The Mrazuvzdorn√Ĺ Boys

Ross Smith
August 30 2013 11:46AM


Well, to say it’s a quiet time for hockey fans is an understatement. TSN is replaying old IIHF highlights while their analysts suffer through parlour games of deduction aiming to prognosticate the final line-up of next year’s Olympic team and I’m sure even they are asking themselves, “Why can’t there be a new episode of Breaking Bad every night?”

It’s so quiet that the best thing that the Winnipeg Sun could come up with to fill space was an article about Michael Frolik and Ondrej Pavelec being childhood friends. I actually didn’t know that but the article failed to offer any detail about their childhoods beyond just being teammates so I, intrepid reporter that I am, decided to do a little digging.

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Jets Lipon & Kichton Want to Make Immediate Impact

Matt Eichel
August 30 2013 09:40AM



Positive vibes are coming out of MTS Centre lately and the latest two signings should have Jets fans excited for the future.

Not the future as in the 2013-14 season, mind you, but possibly for 2014-15 and beyond.

Two of their later round draft picks - JC Lipon (third round) and Brenden Kichton (seventh round) - were both signed to entry-level contracts early this week.

Surprising to me is the fact the Jets were able to land these two talented players when they did in the 2013 Entry Draft.

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Scheifele and the Lines

Kevin McCartney
August 27 2013 04:26AM


Photo by Kevin McCartney

Even if it’s obvious to all of Europe that I’m Canadian from my dorky clothes and broken French, I didn’t really take notice until just the other day. I was staring at the efforts of generations of workers – over 140 years – that resulted in the Duomo in Florence pictured above, and I literally thought ‘I wonder how Claude Noel will vary his lines at home and on the road this year.’ Priorities. 

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The Extra Attacker: Vacations make me miss hockey

Kevin McCartney
August 26 2013 06:06PM


You might have noticed that I went on vacation if you’ve stopped by the site recently. I’m in Italy at the moment with some family, wrapping up a summer in Europe by making sure I have the requisite fat stores to make it through the winter. No need to extend your consolations and support – the hardship of constant gelato will only make me stronger in the end.

This edition of The Extra Attacker is a little bit tongue-in-cheek, and is intended more for entertainment than journalism.

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What To Expect From Byfuglien

Travis Hrubeniuk
August 20 2013 08:07PM

Picture via Twitter

Honesty time. I’ve been sitting at my computer for about 20 minutes now trying to think of how to open up this article. I tried wit, direct humour, pulling at emotions, a weight loss reference, everything. And well, I’ve got nothing. Truth is, I was bored at work and started thinking about Dustin Byfuglien. People seem to really love the guy, or hate the guy. Some have really high expectations, some have really low. Some think he should be traded, others are sure he will be traded, and there are many who think he is way to valuable to ever consider moving.

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