The Puck Stays Here

Quote of the Day

"I'm not wishing for a four-foot blizzard, but a couple of inches of white stuff and a lower temperature would be a great way for the game to be played."
-- New York/New Jersey 2014 Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Al Kelly, on desired conditions for the '14 Super Bowl at New Meadowlands Stadium. (N.Y. TIMES, 4/19)
Tuesday April 19, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 152 Print This Issue

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