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Some Sarcastic post-American-Thanksgiving Thank You’s (+)

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Vancouver Canucks D-man Kyle Burroughs and Riley Stillman of the Blackhawks drop the mitts earlier this NHL season.

It wasn’t “thanksgiving” Thursday in Europe or in Canada. The previous doesn’t have the holiday and the latter’s happens in October. It was only Thanksgiving in that behemoth we refer to as the United States of America.

Even though I’m north of the border, and a “dually” with status between the countries, I thought I’d chime in with my NHL list of what I’m thankful for …

I’m thankful that NHL team captains can now skate up to an opposing goalie, twice, during a TV time-out to ask what said netminder felt about the captain’s recent shot-on-goal. Vancouver Canucks captain Bo Horvat did it with Marc-Andre Fleury of the Chicago Blackhawks last week. This while Horvat’s team was mired in a losing slump, in a tie hockey game, with his team floundering. I’m so happy that NHL hockey life has mellowed to the point where instead of a line brawl erupting from such an excursion, let’s say ten years ago, we can now all play nicey-nice and chat about how our day is going. So thankful for putting more “friendly” in this friendly competition.

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