Tag Archives: You Can Play

A Team Grows in Brooklyn

Q&A with Chris Botta, SportsBusiness Journal I interviewed former Isles PR Man, current NYT and Sports Business Journal contributor, Chris Botta. Chris served as Isles PR point man for 2 decades, and became a household name in Long Island’s hockey-sphere for his … Continue reading

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Big Burkie to CGY

The Calgary Flames announced on Sept 5 that former President and GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs Brian Burke has been named President of Hockey Operations. Burke brings an impressive resume and reputation to Calgary, he started as GM of … Continue reading

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High Heels In Sochi

If I’m going to make you understand, I guess I have to take you all the way back to the red high heeled shoe. It seems like a strange way to start this piece, but I think it’s the most appropriate. … Continue reading

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Hockey Pages: See the Light by Cassandra Carr

The Winter Olympics are months away, but you can take a trip to the Olympics early with Cassandra Carr’s See the Light. In the story we meet Jason Monroe, a New Jersey Devils defensemen and part of Team USA, and … Continue reading

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Editor-At-Large

Hi everyone! I’m Tony Jovenitti. I’ll be the newest writer here, and I’m excited to get started. While I am a Penguins fan, I won’t be here to make fun of the Flyers goaltending situation, because Adam has that covered … Continue reading

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Get’cha Head In the Game

Here we are, coming to the end of a truncated NHL season. I should’ve written far more by now—a season preview, some quips of how the Red Wings are doing when they play the same night Glee airs, various write-ups … Continue reading

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Hockey Proud

There always has to be a first. Today, with much pride, that honor goes to the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association. Today’s announcement that the National Hockey League and NHLPA will begin building inclusive policies and practices for LGBT … Continue reading

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No Bull: You Can Play

It’s a weird way to start this post, but I have to admit it was actually a bit disappointing to learn that what I’d understood to be a “You Can Play Team Night” at the Cow Palace was instead a … Continue reading

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You Can Play: A Year Later

I’m sure that all of the guys who write for PuckBuddys have their own story of how You Can Play has changed their life, and increased their love for the sport of hockey. I mean, how can it not? Breaking … Continue reading

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Firsts, Lasts, Hellos and Goodbyes

This was an interesting and important weekend of puck across the Long Island sound for several reasons. First, the Islanders showed life and roared back to take down the Habs in Montreal, with Thomas Hickey’s overtime dagger (his first career … Continue reading

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