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Clint Malarchuk On Mental Health: ‘It Doesn’t Matter How Tough You Are, It Can Hit Any Person’

Clint Malarchuk, the former NHL goaltender best known for suffering a gruesome skate-slash-to-the-neck injury in his playing days, recently attended the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival to promote his new book The Crazy Game a showing of his ESPN 30 For 30 doc, Cutthroat. Throughout his playing days and into retirement Malarchuk dealt with obsessive-compulsive … Continue reading

That Time I Played Against Marcel Dionne And Dennis Maruk

Back in May I got the opportunity to help out for the ScotiaBank Pro-Am media day at St. Mike’s Arena. My job was pretty simple: according to organizer and charity hockey ninja Rob Weir I was to sit in the net and let random dudes take shots on me for an hour or two while … Continue reading

The Universality Of ’14 Minutes Of Pissed Off Goalies’

The big sporting viral video of the week is something called “14 Minutes Of Pissed Off Goalies.” The medley, which is exactly what the title sounds like, had an uncomfortable sting to it. That’s because when I was watching it I saw myself in those videos. Not literally. I wasn’t in any of them. But … Continue reading

13 Reasons To Hate The Parkdale Hockey Lads (A Reminder)

I wrote this list up about my team the Hack HC’s blood enemies the Parkdale Hockey Lads a few years ago. Some of these facts are outdated now, but it’s still worth a revisit. Check it. 13 Reasons To Hate The Parkdale Hockey Lads 1. Blue uniforms remind you of the Smurfs, except more “rape-y.” … Continue reading

A Semi-Scientific Study Of The Usability Of Various Lines From The Movie Goon In Real-Life Hockey Situations

Much has been made about whether new hockey movie Goon is as good as all-time classic Slap Shot. But what those people desperate to face the two off against each other don’t understand is that there’s lots of room on the bench for both of them. When you’re riding the buses and need something to … Continue reading

How To Equip A 9 Year Old Goalie

I hate going to rinks and seeing little kids with thousands of dollars of pristine high level goal gear on their bodies. All that tells me is that they’ve got rich sucker parents who’re more than likely compensating for their child’s athletic deficiencies by flashing them up in top gear. This fine photo, however, is … Continue reading

Neil Young Abandons Toronto Maple Leafs, Declares He’s A Jets Fan

The CBC has declared something called Hockey Sweater Day In Canada today where you take a photo in your favourite team’s hockey sweater and send it in to them. That’s all well and good and fun, but there’s been a horrible betrayal in all of this — Neil Young has declared he’s a Winnipeg Jets … Continue reading

The Gospel According To Jacques Plante: Quitting

And so it was spoken, in the book of Goaltending, by the apostle Jacques Plante, on page 104, about quitting: “Playing goal when a team is leading is easy, but when it falls behind, the pressure mounts to the point where some goalies can’t stand it and stop trying. Without realizing why, they get mad … Continue reading

There’s A Goalie/Writer Spy In The Dressing Room

The first international ice hockey championship the United States won after the Miracle On Ice came in 1987 when a U-17 team featuring future pros like Jeremy Roenick, Mike Modano and Tony Amonte served notice that America was about to become a hockey power. The goalie that anchored that team was Buffalo native Ken Baker. … Continue reading

When Nardwuar Met Don Cherry

Nardwuar The Human Serviette might be one of the best journalists in Canada. I’ve seen it first-hand because in my other life in the music universe I’ve worked with him for over a decade. At any rate, recently he got to interview the man himself, Don Cherry, and there may or may not be a … Continue reading

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