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As a lifelong hockey fan and resident of Southern California, he recently started a blog called SoCal Puck, which aims to explore all things hockey in Southern California. He grew up playing roller and ice hockey in the Orange County area and currently plays on several beer league teams. Collin also contributes at Sunbelt Hockey Journal.

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Recent Articles by Collin

An amnesty clause would give Habs fans an early shot at what they've long been waiting for: the departure of Scott Gomez (Icon SMI)

Will the Anaheim Ducks Sign Scott Gomez?

Does Scott Gomez Make Sense for the Anaheim Ducks? On Thursday January 17th, at 4:01 PM PST, TSN Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted the following: Multiple teams considering options on both. […]

by · January 17, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks
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Are These Ducks Ready to Fly?

With a tentative deal being reached on a new ten-year collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHLPA, HOCKEY IS BACK Y’ALL! At least, that is to say, NHL […]

by · January 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Previews and Predictions
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Anaheim Ducks Moments: Francois Beauchemin Fights Jarome Iginla

Francois Beauchemin may have begun his career as an Anaheim Duck perceived of as an afterthought, but the rugged blue liner would quickly make himself an indispensable ingredient in the […]

by · December 9, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Hockey History
Anaheim Ducks Moments: Paul Kariya – Off the Floor, On the Board!

Anaheim Ducks Moments: Paul Kariya – Off the Floor, On the Board!

It’s June 7th, 2003. The Stanley Cup Final. After coming up empty in New Jersey for Game 5, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim find themselves on the ropes at home, […]

by · November 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Hockey History
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Hockey: A Love Story

Falling in love is wonderful. It can be all-consuming, and everything, and terrifying, and…just full of wonder. Have you ever tried to pinpoint the exact moment – or series of […]

by · November 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Colorado Avalanche, Hockey History
Classic Mighty Ducks Games: A Play-by-Play Blog

Classic Mighty Ducks Games: A Play-by-Play Blog

    The NHL and NHLPA may be conspiring to keep hockey from us, but the good people at Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket (one of Southern California’s Fox sports […]

by · November 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Hockey History
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Player Profile: Andrej Sustr is the Big Man on Campus

The tallest man amongst the many tall men patrolling the blue line for the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Mavericks ice hockey team is a 22-year-old from the distant reaches of Pilzen […]

by · October 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · College Hockey, Player Profiles, Prospects
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Hockey Cards: A Journey Through the Past

Hockey cards play an integral role in the early education process of young hockey fans (though not nearly as much now, in a post-internet age). From simple datum like stats […]

by · September 22, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Collecting Hockey
Hockey at The Movies: Mystery, Alaska

Hockey at The Movies: Mystery, Alaska

  “Mystery, Alaska” Is an Underrated Gem As hockey movies go, “Mystery, Alaska” doesn’t receive as much affection from hockey fans as do such classics of the genre like “Slap […]

by · September 5, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Movies
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Why the Anaheim Ducks Need Luca Sbisa to Shine

Over the course of the off-season, I’ll be examining the essential questions facing the Anaheim Ducks in the 2012-13 season, as they look to regain elite standing in the league. Stay […]

by · August 20, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks
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What Should The Anaheim Ducks Expect From Cam Fowler?

Over the course of the off-season, I’ll be examining the essential questions facing the Anaheim Ducks in the 2012-13 season, as they look to regain elite standing in the league. Stay […]

by · August 14, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, Player Profiles, Previews and Predictions
Hockey at The Movies: Slap Shot

Hockey at The Movies: Slap Shot

In addition to my work at The Hockey Writers, Sunbelt Hockey Journal, and my own blog SoCal Puck, I’m also the Associate Editor of a film review site called Cinema […]

by · August 9, 2012 · 9 comments · Hockey Movies