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Blue Heaven
01-12-2016, 09:18 AM
Ryan Whitney article in The Players Tribune

http://www.theplayerstribune.com/ryan-whitney-russia-khl/

Phil in Absentia
01-12-2016, 09:40 AM
Read this yesterday. Thought it was wonderful. Players' Tribune pieces are hard to quote, so everyone should just read it, but this one was especially funny. His first-hand experience in Russia is just... amazing. The conversations he includes will have you chuckling.

Dunny
01-12-2016, 09:59 AM
Awesome, thanks for posting

Vodka Drunkenski
01-12-2016, 10:00 AM
I love these articles

phillyb™
01-12-2016, 10:09 AM
hahaha. i want more. i didn't think that article was over.

Vodka Drunkenski
01-12-2016, 10:14 AM
hahaha. i want more. i didn't think that article was over.

Seriously, that was a really good one

Mike
01-12-2016, 10:20 AM
This one is good. Should open some eyes to how difficult shit can be, and it's not as easy as it appears. http://http://www.theplayerstribune.com/james-neal-predators-sniper/

Future
01-12-2016, 11:02 AM
This one is good. Should open some eyes to how difficult shit can be, and it's not as easy as it appears. http://http://www.theplayerstribune.com/james-neal-predators-sniper/
I think that one was shared before, great article. This was the best part I think:


I’ll tell you one more thing you might not know about my job: You cannot, under any circumstances, tap your stick on the ice to call for a pass, no matter how open you are. I did this once during my first year in Dallas. Brad Richards was my linemate. The guy is one of the best teammates I ever had. Brad was coming down on a rush with the puck and I found some space. I thought I was open, so I started banging my stick on the ice like we were playing street hockey.

When we got back to the bench, he looked over at me and shook his head. Instantly, I realized: Oh, man. Conn Smythe. Stanley Cup. Brad Richards. I think I messed up.

He goes, “Kid, if you ever bang your stick on the ice again, you’ll never get another pass from me.”

Kevin
01-12-2016, 11:05 AM
That is a fantastic article! He's got a future as a writer.

Mentosman42
01-12-2016, 11:41 AM
That is a fantastic article! He's got a future as a writer.

:word:

Mike
01-12-2016, 11:46 AM
I think that one was shared before, great article. This was the best part I think:

Lol, yeah, stick tapping is one of those things that either doesn't bother you, or makes you want to choke the guy.