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Wednesday
Nov062013

A Different Look At New Arenas

It's been a sad few years for hockey fans.  Slowly the old barns have been transforming into these monolithic, pristine white multi purpose venues where the hoity toitiest of performers will come and off set the craziest costs.  I don't know about you, but when I think of watching hockey live, my mind wanders to sticky cement floors, cinderblock walls painted brown or maybe tan or pink?  And seats that have clutch marks in their armrests from years of panicked fans.  I'm someone that feels at home in that "lived in" feeling (mind you, I'm talking about "lived in" not "we should go get vaccinated after this" filth).  

There's no question, the game of hockey is changing, but the change off the ice seems to be ignored.  Many say it's to bring in the corporate accounts, but after hanging out in the newly completed MSG, I call shenanigans.  Planners and architects and builders are looking to attract a completely untapped market for hockey fandom:

Superheroes!

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Friday
Mar152013

Can The Soulless Be Merkin Models? (Please Say No)

This list of men have many things: great talent, extensive suspensions, a thatch you pray never is duplicated for merkin use, a set of twins.  

What this list doesn’t have?  SOULS!

Sure, plenty have made lists about the gingers of the NHL but how many have ranked them by the level of soullessness.  Here’s a lovely list of gingers based on their level of soul possession.

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Monday
Jan142013

Episode 109: #ATypeOfHockeyisBack

The NHL is back, and so are we with an up to date episode. We talk about the upcoming season, Brian Burke's firing, the evil plague that is acoustic punk and Brandon goes to the saddest hockey game.

Topics This Week:

The lockout's over!

D.O.A.'s Joey Shithead running for office.

My piece on the Dayton hockey game.

The whole crew is getting this tattoo, or else.

Music This Week:

(Special thanks to The Involuntarys, who wrote the song from the show's intro, 'Up The Pucks')

Prisoner Echoes by Strike Anywhere

The Concept Says... by Comeback Kid

100K by The Loved Ones

 

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Tuesday
Sep182012

Yo Ho Yo Ho The NHL At Sea! 

Not a single hockey fan in this photo


Okay, so recently I went on a trip to the south where the weather is always warm and ice rinks are a mythical creature.  Fine, not really seeing as Florida, one of the places that I stopped, has two NHL teams plus a bunchaother teams.  But in all honesty, hockey isn't very big the further south you head.  And that's why I packed a bunch of hockey tee shirts and paraded myself around waiting to see what people would say. 

Mind you, I was on a cruise ship, that left from NYC, so you would assume this would be skewed, that I would run in to crazy amounts of Atlantic and Northeastern Division fans, but no I didn't. So disappointed hockey fans!  

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Saturday
Sep012012

In Case Of Lockout, Break Glass

Okay, straight-talk here, the whole lockout thing really isn't phasing me as much as it probably should be. I can deal with not having to travel three hours to Boston, and paying at the very least $25 for a seat to a Bruins game that's so high up that you're peering through Celtics championship banners to see the ice

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