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Hockey and Stuff

Hockey and Stuff

By Emily King
Ice hockey isn't exactly huge in the UK, but since reviewing NHL 12 back in 2011, I've been slowly falling in love with the sport. Maximum velocity was hit during the 2017-18 season, thanks to the Boston Bruins, and a little web comic called Check, Please! So join me as I talk with little to no knowledge about ice hockey 🏒 and talk with knowledge about other stuff, like Supernatural and videogames.

Based Cornwall, UK.
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#16: How about we leave Charlie McAvoy's head alone?
Commiseration over a 3 game losing streak by the Boston Bruins, followed by a righteous win against the Toronto Maple Leafs after McAvoy is attacked on the ice. Plus what the heck is going on at the St. Louis Blues and upcoming holiday activities.
December 15, 2018
#15: Why the surprise? (Bruins @ Maple Leafs; Islanders @ Bruins)
In which I'm still catching up with epic ice hockey games, as I follow the Boston Bruins' 18-19 season. Plus I talk about colleague surprise at my love of ice hockey, and potential fan knitting projects. Go, Bruins!
December 9, 2018
#14: What were the Montreal Canadiens trying to prove to the Boston Bruins?
Trailing behind the season, Emily ponders the Bruins and Canadiens, shows off her tattoo (and offers some tattoo advice), and adds some more analysis of the NHL app.
December 2, 2018
#13: Bruins @ Red Wings and Black Friday deals
Catching up with the Bruins' continued road trip. Plus a spot of shopping, and further pondering on what people do when they watch a game on the telly.
November 23, 2018
#12: Life likes to check us
Marathoning Bruins'games is an interesting way to spend your free time, but that's what I've been up to after life got in the way of watching games... So what's up with all the Bruins' injuries?
November 20, 2018
#11: New ink
This weekend has been spent catching up with the Boston Bruins; pondering the nature (fights v "hugfests") and future of NHL ice hockey (gambling)... And getting the colour work on one of the most beautiful ice hockey tattoos you have ever seen.
October 28, 2018
#10: That one with the £5000 2nd edition ice hockey book
A catch up on the Boston Bruins not so fab away games against the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. Plus a look at a very expensive For Dummies book on ice hockey, with a side of knitting.
October 22, 2018
#9: Poor Detroit Red Wings
A look at real and virtual Atlantic Division standings, plus an update on updating NHL 19 rosters, and the call of World of CHEL?/Chel? (EA, which is it?)
October 17, 2018
#8: I hate poke checks
Emily takes another look at Be A Pro Mode in NHL 19; talks about in-game poke checks, and explains where to find roster updates.
October 16, 2018
#7: NHL 19 and ow my thumbs
Feeling well enough to spin up my copy of NHL 19 on my PS4, I continued my quest to be the best player the Boston Bruins have ever seen, while also torturing my thumbs a little. Plus I have a little whine about waiting for the next installment of the Check, Please! webcomic.
October 15, 2018
#6: Red Wings @ Bruins - ouch
With the opening Capital's game a distant memory, I chat about how the Boston Bruins dominated the Detroit Red Wings. P.S. Pastrňák is amazing.
October 14, 2018
#5: Not dead - Oilers @ Bruins
A look at Thursday's Oilers @ Bruins game. Plus an analysis of the NHL app and game playback, and how I'm itching to get back to NHL 19.
October 13, 2018
#4: Senators v Bruins
Don't let my chill manner deter. I was super excited to watch the Senators v Bruins live. I'm remaining optimistic for the season.
October 8, 2018
#3: Why Bruins?
Why support the Boston Bruins? That's the question sort of doggedly answered in today's episode. With also a confession about my second love: the Vegas Golden Knights.
October 7, 2018
#2: A bit about on ice conduct
In which Brian Marchand's tongue is discussed more than most people would probably like.
October 6, 2018
#1: High Hopes
A Brit talking about NHL ice hockey and stuff?! Oh gosh! (Or where Emily takes a look at the start to the Boston Bruins' season.)
October 5, 2018