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It Is Playoff Eve, Which Means Playoff Predictions

‘Twas the night before playoffs, when all through the land Not a player was stirring, not even Marchand; The big screens were hung in the arena with care, In hopes that Lord Stanley soon would be theirs; The coaches were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of good defence danced in their heads;…

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Why you should hate the Chicago Blackhawks

I don’t think I need to give anyone reading this reasons to hate the Chicago Blackhawks, but with the playoffs set to get started tomorrow, I think we could all use a few ideas for fuelling the rivalry. We’ve only got 30 hours to build a rivalry with the clowns from Chicago and I think…

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Real Life Podcast Episode 200 – A Meme Worthy Playoff Preview

For the first time in four months, we had hockey to talk about! The guys were joined by ‘Memeamoto’ this week to do a full playoff preview! They started off the podcast by talking about their first impressions of the Battle of Alberta ‘Exhibition Edition’! It was the first time seeing the new NHL set…

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Game One Could Decide Series

We haven’t seen a best-of-five series in the first round in the NHL since 1986. For seven years, 1980-1986, the NHL’s first round was a best of five. The best-of-five first round series was added when the league expanded to 21 teams. In previous years there were no best-of-fives. However, between 1975 and 1979, when…

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Watching an NHL Game in an Empty Arena

I arrived at Rogers Place at 7:30 p.m. last night. My usual parking spot, courtesy of Grand Villa Casino, wasn’t open as the building is locked down, so I parked on the back side (north side) of the arena. Parking was only $2. There were four other cars parked close to me. Right away it…