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  1. Not all of this week’s Sean Avery news is bad: Namesake horse wins Vanderbilt Handicap

    Aug 7, 2011, 7:20 PM EST

    Longfellows Stakes Horse Racing

    Sean Avery (the hockey player) might be making bad gambles with cops this week, but Sean Avery (the thoroughbred horse) actually beat the odds by winning a race Sunday.

  2. ‘Furry’ rumors: Rescheduled event leads some to think 2012 NHL Entry Draft will be in Pittsburgh

    Aug 6, 2011, 3:34 PM EST

    Iceburgh

    What’s the best way to start a rumor about the 2012 draft being in Pittsburgh? Just keep an eye on the city’s calendar for … “Furry” events.

  3. Predators draft picks Jonathon Blum, Chase Balisy lived on the same California street

    Jul 31, 2011, 11:46 AM EST

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    Joel Ward

    Predators defenseman Jonathon Blum and sixth round pick Chase Balisy grew up on the same California street, yet they barely know each other. Read this post for the strange story.

  4. Evander Kane seeks Bobby Hull’s approval to wear No. 9 with the Winnipeg Jets

    Jul 22, 2011, 2:40 PM EST

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    Evander Kane hopes to get Bobby Hull’s blessing to wear No. 9 with the Winnipeg Jets, as Hull did when he dominated the WHA in the mid-to-late ’70s.

  5. Mike Commodore 64: Commodore USA president would be ‘ecstatic’ if it happened

    Jul 14, 2011, 6:13 PM EST

    Mike Commodore, Eric Fehr

    Who knows if the Mike Commodore 64 situation will come to fruition, but the people at Commodore USA would be ‘ecstatic’ if it did.

  6. Flyers’ summer of zaniness continues as rumors float that Max Talbot’s deal violates the CBA

    Jul 3, 2011, 11:01 PM EST

    Maxime Talbot

    You’d think that Christian Ehrhoff or Brad Richards’ big, front-loaded deals would be the most obvious violations of the NHL’s CBA this summer. Instead it’s the Flyers’ relatively modest five-year, $9 million deal with Max Talbot that might be voided.

  7. Better bring your cup to training camp: Penguins sign Boris Valibik to two-year deal

    Jul 3, 2011, 7:40 PM EST

    Boris Valabik, Shean Donovan

    Sidney Crosby and Boris Valabik might have an awkward reunion at Penguins training camp after the team signed the defenseman to a one-year, two-way contract.

  8. Despite Game 2 being in Vancouver, the Canucks are sleeping in a hotel tonight

    Jun 4, 2011, 1:21 AM EST

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    So much for home cooking: the Canucks are choosing to stay at hotels instead of the comfort of their own home before big games in Vancouver.

  9. Too strange to be fake? Oilers forward Gilbert Brule picked up hitchhiking U2 singer Bono

    Jun 2, 2011, 3:46 AM EST

    Bono

    Here’s a story you won’t read every day: Oilers forward Gilbert Brule apparently picked up an unlikely hitchhiker in the form of U2 lead singer Bono earlier this week.

  10. NHL pulls linesman out of playoff rotation as rumors swirl about missing Cup-winning puck

    Apr 30, 2011, 2:33 AM EST

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    Michael Leighton, Steve Miller

    As the search for the missing game-winning puck from the 2010 Stanley Cup finals continues, the NHL decided to temporarily remove accused lineman Steve Miller out of its playoff officiating rotation. Read this post for the zany details.

  11. Goal of the Night – Now that’s teamwork between the Canucks (February 7)

    Feb 8, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Brian Elliott, Alex Burrows, Chris Neil, Chris Phillips

    The unusual nature of the Canucks’ “bench assist” earns Mikael Samuelsson and Ryan Kesler the February 7th Goal of the Night.

  12. Catch the puck if you can: Chicago FBI joins search for Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup winning puck

    Jan 29, 2011, 11:29 PM EST

    Michael Leighton

    Members of the Chicago FBI are willing to help find the Blackhawks’ missing Stanley Cup winning puck. Click “Read More” for the odd story.

  13. WJC gold medal winning Russian team parties too hard, gets booted from NY flight

    Jan 6, 2011, 1:18 PM EST

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    Perhaps this news shouldn’t be too surprising, but the Russian junior teams’ behavior was so raucous that they were kicked off their flight back home this morning.

  14. Video: USHL player’s shot hits post, puck splits in half

    Jan 6, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

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    Check out this truly unique moment, as USHL player Andrew Prochno shot a puck that hit a post … and split in half.

  15. Weird hockey video of the day: Couple gets married during Thrashers game

    Dec 30, 2010, 10:28 PM EST

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    Cynthia and David Pritchard decided to get married … during the first intermission of the Bruins-Thrashers game. Click “Read More” for the strange details.

  16. Snow storms lead to a long, cold night for Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac

    Dec 28, 2010, 12:38 AM EST

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    zajacandeliasstranded

    Patrik Elias and Travis Zajac spent about eight hours stranded on a Newark highway last night because of snow storms, with only a bag of peanuts, 102.7 FM, the car’s heater and each other to keep them company along the way.

  17. The latest addition to the Panthers’ injured reserve: Stanley C. Panther?

    Dec 27, 2010, 9:10 PM EST

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    floridasportsmascots

    Florida sports mascots are rallying around Stanley C. Panther of the Florida Panthers, who is on the IR with an “undisclosed injury.”

  18. Your latest hockey sweater travesty: Florida Everblades present their ‘happy holidays’ horror

    Dec 13, 2010, 12:49 AM EST

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    There are eyesores … and then there are the Florida Everblades “Happy Holidays” jerseys. Click “read more” to take a look at the ECHL team’s astounding offerings.

  19. Gone in .1 second: Flyers barely miss overtime winner, fall to Sharks in shootout

    Dec 8, 2010, 11:12 PM EST

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    doesntbeatbuzzer

    The Philadelphia Flyers were a tenth of a second away from winning in overtime against the San Jose Sharks, who ended up besting the Broad Street Bullies in the shootout.

  20. Maclean’s magazine names Sidney Crosby ‘Newsmaker of the Year’

    Dec 1, 2010, 12:46 AM EST

    crosbyhbo

    Maclean’s magazine named Sidney Crosby its newsmaker of the year. Not sportsman of the year … newsmaker of the year. Click “Read More” for the details.

  21. Video: Carey Price and P.K. Subban’s ‘triple low 5′ ritual

    Nov 29, 2010, 2:31 PM EST

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    With 15 wins already this year, Carey Price and P.K. Subban are earning attention for their amusing post-victory ritual.

  22. Video: Kimmo Timonen’s glass shattering dump-in

    Nov 25, 2010, 12:25 AM EST

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    Check out Kimmo Timonen’s glass breaking dump-in by clicking “Read More.”

  23. Minnesota and Philadelphia play shorter first period, longer second because of broken pane of glass

    Nov 24, 2010, 9:56 PM EST

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    An odd turn of events took place in Minnesota, as the Flyers and Wild received an earlier than usual first intermission.

  24. Keith Ballard’s first goal came against his current landlord … Dan Cloutier?

    Nov 24, 2010, 8:32 PM EST

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    Keith Ballard tells the story of his first NHL goal, which he scored on his current landlord Dan Cloutier, of all people.

  25. Paul Bissonnette loses his phone; Is it time for Sidney Crosby to change his number?

    Nov 21, 2010, 11:29 PM EST

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    Some big names might receive calls from whoever ended up with Paul Bissonnette’s missing phone: Sidney Crosby, Shane Doan and … Brody Jenner?

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