And no, it’s not because we want to have more to write about.  And no, we are not part of the ownership group who stand to make even more millions if the Sharks can extend this series to seven games.  And yes, we are really being facetious.  Or somewhat.  Please play along – there is method [...]

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You might have missed it, but Chris Tanev played his first NHL playoff game yesterday afternoon. It’s entirely forgiveable if this escaped your notice, because Tanev didn’t draw much attention to himself. In just over 9 minutes of icetime, Tanev had a nearly blank stat line, recording a single blocked shot and nothing else worth mentioning. This is a very, very good thing.

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Just how good is Keith Ballard’s hipcheck on Jamie McGinn? Well, in a game where Henrik Sedin orchestrated a 2-on-1 goal with the unprecented decision to pass the puck through the goaltender’s legs, Ballard’s hit on McGinn still may have been the best play of yesterday’s Game 4. For my money, it is, especially because this isn’t just a regular hipcheck; this is a heady reaction play from the best hipcheck artist on the Canucks, and maybe the NHL.

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We’ve been following the Vancouver Wellwoods since January, when we were blessed with the knowledge of their existence. They would swiftly become PITB’s official women’s road hockey team. (What? Your blog doesn’t have an official women’s road hockey team? That’s too bad.) We bestowed this honour upon them for the following reasons: first, we share a love of Kyle Wellwood, whose soft hands, sharp mind, and overall adorableness are the virtues around which they have built their team, and second, they are some funny, funny ladies.

Their first video, “Training is Cheating”, gave us some insight into their approach to training, which is not to train. Now, they present their second video, “Destiny”, which elucidates their commitment to noncommitment: the Wellwoods may or may not be destiny itself, and destiny doesn’t train.

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