This week we have more details about the 2020 NHL playoffs.  Buckle up.  Plus, Mylec is joining the war on the ground.  And will there be ball hockey in July?  We're full of questions.  Full of something, anyway.  When Wil the Gritty madness end?

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This week we welcome Joe Soccoa, a true entrepreneur in sports media.  Not only is the Soccoa Media App home to HIT the DEK, but it provides opportunities for sports journalism to anyone passionate enough to put in the work.  Joe also calls hockey games with celebrities and stuff.

Take heed:  Gritty prowls some very specific streets.

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This week we have actual news about a possible return to hockey.  (They can sharpen their skates with our opinions.)  The NHL is also helping us out here at home with some educational STEM programs.  And more hockey is canceled, but consider the real victims.

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The big man of the CSHL, Lou Harvitan, is back!  How do you run a league from a whole different state?  Wouldn't you like to know?  Plus, can't leave your house doesn't mean can't enjoy hockey.  And Gritty, ever and always.

Our train of thought is a runaway.

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Like the man said, Let (Us) Entertain You!  We are back with more tales from the dek to sate that aching hockey hole.  Wayne Simmonds is giving back to hockey, ball style.  And a playoff ice team has no ice?  Good thing they have sneakers.

Gritty Gritty Gritty.  Don't say it in a mirror.

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You may be going stir crazy right now, but we're way ahead of you.  Jersey sure is a hockey hotbed.  Plus, Joel Ward is using his retirement to appreciate what matters:  Ball hockey!

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You know what we're talking about.  No hockey?  No problem.  We'll get you all caught up on your options.  Plus, when the game resumes, the USA has some bidness in Switzerland.  We are not neutral.

The NHL may be closed, but Gritty's big orange shadow still looms.  Resplendent.

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Permit us to sell you on this week's episode.  Ontario celebrates a four day weekend where the hockey don't stop.  Ain't no tourney like a Family Day tourney, eh?  Plus, Stefanie Caban is a U.S. hockey phenom who may or may not hit people over the head with her stick.  (She does not.)

This episode of HIT the DEK is (not) brought to you by Hyundai.  Game On.

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The goal of this episode is to educate you on some netminder developments.  A coach in Minnesota is charting plays in real time to give his goalies the edge.  And, a Toronto 'tender hops off his Zamboni and into an NHL crease.  Plus, are we starting our own streaming service?  No, but you'll wish we were.

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Forty years later, that gold is still just as shiny as the day it was won.  This week is all about (mostly about) the team of scrappy American kids that beat the unbeatable Red menace.  It's been exactly four decades since the Miracle came true in Lake anything-but-Placid.  Grab a hot dog and some apple pie, and go back with us.

Come for the pride.  Stay for the lunatic.

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