Tag Archives: hockey

Watching Hockey in Europe (on TV!)

Watching hockey in Europe – one of my favourite pastimes in one of my favourite places. But doing so is not necessarily one size fits all. Not only is it a lot more difficult than I had first anticipated, but … Continue reading

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Panenka scarves XVII: Football – part dos

Panenka scarves is one Canadian’s attempt to document his appreciation of the obvious and not-so-obvious experiences of a life in the Czech Republic. For previous Panenkas, click here. _____________ In the past, I’ve usually spent my birthday watching hockey. Not for … Continue reading

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All Apologies

I’m sorry baby. I know I said I didn’t need you. I know I said that I’d find someone else to replace you and never look back. I know I taunted you when I’d found that someone who was a … Continue reading

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This is a call to carps!

Quirky traditions and outlandish superstitions are important components of the stew that makes up professional hockey. In 1952, two fish retailer brothers named Pete and Jerry Cusimano, tossed an octopus onto the ice during a Detroit Red Wings home game … Continue reading

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Don’t you know I’m Loko?!

Last Friday I got to do something that I haven’t gotten to do in a long time – go to a hockey game just for fun. Not for work, not for practice, not for anything else other than personal enjoyment … Continue reading

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This “week” in the KHL (November 14 to November 17)

After a ten day break for the Karjala Cup, the KHL returned to action on Wednesday night. A short week on the ice brings with it a short report, but here’s what you may have missed from the ice Wednesday … Continue reading

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This week in the KHL (October 27 to November 2)

A month of NHL missing and another already axed. The Winter Classic is kaput to boot. It’s starting to look like the KHL could be the only game in town this year. Here’s what you may have missed this week: … Continue reading

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On Wayne Simmonds in Chomutov…

Earlier today, as I was checking the scores with my morning coffee, I noticed something out of the corner of my eye. A brief scan caught the name Simmonds and the words Czech League and without looking I knew that … Continue reading

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The Red Army conquers Prague

The Red Army led for most of the game, though Prague made it interesting in the third period and, led by Tomáš Surový, cut the deficit to one goal. It wasn’t enough and the Lions eventually fell to CSKA Moscow … Continue reading

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KHL Report: October 13th – October 19th.

While the NHL inches its way closer to a new season, there still isn’t any top quality hockey in North America. You and I both know that real fans can’t stay away from the game for too long, so why … Continue reading

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