1. When Does Hockey Season Start Again? Part VI: Just a Couple of Months to Go!

    As Ken Armer wrote in his July 9 article "Ken's Top NHL Writers All-Star Team," hockey fans and writers alike are scrambling for things to write about. I am no different. I have searched sites, blogs, articles, etc...

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  2. So, When Does Hockey Season Start Again? Part V: Detroit's Pre-Season Preview

    Hey, look! It's a light at the end of a tunnel for hockey fans! The 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings have just posted their pre-season schedule for 2008. It's just what we've been waiting for! Time to defend the Cup again, boys...

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  3. So, When Does Hockey Season Start Again? Part IV: So, You Want to Play Hockey?

    Basketball: $15.00. Court to play on: FREE! Baseball and gloves: $30.00. Field to play on: FREE! Soccer ball: $20.00. Find a patch of grass: FREE! Football: $18.00. Field (again): FREE! And you want to play what...

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  4. Detroit Red Wings: We Got Him! Marian Hossa Hits Hockeytown

    Marian Hossa now has a reason to raise his hands in victory. He has just signed with the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings. “Obviously, we’re thrilled,” said Ken Holland, Detroit's general manager...

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  5. Ladies & Gentlemen: Presenting The New Home Of The Tulsa Oilers and Others!

    Not since the 1980 US vs. USSR Olympic game or the 2008 Stanley Cup finals between the Detroit Red Wings and the Pittsburgh Penguins, has there been this much excitement in one city...

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  6. af2 Arena Football: Tulsa's Talons Drop The Ball To The Amarillo Dusters, 48-33

    An interception on the Tulsa Talon's first drive by Amarillo Duster's DB Terick Thomas, last night, might have been a foreshadowing of what was to come. The Dusters handed the Talons only their second loss of the 2008 af2, Arena Football, season...

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  7. So, When Does Hockey Season Start Again? Part III: The Men of Summer (Winter)!

    “He plays to play. He skates to skate. He don’t make a million bucks a year!! He loves the game of hockey!! He loves it.” –Bailey Pruitt, Mystery, Alaska (1999)...

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  8. af2 Arena Football: Tulsa's Talons Outlast The Rio Grande Valley Dorados, 58-52!

    The Tulsa Talons continue to roll in the af2, Arena Football's Minor League. This time they outlasted the Rio Grande Valley Dorados, 58-52, even after a 49 point second half surge by the Dorados...

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  9. It's the Hockey Hall of Fame for Detroit Red Winger, Igor Larionov!

    Through eight seasons in Detroit (1995-00 & 2000-03), Larionov won three Stanley Cup championships. “I was doing my morning routine, my work out,” Igor Larionov said...

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  10. Arena Football 2: Do The Tulsa Talons Have What It Takes To Win Again?

    They are 10-1 overall this season and 5-0 in their division. They are the defending ArenaCup Champions. They won 16 straight games over the last two seasons before losing a few weeks ago to the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings...

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  11. Post 2008 NHL Playoffs: The Trophies Have Been Given...Almost!

    OK, so I was wrong (you know, once I thought I was wrong but I was mistaken). I thought I was done writing about hockey for the summer but look, now they have the awards show...

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  12. So, When Does Hockey Season Start Again? Part II: Lights, Camera, Action!

    In my last article, I asked a question: Now that hockey season is over, what are we to do to bide our time until the men on skates take to the ice once again? Well, I have always loved movies, ...

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  13. 2008 Stanley Cup: So, When Does Hockey Season Start Again?

    Somebody has to win, and somebody has to lose. That's the whole idea of competition. You win some, you lose some. The Detroit Red Wings, 2008 Stanley Cup Champions. The Pittsburgh Penguins, second place "winners...

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  14. 2008 Stanley Cup: Detroit Snatches Defeat From The Clutches Of Victory!

    :-( Oh, it's just too sad to recap. With the Detroit Red Wings leading 3-2 in the third and less than a minute to go, Maxime ...

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  15. Detroit Red Wings Fans: Are They Everywhere?

    A few weeks ago, I was driving back from seeing my daughter sing at a state competition. She has one of the most beautiful voices, and she has won almost every singing competition she has entered...

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  16. 2008 Stanley Cup: No Surprise, Detroit Shuts Out Pittsburgh, 4-0, In Game 1

    Surprise, surprise, surprise! Sounds kind of like Gomer Pyle. The Detroit Red Wings took Game 1, 4-0, over the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night, and took a 1-0 series lead in the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals...

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  17. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Would the Real Detroit Red Wings Please Stand Up?

    "In the crease!?!" "What the !#@%& are you talking about!?!" "Look at the replay!" Those exact words could be heard all across Hockeytown, and no one can blame the fans for saying it...

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  18. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Datsyuk's Hat-Trick Leads Detroit To 3-0 Series Lead

    Congrats to the Russian. He did something Monday night that he had never accomplished before in his career: He scored a hat-trick...

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  19. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Bring Out The Brooms, Boys, Detroit Sweeps Colorado!

    I just couldn't...........I just couldn't...........I just couldn't!First, I just couldn't stay away from the TV on Thursday night...

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  20. 2008 NHL Playoffs: It's So Hard For Me To Say I'm Sorry

    28 April 2008 My Dear San Jose Sweetie,I feel so bad for you. I just can't imagine it. And on top of all this, how can I be so up while you are so down...

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  21. 2008 NHL Playoffs:Osgood And Detroit Defeat Budaj And The Avs

    I told you in my last article........................We've got............................. HIGHLIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Details coming soon! Eh, C'mon it's ...

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  22. 2008 NHL Playoffs:Detroit Survives Round 2 Game One

    Was the rink tilted to the left during the Detroit Red Wing/Colorado Avalanche game or what? Five out of the seven goals that were scored were on the left side of my TV screen. A left, a left, a left, right, left...

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  23. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Getting Pumped-Up For Round 2 Of Lord Stanley!

    Genesis, the beginning of all things. That's what the Bible calls its first book and that's where we are at today, Genesis.No NHL team has won anything and no one has lost anything. We start, again, from scratch...

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  24. 2008 NHL Playoffs: What A Night!

    A WARNING TO ADULTS: Please, send the children out of the room before you read this article. Thank You. They’re gone? Great! Boy, I’ve got to tell you about last night. The most incredible thing happened to me...

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  25. 2008 NHL Playoffs: Off to Round Two for the Detroit Red Wings

    Good day, ladies and gentlemen and all the ships at sea. FlashThe Detroit Red Wings have advanced to Round Two of the Stanley Cup playoffs shutting out the Nashville Predators 3-0 in game six and winning the series four games to two...

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