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  1. Check it out: Playbook's holiday gift guide!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Christmas is fast approaching. Kwanzaa, too. And Hanukkah... hey! It's already gone! Luckily, there's still time (ever heard of a belated gift?). And double-luckily, Playbook's Holiday Gift Guide. Yes, once again, we have some ideas for your loved...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Oct. 14: Gretzky's first NHL goal

    Patrick Dorsey

    Oct. 14, 1979: On this day 33 years ago, an 18-year-old Wayne Gretzky scored against the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL season's third game. It wasn't The Great One's first pro goal -- he spent the previous year in the WHA -- but it was his first in...

    Blog | October 14, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Sept. 23: Rheaume makes history

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 23, 1992: Months after helping the Canadians win the gold medal at the IIHF women's world championship, goaltender Manon Rheaume found herself in a rather different forum: Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla., where she became the first woman to play in an...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  4. Yearbook, Sept. 16: The NHL lockout begins

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 16, 2004: Major League Baseball saw a similar scene, almost 10 years earlier to the day. Hockey might see it all over again, after Saturday's negotiations. Yes, at midnight on this day eight years ago, the NHL's collective bargaining agreement ...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  5. Yearbook, Sept. 14: MLB season cancelled

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 14, 1994: As a lockout looms over the NHL we remember the day, 18 years ago, when commissioner Bud Selig and Major League Baseball's owners agreed to call off a season that already had lost 34 days to a players strike. It made way for the f...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  6. Fans can wear mascots ... on their heads

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Phillie Phanatic long has owned a foothold in its home city. Now it's got a head hold. Which is to say, as the above photo shows, fans can wear (and are wearing) the Philadelphia Phillies' beloved mascot -- and pretty much all other mascots --...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  7. Shot of the Day: Hockey in the outfield

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the evening's ESPYS action, one great photo from the day: With baseball off for the day, the NHL took to Detroit's Comerica Park for a news conference on the 2013 Winter Classic. (Here's guessing they'll add ice before the Toronto Maple L...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  8. Behold the 2012 ESPYS predictions

    Patrick Dorsey

    Who will win the ESPYS? We've got your predictions right here.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  9. Shot of the Day: Stanley Cup takes Slovenia

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one shot from the day ... The NHL's first Slovenian player became the NHL's first Slovenian Stanley Cup winner when Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings snagged the title last month. Then, on Friday, Kopitar ...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  10. Yearbook, June 17: NHL picks Nashville

    Patrick Dorsey

    June 17, 1997: On this day 15 years ago, the NHL announced its expansion rollout plan, debuting Atlanta in 1999 and Minnesota and Columbus in 2000. But first, in 1998-99: the Nashville Predators, a team that since its inaugural game shown above has g...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  11. A video history of sports draft booing

    Patrick Dorsey

    Booing. You can't have a draft without it. (At least not one that allows spectators.) With that in mind, Playbook Visuals offers a tour of some of the best booing moments in sports draft history. Eagles fans boo Donovan McNabb A classic. They wan...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  12. Instagram stars capture Rangers-Senators

    Patrick Dorsey

    Facebook bought Instagram. Now Instagram has caught the NHL. In photos, naturally. This happened Saturday, as according to Mashable, a deal between Delta Air Lines and the New York Rangers allowed six of the highest-profile users on the social...

    Blog | April 22, 2012
  13. Six other trophies dropped and/or broken

    Patrick Dorsey

    By now you might have heard: In Alabama, "BCS" stands for "Broken Championship Souvenir," after Saturday's unfortunate incident involving The Coaches' Trophy, a player's father's foot and a rug that apparently did not tie the room together. Natura...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  14. Tuesday's Web video of the day

    Patrick Dorsey

    It's NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs time, and you know what that means: Lots of time sitting/standing around and watching TV. So what's your average Vancouver Canucks fan -- or any fan, for that matter -- supposed to eat? How about ... beer? Yes, accor...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  15. Check out the 'Flash Fans' hockey ad airing in Canada

    Patrick Dorsey

    In December, two amateur hockey teams took the ice for a typical game in an empty arena. That is, until Budweiser stepped in, all but turning it into an NHL night -- complete with a full house of fans, play-by-play announcers and more -- for this "Fl...

    Blog | Conversation | February 04, 2012
  16. Who has the most thankless job in sports?

    Patrick Dorsey

    Page 2 counts down the 20 most thankless jobs in sports.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2011