Category Archives: Vancouver Olympics

Lisa Hillary Sits Down with Ted Leonsis

In a two-part interview series Comcast Sportsnet’s Lisa Hillary visited with Capitals’ majority owner Ted Leonsis this week and honed in on some real meat and potatoes issues with him: his satisfaction level with where the Caps are in the … Continue reading


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Puck Daddy, at the Olympics: It Was Like ‘A Roman Orgy’

The story arrived on my eyes like a first centerfold does to the adolescent away at summer camp — an “emergency” shipment of condoms was headed to Vancouver during the second week of the Olympics. This after 7,000 Olympians had … Continue reading

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Suddenly I Want To Grow a Mullet

You may have heard — in Pittsburgh last night, the hometown hero was anything but. Sidney Crosby, dagger driver into the hockey heart of America this past Sunday, was accorded a villian’s welcome at Mellon Arena before the Penguins’ 3-2 … Continue reading

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In Canada, Even Pets Watched Sunday’s Gold Medal Game

It was a bit of a riptide that swirled across and through new media yesterday afternoon — more than 27 million Americans tuned in to the gold medal game on Sunday, making it the highest rated hockey on television in … Continue reading

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Shaone Morrisonn on Sidney, Visiting Buffalo in Winter

We’ve been impressed all season long with the commitment of local radio the Fan 106.7 to covering hockey, and doing so enthusiastically, and their on-air personalities were at it again in evening drive today. Holden Kushner had all of the … Continue reading

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Almost 30 Million Sets of American Eyeballs on Hockey Yesterday

Steve Lepore of Puck the Media offers a compelling contextualization for the American viewership numbers for yesterday’s gold medal game:  You have to go all the way back to Lake Placid 30 years ago to find numbers better than yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Olympic Hockey To Remember — and Perpetuate

Just how good was hockey in Vancouver’s Olympics, and what should the future of the Games hold in terms of the NHL’s participation? We share our post-Olympics thoughts. Andrew For the U.S., these Olympics were anything but a failure — … Continue reading

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Here’s Hoping Canadians Become Gold Medal Fans Again

Two, maybe three days a year max, I “hate” Canada — when U.S. national hockey teams face those of Canada. I put hate in quotes because I’m incapable of deep-seated antipathy toward my neighbors to the North. It’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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The Vindication Games for Ron Wilson

Perhaps you recall, as I did, the near universal reaction to the announcement of Ron Wilson as head coach of the 2010 United States Olympic hockey team last April: a collective yawn. By the spring of 2009 Wilson had accumulated … Continue reading

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Gold Medal Girls Gone Wild

Your team just won the gold medal in hockey. What do you do? You guzzle crap beer and try to drive a Zamboni, of course! Sounds like fun to me (except for the crap beer part; it’s gotta be the good stuff). However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was not amused and wants an explanation. For their part, the Canadian women’s hockey team apologized. Continue reading

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