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Skating For 5,000 Years

from Heather Whipps at Live Science,

Finns looking to cut back on travel time were the first to use ice skates about 5,000 years ago, a new study suggests.

The southern portion of Finland is the only place icy and flat enough to make traveling by skates – at that time made of animal bones – worth the energy, scientists discovered.

“We found this by measuring heart rate, oxygen consumption and speed of people skating on replicas of bone skates and by means of a computer simulation of several 10-kilometer [6.2 mile] journeys in five areas,” said Federico Formenti, a human biomechanics specialist at the University of Oxford and co-author of the study.

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Momesso Loses Stanley Cup Ring in Robbery

From the CP via TSN,

Retired National Hockey League star Sergio Momesso is reeling after the theft of some of his most prized hockey mementoes.

Montreal police say Momesso’s house in nearby Kirkland was robbed Saturday evening.

They say the stolen items include include three hockey jerseys from his playing days as well as a diamond-encrusted Stanley Cup ring from the Montreal Canadiens’ 1986 cup win.

Momesso, 42, played left wing for five teams during a 13-year NHL career.

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Update:  Habs Inside/Out noted this story yesterday actually, and also provided contact info for anyone who might come across the items for sale somewhere.  His Canadiens, Canucks and St. Louis Blues (signed by Brett Hull) jerseys were also stolen.

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“Old Time Hockey” Fading Away

from the St. Catharines Standard,

The situation isn’t bad enough yet to make them cry in their beer.

However, a worldwide shortage of hops is forcing local brewers to spend more money on supplies and consider measures to cope with the growing problem….

“One hop variety, called fuggles, I can’t even get right now — it seems odd.”

About 70 per cent of the beers sold at the downtown St. Catharines establishment are brewed in-house, such as popular quaffs Blonde Bombshell and Old Time Hockey Ale.

more and you have to wonder what Old Time Hockey Ale tastes like and no Blonde Bombshell remarks allowed!

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The Canadian League

from Ian Windwood at the Guardian,

But the point of a new Canadian league would not be to rival the NHL, it would be to ignore it. New teams could be established in the six Canadian NHL cities, but for the folks of Halifax, Hamilton and Oshawa it would be something new. It would be Major League Hockey, only not on television.

It might sound ridiculous, but think about it. The NBA has operations in all sorts of pokey little places, the kind of settings where the league is the only game in town.

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Goalie Showdown

Ryan Miller vs. Jean-Sebastien Aubin.

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Don’t Forget Stanley

Brad May shows off the Stanley Cup at the 2008 Rose Parade today.

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You Played As Much As You Could

I was lucky enough to play pond hockey growing up as a kid, then made a step-up when all my hockey friends could drive, so we went the indoor route and rented two hours of ice in Windsor at 4:00am.  Think it cost us about $24 an hour back then.

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Happy 2008

May you and yours have the best hockey year!!!

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Why Aren’t People Following Hockey

from Stan Fischler at the Daily Freeman,

WHY ISN’T big league hockey more accepted by the average fan than it is today?

Or, to put it another way, will it forever be known as a “niche sport” to sports editors and TV producers who decide which sports get the big play and which do not?

These questions have bedeviled National Hockey League honchos as the circuit expanded from six to 12 and on to the 30 teams now spread across the continent.

ONE WOULD think that any league with footprints in such diverse metropoli as Tampa Bay, Phoenix, Nashville, Boston, Vancouver, and Montreal - just to name a few - would develop admirable TV ratings.

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Leafs Sweater Draws Boos

from the Globe and Mail,

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN—Pity poor Major Eric Cottenoir of the Vandoos.

A brand new hockey sweater arrived in the mail for him yesterday. But when he put it on at the hockey rink, all his friends laughed at him.

Instead of sending him the red, white and blue of the Montreal Canadiens, a big Canadian clothing chain had instead mailed the blue and white sweater of the hated Toronto Maple Leafs.

All the other players favoured les Canadiens. Nobody wanted to wear the Toronto sweater. Major Cottenoir was booed by his fellow hockey players the moment he put it on.

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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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