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* originally published in Jan. 2018 Scott Stevens can be considered one of the last of a breed of NHLer that wreaked havoc on other players. During a time when checks were seemingly more vicious than in today’s game, Stevens threw his share of hits that rattled opposing players; some were injured, some were just
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In 2006, David Foster Wallace profiled a young Roger Federer for the New York Times in ‘Roger Federer as Religious Experience.’ In the article, Wallace systematically reinvents what is possible in sportswriting. Seven sentences in, he unfurls a single sentence of almost 300 words describing a single point between Federer and Andre Agassi in the
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Despite a three-point performance and first star honors in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, Sidney Crosby’s night would be defined by a scrum with P.K. Subban and a water bottle. USA TODAY’s “For The Win” called Crosby’s Game 5 “a night of bad behavior,” and that seems to sum it up. However, many have
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For 16 seasons, Dominik Hasek’s unorthodox flopping style and cat-like reflexes led his teams to victory, including an Olympic gold medal in Nagano, Japan in 1998 and two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he won six Vezina Trophies as the NHL’s best goalie and two Hart Trophies
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