Give Hockey (and Me) One More Shot

Only you can bar Joel Stein from ever mentioning hockey again. Hockey — it's that sport they play in Canada

Carlos Osorio / AP

This is not the time to fight with your boss. but after more than a decade as TIME's hockey-beat writer, a job I wrestled from no one, my editor, Josh Tyrangiel, has refused to hear any more of my hockey-story pitches, arguing that the sport is not relevant enough to be in a mass-circulation magazine. "Like most people in America, in my daily life I'm much more likely to kick something or throw something in a basket than I am to put on ice skates," Josh says. "I'm actually more likely to tackle somebody than put on skates." That's the kind...

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