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  1. Hockeytown Endures

    Katie Baker

    Few cities have as rich a cultural and sporting history as Detroit. From the '80s Pistons to Bob Seger, Eminem to Miguel Cabrera, the Motor City is a rich tapestry of compelling figures, unbelievable moments, and uniquely American ingenuity...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. The Cold Never Bothered Him Anyway

    Katie Baker

    Some coaches mess with sunflower seeds, others chew gum. But as he stalks the bench, Mike Keenan gnaws on shards of ice, as if to toughen up while cooling down. It's a tic he cribbed early in his career from Scotty Bowman, the legendary NHL coac...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. Le Retour de Patrick Roy

    Katie Baker

    The hockey world celebrates each time Patrick Roy has occasion to return to Montreal. Tuesday night wasn't even the former goaltender's first visit to his old city, but it was his inaugural appearance in the Bell Centre as an opposing coach...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  4. Come in From the Cold

    Katie Baker

    The finest book on Russia I've ever read is Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia, in which Frazier explains, and then indulges in, what he refers to several times as his "dread Russia-love." Frazier penned a profile of an artist who h...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  5. Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs: What to Watch for in the Winter Classi...

    Katie Baker

    Neither the Detroit Red Wings nor the Toronto Maple Leafs can be all too pleased with their long-awaited star turns as this year's Winter Classic participants. The weeks leading up to the NHL's annual showcase game, held this year at the University o...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  6. Billet families in the USHL

    Katie Baker

    Families who welcome promising young players from far and wide. Quirky hockey communities born in the heartland. Is this teenage hockey heaven? Nah, it's Nebraska.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  7. We Went There: Teenage Mutant Ninja Hertl's Four-Goal Night

    Katie Baker

    Tomas Hertl's first goal of the evening sent Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist packing. After his second, he stole a happy glance up at his mom and girlfriend. The Sharks were dismantling the Rangers and it was starting to get late when the young Czech...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  8. Team USA Takes to the Ice (Sorta)

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane is only 24 years old, but he's basically approaching middle age. The puckish puckhandler for the Chicago Blackhawks already has two Stanley Cups and a Conn Smythe to his name, giving him a level of experience that very few NHL players sh...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  9. How We'd Keep It the Same: 15 Things That Should Never Change in ...

    Katie Baker

    So it turns out the NHL has a few things to work on during its summer vacation. But things aren't all bad! Here, in no particular order, are 15 things the NHL should never change. 1. The Goalie Masks I feel strongly on this subject. 2. The Re...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  10. Stanley Cup Final: Can the Blackhawks Win in Six (Again)?

    Katie Baker

    Patrick Kane was the first person to realize that the Chicago Blackhawks had won the Stanley Cup. He had put a low-angle shot on net during overtime of Game 6 in Philadelphia, and the puck had disappeared from view, but Kane knew it wasn't stuck some...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  11. 2013 Stanley Cup Final: Chicago's Lucky Night

    Katie Baker

    What do you do when you're completely exhausted? Me, I get cranky. My eyes redden, my skin sags, my temper shortens, and everything seems like a much bigger deal than it probably is. Small tasks become grand impositions. Minor snafus seem life-ruinou...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  12. NHL playoff conference finals preview

    Katie Baker

    How will a week off affect Boston and Pittsburgh? (And other big questions about the NHL conference finals.)

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013
  13. We Went There: Chicago's Roller-coaster Game 7

    Katie Baker

    The fans inside United Center were the very last to know. They were on their feet (most up off their feet, really) hollering and high-fiving in their Kane and Chelios and novelty Griswold jerseys, finally releasing all the tension that had gripped th...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  14. NHL Playoff Round 2 Game 7s

    Katie Baker

    Can the San Jose Sharks topple the defending champs in Game 7?

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  15. Katie Baker on Sidney Crosby, the Penguins, and the rest of the w...

    Katie Baker

    Sidney Crosby helps lift the Pittsburgh Penguins, who could advance with a win Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2013
  16. NHL Playoff Preview: An All-Canada Series & Plus Caps-Rangers! (A...

    Katie Baker

    This week, Grantland's Katie Baker will be previewing the NHL playoffs' first-round series. Today: Senators-Canadiens and Rangers-Capitals. Read Tuesday's installment here and Wednesday's here. Ottawa Senators (7) at Montreal Canadiens (2) Backst...

    Blog | May 02, 2013