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“You don’t deke Margaret”

“As in the world of literature, sometimes hockey’s not pretty.” — Margaret Atwood

Check out the video of Margaret Atwood’s tips on how to stop a puck from this week’s episode of The Monday Report. I can’t think of much better than seeing Margaret in goalie gear as she says: “I don’t like to hotdog, but if the puck carrier’s really putting lumber on it, then Momma can get nasty!”

If this piques your interest in the connections between hockey and literature, check out Richard Harrison’s book Hero of the Play or the anthology ICE: New Writing on Hockey. In April, I’ll be giving a paper on Harrison’s work at a conference called “Canada’s Game? Critical Perspectives on Ice Hockey and Identity.“ If only I could bring Margaret along with me….

Note: you can now find the video clip of Atwood on the Back Issues page of the Monday Report website. Look for the segment in the week of January 31, 2005.

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1 scribblingwoman { 02.02.05 at 10:38 pm }

Do you think she used

a stunt double?: click here to see Margaret Atwood giving tips about hockey. Heads up from the other Paul…