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Phil Shlenker

My name is Phil Schlenker author of the book "Let's Talk Hockey: 50 Wonderful Debates." I am a hockey enthusiast and apologist and love discussing the history and current state of our great game that I have treasured since I was a young boy. I live in Kitchener with my wife and son.

Will Alex Ovechkin ever win a Cup?

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May 9, 2014

Normally Alex Ovechkin gets a chance to play playoff hockey in April in the NHL.  If he makes it to the 2nd round then he plays a bit in May but that’s as far as it goes.  Ovechkin has never been able to lead his Washington Capitals past the 2nd round of the NHL playoffs.  […]


Is Toronto the worst losing/cursed sports city? by Phil Schlenker

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February 28, 2013

It has been 20 years since a World Series win, 46 years since a Stanley Cup and not even flirting with an NBA championship in the Raptors’ existence (if I am comparing North American cities it isn’t fair to use the Argos in a Canadian Football league).  Is there a sports city more cursed than […]


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