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The Oracle of Ice Hockey

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


Sabre Rattler

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


Where Did the Hockey Millions Go?

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


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.

The Kiss

The Vancouver riots and an unforgettable image.


"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.


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.