Weekend Edition: 4-9

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Frozen Four Notes

  • Attending my third Frozen Four in nine years. This year I’m sitting less than 10 feet from Barry Melrose and the rest of the ESPN crew, who are seated at center ice on the first level on a platform built for the telecast. But I’m still a rookie. One guy I talked to from Boston is at his 14th consecutive Frozen Four.
  • Explaining my interest in NCAA hockey, there are 25 USHL alumni in tonight’s title game, including three from the Sioux Falls Stampede. All together, there were 58 USHL alumni on the four teams, eight from the Stampede.
  • The Frozen Four can be expensive and I’m not just talking souvenir prices (a long sleeve tee and cap being mandatory purchases). The 40+ hour interval between the semifinals and the championship game leaves far too much time to wander bookstores in the Twin Cities, meaning I’ll be going home with at least 10 books more than I arrived with (the trip isn’t over yet).

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

My teeth weren’t that good to begin with, so hopefully I can get some better ones.

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith
after losing seven teeth to a hockey puck in May 2010

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