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Video- How About 9 Minutes Of Charles Barkley Talking Hockey?

via Sportsnet,

Sir Charles Barkley joins Hockey Night in Canada to talk about his friendship with Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper and gets some shooting lessons from Nick Kypreos.

 

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Surprise Guests For Wild Rookie Dinner

from Michael Russo of the StarTribune,

No matter what Cody Almond accomplishes in his hockey career, the Wild rookie always will consider singing for Charles Barkley and Michael Strahan “icing on the cake.”

Last Sunday at the Chicago Cut Steakhouse, Barkley, the former NBA great-turned-TNT commentator, and Strahan, the former New York Giants star defensive end-turned-Fox commentator, were dining at the same restaurant the Wild was having its rookie dinner.

Wild center John Madden used to live in the same neighborhood as Strahan when Madden played for the Devils and Strahan for the Giants, so next thing you know, “Sir Charles” and the NFL’s single-season sacks record-holder entered the room to, as defenseman Nick Schultz said, “hold court for two hours.”

Barkley and Strahan told stories, especially about past rookie dinners during their careers. Rookie dinners are a pro sports tradition where the rookies buy the team dinner.

“Suddenly, Charles started getting all these crazy ideas in his head. I was just like, ‘Oh man, here we go,’” rookie defenseman Jared Spurgeon said.

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