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Can’t Play Without The Puck

from the NY Times,
Hockey fans might have the idea that a puck is what the Canadian Standards Association says it is, a black disc made of a rubber compound that is 76.2 millimeters in diameter (give or take .6 of a millimeter) and 25.4 millimeters thick (give or take the same), with a mass of 155 to 170 grams. But Sean McKenna says: "I like it when people say a puck's a puck. Because a puck is not a puck." Some fans may remember McKenna as a versatile forward who played for the Buffalo Sabres, the Los Angeles Kings and the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1980's, but he never had control of the puck the way he does now as the vice president for sales and marketing at InGlasCo, the world's largest puck supplier. With the National Hockey League resuming regular-season play after a year lost to a labor dispute, it is possible to say with some justification that it would not be possible without InGlasCo. Located in this small, pleasantly nondescript city a couple of hours east of Montreal, InGlasCo produces souvenirs with the logos of clubs, teams, schools and other entities on them, items like miniature hockey sticks (about 800,000 in an average year) and water bottles (about 500,000). But what drives the business is pucks.

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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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