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Quirky Hockey Playoff Beards are Back

May 1, 2013 By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com Where I live, beards are fashionable. A record store, restaurant, grocery store, and boutique knickknack shop that sells bearded garden gnomes, were among the l...
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NHL in Seattle? Think again …

January 22, 2013 By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com So Seattle is building a brand new arena and the SuperSonics are on the way back to the NBA. Now the question remains: Will the Sonics end up sharing this n...
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Can the Kings Repeat?

January 18, 2013 By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com Hockey fans have been talking a lot about last June here in Los Angeles. I’ve also heard whispers about the lockout-shortened 1995 NHL season. You can...
Goalie James Reimer (#34) of the Toronto Maple Leafs makes a glove save

What’s Next for Brian Burke?

By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com Brian Burke was named Senior Advisor to Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment President and C.O.O. Tom Anselmi and the MLSE Board of Directors on Wednesday. Put differentl...
Right Wing Jakub Voracek (#93) of the Philadelphia Flyers fends off Defenseman Zbynek Michalek (#4) of the Arizona Coyotes

Lockout Lesson Learned: Too Many Teams

By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com. A high-profile sports agent1 once told me that the job of every commissioner is to keep the owners of his eight poorest teams happy. It makes sense. Think of an NHL owners...
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Book review: ‘J.R.’

January 2, 2013 By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com I’m worried for Jeremy Roenick. This was not the reaction Roenick intended for readers of J.R., his new book, co-authored with Kevin Allen of USA Today...
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Book Review: ‘The Instigator’

December 6, 2012 By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com There is a familiar saying about “instigators” in hockey — you love ‘em when they’re on your side, you hate ‘em when they’re not. NHL commissi...