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By Alanah D McGinley Hockey blogging entertainment from this past week: From John Bollwitt, we have the question of hockey arena music -- Is 80's rock the only way to go? No way, says John:
To me, going to a game should be an experience. When you go see a movie, the soundtrack is part of what makes the whole thing worthwhile. When the movie is tense, the music reflects it. When it’s a party scene, then the music takes on the vibe. You don’t get to that pinnacle point in the plot and say, “Ok, bring on the AC/DC and Guns n’ Roses!”

Islanders Army put up some entertaining video footage the other day.  It might just be Exhibit ‘A’ the next time some player ends up facing disciplinary action:

“Haha! That’s Colin Campbell, now the NHL’s Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations breaking the rules in the Stanley Cup playoffs and getting caught. I had to upload it. Then after he’s done tripping Butch Goring, he’s got the nerve to complain about the call. What kind of example are you setting for the youngsters Mr. Campbell?”

Behind the Jersey turns to HockeyFights.com to answer some questions about fighting in the NHL.  A sample from BTJ:

How do you think fighting helps the league or better yet, what would happen to the NHL if there was a ban placed on all fighting?
I still think fighting has a place in the game, keeping players honest. It can act as a deterrent, but only as much as the league lets it. The roar of the crowd when players drop the gloves is a reminder that the fans still like it.

Canucks’ player Alex Burrows wrote a short dissertation on the world of snow in a recent blog post.  Which might seem a bit strange, but we’re pretty wimpy about snow out here.

“It was definitely a surprise coming home to see the ground covered in white. I didn’t expect it to snow, especially since it’s only November and people were saying that it doesn’t snow in Vancouver. It reminds me of when I was growing up in Quebec and the days in Winnipeg.”

Check out the Falconer, who asks “Why are NHL teams letting TicketMaster steal their money?”  And Lowetide has a brilliant post breaking down the Oilers Top 20 Prospects.

Finally, Puck Update went to church the other night;  well, to Madison Square Garden:

“Man, Madison Square Garden is an amazing place. The whole Garden was on its feet for the shootout, the chants alternating between support for goalie Henrik Lundqvist and booing whoever was shooting for Pittsburgh. The energy in the building was simply stunning. It was more religious service than sporting event.”

We do love New York.


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