STAFF BLOG BETWEEN THE PIPES The fans and the game
It is about this time every year that NHL teams across the country open up training camp in preparation for the start of the regular season.
It is a joyous time for any hockey fan because it means th... Posted on 9/24/12 at 5:10 PM
STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE Why hockey will never be popular
The National Hockey League is trying to kill itself.
Maybe it's not doing it on purpose, but it's doing it non-the-less.
Wednesday night was Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The Los Angeles Kings ... Posted on 6/6/12 at 10:33 PM
ROUND LAKE — Stanley Beal has traveled widely through the continental United States, his only trip outside North America a weekend spent in the Bahamas. At age 91, one of his few regrets is not visiting Germany, the homeland of his ancestors and more recently many beloved friends.
“I had one Welsh great-grandfather who was with General Sherman through Georgia during the Civil War,” Beal noted. “He was given a quarter section in Round Lake Township. That’s why I’m here. But I’m seven-eighths German.”
ROUND LAKE — When Stanley Beal was a boy, a visit to the doctor cost $5, the same as the cost of tuition for a month of school. When he was a young man, people could only buy three gallons of gasoline a week, and the speed limit everywhere was 35 miles per hour.
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