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Jim Fox

Former NHL forward turned broadcaster Jim Fox has been around the world in pursuit of the best wine. Here are his Top 5 wine destinations:


  1. Wine Tour on bike on the outskirts of Beaune, Burgundy, France

  2. Barrel tasting at Roberto Voerzio Winery, La Morra, Barolo, Piedmonte, Italy

  3. Tasting Class and barrel tasting at Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, France)

  4. Dinner and tasting at Savier Vineyards, just southeast of Calistoga, California, at sunset looking back over Napa Valley

  5. Anywhere in Tuscany, Italy followed by a glass of wine in the Piazza del Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
NHL Confidential

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JP

Throwback Thursday: What I’m thankful for.

This site wouldn’t exist without the seven minutes, 55 seconds of film you’re about to watch.

On October 4, 1991, the San Jose Sharks played the Vancouver Canucks, as common an autumn sight today as brown leaves covering a city sidewalk. (In a non-lockout year, at least.)

At the time, this game was a total novelty. San Jose had never played a regular-season game in its history and, back then, most people couldn’t even locate the city on a map.

Teal uniforms weren’t cool, but that was soon to change. The NHL had just one California-based team, soon to become two, then three.

Then this game happened.

Brian Hayward’s shark-tooth mask happened (at the 1:40 mark).

A hockey fan was born, and this is my small way of giving thanks:

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