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Dirk Hoag – BallHyped Blog Network http://ballhyped.com Hyping up the best sports blogs and bloggers. Get posting. Get voting. Get Hyped! Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:03:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 What a Beauty! My “Hockey’s Greatest” book review http://ballhyped.com/2016/08/04/what-a-beauty-my-hockeys-greatest-book-review/ Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:27:31 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2016/07/17/what-a-beauty-my-hockeys-greatest-book-review/

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Are top NHL Free Agents heading to the bottom of the fantasy hockey lists? http://ballhyped.com/2012/07/11/are-top-nhl-free-agents-heading-to-the-bottom-of-the-fantasy-hockey-lists/ Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:41:01 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/07/11/are-top-nhl-free-agents-heading-to-the-bottom-of-the-fantasy-hockey-lists/

TweetMinnesota Wild fans are giddy over the signing of this summer's two top free agents, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, but fantasy hockey managers should watch out. Their offensive production could drop off a cliff as they settle in with a lineup that ranked dead-last in goal-scoring last season, and there's only so much that […]

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2013 NHL Winter Classic puts the spotlight on Ann Arbor, a great American hockey town http://ballhyped.com/2012/02/10/2013-nhl-winter-classic-puts-the-spotlight-on-ann-arbor-a-great-american-hockey-town/ Sat, 11 Feb 2012 03:16:08 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/02/10/2013-nhl-winter-classic-puts-the-spotlight-on-ann-arbor-a-great-american-hockey-town/

TweetThe 2013 NHL Winter Classic will put the spotlight on Ann Arbor, Michigan, a hockey town which boasts hockey programs for just about every age and skill level imaginable, including the University of Michigan Wolverines, and USA Hockey's National Team Development Program. It even has a strong tradition of outdoor hockey, too.

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Shawn Thornton penalty shot goal a real head-turner (VIDEO) http://ballhyped.com/2012/01/10/shawn-thornton-penalty-shot-goal-a-real-head-turner-video/ Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:48:23 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/01/10/shawn-thornton-penalty-shot-goal-a-real-head-turner-video/

TweetTonight against the Winnipeg Jets, Shawn Thornton of the Boston Bruins put on a display of skill in a penalty shot goal that most NHL fans wouldn’t have expected from such a gritty, physical veteran. In 407 career games coming in to tonight’s game, he has a grand total of 28 career goals – but […]

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Top 10 Best-Selling NHL Player Jerseys: Leading stars this 2011 holiday season http://ballhyped.com/2011/12/07/top-10-best-selling-nhl-player-jerseys-leading-stars-this-2011-holiday-season/ Thu, 08 Dec 2011 03:15:28 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/12/07/top-10-best-selling-nhl-player-jerseys-leading-stars-this-2011-holiday-season/

TweetOne gift that's sure to put a smile on any NHL fan's face is a new hockey jersey, especially one with their favorite player's name and number. But which 10 players are selling the most right now? 3 Boston Bruins and 2 Chicago Blackhawks made the cut...

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Mark Howe’s Hockey Hall of Fame speech a real show-stopper http://ballhyped.com/2011/11/14/mark-howes-hockey-hall-of-fame-speech-a-real-show-stopper/ Tue, 15 Nov 2011 03:20:21 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/11/14/mark-howes-hockey-hall-of-fame-speech-a-real-show-stopper/

TweetThe highlight of the 2011 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony was Mark Howe's acceptance speech, a touch of pure class in a moment between the new inductee and his legendary father, Gordie Howe, as Mark donned the famous #9 Detroit Red Wings jersey.

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Super-charge your game with the Easton Stealth RS http://ballhyped.com/2011/10/26/super-charge-your-game-with-the-easton-stealth-rs/ Thu, 27 Oct 2011 01:45:59 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/10/26/super-charge-your-game-with-the-easton-stealth-rs/

TweetEaston's latest one-piece composite hockey stick, the Stealth RS, is a goal-scoring machine that combines puck control, pass/shot accuracy, and responsive, durable performance. NHL stars like Zach Parise and Mike Cammalleri are just two of many players adopting the stick this season.

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Recall Dustin Byfuglien’s drunk boating arrest with unique sketch trading card http://ballhyped.com/2011/10/22/recall-dustin-byfuglien%e2%80%99s-drunk-boating-arrest-with-unique-sketch-trading-card/ Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:59:14 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/10/22/recall-dustin-byfuglien%e2%80%99s-drunk-boating-arrest-with-unique-sketch-trading-card/

TweetAs if Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien's boating-while-intoxicated charges weren't embarrassing enough, we now have a trading card with which to recall this bit of hockey history. It turns out that a special one-of-a-kind card which he himself created eerily predicted his fate...

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The hockey fan’s guide to Halloween costume & decoration ideas http://ballhyped.com/2011/10/22/the-hockey-fan%e2%80%99s-guide-to-halloween-costume-decoration-ideas/ Sun, 23 Oct 2011 00:55:41 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2011/10/22/the-hockey-fan%e2%80%99s-guide-to-halloween-costume-decoration-ideas/

TweetIf you want to wear your hockey-loving heart on your sleeve this Halloween, we have great costume & decoration ideas to try out, including some Puck Bunny wear, and pumpkin-carving kits for fans of the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, and Philadelphia Flyers.

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