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I’m not happy that the month of August has so little hockey news, yet I’ve no right to complain. I’m pretty fortunate to follow a sport that entertains me for ten months of the year.

What if, as a child, I’d fallen in love with the biathlon instead? The biathlon is a wonderful winter sport that combines cross-country skiing with rifle shooting, but the IBU gets almost no media coverage compared to the NHL. And I’d have had to write to Santa asking for a big box of .22-calibre Long Rifle rimfire.


David Ward authors books like The Lost 10 Point Night and Bay of Hope.


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