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So, we all know that money can’t buy love, right? What about a Stanley Cup? Turns out that’s the million-dollar, well make that the $64 million, … awww, what the hell – make that the $189 million question they've been asking about the struggling Buffalo Sabres since the start of the...
The struggling New York Islanders were certain to get schooled Saturday night by the defending champion Boston Bruins, and Rick DiPietro had an unlikely opportunity to make a statement. Somehow DiPietro was the only healthy Islanders goalie that night; usually it’s the other way around. So the first overall pick...
At 8:30 this morning, a high-pitched alarm went off, my eyes reluctantly fluttered open, I reached for a phone, turned off the alarm, and headed off to work – all from the comfort of bed. Yes, my smartphone is so smart that in a matter of seconds it wakes...
This week I’m going to try something different. I’ll address a topic in the NHL and then a topic in college hockey. Respectively: a cheap shot and the rise of a powerhouse. Saturday night in Boston, Bruins winger Milan Lucic plowed into Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller and sent him flying,...
Vile, disturbing, disgusting … As more and more facts arose last week from the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, those words kept reverberating through my mind. How could a monster like Jerry Sandusky be allowed to prey on some of the weakest and most vulnerable in our society in the...
Sean Avery and the New York Rangers are like an old married couple: They fight, they jostle, they separate, but in the end they always seem to come back to each other. That’s why when New York recalled the agitating winger from American Hockey League affiliate Connecticut a week ago,...

“Goon” Poster

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I've been getting quite a few e-mails from the marketing firm that represents the movie "Goon." No release date has been announced, but the trailer is already up on YouTube. The movie claims to be based on a book I haven't read, "Goon: The True Story of an Unlikely...
  Let's start with a story. It was April of 2002. Western Conference quarterfinals Game 2. Detroit vs. Vancouver. Yet again, the Red Wings lost inside Joe Louis Arena, and now a roster chock-full of Hall of Famers was down 2-0 in a best-of-seven series. It was the ninth consecutive game...

Hockey Dies in Dixie

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uahchargers.com Last week, University of Alabama chancellor Malcolm Portera announced that Alabama-Huntsville would be dropping its varsity hockey program down to club status. Most people outside of Huntsville, Ala. shrugged their shoulders and didn’t seem to care. When one thinks of college hockey, they typically go to powerhouse programs like Michigan, North...

Welcome to AllPuck

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“Hockey is like heroin. Only drug addicts do heroin. It's not like a recreational drug. It's never like, No, that's O.K., I'm not going to have heroin. You guys go right ahead. Hockey is kind of the same way. Only hockey fans watch hockey.” – Chris Rock Hi, my name is...