Thursday, September 27, 2012

If Hockey Won't Fight Cancer, Hockey Fans Will : The Hockey Writers

If Hockey Won't Fight Cancer, Hockey Fans Will : The Hockey Writers:

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A great cause intiated by my colleague at The Hockey Writers, Ross Bonander who is also a healthcare journalist.


"The other day I wrote “Who Fights Cancer in a Lockout?” at Overtime, noting that should the lockout cancel games in October, it also cancels the biggest charity initiative of the NHL season, “Hockey Fights Cancer” (HFC). This means that the league, the players, and the fans won’t take part in the league-wide initiative, resulting in about $1 million not going to cancer charities this year.

Well if the NHL won’t do it, and the NHLPA can’t do it, then we the fans should.

To that end, I’ve created a grassroots fundraising team with the Livestrong Foundation entitled “Hockey Fans Fight Cancer.”

100 % of donations go to Livestrong.

100 % of donations go straight to Livestrong, meaning your donation never changes hands except from you to them.
Charity & foundation watchdog CharityWatch ranks Livestrong among the highest cancer charities operating today so you can trust your donation is being put to good use.
The lockout means plenty of leftover hockey-related revenue. All I’m asking is a donation of $1 to $5 per fan.
To visit the team page or to make a donation, click HERE.
The NHL can afford to act leisurely. Cancer patients cannot. As a cancer care advocate for people diagnosed with blood disorders, and as someone who has lost somebody close to me to cancer, I can vouch for that reality. If you prefer to donate to another charity, like Susan G. Komen or Prostate Cancer Canada or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, please do.
This is a chance to show the world that the bottom-line driven, fan-neglected choices made by NHL ownership don’t define us as a fan base."
Ross Bonander, hockey fan

This article was originally published at The Hockey Writers:
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

NHL 13: IN STORES NOW! 9/10 - GameTrailers

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NHL 94 seems like a childhood dream. NHL 13 has now hit the shelves like a Scott Stevens massive bone-crunching hit.

In NHL 13, they've added new legends into the mix and have introduced NHL Hall of Famers Doug Gilmour, Jari Kurri, and NHL legend Dominik Hasek to the roster of legends. Accompanying those players will be four-time Olympic Medalists Angela Ruggiero and Hayley Wickenheiser who become the first ever women’s hockey superstars added as playable characters in the EA SPORTS NHL Franchise.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NHL - 'Together We Can' #NoLockout

Brilliant video compilation by Janne Makkonen if you haven't seen already:

"Published on Aug 31, 2012 by 
NHL - Together We Can - Janne Makkonen
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Songs: Maybeshewill-Not for want of trying Maybeshewill-He films the clouds pt2

As we all know, we might not see any NHL hockey next year because of the disagreements with the NHL and NHLPA in terms of economic issues and whatnot. Understandably money is an important thing in the NHL and let alone hockey. But we've come to a point where you have to draw the line. We're in a point where hockey is more a product to make money than a beautiful game, which revolves around big money. Money seeming to be the bigger value than the game itself. Even though it's strongly biased towards the NHLPA, I hope you guys understand the main message and idea of the video even if you were standing in a neutral position."

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