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Jas Faulkner is a minimally socialised writer and artist who lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee. She hearts her attitude problem.

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Steve Sullivan (Image courtesy of Flickr/llnesinthesand

Steve Sullivan Skates Past the One Thousand Mark

The Disney finish in 2009 led to a two more seasons in Nashville and then time as a Penguin and a Coyote.  In the world outside of the glass and dashers, thirty-eight is a mere youngster, practically a zygote.  From his viewpoint as one of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen seeing the rare air that comes with joining the One Thousand Game Club, this makes him an accomplished elder statesman.

by · March 28, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Player Profiles
The Final Buzzer Sounds For Stompin’ Tom Connors

The Final Buzzer Sounds For Stompin’ Tom Connors

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor Gaet Lepine, the Timmins bartender who gave Connors his start as a professional musician, would remain a friend and collaborator of the performer for the […]

by · March 7, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, News/Commentary
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Book Review: Face-Off At The Alamo

In the 22nd installment of Roy MacGregor’s Screech Owls series, Face-Off At The Alamo, the gang heads to San Antonio, Texas for an invitational tournament that puts them at odds with dirty teams and grittier villains. For the uninitiated, MacGregor’s series of chapter books for tween to teen readers combines the best of old school mystery series with solid writing about hockey.

by · February 13, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey Cares
A ghost of players past?  Perhaps.  (Ketchup Films/LPHC)

The Long Pond Heritage Classic Takes Hockey Back To Its Roots

If they and by extension, you are a hockey fan, you’ll want to visit Long Pond in Windsor, Nova Scotia. At first blush it might look like any other natural pond. Depending on the season, you’ll see a stretch of still water or ice surrounded by trees. Near the pond is a small, square sign, a comparatively humble indicator of the location’s history. According to novelist Thomas Halliburton, hockey was born on Long Pond. He wrote that students from the nearby Kings Collegiate School moved their games of hurley to the frozen pond on Howard Dill’s farm, thus setting motion the evolution of the game that would eventually become integral to Canada’s national identity

by · February 8, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Hockey History, News/Commentary
(L.A.Kings Media)

Dropping the Gloves: New Captains, LAK’s Ring and Banner.

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editrix The NHL is back!  There were some pretty nice moments during opening week. O Captains, Our Captains! A few teams named new captains before opening […]

by · January 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
Anders Lindback (Flickr/BridgetDS)

Dropping the Gloves: The Bolts Recharge, USAH Sleds to NC

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor While a few of the NHL faithful eschewed sleep in order to get the earliest possible word about the CBA talks, the rest of  of North […]

by · January 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
What would Reggie Dunlop make of the shenanigans of the last four months? (Universal Pictures)

Dropping the Gloves: Now What?

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor and general purpose grouch In the last 117 days, the big stories of the season happened at locations that are not normally associated with North […]

What Would Queen Baudicca Do?
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Dropping The Gloves: No Belles, No Princesses & No Fear Here

by Jas Faulkner,  a fat but cute little ball of mad and contributing editor Hello to the seven of you who are reading this.   Last week Louisiana led the […]

by · November 13, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Ask Shinny Baggataway: Costumes & Masks

Ask Shinny Baggataway: Costumes & Masks

by Shinny Baggataway Boo! Welcome to the Halloween edition of Ask Shinny! This week’s questions are all in honour of my favourite holiday.  So bring on the questins about costumes […]

by · October 30, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Humor, News/Commentary
Your Next Piece of Fan Gear Might Be A Club Scarf

Your Next Piece of Fan Gear Might Be A Club Scarf

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor The images beamed from the other side of the globe (or at least halfway there) make it seem like Planet Hockey is a reality. as […]

In Russia, KHL Plays Stars

In Russia, KHL Plays Stars

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor Sometime, roughly about the time you are getting your second cup of coffee or chatting up your colleagues as you wait for a late morning […]

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: “Vox Populi” Edition

Dispatches From Planet Hockey: “Vox Populi” Edition

by Jas Faulkner, contributing editor, sometime martinet BEGIN TRANSMISSION: TERRESTRIAL TIMESTAMP//1059-10-NEENERTEEN-TWENTY-ONE-TWO First, some good news… Todd McLellan Explains It All  Positive Coaching Alliance  is working with NHL coaches across the country […]

by · October 19, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey