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Pavel Bure in a Suit

The Russian Rocks it.       http://images.search.yahoo.com/images/view;_ylt=AwrB8pY1sgxV3DUACHSJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIyM2ZtZTMwBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM5NWVkYWUwMzQ4Mjg5MDFiODkzMjUzNmVmMWI0YTBlYQRncG9zAzEEaXQDYmluZw–?.origin=&back=http%3A%2F%2Fimages.search.yahoo.com%2Fyhs%2Fsearch%3F_adv_prop%3Dimage%26va%3Dpavel%2Bbure%2Bhipster%26fr%3Dyhs-iry-fullyhosted_003%26hsimp%3Dyhs-fullyhosted_003%26hspart%3Diry%26tab%3Dorganic%26ri%3D1&w=501&h=619&imgurl=www.theprovince.com%2Fcms%2Fbinary%2F7536397.jpg&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theprovince.com%2FLive%2520Video%2520Pavel%2520Bure%2520Media%2520Availability%2F8195928%2Fstory.html&size=189.6KB&name=7536397.jpg&p=pavel+bure+hipster&oid=95edae034828901b8932536ef1b4a0ea&fr2=&fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_003&tt=7536397.jpg&b=0&ni=288&no=1&ts=&tab=organic&sigr=130s5m5ki&sigb=150l6ofvu&sigi=11avarvoh&sigt=10b2ucd37&sign=10b2ucd37&.crumb=oWftNGXFgYM&fr=yhs-iry-fullyhosted_003&hsimp=yhs-fullyhosted_003&hspart=iry

Tabula Rasa

How quickly can you press refresh on your browser, awaiting the release of this year’s schedule? Here’s to hoping that tickets will be affordable and that Tyler Sequin learned some fun Schwyzerdütsch. Hockey.   photo credit:  http://johnsweetman.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/abstraction-ice-hockey/

Negotiations and Love Poems

The figureheads’ ferocity. The players’ attitudes. An alternative trajectory. Politics. I’ve allowed my emotions back into it. Absent since what should have been opening day…

2012 NHL Awards Drinking Game

The awards show is tomorrow at 7pm (EDT).  Rules are as follows: Buy some tasty session brews.  (If you’re too poor to buy tasty ones, you have to get Black Label or Molson Ice) Get together with your friends. Everyone drafts three words or phrases (in standard snaking draft fashion – 1-2-3-3-2-1) that you think … Continue reading

Race to the bottom

Part of hipster culture is to mock the mainstream… What makes playoff hockey glorious is physicality and defense. In perhaps the most anticipated first round matchup of the 2012 playoffs, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers have made a mockery of defensive hockey.  In what should be uniformly criticized as the “bad side of the … Continue reading

Here we go

Get pumped up.  The Bruins playoff path starts tonight. I dreamed up a post, months ago, that I never completed.  Through months during which it seemed inevitable that the B’s see the Senators in the first round, said post remained shelved.  Reaching back into the unpublished stacks, my thoughts remain: Bold Declarations [1/23/2012] Playoff previews … Continue reading

Bruins magic number = i

As I was trying to search for what the bruins magic number was today (and yesterday, and the day before), I finally realized that magic numbers hold less sway in hockey (than baseball, for example) because they are more complex.  In general, an NHL formula cannot satisfactorily produce a single number, but rather results in … Continue reading

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Everyone needs a Marty

Small world up the wazoo. Yesterday, Marty Turco, an aging goaltender who couldn’t find an NHL employer, signed with the Bruins.  With everyone in Bruinsville freaking out about Tuukka’s injury and the stress it might cause Timmy, Peter Chiarelli and Co. found Turco in the best place possible: Salzburg, Austria. Everyone knows that you’re not … Continue reading