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by Alanah McGinley on 10/03/06 at 01:48 PM ET
By Alanah Downie
I'll open this on a very sad note today. Mike at the Ottawa Sports Blog wrote a bit last week
about the recent death of a hockey blogger, Canadian Armed Forces Infantry Captain (ret.) Thomas DeChastelain
, of Sens Watch* (*site has been removed): "On the web, blogs can take on a life of their own; it's easy to forget sometimes that each blog is connected to a person. A shocking and sad event like this is a jolting reminder."
Please take a moment to read more at the link above.
Well, this is an exciting time of year for hockey fans and hockey bloggers alike. The blogosphere is loaded with great stuff and here's a quick sample to get you started. (And if you want more, go to the left sidebar here on Kukla's Korner
and explore some great blogs.)
To start, Colby Cosh at Battle of Alberta
. (Sure, he says
it's a lameass joke, but curiosity will make you click that link anyway, right? Absolutely.) Also at BofA are new additions to their glossary
of terminology for 2006-07, where you'll find out what it means to be "phaneufed"
, among other things.
From the American Hockey Fan
is his piece "Welcome back hockey. We missed you."
A great column reflecting on the game, which includes such gems as "let's be clear- I'm not advocating heroin."
(Yeah, that would be for the best, AHF...) And over at Raking Leafs
, Ninja is really pissed at Comcast
. (I sympathize. Personally, I just paid Shaw Cable over $180 to be able to see 17 pay-per-view games out here in Vancouver. My beer budget for October is totally screwed.)
The Yankee Canuck takes an "honest look at the NHL's best upcoming experiment in team chemistry: Your Vancouver Canucks."
A great article on the Canucks, plus it was there that I stumbled upon Taylor Pyatt's MySpace Page
. (Some people have waaaayyy
too much time on their hands. And if you
are one of those people, can you please make us all a fake Patrick Roy MySpace Page
? Something trashy and featuring the Statue of Liberty would be lovely...)
points out a way to get rich off the business of hockey
that no one else thought of... except one Pittsburgh alluminum company. And in October, what's more natural than picking the year-end award winners? At Hockey Rants
, Jes and Greg fight it out
in Part One of their early bird feature. In summary, Jes says a bunch of complimentary things about Mikka Kiprusoff
, (irritating) and Greg picks Tomas Vokoun
as a favorite (much better).
Finally, a couple things over at Battle of California
: first, J.S. Giguere
has terrible taste in art
; second, a nod to the HUGE problem
shared by hockey fans everywhere: what do you do when your fantasy
hockey team conflicts with your favorite
hockey team? In this case, an LA Kings fan is cheering for the Sharks and the Ducks.
Apparently Hell has frozen over -- It must be time for the NHL to get on the ice!
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