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Teddy Bear Toss Video, Two Columns

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The teddy bear toss can be a momentum killer, but it’s well worth it.  I always enjoyed it.  Hows about this one:

Deadspin says the Calgary Hitmen fans threw 23,096 of ‘em, impressive.

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Hockey Primetime: Making the case that the Calder eligibility standards are too low

Puck Daddy: Examining the Penguin’s whiteboard in the dressing room, stacking Bylsma against Boudreau from HBO’s first, awesome, 24/7 episode.  I’m bummed my wrist is killing me, lots to say about the show.  In summary: watch it!

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12 Responses to “Teddy Bear Toss Video, Two Columns”
  1. Deirdre says:

    Ok I’ll bite – what causes a teddy bear toss? I’ve never seen one, but that blew the pants off any hat trick toss I’ve *ever* seen!

  2. Deirdre says:

    Nevermind – Wiki to the rescue :-)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teddy_bear_toss

  3. JIllian says:

    HOLY COW!!! Thats what I call a Teddy Bear Toss!!!

    @Deirdre… the minor league teams around my area do it around Christmas time each year and what happens is after the first home goal, you throw gently loved or new teddy bears (and other stuffed animals) on the ice. Then the team takes them to local charities, children’s hospitals, and the like and hands them out. Ours are always done in conjuntion with Guns and Hoses nights. (Police Vs Fire)

    I think there will be some very happy children in that area!

  4. Nathan says:

    Deirdre, I believe it’s just a goal, there are specified “teddy bear toss” nights for charity.

    Mr. Bourne, I love the article breaking down the whiteboards, just awesome, thanks.

    I do understand why, but why is everyone so focused on the amount of swear words? Have people never been in a group of people outside of a church group or office workplace? It’s probably annoying that I’m complaining about this, but it’s annoying. If it continues next week (running tallies, Empty Netter’s recap mentioning every “non-descript expletive heard in the background,” etc.) then I’ll have a defendable gripe I believe, and then I’ll stop complaining, because complaining will do nothing in this case, and it’s annoying.

    PS: I don’t know how you did it Mr. Bourne, well, I do actually, it’s your voice and depth in your articles which was apparent right from the start, and the right people being drawn towards it, and I’m trying to say I love this place because of the respectable conversation in the comments, the quality of them, and how I haven’t found any other hockey sites that have nearly this volume of quality. Fuckin’ right.

  5. Nathan says:

    Oh, and good job commentors, too!

  6. Mark says:

    I haven’t seen the HBO thing (no cable. Bummer.), but I can’t believe how bent out of shape people are getting about hockey coaches and players swearing. How is this shocking!? To anyone!? It’s fine for them to hit each other with sticks, bodies, and fists, but the F word is just too far? Have these people never watched a game where the rink mics are loud? It blows my mind.

  7. Mark says:

    Also, Mr. Bourne, that Puck Daddy piece is really damn good. It’s rare to read articles that go beyond the vague “defensive team” or “offensive team” stuff that most writers that don’t have the background use to mask their lack of background, or ones that do have the background use because they’re afraid of going over their audience’s heads.

  8. Ryan says:

    Winterhawks? Portland? That’s the Saddledome and those are Calgary Hitmen fans.

    That puck daddy piece was great, that’s the type of stuff that we simply don’t get enough of as hockey fans and it’s the number one reason your articles are always a must read.

  9. Neil says:

    That PD article about the whiteboard is money.

  10. Me says:

    Add another tick to the “likes the PD whiteboard article” column.

  11. Pep the frozen canuck says:

    Nice article on the boards. I am not so positive as you that Boudreau has the info on the white board like Bylsma. It might be one of the reasons that Washington’s run and gun style in the regular season has failed so much in the playoffs in recent years or at least they have not lived up to their expectations. Remember before they hired Bruce the Caps were not living up to billing under Glen Hanlon as coach (I think it was Hanlon) and they brought Bruce in to be “more of a player’s coach”. In my time on the ice (admittedly many many years ago:) ) player’s coaches were not the best at x&o’s but were more the motivational rah rah types. That is more how I picture Bruce.

  12. Pat says:

    Congrats on getting some love on deadspin today

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