100 games a season: Gare Joyce's puck blog

Just like being in the scouts' & press' lounge, without the bad coffee and day-old Timbits

Location: Toronto

I've written for ESPN The Magazine and espn.com the last five years. My work has made the "notable" list of the Best American Sports Writing seven times and won four Canadian National Magazine Awards. My most recent book is Future Greats and Heartbreaks: A Year Undercover in the Secret World of NHL Scouts. I've written three other sports books: When the Lights Went Out: How One Brawl Ended Hockey's Cold War and Changed the Game; Sidney Crosby: Taking the Game by Storm; and The Only Ticket Off the Island: Baseball in the Dominican Republic.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pietrangelo Unlikely for U-18s ... it seems

Know that I posted that Mississauga's Pietrangelo would be a desired add to the Canadian u-18s ... Hockey Canada hasn't sent the email with the roster just yet but word is the IceDogs talked to him about not dressing in playoff games--seems his knee was a lot more painful than he let on and coach Mike Kelly was concerned about doing any further damage. Sounds like it will be wiser if not easy to decline an invite.