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History Ph.D. and diasporic Bruins fan living in D.C. Writer for Stanley Cup of Chowder on SBNation, mostly bringing the Bruins/Boston hockey history.

I've been writing about sports history for several years, and blogging about it since 2012. I'm interested in the historical relationship between society and sports (specifically hockey) and in how American sports fandom has evolved over the last century.

I can be found on the Twitters at @ecozens for more on hockey, history, and hockey history (with a good dose of talk about wine, as well).

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Boston Red Sox
  • NHL Boston Bruins
  • NFL New England Patriots
  • NCAAF Hawaii Warriors
  • General University of Maine Black Bears
  • Winter Olympics U.S.A
  • Summer Olympics U.S.A
User Blog

OTBH: There and Back Again


Welcome back, Detroit.

2013 Report Cards: Brad Marchand


Both lucky and good, this was Brad Marchand's year.

Fresh Links: Friday I'm In (not) Love Edition


Not in love with the off-season, that is. Just over 30 days until training camp, here's some bits and bobs of news to get you through.

OTBH: Filling in the Ranks


Or, unexpected chances during a global conflict.

2013 Report Cards: Chris Kelly


The Curious Case of Chris Kelly.

Fresh Links: Birthday Edition


Happy birthday to Ted Lindsay, Pete Conacher, and Tye McGinn! It's an honor to share my natal day with you. Let's have some links to celebrate!

OTBH: It's the (Historical) Off-season Doldrums


Come, twiddle your thumbs, olde tymey style.

2013 Report Cards: Adam McQuaid


The Masterton nominee's season in a nutshell.

Report Cards 2013: Gregory Campbell


Half of a PK on a broken leg, guys. You may have heard.

2013 Report Cards: Matt Bartkowski


From injury replacement to trade bait to playoff contributor, Matt Bartkowski had himself quite the 2013 season.

Buh-bye, Nathan Horton


Horton officially hits free agency.

Mazel Tov, Chicago


One Bruins fan's take on losing to a team you don't hate.

OTBH: Two Out of Three


It ain't bad, as they say

OTBH: Drought-Breaker


After almost a decade, another shot at Lord Stanley's Chalice.

OTBH: SCF Heartbreak Edition


There are losses, and then there are *losses*.

OTBH: Rougher and Tougher


Two trips to the Final in three years. Sound familiar?

OTBH: Looming Large in the World of Sports Now


Or how the Bruins made it to their very first Stanley Cup Final

What's in a (nick)Name


Aka the "Cindy" Crosby rage piece.

OTBH: Predicting the Future


In which sometimes the past is just the past (but OTBH might be reading the tea leaves)

OTBH: Most Dangerous Lead in Hockey


On blown leads and paranoia.

OTBH: Full Circle


An ode to improbable things.

OTBH: Heart in Mouth


On being a (once-and-future) fan of hockey during the playoffs.

OTBH: The Best Bounce of the Night


Bruins-Maple Leafs Playoff Edition, Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

OTBH: The Bruins. The Leafs. A Series for the Ages


Because 165 minutes of hockey, that's why.

OTBH: Buckle Up, It's the Playoffs


From one lockout to another, an exercise in historical perspective.

Blown Away: Bs lose to Hurricanes, 4-2


Stupid Joe Corvo.

OTBH: Practically Winning Their Way


The playoffs. The promised land. But first you have to make it in.

OTBH: Glimpses of Great Things


A Reflection on the Jagr-Boston Story

OTBH: We Have a Trade to Announce


A Historical Catharsis, in which a trade means everything/nothing at all.

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