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The Oracle of Ice Hockey

On goalies, and in particular, really good Finnish ones.

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Sabre Rattler

How a rogue p.r. man pulled a fast one on professional hockey.

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Where Did the Hockey Millions Go?

How a financial advisor for NHL players may have orchestrated a massive fraud.

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Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

The story of Attila Ambrus, who was released from jail this morning in Hungary. Nicknamed the Whiskey Robber because witnesses always spotted him having a double across the street prior to his heists, Ambrus only stole from state-owned banks and post offices, becoming a Hungarian folk hero during his seven years on the lam. While on his spree he was also the goaltender for Budapest's best-known hockey team and was arguably the worst pro goalie ever to play the sport, once giving up 23 goals in a single game. Excerpted from Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts.
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The Kiss

The Vancouver riots and an unforgettable image.

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"I'm Glad I Went to Prison"

The bizarre tale–and unlikely turnaround–of an NHL player who tried to have his youth coach murdered.

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Confessions of a Former Adolescent Puck Tease

A remembrance of relationships formed when the author, at 13 and using a false identity, frequented hockey chat rooms.