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Linesman Blues

After a week-long vacation, it's always fun to come home to a goalie fight.  It's even more fun when a linesman plays the role of punching bag in said fight.  It all went down in last night's WHL game between Everett and Seattle:



Interestingly enough, the linesman is a former WHL player by the name of Ryan Gibbons, who played five seasons with, you guessed it, the Seattle Thunderbirds. 

On a side note, here's another wonderful example of why hockey is the greatest game in the world. 

On Friday night, the Val d'Or Foreurs scored six consecutive goals in the first period of their game against the lowly Gatineau Olympiques, a team riding an eight-game losing streak.  But instead of rolling over, the Olympiques came out smoking in the middle stanza, potting five straight goals to get back in the game.  Gatineau kept the pedal to the medal, scoring the tying goal with just over a minute to play en route to a stunning 8-7 comeback victory.

In an era where defensive hockey often rules the day, it's nice to see there are times when it ain't over until it's over.

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Tasca's Take is written by Joe Tasca. Born and raised in Westerly, Rhode Island, Joe works as a broadcaster for seven radio stations in southern New England. Whether that's a testament to his on-air ability or because he has a desparate need for money is debatable.

Joe spends his summers playing golf, enjoying the beauty of Misquamicut Beach, and wining and dining girls who are easily awed by the mere presence of a radio personality. During the winter months, he can usually be found taking in a hockey game somewhere in North America. In the spring, he spends much of his time in botanical gardens tiptoeing through the tulips, while autumn is a time to frolic with his golden retrievers through piles of his neighbors’ leaves.

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