Blue Jays Destroying the Angels

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 23) — Utter humiliation. There can be no other way to describe what the Toronto Blue Jays have heaped on the Los Angeles Angels in less than 24 hours this weekend. Consecutive victories at the… Read More

How Will Sportsnet Fare?

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 21) — Friday night and David Price. It’s becoming a date, isn’t it? A week ago, when Price took the mound against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre, the Toronto Blue Jays were trying… Read More

Babcock Wants “Immediate Gratification”

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (May 16) — It pales in comparison to an interview Darren Dreger could be conducting one year from now if Steven Stamkos hasn’t inked a contract extension with Tampa Bay. For the moment, however, there is… Read More

Face Off at Mike’s Museum

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Mar. 8) — It was Dec. 4, 1971. A Saturday night, two months before my 13th birthday. My uncle, Ralph Blatt, took me to the Toronto–Boston National Hockey League game at Maple Leaf Gardens. In town… Read More

TV Stations, Raptors Hung Bernier

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Dec. 10) — I wasn’t on hand when Jonathan Bernier mistook Nelson Mandela for a professional athlete last Friday night. But, enough accredited “journalists” apparently did surround Bernier for at least one of them to speak… Read More

A Truly Golden State

By HOWARD BERGER SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Dec. 9) — As the old saying goes: Life’s a beach, but someone has to live it. So, why not me? And, why not in beautiful southern California? After a wonderful weekend with my… Read More

Leiweke Is Nobody’s Fool

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Sep. 15) – The dictionary draws a bold line between the definition of a “fool” and the act of being “foolish.” A fool is a “silly or stupid person.” A foolish individual “shows a lack of… Read More

Berger Bytes Photos – Part 1

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Mar. 1) – As I come toward the third anniversary of this (ahem) vaunted website, it’s time to pour through the images of my trusty Nikon and share with you my favorites. These photos were taken… Read More

My Travel Photography

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 22) – Given that many of you have spoiled me rotten with comments about my alleged photograpy skill, I thought I might spend some time “feeding the beast.” Once upon a time, I was known… Read More

California 2012/Hockey/Neil Armstrong

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (Aug. 27) – Midway through this month, I received a half-dozen messages on Twitter wondering if I had re-located to southern California. It was a pertinent question given the amount of time I’ve recently spent in Read More

Burke Timetable Contentious

By HOWARD BERGER TORONTO (July 31) – For passionate hockey fans, these are the so-called “dog days of summer”, when perpetual news and opinion about the game slows to a trickle. In this city, of course, even the most banal Read More

It Bears Repeating: Kings Are Remarkable

By HOWARD BERGER EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (June 4) – Games 1 and 2 of the Stanley Cup final didn’t score particularly high for artistic impression yet both were filled with drama in the third period and, of course, overtime. Among Read More

Undisputed Kings of the West

By HOWARD BERGER GLENDALE, Ariz. (May 23) – Since April 11 of this spring, the Los Angeles Kings have been the best team in the National Hockey League – perhaps unexpectedly, but without debate. If that trend continues between May Read More

Could Coyotes Howl North of Toronto?

By HOWARD BERGER GLENDALE, Ariz. (Apr. 21) – I’m back in the desert for the first time since a trip with the Maple Leafs a year ago January, but I’m not expecting to travel here beyond the 2012 Stanley Cup Read More

Sedin Circus in SoCal

By HOWARD BERGER EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Apr. 18) – An expectant mob of reporters descended upon the Los Angeles Kings’ practice facility here Tuesday afternoon to observe Daniel Sedin in the flesh. Of course, all but a few people on Read More

We Saw THIS Coming, Right?

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (Apr. 16) – I have no record of playoff predictions except for my own, but I think I can make the following observations with certainty: a) given how they performed in the final-third of the Read More

Scenic Route: Vancouver to L.A.

By HOWARD BERGER LOS ANGELES (Apr. 15) – Hockey, west-coast style, recommences tonight here in SoCal when the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings resume their Western Conference quarterfinal with Game 3 at the Staples Center. Needless to say, it Read More

Alyn McCauley Remembers 2002

By HOWARD BERGER VANCOUVER (Apr. 13) – Though the passage of time seems to accelerate with age, it is nonetheless difficult to believe that a full decade has gone by since the Toronto Maple Leafs last appeared in the Stanley Read More
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