Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 30

Pierre McGuire – Hockey’s Hemorrhoid

North American major sports are riddled with colourful, quirky commentators, many of whom incite rage amongst viewers, ready to put their heel through their 32 inch Sony. Baseball has Tim McCarver, basketball has Charles Barkley, and hockey has Don Cherry and the subject of this article, Pierre McGuire. All of these men fall into the …

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Jul 29

Hockey’s Swing Level: The Revolving Door that is the ECHL

Picture walking into a meeting room full of finely tuned athletes who suddenly acknowledge your presence with a look that says: “I don’t know you, I don’t want to know you, and I hope you rot in hell.” It’s the start of training camp and it’s the first of many team meetings. There are 50 …

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Jul 19

Long Road to Success is Much More Picturesque

It was an unassuming Thursday night. I was sitting in the modest, cookie-cutter dressing room at the relatively modern Invista Centre in Kingston, Ontario, fresh into a lukewarm Coors Light and covered in sweat from an hour of pick-up hockey.  Long gone are most of the remnants of any speed or skill that I once …

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