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50 Reasons to Love the NHL

From David Fleming at ESPN:

4. Is there a better sound in sports than the crack-clapping of sticks during a scrum for the puck in the corner? Love that sound. It’s like the squeak of sneakers in basketball, the smell of a freshly-cut baseball field at spring training or the aromas of tailgating outside Heinz Field.

5. I’m pretty confident that if the NHL ever expands to Pandora, Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk will be the only earthling taken in the galaxy expansion draft.

6. Reggie Dunlop’s wardrobe in Slap Shot.

7. And, okay, everything else about that movie.

read on for the whole list

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Pharazon's avatar


espn can write some great articles sometimes… just a shame that most of the time they write crap

Posted by Pharazon from England on 05/11/11 at 06:17 PM ET

pensfan29's avatar

Really? Datsyuk only? Not Sid or OV too?

Posted by pensfan29 on 05/11/11 at 06:46 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Really? Datsyuk only? Not Sid or OV too?

Posted by pensfan29 on 05/11/11 at 04:46 PM ET

They have enough horrifying-looking monsters on Pandora without adding Ovechkin to their team.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 05/11/11 at 07:01 PM ET


love the passion but some strange, head scratching ones…

yet the coaches on the bench actually listen to the questions and give some amazing answers while not being afraid to let their emotions (read: red-faced anger) come through. It’s candid, informative, amazing television].


In other news, David Fleming fired from ESPN for liking hockey

Posted by puckeye on 05/11/11 at 07:07 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

Good stuff. Both passionate and light-hearted. More like this and I might actually start to care about ESPN.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 05/11/11 at 09:43 PM ET

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