Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The first round of the NHL playoffs is well underway, with 16 teams battling to continue the quest for the Stanley Cup. The pairings go like this: Calgary Flames vs. Anaheim Ducks New York Rangers vs. Montreal Canadiens Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Pittsburgh Penguins St. Louis Blues vs. Minnesota Wild San… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Jackie Soo and John Barr are sharpening their skates and preparing to hit the ice this weekend for their favorite fundraiser: the Seattle Thunderbirds’ 19th Annual Hockey Challenge, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington and Alaska. This will be John’s 13th year taking part in the Challenge; 12 years… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn By now, the internet and social media are teeming with stories, thoughts and opinions about the investigation into rape accusations made against Blackhawks star Patrick Kane. I’m not here to add to the plethora of posts and comments, but to share a two of my favorites. This first comes from Julie… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2008   I LOVE HOCKEY. I freely admit it. I love everything about the game: the speed, the grace, even the violence. And after reading an article posted by Jodie over at “The Sidney Crosby Show”, http://sidcrosby.blogspot.com/2008/06/oren-koules-is-awesome.html , I have another reason to love hockey, or at least, one… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   My computer wallpaper consists of a photo featuring two hockey players: Kris Letang and Luc Bourdon. Kris’ arm is draped around Luc’s shoulders. They are both grabbing the handles of a trophy cup. Medals hang from around their necks. Luc’s face is split in a wide, joyful grin. Kris is… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2008 I was the National Anthem singer for my university. If there was a sport to be played, you’d see me singing the anthem before every game. Our school has an NCAA Divison I ice hockey team, so it was inevitable that we would eventually play a Canadian school,… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2008. I was honored to learn Georges included this post on his website for several years.     The first time I saw Georges Laraque on the ice, I didn’t know what to think. Here was a player who was not afraid of anything, not afraid to muscle his… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written in 2008 Before I go any further, let me say most emphatically, that I am a Pittsburgh Penguins fan, and a rabid one at that. The Pens’ loss in the Stanley Cup Finals still pains me so much that I cry if I dwell on it too much. Having said… Read More


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Written: September 2008   This week, I will undertake one of the most grueling events in my life. I will walk 60 miles to help raise money for and awareness of breast cancer research. I am taking part in the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk in Seattle. And the reason I… Read More