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Toronto Tornados

Yes Toronto, we did have a CBA franchise from 1983 to December 1985. The Toronto Tornados played out of Varsity Arena before leaving for Pensacola, Florida. Fun fact: in the Tornados' only playoff appearance, they lost in the first round to the Albany Patroons, coached by Phil Jackson. [via Retrontario]
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Will You Cheer for the Habs?

Five years ago, I wrote this entry about Leafs fans always rooting against Montreal. In the most recent Open Mike, a new commenter named Roger suggests Canada should unite behind the Montreal Canadiens as they play in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. I find that notion nauseating.
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Thank You Steve Nash

Steve Nash is far and away the greatest basketball player this country has ever produced.  This is Nash country. On December 5, 2007, I took my kids to see the Toronto Raptors take on Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns. At the time I thought it was important that they
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Super Bowl Prediction Thread

Super Bowl XLIX kicks off from University of Phoenix Stadium in about 7.5 hours.  In case you've been living under a rock, it's the New England Patriots vs. the Seattle Seahawks. The purpose of this entry is to collect everyone's predictions. Please guess the final score before 6:30pm
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Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur is retiring. The 42-year-old is joining the St. Louis Blues front office. It's bizarre he retired a St. Louis Blue. He played seven games with the Blues after 24 seasons with the New Jersey Devils. I enjoyed Brodeur's entire career, and it was awesome. Unfortunately for him, he'll
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The Great Gordie Howe

I never had the pleasure of watching Gordie Howe play hockey.  As a very young man, however, I read a biography on Wayne Gretzky and learned how Gretzky idolized Howe. That made Gordie Howe my hero's hero. Here's a wonderful story about The Great Gordie Howe.
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The Final Whaler

While I was unplugged for a few days earlier this week, Jean-Sebastien Giguere retired.   He was the last former Hartford Whaler playing in the NHL.  He played eight games for the Whalers in 1996-97. It's the end of an era. Assuming Chris Pronger doesn't make a comeback, there are no
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Teemu Selanne

Last night, when the Anaheim Ducks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, Teemu Selanne's NHL career came to an end. The 43-year-old finishes his NHL career with 684 goals and 1,457 points in the regular season and 44 goals and 88 points in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He
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