece of must-have hockey gear that will help Canadians celebrate hockey’s most exciting moments.
One video here and two below...
from Lawrence Martin at the Globe and Mail,
How philistine can you get, Canada? Ice hockey? Is that all you care about?
Our hockey obsession keeps growing. The lockout was supposed to dampen our appetite for the game, but it only heightened it. We defeat Germany in the World Junior Hockey Championship – it’s front-page news! Hockey adorns our currency – our $5 bills. Our Prime Minister is writing a book. It’s not about politics. It’s about hockey.
Check out the media. Of all the grave issues and cancers and maladies afflicting humanity, guess what took up practically more page space in the past year or so than any of them? A debate over hockey head injuries. It’s a serious problem, no doubt. But a priority?
Remember the age-old debate over what constituted Canadian identity? It’s over, Earthlings. The ballots are in. It’s hockey. It’s our religion, we’re told. It’s the culture. It’s who we are. After 145 years of history, that’s it.
from Mike Youds of the Kamloops Daily News,
An oldtimers hockey team hit the ice as darkness fell Wednesday, but they weren't chasing a puck.
The Old Dogs jumped into action and probably saved the lives of a woman and two dogs after they plunged into the water from a ledge of ice along the Thompson River.
Team members were having a few beers at the Anavets clubhouse (formerly the Beachhouse Restaurant), with a clear view of the riverfront a stone's throw away, when duty called.
"We were just trying to help the young lady out of the river when she went in," said Bert Kant, drying out after his January dip. "I missed the Polar Bear Swim," he quipped.
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