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Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford is known for taking — and receiving — some of the most punishing checks in the NHL. He lists teammates Dustin Brown and Matt Greene among the hardest hitters in the game. Who are his hardest-hitting opponents?



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  3. Niklas Kronwall

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Willie MitchellFlorida Panthers defenseman Willie Mitchell, formerly of the Vancouver Canucks, recommends Hawksworth restaurant in downtown Vancouver, located inside the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. "Kind of a west coast with a little bit of a French twist to it – a lot of depth to it," he says. "A lot of meat and a little bit of texture. … The scallops are outstanding – anything for that matter."

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Posts Tagged ‘24/7’

“24/7” ends with a great show.

The Winter Classic took place a couple weeks ago, but the NHL’s showcase event this season was something to remember. I would say the Toronto-Detroit game ranks up there with the first Winter Classic with Pittsburgh-Buffalo. The atmosphere was perfect; the snowflakes falling from the skies provided a great setting.

Nobody sums up the majesty of the Winter Classic better than HBO’s “24/7,” which concluded its season with two good episodes. Read the rest of this entry »

The best NHL reality series you’re not watching: #BehindTheB

The first thing Peter Chiarelli, the Boston Bruins’ general manager, told Dennis Seidenberg when the defenseman signed his four-year contract extension in October was not “watch your right ACL, bud.”

The first thing Chiarelli said to Seidenberg was “we’re not going to announce it until tomorrow, OK?” We know because it’s right here at the eight-minute mark:


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Leafs, Red Wings have ’24/7′ off to another great start.

Todd Bertuzzi

Detroit Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi | Photo by Dan Hickling

For the first time in my life I upgraded my satellite TV service. I did this because I wanted to watch one show, for one month.

Last year there was no “24/7 Red Wings/Maple Leafs: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” because of the lockout. The series featuring the Detroit Red Wings and Maple Leafs (and the game, the Winter Classic) got pushed back to this season.

Based on what I’ve seen so far, this was a wise investment — and the most interesting pairing of the three-year-old series.
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“HBO: 24/7” recap: The Dramatic Conclusion

Claude Giroux

Photo by Dan Hickling

All good things must come to an end and unfortunately, that statement applies to every season of HBO’s “24/7: Road to the Winter Classic.” Just like last year, the series ends with a great hockey game and leaves you actually looking forward to the end of the season – so you can tune in to the next Winter Classic.

The final episode begins with some foreshadowing. Read the rest of this entry »

24/7 Rolls On Through Episode Three

Steve Ott Peter Laviolette

"Steve Ott and Peter Laviolette" is an anagram for "I pander, TV tete a tete, love lost."

The last two weeks of “24/7” have been lots of fun to watch. A cast of interesting characters and great on-ice action makes you eager to tune in the following week.

This week’s episode provided as much, while offering a close look at the replay booth in Toronto – something many hockey fans have always wondered about.

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“24/7” is worthy of round-the-clock attention

Philadelphia FlyersIt’s that time of year again. That time when HBO gives me and hockey fans everywhere an early Christmas present: its “24/7 Road to the Winter Classic” series, a present that I’ve been waiting for since last January.

Last year, the Winter Classic featured Sidney Crosby and the Penguins facing off against Alexander Ovechkin and the Capitals. With the two most famous hockey players prominently featured, HBO had a huge hit on its hands.

When HBO decided to add a second season, this time featuring the Flyers and Rangers, some fans including myself were wondering if it would be able to hold up to last season due to a lack of big-name stars.

As it turns out, the series still is lighting the lamp. Read the rest of this entry »

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