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European Hockey To The Fore In Turin, Richard C. Crepeau Mar 2006

European Hockey To The Fore In Turin, Richard C. Crepeau

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Before leaving the Olympic Winter Games behind I want to make a few closing observations on what might be regarded as the downside.


Head Hunting In The Nhl Playoffs: Not The Beautiful Game Seen In The Olympics, Richard C. Crepeau Apr 2002

Head Hunting In The Nhl Playoffs: Not The Beautiful Game Seen In The Olympics, Richard C. Crepeau

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Is it just me or does headhunting in the National Hockey League look to be on the rise in this new playoff season?


Beaten To Death On Ice: Out Of Control Parents And Youth Sports, Richard C. Crepeau Jan 2002

Beaten To Death On Ice: Out Of Control Parents And Youth Sports, Richard C. Crepeau

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On Friday forty-four year old Thomas Junta was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Costin on July 5, 2000 in the Boston suburb of Reading. This piece of news is nothing extraordinary as similar items can be found in most daily newspapers across the country once or twice a year. What made this case of extraordinary interest across America, put it on Court TV, and attracted extensive coverage on the 24/7 news channels was the particular setting and circumstances of the case.


Hockey Night In Orlando: The End For The Ihl, Richard C. Crepeau Jun 2001

Hockey Night In Orlando: The End For The Ihl, Richard C. Crepeau

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Whenever I went off to see the Solar Bears of the International Hockey League in the O-rena, I liked to think of it as "Hockey Night in Orlando." With much fanfare and enthusiasm the Orlando Solar Bears opened play in the IHL six seasons ago. Two weeks ago they won the Turner Cup signifying the championship of the IHL. A few days later the IHL was out of business, and then two days ago the Solar Bears announced their exit from the scene.


Nba And Nhl Playoffs - Return Of Baseball, Richard C. Crepeau Apr 2001

Nba And Nhl Playoffs - Return Of Baseball, Richard C. Crepeau

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For the fan of professional sport it is a wonderful time of year with a cornucopia of marvelous events on the airwaves. The NHL playoffs are underway, the NBA playoffs are off and running, and the eternal hope of spring has been let loose with the opening month of baseball season. Even the Cubs are pennant contenders. It's all a reminder that for everything else blotting the landscape of sport, the game is still the thing.


Scotty Bowman: The Greatest Hockey Coach Ever, Richard C. Crepeau Nov 2000

Scotty Bowman: The Greatest Hockey Coach Ever, Richard C. Crepeau

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It might have been just one more of the endless stream of National Hockey League games that attract little attention before January. It was a 3-2 final with Federov scoring the winner with 28 seconds left on the clock. This one, however, was special as it marked a milestone for one of the greatest professional coaches of any sport in any time. Scotty Bowman, currently the coach of the Detroit Red Wings, was behind the bench in his 2,000th NHL game on Friday night as Detroit beat Vancouver.


The Stanley Cup Final Has It All And Thensome, Richard C. Crepeau Jun 2000

The Stanley Cup Final Has It All And Thensome, Richard C. Crepeau

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It was one of the best events of the early summer. The finals of the NHL Playoffs, the Battle for Lord Stanley's Cup, hit high gear and produced two of the best games in any sport over recent months. Indeed the last two games were among the best ever.


Stanley Cup Playoffs, Richard C. Crepeau Jul 1999

Stanley Cup Playoffs, Richard C. Crepeau

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In the recently concluded Stanley Cup playoffs the point was made repeatedly that the road to the Cup is a war of attrition. Unlike other sports leagues, the National Hockey League does not require their teams to reveal injuries, and in fact disguising and hiding injuries has become a major art form in the NHL, while trainers and team doctors have come to rival coaches in their significance. Various drugs have become the key elements to victory.


Playoffs Galore: A Great Time Of Year, Richard C. Crepeau May 1997

Playoffs Galore: A Great Time Of Year, Richard C. Crepeau

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For the sport's junkie there is no better time of year. Be it in person or on the tube this is the time for unfettered excitement at the professional sports level. Both the hockey playoffs and the NBA playoffs are underway.